Parcel 32

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Parcel 32 is an Upper King Street restaurant housed in a historic 1837 Charleston single home. At Parcel 32, we are inspired by the culinary traditions of our city, as well as the outstanding farmers, producers, purveyors, and artisans.

To honor this, we have brought together the best of the old and the new - in both cuisine and atmosphere. Parcel 32 incorporates the flavors and layered heritage of the coastal South in a refined, yet relaxed environment that reflects the building's history, as well as the modern influences of today.

442 King Street was built in 1837 and was at one point the peninsula's highest-volume bakery for 75 years. Later, the home sat in vacant disrepair for years. In 1998, Patrick Properties bought it to return it to its former glory, helping launch the restoration of the Upper King St we know today. Much of Upper King's revitalization can be tied back to the Patricks and the work they've done to restore Charleston's hidden gems.
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Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try Parcel 32 for brunch with four friends as I was visiting this past weekend and I'm glad we did! Attentive service from Ashleigh, delicious food and a chill atmosphere made P32 a terrific start to a Sunday. Kudos to the kitchen - the Hot Chicken & Waffles and Lobster Toast were spot on!! We'll all be back!

Parcel 32
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to see us and for sharing your brunch experience! Definitely come back for dinner next time you are in town.

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AW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for restaurant week and the food was phenomenal, however the service was incredibly slow- sometimes 30mins between courses. We also found plastic in one of our dishes and mentioned it to the waiter with little response from him/he was very blasé about it. I’m sure restaurant week determined the service, so would definitely go back on a normal week. Aside from the service and plastic, the food itself was amazing. Loved the chicken and short rib. The banana bread pudding was also out of this world. Definitely still recommend and will return.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there while being on Whole 30 and they couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. Probably should have called ahead to let them know about our dietary restrictions but were wonderful.

P
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and excellent service - our new favorite restaurant in Charleston SC. Can't wait to go again.

CF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was kind, helpful and provided great suggestions. Manager Ian came to the table to help with menu selection and adjustments to accommodate gluten free requirements.

LW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and we enjoyed our experience!

LJ
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. I tried the Caesar salad, and it was a triumph of delicious flavors and textures including bresaola, and crispy boquerones. That was merely the 2nd course, although it could've been an entree serving size. The pork schnitzel was a well done twist on traditional, with crisp fried mustard greens on top and celery root puree and dijon sauce on the plate.
The brown sugar bourbon cake, with bourbon buttercream, butterscotch sauce, and a "Ritz Crunch" cookie was as over the top rich and delicious as it sounds. An excellent meal served by a knowledgeable, and helpful with wine choices, wait staff. From the hostess who seated me with the waiter I requested, to a fond goodbye on leaving, it was a most enjoyable experience and I was more than satisfied with dinner.

Parcel 32
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the Caesar salad (as well as the rest of your experience), which just recently made its debut on the menu. We very much look forward to your next visit!

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very slow service.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant Week

P
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and love the atmosphere and decor. Will return! Thanks!

SP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely lovely evening w/delicious and surprising flavors to satisfy our palette while the staff treated us so welcoming-like family. Portions are generous and it was such a great deal to enjoy and savor four courses for only $55.00! The chef even came out to say hello for our special occasion request and he even offered how his culinary team create some of the melt in your mouth delight! Definite Charleston fine delectable dining and charm w/personable staff that ensure to contribute their special hospitality touch for an extraordinary experience to remember.

Parcel 32
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Susan - Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining us for Restaurant Week! Our team takes great pride in what they do and love the opportunity to share that passion with our guests. Come see us again soon!

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L
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. The atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. Three of us tried different dishes off the menu and were well pleased with our meal. We’ll definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Service was perfection
Wine kept flowing....
So many GF options, I was giddy with excitement 😆

s
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Parcel 32 for restaurant week. Everything was delicious and the service was great! We had a really nice evening and we will definitely be back!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The menu was not the same as listed on the restaurant week site. Not only was the menu different, the price was different. On restaurant week site it was listed as 3 for $40, Parcel 32's menu was 4 for $55, and the entre we went for wasn't on their menu. We were very disappointed in what we had to eat, we will definitely not go back!

Parcel 32
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Carol - So sorry for the mix up! It looks like you were actually looking at last year's Restaurant Week menu. If you go to the official Restaurant Week website or our own website (under "Menus" or "Happenings"), you will find the current menu. Our menu changes regularly based on seasonal availability, so our Restaurant Week dishes are never the same year-to-year. We also chose to add a fourth course this year. Again, apologies for the mix up. We hope you reconsider and will come see us again!

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D
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word fantastic! This is a great restaurant in every aspect. Starting with the great selection of bourbon and scotch in the bar to the wonderful simple choices on the menu. Do not miss the grilled oysters and the hush puppies as appetizers. The special chicken is a.taste.sensation as is the cast iron skillet duck. The staff is friendly and very helpful to out of town visitors like us. Don't miss this truly outstanding restaurant.

Parcel 32
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're so happy you chose to spend your evening with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in town!

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CW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parcel is one of my absolute favvvvvvves in Charleston, especially for a date night. The duck and the clams are a must try!!! I’ve tried almost everything on the menu, and while it’s always amazing and unparalleled, I literally miss the duck when I leave!

