Bluerose Café 

Dining Description:  Unique breakfast entrées, gourmet salads, and sandwiches served up by an authentic, friendly Irishman.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 5 Users

Hours:  B, L & D. Sun. Brunch.

Price:  $$, $$.

Dining Features:  Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Neighborhood:  West Ashley

Reviews / Comments (9)

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

While our brunch today at Bluerose was good, if unremarkable, from a culinary perspective, the service was shockingly bad. I met a number of girlfriends who were visiting from out of town. We had two babies and a toddler in our party. While the babies made a typical mess (crumbs on the floor around their highchairs and napkins that had fallen to the floor), it was not extraordinary. Toward the close of our meal, a man came out and handed me a push sweeper and told me to "clean up our mess or pay extra." Dining with children, I always pick up after them (we were still seated with plates on the table at this point), and I typically leave a generous tip for the server to compensate him or her for having to deal with any mess left behind. Here, in a room full of other patrons, my friends and I were left, stunned, to clean the carpet. In perfect fairness, the waiter who served us for the majority of the meal was lovely and as this incident wasn't his fault, I didn't withhold a tip.

I live in the neighborhood, and try to eat out predominately at local restaurants. I'm also typically relatively forgiving of minor glitches or service errors, but I have never felt so unwelcome at a restaurant. I will not be returning, and I plan on sharing my experience with all of my friends, particularly those with children so that they don't suffer the same humiliating experience.

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Posted by Rebecca Key Johnson on December 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

A friend and I recently went to the Blue Rose Cafe. We were there for breakfast. The server made us feel very welcome and was attentive. The blueberry pancakes were delicious. The server informed us that the owner made all the desserts and specialty breads. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. It was a total delight and I will return for a visit. West Ashley has a true treasure.

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Posted by BD on March 29, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Bluerose cafe is awesome. Great fare, good local ingredients, and nice specials.

Friendliest staff in town.

Given my wonderful experiences there every time, I have a hard time 100% believing the first poster's account of things.

Bluerose has attracted quite a following, based on word of mouth alone.

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Posted by CharlestonNative on November 5, 2009 at 11:17 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Incredibly delicious food that feels like it's made from the heart. I have been numerous times for meals at all times of the day (and Sunday Brunch - AMAZING!) and the people have always been wonderfully friendly. Thank you Blue Rose Cafe for being a wonderful addition to Charleston! I will continue to recommend you to all of my friends who come to visit the city!

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Posted by AMcharleston on February 19, 2010 at 10:16 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Dennis has created to most friendly atmosphere of any restaurant in Charleston. The fare is authentically Irish and yummy!

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Posted by halfsheli on February 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Being semi-regular customers, my friend and I were having breakfast a few months ago at the Blue Rose cafe. We had been there less than an hour, had finished breakfast and were enjoying our coffee when the cook/manager came from out of the kitchen to tell us that they "don't usually let people stay this long". (There were two people in the foyer that we had not noticed) We were basically asked to leave. It was humiliating. I wrote them a letter and will not return to restaurant that values the bottom line more than the feelings of their customers.

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Posted by susjfindlay on December 28, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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good food, but too crowded now. Also, sad to say the owner, though Irish, has NO idea how to cook a proper scone!

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on April 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Three of us had lunch there Sat, Apr 10, while visiting the Charleston area. Two of three had great food, one said "it was OK". We're from the DC area and really appreciated the fast service, hot food, and friendly atmosphere. We were in and out in less than 45 min yet we did not rush nor feel rushed.

Posted by Rick on April 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

i have been in the restaurant business 35 years and there is nothing as frustrating as being busy , having people waiting for tables, and having "campers".
However, that's the business. These things happen and if you ask people to leave it is hard to beleive they will come back.
They lost these customers and with this economy i would be hesitant to lose any. If this restaurant is the one i am thinking of, it is large enough that something would have opened up for the people in the foyer.

Posted by martin stuart on December 28, 2008 at 9:33 PM
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