wowThis was the first time I have been to Ansons and it was great. My family and I enjlyeo both the food and atmosphere and what a great location5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! AndThe food was excellent! And our waiter Scott was the best.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFanasticAn absolute must to dine at. Service, food, relaxing evening of dining.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMShe crab soup was outstanding.She crab soup was outstanding. Steak cooked exactly as I ordered. Had the lobster with it but did not realize the lobster was going to be breaded and fried. Have been watching every calorie for 85 days and I would not have ordered it had I known it was fried. Granddaughters were with me and they also thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Calamarie was good. Overall was very pleased but would have made a change in order.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryFood, service, and special attention was outstanding. I made my reservation by email indicating a special occasion, which was acknowledged by the staff most appropriately. We will most definitely return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnson didn't disappointWe had a wonderful dinner at Anson which was recommended by a tour guide as well as some websites. We had she-crab soup, crispy flounder and key lime pie and all were delicious. Service was just right - attentive but not overbearing. The ambience was also great; white table cloths, classy but not ostentatious. We'd recommend Anson to others and would return if we return to Charleston.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!I loved everything about this restaurant. It came highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was so very southern and elegant. I will definitely visit Charleston again and dine at Anson.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Wife's BirthdayAbsolutely delicious!!!
Such a variety of opportunites on the menu. Love the Golden Beets and the Cobia was terrific.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Evening...Our dining experience at Anson was great! The food and service were both excellent. It is definitely a romantic spot, although it did get a bit more vibrant later in the evening. We were there for our anniversary and so was the couple next to us. There were also two proposals while we were there. Overall, a great experience!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about thisLoved everything about this restaurant! We found this gem of a restaurant at the last minute and couldn't believe our luck! From the tasty appetizers to the entrees we were in heaven. I had the crispy flounder with apricot sauce and it was to die for. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Charleston, SC.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally GourmetAnson's was a top notch gourmet restaurant. The menu had great choices, not too many, but just right balance. The service was excellent along with the food. The portions were ample and not over bearing. This is one place to splurge. The desserts were awesome also.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHip and goodWell located with excellent food and good ambience. Guitar music gave it a nice tone. Maitre d' was extremely alert and sensitive.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. Wine listFood was very good. Wine list was expensive with many unknowns.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy restaurant. Very niceCozy restaurant. Very nice service. Delicious oysters and flounder.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceMany excellent Charleston restaurants. This is one of them.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner. ServiceHad a great dinner. Service and food was exceptional! Would recommend for anyone visiting to try it out!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exquisite! ServiceThe food was exquisite! Service was very attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely return.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong. Great littleCan't go wrong. Great little restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. Thank you Scott!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just celebrated our 10thWe just celebrated our 10th anniversary at Anson and we loved it! Wonderful food, service and ambiance.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir crispy flounder is theTheir crispy flounder is the best! Can't find anything like that up north, nor at many southern restaurants and Anson's is done just right. We haven't been to Charleston for several years and we liked the way the restaurant has updated it's look and feel. Nice to go somewhere that's elegant, lively but not too noisy, nor too fancy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, menu wasFood was very good, menu was interesting. Specials available. Ambiance was fine.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBourbon DietStephanie was first class! Made us feel just at home. Our friend at the table from San Diego was impressed with the personal service! We will be back again :)4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Anson. We alway'sWe love Anson. We alway's have the same thing every time. The Flounder. It has been on the menu forever for good reason! It is scored on both sides with a maple glaze. You actually eat both side of the fish. Try it, you will love it!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my 4th visit andThis was my 4th visit and it was great. The bartender made a perfect manhattan. These service was attentive,friendly and professional and the food was excellent. It was a wonderful experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely restaurant that seemsLovely restaurant that seems slightly more neighborhood-oriented than touristy in Charleston. Our food -- upscale Southern -- was excellent, and the service was friendly and efficient.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReal professionalsWhile visiting on a spur of the moment trip to Charleston we were lucky to get a reservation anywhere. The Jasmine House recommended Ansons and we were able to get in on a very busy Friday night. We were seated on time at a romantic table for 2; our server, Adam,was excellent giving us time to flow through our dinner without being pushed. During dinner a huge thunderstorm hit and all the guests were stuck inside until it passed; we were taken care of quickly by James as we all flooded his bar area as the next seating of customers were waiting for tables but no one was leaving. All of the staff was really helping out to take care of the "log jam" that lasted at least an hour...Great job to all and their efforts; it could have been a mess.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMT,his was excellent. It hadT,his was excellent. It had been recommended by a friend and lived up to all expectations.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for dinner, stay for banana pie!This was our second dining experience at Anson. We were seated on the second floor which was quieter than the first floor. We started with the remarkable Pimento Cheese appetizer, a must! The She Crab Soup was outstanding and among the very best we had in Charleston. I ordered the crispy flounder and it was absolutely amazing. I would return just for this entree! But the topper of dinner was the Banana Pie for dessert.
