FIG
FIG

FIG

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatfig.com/
  • Phone: 8438055900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Bar Opens Monday - Saturday at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Mike Lata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hasell
  • Parking: No
A word from FIG
Upscale Neighborhood Bistro serving a daily changing menu with seasonal, local ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
FIG reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (158)special occasion (123)romantic (83)neighborhood gem (78)hot spot (73)notable wine list (65)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (23)late-night find (8)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Incredible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service and fabulous food. Noise level lively so not for a romantic dinner, but worth every $. Nice wines by the glass. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant had food that was excellently prepared and presented. I also appreciated that they obtain their food and ingredients from local spots as much as possible. They have a rotating menu with a few favorites they keep as much as possible. My boyfriend had the schnitzel which was perfectly breaded and thin over a bed of sweet corn. Overall, the meal was excellent and we were very pleased. Be sure to get reservations, because it is a very popular place! We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    JeanieBellini
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We looked forward to our dinner at FIG for months and we were not disappointed. The warm staff welcomed us and efficiently had a spot for us to wait while we waited the 30 seconds for our table. Our server greeted us almost immediately and throughout the meal made appropriate and helpful suggestions. The drink list was fun and reflective of southern flavors. The meal was excellent and reflective of local ingredients in their prime. A great meal overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD IS GOOD....and FIG IS GOOD
    chickchick
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Truly a restaurant that actually delivers on the farm to table claim. Fresh, innovative and comfortable. Who knew nine vegetables could taste this good?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Is Good
    Flyindiners
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I flew my wife to Charleston for a "Birthday get away" and made reservations at FIG. The resturant opens at 5:30 for dinner which was the only time we could get a table, making our reservation one day in advance. Upon our arrival we found people lined up at the door hoping to get one of the "first come first serve" seats at the bar (limited). We were greated and shown to our table which was very nice within a rather simple dining room. From that moment on we were spoiled by our very knowledgable server who had indepth understanding of the menu items which change depending on market/season. The food was off the chart. Plating and portions were perfect. The entire staff seemed genuinly interested in our experiance as all would check on us .
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As a table of four, we delighted in tasting each other's appetizers and entrees. We all agreed that it was a superb meal, the best we've had in 20 years of dining at Charleston's fine restaurants. The service was expert and unobtrusive. I was impressed that the server did not try to wring a dessert order from us. Very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    hreynold
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I decided to go to Fig while visiting my parents in Mount Pleasant. I don't even remember why we chose Fig over all of the other fab restaurant in Charleston, but about a month ago I made the reservation to make sure we could get in. It was delicious, with absolutely stellar service. As fabulous and popular as the restaurant is, it did not feel stuffy or arrogant at all. Every course was amazing, I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place - wonderful food
    Annie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had heard of FIG from many sources and were excited to try it while in Charleston. We had a late night reservation at 10 PM (It is a very popular place!). We had to wait in the bar for a few minutes before our table was ready. It was narrow and crowded, but we were able to get a drink. This is a very busy restaurant, even at the late hour and quite loud. Our food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. So, go for the food and for the scene, if that is your thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Emily was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our server was outstanding. . .and our nephew thought she was really cute. Too bad he lives in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    FishyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A minimalist 20 table gold standard restaurant. Moved to Charleston (Daniel Island) 4 months ago. Since that time we have tried several fine dining locations in Charleston. FIG is a cut above. Food is amazing. Very special and creative. Waitress was pleasant and knowledgable. So far, the best dining experience we have had. Rather expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still the best
    kkdawgVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Has been the top restaurant in Charleston since the day it opened. No one is more consistent. As a local I just wish it was easier to get a table!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to its reputation
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    FIG is one of those places everyone recommends. And there's a reason. Did not disappoint. The chicken pate and vanilla malt cake were the highlights
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fantastic as usual in all ways. Always favorite of ours.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    elljay97
