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The Palmetto Cafe
The Palmetto Cafe

The Palmetto Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charlestonplace.com/web/ocha/charleston_restaurants.jsp
  • Email: palmetto.cafe@charlestonplace.com
  • Phone: (843) 722-4900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am

    Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steven Manall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hassel Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or validation offered for adjacent parking garage.
A word from The Palmetto Cafe
The Palmetto Cafe offers a garden like setting featuring live green walls, rich mahogany furniture and adjoining courtyard. Located on the main floor of Belmond - Charleston Place Hotel, the restaurant features innovative American cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients. The Palmetto Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "2nd Sunday on King was made more pleasant by starting at Palmetto Cafe. So busy chatting with friends that I didn't try everything on the buffet but it was there and what I did have was wonderful. We always enjoy Charleston Place and this is just part of the whole experience of the property."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Perfectly designed venue - low county plantation elegance without being overly precious. Brunch hit all the high notes with a nod to regional classics grits and cheese in addition to classic brunch fare. The garden count yard feel made the experience spa like and relaxing. Why they had the staff dressed in baggy gray janitor clothing is a mystery. Oh and if you are a woman with gray hair and you've brought your daughter or son for brunch be prepared to be dismissed and ignored because you are irrelevant and old even if you are paying the check..all part of the charm...not."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Waiter could not be found for 20 minutes. Very cold. Unimpressed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Cafe is located in very upscale Charleston place Hotel and is in keeping with the ambiance of the hotel. Dining is either under the enclosed sunroom area or outside in beautiful patio located in center of hotel. Food and service match the ambience. Service upscale but laid back. One sign of good service is when ladies are given a napkin that does not leave o their outfit based on color. Food was also superb. Both of opted for salads. Caesar salad was very fresh with accompanying shrimp and scallops and well presented in a bread bowl. My crab salad was very large and mostly crab with some greens on top and a very tasty sauce. Side of lobster mac and cheese was a good value at $9. Prices overall are high but good value"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent food well prepared. Staff was very attentive with good knowledge of the menu. It was all about the customer. The way it should be. Potions could be smaller."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This lunch was outstanding. The food was creative in combinations and in presentation. The tastes were bold. Service was a good combination of personal and professional. Compared to most lunches, this one was expensive, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a perfect lunch ! The lunch of shrimp salad, salmon, and the perfect crab cakes ! John our server was top notch !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy fresh squeezed OJ, French pressed coffee and a buffet that will satisfy any palette.. We went back the next morning!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was looking for a "special" place for a lunch celebration and found it with The Palmetto Café. I was most impressed with the fact they had octopus like you can't find anywhere else in SC. The service was perfect and the manager was nice enough to stop by to speak to us to make sure everything was good. The food and service were wonderful and the view of the courtyard on a cold, sunny day made our lunch celebration just perfect."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I was a guest at the hotel, and had the chance to eat both breakfast and lunch here. The room is airy and beautiful, the service attentive but not overbearing, and the food good. I'd definitely return. It's not a budget option, but it is calm and relaxing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The ambiance was superb, our waiter was beyond excellent, striving in every way to make our experience memorable, and the food was indescribably delicious and so creative. It was so much fun to start off with 3 different types of bread and 3 different flavors of butter. Even the menu was different, the cover being made of wood. The portions were quite ample and everything is made in house. I would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The reservation was honored, and the brunch was great, from the waiter to the omelette maker and the seating staff, it was a wonderful meal.The dishes were fresh and very tasty, and the lidded food warmers were the best I have seen, as the lids stayed up without being all the way open. The chocolate dipped dehydrated pineapple bite was the crowning finish!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We don't go to The Palmetto Cafe very often for lunch, as is is dinner priced lunch, but it is worth every penny. I love the sampler, and it was just as good as I remember. Our waiter was lots of fun - had a little "edge" to his humor, but he helped out a lot when I bumped my tea and spilled it all over!! We had a wonderful anniversary lunch."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "An early breakfast... We were the only diners. Eggs over cooked for the Benedict at which I am very particular... Yoke cooked throughout. Forgot the bacon in the bacon and cheese omelette for my friend but a side order was immediately brought. Everything plated nicely. Would give another shot for lunch, maybe."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Went for family luncheon during Christmas holiday. Had a broad selection of items at the table. Seafood tacos were tepid and tough, and the fish was bland - fairly uninspiring flavors. Several had the roast chicked and liked it very much. Two people had she-crab soup and loved it - be forewarned that this is a rich dish and should probably be your main course unless you have quite an appetite. Did not have the wine-by-the-glass that I had ordered, but was able to order an upgraded selection at the same cost."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a marvelous time at lunch at Palmetto Cafe! All of the item that we ordered were perfect! Just too much food! We loved the sampler plates, but two of us could have shared one! The special iced tea, peach, I think, was wonderful! Our waiter couldn't have been more attentive, and the service was impeccable! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We had breakfast here this morning, and the service was outstanding. Our server was John, and he went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable! The food was fantastic, and came out fast and hot! We will be dining here again upon our return to Charleston!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "If you haven't been to The Palmetto Cafe in Charleston Place Hotel recently, you are missing out on one of the most beautiful full-service restaurants in Charleston. Last year's renovation has opened it up, brought the beautiful outside garden into full view, and lightened the entire space. Our server, Ruthie, was delightful with her low key manner, gentle sense of humor, and attention to detail. Andre inquired as to our satisfaction and engaged in brief chat with us but he did not linger too long at the table, as some managers do. The lunch menu is varied with many tempting choices. We both chose the crab salad and were delighted with our selections. For an upscale social or business lunch, you can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We treated two friends for lunch (who had never been before), and they were thrilled with their meals, beverages,service and atmosphere as we always are. Our waiter was pleasant, funny and polite and we enjoyed a leisurely and fun two-hour lunch. Excellent Bloody Marys by the way."
    Dined on 10/10/2013