15) Charleston Grill from Charleston's 15 Best Restaurants (Slideshow)

Charleston's 15 Best Restaurants (Slideshow)

Charleston Grill
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15) Charleston Grill

Frequently receiving accolades as one of the best restaurants in the city, this jazz and food hot spot serves four categories of dishes: pure, lush, cosmopolitan, and Southern — each with its own theme (for example, the “pure” plates value simplicity). The experience isn’t nearly as pretentious as it sounds. This is simple Southern food made gourmet with careful flavoring and near-artistic plating. As lesser old-school Charleston institutions have fallen by the wayside, chef Michelle Weaver keeps the menu inspired.