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The Ordinary [Charleston]


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The Ordinary [Charleston]

Sue in Mt P | Jan 20, 2013 10:24 AM

Oh boy. Five of us went to the Ordinary for supper last night. It lived up to high expectations.

We had a 6:45 reservation (so lucky) and were seated immediately. It's in the old bank of America building on upper King. And there's parking. Woohoo. The building is lovely with long arched windows, but the coolest thing? The entrance to the kitchen is the entrance to what was the vault. Chef came by and explained how it was all done.

The menu is small plates, hot and cold, all seafood. We had Oysters Moscow (on the half shell with caviar), smoked trout pate, and lobster caviar. I had the black roux gumbo: smoky, full of shrimp and just enough heat to make me breathe between bites.

It was very busy and full of local people. We walked down King after dinner to have yet another cocktail and many places were full of college students. We did grab bar stools at a new place , the Star Grill Room. The waiters all wore white jackets and black ties. It has a really nice rooftop bar with heaters and a view of the bridge.

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