Slightly North of Broad
192 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401Neighborhood:
Low CountryPrice: $31 to $50
Slightly North of Broad
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.slightlynorthofbroad.net/
- Phone: (843) 723-3424
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly, Monday-Friday from 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday from 5:00pm
Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:30am – 3:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Southern, Seafood, Low Country
- Executive Chef: Frank Lee
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
- Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant could be rented for a private function.
- Private Party Contact: Peter Pierce 8437233424x
- Cross Street: Faber Street
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: There are two parking garages located within ½ block of the restaurant. One is located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland and the second is located on Cumberland between East Bay and State. Street parking is also available.
A word from Slightly North of Broad
Slightly North of Broad is a Lowcountry bistro that brings together an abundance of local ingredients and thoughtful, expert presentation with a friendly, contagious energy. Here the dining room is a natural extension of the kitchen, a place where culinary skill, a clever, considered wine program, warm service, and conversations meld together. Our local farmers, fishermen and producers are as integral to the food we make as they are to our place in this community.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerLow Country
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
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Slightly North of Broad reviews from OpenTable diners
457 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (322)special occasion (234)neighborhood gem (175)romantic (147)hot spot (142)notable wine list (132)great for lunch (115)good for groups (98)vibrant bar scene (33)great for brunch (20)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
- SNOB in a good wayRobertDined on 11/25/2014What a great place from seating to dessert....best pork belly, flounder andbshrimp and grits we have ever had....also great wine choices and desserts....our waitress was awesome...cant wait to go back. ThanksSpecial Features:
- awesome...and if you are a veggiterian...mjtroiaVIPDined on 11/25/2014my wife and I recently dined there and both were incredibly pleased. My wife ordered their veggie plate, which was awesome. Unlike most places that just put the veggie side dishes on a plate and call it a meal, SNOB actually cooks everything to order. The plate was huge and included grilled zucchini, green beans, Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, rice, grilled tomatoe, mushrooms, spinach and grilled eggplant. I had swordfish, which was fantastic. SNOB also has a great wine list. Our waitress was also wonderful. -- Bottomline, great food and service....we will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Oustanding service and ambiance at SNOBNeed2ExperienceDined on 11/22/2014This was our 2nd visit to Slightly North of Broad. Typically difficult to get in to, we made reservations 2 weeks in advance during the slow November timeframe. As has been our past experience, the ambiance was delightful even if we were a bit overdressed compared to most of the diners. Service is impeccable at SNOB. Attentive, polite, informative. Could not ask for better service. The noise level was moderate and it was nice to be to enjoy a conversation for a change (big points for this!). Inside SNOB you'll find this old world charm with an open kitchen design. One can almost imagine life in Charleston so many years ago while dining at a quaint table for two. The food was average. This is unfortunate as SNOB carries quite the reputation. I ordered the shrimp and grits, and this is THE signature dish of Charleston. My date for the evening had the lamb and she enjoyed hers but she a Chef Professor and stated while the lamb was good, it was not a knockout. We ordered a side a carmelized brussel sprouts (and these are hard to do correctly) and while they were good, they could have been better (not "burnt" sufficiently to release the sugars and bring up the flavors). We shared the mashed potatoes with horseradish, but the potatoes were a bit too "unmashed" to enjoy thoroughly. Last but not least, we ordered the warm sour cream apple pie with ice cream to share for dessert. No where on the menu did it state that the topping contained walnuts and oats, of which my date is highly allergic. We mentioned this to our server who in turn mentioned it to the manager. The manager addressed our table and stated they would update the menu to reflect the contents. We were offered another dessert (but they didn't state "it was on the house"). So 3 out of 5 stars for SNOB. Go for the experience. While we are "foodies", we are not "food snobs" (pun intended) but believe Slightly North of Broad could do better.Special Features:
- Back againOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/21/2014Since we discovered SNOB, we eat here at least twice a month and we are only here for a month or 2 every year. Worth the drive from Ontario, Canada.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved everything about this placejamesDined on 11/20/2014Had a great lunch the other day with my sister. We had a terrific server who had helpers facilitate the terrific service. The place was 'a-buzz', but with happy sounds and delightful scents. The Salmon dish was sublime, but so was the Southern Medley. In fact, I bet everything was fabulous on the menu. As I was sitting near the kitchen exit area, I was able to sneak views of many of the meals going by and they all looked very inviting! KUDOS to this restaurant for maintaining high standards....and consistently delivering.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Convenient and good foodSteveDined on 11/19/2014We had appetizers and medium plates for dinner, along with dessert. Just the right amount of food. Selections were varied and quality of food was very good... not great. A fun place to eat, although a bit crowded. Would come back though.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overrated!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/16/2014Ridiculously overrated restaurant serving totally unimaginative and pedestrian food that one could order at countless other restaurants for half the price. The service is spotty at best and our server had a horribly haughty and egocentric attitude.
