Hours: Dinner (daily) and Sun. Brunch
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)
A Maverick restaurant with Lowcountry favorites, homemade desserts, and happy hour specials.