Relish
Relish

Relish

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.culinaryinstituteofcharleston.com/
  • Phone: 8438205087x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Determined by the college schedule. Dates and times are posted accordingly.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Donald Barickman and Kevin Mitchell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free off-street parking
A word from Relish
Experience downtown dining in this bright contemporary restaurant that garnered LS3P Associates an ASID Merit Award in Institutional Design. Located in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Main Campus, skilled CIC students produce and serve the creative cuisine. Diners may select either a day featuring the diverse dishes of the Americas produced by Chef Donald Barickman’s American Regional Cuisine class or one featuring the global flavors of world fare from Chef Kevin Mitchell’s International Cuisine class. Offering both lunch and dinner service, The Relish Restaurant Group® Dining Room provides the most attractive value and venue in the neighborhood. (Please note: Because both the dining rooms and the student-run kitchens of The Relish Restaurant Group® Restaurant and our sister restaurant 181 Palmer are classrooms, the days and hours of operation are determined by the college’s calendar.)
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Relish reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have never felt more appreciated than when I went to the Relish Cafe. Everyone was so nice and helped me with whatever I needed help with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Cperry
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The students do a great job with the international menu of the day! We were very impressed with our experience! Everything from the food to the service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Jacksjoyce1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fun experience with friendly welcoming students and staff. I will recommend it to any of my friends visiting Charleston. A sign outside the building would be helpful to future visitors (we drove around the parking lot for 15 minutes trying to locate dining room!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mondays are Heart Healthy
    Foodwriter
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Relish, located in TTC's Culinary Institute of Charleston, is staffed by culinary and hospitality students. They do a great job, with different classes offering different cuisines. Monday's have a Heart Healthy menu - with a different menu of meats and vegetables each week. It's a good way to gear down after calorie-laden weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Relish reviews archive.
  • Wonderful experience, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is a restaurant within a Culinary Arts School (within a college itself). The food was spectacular as well as the atmosphere. Service was outstanding. I've been to events where these culinary students have catered and I have NEVER had a bad experience or bad food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • crème de la crème
    debsdefenders
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant! The culinary students are being graded for their wonderful creations of fine food prep and service...I give them an A+. This is a real treat for a fine dining experience and the cost with a drink is only $12.00 TOTAL! Wow....what a great find! We all loved it. I can't wait until they reopen after summer break.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy & affordable Fine Dining
    Kelly
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Very class fine dining restaurant at very affordable price. I bring 5 friends last time and I am not even spend a $100. The place is very cozy, ambiance is great, specially if they will play Jazz music, it could be much better.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our group of 4 certainly enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Our group of 4 certainly enjoyed our dinner.....Ellis was our server and he was attentive and professional. We will definitely be back....probably with some husbands in tow. Dinner was lovely and served in a timely fashion. Our water glasses were never empty. Kudos to Relish! See you in June.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Students out perform competitions..
    carmie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We have been there for lunch with our church group, great food and service. Had our first evening meal with a darling server and great food. For the dollar it is a real find to enjoy. Bakery is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • School
    Heidi
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Our son is in the culinary program at Trident and we love to go and support the students and this program. They do a wonderful job and it is fun to talk with the students and watch them cook through the window to the kitchen and the webcam. Thanks
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 course meal
    juststudent
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Lovely experience, the student server was very nice, food was delicious and filling. My husband and I had a free dinner and have future reservations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed in the food!
    thedeans
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    just ok shecrab soup! shrimp & grits horrible, catfish great/stew & rice horrible, Gullah rice poor texture.. disappointing in all!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. The theme
    Gater
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The food was great. The theme lunch was Gulah. I can't wait unitl my next reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relish
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This place is located in trident tech campus... A lovely 3 course meal for only $12... And service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Isabel was sweet attentive
    thedeans
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Isabel was sweet attentive waitstaff.. she was able to describe each dish very well & accurately! dinner was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Throw this gem her way!!
    TCSimmons
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Guys...looking for something interesting to do on date night? Sure you can do the same ole thing...that takes a whole lot of effort on your part I know. Throw a reservation to Relish her way and watch her smile. Especially if she's a foodie. The meal you're gonna get would cost you 60 bucks a piece downtown or in a hipster west ashley joint. Your cost...12 bucks. What could you possibly get for 12 bucks right?....riiiigghhhhttt! Go check out the website dude. Do yourself a favor. She'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New downtown - Relish North Charles
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food cost is affordable, and the ambiance is so classy specially if they put some jazz music, then I don't need to go to downtown. :-) I bring 4 friends last time and they are all satisfied from the hostess, server and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Come Again
    spiralaim1
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I love this restaurant. The menu that night wasn't my particular favorite but it will not stop me from coming again. Everything is always very high quality and the staff is always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food was incredible along with the service. Enjoyed every aspect of it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polish night!
