Where did I eat?
Halls Chophouse at 434 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina.
What do they specialize in?
What was the vibe?
Dark, friendly, cozy.
What did I eat?
- The Tomahawk steak is a 34 ounce dry aged ribeye that comes presented on a board with the bone in. The presentation is beautiful and impressive, but the restaurant will also slice the steak up if you would like to share.
- The ribeye at this restaurant is absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend trying the dry aged version. A dry aged steak has a more earthy and rich flavour compared to the wet aged steaks.
- At Halls they have several large sides that must be ordered separately from the steaks and are meant to be shared. I had the pepper jack creamed corn skillet, the lobster mac and cheese, and pancetta roasted brussels sprouts. All of these sides were delicious and definitely worth trying.
- The lobster mac and cheese had huge pieces of lobster in it and was very rich, gooey, and cheesy. The roasted brussels sprouts had a meaty smokey flavour from the roasting and were a nice compliment to the steak. The pepper jack creamed corn was my favourite side because the corn was so buttery and cheesy and it had some spice to it from the cheese.
Caramel Cake – with warm bananas foster
- This is one of their signature desserts and it really impressed me.
- I love layered desserts because of the lighter texture it adds to the cake being broken up by sauce and this cake had several layers of white cake and caramel sauce.
- The caramel sauce was sweet, but not overly so compared to many caramel desserts
Whiskey Bread Pudding – New Orleans style bread pudding with sun dried cherries, pecans, and bourbon creme anglais
- I only had a bite of the bread pudding and unfortunately the piece I had was too dry for my liking and didn’t have enough sauce on it for me to get a good idea of the flavour
My experience at Halls was my most memorable and enjoyable meal I have ever had at a steakhouse. The ribeye here is amazing and they have exceptional southern hospitality and service.