This was my second visit to this restaurant. Went for a business dinner with a party of 12. We were seated right away. Overall, I thought this restaurant was good (similar to previous visit) but I was not blown away. I would have probably give it 3.75 star.
Service: Very good. Our waiter Scottie did a great job explaining things (we had a lot of first timers). He gave great advice on ordering (in regards to portion size) and selections. They were a tad slow on refills of water, but never wine.
Food: We started off with Oysters (kumamotos , Blackberry point, and Fanny Bay) and I really liked the Fanny Bays. Very fresh and delicious. Next was the shrimp and grits. The only other place that I have had that was in South Carolina. These were good and had nice flavor to them. The shrimps were good size. We also had the Crab cakes (lots of jumbo lumps) and those did not disappoint. For the main course, most elected for fish, while a few did get steaks. We had Donavan's the night before and most thought the steaks were good, but not better than Donavan's. Back to the fish, I was a tad disappointed that Sea Bass was not on the menu. Scottie suggested the Halibut and I decided to pair that with the Herb butter and sweet potato gnochi (you can have you fish done with most of the preparations on the menu). I was totally disappointed. The fish was good but was not cooked the way I had expected. I was hoping for more of a poached but got a broiled. Not completely the restaurants fault, I think I just ordered wrong. I did try my friend's Ahi tuna and that was really good. What really blew me away was the Brussel sprouts and Bacon. It was really really good. Had big chunks of bacon. I think it was my favorite thing of the night. We ended with Creme brulee, the baked alaskan, and chocolate mousse. They were all pretty good but not "fantastic".
I would really like to visit this place during happy hour and hang out by the oyster bar. I would probably come back only if I was invited. But there are so many other restaurants in S.D. that I would love to try.