Husk - Charleston

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Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.Led by Executive Chef Travis Grimes the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Charleston. At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate – if it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door. The restaurant is as casual as it is chic, evoking a way of life centered on seasonality and the grand traditions of Charleston life. It is a neighborhood gathering place for friends, and a destination dining spot for travelers, with a little bite of the South for everyone’s palates.
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The food was outrageous and the service was also fabulous. Will be dreaming about this dinner until we get to come back.

P
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The chicken entrée was delicious. The choice of desserts was so disappointing. No pies or anything creative based around ice-cream. I settled on the Tres Leches. It was OK, though the toffee in it was enough to break one’s teeth. I seriously feared for my dental work!

CP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced, overrated, food was mediocre at best, saltless, tasteless, wilted bland salad and watery mushy bucatini. The decor is so dated and cheap, like a discount hobby lobby score. Service was incredibly slow in an otherwise empty late afternoon dining room. A complete disappointment.

r
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not your normal Sunday Brunch menu but pretty tasty nonetheless

JL
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great atmosphere and absolutely wonderful food! The flavors are fantastic and worth the extra dollar.

M
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and just as the first, an amazing experience!

BR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy food with a southern flair in a charming Charleston mansion. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits!

LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation at Husk because we heard that's the quintessential Charleston restaurant and it definitely was. While I wasn't blown away by the food, the meal was very good. Solid southern food in an old Charleston home.

JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Didn’t live up to our expectations. Extremely crowded, noise level high, couldn’t get an earlier reservation so had to take 830pm, although we don’t like eating late, and even though I booked a month in advance. Table wasn’t ready for us until 845pm. By the time we ordered and got our food it was closer to 930pm. Food was good but nothing outstanding to make me want to come back again.

HR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husk is a MUST restaurant when visiting Charleston. The menu changes regularly and it always so amazing and fresh. Everyone loved what they ordered and after 4 days of vacation said HUSK was their favorite meal of the entire visit! Dont hesitate just go! Reservations are a must or you will not get in.

B
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

steak was excellent. Arugula salad was good except for peanut brittle which is just weird, too sweet and gets caught in your teeth. Really poor dessert selection. Nothing just normal and good. We reluctantly got the bread pudding. It was dry. The ice cream was good though.

NC
Greensboro
187 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok. Definitely not up to the hype. Sean no longer there. Better places in Charleston.

SW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

BBQ ribs were dry, over-cooked, way too salty. Almost like jerky. Server removed them from the bill.

KY
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch. Best shrimp and grits I have ever had!! My husband had wings which were also outstanding. Servings very generous and waitstaff couldn’t do enough. We’ll be back

A
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The historic house was charming with good ambiance. The fried chicken did not disappoint.

SR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal

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JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We thought it was very nice but were a bit surprised by the experience versus the hype. Everyone told us to go there but it was just good, not great. The food was nice but I wasn’t blown away. The service was very good and it was packed. Perhaps I just expected it to be amazing because so many people recommended it.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch on a girls trip
It was fabulous

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was rude and food was mediocre. Would not recommend.

LM
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband ordered pork. I had the chicken. Both were overcooked, but at least the chicken had a nice sauce and flavor. The pork was tasteless. We also ordered cornbread , which was very dry and had no flavor whatsoever. We regularly eat in high end places, and I cannot remember the last time I was disappointed with a meal before today. Heard from a bunch of people that the chef recently changed, so don't trust the good reviews. It is just not the same place anymore. Unfortunately, after we ate here, we heard that it was bad from many other people.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful :)

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RE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBQ Duck, NY strip, Oysters (half shell) and Hurricanes cocktails.

AG
Mobile
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was incredible. What a delightful experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Empty restaurant due to the hurricane threat. Noticed empty tables on the top porch. The hostess would not even entertain my request for upstairs or outdoor seating saying nothing was available. Walking up to to restaurant you expect the inside to be just a fabulous as the house- it wasn’t. Food and cocktails were ok. Didn’t finish my meal or drink. Didn’t feel like my experience was better than any other regular restaurant experience. Disappointing considering the reputation.

JG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and service were the highlight of our lunch. Unfortunately the fried chicken was entirely too salty and the country fried steak could have used gravy. The cornbread and cinnamon bread pudding were excellent.

DU
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Awesome. Amazing. Yummy. Drool...

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

OT
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food full of complex and complementary flavors. Shall return and also try Nashville location!

A
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious and incredibly creative food! Everything we had was amazing.

AD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very thoughtful and unique combination of flavors in each of the dishes we tried.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The best in Charleston!

T
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Expensive for the amount of food. Many more places in Charleston to enjoy.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant I’ve been to in Charleston. I loved the Contemporary Southern flare in all of the entrees. The atmosphere tops it all off with an elegant, yet cozy feeling.

T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would have a Michelin Star if it were in a big city. Amazing use and focus on Southern ingredients.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We have been looking forward to going to Husk ever since we watched Chefs Table. The setting, ambiance and menus were incredible but our server’s energy levels and enthusiasm were definitely lacking. Overall we had a great time and will probably return but the service certainly put a damper on the evening.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were able to secure a “last minute” reservation at 5:45. We arrived at 5:30 and stepped into the bar next door to get a quick drink/cocktail. The bar had a really fun vibe and we’ll definitely come back and dine in there (yes, more of pub fare with pull pork sandwich or cheeseburger to name a few). We were seated for dinner right at 5:45. The menu had many interesting items and so it was hard to choose. We started with a gem tomato salad and the ham & biscuits. Both were quite tasty. The main entrees were also delicious...red snapper and pork chop. The shareable dessert was the best...warm blueberry buckle. We enjoyed our dining experience and will most certainly be back.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and service with an outstanding menu! From drinks to desserts, each course was incredibly prepared and delicious! We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were able to accommodate us so that we could make it to an event shortly after our dinner reservation. Would definitely return when in Charleston!

BG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to HUSK. We love the local flair and knowing where all ingredients were sourced. The peach & blueberry salad was so fresh. The meat sandwich was terrific.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and well priced.

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