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“Nice Addition to Charleston REstaurants”
Review of Bricks & Barrels

Bricks & Barrels
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Ranked #35 of 286 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$49
Description: Escape life's stress at Bricks & Barrels, where you'll enjoy delicious food and drinks with friends and colleagues in a euphoric atmosphere.
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Description: Escape life's stress at Bricks & Barrels, where you'll enjoy delicious food and drinks with friends and colleagues in a euphoric atmosphere.
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was our first time here. We had heard very good things about it. The restaurant is located in the old warehouse section of Charleston, down from the Farmer's Market and behind the Baseball Park. The décor is wood and bricks with a lot of seating around the bar area, and some alcoves made to look like barrels for more private dining. So if you are making a reservation and want to sit with others, ask to sit near the bar. If you want a more private experience, ask for one of the alcove. We had an alcove and enjoyed it.

The menu reminded us of the few other higher priced restaurants in the area. It is ala carte. It had a nice selection of unique appetizers, soups and salads. The entrees ranged from about $15 to $35 and included pasta, chicken, seafood, pork and steaks.
You can go to their website to see the full menu.

We were also given separate pages of desserts, wines, mixed drinks and beers. I did not mind this because it was interesting to go over all the choices. The entrees all sounded so good, it was hard to choose.

We decided on the lobster bisque and the salmon entrée. The salmon was the best I have eaten in a long time. The outer part was crunchy and well seasoned.The inside was very tender. It was served with a pumpkin or sweet potato puree (cannot remember), risotto and Brussel sprouts. All excellent.

Why only 4 stars? Not because of the service, which was very friendly and comfortable. It was because of the Lobster bisque. It tasted good, but where was the lobster? We could find none in either of our dishes. Even a few pieces of celery would have been a help. Instead we had bisque with a seafood flavor. If lobster is too expensive to put in the bisque, I suggest you make a seafood bisque so there is at least some flounder ot tilapia in it.

We will go there again. Perhaps a different soup next time.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I dined here with a party of three. The atmosphere is trendy and comfortable, with high top tables, made from barrels, and low tops in "barrel rooms." They placed cell phone chargers near the tables in the barrel rooms so you can power up while eating. There is also a spacious large room for group events and dinners. The restaurant is located across from the ballpark, and has plenty of parking. From the bread to the entrees, the food is the highlight of this restaurant. Try the Fried Green Tomato Napoleon as an appetizer. The Mediterranean chicken and steaks are especially good. The only reason this is a four star, rather than a five star is that the service at times was a bit slow, but worth it for the amazing food.

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Matt H, Owner at Bricks & Barrels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We take great pride in creating the total customer experience, starting with great food and great service in a picturesque setting. Some may say two out of three ain't bad, but we disagree. We look forward to earning that fifth star on your next visit.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent atmosphere, 2-8 people can eat inside an unique barrel shaped dining area, but only a few of those inside. Quality of ribeye, filet, apps were excellent. As mentioned, a little pricey for Charleston but I attribute that to the downtown location, unique decor and high quality food. Will likely return for date night with wife. Server was outstanding, adjusted timing to meal flow easily when one of us was called back to the office.

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Matt H, Owner at Bricks & Barrels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to meeting your wife and serving you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We just came in after the power game since it was right across the street. The decor is really cool. We sat at the bar and just ordered drinks and apps because this place is pretty expensive. I had the calamari and my friends had the lobster bisque and Mediterranean pasta. All the food we ordered was fantastic. They also serve craft beer on tap. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food but they close at 10pm on a Saturday. This is kinda inconvenient considering it is right across the baseball field and after games on Saturday it's already around 8:40. Really wish they could stay open later.

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Matt H, Owner at Bricks & Barrels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thanks for trying us out after a game. Based on your feedback (and others) we've recently started to keep the kitchen open a little later after baseball games. Glad you enjoyed the bisque, calamari and med chicken. It is high quality food, which is a little more expensive, but so worth it. We look forward to serving you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

One of Charleston's newer resteraunts but a very nice experience. Call ahead if you want seating in one of the barrels because they are unique and popular. On the evening I visited we had to wait because the party ahead of us wouldn't leave but the management took very good care of us. I recommend the grilled salmon.

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Matt H, Owner at Bricks & Barrels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thanks for trying us and taking the time to write the review. Our barrels are definitely popular and we appreciate your flexibility. We look forward to serving you again sometime soon.

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