Parcel 32
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much, Caroline! We love that you choose to spend date night with us. You'll have to come see us again soon since you haven't tried everything on the menu yet (ALMOST everything doesn't count!). Plus, there's always something new to try :)

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great charming, sophisticated ambiance. The kind of place with an adult vibe you can enjoy without a young college crowd creating a different atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The truffle potato soup was outstanding and the beef loin with vegetables and the chicken with grits were delicious. Make hard to save room for dessert as the apple crisp was amazing. Service was also great! Definitely worth a trip!

P
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great Happy Hour pricing and bar service. Interesting decor and comfortable bar seating. Waitress was friendly and knowledgable. They were out of the whole fish which is what attracted us to the restaurant and is a featured dish, pretty disappointing. I had the swordfish "fish of the day" special. Two small medallions of fish, maybe 4-5 oz total and overcooked. The accompanying bok choy and mushrooms were splendid. My wife had the duck breast and gave me a taste, is was excellent. Roasted cauliflower appetizer was good and a generous portion. Kumamoto oysters were microscopic, I think they picked through them and served the nice ones at the New Year's Eve dinner....... Charleston is a foodie's paradise, this was paradise at average.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

They have a very limited menu and were out of 3 main dishes already at 7:30pm on a Saturday. That being said what we ate was very good and the service was friendly.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ray, was one of the best servers I’ve ever had and the food and drinks were delicious m!! Michael Connolly, the bartender was lovely.

BS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and carefully curated menu of local and seasonal foods expertly prepared with service to match.

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Parcel 32 was delicious. I had oysters with pesto and potato and leek soup. They were delicious and I had a really nice conversation with my dad here. Overall, a good place.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

G
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impression was wonderful, beautiful decor, but that did not match with the hostess/manager. She was a lil sloppy.
Overall the waitress was fabulous and the food very smart and delicious!
We will return!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for brunch and ordered the hot chicken and cheddar waffles and the cinnamon roll. I really liked the seasoning and spice on the chicken as well as the bourbon pecan praline in the cinnamon roll. Great meal, did not disappoint!

JO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody Mary’s were one of the best I’ve ever had and food was delicious!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service was slow and it was not very busy. Ordered the whole fish entree and it literally came out raw. Third time at this restaurant, the other two times were excellent. On a side note, they br

VB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good atmospheric restaurant, nice stuff.
But,
-Portions are very small, I have newer seen such small portions.
-Happy Hour only at the bar, there is not listed at Open table and website.
I would like to put 3 stars, but I will not spoil the rating.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Super cute inside. Super pricey for what you got.

RM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was upscale but the environment was casual and relaxed. Very fun and very delicious

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The waiter needs to learn what beers you have on tap.

L
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced and slow service. With all the options in Charleston you should go somewhere else. You can definitely do better. The duck was really good And the main dishes are an appropriate size but don’t expect much to be served along with it.

Parcel 32
Responded on December 3, 2019

Laurie, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience through multiple reviews. We're happy you enjoyed the duck! It's a popular dish. Our Large Plates are priced + sized to allow diners to order additional shareable small plates so they can try more of the menu. Our bar offers options starting from $5, should your favorites not be listed on the seasonal cocktail list. We'd love to have you back to try some of the numerous options in the friendlier price range. We hope to see you soon!

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LF
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed both to share offerings a whole fish and a large steak. This was plenty for our party of 6 with additional potatoes and a salad. The food was great. This was our second visit, we will return again.

Parcel 32
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for sharing, Lynn! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CY
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for date night prior to the craziness of Thanksgiving, and it was perfect! We got there earlier than our reservation and just decided to cozy up at the bar instead. They've rearranged the furniture in the bar area so there is now a fun lounge space next to the front window. Very cute!

For dinner, we shared the roasted cauliflower dish (amazing!), the clams (definitely order some bread to go with this - you'll want to soak up that sauce afterward), the crushed potatoes (the aioli on this is delicious), and the dry aged beef tartare. The chips that are served with the tartare are so flavorful and go wonderfully with the tartare. My fiance also got the beef loin, which he said was incredible.

As for drinks, I know they do half off all their bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Since I would have been the only one drinking wine, a bottle seemed a bit aggressive :) Instead, I went with the "Thanks for Looking" cocktail, which was perfect for the chilly night.

Overall, great atmosphere, food, drinks, and service. Plus, I walked by earlier today and saw they were setting up decor for the holidays, so we'll absolutely be back soon!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I had a wonderful experience for our first visit to Parcel 32. We had early reservations (6 PM) as we were attending a concert at Charleston Music Hall afterwards so we had the full attention of our waiter and his assisting staff (a good thing)! He suggested a pre-dinner cocktail of “Thanks for Looking” which perfectly suited both of us. Of course we had to try the signature pecan hush puppies...definitely lived up to the hype. We then shared one of the family entrees...the whole fish. I thoroughly enjoyed the succulent “seawater and smoke” whole flounder. Our waiter (Ray) explained that they have a very special oven for preparing this delightful dish that is served up with just the perfect amount of smokiness and crispiness. Finished off the meal with a tasty affogato. I look forward to our next meal at this not so hidden Charleston gem.

Parcel 32
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love that you had such a great experience. Ray is definitely a wonderful server and always incredibly helpful with the on-point suggestions. Come see us again soon for dinner, and come a little early to take advantage of happy hour, which is 5-7pm every day in the main bar and upstairs in The Parlour!

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RI
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, but certainly not the last! Great experience all around, wonderful vibe.

SH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautifully curated, music, etc. Food was sophisticated and southern- so good! Would highly recommend Parcel 32.

BB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, great food, drinks, service, atmosphere. Loved everything about it.