Reviews & Press

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Overall Rating: 308 reviews

Jimmy L.

December 6, 2016, 1:36 am

The ambiance and decor are nice, very much decorated like a traditional French brasserie. The bread was incredibly stale, definitely not made the day we... Read More

Aveline F.

January 8, 2017, 9:15 pm

Very disappointed after visiting for brunch with the family. Got the omelette de campagne (a duck omelette with goat and Swiss cheese). Probably the most... Read More

Nat P.

October 23, 2016, 4:21 pm

It's always exciting to try a fancy resto, specially one that so many others have given excellent ratings for (including our friends). It is very... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 44 reviews

Simran A.

August 5, 2016, 12:12 pm

I came here during restaurant week and definitely plan to come back. Great place for a special event or a date night. Drinks: if you are a red wine... Read More

Patrick F.

November 21, 2016, 10:36 am

I am very familiar with this restaurant as I had eaten at the original one in Charleston numerous times. Sadly,it seems as if the quality and consistency in... Read More

Kristin F.

August 19, 2016, 8:32 pm

Very beautiful atmosphere and great service. We sat in the bar area and did the happy hour time period. Happy hour specials were great! $4 house wine and... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 541 reviews

Nicole B.

January 3, 2017, 5:24 pm

I am from Chicago and really craving some good seafood! We decided to check out Coast and fell IN LOVE WITH IT. I decided to get the calamari Caesar salad... Read More

Poppy M.

January 9, 2017, 7:35 pm

While on a road trip to Maryland for Christmas, we stayed over in Charleston the first night and had dinner at Coast, which I chose for their menu of local... Read More

Jessie M.

December 17, 2016, 1:36 pm

In town to visit my friend and we went stopped in for dinner. We sat at the community table rather than wait, service was fast and friendly! We sampled many... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 41 reviews

Jennifer B.

August 16, 2016, 4:32 pm

Give it another try! I have visited Michael's on the Alley twice. The location is very trendy and "cool". I like the bar/social club attached and could... Read More

Mary Locke M.

May 6, 2016, 2:28 pm

Michael's on the Alley was a random and unexpected dinner find. After unsuccessfully getting a table at Rue de Jean and Coast, we stumbled upon this... Read More

Bill B.

May 4, 2016, 3:58 pm

If you are offended by the Washington Redskins name saga, you might not want to hit up Michael's on the alley for Tomahawk Tuesday! The rest that want a... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 67 reviews

Amber I.

October 23, 2016, 12:43 am

Hey you, eat here!!!! Amazing service. Incredible food. Relaxing ambiance. Wasabi crusted tuna was to die for and the blue crab she crab soup was... Read More

Tom G.

July 3, 2016, 10:10 am

Service (lack of good) continues to be a problem. Read More

Malcolm S.

December 24, 2016, 4:45 pm

A group of us went to the Islander last night and were disappointed, especially after the favorable reviews. The strip steak was very tough; we sent it... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 22 reviews

Julie B.

November 30, 2016, 2:29 am

A total hidden gem. Locals only. An entire hidden alley way off of John St. Found this place on Yelp with careful review hunting and as always, Yelpers you... Read More

Mark L.

November 9, 2016, 7:10 pm

There are a number of intimate locations in Charleston where you can feel like a million bucks and have a quiet locale for a drink and conversation.... Read More

Steve T.

November 19, 2016, 1:46 pm

A fairly recent discovery. Very elegant bar serving small plates. Great cocktail list and lots of different high end rum. Haven't eaten here yet, but... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 83 reviews

Peepaw H.

October 16, 2016, 3:33 pm

A hidden gem that isn't downtown along all the hustle and bustle of the tourism area. It's a 5-8 minute walk from the Renaissance Hotel on Wentworth, in... Read More

Yana L.

January 16, 2017, 2:46 am

My sister and I had an unfortunately negative experience on New Year's Eve. The food was incredibly over salted, and we dealt with unfortunate waitstaff.... Read More

Wendy F.

