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The Honey Hive

4.7
4.7
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Dessert

A late night, elevated Desserterie with savory offerings & a sophisticated craft cocktail program. We have house made artfully executed desserts and a speakeasy bar that entices all the "one mores".

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Booked 17 times today
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (843) 576-4700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    JJ Kern

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    King Street and Cannon Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Sweet

  • Hummingbird Petit Gateau$10.00

    pecan pain de genes, banana mousse, caramelized pineapple, salted caramel

    • Coconut Samoa$12.00

      whipped coconut cheesecake, chocolate sable, caramel, macadamia praline crumble

      • Peanut Butter Creme Brulee$14.00

        blackberry gel, brioche croutons, brown butter sponge, peanut butter powder

        • Key Lime Panna Cotta$15.00

          pistachio nougat, lime gel, kefir lime milk powder crumble, buttermilk gelato

          • Fois Gras Cannoli$12.00

            white chocolate foie gras mousse, elderflower shell, blueberry agrodolce

            • Strawberry Shortcake$12.00

              sweet corn cake, black pepper pastry cream, strawberry mousse, strawberry gel, dulcey whipped ganache, torched meringue, strawberry consomme

              • Old Fashioned$15.00

                tobacco ganache, milk chocolate mousse, orange puree, whisky gel, coco nib croquant, bourbon cherries

                • Caramel Tart$13.00

                  sorghum crust, sorghum "crackerj ack", torched meringue, chocolate gelato

                  • Honeysuckle Custard & Smoked Almond Torte$11.00

                    hibiscus gel, preserved lemon, bruleed figs, pink peppercorn blossoms

                    • Oaxacan Hot Fudge Sundae$13.00

                      (oat flour) dark chocolate brownie, champurrado ganache, Guajillo chocolate crystals, horchata semi freddo

                      • Our Signature Kinsey Cake$22.00

                        honey soaked chocolate cake, milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate glaze, white chocolate large enough to share, small enough to devour

                        Savory

                        • Squash Blossom Tempura$18.00

                          benne seed, buttermilk lemon custard, house sriracha sauce

                          • Summer Citrus Salad$14.00

                            sunny egg, onion ring, fennel, orange, bacon lardons, citrus vin

                            • Cheddar Gougeres$10.00

                              pimiento cheese, aged cheddar dust, green tomato chow chow

                              • Ham & Cheese Croquettes$12.00

                                country ham, gruyere, mustard aioli

                                • Hasselback Potato$12.00

                                  bone marrow ranch emulsion, Hooks (WI) 7 year cheddar cheese sauce, chive

                                  • Roasted Beets$12.00

                                    John' s Island baby beets, hazelnut crumble, orange gel, melted leeks, pickled cherry, benne seed tuile

                                    • Tomato Pie$16.00

                                      puff pastry, local tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, Chevre goat cheese

                                      • Sunchoke Cannelloni$16.00

                                        sunchoke puree, sheep' s milk ricotta, sweet corn emulsion, shaved truffle

                                        • Roasted Bone Marrow and Housemade Bread$16.00

                                          orange purée, caramelized onion, shaved onion, pickled pearl onion, garden herbs

                                          Cocktails

                                          We revere the feminine in spirit and in spirits. Our cocktail menu pays tribute to women, both famous and infamous, that exhibit a thirst for life, libations and the pursuit of a very good time

                                          • Zelda Fitzgerald$15.00

                                            Let' s raise an absinthe rinsed glass to the first flapper. Wife of F Scott and notorious rabble-rouser. This cocktail is comprised of cantaloupe Gin, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon & poppy seed liqueur is sure to please The Beautiful and The Damned

                                            • Violet Jessup$14.00

                                              This unsinkable woman survived not one or two but three sinking ships including the Titanic. We salute you fair Violet with vodka, creme de violette, lemon & coconut milk topped with a frothy egg white and floral garnish

                                              • Eartha Kitt$13.00

                                                A sweet burning blend of whiskey & local honey, inspired by this South Carolina native who lived without apology. This mixture of Anita' s Choice Whiskey, spiced honey & lemon topped with sparkling wine will make women sing and men swoon

