After a marathon of dinners during restaurant week we spent Saturday night at Halls Chophouse. Halls is one of my favorite spots in Charleston and I was anticipating an exceptional meal and experience.
The night started with the calamari which was lightly battered and fried to perfection. The dipping sauce was amazing. Others at the table enjoyed Fried Green Tomatoes (which, due to my allergy, I couldn’t indulge in) and said they were some of the best Fried Green Tomatoes they’ve ever had. All of the appetizers we ordered were perfect for sharing – they were large and very tasty. What I appreciated the most was that the server told me what I could and could not eat – without having to ask.
Next, I had a Caesar Salad that was delicious and again, large enough to share. It came with Parmesan, croutons and white anchovies. The anchovies were wonderful, exactly what you expect on a classic Caesar.
Then, for the main course, I had the salmon. The portion size of the perfectly-cooked salmon was enormous and it was accompanied by collard greens and creamed corn. Halls is known for their creamed corn, and once you try it, you’ll understand why. I love collards, but I know many people don’t. These were cooked with brown sugar and vinegar and were just enough sweet and just enough bitter.
Dessert was a tough decision. I ended up taking the server’s recommendation and got the key lime curd . It was garnished with a gingerbread cookie, fresh mint and raspberries. The key lime was tart and sweet and the perfect finishing after an amazing dinner.
The night was lively and the food was remarkable. Halls Chophouse has to be one of the best restaurants in Charleston. The family owned chophouse offers incomparable service and food that you would expect to find in NY or LA. The Hall Family exudes classic southern charm and make every guest feel welcome. In my book, Halls is a must-do when you’re visiting Charleston.