This summer the hubby and I have been doing a standing date night once a week which has been a fun way to jump back into the Charleston Restaurant scene.
CHEZ NOUS – This spot is so so good. You may want to check their Instagram to find out if what is on the daily menu is up your alley, but it is rare that it’s not.
CHUBBY FISH – I had heard of this brand new spot from a friend and hubby and I hit it up within the first week of opening. We sat at the bar and ordered several dishes and got to watch the chefs prepare each one. The Octopus was delish with a yummy parsley, fennel, hot pepper salad. The Barbequed Shrimp over rice was spicy and super flavorful. Even the simple Squash Salad with sunflower seeds and parmesan was simple and delish. It’s on the corner of Coming and Bogard streets which host other cute spots like MINI BAR and Tratorria Lucca.
FIG – The bar is definitely tops for date night. Their recent renovation has made the bar area so cozy and the food cannot be beat.
INDACO – This rustic Italian spot is great for bigger groups. They have plates that can be shared as well as wood fired pizzas.
KWEI FEI – I love this Szechuan pop up restaurant inside The Daily, open Friday and Saturday nights. You will find David Schuttenberg cooking up a storm and his lovely wife Tina greeting you at the counter to order. We love to sit at the bar and watch Dave work his magic. Learn more about Dave and how he got where he is now on his episode of EFFINBRADIO
LEON’S – This is an all time fave spot for groups or a date. Siam Salad and the Clam lettuce wraps are at the top of my list, but you can’t go wrong with the fried chicken sandwich if you are looking for a more robust meal.
ORDINARY – I love Mike Lata’s latest seafood spot. The fish specials have been amazing, as well as the crudo and the oyster sliders. If you are with a group, the seafood tower is also a good way to go.
PURLIEU – This new spot opened by the Cru Catering group is fun for smaller groups or a date. I recently had the best dinner with a group of dear friends. The food was delicious and the spot was super cozy.
STELLA’S – This is a great family owned Greek restaurant. Be ready to be immersed in Greek culture – the music, the décor and the FOOD! So yummy and the menu is extensive.
TU – This is the new spot by the owners of XBB. It is very unusual combinations of foods that work really well together. Grab an adventurous eater friend and have fun!