Tavern & Table

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Like neighborhood taverns of old, the new Tavern & Table on Shem Creek is designed to be that local gathering place where friends and family get together for classic cocktails and spectacular handcrafted food in an atmosphere as comfortable as your living room. The inventive menu, created by executive chef Katie Lorenzen-Smith, celebrates the flavors of the Lowcountry using as many local vendors, fishermen and farmers as possible. Tavern & Table is rustic but refined offering familiar flavors presented with a little flair and a lot of fun.
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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server took order and asked if our food was good. He never came around to refill iced teas even though we repeatedly tried to get his attention. We finally flagged down another server who took care of us. He never asked if we wanted dessert even though we were celebrating a birthday. We were just a table of 4 so we expected better service.

OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Server obviously didn’t want to be at work. Very unfriendly, no help with menu. Only checked on table once.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience5

Unfortunately, they were out of 90% of their wines. We expected more out of the menu and overall experience. As a Charleston native, I want to support local businesses, but this last experience will resonate with me for a bit.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole is great addition to the staff! Busy day and handled it like a pro!

S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we needed: dining on the water with good food, good service, and happy peeps. Had to try the fried deviled eggs....very interesting and unusual color. Brussel sprouts were very rich: thought they were roasted, but actually fried. Not a fan of the Bloody Mary.....too sweet.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, a little pricy for the entrees but overall we really enjoyed it.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SP
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite restaurants. Smaller menu but the food and service are excellent. We were in the mood for a burger and I selected the Bison Burger. It was delicious

KK
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I used to really enjoy this restaurant but they have really gone downhill. Food was not good, tons of kids, no parking, waitress seemed annoyed to have to serve us. It was a let down, and there are too many choices in Charleston to go back somewhere that doesn't measure up!

k
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.

KM
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was fine. Wait staff friendly but not particularly attentive. I had shrimp and grits. Good. My companion had the blue crab pesto cavatelli. Too much pesto and no crab flavor. Wouldn’t order again.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was wonderful! Food was delicious and mimosas were tasty!! I will definitely return!

SW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Austin our server was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, and super kind! Atmosphere was comfortable, open, and easy to hear yourself talk. Food was ok. Sunset on the dock was beautiful!

f
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Limited menu

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good, would suggest more menu selection.

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

I am hoping this was just a bad day. One dish arrived raw, and that was for the toddlers at the table. Two others were cold. The menu could use an update. No issue with the cocktails and chicken wings. Busy at 5:45 PM on a weekday

WR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening and setting to have dinner by the firepit.

C
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party of 6 enjoying a business related dinner tried several different entrees and everyone enjoyed them though we thought prices were a bit out of line. Our server was exceptional and she willingly reran our bill when we asked it to be separated only to change our minds and have them all reconsolidated again. She never let on how frustrating that must have been! Great location, decent food, too pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great- service not so good. The hostess is young, on her phone, annoyed we are there. Not the first time we were treated this way. Not good business to have an unfriendly hostess.

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I would not recommend for brunch. Not a lot of choices on the menu. I ordered the 2x2x2 and I asked for my eggs to be over medium and they were over hard. No toast. On my reservation I put that it was a special occasion(50th birthday) and it was not mentioned or anything offered to make the meal more of a celebration. For the cost of the brunch I do not feel it was worth it.

f
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Stay away from the 'deviled' eggs which are not deviled at all and are fried. Yuck. Yum for the cinnamon rolls, the sausage bagel sandwich and the brunch burger. The frittata was a bit bland. Drinks were good. Service was excellent.

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I ordered the steak and frites. My daughter ordered the salmon salad. I guess I don’t like any sauce on my steak...as I felt the steak would have been better if it wasn’t smothered in sauce. My daughter enjoyed her salad but wished it was a Caesar salad with salmon. We would return but get steak sauce on the side and ask for a Caesar salad with salmon.

