Burwell's Stone Fire Grill
Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.burwellscharleston.com/
  • Phone: (843) 737-8700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar: Nightly: 4:00pm - Close
    Happy Hour Monday - Friday
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jordan Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater any of your office parties or special events
  • Entertainment: Live Music - Call the Restaurant for details
    Large Parties - Call the Restaurant for details
  • Special Events: We have five distinct private dining options

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Bay Street
  • Public Transit: Free Charleston Trolley stops next door at the Art Institute. Charleston Marriott also stops at the Art Institute.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot and weekend valet parking are available.
A word from Burwell's Stone Fire Grill
Burwell’s STONE FIRE GRILL serves Premium Steaks and Local Fish inventively updated for our modern world. The setting is a stunning and remarkable restoration of the historic space situated in the center of Charleston’s bustling Market District, adding modern flair. Burwell’s STONE FIRE GRILL serves accessible, approachable dishes that are rooted in the spirit of moving the steakhouse of old into this “Next Generation of Great Steakhouses." The heart of this new, modern steakhouse is award winning Executive Chef Jordan Moore and the Culinary Team. Come for dinner, stay for the fun! Rooftop Bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Burwell's Stone Fire Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)fit for foodies (71)romantic (50)good for groups (43)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (30)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (9)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food. I have taken many guest visiting Charleston to Burwell's and they have never been disappointed. Great service, I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible dinner ever in Charleston. Never go back.
    NOTHAPPY
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Horrible dry, burnt taste less burger with super soggy burnt bread. strange taste cocktails. Rude owner. Worst dinner experience in Charleston EVER. I am not sure how they survive in foodies city, Charleston. I will never, ever go back there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Living the Dream in Charleston SC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    During our visit in Charleston to celebrate my 54th Birthday, it was recommended that we dine at Burwell’s. We have visited Charleston many times and always enjoy all the fine dining options. However, our visit to Burwell’s stands above many of the long standing establishments in downtown Charleston. Here are just a few of the reasons we would highly recommend dining at Burwell’s: •Outstanding Service (ask for Alan) •Comfortable atmosphere •Modern and relaxed décor •Upscale dining at reasonable prices •Modern menu with more than great Steak options •Great food presentation •Clean and modern facilities We had dined at another fine Steak restaurant two days prior and although our experience was positive, it pales in comparison to what we enjoyed at Burwell’s. My wife and I will definitely come back during our next visit to Charleston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had a very nice time. We would definitely come back. Although, it would have been nice if they did something for a birthday celebration, like a free dessert or drink.:)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a buzz!
    Magnolia
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Really loved everything. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding but it was way too loud for conversing...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Groups
    aj18432
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We booked a table for 6 and called to modify to 8. The manager was great to work with. The 2 servers who worked our table - that's right, 2 - did a fabulous job with good recommendations and prompt service. The steaks were perfectly aged and prepared. They have a hot lava rock plate - sized grill to cook table side for those who didn't want the wood fired flavor. Save room for dessert - I recommend the layered chocolate cake with side of milk that you pour on the plate - excellent! I'm coming back the next time I visit Charleston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passed the BAR celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A great spot to celebrate an occasion...passing the bar! Our server, Meredith,knowledgeable, patient, attentive and thorough. The food selections - deviled eggs and charcuterie GREAT start to the service, 5 steak and 1 salmon cooked perfectly...the sides delicious and sharable...desserts were not to be missed! A very good choice for a very SPECIAL celebration!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JustFaith
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I thought it would be more memorable. The food was just ordinary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    Rich
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    First time dining at Burwell's and it was amazing. The food was perfect, the wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly (extra kudos to Meredith) and the management even stopped by to ask how everything was. We were out celebrating my girlfriend's new job and once Meredith found out, she had the kitchen whip up a nice plate of chocolate mousse with Congratulations written on it. That was the icing on the cake on an already fantastic dinner. Altogether, I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thanks Burwell's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ted