                                                • Rose Kennedy$15.00

                                                  This esteemed member of American Royalty claimed she did not know age, nor weariness, nor defeat. We believe this was accredited to her favorite cocktail the "VSS" our tribute includes Cathead Bitter Orange, kumquat liqueur, lemon, simple and top with soda

                                                  • The Madame$15.00

                                                    Tiramisu was invented by a clever brothel Madame in Italy. She developed this aphrodisiac dessert to offer to customers at the end of the evening in order to reinvigorate them. This blend of coffee, whiskey, bourbon cream & cocoa is sure to delight. Topped with a ladyfinger to satisfy your appetite

                                                    • Anna Ravenel$14.00

                                                      This Charleston lady in white is rumored to haunt the graveyard where her family dug six graves to fool her beloved so her soul was never able to rest. This herbal concoction of coconut creme, tequila and mint syrup should help her rest easy

                                                      • Elizabeth Taylor$15.00

                                                        The chocolate martini made its debut on the set of The Giant with Elizabeth and her handsome co-star Rock Hudson. She was on husband #2 at the time but proudly declared that some of her best leading men have been dogs and horses

                                                        Sparkling

                                                        • Chic Cava$7.00

                                                          • Lunetta Prosecco$9.00

                                                            • Bouvet Brut$10.00

                                                              • Albert Bichot Brut Rose$15.00

                                                                • Canard Duchene Champagne$120.00

                                                                  • Taittainger La Francaise Brut$180.00

                                                                    • King Estate Brut Cuvee$100.00

                                                                      White Wines

                                                                      • Viberti Rose$6.00

                                                                        • Maison Rose$12.00

                                                                          • Banfi Centine Pinot Grigio$7.00

                                                                            • Santa Margherita Pinto Grigio$75.00

                                                                              • King Estate Pinot Gris$13.00

                                                                                • Klinker Brick Albarino$12.00

                                                                                  • Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay$12.00

                                                                                    • Cakebread Chardonnay$130.00

                                                                                      Reds

                                                                                      • Row 11 Vinas Pinot Noir

                                                                                        • Adelsheim Breaking Ground Pinot Noir

                                                                                          • Walt Pinot Noir

                                                                                            • Bacigalupi Old Vine Zinfandel

                                                                                              • Silver Ghostcabernet

                                                                                                • J Lohr Hilltop Cabernet

                                                                                                  • Klinker Brickcabernet

                                                                                                    • Cakebread Napa Cabernet

                                                                                                      • Hall Cabernet

                                                                                                        • Caymus Cabernet

                                                                                                          • Château Croix D'aumedes, Cuvee Reserve

                                                                                                            • Banfi Brunello

                                                                                                              Last updated: October 16, 2021

                                                                                                              What 20 people are saying

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                                                                                                              4.7
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                                                                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                                                                              • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                              • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                DeeDee

                                                                                                                Western NC

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined today

                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                Help with slide life excited to see hahah it was all grate!!!

                                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Beautiful restaurant & bar! Very classy! Great for girls night out or date night!

                                                                                                              3. R

                                                                                                                Rokiron

                                                                                                                Orlando

                                                                                                                25 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                25 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                It was a fun experience from start to finish. Eclectic decorations with a friendly service mentality. We only had dessert but it was delicious. Their signature cake was very tasty. The ice cream flight was nice and fun as well.

                                                                                                              4. TO

                                                                                                                TommyO

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                overall4food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                The honey hive was just as nice as we hoped. The food was spot on but the service was a little spotty!

                                                                                                              5. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Such a cool dessert and drink experience!

                                                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                so fun service was great

                                                                                                              7. LP

                                                                                                                LaurenP

                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Beautiful decor, fun cocktails, great savory food AND fantastic desserts. Service was excellent and everything running smoothly, we were so surprised to find out they’d been open less than a month! A perfect place to stop in for us from out of town. Great vibe for a date night or a girls night out.

                                                                                                              8. o

                                                                                                                ozres

                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                                overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                We were looking for something light after a late/heavy lunch. The Honey Hive was nearby and had an open table. The ham and cheese croquettes were small but delicious. We both had dessert which was beautiful but was again very small. We shared the coconut cheesecake and hummingbird cake and both were delicious. I had a glass of wine and my husband was craving a Coke. He never drinks soda! They asked him if he wanted a refill on his Coke and he said yes. When we received the bill, we were surprised to see we were charged $4 for each glass of Coke! $8 for the equivalent of two cans of Coke! That’s just ridiculous.

