The Lot 

Dining Description:  Fresh, farm-to-table fare light enough to enjoy before rocking out at the Pour House next door.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 7 Users

Hours:  Dinner & Sun. Brunch

Price:  $$$, $$$

Features:  Image

Dining Features:  Outdoor Dining, Sunday Brunch, Dinner, Top 50

Neighborhood:  James Island

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Posted by arteear01 on September 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Ick. Bring back El Bohio please!
We went to the location expecting to be blown away with Cuban food and instead got lack luster food from a new restaurant trying to be cool and join the "locally grown" movement. While I appreciate the focus on "locally sustained meats and produce" the food was forgettable and flavorless.
2 glasses of wine and 3 small plates for "sharing" cost $50 + tip.
In a city with hundreds of options for food, I will not be back.

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Posted by lldevil02 on September 24, 2012 at 9:23 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

pretty good food.. excellent service. a bit more pricy than bohio, but i don't mind if its local ingredients.. worth a try!

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Posted by David Keller on October 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Despite the negative reviews, my husband and I decided to try this place out. It was good as was the service. We tried the sausage for an appetizer ($8) my husband had the pork belly ($11) and I had their soup special ($8) which was butternut squash with shrimp-I was disappointed that they didn't let me know it would be served cold but it was still good. The menu that day (Friday) had really good looking stuff. We will go back for sure! Oh, and their prices are definitely not expensive for dinner. We had a couple of beers each and I had a glass of wine. With tip our bill was about $50. Oh and Matt Lee (Lee Brothers) was there, wonder what he thought...

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Posted by CharlestoNative on October 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Sorry nope! Flat taste at inflated prices. I really wanted to like this but it's was un-original and bland. While I appreciate the whole "local first" movement it should be something that is done bc it's the right thing to do and not used as your calling card... frankly the hype should be about the flavor and not the farm. Sorry but this is not going to be all I had hoped. Good service though.

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Posted by EaterMe on September 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I have eaten more than a dozen dishes here since the opening and never fail to be impressed. Yes, you will pay more than El Bohio, but that is not a fair comparison. When was the last time you ate sausages made in-house? Pasta? I have tried things here that I would not have ordered anywhere else (Headcheese, it's incredible but needs to be shared as it is very rich). The same food downtown would cost quite a bit more.

Also, if you haven't tried it you must have the Poutine. Steak fries, chicken gravy, pork belly and fried cheese curds. Haven't had it this good since I last visited Canada.

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Posted by PoHo fan on October 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Best service I have had yet in Charleston. Great food. Reasonable prices considering the quality. I would change the decor that may still be hanging about from its Cuban predecessor; it doesn't fit in with the simple elegance of the food and the table settings.

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Posted by Bridget Fountain on April 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

This is my new favorite resurant. I could eat here every night and not get tired of it. The food is fresh, local, and prepared with a lot of thought. The price is appropriate for the quality of the food and much less than similar food downtown. I loved El Bohio but I CRAVE The Lot!

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Posted by Linnea Roumillat on December 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Excellent service is a given (it is, after all, the sister of the lovely Pour House). My only complaint...and it is a lame one...is that they don't offer kind veggie burritos, kind grilled cheese, kind South Pas, etc. I was totally hoping that they would be offering "Parking Lot" food, but it was not to be. It's fresh, it's locally sourced, it's lovingly prepared...sure, it's a price bump, but, from what I hear, it's worth it. There *is* a bottom line to be met. Don't base your review on their price point, base it on your experience.

I do miss the damn best fries in Charleston, but if I want to bitch about it I'll bitch to the owners. All those I've spoken with that have eaten there give their new version five stars but I haven't had their fries yet. Perhaps once I go there for food instead of music and ambiance I'll come back and post a real review. Your mileage may vary.

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Posted by arteear01 on October 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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