March 07, 2012
101 Pitt St. (Mt. Pleasant)
Dinner (daily) and Sun. Brunch
A Maverick restaurant with Lowcountry favorites, homemade desserts, and happy hour specials.
Housed in a restored 19-century general store on charming Pitt Street, the Old Village Post House is the Mt. Pleasant outpost of downtown’s Maverick restaurant group, the team behind High Cotton and Slightly North of Broad. The white beadboard walls and dark pine floors of the dining room make an elegant but cozy setting, while the tavern room, with its brown leather chairs, is a comfortable spot for casual cocktails. Executive Chef Frank Lee and Chef Forrest Parker apply a European sensibility to fresh Southern ingredients. A cast iron pan-roasted duck breast is served with cranberry orange chutney, cowpeas, and black peppercorn jus, while a butternut squash purée, roasted cauliflower, and fennel salad accompany the roasted flounder. There are always intriguing combinations on the vegetable plate (cauliflower custard, crushed potato cake, garlic broccolini), and superior versions of Lowcountry favorites, like crab cakes and shrimp and grits, round out an impressive dining offering. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)
mcneill says... dinner was fantastic and the wine pairings were done with thoughtful design. We really enjoyed the entire evening and it was our first time to the old post house. ★★★★★
Sunday brunch at this historic eatery is a fun and tasty tradition in Mt. Pleasant's Old Village. In addition to the fresh fruit, strip steak, eggs, french toast, and crab cakes they regularly feature, the sweet crêpes are outstanding. Often, they come stuffed with local strawberries, Nutella, and salted caramel, but we've tried them with pistachio butter, mascarpone cheese, macerated berries, and other seasonal fruits as well. Delicious, velvety, and satisfying.