    Sandy
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I loved the ethnic food, polish and Ukrainian food night. I noticed that the diners were very bothered by my baby but the students were so accommodating! . I mean it is a school not the ritz people! This is my new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    Cauk
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Culinary Institute of Charleston. The atmosphere is casual, yet elegant. The food is always delicious and interesting. We especially liked the German dishes served that day. The student servers are knowledgeable and friendly. The price is great considering the quality of everything. We would highly recommend this restaurant experience to everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Server
    spiralaim1
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I really enjoyed my server. She went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable and that we understood what we were eating. She was a very caring person and added so much to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and affordable!
    Joyce
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My friend and I have been having lunch at this restaurant at TTC for a few years now. The food is prepped by aspiring chefs, and served by hospitality students. On this occasion, we chose a Wednesday to have lunch and the menu was 'heart healthy'. The salad was great, as was the chicken, rice and broccoli. The dessert was three slices of green apple with a small amount of cream on top. It was a healthy version of apple crisp, but the apple slices were quite big, and hard, and needed to be cut in half to eat. Unfortunately, the server had removed our knives already, and we were left with just dessert forks to eat it. A new healthy dessert would be better. Also, since no bread was served, the butter and bread plates were not necessary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't know of any other
    trynewthings
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I don't know of any other place in the tri county where you can get gourmet dining with your own private server for these kinds of prices. The student chefs do a fabulous job creating some fantastic and unique food flavors!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relish changes N Charleston choices
    Foodwriter
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    With the exception of the Park circle area, there are mostly chain dining options in North Charleston. Relish changed that. Located on TTC's campus, it's a student-operated restaurant that serves very good food for lunch and dinner. Three courses are only $12. And now each day's menu is on the restaurant's website. We had dishes from Louisiana - big fat shrimp with Louis sauce, shrimp creole, and bananas Foster beignets. Very good deal for $12.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunch
    RBSCVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Relish provides a unique experience in a quiet setting - rarely found in Charleston. Most restaurants are so bustling at lunch particularly in the N Charleston business and military corridor that it's impossible to have a conversation at a reasonable level. Relish takes care of that. As long as diners are prepared for some minor inconsistencies and are not in a huge hurry, this is the place to go. It is difficult to find and the menu is limited, but every choice offered was delicious. Our waitress was very pleasant and the cost is incredibly reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening Out
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    While this is a classroom you may be surprised by the quality of the food and service. Like this "community gem." Great for lunch too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a delightful find! can't
    thedeans
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    what a delightful find! can't wait to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relish Room
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Continues to impress! Great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Culinary School's Relish
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    The Culinary School's Relish Dining Room menu changes with each semester. We have enjoyed the food which the students have prepared. Since the dining room is one of the students "classrooms," service can be unpredictable - generally is it good. Would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • where to look
    leew
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    The food was generally memorable. The beef dish was not up to expectations -- too tough - not eaten for this reason
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best deal in town!
    redhare54
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    I love going to Relish, first of all the price is amazing. The food is very well prepared and the presentation is on spot. The wait staff (this is a class that must be taken for certificates) were simply delightful, it is so nice to see people really trying to perform good customer service. The best deal in town for sure!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want to go back
    Nickelback
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    I want to try every appetizer and every main course and desert.... that means several trips to look forward to. It's hard to rate "ambience" other than "interesting" because I don't see the opportunity to see the kitchens in most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North Charleston's best lunch
    Foodwriter
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Relish is the Culinary Institute of Charleston's restaurant on TTC's Main Campus. And it's a great place to have lunch! Located in an area of Rivers Avenue with mostly chain choices, Relish has excellent freshly prepared food. It's also a great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I get to dine at Relish (previously
    FrederickTheGreat
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I get to dine at Relish (previously Mikasa) at the Culinary Institute of Charleston once a semester. The type of dining changes frequently. This is the first time I have had dinner and it was a delightful experience. The students are gracious, some more enthusiastic than others and it is fun to learn about their area of expertise at the school and their goals. There are some very interesting responses. The menu selection were all appealing and the final dishes were positively delicious. From soup to nuts - this was a great meal and one of the best deals in Cahrleston. The only thing missing was wine service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    Haydee
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Great place to go with friends where you can talk and have a great meal for a great price. I love that they use table clothes and linens.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TTC Relish Room Review
    judym
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The food was very well seasoned and flavorful. The wait staff was attentive and made sure that our drinks were constantly refilled.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Community Gem"
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    We have always found the food to be excellent. You certainly cannot complain about the price. Service can be uneven - - but remember this is a classroom.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at the Relish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The Relish offers a great way to experience foods from different cultures locally and internationally. I enjoyed not only the food, but the service and the hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine dining and service on a budget
    spiralaim1
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Support future culinary artists at a bargain. Creative, original recipes in three courses for an interesting dining experience. I'm looking forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.