My husband and I have dinner here each time we come to Charleston now. We were here on New Year’s Eve. I was so disappointed; I had gotten the flu but was feeling better. I am a vegetarian, my husband is not. Halls has a great mushroom risotto. I was really looking forward to this dinner. My husband did ask me several times if I wanted him to cancel the reservations but I assured him that I would be ok. Well as I am sure you guessed, I was not ok. The mushroom risotto looked so amazing but I couldn't eat more than two bites!!! I felt so bad. This of course had nothing to do with Halls or their service at all. All that was great. My husband had the lamb chops and it's all he has talked about until we came back down.
We planned to have dinner on July 25th the day before we left Charleston. My husband was so excited about those lamb chops (he has had them here in VA; however the restaurant we had them at didn't do them justice at all). I was doubly happy as there was no flu this time!! When we got there, I noticed that my favorite dish was NOT on the menu, no mushroom risotto!!!! It had been replaced with a new vegetarian dish. It consists of 5 of the side items. You can pick or you can let the chef pick. The best part of this, we asked about the mushroom risotto and it was still something that the chef was willing to make as a full dish for me or just as one of the sides.
Yes, this just might be what a restaurant will do, but we all know that this doesn't happen often. The service was exceptional as always. Billy Hall is usually always downstairs as you are leaving to say Thank You and make sure everything was ok. When we left we didn't see him, however as we walked out, he came running up to check on us. He takes so much pride in his business and it shows.
This is why we will continue to come here each time we visit. We are planning to relocate to the Charleston area within the next year, once we do, this will be a place we will become regulars at.
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