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JulieT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentines night.... we had reservations at 7, and were on time, but had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. Once seated we waited another 30 minutes for appetizers and another 15 for entrees. The kitchen ran out of food and some of our food was served cold and had to be sent back. Yes, it was Valentines night but, even though the servers were gracious and apologetic, this was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a long time. Shame, since our other experiences here have always been positive.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Toast for Valentine[s Day. Easy to get a reservation. Food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive. All in all it was a very good experience.

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MartinS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and plenty of it. Good service and right on time.

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DennisP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I have not tried their breakfast but their dinner, was not impressed. Got cold mashed potatoes with the worst tasting gravy I could not eat and I was charged for it.

KD
KingDavid
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our waitress was great, but our food was so so. Everybody at the table the grids in every bowl of grits was ice cold.

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CharlesP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Saw this restaurant list as a top 10 for Summerville. I really don’t know how they came up with that. We went at 8 on a Friday for dinner. Not very busy. Should have been a clue. Service was okay even though she forgot our corn bread (which were actually pre-packaged corn bread muffins), the chicken was pretty good but my meatloaf was really not very good. Had to pay extra for asparagus which was mostly tasteless. There plating is nonexistent. With all that being said the prices were on the high side for the quality. Oh and as for ambiance, there is none, unless you consider shabby and worn as good thing. We didn’t. Probably won’t be going back, which I can only gather is the reason for the lack of patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Update your google account, open table, social media, etc. I should not even be able to make a reservation for a day you are not open. I made a reservation for the 3rd and everywhere online said you were open but when I arrived, you were not. Thanks for wasting my time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Wife ordered green tomato bruschetta. 1. No green tomatoes. 2. No garlic, instead they used garlic salt. The menu specifically said GREEN TOMATOES and GARLIC.
Wife ordered sweet tea glazed chicken, it was inedible.
My food was great! I had the grilled meatloaf and salad with chicken.
The biggest thing that will change the place is bleach. The place felt like there was just layers of dirt on the surfaces.

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MYRAS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband wanted seafood and they delivered! I had the crab cakes ... Amazing!

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SuzanneW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food. We got a waitress who was obviously new and needed a bit more training.

JM
JameyM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ezperience! Food was very good as was the service.

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Datenight
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered meatloaf with red rice and asparagus. Up charge for asparagus, 5 little pieces for an extra charge? Red rice was inedible. Wife had a burger since she’s on a Keto diet. Let’s just say the menu isn’t very welcoming for that diet. The coleslaw had overpowering mayo taste. Tried to switch it to collard greens and that was upcharge too. Tried desert, $6 for half a slice of Oreo cheesecake. Ugh. Overall prices were way too high and food didn’t live up to taste expectations.

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halosmith624
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Establishment pleasantly surprised my husband and I. It had a very friendly atmosphere and very nice servers. It made for a very nice evening out to celebrate our 37th anniversary.

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TelisaT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Looked online to see if they were open as it was a holiday. Went there for catfish. Was disappointed as they were closing at 5pm and not serving dinner. Were not told this when we first got there at 4:45. It was not posted on the website that no dinner would be served. We were also sat at a dirty and had to get someone to clean the table. That someone was at the front register and never even looked up at us. Even when we came in we had to stand and wait for her to acknowledge us. Once the table was clean, barely wiped off with a rag, we sat for a while. When a waitress finally came to the table, she said no one told her she had customers. It was after we then tried to order catfish and was told no dinner being served and closing at 5pm. We stayed and ordered anyway, but it wasn't what we wanted so wasn't that good.

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williamrob
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the services was quick i will be back again thank you

DW
vipDonWan
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was horrible! Service was not much better. Will not go again, 3 strikes your out.

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AHappyCustomer
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was cozy and inviting. I appreciated the floorplan having a selection of tables, booths, and bar seating to choose from. Shrimp and Grits were above average and reasonably priced. Coffee was delivered in a nice big mug and stayed warm throughout breakfast. Waiter was attentive.

