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“A Great Restaurant Stumbled Upon!”
Review of Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee
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Ranked #54 of 1,017 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Description: Butcher & Bee started out serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food quality usually reserved for fine dining. Now their offerings have grown beyond sandwiches to all types of foods. And they bring them to you from local farmers who produce spectacular flavors. Supporting local and sustainable is not a slogan. It's the right thing to do, and the food tastes better for it.
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Description: Butcher & Bee started out serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food quality usually reserved for fine dining. Now their offerings have grown beyond sandwiches to all types of foods. And they bring them to you from local farmers who produce spectacular flavors. Supporting local and sustainable is not a slogan. It's the right thing to do, and the food tastes better for it.
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

After going to a Spoleto event decided to try a restaurant that we have frequented many times on Morrison Dr. but was told upon arrival at 4:50PM that dinner would not be served until 5:30PM! Walking out companion and I spotted the Butcher & Bee and decided to try it as they were serving already! Seated immediately and looked at the fine decor that this restaurant developed. Only open one month so we didn't know what to expect! Server came over and welcomed us and we fired away many questions about the restaurant. All answered with a full knowledge of this dining establishment. Ordered beer and a cocktail featuring locally distilled vodka (martini)! Reviewed menu with server and was overwhelmed by the number of appetizers! They had a special - four appetizers for $18.00--an nice sampler!
Drinks came and companion raved about the martini!! Decided on splitting entree of mahi mahi , which our server said would be outstanding!
Appetizers came and the four we selected
were outstanding, tasty and made with great care!
Main course entree was served and it also was supurb. Both of us enjoyed our entree!
We did not save as any room for dessert as the meal was filling even after sampling the apps!
This restaurant is a real gem in Charleston and the executive chef is on top of her game!
Very rarely does Uncle Mo rate a restaurant five stars but this one was well deserving! Don't pass up on this fine eating eztablishment-it won't disappoint! Prices are moderate with lots of care in food preparation!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was a frequent customer of the old Butcher & Bee on King Street, which I loved. So I was eager to try the new restaurant on Morrison. I've got mixed feelings about the place. On one hand, the food is terrific. The flavors and farm-to-table focus make this place special. On the other hand, the interior has the personality of a new college dining hall, and the acoustics are so lousy that even the waitress had to lean forward to get our orders. It's a fixable problem that I hope they work on.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank Tony B
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Michael S, Owner at Butcher & Bee, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Hi Tony,

Happy to report that we recently installed sound paneling which has greatly improved the acoustics in the space. Now you can actually hear your date.

Hope to see you back in soon.

Michael

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Reviewed June 4, 2016

For many years, Butcher and Bee was a somewhat eclectic sandwich shop; since it relied on local fresh ingredients that they happened to have available, the chalkboard menu was variable, and a past favorite couldn't be counted on. Butcher and Bee has recently relocated to a newly renovated building, and the result was fantastic. The interior is bright, airy and everything literally gleams, especially the large copper wall hanging over the open kitchen. The clean, beautiful space primes one to relax and enjoy the clean, beautiful food. An earnest server was knowledgeable, and was able to explain the details of the dishes. Largely still locally-sourced, the dishes we ordered were wonderful - a tagliatelle pasta with fava beans, summer squash, and a very light lemon cream sauce for my son, for me it was a beautiful seafood salad of shrimp, caalmari and mahi complemented by sprigs of basil and mint (it came with a coconut sauce, which I asked them to leave off), and a lovely mushroom mixture with garlic, hazelnuts and tarragon that we shared. When you are still thinking about a meal several days out, you know you'll have to go back soon - and we will!!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank jltchs
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Reviewed June 3, 2016

Butcher & Bee has moved to a new spot and the service and food were both excellent. Several of us came here for lunch after a Spoleto concert and really enjoyed it - smoked trout sandwich, green salad with mahi - delicious!
The staff could not have been more accommodating. Bravo to all of them!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar and watched the chefs cook and prep. Had whipped feta with house made pita! Delicious!
Rose and a white that the wait staff recommended. Again, spot on.
Snap beans and an entree which were so fresh and delicious. Presented well. Was able to enjoy our time dining and get out in plenty of time for the opera.
Will definitely be back. Now they are open for lunch and dinner!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank mwagg60
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