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Collector's Cafe

755 reviews
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$30 and under
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The perfect place to meet friends, business associates, family or an elegant date. Collectors Cafe & Gallery combines world-class Mediterranean cuisine with a European coffee house that has beautiful works of art for sale in each room. The ambiance is exquisite, but the food is the main attraction. Prepared by Chef Jim Molnar and Chef Jon Reimer and their sous chefs, entrees include Scallop Cakes, Rack of Lamb, Filet of Beef , as well as fresh fish. The fully functional gallery represents over 25 revolving artists. Paintings are sold each night with spring and fall openings to highlight new artists.
The art gallery, dining room, and coffee house lounge combine to create a one of a kind elegant dining experience.
Lunch is served week days with a relaxed atmosphere . Desserts are made fresh daily to complete this journey of the senses.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
(Hours subject to change)
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Phone number
(843) 449-9370
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jim Molnar, Jon Riemer
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Private party facilities
There are several private rooms in this 6000 sq. ft. cafe and gallery. We have private rooms that range from 12 people to 30, and seat 75 in the main dining room.
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Private party contact
Daryl Kenworthy: (844) 576-4368
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Cross street
79th avn. and Kings Highway
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Parking details
Large long lot that is used by business by day and Collectors by night. It is also shared by a Rite-Aid.
The cross street of 79th is the best way to enter the parking lot coming from the north. 77th Ave. is the best entrance if coming from the south.
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What 755 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was great and the food was exquisite.
My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary dinner, and we are happy with the choice.

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful meal; top notch. Only “negative “ - one of our party ordered a cocktail that was not good. So she ordered something else, plus dinner, plus wine with dinner. Yet she was charged for the bad drink. It seems most establishments would not do that.

Otherwise, an outstanding experience.

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were celebrating my birthday and we ordered 12 layer cake for dessert. Best I ever had! It was our first time there and staff was friendly, great service, loved walking around looking at the art work. Will definitely come back.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful experience from the time we walked in the door. We received the warmest greeting as we entered and our eyes were delighted with the sight of several of the most appealing desserts and some amazing artwork. Our service and food was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food. Our waiter was excellent. Great night out!

SamanthaM (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came here for Valentine's Day and I was so excited to try this place out. Many of our friends had recommended it so we made a reservation for Valentine's. When we walked in, we were greeted by the host and were told our table would be ready in a few short minutes. There was beautiful artwork on the walls and a bar up front. Right next to the bar, it looked like they had added two tables in because of how crowded it was and I was hoping we wouldn't be seated right there because I heard the back of the restaurant was amazing to look at. Of course we ended up right at the front next to the bar. I was pretty disappointed with the because it got crowded so fast and people were basically right up against our table waiting to get a drink from the bar. Our reservation was at 7 (we were seated promptly) but it took almost an hour to get our food. We didn't mind a little wait, but an hour was a long time. When the food finally arrived, it was cooked to perfection and the food was very tasty. We felt bad wanting to stay for dessert and coffee because so many people had reservations and we didn't want to take up time at the table so we decided to leave before we could experience that part. The couple at the bar had a reservation at 7:30 and they weren't seated until after 8, so we didn't want to spoil anyone else's time.

Overall, the place was clean and very interesting with the artwork. I want to go back when it is less crowded but it is pretty high end so I don't know how soon we will go back. I would recommend this place to a friend because the food was truly delicious. I just hope the next time we go, we will be seated in the back dining room and not up front next to the bar.

TylerB (Anchorage)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had been here once before and the food was amazing. So I was excited to take my wife to Collectors Cafe for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, it was overall not a good experience. I made reservations 2 weeks in advance and we still weren’t seated for 20-25 minutes after. Our food didn’t come out for over an hour after we ordered and never once did our waitress acknowledge the fact that we just sat there for over an hour. We noticed several other empty tables with frustrated faces too. My steak was barely warm and completely dry on the outside (which equates to it sitting under a heat lamp for far too long). I’ve been around steaks my whole life, and I hate to tell you this Collectors Cafe, but that wasn’t even close to a $38 steak. Please go back to the old Collectors Cafe.

JerryMB (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Collector's café is true to its name with art works covering each wall. Food and service is excellent. Well organized kitchen and front of the restaurant. Well trained staff that works in harmony. You'll never hear, "let me get your waiter." Person at or closest to your table will immediately attend to your needs. Limited menu works well with various entrée choices including vegetable dishes. recommend saving room for dessert. Many decadent desserts are available and prepared fresh. Difficult to get past the dessert counter without noticing what the pastry chef prepared to accompany that evenings meals. Excellent selection of wines, beers and cocktails. Cocktails are prepared to perfection.

vipFred (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was Valentines evening. Service was very excellent. The sautéed scallop cake was outstanding. For dinner he had a shrimp and steak combo that was extremely well done. I had mahi-mahi which was a tad over done. All in all since we all know this is a busy evening we would definitely return.

MikeN (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It took an hour and fifteen minutes after ordering to get our food. Waitress kept forgetting to bring items to our table that we requested. Our food was only lukewarm when it was finally brought to us. Extremely poor service. I think the food was over priced. We will not go back after such a terrible experience

Rustyguy (Birmingham)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. Nice people. Quite slow to get the food out unfortunately.

dinenyc (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We are locals who enjoy both lunch and dinner at this very fine restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Beautifully decorated for Valentines Day. We didn't know what to expect being from Canada, but we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience. The chef is top notch. Exceptional fish. Wonderful service.
Not cheap, but very nice for a special occasion.

gossypgirl (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous in every way

LoveFood (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As usual everything was perfection. I had the scallops cakes as did my friend. That’s our favorite dish and it was great! Our husbands both had the salmon, and they were thrilled with their dishes . Didn’t have dessert this tine, but you really shouldn’t miss the dessert.
Love walking around and looking at all the art. My favorite is in a private dining room and it’s on the ceiling. This is a great restaurant, one of the best on the beach.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We very much enjoyed the atmosphere and ambiance...until the babysitter called and reported that she was sick, and we had to leave immediately to rescue both the sitter and the baby!

We will be back again soon.

KipH (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

have been many times, as always, it was wonderful, the best at the beach

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I really wanted to have an amazing experience here, given the high reviews. I was really looking forward to having dinner here for my 40th birthday with my family that came from Florida for the occasion. We made a reservation for 6:30, but after being seated we were told they had 2 large parties in the back and it would be a while. We were given bread but then nothing else. At 7:50, we still didn't have food or any idea when it would be coming. The waiter was kind, explaining how chaotic the kitchen was given the big parties, but no other concessions (not even more bread, or a complimentary salad, which wouldn't even require cooking) were made despite the circumstances. We decided that after an hour and 20 minutes, despite it being 8pm, we left without our meal. When you are spending $40 per entree, you shouldn't have this kind of experience. Exacerbating the pain of the experience was that I sacrificed my 40th birthday dinner with my family during their limited visit. Even when explaining our disappointment to the "manager," we were only told, "Sorry." This was an insufficient and unprofessional response to a management failure. Although this was likely an extremely odd occurrence, a truly high caliber restaurant would deliver a much more empathetic and service - oriented response valuing the customer for the potentially loyal relationship. This restaurant has a lot to learn from the Chipotle we visited after their failure.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and place to celebrate a special occasion of no occasion at all....Love everything about this place....the crabcake appetizer is to die for!!!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

i went early so no crowd -art gallery also in the restaurant which is great
just a good fine!