Great brunch dining outside
Great brunch dining outside on a beautiful Sunday morning in Charleston, SC.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful spot in the heart
Wonderful spot in the heart of downtown Charleston with a nice outdoor patio. Terrific crab cakes.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent location and very
Excellent location and very nice outdoor dining area. Drinks are a bit pricey, but the food is very good, and reasonably priced.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were not very adventurous
We were not very adventurous with our food choices but what we tried (asparagus with fried egg; roasted tomato bisque; crab cakes) were excellent. On an early Sunday night the bar was full (watching the Masters), the patio empty due to rain, and the
dining room nearly empty. This, and the fact that our waiter cautioned us about dessert, as they were "between pastry chefs", lessened our experience. However, the service was excellent and the room quiet, both of which we appreciated. We also appreciated the incredibly reasonable prices, compared to other Charleston places we tried.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Devine!! Took friends from out of town and was very impressed! Perfect girls' night out. The food was fabulous, our server was excellent. I am still craving more bread pudding--yummy!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent casual spot
The pimento/bacon burger and the meat and cheese board where stand outs on the menu. Went with the house merlot and it was very nice for its price point
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Locals Restaurant
We have eaten at Leaf several times during visits to Charleston. The food is always consistently good as well as the service. We enjoy the fact that it is removed from the East Bay tourist scene. The outdoor patio is a treat when the weather permits having lunch or dinner there.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twice is nice
I have been to Leaf twice now, once for brunch, once for lunch. Each time has been delicious and wonderful. Best Bloody Mary's ever!deborah
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
3 Gen lunch
Service at Leaf was really good and no one left a morsel of food on their plates. The cheese burger, short rib sandwich, crab cakes and smoked salmon BLT were huge hits for this lunch gathering. Yummy bloody marys. A local draft was a hit with one of our group.
A ten-top round table wasn't perfect for our older folks (too hard to hear conversation across the table). We were a party of six so a rectangular table would have been better; we were so happy to have the patio to ourselves, if only for a few minutes, none of us thought to ask for a different table.
Glad we made reservations. All tables were occupied by 1pm.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
MUSC graduation dinner
My family and friends were in town for my graduation from MUSC. The staff was accommodating to our group and the importance of the celebration. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. The location is tucked away off the main roads but has a great atmosphere and outdoors seating. I was the only one who has been to the restaurant before and everyone left saying what a great place this was. Overall a perfect experience!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate at the bar a few times and was looking forward to eating in the courtyard under the tree and among the soft white string lights. Great atmosphere! The ribeye was the best we have had in a while. So tender and flavorful. The roast duck was really good and actually the least gamey duck I ever had. The whole meal was excellent.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to Leaf and we were just as pleased as the first time. We started out w/the crab cocktail which is killer. Had the shrimp risotto and the braised beef shortribs. Beef was over the top good. The risotto was good, but not exciting.
Shared the banana pudding cheesecake which was very good. I am not a cheesecake lover, but this was special. I also tried their cucumber lemon martini. It was excellent and had just that little something different I was hoping to find. Crisp, clean taste of cucumber vodka and a nice citrisy, lemony backup taste. Very good with the crab cocktail. We totally enjoyed eating alfresco. Perfect evening and very romantic. Looking forward to our next trip to Leaf.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined there on our first night
Dined there on our first night in Charleston. Overall the food was very good with the exception of the sandwich I had. Risotto and french fries were great. The service was a bit slow even though it did not appear to be that busy. Overall it was a good meal and I would try it again. Atmosphere was very pleasant and comforting.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Leaf
Had a recent lunch at Leaf. Been my go to restaurant during recent trips to downtown because the food is always solid. Service is very spotty and this time I sat at the bar and it took the bartender 10 minutes to notice me and ask what I wanted to drink. The problem was there was only one other person sitting at the bar. Food was good but the cole slaw that accompanied my sandwich was quite tasteless. Amazing how something like that can even get out of the kitchen. Still a great place for lunch and when the weather is nice their outdoor patio is really great.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eating under a Chinese Elm
A very pleasant dinner! Took forever to get seated but service was good after that.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice location, great outdoor dining area. Meal was nice, food is good, portions adequate. Will try again for lunch.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best local watering hole!
Leaf is a neighborhood gem and loved by locals as well as visitors. Their menu is simple with light and yummy fare! Great to stop for lunch while shopping downtown or before and after theater. Dine inside or out.................always a fun downtown experience!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Oudoor dining location
Good outdoor dining in downtown, just a block off of the hustle and bustle of King Street. reasonable prices for downtown. The farmer salad was quite good, I had a skirt steak and fries which were good, wife had the portabella mushroom burger and it was very good also. Considering value rating very good.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first visit, but not my last!
Loved the menu and the ambience of this Charleston favorite. Opens early enough to make it to any Spoleto event on time. Delicious appetizers and desserts as well as salads and entrees. Not fussy, not fancy, just simply delicious! Will definitely be back.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 8, but were nicely accommodated at a circular outdoor table. Our server, Jessie, did a remarkable job serving our table while maintaining a cool professional, yet interactive demeanor. Despite a very busy evening (they got slammed after a nearby Spoleto event), we received our drinks, appetizers and main dishes with reasonable pace. The food was all tasty and nicely presented. If you haven't tried Leaf yet, please do so especially in the early evening!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food served with
Incredible food served with style by trained staff.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couryard under large Elm
Beautiful courtyard setting under a large Chinese Elm Tree. Reasonably priced, great food, with several veggie options. Located in a quiet neighborhood, just off King Street. Family friendly, Very pretty bar.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 6. Had
We were a party of 6. Had a great table. The food was wonderful. Noise level perfectly acceptable.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous location and food!
Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Leaf during the Spoleto Festival. All was wonderful except waiter couldn't be bothered to be friendly even though the room was not particularly busy.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
Thanks again to Pierre and the staff at Leaf. Brunch was excellent as always, and the mimosa was the perfect end.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I went for
My husband and I went for dinner during the late afternoon on a Sunday evening. Leaf has very good food and the atmosphere is outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to get a quick bite to eat.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely food at reasonable prices- make that excellent prices for downtown restaurants. Professional service.You just need to know where you're going if it's a rainy summer's evening- the sign blends into the tree. Parking outside if you are lucky, but multistory parking garage across the street.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic atmosphere, great food
Leaf is a Charleston gem! Located just off of King Street, my friends and I had no trouble making a last-minute reservation for dinner (probably because it doesn't get the King Street foot traffic). Upon walking in, I felt like I was walking into Pottery Barn! Elegant white drapes hung from every corner of the restaurant. Our waiter was great, food was delicious and aptly priced, and the cocktails were delicious. The restaurant itself was quiet, and my table of 5 had no trouble hearing one another throughout the meal. All in all, great spot. There was a great outdoor patio, but the day we went was raining. I think this could be a great spot to host an event such as a rehearsal dinner or engagement party.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet dinner
Simple, unpretentious place with minimalist decorum and pleasant equally unpretentious and simple food.
A nice experience in a quiet and trendy little street corner a block away from King Street. Local young crowd mixing well with out of town business meeting visitors. Overall a good escape from the crowded , touristy Market street restaurants.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give it a try
Food was fresh and they were able to accomodate special requests ( I hate onions). We mentioned we had tickets to a show and they had us out in good time.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
Great food and service. Glad I found this hidden spot.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and good
Great atmosphere and good food. Cool bar and oudoor patio
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully designed interior dining space
Good service Inventive menu
Had the shrimp cocktail. Succulent perfect cooked
Chicken Marsala a bit heavy on pasta but velvety and perfectly spiced
Another diner in our group had the mussels and raved
A treat to dine at Leaf
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood and atomosphere
We had a party of 6, the service and atomosphere was outstanding! Good wine list and a few craft beers on tap, not many. The food was good, not my favorite in Charleston, but good and I would go back. Tables are close together and not much outside seating, but overall a very good restaurant.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to Leaf and it confirmed our previous thoughts. Leaf is the total package... great food, service & atmosphere... all at reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the outdoor area!
First time at Leaf. Loved the outside setting, very calm and soothing. Food was excellent, had the risotto special. Service was so,so. Took a very long time for us to be seated even though there were many tables available. Once seated, service was good. Will definitely go again.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!
I was so pleasantly surprised by Leaf. The menu is a pleaser for anyone and the food was absolutely delicious. We also loved the casual but classy atmosphere. would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had both dinner and brunch at Leaf. Love everything about it
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leaf Cafe - add to your list
We've been here 2x now and both were very good. Service was great and food fantastic - enjoy!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio dining
The patio/ courtyard is very nice after dark with the strings of white lights in the tree and the bushes.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location. Amazing dishes,
Great Location. Amazing dishes, friendly people!
Must go place!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful courtyard setting
Beautiful courtyard setting along a quiet side street just steps away from King Street shopping. Leaf has become a standard on Sunday for brunch.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went back for dinner
Loved this place! Went to lunch after a girl from Anthropologie recommended we eat there. The next night we went back for dinner. Loved the outdoor dining, the food choices, price and service were great. Would absolutely recommend this place because it's off the beaten path on Beaufain & was not crowded & loud like a lot of the other well know tourist spots! Love love love this place!!!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the patio, to die for fries
Okay, I have to admit the parmesan truffle fries keep me coming back. They are hands-down the best french fries I've ever had (and my kids and husband agree). But the rest of the food there is terrific, too - risotto, burgers, sandwiches - not to mention wonderful craft beers and the most charming patio. The location can't be beat - just a block of King Street near some great shopping!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice dinner at Leaf!
I took 2 of my college aged children to dinner at Leaf. It was a perfect night. The best thing about Leaf is the atmosphere. We dined on a perfectly lit patio on a beautiful October night. The only 2 recommendations I would make are 1. a small flashlight with which to read the menu and 2. a larger portion of cream brulee - for 7.00, it should have been at least the size of a regular ramekin.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Potatoes were over salted
Potatoes were over salted and service is average but food is usually very good and ambiance is unique.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
$5 for egg whites in omelet
We had brunch at Leaf and were up-charged $5 each for two omelets with egg whites. That is $10 total in extra charges (on top of the menu price) for two egg white omelets. We have eaten breakfast and brunch in dozens of restaurants and never been charged even half that for egg whites instead of whole eggs. The brunch was very nice and the atmosphere was great, but this is a ridiculous amount for the egg white substitution.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a beautiful spot to have a delicious brunch while enjoying downtown Charleston. The food is always great and the patio cannot be beat.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful outdoor patio to
Beautiful outdoor patio to dine with an amazing live oak in the center. We loved how the doors from the inside opened all the way so you could get that outside feeling but still dine indoors if you chose. The food was great and the service was good. It was tucked away from the main streets but worth looking for!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and Service
Had a business luncheon there. The food was great and the ambience was very nice.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM