Resy, the trailblazing restaurant reservations app, is now live in the Holy City, number one on Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Cities” list. In addition to its stunning, jasmine-lined streets and, basically, the most charm anywhere, Charleston also happens to be home to some of the world’s best hospitality. It’s about time that we added it to the Resy family, which, of course, includes New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
You are where you eat and the express purpose of Resy is to get you effortlessly from restaurant to restaurant, amazing meal to amazing meal. So download Resy and grab a seat at some of our launch partner restaurants, easily among the very best in Charleston. Check ’em:
Butcher & Bee
“Honest to goodness eats” takes this CHS staple home. With a strong focus on food culture, their story started with sandwiches on the mind. By supporting locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, they’ve taken their bites to the next level. Classics like the burger, bánh mì, grouper collar and pastrami wings are always on the menu, the rest you’ll find before service on their social media channels. Pro-tip: after-hour eats for all including chefs, bartenders, and servers. // Book now at Butcher & Bee.
FIG stands for “Food Is Good”, this restaurant solidifies neighborhood vibes while serving seasonally inspired cuisine with a strong commitment to using local and sustainable foods. Sisters with The Ordinary, FIG constantly pays homage to the bounty of the Lowcountry region while using a gentle touch on choice ingredients. One part retro diner, one part neighborhood café, and one part elegant bistro, FIG is more than food. It’s an experience. // Book now at FIG.
Takes its name from the local family who operated the hardware store that The Westendorff restaurant calls home. Art Deco vibes are served up in addition to daily brunches, delicious cocktails and, “sophisticated but unpretentious locavore dinners,” Travel + Leisure. Seriously, no one can go wrong with the fried green tomato & crab cake stack. // Book now at The Westendorff.
The newest restaurant on the block, when Chef Michael Toscano announced he was leaving NYC to settle in CHS, no one really knew what was about to go down. Once Le Farfalle was announced, the Holy City knew it had to be ready for some OG Italian fare. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, Le Farfalle is NYC Italian meets CHS charm. // Book now at Le Farfalle.
Leon’s Oyster Shop
As Leon’s Oyster Shop says, “Fried chicken, oysters, tons of salads, cheap beer, soft serve, rosé on tap, decent champagne and good cocktails. From the [peeps] at Little Jacks Tavern.” The shop is a combination old Southern classics and fine-dining vibes in an old auto body shop. Good times on the half-shell plus juicy fried chicken FTW. // For a limited time only, Leon’s Oyster Shop is offering two reservations per night exclusively through the Resy app! Book now at Leon’s Oyster Shop.
Little Jack’s Tavern
With a strong focus on classic cocktails, solid liquor beverages, good burgers & meats, cold beers, and nom-worthy bites, “Little Jack’s Tavern is a good steakhouse and so much more,” The Post & Courier. Even Hanna Raskin (Food Editor and Chief Critic) has admittedly published biased reviews of this favorite of hers. Lunch and dinner served daily. // Book now at Little Jack’s Tavern.
“Mellow Mushroom is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being.” This Charleston post-up is located on downtown’s King Street. With exposed bricks, eclectic energy, and a unique patio, they encourage you to come and #getmellow with them so do it. The Mellow Mushroom serves up the triple “c”, craft pizza, craft beer and craft cocktails with a side of unique vibes since 1974. // Walk-ins only but make sure to stop by.
The Ordinary, FIG’s sister restaurant, is a southern seafood hall & oyster bar located in an old bank. From James Beard Award-winning chef Mike Lata, the approach is straightforward, pair great food with great drink and friendly, detailed service. This American brasserie celebrates the East Coast while focusing on supporting local and regional fishermen, crabbers, oystermen, farmers, and producers. // Book now at The Ordinary.
Welcome aboard, #ResyCHS!