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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 328 reviews

Janet M.

April 4, 2017, 3:41 pm

The food here was so good. It rivals the food in France, and I've been to Paris twice. I went with family and I can't remember what everyone got, but I... Read More

Richard D.

April 20, 2017, 4:48 pm

The people were great and the food was only so-so. My son had a cheeseburger and had to skim the top of the burger off because there was so much salt. My... Read More

Katie U.

March 30, 2017, 1:09 am

This was one of the only places in Charleston I could get a reservation online for more than 8 people. So glad they were able to accommodate us! For... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 54 reviews

Dale C.

February 19, 2017, 2:38 pm

One of the best bars in Savannah! Such a great staff and Syrah our bartender the last couple of days is right at the top of that list. The food is... 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

David C.

April 20, 2017, 4:13 am

For anyone in the Savannah area looking for a great French restaurant to visit, I highly recommend 39 Rue de Jean. My wife had the Foie Gras appetizer and... Read More

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Tripadvisor Reviews

Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 563 reviews

Cristina K.

April 21, 2017, 11:34 pm

We came to Charleston to try nice comfy southern food. This place is one block away from Kings street, located on a small pedestrian street in the middle of... Read More

Julia A.

April 15, 2017, 4:51 am

Just ate here tonight. Heard how much of a food scene Charleston was and we picked the wrong place! The French restaurant next door might be better. Drinks... Read More

Elise D.

April 11, 2017, 3:41 am

Coast is my go-to seafood restaurant in Charleston. I know that carries a lot of weight, so let me tell you why. Coast has a great ambiance and always has... Read More

Tripadvisor Reviews

Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 45 reviews

Lee L.

December 5, 2016, 3:17 am

I am local here in Charleston. I have eaten at Hall's Chophouse, I have eaten at Husk, I have eaten at FIG. Michael's is as good as ANY restaurant in town.... Read More

Samuel A.

January 29, 2017, 5:04 pm

Upon entering I dug the atmosphere. Old building renovated, like most down there. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Seemed cleaned; bathrooms and... Read More

Joyce W.

April 18, 2017, 12:13 pm

This place has a load of old world charm with just enough formality to make it feel special. The steak was done to perfection, and it was a treat to get... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 71 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.

February 12, 2017, 12:57 pm

The Islander has continued to improve quite a bit since it's opening. Service is the best it's ever been. I think they added a few more staff who are... Read More

Mark V.

April 8, 2017, 12:38 am

Great attentive staff. The she crab soup is decadent. I had the grouper. It was prepared perfectly. A great choice for our date night! Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 26 reviews

Heather B.

March 6, 2017, 1:51 am

We tried 3 different cocktails and everyone was as delicious as the first. The sun also rises, basil cucumber lemonade, and men without women were all top... 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

Tabitha N.

April 23, 2017, 3:53 am

I would not consider coming back here. The employees were far from helpful. If you are going to work in an "upscale social bar" then the attire is the basic... Read More

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Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 93 reviews

Lynn H.

January 22, 2017, 6:04 pm

Very good food. Had the veal satimbuco. Very good. Pasta made in house. Upstairs area very quaint. Service was excellent. Read More

Shane S.

March 28, 2017, 3:31 pm

After searching and searching for a good Italian restaurant, we finally stumbled upon this place. It is hidden in a really neat alley way and located in a... 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

Tripadvisor Reviews

Yelp Reviews

Overall Rating: 333 reviews

Ben L.

February 27, 2017, 3:07 am

Cool little spot on King St. Came here for a late brunch with a couple of friends. Service was attentive. Decor was nice and welcoming. Food was... Read More

Kadia P.

April 11, 2017, 9:17 pm

My family and I had dinner here on Saturday night. Partly because the wait at other restaurants was over an hour and they had a table ready. Partly because... Read More

Brent L.

April 7, 2017, 3:06 am

So bummed I'm only giving 2 stars! First time at Virginia's and it was very disappointing. I'm a huge fan of Yelp and when you get less than 4 stars in... Read More

In The News

The sold out Spring edition of Taste of Hutson Alley was another success!  The event featured chef-attended stations from Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Michael’s on The Alley, Victor Social Club, Vincent Chicco’s, Virginia’s on King and Good Food Catering. Check out some of the delicious plates from the Taste of Hutson Alley […]

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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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