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“Hidden gem”
Review of Tristan Restaurant - CLOSED

Tristan Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Church Street
Description: Located in the heart of historic Charleston, Tristan is a place where the ingredients are simple and the cuisine will take your taste buds for an unexpected ride. Executive Chef Nate Whiting presents diners with inspired twists on traditional ingredients – something that The Post & Courier calls “[Making] the simple, sublime.” A Mobile AAA Four Diamond Restaurant, Tristan has over 400 labels in our extensive wine cellar. From special occasions to simple celebrations, Tristan invites you to come and experience fine dining at its very best.
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

It would be easy to ignore Tristan in Charleston. The entrance is slightly tucked away amongst shops and cafes. It is an absolute gem The food is miles away from the Southern fried food that dominates many of the Chaleston eateries. Beuatifully presenetd, fresh produce with a French touch. The staff are friendly, well informed and the atmosphere is relaxed. The factthat from some tables you can see into the kitchen is another bonus! It's not the cheapest place to eat but certainly one of the best. We went on 2 consecutive nights we were so delighted.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank CheshireSunset
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Lenoir, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The food was amazing, especially the beef carpacio. When they heard it was my 30th birthday they brought out an assortment of desserts with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate. We did learn that most people eat dinner in Charleston after 8 (we went at 7 and were the only people in the restaurant for a whole). It was great!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank mackncsu
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Barrington, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Outstanding contemporary Charleston”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Tristan. Contemporary decor was a welcome break from the historical look. Food presentation was lovely. Food quality was outstanding and the service was friendly and helpful without being over the top.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Eric L
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“beautiful presentation of food!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food was very good. The preparation and presentation of food was amazing! It is so beautiful and the taste is very delicious as well! It is pretty a relax place! The staff was so friendly.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank tirateerak
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Norfolk, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nouvelle Southern Cuisine in a Post Modern Setting”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Tristan was one of the more unique Southern meals we have experienced to date. We went with the multiple-course prix fixe Chef's menu and were amazed by both the artful presentation and unique flavor combinations of each course which we paired with the recommended wines. Service was top notch and it seemed to be a very popular place with well-dressed locals.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Tyler L
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