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“Delish dinner”
Review of The Thomas at Fagiani's - CLOSED

The Thomas at Fagiani's
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delish dinner”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here over Thanksgiving weekend. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was the best- excellent music, fun, bustling- honestly one of the highlights during our time in Napa.

Visited November 2013
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Thank KFPM1
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Good, not great; maybe better for cocktails than dinner”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a nice enough meal here. Sat on the second floor. Comfortable seats and tables.

The food was good. Not great, but good. A little pricey for what we got.

Service was very attentive and very good.

It's an interesting interior. Very nice.

Several locals have said they go to The Thomas at Fagiani's for the great cocktails, then go elsewhere for dining. That's consistent with our experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Travelling-Buckeye
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Napa, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Top of the world Ma”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Top of Fagiani's on Main Street
Great food! Pricey but worth it.
Try their marrow appetizer-yummy
They have big heaters so sitting outside is very comfortable.
Best to come before sunset to enjoy the view and colored sky.
Excellent wait staff. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tracy R
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Aptos, California
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Slow Service - Great Food”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Love the food here even though the menu is limited. I just wish the service matched the quality of the food. We had 8:00 p.m. reservations and were seated at 8:40 p.m. This can happen when people linger at the table. We weren't in a hurry so this was easy to overlook.

When we were seated we waited for 10 minutes before anyone came to the table. A woman finally arrived and said, 'I'm _______ and I just stopped by to say hi'. That was our server! She had a very large party to serve next to us and then a table of 8 people arrived and that was her table too. She just had too much to do.

The saving grace was that we brought our own bottle of wine. The sommelier arrived and opened the bottle and we asked her if she could help find someone to take our order. She was wonderful. She said she would take our order and from that point forward she took charge of our table!

It was a bigger problem than just this one server being overwhelmed. One of our party ordered a drink from the bar instead of having wine, and we had to ask the man pouring water to hunt it down. When it arrived, literally all the ice was melted! That has never happened to us anywhere else.

This is our second time there. This service was worse than our first visit, but not by much. The chef obviously knows what he is doing. Perhaps he can step out of the kitchen and supervise the dining room too!

To end on a high note, the food was really delicious!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Joan B
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Lockport, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Thank you, Kevin Bacon!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Good fortune smiled on us during our recent trip to Napa Valley. Through a friend-of-a-friend connection, we heard of Fagiani's as we planned our activities. That same "Kevin Bacon" connection got us a reservation for a Friday evening meal that will long be remembered for the quality of the food and wine. Good company was also part of the great experience, to be sure, but I'll have many more meals with the same good company, but not that same level of food and service.

We started with a shared order of mussels and a sampling of the carrot and ginger soup. Both were excellent. Our entrees were well-presented and, like the baby bear's chair, just the right size. The risotto was delicious, although the lobster (an extra) was somewhat scant. The grilled salmon with the sea bean salad was "lick your plate" delicious, and the steak done to perfection. The wine was a bit pricey, but delicious accompaniment.

For dessert, the three of us shared two desserts -- fruit tart and warm cinnamon donuts. So much better than I make them sound! And then we received a complimentary Mason jar's fill of S'more pudding, complete with graham cracker crumbs and melted marshmallow. YUM! A perfect ending to our dining experience.

The staff had a professional, but friendly approach to their service. They were there when you needed them, but left you alone to enjoy the food with your dinner companions. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a stop.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank pat m
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