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Jan 17th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Charleston restaurant rec?

I'm looking for a not crazy expensive but not cheap restaurant for a final dinner in Charleston. I've heard of Husk and Fig, but I'm not a big fan of heavy/Southern food. Any other recommendations?

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Jan 17th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Oh, Joe, Joe, Joe. Just because it's the South doesn't mean it has to be heavy, lol! Both of those are great and will have options you'll enjoy. Those 2 chefs would get the vapors if they knew you thought they were preparing heavy stuff! I'll also throw in Anson (nice catfish), High Cotton, SNOB, and maybe Fish. Take a look at the website menus (they vary, of course) and see what you think.
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Jan 17th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Thanks, Sue. I booked at Fish, as everything else was all full (though I e-mailed Anson to ask as well). Hopefully I can also take advantage of Restaurant Week!
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Jan 18th, 2012, 08:07 AM
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You should also consider eating at the bar. You won't need a reservation for that and the bar at Husk is interesting. The bar at McCrady's is also memorable. If a place you like is booked, call and talk to them. Restaurant week is really busy.
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Jan 18th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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suewoo- for near-future rec's like this; Is FIG under renov?
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Jan 18th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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My family and I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service at SNOB......
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Jan 18th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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chs29445,

They closed for a week but re-opened on Monday. It continues to be one of my favorite places, but they don't participate in restaurant week.

I've been going to places that I haven't been in a (long)while or are new to me. I've been to McCrady's, Tristan, and Anson. I need a nap, lol.
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Jan 18th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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We liked Blossoms best of all and it fits your description of what you are looking for. Magnolia was nice too.
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Jan 18th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Okay, thanks. Right now I have Blossoms and Anson booked and will think about how to distinguish. I wasn't really a fan of Anson's RM as much as Blossoms ...
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Jan 18th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Have a great time!
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Jan 19th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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It's not downtown Charleston, but on our last two visits we went to Wild Olive on John's Island and had FANTASTIC meals! The potatoes with parmesan, scallions and truffle oil are spectacular. We also love SNOB.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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High Cotton and McCrady's are both outstanding. Enjoy your visit.

McCrady's @ 2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 0025.
http://www.mccradysrestaurant.com/
High Cotton Maverick Bar and Grill @ 199 East Bay St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 724 - 3815.
http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens....ton/index.html
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Feb 8th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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We like Hank's and 82 Queen.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 10:45 PM
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See my trip report for an update!
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Feb 9th, 2012, 05:41 AM
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"Heavy/southern" food. Hmmmmm. I'm not sure I'd associate that term with any place in Charleston!! Hilarious.
Maybe "heavy/Chicago" food will come soon.
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