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The Peacock Charleston (formerly The Habit), Charleston, SC

The Peacock Charleston (formerly The Habit)

4.6
4.6
156 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Peacock is an art deco-inspired setting with distinct spaces on each floor - spanning 12,000 sq ft. We offer something for everyone at any time of day. The main dining will be open from 11:30a.m. - 10 p.m. daily for lunch, and dinner (and stays open until 2 a.m. for cocktails). Our second-floor peacock lounge opens daily at 5 p.m. and stays open until 2 a.m. Also on the second floor, you will find V's our entertainment space where you can see a show or have a VIP experience dancing the night away. Finally, experience the splendor of a Charleston evening from our rooftop bar/lounge. We also offer three VIP areas for reservations on the roof (they seat 10-12 people and have private TVs). Come for a meal, watch a sunset or stay for a show whatever you choose you're sure to make it a habit!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (843) 955-5226
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matt Greene
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Great for scenic views

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    American

156 Reviews
  1. DebbieM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent and we very much enjoyed the music. We will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice dinner on second floor! The scallops were delicious, they were on small size and only got 3. Men felt they could have had 4 scallops, women were fine with 3. It’s a cool ambiance! I go back to see what night life is like - but after a long day at SEWE we were fading..

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  3. SuzyQ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and ambience were good but the service was lacking.

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  4. CharlestonGeorge

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family really enjoyed the evening at Peacock. We loved the atmosphere, we had great seats at the front windows and we enjoyed exploring the entire establishment. All the food was good. We had salmon, scallops, lamb and shrimp. All dishes were well prepared. Our server Nate was outstanding. We like to try as many different places as we can. We will be back to Peacock.

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  5. JasonW

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful all around. Server was extremely hospitable and even provided some suggestions for our post meal evening. Definitely coming back

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  6. LauraM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought we would try this place based on all the great reviews. The hubby and I went here for Valentine’s day and upon arriving we were greeted by the rudest hostess I think we’ve ever encountered, ANYWHERE. She welcome us by telling us to be sure we were done by 7 as they had another reservation, we were 15 mins late to find parking. We were apologetic, but she was just snarky and came across as someone not meant to be front and center at the face of ANY establishment. Our server was very nice and accommodating, seemed new though and was not knowledgeable on specials. My scallop dish was the best in the area and the highlight of this place, but service and value would keep us from ever returning. My husbands burger was terrible, way overcooked for his liking. Alcohol prices were crazy, a half bottle of cheap wine was a 400% markup. On the way out I had the pleasure of bumping into the Hostess again who wouldn’t step aside to allow us patrons pass as she was seating another couple, she rudely stated that I was in her way. Sorry folks, not worth it.

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  7. TracyS

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect for a night out on Super Bowl We had a great table in the lounge with flat screen tvs to watch the game. The food is thoughtfully prepared and presented beautifully. Service from the moment we approached the hostess was above and beyond. She escorted us to check out our dining and seating options and was super accommodating. 5 Stars for her and our server (who also served multiple roles as bartender). The only thing I’d have to say is the value on the entrees. There are no accompanying sides that come with it. It’s more of sharing plates than entrees. For example: If you ordered the carne asada skewers and a bowl of green beans as a single person you would get 4 -5 small bites of steak and a heaping bowl of green beans that feeds approximately 3-4 people. My suggestion is go with a group and plan to share.

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  8. MC22

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service we’ve had in a while. We ate off of the brunch menu and appreciated the variety of it. Food was very good and flavorful. Already want to go back for lunch or dinner.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here multiple times. One of our favorite places.

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  10. MeredithA

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience. The service was top notch, food was delicious and being early in the week, the atmosphere was laid back and relaxed.

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  11. TimothyW

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is transitioning from ‘Habit’ to ‘The Peacock’. Menu still is printed with Habit on the page. We went for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed our menu choices. Poutine which contained braised beef, cheese curds, and gravy over French fries topped with an egg.. Bad Habit which contained marinated chicken chunks, fingerling potatoes, Tasso ham, and gravy. We liked that they were somewhat different than the usual brunch choices. Mimosa service was enjoyable as well. Our server did a solid job and was clearly familiar with the menu options. It was pretty quiet for a Sunday brunch. Our hope is that more folks discover the Peacock so it can grow.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my birthday, and the service was amazing! Great food and ambiance was awesome!

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  13. BlueG

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lived up to expectations. Food = Perfect. Service = Exceptional. Experience = More, Please. And. Thank you!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service.

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  15. Karebear

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and thrilled with the experience. The food was delicious. The service was great. And the art deco interior is beautiful. We spent the entire night there, starting with dinner, then we headed to the rooftop lounge for drinks, and then to the speakeasy for live music. What a fun filled night!