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GuinetteR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Made reservations for mother’s day. They were not even close to honoring time. Ended up eating outside in the heat if 90 degrees, they did provide a box fan. Food was buffet style and was out of random things multiple times. The chicken was dry. Not impressed at all. Did not have a positive impression for my Mother’s Day. Went home and make sandwiches 😟

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food is decent the service is usually good but I had a pretty bad experience with making a reservation. I used open table, booked for 1:30 and even arrived a little early. The woman at the front checked us in and asked us to wait, gave no mention of how long. After 10 minutes I asked how long it would be as it's mother's day and my mother and I had somewhere else to be at a certain time. The woman told me it would be another 20-30 minutes, "maybe longer." When I expressed some frustration with this she simply told me not to shoot the messenger and there was nothing they could do as they had multiple large tables. I understand restaurants get busy, especially on holidays, but don't offer reservations if you are unable to handle them.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

we went on Mothers day and the brunch was terrible. I realize they were croweded but I was seated in the back and had trouble getting my walker thru the tables. We passed tables that would have been better. The bacon was almost raw and the eggs were runny. I think we should have had a choice of menu or buffet. No was did we eat $30. of food.

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viptakenned
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst 2018 Mother's day brunch! We've heard great things about this restaurant and thought with the spread outlined for this day we'd give it a shot. What a disappointment! Reservations were made for 1145 and were there shortly before this however the line was out the door. We checked in with the hostess and she took down our info. She said they were behind but we should be seated shortly. After 30 minutes, I checked in with the hostess and she couldn't find us on the list so we were re-added to the bottom of the list. I couldn't understand why we made reservations, waited for 30 minutes and now had to wait longer for a table. When I spoke with the manager we were told people were seating themselves and we would be next. We sat down and were greeted promptly by the waitress to take our drink order. In the meantime we proceeded to the buffet to find many empty trays of food and what was available was dry and over cooked. Several dishes were bland and the desert table was a disgrace! The sheet cakes were also dry and the presentation was unprofessional. At almost $30 per person I expected to have decent and also to find what was advertised. Our bill for 4 people was over $100 and we hardly ate 40 dollars worth of food. When I was asked about my meal I shared our discontent and the manager just said sorry and walked away. The only good thing was our waitress. She was so sweet. We would never recommend this place and would never go back!

JD
JD1964
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For a place that generally does a great job, they failed today. Claimed they couldn't access open table reservations, and everyone appeared to have one at 11:45 from what we saw.

45 minutes later, 12:30, we were seated, by an open door, it was 90 degrees outside. I immediately requested they close the door.

Out of plates, buffet was mostly depleted, but slowly being filled.

We weren't informed it was a buffet, until we arrived.

Appears as though they got as many people as they could there and managed fallout later.

Not impressed this time.

PH
PollyH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not recommended 4 Mother's Day. Rsvr ran 1+ hr behind. Walk-ins were seated. Overbooked. No organization. Noisy. Total kaos. Expensive. Not a good impression 4 1st time visit. There was no happy memorable moment.

MM
MartinM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Made reservations for Mother's Day. It was a nightmare. There were people everywhere and it was chaos. I had to wedge thru about 20 people to check in and there was not a reservation list kept. Everyone went on a list. But there was more than one list and we waited for over an hour. Finally left. Was not going to chance the $27/ea buffet would not meet my expectations. I do not understand why this had to be so unorganized. Won't be back...

DC
DonaldC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I understand that the wait was long, but the only option was a buffet on this Mother’s Day and I can assure you for two people it wasn’t worth $60. It was a steep price on a buffet that should’ve been at least $35-$40. Food wasn’t that great compared to a normal day at Toast. I wouldn’t recommend it on a busy holiday.

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vipBobB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Mother’s day was a disappointment. They way overbooked the space leaving people standing outside in the sun. 40 minutes past our reservation time we went and checked and the host went completely over our name. Ended up sitting at the bar listening to staff complain how busy they were. Buffet was way over priced for luke warm, over cooked scrambled eggs, bacon laying in 1/2” of grease in the chafing dish and some type of vegetable melody. Coffee was great though!

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Brandy
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took my mom to a brunch for a mother’s day, showed up and probably a line of 20+ people waiting to be seated. A woman had reservations at 10:00, an HOUR prior to our arrival and still was not seated when we got there. A couple in front of me also had reservations & the hostess was telling people she’s not sure when we will all be seated, even with our reservations. They ended up leaving & so did my mother and I. Toast has always been great with customer service & food. I was extremely bummed that I couldn’t have a nice brunch with my mother. I’m not sure what happened, I don’t know If they under projected the amount of people or what, but if multiple families have RESERVATIONS, a table should be available come arrival.

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TonyaR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation. When we arrived the hostess said it would be about a 15 min wait. We waited and saw the wait staff get the table ready for our party of 6 and for another party of 6. Yet neither of us was seated. We were the only customers waiting to be seated.Finally the other party was seated. I asked how much longer would it be and the hostess said 5 more minutes. We had already been waiting for ~30minutes and there were several tables available. We waited and there waa no effort made to seat us or explaination for what was going on. We left and went to another restuarant and were very pleased with the service there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Good service but horrible food.

CJ
CelesteJ
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Cleanliness horrible
Service bad
The waitress was very pushy and unprofessional. She pick up a dirty napkin from the floor and put it on our table next to our straws for our drinks .
She was completely unaware of her infection control problem and thought it was OK to put a napkin on the table from the floor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The here breakfast may be good! What I can tell you as fact is the dinner was hideous! It was planned case list and causes great nausea throughout the remainder of my evening. Truly the high point of the evening was the salad.

Not worth going to! Just stay away.

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jet94cjk
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Toast on a whim, after searching for a very reasonable, good tasting, friendly place, Toast is our go to spot, we have never been let down. the wait staff are ecceptional.

we reccomend everyone try Toast.

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PegP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Toast really needs a deep clean and a redo. We were at the Summerville Toast. I asked the waiter how many scampi’s came in the meal and he didn’t know and didn’t volunteer to find out. We were to get cornbread with one entree, but instead received biscuits only after we inquired about with the hostess and the waiter. They arrived near the end of the meal. The food was tasty, but my shrimp and grits had only six small shrimp and lots and lots of grits.

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CrystalM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. She crab soup and pimento cheese were delicious. Oddly enough, there were several seafood items on the menu but the restaurant was out of both Tatar and cocktail sauces.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not the best experience for first time dinner here and on Valentines Day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Not prepared for Valentines dinner, food cold and over an hour to get meals. The crab dip and pimento cheese was awesome.

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cwoodell
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For a very busy Valentine's Day, they did a great job. The food was very good and the service was great! The dining area was quite packed and a little crowded but it gave us the opportunity to meet a couple next to us (almost sharing a table) who we look forward to seeing again.

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HeatherF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was not sure what to expect with the reviews I read. I was very pleased with my experience at Toast. My server, Daniel, was great. I asked him to add unsweetened tea to my glass and he remade my peach tea. He then waited to find out if I liked it! My husband had the sweet tea fried chicken and it was fantastic. I had the lemon chicken. It was good, although I didn’t notice that it actually tasted like lemon. Not a big deal since it was juicy and otherwise perfect. I loved the mashed potatoes. They are on the thin side with lovely chunks of potatoes. We were there at 5p and had the whole front section to ourselves. I’m sure it was quiet because of where we were. I will not hesitate to return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall the food was not bad just completely uninspired and basically average at best. Server was obviously new to his craft but he tried hard. Got desert to-go and Tiramisu was dry and was not edible. Saving grace was the bartender triple pours the Scotch.

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KarenV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet up with friends and celebrate birthdays! Love the sweet tea glazed fried chicken!! I order that every time I go!

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