From a hit team’s eclectic new eatery to an idyllic French brasserie, the latest additions to Resy in Charleston will keep you warm, satisfied, and fending off the wintertime blues.
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The goal of Basic Kitchen is simple: to utilize seasonal, local produce and the best ingredients available to create food that’s both nourishing and delicious. Housed in a historic building with floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant is bright and breezy, and the complementary menu offers healthful items, like smoothies and avocado toast at breakfast and vegetable-forward dishes at dinner and lunch. Book now at Basic Kitchen.
Dockery’s is a family-friendly joint on Daniel Island, with live music and an on-site brewery. Enjoy seasonal wood-fired dishes, like Carolina shrimp pasta, butternut squash farrotto, and smoked baby-back ribs, plus house beers, specialty cocktails, and a diverse wine list. And then there’s more: an indoor/outdoor bar, al fresco fire pits, an open kitchen, brewery views, and a stage for performances. Book now at Dockery’s.
A Parisian-inspired cocktail bar and small plates restaurant in the heart of Charleston, Felix has a lot going for it. With its metro vibe, marble bar, and intimate setting, it’s refined and easygoing. The menu features soupe à l’oignon and croque monsieurs alongside kirs, vespers, and more — all with the flair of today’s Paris. Book now at Felix.
Tucked inside the stylish Dewberry Hotel, Henrietta’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A traditional French brasserie that combines the bounty of the Lowcountry with Southern hospitality, the menu features dishes like buckwheat crêpes, a glazed lobster omelette, and steak frites. While the food is delicious, the décor is just as much a draw (think Mahogany panels, checker tile floors, lush greenery, and artist Clifford Bailey’s exuberant paintings inspired by the Roaring Twenties). Book now at Henrietta’s.
Classic Italian dishes are the focus at Juliet– a casual and modern restaurant on King Street. Appetizers such as raw vegetables with bagna cauda and caponata dot the menu, while ricotta gnocchi and pasta Carbonara sit alongside inventive pizzas, like the mushroom, truffle, and fontina pie. The wine list is mostly Italian, the cocktails are exciting, and the beer is carefully selected. *Reservations are accepted only for six or more. Book now at Juliet.
A welcoming neighborhood bistro, Purlieu pulls inspiration from both traditional European cooking and from the culinary customs of the Lowcountry. Situated on the edge of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood, the name “Purlieu” pays homage to both the French definition – “a piece of land on the edge of a forest,” as well as the Lowcountry dish, pilau, pronounced “per-loo” in Gullah culture. The rotating menu highlights seasonal dishes (think artichoke gratin with herb salad and bouillabaisse) and is paired with a curated list of French wines. Book now at Purlieu.
Shem Creek Bar & Grill
At Shem Creek Bar & Grill expect fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, daily specials, and Sunday Brunch — all served with Charleston charm, just inches from the water. The seasonal Dock Bar sits over Shem Creek and the deck offers outdoor dining. Inside, make yourself comfortable in the charming and rustic dining room. Book now at Shem Creek Bar & Grill.
Located in a 200-year-old historic house, Tu is a restaurant from the same team behind Asian hotspot Xiao Bao Biscuit — chef Joshua Walker and front of house pair Joey Ryan and Duolan Li. The space has been renovated with Italian sensibility, with touches like terrazzo floors, green marble, and sumptuous orange velvet. The small, eclectic menu is globally inspired, featuring dishes like fried corn with bitter greens and blue crab sauce, pastrami with a sauerkraut scallion pancake and buttermilk mustard oil, and taro pie with a saltine cracker crust. Book now at Tu.
One of Charleston’s top hibachi steakhouses for over 15 years, Yokoso specializes in entertainment — from tricks on the grill to birthday dance performances. Beyond what’s cooked hibachi-style, there’s sushi cut to order and a full-service bar. All three locations — West Ashley, North Charleston, and Summerville — harness a family-friendly vibe. Book now at West Ashley, North Charleston, and Summerville.
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