Roof top bars with live jazz at sunset, romantic restaurants, elegant inns and a pervading ambiance of old glamour entice those with romance on their minds to visit charming, historic Charleston. Cobblestone streets and stately squares make for enchanting ambles and carriage tours can carry the you through the city’s atmospheric alleys. The food scene offers more than the Southern specialty of shrimp and grits. The more creative and very popular places, like Fig, Husk, 167 Raw or High Cotton or require reservations days and often weeks in advance. Don’t rely on readers reviews online. The reviewer may not have the same culinary sophistication as you, or may be a meat and potato dinner. My advice is to look at the menus of the restaurants before you book.
Romantic Restaurant:We dined at High Cotton, which offers an impressive dining room, Southern charm, friendliness, and superb cuisine.
Most creative food: Fig, where we walked in, found two seats at the communal table and tasted everyone’s plates. Our fellow diners were from Mexico and Australia. Try the Crudo of Beeliner Snapper with popped sorghum (reminded me of popcorn), aji dulce and padron pepper powder. The mustard crusted swordfish melted in my mouth.
The culinary scene in Charleston won’t disappoint you.