This post is in collaboration with The Charleston Grill and The Belmond Charleston Place. All of these opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting businesses that are partners with Bubbly Horse!
Charleston is definitely a foodie destination. Southern cuisine at it’s best!
Trip Advisor ranked The Charleston Grill in the Top 2 places to eat in Charleston. I had read all the reviews and decided to make reservations for us (my parents and I) during our recent trip to Charleston. My aunt and uncle had visited The Charleston Grill over the New Years’ holiday and have raved about it. I didn’t realize that the restaurant was located in our hotel, The Belmond at Charleston Place. How convenient!
When you arrive at The Charleston Grill you are greeted by a professional staff and ushered into a lovely dining room. There’s dark paneling and luxurious fabric as well as soft lighting. Candlelight and muted lighting makes us all look and feel better! The lounge had a jazz combo playing softly. It’s truly a beautiful space.
Photos courtesy of The Charleston Grill
The menu had several options that caught my eye. At home, I don’t get the chance to have super fresh seafood, so I opted for the scallops. The scallops were sautéed perfectly with a golden crust and had a piece of morcilla (which is a blood sausage from Ecuador) which was accompanied by pea puree. The dish had a chili-chorizo vinaigrette to top it off. All I can say was WOW! I’m not even a huge sausage fan and I could have licked the plate!
As a side dish we ordered the roasted baby carrots. They were so tender and delicious. Sweet carrots accompanied by feta cheese, fresh mint and pickled Fresno chili peppers. The feta cheese gave them just enough saltiness. They were almost too pretty to eat.
throughout the evening, from the hostess to the sommelier to the server, the staff was knowledgeable and the service was top-notch. To be honest, these days it’s hard to find a restaurant with high quality service standards, but The Charleston Grill trains and educates their employees, and it shows. The wine list was extensive and had a wide variety of wines and price points.
No meal would be complete without dessert! That evening the dining room had a special dessert. It was a chocolate tart with a graham cracker crust and a poached pear. The chocolate was warm and sweet and it was drizzled with a raspberry sauce. Hello treadmill! It was delicious and I ate every bite!
The evening was so lovely. I would advise that you visit The Charleston Grill on your next trip to Charleston. You won’t be disappointed! Cheers xoxo.