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Relish

4.5
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cuisines
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
Additional
Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 137 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I really enjoy myself when I am at this establishment. The students do an outstanding job. The value is well worth it. I will continue to return this place.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

good lunch meal with friends it was a taste of Japanese.. the students did a good job in preparation and service.. looking forward to returning in the fall

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our server Alina was wonderful. She explained the menu in great detail. She was attentive,personable and always smiling. We had a great experience.

We will be back!

Charlie

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Enjoyed the food, server & surroundings. Lots of food for a noon lunch. Wish they had early bird dining.
I did bring half of my lunch home.
This is always a great experience- Relish & Palmer.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Portions are small, soup and salad should be offered together

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2017

We have eaten here twice before. This was the best meal yet! The crab cake was very good, the Virginia chicken was tasty and moist, and the collards were tender and prepared perfectly.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

My friends really enjoyed dining at Relish for lunch. The price was ridiculously low for the service, meal (the whole package) that was prepared compared to what we would have paid at another restaurant.
Hats off to our students!!!

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Wait staff are learning so made for a slow response to each table assigned and need to learn how to handle plates and glassware. Noticed involved hands on rim if glasses. Spilled half my drink and did not offer to get me a full glass. Bowl of soup served less then 1 cup not even a 1\4 of a cup..not given a spoon. Many customers had to ask for spoons for the soup. Should not be served in a large bowl, if less then a cup. Curry vindaloo not tasty just too much smoked paprika for heat. Curry should be flavorful. Bowl served in should not be handled by the rim. The food was too overpriced for the lack of flavor. It was not even worth a $5.00 price tag. I'm being critical because I'm a retired caterer with a great track record.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

This was a rare situation - the food was too spicy. The main entrée was spicy but everything else was great. I've been here 15 - 20 times and this is the first time I couldn't eat all the food because of the highly seasoned dish.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was wonderful. The value was exceptional and we had a wonderful lunch experience. Looking forward to our next visit. The staff were so cordial and accomodating. We met the supervisor who answered all our questions about the restaurant. We would defintely recommend this for a very pleasant lunch experience.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2017

I enjoy tasting the different menus that they provide. It is a great price for the value and you can enjoy a conversation with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Enjoy eating here every week. It's a hidden gem. Each week the menu changes so it's always a surprise the country or region you will be sampling each week.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Great food and great service! We always enjoy eating at the Relish Restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2017

I enjoy going to the Relish and tasting what the students are doing. It's nice, the food is good and you can enjoy a conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

The food is always impeccable but service can be hit and miss. Alas it's a learning experience for students so I don't mind the hiccups along the way. I wish Relish was open for dinner, even if it were just a few days per term.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

New to area and interested in getting a taste of local places. This was a great choice. Not a rushed lunch. Learning experience for me as well as the staff! Great job. Definitely will be back next opportunity!!!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

Excellent food and value with a varying menu The servers are Well informed

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

Great meal and excellent service! A nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2016

Excellent food! Great Service! Everything was wonderful....as usual!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

This was our second visit to RELISH. Everything was just great. We will be returning in the near future to sample some different cuisine.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Excellent!!! Our server provided the very best in service. My friends and I love the bread!!!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

We took a friend to lunch with us to Relish, her comment was that she felt that she was dining in a 5 star restaurant! I have to agree we always are treated wonderfully and lunch is superb.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Entre was great, main dish with the risotto and dessert was OK. Overall was very good . Love to come back.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2016

Great Food! Excellent service! This was a wonderful lunch experience.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2016

The food was fantastic. The meatball first course was great and so was the dessert.
The salmon wasn't cooked all the way through and was sent back to the kitchen, but when it was returned to the table it was seasoned to perfection!!!
All in all my friends and I enjoyed every bite. Did I mention the bread/butter and coffee?
My friends and I could not get enough!!!
My friends are looking forward to many more occasions to dine at The Relish.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2016

Only way to get a gourmet meal for the price of fast food

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