    Teddy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We have dined at Burwells in the past. The food, bar and service have always been outstanding. The bartender, Katie, and our server, Meredith, were absolutely wonderful and very attentive. They went above and beyond to make my wife's birthday a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Promise--not a great night
    PSUDanoVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I thought long and hard about whether to give 3 or 4 stars. I am giving 3 stars because (a) two of my guests received sub-par meals (more on that later) and the service tempo was uneven because it was a really busy Monday night. Burwell's has a lot going for it-- ambiance, dedicated service, nice menu, reasonable wine list. My filet mignon was very good (a little bit salty) and my wife's scallops were excellent. The problem dish was the catch of the day, Wahoo. While the preparation seemed very good,it was overcooked. To the management's credit, they comped both meals AND gave me a card good for two future catch of the day meals. For the very good service recovery and caring management, I'll be back--and maybe they'll get that fourth star.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    With great twits on regional favorites like blackberry-worchestershire glazed pork loin to smoked apple cider smoked grits, the food was exceptional. There were even options for gluten-free diners! The sevice was friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was quiet, romatic and comfortable. The tables were spaced comfotable far apart so you didn't have to feel like you were dining with the people at the next table. We would definitely return to Burwell's to try more innovative dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    GrandDelight
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It was my wifes birthday and she has been under dome stress. I had a flower arrangement sent ahead which the restaruant accepted appropriately and then went the extra and set up a beautiful table in a great location. My wife was the star. She was very pleased. Bravo on the setup. Our server was very knowledgable about the food, not only technically but with artistic deliverance. It was as if she could picture the food preparation, presentation, color, and flavor and then conveyed that rxactly. As the food arrived she was right on the money. It was just as described and the taste was fantastic. I did not feel the meats were overly salted. The appetizer was delicious as well as desrt. The entire meal was a delight. Food coma!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Ordered an 8oz Tenderloin which was cooked exactly perfect and the taste was amazing. I started out with a Caesar salad which had a different twist to it but was delicious as was my mashed potatoes. We also had a side of mushrooms which were the perfect accompaniment to the steak. The sides were very generous and plenty for two which was nice because the steak was ala carte. The wine list was very nice and our server quite helpful with choosing one. I was very tired after a busy day touring one of Charleston's plantation and a glass of wine and a nice meal was exactly what I needed. We were so glad that we chose Burwell's and look forward to going there next time we are in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We created a tasting menu for my husband and myself. We ordered six appetizers in three courses and then each had a dessert. It was all wonderful. Our server was very attentive and unobtrusive. We will be returning on our next trip to Charleston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    Rweiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Did not do the stone grilled kobi steak as it was 2 ounces. That's not a steak, it's a Hersey kiss. Instead did the 12 oz strip steak. It was excellent and over 12 oz. The she crab soup was particularly disappointing but that could be my personal tastes. Side dish of Mac n cheese is a waste of money. The best was the service. A manager or chef came out to apologize for the soup and the server was a real pro. The meal was overall average but proxy for what I got. I will try then again and be more selective in my order.
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  • Jeff
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great meal! Very good service. Overall, great hospitality! Liked the outdoor rooftop bar with music on a Friday night. Also has an inside bar on the first floor where dining is. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We are so glad we chose Burwells for our special celebration! The food and service was great! Must try the deviled eggs! Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmm
    ts4u
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Best steak in Charleston. Great service, over the top food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    FineandDine77
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Prepare to be "wowed" by not only the food presentation, attentive service, and seasonally-specific menu, but you will surely be jolted by the overwhelmingly scrumptious burst of flavor and textures from your plates. Well done, Burwell's. My only gripe would be that we don't have this restaurant close enough to our home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient Excellence
    Steve
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the asparagus with fried egg side dish I had. The beef was flavorful and well seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wood Fired Aroma!!
    ScottinMilwaukee
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I was in town on business and had a taste for red meat. The wood-fired aroma is awesome and the filet was very good. I asked for medium-rare (plus) and it was. Also had the shrimp and grits for an appetizer. It arrived with the plate of grits on the side with, get this, an 8"x8" hot stone to cook the raw shrimp on!! So I cooked half the shrimp, mixed it in the grits, and put the other half on the stone. Very unique. The manager said that they've only been open for two years. Will def return !
