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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
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Ranked #30 of 951 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Cumblerland
Transit: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
Description: Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life. Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish. We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I went to Amen Street for the first time to try the Restaurant Week Menu. The brick-walled interior, wood tables, and interesting oyster decorated ceiling lights all add to the casual but interesting decor. The $30 three course selection was excellent. The she-crab soup was the best I've had in a long time (and not excessively thick). The pan-roasted tilefish was fresh and succulent, served over jasmine rice and oyster stew. However, there should have been some fried oysters with it, but we were told that they ran out. That seemed prettty strange for an oyster house! The creme brulee dessert was a surprise - chocolate bacon! The combination was unusual and actually quite tasty. Our waiter was very pleasant but somewhat slow in getting the dessert order. I am eager to return to try the oysters and other seafood.

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Thank GoldieSC
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Amazing seafood and fantastic service from Andres. The oysters were incredible! We will be here often.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

While my husband enjoyed his entree, mine was mediocre at best. I had the flounder which was served with steamed green beans. I've never been served untrimmed green beans before. I was pretty upset about it, but at this point in the evening, to tired to complain. I will say the kale salad was incredible. Service was slow too. :(

Thank Cyndicadyd
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Amen Street in Charleston; corner of East Bay & Cumberland; great food, good selection...if you like good seafood this is the right choice; also have a selection of crustaseans. Staff is pleasant and attentive. If you just want a drink; bartenders are great. Good choice.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The food at Amen Street was great. The problem was that they were out of nearly everything by about 7:00pm and made no apologies about it. We started our meal with oysters. Being our first night in Charleston, we decided we'd try the three types of local oysters. When the plate came out our waitress said we only had Single Ladies (which were delicious) since the other two types were out.

Our waitress recommended getting fish as an entree, but they only had three types left. They were also out of grits which is astounding considering it's South Carolina. She offered to replace grits with rice (no thank you!).

Eventually we decided on two types of fish with risotto cakes and they were delicious, but the overall experience was not that great.

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Thank Brandon M
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