492

4.1
511 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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At 492, we combine comfort and class in the heart of Upper King Street. Come in to enjoy the tastes of our seasonal menu, created by Chef Josh Keeler and his team of determined culinarians. Seating is available at our chef’s counter, so you can watch your dinner be prepared in our open kitchen, or have a romantic dinner in our wing back tables for two. Our professional staff will do what it takes to make a memory of your time at 492. After dinner, head over to our outdoor patio and enjoy a beautiful Southern night with one of our handcrafted cocktails. If you are into live music, the patio features some of Charleston’s most talented musicians every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8 o’clock. Party space is also available upstairs if you wish to book a private event. If you are looking for a place to hold an event or just a quiet dinner with good people, let us at 492 be the good people taking care of you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(843) 203-6338
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Josh Keeler
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Cross street
Mary St.
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking from our valet stand on Mary Street.
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Entertainment
Live Music is offered on the patio Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm-11pm. Please visit our website for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place blew up.

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b
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry to see it go

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my boyfriend's birthday and had an amazing dinner! Food was incredible !

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

With the check more than $300 for non-pricy place we got average experience. Food was way better than service. As we came later we were treated as a last table. We were seated next to a large noisy party of 7ppl, nevertheless all the restaurant was empty. I haven't seen manager on floor at all and the hostess was enjoying cocktails with her friends at the table when we were leaving.)

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NH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow. The restaurant was not at all crowded, and yet our coffee was empty several times. And the stuff they we ordered to come out before our meal sat long enough to be brought out with the full meal.

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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food. Friendly service. Very interesting menu. Would recommend.

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JB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent dinner with son starting sophmore year at the college, great atmosphere, food outstanding, sat at counter with incredible view of chef and kitchen. We were here before for beginning of freshman year, now a feast tradition! Ben was great server

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CT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited and hard to understand menu. Service was excellent. We had a late resv (9pm) and we had the indoor section almost to ourselves.

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AP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic dinner at 492, our server was helpful with the menu and available to answer any questions we had about the menu. We had 2 kids with us and they found entrees on the menu to suit their liking.

The only complaint that we had at our table of 6 was our proximity to the bar and the noisy foul mouthed patrons that were at it! Thankfully they didn’t stay long but should we go back we would request to be seated away from the bar. Other than that we loved it...amazing friendly service and great food!

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Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular

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KH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu was very limited and the portions was especially small for the price. We love the outdoor seating for drinks, especially in the fall months, but would not recommend for dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was outstanding. Food excellent

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg! The food is incredible, and for Charleston that says lot.

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JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

NOT for families

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CL
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We have dined at 492 quite a few times and wish the food was a fabulous as the ambiance.

They have changed the menu a number of times but cannot seem to find their place in the CHS culinary scene.

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E
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here for brunch. Food was amazing and service was on par. Must try!

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was fantastic. The food was good, but my trout was slightly undercooked. The cocktails were the only thing really lacking.

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f
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 6 here for dinner. We had a great experience. We love the fresh menu selection and 492 has such a fun drink menu. The food, ambience, and service are always excellent. The outdoor bar is super cool as well. We love 492!

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation and asked for outside seating. They set up a lovely table for us, and after 15-20 minutes no one had come to even pour water much less, take our drink orders, so we left.

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food as usual. Cocktails were good, just a step behind ther food though. Service was fair, but he was busy and we were enjoying each other, so it was fine. Still an A+
Thank you for another enjoyable experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and live music. Highly recommend!

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L
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much more enjoyable than early days of this quiet and classy place. Extremely comfortable dining experience with teriffic food and service.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Really did love the restaurant but I think the chef’s don’t have an understanding as to what tapas really means. The server, who was awesome, introduced the plates as tapas and family style, and they were priced accordingly, yet the plates that came out were crazy full sized, and only one member of our party was capable of eating most of the food. We ordered the potatoes and there must have been 15 potatoes on the plate. In short, the potions are way too big so if you go here - and I recommend you do - just absolutely under order as this is NOT a tapas restaurant. With all that said, it was the best Moscow Mule I’ve ever had and the double cheeseburger will literally change your life. :-)

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SF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere- all amazing!! The beef was the most delicious meat I've had in awhile. Drinks were great. Oysters were amazing! Would definitely return!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu that changes often.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Father’s Day brunch. Food was prepared with attention to detail and the server was knowledgeable and friendly. Our first time at the restaurant. Definitely not my last.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. Great outdoor space and dining experience.

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F
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not great. Limited choices.

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DB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time at 492, and we were not disappointed. We took our out-of-town friends, who were celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary, there for brunch. The ambiance was lovely, and quiet enough that we could easily have a conversation. All of the food was good, but we especially enjoyed the chicken liver paté. The free valet parking was a plus. We will definitely go back.

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L
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No longer tapas style. Fabulous food and service. Ate early so it was quiet and booth was extremely comfortable. Expected less, got a teriffic dining experience.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything!! Pastrami bacon was off the charts!! We may have brought the noise level up a bit, but brunch was amazing. We will be back!!

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d
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

492 is a beautiful space. It is stylistic, trendy and comfortable. But the limited menu left us wanting. The entrees were swordfish, wreckfish and cheeseburger. This is ok for a place that bills itself mostly as a bar, not a restaurant. It seems like it is trying to be too many things and not delivering on all of them. The food was good, especially the fries , but if you weren't in the mood for a filet of fish or a cheeseburger you might have left hungry. Lastly, our server didn't smile the whole time, not a requirement for a good time, but it doesn't hurt.

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben was great. Love this place

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ZV
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal! Great selection of foods

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JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

It's a very attractive restaurant with pleasant and attentive service, but the price to portion/quality ratio is abysmal. My mom, sister, and I ordered the swordfish, a $31 entree, which consisted of about a 6 or 7 oz piece of overcooked, bland fish, and one spear of asparagus cut in half lengthwise to make you think you were getting more than you actually were. That's it. My mom's fish was 50% dark fatty fish and quite inedible. I have no problem with that price point for excellent quality and flavor, but to give one piece of asparagus is truly insulting. I hope other patrons aren't silly enough to be ok with such a rip off. To 492's credit, our entrees were discounted by half and our screw top bottle of $48 wine was on the house.

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c
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband's burger was way overcooked --the waiter insisted he order it medium. And my friend says the Tanqueray martini she ordered was not made with Tangueray.

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a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Was quiet for brunch but we didn’t mind, loved everything we ate and the service and staff were very nice.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Muhammad Ali! Everything was delicious and service was great.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing . The portion size was basically for an infant. The entree came and was prepared wrong. We sent the food back. The waiter was kind and gave us a discount but overall I will not go back.

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