We're not sure if it had to do with the fact that it was packed July 4th weekend in Charleston, but this restaurant did not live up to expectations. When we arrived there was a crowd waiting outside. I was expecting to be told the wait would be at least an hour, but was pleasantly surprised when the hostess said the wait would be 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, I went back to check on our wait time, only to find out that there were still a lot of people ahead of us. The hostess was short with me and told me the 25 minutes was just an estimate. We ended up waiting an hour.
From previous reviews, I knew the food would be worth the wait. Boy was I wrong. I ordered the spinach salmon salad with balsamic vinaigrette. The texture of the salmon was tough, and I'm sure it had been frozen, the spinach was not fresh and the vinaigrette surely came from a bottle. My son's turkey sandwich looked and tasted like something I would have quick whipped up for him at home. To be fair, my wife really enjoyed her shrimp and grits. I'm allergic to shrimp, so I cannot speak to it.
The reason for the second "star" was our server Lashon. Without her, this would have been a one star review. She was very pleasant and attentive and smoothed over our experience with the food and wait, thanks Lashon. Like I said, I'm not sure if the business of the place contributed to the negative experience, but I can only judge the experience we had.