We adore any, and all, kind words from our patrons, but this one had us brimming ear to ear … so of course we had to share!
“The chef is a graduate from Le Cordon Blu in France. You can tell. You can also tell a lot about the place when more than half of the customers coming through the door are shaking hands with the host and asking him how the family is doing. This is a place locals obviously choose time and again for their white table cloth dining.
The only downside about the place is how small it is. At first it seems very crowded but by the end of the meal once you have been in the environment for some time and you see how everyone is interacting together it starts to feel more intimate and comfortable. The restaurant is inside of an older, residential home. You do have a chance at getting to sit at the “chef’s table.” That is a bar height seating for four at the entrance to the kitchen. Most of the downstairs guests will be able to see the kitchen working but these folks will get to interact with the cooks.
For the food, the best way to describe is is balance with expert pairings. Almost each bite on the plate has a sweet and savory aspect to it. We tried several different items on the menu and nothing was disappointing. In my opinion, this was the best food we had the entire time we were in Charleston. That is in comparison to other highly recommended places like Circa 1886, Poogan’s Porch, Toast, etc. so that is saying a lot. I would not miss it as a place to try before you leave.”
We could not be more humbled by these kind words, and hope each of our customers leaves the cafe with half as much love as this patron.