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  16. JamesB

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful spot, service was fine, but food very average, especially for the price.

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  17. AnnalizaJ

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT ambiance and the Food was even better. We enjoyed everything that our very knowledgeable waitress recommended to us during Restaurant Week. We love the blistered green beans and highly recommend them for sharing. We all would highly recommend this restaurant for Brunch, lunch, or dinner. We are definitely planning to check out the ladies' night on Wednesdays.

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  18. luv4food

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. Service and food was amazing.

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  19. MichaelH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, visited during restaurant week. Smashburger and mushroom risotto were both excellent. 3 courses included choice of app and chocolate cake which may have been the best part. Weather was too cold to check out the rooftop bar. Recommend reservations.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Poutine, crab cakes, chocolate cake, wine pairing , atmosphere 5 stars.

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  21. LOUISG

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed with everything. I am bringing my girlfriends back during Spoleto .

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  22. TheresaH

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and impeccable service. Very personable and upscale. Flavors and quality of food as expected for Charleston. Love the decor and feel of the restaurant. Staff was very attentive. Can’t wait to go back for more. Highly recommended.

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  23. Anniversary

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was GREAT. Mo was our server and he was AWESOME as well!!!

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  24. AmandaS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service at the bar. Beautiful space. Unremarkable food.

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  25. bbg130

    Richmond

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time at The Habit. The restaurant week menu (and regular too) had many items for a carnivore and pescatarian to choose a delicious meal. The blistered green beans with spicy sauce were tasty as was the shrimp entree, although the broth was a bit salty for me (I prefer all my food with herbs & spices and no salt). While I don’t understand the craze of smashburgers my husband liked his choice along with the caprese salad and apple cobbler. I skipped dessert in favor of a frothy espresso martini - good decision. The upstairs bar was quiet and peaceful while downstairs is loud.

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  26. Neils808

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great educated staff knowledgeable but fun. Each dish we had was very good, well prepared and served timely

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  27. scottp

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    staff was attentive and professional, food was spectacular

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  28. HallieT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is absolutely delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect. The only complaint I have was that service was a bit slow in between the first two courses, but not slow enough that I was annoyed over it. I would absolutely recommend this place whether your need a girls night out or a date night. I will absolutely be coming back.

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  29. DoreenY

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week to give shanti a try. Our server Natalya, was fantastic, so attentive, informative and pleasant. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors and offerings. Will definitely go back sooner than later. A cool spot in a sea of great restaurants.

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  30. SuzieS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful staff and outstanding music and atmosphere.

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  31. Martha

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service was professional and prompt. Server was helpful and friendly.

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  32. MeredithD

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here for Restaurant Week and was incredibly impressed! We had the poutine, mozzarella caprese, shrimp, crab cakes, chocolate cake, and apple cobbler. Everything was outstanding and our server was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Highly recommend The Habit!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second visit and the food was great (again) and our server was very attentive. It was quiet with only a few other diners during both of my visits, so I can’t speak for how the noise level may be impacted when the dining room is full. The decor is beautiful and seating is very comfortable. I will certainly be back.

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  34. Groovegirl

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying and was not disappointed! It was a girls night out and we went for restaurant week. We each tried something different so we could taste more thing, all of them were delicious! Will recommend and definitely go back!

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  35. GordonS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Charleston Restaurant Week menu options were numerous, and the wine pairing was well done! Allie, our waitress, was helpful and responsive too. The blistered green beans were fabulous. Would come here again!

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  36. Smasher

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Tried multiple options and all very good.

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  37. LaurelS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to The Habit as part of restaurant week. The service was great, our server knew the menu and knew what to recommend. Every course we got was delicious and did not disappoint. Will be going back when we are back in Charleston!

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  38. Janetr

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Hostess dressed in a sloppy unattractive manner, referred to mid-day meal as NOT Brunch but Dinner, entrees (burger, fried chicken sandwich, vegetarian risotto) seemed like Lunch category. During our meal, Waiter carried out a large container of dirty dishes. Upon 2 or 3 occasions there was a woman mopping the floor. Music very loud, obtrusive. Decor a mixed bag of art deco, moorish, baroque & renaissance. Actually the food was the best part of the experience. Would not return or recommend this restaurant.

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  39. JoyceD

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe because it was restaurant week but the menu was not creative or very good. The wine pairings were not good and the server did not know anything about the wine she served. Overall disappointing

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  40. RichardM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was fantastic! Food was delicious and the ambiance is wonderful. It was an overall great experience and we will be going back!

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FAQs

The Peacock Charleston (formerly The Habit) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 955-5226.

The Peacock Charleston (formerly The Habit) is rated 4.6 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Peacock Charleston (formerly The Habit)

213 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2648

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Executive chef
    Matt Greene
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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