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was excited to finally get a reservation here. They were out of my top choices to order, but the nine-veggie salad was an excellent alternative. Crab spaghetti was too salty, but not un-edible. Waiter was attentive but made us feel a bit uncomfortable for only ordering apps and drinks. Nice ambiance, although much of the restaurant was loud, we were seated in a booth at the very back-- much more private-- which was perfect. Not the best experience I've had in Charleston, but I'm curious to go back and try other items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive and Delicious
    Laura
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    FIG was fabulous! We were here 2 years ago and it was great then and it continues to be great. It its the restaurant that we compare all other eateries to. Service is outstanding, food is inventive and delicious. Hopefully it won't take 2 years to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PHENOMENAL!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant is an absolute must regardless of whereever your from. Our server Lindsay was fantastic executing a memerable dining experience. Tomato tart tartin, gnocchi, amberjack, creme de violet cocktails,wine flights....AMAZING!!!!!!! We traveled from Toronto Canada on advice from our own Canadian corporate chef, and he was right. FIG is the best restaurant in Charleston. Wish we could bring a piece home with us. Do not miss this dining experience.thanks FIG, you've definitely put Charleston on the map.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Captain
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were very pleased with our dinner and the service and highly recommend the tomato tatin and ricotta ravioli. This restaurant is a "must return" for us on our next visit to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston gem
    Luvtocook
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Ricotta gnocchi is so melt in your mouth wonderful. Our server Linday provided a evening to remember for our anniversary. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great foods, hands down
    emb110
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I doubt you could go wrong w anything on the menu, but order the gnocchi...order it twice maybe, you will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant. ever.
    doeeyesVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If I booked a trip to Charleston but couldn't get a reservation here, I would rearrange my dates. The seafood cocotte is my favorite. It tastes straight from the sea and conjures up memories of a childhood in Provence. Even though I didn't grow up there. The servers are so well-versed on the menu - you can ask them anything. In fact, you should. They know what's good that day. The cocktails are superb and innovative: worthy of a bar whose specialty is craft cocktails alone. I've been here now several times and can say it is my favorite place to dine anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allergic to garlic and FIG
    I82MUCH
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    High expectations but very disappointing dining experience. Although the restaurant was not crowded, the chef was unable/unwilling to prepare any dish without garlic (I'm allergic). According to my wife, the tomato tarte tatin was excellent (but topped with garlic clove!) as was the light ricotta gnocchi with bolognese. For me, no choice but a simple salad with oil and vinegar and an unexciting strip steak. Good diverse wine selection including many lesser known quality wines. Waiter wasn't knowledgeable about offerings; after limiting my choices to those few items supposedly garlic-free, how irritating when he served the Yukon gold potato puree and said, "you won't be able to eat this, it has garlic." Manager unapologetic.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love FIG!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great place! Terrific food! The ricotta gnocchi appetizer was fantastic, as was the tomato tatin. Our entrees, the fish stew and the crusted amberjack, were delicious also. We heartily recommend FIG for some very fine dining!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frickin Incredibly Good
    bdz2
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    L shape layout is great , with bar and dining areas essentially separate from one another. Service from Erin was spot on and the food could not have been better. Extremely impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Service
    alholle2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to FIG for her birthday. Our meal was incredible. We wanted a variety so we shared two appetizers, got an appetizer and entree for our main course and also got a side of Okra with our main course. We had two servers that took great care of us. They made great suggestions, were very easy/fun to talk to and were extremely knowledgeable. The food is world class and it's very reasonably priced. We eat out all the time and Charleston and there are so many great restaurants. FIG is my new favorite in Downtown Charleston.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • One of the best
    JAHW
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fig is one of Charleston's best. Food and service outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    witzend
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been to Fig a number of times in the past, but it had been several years since our last visit, and the food was as good as we remembered it being . Everything was perfectly prepared - everything extremely fresh, lots of wonderful favors, lots of perfectly prepared fish and vegetables. The service is informal but professional and very attentive. The tomato tarte appetizer is just as amazing as we remembered. Our only complaint is that the room gets a little noisy at times
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    MIchaelVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Reservations can be hard to get, but the great food makes it all worthwhile. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE.
    HELMEMANVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    YOU WOULD THINK THAT KNOWING YOU WERE LIKELY TO RECEIVE A REVIEW YOU WOULD NOT DO CERTAIN THINGS. LIKE NOT SEAT THAT PERSON AT THE WORST TABLE IN THE HOUSE. NOT RECOMMEND A FISH THAT WAS BEYOND ITS PRIME. YET THAT WAS WHAT WE WERE MET WITH HERE. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING.
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  • Another Charleston foodie haunt
    PomishPicksVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    In a city that is a known mecca for foodies, this restaurant is a stand out. Fresh, farm-to-table cuisine prepared with great imagination without being overwrought. Standouts were the JOHN’S ISLAND TOMATO TARTE TATIN made with local tomatoes which were roasted overnight then "hung" for 3 days (I'm guessing in a mesh bag or cheese cloth) to let go of most of their moisture. The resulting intensely flavored "confit" of tomatoes, served on a round of cheesy pastry, was spectacular. I'd put this in the "don't miss" category.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't disappoint
    Susieq
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great special occasion event. Delicious, pricey.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience
    ABeachy24
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful staff, food and ambience! Would def recommend to others :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    travelingsisters
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, great service, we loved everything. Thanks so much!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute Must!!
    Biskit20
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We dined here on our trip to Charleston for our 20th anniversary. A local told me that tables were hard to come by due to demand. I learned why! The food was exquisite, the service was outstanding. This was our favorite meal of the whole trip. Highlights included the gnocchi, tomato tart, swordfish, okra, and the graham sammy for dessert. The atmosphere was clean and upscale but not pretentious. If you are in Charleston put this one on your list!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Absolutely everything was delicious, but the seafood stew here is one of the best things that either me or my dinning partner had ever eaten! The staff was very, very careful with food allergy restrictions, as well as being friendly in general. It is a restaurant for a special occasion due to the price, but so, so, so worth it. If you have the chance to visit, do not pass it up!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The shine is fading
    islander
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Live in area and enjoy fine dining. Have been multiple times, but not in last year. Takes 3 weeks to get decent reservation. Food still good, but small portions and slightly overpriced. Ambience and service below comparable restaurants. Feel like has become trendy tourists trap. Hate it, we have too many other great choices. See ya FIG.
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  • My New Favorite
    UpstateBD
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first time dinning at Fig and the occasion was a business diner. The restaurant came highly recommended by colleagues and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere and noise level were perfect for business dinner and the food...the food was incredible...fresh, simple yet complex, well balanced, and just a delight for the taste buds! I will definitely return to Fig with important clients but I now look forward to taking wife as it is as romantic as it business friendly!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Awesome Experience, almost....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Some of the best food and drinks in town. I am a repeat customer and have never been disappointed by the quality of food and cocktails. Always great, always imaginative. Many good fish and seafood entrees. All very fresh. One small complaint is that if you have early reservations (5:30 - 6pm) the waiter will try to push you out the door quickly so they can get to the 8pm reservations. I had to ask our waiter to slow down after bugging us three times for our order. Just a small complaint and something they need to watch out for. I will continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great start to finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a great evening at FIG. The hostess, the service, the food all outstanding. Very kid friendly and ready for kids. Had a vegetarian version of the gnocchi and it did not disappoint. The best gnocchi we have ever had. Great experience.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, as always!
    chsdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you have never been to FIG, you must go! We've been many times and it is always just as wonderful as the last time. Their new pastry chef has created some amazing dessert options so even though it is difficult to save room, try to! The gnocchi and nine vegetable salad are both delicious. Any place with a one page list for making your own Manhattan clearly has a fantastic bar. Their specialty cocktails are always inventive. Easily our favorite place in Charleston!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    not what i expected for the price, food not as good as other places in Charleston at half the cost. I asked for a glass of house cab and got a $20 glass of something. Totally not a good experience.
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