Dad just turned 70, I'm turning 40, and the whole gang (parents, 2 bros w/S.Os and me & my boy - adults only) are all meeting in Charleston for a birthday weekend of food & fun & family. Dad & I get to pick the Saturday night birthday dinner location, and he is more familiar w/Charleston than I am. His suggestions:
Anson Restaurant - Carolina's - 82 Queen
Our backgrounds: Dad is a Vermont farmhouse-style foodie, a localvore (or locavore) with shortage of super-fresh seafood in his life. I live in New Orleans, where the seafood is swell (albeit a little oily this year) but anything that comes near a fryer gets battered & thrown in.
So, different backgrounds, but we both love fresh (be it veggies, fish, whatever) and both love seafood and both love trying cuisines that we can't find done as well back home. Oh, and did I mention oysters? We all love oysters.
Thoughts on Dad's picks? Other recommendations? I have heard very good things about the Peninsula Grill (mostly very general positive reviews) and McCrady's, though McCrady's sounds like the kind of place we could find in the fine dining scene anywhere. I have read most of the key posts on the fine dining scene here, but, knowing our divergent food perspectives, I wondered if anyone could give more specific recommendations.
2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401
112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401