BA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octoberfest and friends having fun! Great night but could not hear the band because they were at the end by the bar in the corner and too quiet

OT
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside - great food - drinks and service!

LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, was a very pleasant evening. Our food was perfect

RR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our server was wonderful but unfortunately she could not make up for the disappointing food - both in taste and presentation. There were 3 in our party and we ordered 3 different app's and 3 different main dishes. Sadly, all but 1 app was not up to par. It's not an inexpensive restaurant and we expected so much more. Over the course of the last 2 years we have seen the food preparation slip. While Tavern & Table used to be a 'go-to' for us, especially when we had out of town visitors, we have decided it's no longer on our dinner list - but will continue to stop in for a drink at the outside bar.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. A little loud but not unbearable.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The service was amazing. We were seated right away, drinks were delicious and so were our appetizers! Our server was so sweet and very attentive!

RM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fun place to have dinner! We will be back. It was somewhat noisy, but their were lots of people there. It’s exactly what I expected. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the view and the food was very good.

GM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and ambiance were very good, but I was disappointed with my grouper entree. The sauce was so strong it buried the flavor of the fish, and the fish was not flaky at all. My husband did enjoy his pepperoni flatbread.

KP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first visit to Tavern and Table was a very pleasant experience. We first had a drink at the outside bar with the view of Shem Creek. We were seated on time and I was very pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant. Our server was attentive and accommodating with requests to change up menu items.
If you like shrimp, you can have a lot of it here!

DK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant is in a entertainment district across the bay from Old Town Charleston. The food was good, primarily focusing on seafood. The cornbread skillet as well as the oysters were excellent. This area definitely caters to the single and couples crowd.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hervorragendes Essen und super Ambiente. Preis-Leistung wirklich gut. Werde auf jeden Fall wieder kommen wenn ich mal wieder in Charleston bin.

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

While the staff and the ambiance was great, unfortunately the food was just OK. I loved sitting along the water and watching the dolphins, but the food was a real bummer. We ordered skillet cornbread, Mac n’ cheese, wings, charcuterie board, bacon jam and the fig flatbread. The wings had a good flavor, the chicken was so slimy. The rest of the food was just basic. Very disappointed. The food looked wonderful but didn’t taste wonderful.

ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I made a reservation letting them know we were celebrating a birthday and asked for a table for 2 on the patio. When we got there were were told they had a table inside for us because the only outside table was in the direct sun, and since it was near 90 degrees, we were ok with that. They sat us along a wall with several empty tables beside the windows. I asked if we could have a window seat and were told they would have to check. The hostess returned and said no because “the timing wouldn’t work”. Ok.... 45 minutes into our dinner these tables were still empty but whatever.
No salt and pepper on the table, my husband asked for pepper for his chowder and waitress was quick to bring the salt and pepper. The pepper container looked like a grinder. My husband turned it over and turned the top and instead it opened a wide open hole on the top which spilled half the pepper into his soup. Instead of offering to bring a new bowl the waitress just kind of snickered and my husband scraped the pile of pepper off the top as best as he could and ate the rest.

I could go on but bottom line, it’s a very cute place, service was good overall from our waitress but definitely not accommodating by our hostess. With as many places as there are to eat in the Shem Creek area, we probably will not be back.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Barkeeps need to be a little more attentive. When we went to table, waiter had not been alerted that we were seated. Waiter very knowledgeable and engaging.

J
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Charcuterie Board is not worth the $25 price tag. Meat and cheese is low quality and you get such small portions.

KG
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Asked for a water view table. Didn't get it. The hostesses were a little standoffish. Like they could care less. The martini was very good. The vodka tonic was not. It was a vodka soda. The price fixe menu option was nice. The swordfish was delicious! But our waiter didn't have a clue what was in it. Shrugged his shoulders, yeah sorry, just got back from vacation.

SM
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I got the pork duo and my husband got shrimp and grits - both were delicious! Not as impressed by the appetizer (spicy shrimp) but our meal and service were great. We would definitely go back!

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