Charleston is rich in tradition, history and good old Southern charm. If you're looking for that perfect intimate evening out for two, the city's romantic restaurants have much to offer. For a truly divine dining experience, visit the Charleston Grill. This is the most prestigious, most formal, and most sophisticated restaurant in Charleston, with grand food, superb service and one of the city's best selections of wine. The cuisine of celebrity chef Bob Waggoner draws rave reviews from as far away as Paris. The marble-floored, mahogany-sheathed dining room is one of the city's most luxurious and the one that's the most at ease with haute European sophistication. Menu items change with the seasons, and you will be pleasantly surprised by how well Low Country and French cuisine meld.
Check out a romantic hidden gem, the Fulton Five. You will find Fulton Five covered in vines and tucked in a small alley off of King Street. The atmosphere is very romantic -- think Lady and the Tramp. Pale green walls and candlelight reflecting off of brass accents only add to the charm. The food is mostly Italian, and the menu varies according to season. Dishes like mushroom and goat cheese crostini, pan-seared red snapper, and filet mignon are all impeccably prepared.
The Library Restaurant at Vendue Inn is located near The Battery, Charleston's historic waterfront park. The view from the rooftop dining area is simply spectacular. Or try one of the two other dining rooms, each decorated to provide an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Dinner is served seven days a week with an eclectic menu featuring soups, appetizers, seafood, steaks, grilled duck, veal, lamb and sumptuous desserts. When visiting Charleston, let these romantic restaurants charm you while you charm that special someone.
224 King Street
(located in the Charleston Place, an Orient Express Hotel)
Low-Country Food, Upscale Experience... read more
1 Ashley Point Drive
149 Wentworth St.
In the Wentworth Mansion
Nouvelle Colonial Charleston Cuisine... read more
158 Church Street
Traditional Italian with Tuscan Touch... read more
39 John Street
23 Vendue Range