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feedmebeef
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time dining here. Equals the best steak (filet mignon) i've ever had. Will back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    knberger
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The hot stone flight of flavor appetizer was delicious and a lot of fun. The NY strip was probably the best steak I have ever had. The ambiance and service were excellent as well. I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    funfood22
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful bartender conversations, great service & excellent food. Fun time had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    Ugafan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome food, great service, great ambience. We loved it, and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food With An Interesing Edge
    chefli
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you want food that's the same old same old, then this place is not for you. Be ready for a surprising compendium of flavors that will tease your taste buds. The Holy City Hog was new to the menu when we ate there and it provided a rich and unusual treatment of pork. Interestingly, the dish was even more tasty the next day as a cold snack! The steaks were very good, as well. Be forewarned, however, that ice cream desserts may challenge you--butter pecan, for example, has a bacon/smokey flavor. If you're all about sweets and tradition, you won't like this. The peach upside-down cake had a very nice texture and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sassylady
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed the evening. It was a little loud, but not bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    foodguru
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Steaks were wonderful, melt in you mouth. Mashed potatoes were very light and fluffy. The service was very personable from the waitress to the manager. They made our anniversary very special, even wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert dish in chocolate. The plating was beautiful. We are new locals and this is our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Steak was very tasty. Good sides. Very good service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Worth The Price
    Butlermm7
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Although the ambiance is very nice at Burwell's, the food just isn't worth the price. Three at our table had the Wedge Slice salad - one of my all time favorite salads. No blue cheese dressing available so had to go with house dressing. It was very bland making the salad very disappointing. Two members of our party ordered Hanger steaks, two others ordered NY strip. None of the 4 were able to eat much of their steaks. They were heavily seasoned with something unwelcoming - perhaps Cumin. Why would you season a great steak! I had the filet mignon. I had to add lots of salt and pepper to get decent flavor. Waiter was very nice and personable but the quality of service and knowledge of staff was subpar. None of us will return.
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  • Great food. So so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was well worth the price. However, we waited about 1 hour from the time we ordered until we received our food. It was not particularly busy for a Saturday night. Our waiter was a college kid who was not very attentive to us during this time. However, the manager brought us another free drink and apologized for the slow delivery of our food. Overall great, the steak was one of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Myfood2review
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I took my husband there for his birthday dinner and we were very pleased. It was our first time at Burwell's and we would definitely return. The deviled egg appetizers were fantastic!! My husband loved the She crab soup and our filets melted in our mouths. They brought out the dessert with Happy Birthday drizzled in chocolate on the plate..a very nice touch. Amanda was our waitress and she was awesome! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Howefam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I stopped in Charleston for the weekend on our way south. We decided to try Burwell's this time and it exceeded our expectations. The steaks were among the best that we had ever had. The beet salad side dish was unique and excellent as well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    Taste
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a Charleston favorite of ours! The food is fresh, local, and seasonal in a laid back atmosphere. We always leave happy. Seriously, the best food I've had in Charleston. My husband wants to live there :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    missbee
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We enjoyed the food, cocktails, and decor of the restaurant, and that it was quiet enough for us to have a conversation without yelling. The server seemed pretty indifferent, though. We both observed that the server could have done more to sell the restaurant or get us excited about it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Steak Experience
    domalley747
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were there on a rainy Sunday evening so the crowd was sparse. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food a reasonable value for those expecting a nice a la cart price point. The steaks were cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely. The mac'n'cheese side was a bit dry and not recommended. They were generous enough to comp us a free dessert since it was a birthday and the friendly manager called us a cab to take us the few flooded blocks to our car. It was a great experience and we were thankful to have an enjoyable time for our birthday meals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy we ate here
    jmcm
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was in town for our anniversary. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. This restaurant was highly rated, rave reviews. We made reservation, and were not disappointed. Steaks cooked to perfection, everything was; side dishes to desserts. Great service. Will go back on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant several times, and everytime it has been a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was taking niece out for graduation. Was a nice place, but previous reviews were accurate...food was a bit too salty. Had steaks and fish plates. Overall good, but not sure if anything special. The dessert smores was fantastic tho!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.