192 E Bay St, Charleston, SC | Directions 2940132.779726 -79.926739
Neighborhoods: South of Broad
a little self-conscious/stingy - but not snobby – Well - the evening started out on a sour note, but improved. We were a little early so we odered drinks at the bar. Two martinis came to $19 w/out tip and the young woman puring drinks barely filled the glasses to the half-way point. I had thought she maybe thought we wanted to split a drink, but that was alas not the case. The waiter we had really was trying hard to sell us on any bottle of wine over $70. WOuldn't recommend anything less expensive. We thanked him for the sugestions and ordered a couple of moderate and good wines by the glass. The Duck was magnificent. The Pompano special was good - nothing special though the waiter acted as though it was something miraculous. Excellent salads. Would go back, but would skip the rip-off bar.
mediocre – after reading the reviews i thought this would be a great place, but was a bit disappointed....atmosphere is nice, cozy, though i didnt find it to be romantic at all....service was ok, nothing too special...food was bland, the 3 people in our party all agreed....it was ok., wouldnt recommend it though...my career has taken me all over the world for work and this does not measure up.....there are better places in charleston to dine...
Our experience not what some others experienced – Decided to try SNOB because of the other reviews. The overall experience was average. The service was below avg...yes it could be just one waiter. But it started right from the greeting at the front door. I had the Carpaccio of Beef Tenderloin which I thought was excellent. But the rest of the food was avg. My wife had the triggerfish...we thought it was just OK. I had the crab cakes...they were nothing to write home about. My wife ordered a white wine and it was warm. Because of our dinner we decided not to stay for dessert.
Great Lunch spot – This place was packed at 2pm on a Thursday! That says it all!
Where food-savvy locals go for Lowcountry cuisine with a dose of downtown attitude. – The Scene
Slightly North of Broad--or S.N.O.B., as locals call it--is much friendlier than its name implies. With high ceilings and exposed brickwork, the space has the elegance of a downtown loft. But homey touches, like striped tablecloths and funky, wrought-iron chandeliers infuse the room with warmth. At the back of the restaurant, a large archway reveals the bustling kitchen. Servers are upbeat and well-informed, deftly explaining a cheese course or offering wine recommendations.
Billing itself as a "Maverick Southern kitchen," S.N.O.B. perks up standard Lowcountry fare with unexpected flavors. Don't miss the Maverick grits, a small plate of spicy shrimp, scallops, smoked sausage and country ham on a bed of creamy yellow grits. Grilled beef tenderloin, topped with a deviled crab cake and béarnaise sauce, is impossibly rich. Down-home desserts like key-lime tart and sour cream apple pie make for a sweet ending to the meal.
Charleston's treasure – I recently experienced eating at S.N.O.B. , as locals like to call it. I am not one to eat fish but I just have to say that the trigger fish is wonderful. My date ordered the fish and I had crab cakes. Although the crab cakes are good too, I would recommend the trigger fish to everyone.
Worth the splurge – I was a little put off by the cheeky name (S.N.O.B.), but this place really won me over. The decor was classic Old South with a heavy dose of hip, and the food was truly divine. The shrimp and grits appetizer nearly brought tears to my eyes. I recommend it for a special occasion. Not terribly romantic--seems like it would be more fun with a big group.
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