The cream was light and fresher than fresh. It was topped with crunchy bruleed banana slices. Our waiter was attentive, informed, and made our dining experience most pleasant. If you are in Charleston, dining at Anson should be at the top of your list!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMost tender and lightly friedMost tender and lightly fried calimari we've ever had. We cutour filet mignon with a fork. Whole fried flounder is delicious. Anson is at the top of its game. Also saw the manager bringing food to tables all evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a good experience.Overall a good experience. The second floor is quieter than the first.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant honored ourThe restaurant honored our request to be seated near the front windows and were attentive in every way. We enjoyed the food and wine and were completely satisfied with our wedding anniversary dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, fantastic service,Great food, fantastic service, and a nice place for having a normal discussion without having to shout over the noise.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the fried okra, sheWe had the fried okra, she crab soup (with sherry), crispy whole flounder and creme brulee.
The fried okra was delicious and plentiful for an appetizer.
The she crab soup came in a small cup but rightfully so as it was creamy and rich. Definitely a must have.
The crispy flounder came "a la carte" as the whole fish (minus the head). It came with a slightly sweet sauce that paired well with the flounder. This was a hefty portion of delicious fish.
The creme brulee was excellent and well-portioned (we split between 2 people).
Service was good with our server being both quick and knowledgeable. We are planning to return on future trips to Charleston.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were accomodated with seatingWe were accomodated with seating upstairs even though most seating was downstairs when we arrived. This gave us an intimate feel with the ability to talk without shouting as we have found true in a number of favorite restaurants. A delightful experience.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food and the serviceFabulous food and the service was great .Will definitely return!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA sons is always a CharlestonA sons is always a Charleston gem. It has the true Charleston feel and menu. The food is wonderful and service always good. I take friends and clients there because I know I can count on the experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal.Mu husband and I chose this restaurant for a last minute date option, and overall we were very pleased with our choice. The cocktails were excellent as was the wine list. My husband was in the mood for steak and ordered the ribeye which was cooked perfectly. I ordered the crispy flounder, the house specialty. The glaze on the flounder was excellent. The restaurant was small and at times seemed loud, likley due to the large table behind us. The wait staff was very attentive, and the manager walked by several times to check on us. Overall, I highly recommend Anson, especially for those who enjoy restaurants like High Cotton, Husk, SNOB, Poogan's.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous experience!!!Absolutely fabulous experience!!! My waiter, Scott, was perfect and had just the right suggestions!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the food we orderedWhile the food we ordered was quite good, I was disappointed with selections for those of use wishing to limit saturated fats and chlorestorol. The server was knowledgeable and attentive, and the noise level was OK, allowing us to visit with our friends.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI had never been to AnsonI had never been to Anson and went for Easter Brunch. The oyster stew was excellent and the decor where we sat upstairs was classically beautiful. My companion has shrimp and grits and loved it. We plan to go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch at Anson'sThis was our 2nd time dining at Anson's and it was an Easter brunch. The food preparation and presentation was excellent - the only negative was that some of us have a "brunchier" paradigm, i.e. prefer breakfast oriented fare and the menu was much more lunch/dinner oriented. The staff was accommodating when I needed to change the size of our party and our waiter, Jackson, was attentive and friendly but not intrusive - desirable qualities in any dining experience. Don't miss the Almond Basket dessert!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was AWESOME!Anson's is one of our favorite "local" places to go. We live in Charleston and love to go there for special ocassions. The service is ALWAYS top-notch and the food is ALWAYS delicious. This is the first time we've been there for "brunch" (although it was Easter) but were not disappointed. They are a GREAT place to have a GREAT lunch, brunch of dinner!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch entree portions wereBrunch entree portions were small, but left room for the generous and delisoous deserts.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, very enjoyable, serviceOverall, very enjoyable, service execellent, and would highly recommend.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an energetic nightIt was an energetic night at Anson. We started with a drink at the bar waiting for the rest of our party, and the bartender was quite helpful and friendly. Once seated at a very comfortable booth table, our party of five enjoyed a fantastic meal served very efficiently and profesionally by our waiter Roscoe. Highly recommended.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & excellent tastingGreat food & excellent tasting grits. Service was spot on and the evening was very enjoyable. I will return to Charleston just to have dinner here again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIn addition to the usual pimentoIn addition to the usual pimento cheese appetizer ......that's a must......we ordered the chef's special cured ham creation ...and it was WONDERFUL!!
I could make a meal of all the great appetizers ......but.....we limited it to two. We also enjoyed a New York strip and the fish special.......as well as the almond basket desert.
It was ALL great!
Service is always terrific!
Can't wait 'til our next trip!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAnson is great, we loved ourAnson is great, we loved our dinner. It was quite noisy but that seems to the norm in Charlestomn area restaurants3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSalmon was great. FlounderSalmon was great. Flounder was excellent. Caeser salad and beet salad were wonderful. Desserts were not as good as good as I would have expected. It was pretty noisy, but we didn't have to shout. Would like to have seen a more inexpensive chardonnay on the wine list.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to Anson andOur first visit to Anson and we will definitely go back. We had been to the Pink House in Savannah previously and didn't realize it was under the same ownership until after we had already made the reservations. Atmosphere at Anson's is much better although we also liked the Pink House. Meal was great. All of us ordered something different from the menu and everything was perfect.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM