Dickson and wife Pam opened Robert's in 1976 with a prix fixe menu for only 28 guests. It would go on to become a bastion of the downtown dining scene — former CP food critic Jeff Allen wrote of the 34-year old spot before it closed in 2010: "If we had to pick one legendary restaurant in downtown Charleston, it would be Robert's. The small dining room has witnessed countless birthdays, engagements, and anniversaries over its 30-year history, surely making it the original special occasion place. Owner Robert Dickson still packs them in for live show tunes and arias."
The September menu will include some of Dickson's favorites like scallop mousse with lobster sauce, breast of duckling with raspberry sauce, sorbet, Chateaubriand with Bearnaise sauce and garden vegetables, and a chocolate chestnut torte.
A wine reception and silent auction precedes the dinner. Call (843) 714-9502 for reservations.