oast houses of the past, the restaurant design features a lot of natural wood tones and rustic details. Pictured above, the bar and 48 craft beers on draft listed along the back wall of the bar. Yes, there are 48 craft beers on tap a testament to the commitment to craft beer here. There are plenty of local beer options like Holy City and Coast Brewing, as well as a strong cocktail program and hipster-ish wine list. We were fortunate to snag seats at the chef's counter, where we watched the exacting precision of a well-run kitchen crank out dish after dish on a busy Saturday night.
nuoc-cham, and Thai basil. Addictive stuff.
Pickled shirmp on EVO bakery rye bread, with aioli, onion, dill. Wow. Perfect bites of food here. Throughout the night I watched this popular dish being plated and sent out and wasn't expecting all that much, but something about all of the flavors and textures work really together. The bread is pre-sliced into eighths to make for easy eating and sharing.
I spent several happy hours eating and drinking at Edmund's Oast. From the size of the jovial crowds, both inside and out (there are communal picnic tables for 100 or so out front), it appears Edmund's Oast has found its place and will be a fixture in Charleston for a good long while. I'm already plotting my next visit. See you in September.