- Great for Anniversary DinnersJasonDined on 11/16/2014The food was great, the server was knowledgeable, very helpful and the atmosphere was pleasant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service and FooddryflyhycoDined on 11/14/2014We have tried several times to get reservations at the restaurant but never seem to look for them on time. Finally, on this trip down we succeeded and it was worth the wait. Great food, and it is already made better when you have a good server. Made the wine choice for us based on what we were having for dinner and price, perfect with our meals. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great lunch!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/14/2014We had lunch at SNOB on Firday, October 14. It was terrific! We were seated on time and had excellent service. The food was wonderful and the special lunch a great value. We can't wait to come back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find in CharlestonLadyTDined on 11/12/2014Three of us had appetizers and then selected from the Medium Plate with the idea of all of us ordering a dessert. The food was wonderfully flavored and presented and enough to fill us. We decided to split a desert and ordered the Butterscotch Pumpkin Bread Pudding. All three of us decided it was one of the best desserts we had ever eaten. We would be hard pressed to return to Charleston and not eat there againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Too NoisybinaroundDined on 11/11/2014The food and service were very good, but the restaurant is extremely noisy. When ordering we had to almost shout as our server had a hard time hearing us and it was difficult to have a conversation without raising your voice. Not a relaxing dinner, seemed to be a popular spot (full house) and it was not until the dinner crowd thinned out that the decibel level decreased to a comfortable level.
- EnjoyableSeasaidhVIPDined on 11/11/2014We were a group of six ladies and we liked this restaurant a lot. Three had the tilefish and said it was the best dinner of our 3 nights in Charleston. One person had the quail but wasn't so fond of that. One person had the duck and loved it. I had the snapper -- wasn't on the menu but our waitress said it was fresh in that day and they only had a few left. Well that snapper tasted awfully fishy - could not possibly have been fresh that day. I should have sent it back, but everyone else was enjoying the meal In retrospect, I am suspect that they would have wonderfully fresh snapper and not put it on the specials -- It was most likely left over from a prior day. The deserts and cocktails and wine were wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Didn't like it this timewineandfoodloverVIPDined on 11/11/2014Over the years, we have been to SNOB multiple times and even made a lunch reservation for this time so we could share one of our favorite places with friends. We were disappointed. It's still a cute place with good service, but the food simply isn't as good as it used to be. My wife ordered the pulled pork and, quite simply, it didn't compare favorably to at least two dozen other restaurants/bbq joints we have tried around the country. The shrimp and grits were good, but, again, not in the same league as other restaurants. It's not that things weren't good. They were. But, with so many other restaurants to choose from in Charleston, why bother?
- red57Dined on 11/10/2014Food was delicious. Squash soup fantastic. Staff attentive and knowledgable regarding each dish.Special Features:
- Maybe it was an off nightOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/9/2014After having some great meals in Charleston with fantastic service this was just mediocre. There were much better places with more attentive staff. Our waitress never asked us if we wanted more drinks and only flew by to barely ask how the food was. It was busy but not horrible so she could have been more attentive. They do get points for being open on a Sunday and the duck with blue cheese bread pudding was phenomenal.
- Food only topped by hospitalityM37xRichDined on 11/9/2014Hall's was recommended by friends from our home in western NY. This family knows hospitality and how to present good food, wine, and above all, hospitality. We were greeted by Mr. Hall (the energetic, upbeat son) at the front door. Once he knew who we were he added a big hug & "happy birthday" for my (when I had made the reservation, I informed them of my wife's 'special' birthday). We were escorted upstairs to a perfect booth as the jazz on the first floor elegantly filled the restaurant & entertained us as we dined. Unlike big-city steak houses, the service was impeccable and truly felt genuine. I had a bone-in filet & my wife had prime rib. Both were cooked to perfection at med-rare. Our wine & water were always poured without asking.WOWSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AaaaaamazingRedRoverDined on 11/8/2014Saturday November 8th was spent at S.N.O.B. Celebrating my girlfriends birthday. We had an amazing experience. The food was well seasoned and prepared skillfully. Every bite made us want to keep eating. Highly recommend the duck/tuna/and cheese plate, along with the charcuterie. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious DinnercarrieDined on 11/8/2014I really enjoyed our dinner at SNOB. The fish dishes and the duck were the highlights. Dessert was also amazing! Only issue would be that service was slow and plates would be left on the table for a long time when they should've been removed. Otherwise I highly recommend!Special Features:
- Not at all "Snobbish"GoodtuckerDined on 11/8/2014Went with a party of four with reservations made 4 weeks before. I know it was a Saturday night but... we were 10 minutes early for an 8pm reservation and did not get seated until 8:30. No offer of a glass of wine while we were waiting so long and the hostesses knew we had been waiting. Sorry to get the negative off first. Our server was great. She was efficient, informative and she had a very full section of tables. Great wine and beer selection by the glass. All the food was excellently prepared. I had clams as an appetizer and lamb (perfectly cooked) for an entrée. Others had shrimp and grits, salmon and steak (I think it was a filet). This is a great restaurant in a highly competitive restaurant town. It was very good, not great.Special Features:
- TedOVIPDined on 11/8/2014SNOB has long been our favorite. Once again, we were delighted. Shrimp 'n grits was wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SNOBPreacherVIPDined on 11/6/2014Always great food and service. My wife Sharon's favorite Charleston and anywhere restaurant. Charcuterie tray is the best in town. Lamb is also the best in Charleston. Sit at the back seats by the kitchen and meet new friends. Outstanding!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SpectacularDonHDined on 11/4/2014We celebrated my wife's birthday at SNOB, as we have done in the past. It was wonderful as usual. We will certainly return the next time we're in Charleston. Highly recommended!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/3/2014enjoyed fabulous shrimp and grits and good wine and good service from Ashley. Several guests at nearby tables and at the bar were loud and obnoxious- not sure the restaurant can do anything about that tho.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SchmaltzVIPDined on 11/2/2014I think this is my favorite restaurant in Charleston, and I have dined at the bestSpecial Features:
- overall goodOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/1/2014one entree was bland appetizers were excellent wine by the glass selection very good a bit noisy server knew the menu items wellSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good mealeosccVIPDined on 11/1/2014Our fish dishes were beautifully plated and were delicious. The restaurant was very accommodating in adapting my wife's food preparation to be gluten free.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Choice Look no furtherChiotravelDined on 10/30/2014This dining experience ranks among our best throughout our world wide travels. Excellant local food , good vibrant ambiance & service. Recommended by my college grandsons professor. Forget the stuffy higher rated higher priced resturants ,tried several of them , including the highly recommended top rated , and found that they don't compare on any level , food, service or ambience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/29/2014We stopped by during our tour of Charleston. The fried chicken and apple salad was really good-- there is a wonder kitchen store next door so you can dine and shop -- friendly service and attentive staffSpecial Features:
- Fantastic lunchHollmarkVIPDined on 10/29/2014We have been staying in hilton head for a week and our conciege suggested SNOB It was a great spot centrally located , my husband had lobster and shrimp salad, contained grapefruit slices , marinated tomatoe , pickled fennel, absolutely delicious , I had a simple salad and a chicken dish absolutely delicious, unfortunately we were to full for desert, but they looked delicious!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SNOBHappyDinerDined on 10/28/2014Expensive night out, but certainly worth it. Great food. Attentive (but not overwhelming) service. Apple Crumb Pie dessert was unbelievable. I didn't think I'd be able to eat another bite, but I split the pie with my daughter, to our mutual delight.Special Features:
- Perfect Honeymoon DinnerChawleyDined on 10/28/2014We spent our honeymoon in Charleston and SNOB was by far the best meal we had on our trip. From soup to dessert, every course was divine and worth every penny. Great atmosphere inside.Special Features:
- Welcome to Charleston!Jackie1107Dined on 10/27/2014I have been to SNOB many times. It was the first restaurant recommended to me when I first visited Charleston. It is now my favorite place to take visitors. The food, location within the city and the atmosphere give a first time visitor to Charleston a good taste of what the city is all about.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightfully deliciousChannie10daysDined on 10/26/2014Dinner was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. Our hostess's favorite place in Charleston.Special Features:
- Such a great place!goldieDined on 10/26/2014SNOB was our final destination on a 4 day frenzy in Charleston and although we hit a lot of great restaurants SNOB stands out. The waitress was just right. Not too overly attentive but still friendly made some great suggestions. She kept our meal rolling. We had gone out to brunch in the morning so weren't overly hungry. She suggested splitting the shrimp and grits which was smart since it left room for dessert, triple chocolate cheese cake! I also ordered the beet salad with a local beer. Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. We sat near the bar by a front window and watched Charleston go by. Can't wait to go back, only next time SNOB will be our first stop and maybe our last.Special Features:
- Excellent choice for dinnerSassyflyerDined on 10/26/2014I was very pleased with this restaurant. The ambience was excellent. The wait staff was extremely friendly and helpful with selections of a very extensive wine list. We ordered a bottle of champagne which I had had before and it was fairly reasonable in price. I had shrimp and grits for dinner and it was heaven on earth. Extremely big portions! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a nice place for dinner. But make reservations early or you will not be able to get a table!!!!Special Features:
- BillBillDined on 10/25/2014SNOB was our first stop on a weekend of eating in Charleston. It did not disappoint. Everything was excellent. Just an excellent restaurant!Special Features:
- A find in charlestonLiverpoolDined on 10/24/2014Husband and I went here when we were vacationing in charleston. My husband had the duck breast and said it was great. I had the pear salad and tilefish entree and both were very good. Portion size was good and price was reasonable. Service staff were knowable and attentive. We would definitely recommend this place for adults who enjoy food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing shrimps and gritsJulesVIPDined on 10/23/2014Our first night in Charleston and we couldn't wait to try the shrimp and grits at SNOB. Wonderful! Plenty of shrimp and sausage and gorgeous grits. Great service and wine too.Special Features:
- Decent PlaceWoodsstockDined on 10/23/2014This is a decent place. It's slow getting seated and getting food. The food is good. The wine list is okay. For what we were expecting we were a bit disappointed. We were hoping for a more memorable dining experience. This isn't it.Special Features: