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For 2
7:30 PM


133 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Experience downtown dining in this bright contemporary restaurant that garnered LS3P Associates an ASID Merit Award in Institutional Design. Located in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Main Campus, skilled CIC students produce and serve the creative cuisine. Diners may select either a day featuring the diverse dishes of the Americas produced by Chef Donald Barickman’s American Regional Cuisine class or one featuring the global flavors of world fare from Chef Randy William's International Cuisine class. Various regional cuisines are offered as well. Offering both lunch and dinner service (when available), The Relish Restaurant Group® Dining Room provides the most attractive value and venue in the neighborhood. (Please note: Because both the dining rooms and the student-run kitchens of The Relish Restaurant Group® Restaurant and our sister restaurant 181 Palmer are classrooms, the days and hours of operation are determined by the college’s calendar.)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, International
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Hours of operation
Determined by the college schedule. Dates and times are posted accordingly.
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Phone number
(843) 820-5087
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donald Barickman and Kevin Mitchell
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Cross street
College Drive
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Parking details
Free off-street parking
Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place for a meal. Food was a delight.. the only concern was the centerpiece was too tall which interfered with conversations... this is one place all should try for a memorable dining experience

vipMsKay (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Great as always!!! Food and Service was Excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday with a couple of our close friends at a noon meal. The restaurant was part of the Trident Tech Culinary Program where students are involved in all phases of a restaurant operation. A three course meal was served. The food was well prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding....Recommend this restaurant to all...will be going back again next semester...

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

My son is a student in the culinary arts program and we were curious to experience his class environment. It was very professional and we enjoyed seeing the students working in the kitchen. The portions were perfect for lunch. I had the Halibut, delicious, my husband had shrimp and enjoyed it. The panna cotta portion for the dessert was a bit too much for me. The service was timely, professional, and friendly

Relishlover (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Our group always enjoy the food, ambience and the pleasant and courtesy.
Our server Enrae was fantastic and the food delicious!!
We will be back!!! Grade A Tech students, soon to be, chefs!!!

mlorente (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Yes, we would recommend Relish as long as you are patient. A high point of coming to Relish was buying pastries from their bakery shop, it was not open. We understand it is a learning environment, but the servers were really under manned, it was difficult to flag one down for assistance. Meal started with dry biscuits, they used to serve artisan breads. First course we had roasted beets and charred tomato, both were great starters. Second course had amazing chicken with farro, the other plate was delicious ravioli and smoked salmon which had to be sent back as it was uncooked and cold in the middle. Dessert was a great selection of cheeses and crackers (would have been better with french bread and butter) and "chocolate pudding" forget the name. The pudding was flavorful, but rubbery. Good experience but "been there done that" and no need to go back for the same menu. Basically a "one and done" place now.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

I was there with a party of 4. We had reservations for 11:30am but they didn't open up the doors until 11:45. We were waited on promptly and our server was very courtious. The first course was very good, but I had pork loin for the entree and it was so salty I could barely eat it. The dessert was chocolate panna cotta, which I love, but it was very rubbery. Hazelnut Lattee was delicious.

vipMsKay (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Great Food, Ambiance and Service! Lunch with friends. Definitely will be going back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Portions are small, soup and salad should be offered together

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful experience. The meal was beautifully plated and delicious. Our server was extremely courteous and polite. The staff and cooks were all students under Instructors supervision, but overall this restaurant was far superior to a lot of restaurants I've dined in.

vipparrish (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

This was my 1st time here and it was a delightful experience. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to experience fine dining.

retired (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on April 11, 2017

We were not greeted / seated promptly. Breaded Calamari was served cold. Service was slow and somewhat impersonal (Axxx) two of the three entrees were poorly prepared and lacked substance. The roast pork tenderloin was OK and chutney flavorful. Hostess tried to make everything right, but you can't poor food prep. Sorry guys I expected more. The bakery / Cafe was a lot better.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

been here before several times. always enjoyed most of the foods served.

TOONS (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

My wife and I introduced Six of our friends to Relish. A great , and easy to impress friends. The décor, food presentation and service is always excellent. Thanks for making life Grand !

Pmla (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

As always, fresh ingredients made everything excellent. The food was served with such care, and each plate that arrived was served in a beautiful presentation. We will go back.