Honesty is my policy!Excellent food quality, good portions, helpful friendly waitstaff. I do not appreciate mediocre food when I eat out, so the bar is fairly high for me....I would definitely eat here again!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSimple and DeliciousSometimes the best dishest are the simplest. I went for lunch nad had the daily market special of 1/2 a salad (cranberries and goat cheese) and Virginia ham and fried green tomato sandwich on a croissant with pimento cheese spread. This simple meal was brimming with flavor.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful new Restaurant !Food was excellent! Creative menu, nice portions lovely view from upstairs, reasonable pricing! Can't wait to return!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local restaurantWe had visitors this weekend, and decided to do a chicken and waffles taste test. We shared a plate as our appetizer at LC Bistro. Delicious! The chicken was seasoned wonderfully, the waffle was tasty, and the syrup was nice and warm. I ordered the shrimp and grits for my entree. So good! They put a fried green tomato between the grits and shrimp, and it is soooo good!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceWe visited Lowcountry Bistro for Brunch and, WOW, it was amazing! We started the meal with biscuits and jam (everything, including the preserves, were made from scratch in-house). For our main course, we had the chicken and waffle, which was sweet, salty, savory, crunchy, and TASTY. The portions are HUGE and the food was divine. I must also add -- three flavors of some of the BEST GRITS EVER. I had a side dish of Rosemary Goat Cheese grits, and my husband had Parmesan Chive Grits.
I am in love with this little bistro -- Cheff Matt Paul is a true asset to the Charleston food scene.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food.Although the ambience and outdoor seating isn't anything to write home about, the food is simply amazin; however, you can still enjoy your meal outdoors with friends. I had the french toast which was great. The biscuits as an appetizer was also a great addition to start off the brunch menu. Great place to dine in the morning. It wasn't also busy either which was fantastic!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOoh la low countryGotta have Chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. Every dish was extra special delicious.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceFriendly staff and great food! Would definitely eat here again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal and service!Wonderful meal and service! We had the LB nachos, she crab soup, chicken and waffles, and swordfish special - each plate was delicious! I would definitely recommend Lowcountry Bistro. Thanks for a great meal!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint, Casual DiningLowcountry bistro is exactly what we were looking for. They had great outdoor seating and we were able to try some local specialties. Our waitress was good, but took some time to warm up to us. The she crab soup was delicious, but could have been warmer, fried green tomatoes were a first for us and were very good, and the pork belly/pulled pork appetizer was good, but not what we were expecting- it was fried into a patty. Entrees we had were the chicken and waffles, jambalaya and cioppino- all were very tasty. I'd like to try their lunch menu the next time we are in Charleston.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe booked this last minuteWe booked this last minute for a group Sunday brunch and were all in love with the setting, food and service. And bottomless mimosas. ;) Thank you!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTypical Charleston Cuisine...that outweighs the competition in the Market area. Very reminiscent of what you might find at 82 Queen or Poogan's Porch. Tasty food in an old Charleston setting.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy ReturnI dined here months ago, not long after their initial opening. The food was good, but service spotty. This time verything was excellent. Our waiter was great. He made suggestions, walked us through the menu, and was very attentive. All of the food we ordered was excellent.
We will be returning.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ServiceWe had a large group and there were issues with people arriving late and needing to change table locations for easier access for elderly guests. The staff was super helpful, kind and attentive. The wait staff was knowledgable and had a great sense of humor with us. The food came out a little slow but not really too bad for how big our group was. All of our plates came out at the same time and no one had any problems with temperature or anything like that. I can't speak for every dish on the table but my snapper special was perfectly cooked and delicious as were the appetizers I tried and my daughter's chicken fingers. I will definitely go back.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Was on vacation and walking by the restaurant when I spied "Chicken & Waffles" on the menu. Eveything highlighed (sweet potato bacon corn bread waffle, crispy half bone-in chicken, pecan butter, bourbon reduction) were my favorites, but how would they go together? I knew I had to dine there and I wasn't disappointed. This dish has an amazing contrast of flavors and the chicken is so juicy under the crispy skin. Fantastic! Oh, if this restaurant were in my neighborhood, I would eat there often. My husband had the Fish of the Day and really enjoyed it as well. Wait staff was attentive and interested in our experience. The bistro's decor is not as inviting as it could be, but the food made up for anything lacking.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerIt was our first time in Charleston, SC and the first time at the Lowcountry Bistro. We loved everything about the food, service and price. We also loved our waiter Samuel and will highly recommend the Lowcountry Bistro to family and friends.