                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                What a fun concept! Speakeasy feel, great lighting, beautiful spaces and details. The food is superb, very fun twists, excellent fresh ingredients. Special cocktails are delicious as well as very generous. A special place all the way around!

                                                                                                              10. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                E. Tennessee

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Great service, cute concept!

                                                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Girls night!!!

                                                                                                              12. C

                                                                                                                Chsfood

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Loved the Honey Hive! We got the peanut butter brûlée and it was SO GOOD! Each got different drinks and both were great as well. Really fun place and perfect for a girls night.

                                                                                                              13. C

                                                                                                                Charris

                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                I was surprised to see a dessert place downtown in the middle of King Street with so few reviews, but of course it's only because they've only been open for 3 weeks now! What a phenomenal place! The inside is so gorgeous with lots of love put into the details, and there wasn't a single piece of food I didn't enjoy. I got a good sample of the menu, and each dessert has a lot of personality! Lauren was our server, and she took care of us the whole night professionally with a lot of kind hospitality and full knowledge of the menu. We started off with the ham and croquettes as a savory snack and the Old Fashioned for our first dessert! The Old Fashioned is an extremely complex experience that took us back to a bar and lounge in the 1920's. Next we had the peanut butter creme brûlée. This one was reminiscent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich made from scratch, the jam at the bottom was so good and tart! We had the Honeysuckle dessert and the Key Lime. The Honeysuckle Custard was probably one of my highest notes of the evening, it's incredibly light and smooth and of course has more tart jam to it, and the key lime pie was definitely key lime! We finished off with the Kinsey Cake and the presentation is so impressive! Everything we had was phenomenal, the service was phenomenal (thanks Lauren!) and I have nothing but praise! Please give them a visit, you won't be disappointed!

                                                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Really cute spot! Delicious dessert highly recommend

                                                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Can't wait to go back. We ordered drinks and 4 desserts. Everything was delicious. Literally couldn't pick a favorite as it was all over the top good. The attention to detail from the service, food, decor and atmosphere is unmatched from anything we've experienced in Charleston as we are locals

                                                                                                              16. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                We decided to try this place out because open table suggested it as a good dessert place . The atmosphere is beyond gorgeous. The staff is beyond friendly. The owner took time out of her night to come chat with us about the interior of the place which really means a lot and adds a special touch to the experience. If you have not tried this place you are missing out, make a reservation ASAP!

                                                                                                              17. c

                                                                                                                chrish

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Wonderful. This place has the makings of a group night, or a date night, must. The people and the service are outstanding. The drinks and food fit into the concept perfectly. Make this a place to go!

                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Amazing experience! Such a cute girly vibe and to walk through the doors you really feel like you’re transported back in time. The woman inspired cocktail menu, every drink is delicious the desserts are amazing, the savory options are great. Bring all your girlfriends and you won’t be disappointed!

                                                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Birmingham

                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                I’m a dessert lover, the ambiance and service was on point. I ordered the Elizabeth Taylor (chocolate martini) and it was delicious. The caramel tart was good but I was expecting a larger potion. I will definitely give them another chance hopefully the dessert menu will be a little larger.

                                                                                                              20. E

                                                                                                                Eve1977

                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Atmosphere is amazing, wait staff and management very attentive being so new. Cocktails are a little confusing with the story mixed in with the ingredients. Didn’t really care for the ones we ordered but maybe that was personal preference. Was hoping for a few more savory options were a little healthier…they were all good but very heavy and rich. Overall it was a good experience. A couple tweaks and this will be a great place to add a touch of class to King Street!

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                                                                                                              The Honey Hive is rated 4.7 stars by 20 OpenTable diners

                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                                                                              Booked 17 times today
                                                                                                              Google Map for The Honey Hive

                                                                                                              563 King St Charleston, SC 29403

                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                King Street and Cannon Street

                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                Downtown Charleston

                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–2:00 am

                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                Dessert, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                Elegant Dining

                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                JJ Kern

                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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