September 14, 2016, 10:19 pm

After a downright disappointing experience at Coast (just a few weeks ago) I wasn't completely sold on checking out another establishment among the Holy... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 310 reviews

Brittany W.

August 6, 2016, 2:46 pm

We absolutely loved this place! My boyfriend and I went for brunch (a Saturday @ 10am). I made a reservation on open table but we didn't need it, as there... Read More

Jeff N.

January 4, 2017, 1:15 pm

Fried chicken was great! The shrimp "Stew" was recommended by our server and wasn't good. Local shrimp he said- so what! It was bland and lacked value. Mac... Read More

Ashleigh M.

September 17, 2016, 5:13 am

Went for dinner here during Restaurant Week, and I would describe the overall experience as, "meh". Our server was nice , friendly, and attentive, but I was... Read More

In The News

The Islander, which is Holy City Hospitality’s first venture off the Charleston peninsula, is nearing the end of its renovations of the former Queen Anne’s Revenge restaurant at 160-B Fairchild St. The Islander, which has been upfitted with an event room and a spacious indoor-outdoor bar, is expected to open in the next few weeks, […]

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Tristan Whisenant the General Manager of Good Food Catering and The Historic Rice Mill Building & Event Coordinator appeared February 13, 2014 on LowCountry Live to speak of the proper procedures on how to properly pick the perfect menu ideas for your big day.  She was paired with Skirt! Magazine’s “I DO” issue for the full guide of everything […]

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Holy City Hospitality has recently swept through the pedestrian corridor stretching from John Street to Hutson Street, adding a trio of restaurants to a block that begins with Holy City’s 39 Rue de Jean and Coast Bar and Grill. The group last month opened Vincent Chicco’s, an upscale red sauce Italian joint, and this month […]

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Flirting with sushi Beyond big cities, sushi was slow to catch on. Corson recalls a bunch of fishermen in Maine, where he lived, hanging a “sushi restaurant” sign on their bait shed. “From their point of view, eating raw fish was a stupid, gross thing,” he says. Yet when the owners of 39 Rue de […]

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While the menu at the forthcoming Michael’s on the Alley skews High Steakhouse Classical, meaty developments from the century’s first decade haven’t been lost on head chef Aaron Lemieux: When the restaurant opens next Wednesday, diners will be able to saturate their steaks with house-cured bacon butter, or pair them with truffle fries and lobster […]

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Soon-to-open venture Vincent Chicco’s chef Aaron Lemieux may have a French surname that translates to “the best” and come from behind the line at brasserie Rue de Jean, but he has Italian food at heart. In a interview with Lemieux, he states his last meal would be his “mother’s stuffed shells” and goes on to explain the item is “a classic Italian-American […]

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A great amount of investigative work (Googling) has gone into sleuthing out the final two titles of the Hutson Alley projects from Holy City Hospitality. Finally, it was confirmed, in a newsletter, that forthcoming Vincent Chicco’s will sit alongside Michael’s on the Alley and Victor Social Club. To view the full article, click here.

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Let’s be honest. We may live on an island, but we don’t always feel as though we are living the “island life.” We have jobs, family responsibilities, chores. While we certainly appreciate the sights, smells, and climate of our coastal proximity, it’s not necessarily vaca every day around here. The good folks at Holy City […]

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Passersby can peep the interiors through the glass door, if curious. High ceilings and lush leather banquettes add to an old school Italian-American eatery/something out of The Godfather vibe. If interior design doesn’t get you going, chef Aaron Lemieux posted some food porn from the Chicco’s kitchen on his Instagram account. Chef Lemieux moved from French bistro Rue de Jean, another HCH […]

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When the group from Holy City Hospitality (Rue de Jean, Virginia’s, Coast) took over the shuttered Queen Anne’s Revenge space, the first order of business was to lighten up the dark pirate-themed interiors. Instead of focusing on swashbuckling marauders of the sea, they switched gears to a breezy ocean theme with The Islander. The space will be more open with […]

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