I look forward to our return trip in the fall.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDining on Market StThe Restaurant is new so they will, in time, get a few thing corrected. The downstairs dining was a little tight, every time someone
walked by, they bumped my chair. The food was very good with a great selection, fron she-crab soup to rack of lamb, which is what
I had, very, very good.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than good.Lowcountry Bistro is very inviting place. It has neighborhood charm. The service is great. The staff know their menu and how are things are prepared. The drinks are free flowing with a taste to match. The bistro creates a great atmosphere for either couples and family. The bistro is another spot on our list. The bistro costs are very affordable. Risk it all. You have nothing to lose.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Brunch!My family and I went to Lowcountry Bistro for brunch on Mother's Day. I heard the restaurant was good, but I was impressed even more after dining. Everyone enjoyed their meals (fish and grits, chicken and waffles, and market breakfast) a great deal. I ordered the fish and grits and the portion was so large, I was able to get four more servings out of the one meal. They serve large portions for low prices without sacrificing the quality. We will definitely go back again!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat flavor of the low countryMy husband had the best-ever version of shrimp and grits here. I had a simpler grilled shrimp and goat cheese salad, but it was excellent, as well. Casual and fun, with delicious low country food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good lLow Country food.Very good lLow Country food. Crab soup was delicious. Should have tried the shrimp and grits, one of theri signature dishes, instead of the chicken and waffle which was not outstanding. However, every dish that passed by our table looked wonderful and we'd go back again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good experienceMenu was good, food cooked great, we had a group of nine, but placing of the table was nice, as we could actually talk. Service was very good. Would recommend.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food - VERY casualI had read reviews saying this was a casual place with decor that needed some updating - and I have to agree. The food and the service were good, but decor is just very lacking. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient, and I had the chicken and waffles. The reviews are true - it is delicious! Thin, crispy skin on the half chicken, fried perfectly and delicious! Waffle is thin, but just the right amount of sweet with the pecan butter and syrup. My cousin had the pulled pork platter with collards and mac & Cheese. Pork just wasn't very good, but collards and mac & cheese were good.
For the prices I would expect a much higher class dining area, and especially with the sister restaurant 82 Queen.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We loved it so much we booked brunch to. The chicken and waffles is out of this world!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBachelorette DinnerWe recently visitied Lowcountry Bistro for a Bachelorette dinner on a Friday night. There were 9 in our group and we were able to get a large table that did not feel over crowded and had plenty of room. Our waitor was very attentive and was able to provide us with drinks and menus right away. He even gave our bride a shot of Moonshine on the house! The food was amazing and the portions were very reasonable and so was the pricing. A couple of the girls even ordered mutiple plates and shared them becuase there were too many delicious options to choose between. The best was that we were on Market and were able to walk to many bars afterwards. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFast and friendly service.Fast and friendly service. Great food. Our waitress was very attentive even though she was busy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good service, great timAlthough the dining area is not attractive (we were seated near the bar because there was a private party upstairs), we had a great time and a fantastic meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the stopGreat location right on market Street. The server, Eric, is a great ambassador for restuarant and city. Very knowledgable and helpful with menu. He also informed us about local area and places to see. The food is very good and served hot and looking great. The taste was outstanding. Atmosphere is casual and cozy for private time with spouse.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLowcountry Bistro is an exceptionalLowcountry Bistro is an exceptional restaurant and a great value. Located on South Market Street directly across from the open markets themselves, it has a wonderful, cozy neighborhood bistro feel. You will have a hard time choosing from the menu because everything looks so incredible. I settled on fried Parmesan okra as an appetizer (outstanding!) and chicken and waffles (delicious seasoning on the chicken), which ended up being my main course as well as dessert. The wine and specialty cocktail list is small but perfect for a bistro setting. I was there late in the evening, and if you want a relaxed but openly friendly restaurant with terrific service, don't miss Lowcountry Bistro!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an amazing lunch at LowCountryHad an amazing lunch at LowCountry Bistro! If you are looking for great southern cuisine, you can't pass up this place! Great location on S. Market street. Comfortable environment, incredibly helpful staff and received our food quickly!
What we ate:
-Pulled pork nachos (these were life changing!! From the pork, queso, pickled okra, corn, homemade sour cream, they were to die for!)
-She crab soup
-BLT with amazing homemade mayo and fresh green tomatoes
-Drinks- You really get your $'s worth in these drinks: Sweet Tea Mojito and Berry lemonade4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will not be disappointedFood was amazing...fried green tomatoes with crab cakes and pimento chesse. Try the chicken and waffles and the collard greens were the best we had in Charleston. Service was very quick and our watier went out of his way to be friendly and attentive. Will return to this place when in Charleston again!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough visit CharlestonAlthough visit Charleston fairly often, somehow missed this little gem located right near the Market. The food was creative, low country fare at a reasonable price. This is the sister restaurant to 82 Queen, a more upscale, well respected restaurant. The chicken and waffles were delicious, as was the Carolina pulled pork with Mac and cheese and collard greens. Casual and a bit loud atmosphere. We sat just inside door, however there was seating on 2nd level possibly quieter. I would definitely return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding seafood! ScallopsOutstanding seafood! Scallops wonderful. Chicken excellent. Noisy on busy Friday evening. One of the best already in a busy market area scene.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was well timed, friendly,Service was well timed, friendly, and extremely helpful. Outstanding appetizer special; Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Fried Green Tomato. The Pairing of Portabella's was a fantastic vegetarian entree. Highly recommend and I cannot wait to return to Low Country Bistro!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely OutstandingMy wife and I were in Charleston for 5 days and ate at numerous outstanding restaurants. This was our favorite. The food was absolutely outstanding. We shared the shrimp & grits and the jambalaya, and had the chocolate pie for dessert. We'll be coming back every chance we get.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved Low Country. FoodWe loved Low Country. Food was great, atmosphere fantastic and the service was fabulous. Our waiter gave us directions around town an to a great gelato place by the water. Would definitely go back next time we are fortunate enough to be in Charleston.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fried green tomatoes andThe fried green tomatoes and lowcountry ciopinno were great! The jambalaya was also very good. The waiter was great, quick to refill on my iced tea and had great recommendations about what to get! He was also great in telling us about the food on the menu, and asked the chef to make the jambalaya a little less spicy for us!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was cooked perfectlyOur food was cooked perfectly and the wait time for our food was extremely short. Menu options were delicious. Great appetizers especially. I've never had such amazing grits before! Servers were very polite, and we were never neglected. Overall, a restaurant I'd love to dine at again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lowcountry FoodBeing a sister restaurant of 82 Queen, I had high expectations, and Lowcountry Bistro lived up to those expectations. A more casual option, Lowcountry Bistro still offers a great selection of traditional "lowcountry" food at an affordable price, with great service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful. WaitFood was wonderful. Wait staff was very strong and attentive. Kitchen was slow and the dining room wasn't full.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience.... We wereGreat experience.... We were in town for a few days celebrating a birthday and Low Country Bistro came highly recommended by the locals. Glad we listened to them... Awesome!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and foodServer was attentive without hovering. The chicken and waffles were AMAZING.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful !Everything was wonderful ! The service was outstanding and the food was the best!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest chicken and waffles yet!Stopped in for a St. Patricks Day dinner. The hosts recommended the chicken and waffles which my husband ordered. That was amazing!
We would definitely recommend it. I ordered the special, shepherds pie, it wasn't amazing, but it was good. We did ding the food score because the shepherds pie was just barely warm when it came out. Not cold enough to send back, but I like my food hot. We did also order
the special dessert, Vickies warm Irish cookies...I'm unable to describe how scrumptious they were!! We were seated outside, on the upstairs deck, which was nice; we could watch people walking up and down Market St. We'll definitely be going back, and i will be ordering the chicken and waffles for sure!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the joy of dining onWe had the joy of dining on the porch. Excellent food, service and the view was beautiful. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Charleston for some authentic low country dining.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Turnip Greens & Crab Cakes!The best crab cakes I've ever had with the best turnip greens in the world! Outstanding service and food 2 years in a row. The chef is from Maine and he flys in the crabs from Maine. The cakes are 95% crab meat and some of the best I've ever tasted. The decor is not fancy, they could work on that some, but it's clean and nice. The service was good, no complaints, but could stand to be more friendly. No wait or reservation needed on a Saturday night and right in the middle of the Market. I will be going back everytime I'm in Charleston!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, service andFantastic food, service and excellent bar - everything you want in a Charleston restaurant.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!I selected Low Country Bistro for a group dinner for an employee dinner based on reviews and menu. All were out of towners, so I was looking for a nice restaurant with good food and a nice downtown experience. The food was excellent as was our server, Eric. We had fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and okra as appetizers. We had a variety of fish dishes, pulled pork and a portobello mushroom entree and all were excellent. One in our group is a true"foodie" and she gave 5 stars. You won't be disappointed.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMLB's a WinnerLow Country Bistro offers tasty Southern fare in an energetic atmosphere. Service is brisk and professional. Food is creative and plentiful at a reasonable price in a tourist spot by the Market.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM