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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Sponsored by: Revival

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Simply Amazing
1. Simply Amazing
"One of the best meals I have ever had! ❤️❤️❤️"
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2. Food & Service
2. Food & Service
"This restaurant gets my highest recommendation."
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3. Top Notch
3. Top Notch
"our last night in Charleston, and it was the best meal by far"
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About
A modern southern eatery. The concept for Revival is modern, yet relaxed dining with a focus on recipes and/or ingredients from South Carolina’s past. Chef de Cuisine, Jason Rash works directly with local farmers to “revive” certain ingredients and utilize them in our dishes. A sample of these ingredients includes the previously extinct Nostrale rice, Jimmy Red grits, or the Bradford Watermelon. Enjoy Revival with a specialty cocktail, an amazing dinner, and later visit the Rooftop for an incredible view.
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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The restaurant is clean. The personnel amazing. The food was so good. Everything that we ate was absolutely excellent. The service was excellent. It is worth to go.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed December 20, 2021

We loved this restaurant so much we ate here two times during a four night stay. We both order seafood from the menu. I can't think of enough superlatives to explain our experience. We both agreed that Revival was the highlight of our Charleston experience....The service and food are outstanding. In my limited experience I have to believe this is one of the best restaurants in Charleston.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Relaxing vibe and excellent service. Nice to dine away from the hustle and bustle of some of the other top tier restaurants nearby. Striped bass was superb. Shrimp with watermelon and jalapeño appetizer was unique and...quite tasty. Crab cakes are a must. Good wine list.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Andrew thank you for the kind words. Jason Rash, our Chef has been putting some unique twists on the menu and glad you are enjoying them. There will be plenty more to come, so we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience Summer was an amazing waitress she accommodated us explained everything is well and was such a choice can’t wait to come back and have her take care of us thank you for the great food and service what a great...employeeMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We can't wait to have you back and I know Summer can't either. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I went on a Saturday night during our weekend girls trip to Charleston. We started the evening with great cocktails on their spacious roof top bar . We split several dishes and all were excellent. Our server, Summer, took amazing care of...us and was very knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you got to enjoy Revival and The Rooftop Bar. We thank you for the review and your return visit with your girlfriends.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Revival was impressive from the moment we stepped in the door. Each member of the staff was efficient, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Each course was so very delicious, and surpassed our expectations. The presentation was superb. Our server, Summer, was personable and attentive - She...created a wonderful dining experience for us from start to finish. We celebrated a birthday and the extra touches added to the magic of the evening. Thank you, Summer, and Revival! We will return every time we are in Charleston!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cartgal, thank you for the great feedback. Summer was very excited to see your review and thanks you as well. We always like to do what we can to make every guest celebration one they can remember. Looking forward to your next return to dine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a fabulous dinner at Revival in Charleston. Kara was our server and did an amazing job. All of her recommendations were on point. The food was excellent. We will be back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Looking for your return visit. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time eating at Revival and that is my loss. I was very impressed at the prix fixe menu for Charleston's Restaurant week. It differed little from the regular menu, such a surprise for such great food. This will rank as one of my favorites....The only reason I did not provide 5 stars was due to the service. It would have been acceptable at most restaurants and I attribute this to lack of qualified waitstaff, but our waiter was obviously new and was slow and mixed up our orders, however, I will definitely return. I recommend the beet salad and scallops. A new twist on a typical "Old Fashioned" cocktail was a surprising treat.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Terell H, Owner at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us during Restaurant Week. Wonderful to hear your first time is just the beginning. Your feedback will help us to continue to improve and have your next review be a 5 star.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Revival during Restaurant Week and managed to order some additional items from the menu. Kara was an excellent server. We ordered the scallops and strip steak both arrived with savory sauces. Tables were a hair tight but manageable. the smaller dining area was...quiet and comfortable.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience while dining with us. We're thrilled to hear that the restaurant week menu selections were prepared to your liking. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting a great meal based on rave reviews. We were disappointed. Plus, it was pricy. We don't mind spending big bucks for meals if its worth it. This wasn't. Service, however was great.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize that the food wasn't prepared to your liking, and we have relayed the concerns that you have voiced with our culinary team to try and help improve for the future. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfection. I ordered the catch of the day, which was a Pan seared grouper, Rainbow carrots, Fried okra, and Reduced calilou with cream. Served with Some sort of horseradish cream sauce. The flavors were incredibly balanced and complimentary. A hint of heat, but not enough...to take away from the dish. The fish was perfectly cooked and well flavored, and all the sides were heavenly Quite simply, this is the best meal I can ever remember having. Anywhere or anytime.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience while dining with us. We're thrilled to hear how much you loved the food, and we hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and wine selection were unique and delicious. Our waitress, Kara, was very attentive and helped us with our selections for dinner. We received excellent service from the staff including the General manager, Aaron. We highly recommend a visit if you are looking for...a special evening!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience while dining with us. We are elated to hear that the food and service were up to your standards. We hope to have you and your guests back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding dinner and get Kara as your server. She is awesome. Cornmeal fried Oysters app is a must. Tuna and stripped bass were perfection. Sourdough bread and ham hock butter is to die for.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience dining with us. We're absolutely thrilled to hear Kara took such good care of you and your guest. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting from Myrtle Beach and stayed at the Vendue for 1 night with dinner at 5:30. My she crab soup had big chunks of crab and a subtle creamy texture. The tuna crudo was a work of art in terms...of the presentation and combination of flavors. My wife really enjoyed her sea bass dinner. We plan to return to try the shrimp and grits and seafood pirlou. Our waiter Dillon was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience dining with us. We're absolutely thrilled to hear how much you loved the food and that Dylan took such good care of you and your guest. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Lovely place with good service, and I enjoyed my shrimp and grits but my husband’s meal was a terrible disappointment. He ordered bread, which was delivered burnt—not toasted. When he sent it back, it returned pretty much not toasted at all. He also ordered the...pirlou, which he found inedible. It was replaced by the duck, which was so salty he almost sent it back, too—but by that time he was hungry enough to just eat it anyway. It was a Sunday evening so I wonder if the chef was just not there to protect his reputation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Aaron G, General Manager at Revival, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize that the food wasn't prepared to you and your husband's liking, and we have relayed the concerns that you have voiced with our culinary team to try and help improve for...More

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Does not have outdoor dining.
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Well, considering it was Valentine's night, most were upscale-casual, but I'm guessing the norm is casual, upscale seaside tourist kind of wear. Hope that helps. Jeans were perfectly fine.
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IMO, that would be fine. It’s a great restaurant, but it’s not pretentious in any way.
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Revival is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5