VERY POOR MARKETING. The Fathers' Day brunch should have been sold out.
I took my new girlfriend to the Southerly for Sunday brunch, and it was a hit! I already knew that the Southerly has great food and service, because I have taken many friends and family, and everybody has loved it. So when my girlfriend told me that her entree was the BEST piece of salmon that she ever had, I wasn't too surprised. But I scored a lot of points in her book! I can't wait to take my dad for the $5 pancake special on a Saturday.
We went for a spur of-the-moment brunch on a Sunday at 12:30 and the place was packed with people lining the entryway waiting to be seated. A last minute online reservation via Open Table got us ushered to a booth almost immediately. Our waitress was experienced, pleasant and appeared and disappeared at the right times. The stuffed French toast was not quite what I expected: a tall, square slab of bread stuffed with mushy peaches and topped with a sweet concoction--maybe maple butter? At any rate there was no need for syrup. It was very tasty but also very heavy and I couldn't finish it. My husband had duck hash with poached eggs and potatoes which he enjoyed. After sampling his dish, however, the meat and potatoes seemed a bit dry and I was glad to have ordered the French toast.
Good restaurant and good food. We were staying in Charleston for my friend's bachelor party and we were struggling to find restaurants downtown. There were not a lot of people at this restaurant (seems more like a lunch / brunch place) but the food was excellent, the menu had lots of options, and the drinks were very reasonably priced. I would recommend this restaurant.
Our server was either very inexperienced or having a really bad night. He had absolutely no sense of timing. He would stop by the table and then not come back for 20 minutes at a time. There were only a handful of tables that were seated with guests. Our dinner took almost two hours. Everyone in our group ordered an entree and one drink each.
The swordfish entree was horrible. I had looked over the menu on the website and based on the description, I was very excited to order it. I had two bites of the fish to be polite. The rice was disgusting.
I had also requested a table outside, weather permitting. The weather was great. We were seated inside.
I am very embarrassed to have selected your restaurant. It won't happen again.
After graduation lunch. Great outdoor dining and good food!
Had not been to this restaurant in 2 years so we decided to try it with another couple after looking at the menu. The food was exceptionally good and the value for the meal was one of the best in MP. My wife had the swordfish steak and I had the 48 hr braised short ribs. Both were excellent. We had the meat and cheese board for an appetizer and it was great. The 2 person size is plenty for 4 people! Will go back again as there are plenty of great choices on the menu to try.
I have loved Southerly for brunch in the past. And maybe i just didnt pay attention before. But the brunch is priced ok ($35 per person). But it includes no drinks (not even iced tea and soft drinks). But worse, it was a buffet and they added gratuity of 20% to the bill for our party of 4. That seemed steep to me. The waitress was fine, but she only got our drinks and cleared our plates. We served ourselves! If they are going to add in gratuity to ensure wait staff get some tips i would think 10-15% would be more than adequate. Sadly, i felt like they jipped us.
Went for Brunch on Mothers Day. We did not know that we were obligated to the "Buffet" only but was satisfied because the Food was very good. The Buffet, however is expensive ($35) and they automatically include Gratuity to server who's only duties are to bring you drinks. Unless you go to some cheap buffet and you can eat a lot of food in one sitting, you typically do not "eat your money's worth" which is accurate for, here. If you have the money to spend, then the Sunday Brunch @ The Southerly is nice.
Excellent choices of food. Dessert sizes could have been smaller for those who want to taste more than one dessert without wasting.