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19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-7970
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Drawing Room Restaurant and Bar is located in a thoughtfully restored...
The Drawing Room Restaurant and Bar is located in a thoughtfully restored 1780s Charleston warehouse building and melds effortlessly into the art exhibition space of The Vendue. The perfect spot for dinner in historic Charleston or just for cocktails and shared plates at the bar before a night on the town. The kitchen is manned by Chef Jon Cropf whose restauarnts have held the honor of being a Platinum member of the local Sustainable Seafood Initiative for the last 5 years. Locally source seafood and produce are the mainstay of a menu designed to showcase Cropf's artistic style. Signature menu items include the Crispy Snapper with summer beans, heirloom tomatoes, and rye smoked corn; as well as Tasting of Beef Dish, and a Pan Roasted Grouper with seasonal mushrooms, English peas and smashed fingerling potatoes.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spectacular meal in an Elegant setting

My boyfriend & I had a wonderful evening at The Drawing Room. We really enjoyed the excellent service & the outstanding food at The Drawing Room. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi with homemade ricotta & root veggies in a parmigiano jus....very rich & tasty. I also ordered the puff pastry with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
SherryLynne17
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My boyfriend & I had a wonderful evening at The Drawing Room. We really enjoyed the excellent service & the outstanding food at The Drawing Room. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi with homemade ricotta & root veggies in a parmigiano jus....very rich & tasty. I also ordered the puff pastry with oyster mushrooms & gorgonzola with micro greens.....out-standing....highly recommend!... More 

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Pittsburgh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We arrived early so we had cocktails on the rooftop bar. It was raining but the bar section was covered, The cocktails were creative and delicious. Our dinner was well served and delicious. I had the grouper and I savored every bite. The broth was so flavorful. My friend had the tilefish and she loved it. We shared a dessert,... More 

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Crete
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188 reviews 188 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were staying in the hotel and enjoyed an excellent cocktail at the bar followed by a really well served and very enjoyable dinner. This is a very casual place to eat and unlike some of the more formal, white tablecloth, restaurants in town.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had the opportunity last week to dine with some fellow businessmen from out of State as well as some from Columbia. We were all first timers at this high class restaurant and it did not disappoint us. Each of us had a different special meal and chose a wine to go along with it, which was simply great. The... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a superb dinner at the Drawing Room this evening. My wife and I started with the Beet Salad. Truly a work of art. We had never seen such an incredible presentation. Delicious with the freshest ingredients! For our entrees, I had the venison with the a bread pudding base. Not the least bit gamey. Served rare and by... More 

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Delmar, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

my husband and I were celebrating my daughter's new home and receiving a navy medal. Our waiter, Joshua, was terrific and had a wonderful sense of humor! Every person who interacted with our group of five, was great. The food was amazing, but a bit pricey". There were five of us and without a tip it was 285.00. The food... More 

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were staying at the Vendue Inn, so we had breakfast there every morning and dinner in the Drawing Room there one evening. The breakfasts were delicious, and our dinners were very good, also. We were expecting an upscale restaurant with a nice décor, but it is a little Spartan and café looking. Also, like so many restaurants it was... More 

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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Great little place for breakfast. Very friendly staff with excellent food. Very quiet atmosphere but pleasant. Would recommend.

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charlotte, nc
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good food, and place seems professional and reliable. On the pricey side- with tip drinks, bottle of wine we spent $250 for 4 people. Entrees around $30

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at The Drawing Room. The food was fabulous with a beautiful presentation and very creative delicious tastes. The beets are a must! The cheeseburger and ceviche were the best. Service friendly and professional and well paced. Ambiance modern and pleasing. A bit noisy. Probably due to the small space and festive energy. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-577-7970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 32
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Drawing Room Restaurant and Bar is located in a thoughtfully restored 1780s Charleston warehouse building and melds effortlessly into the art exhibition space of The Vendue. The perfect spot for dinner in historic Charleston or just for cocktails and shared plates at the bar before a night on the town. The kitchen is manned by Chef Jon Cropf whose restauarnts have held the honor of being a Platinum member of the local Sustainable Seafood Initiative for the last 5 years. Locally source seafood and produce are the mainstay of a menu designed to showcase Cropf's artistic style. Signature menu items include the Crispy Snapper with summer beans, heirloom tomatoes, and rye smoked corn; as well as Tasting of Beef Dish, and a Pan Roasted Grouper with seasonal mushrooms, English peas and smashed fingerling potatoes.

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