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Best Restaurant for Special Occasions

Charleston

1000 Lancaster St., (410) 332-7373, www.charlestonrestaurant.com

Posted 9/19/2001

Who can resist the charms of a Southern belle, especially if she hails from Charleston? In a town throbbing with high-testosterone steak joints, what a relief to kick back--albeit in an upscale, pricey sort of way--with a plate of fried green tomatoes and maybe some gulf shrimp with andouille sausage and tasso ham over stone-milled grits. We like the smooth, knowledgeable service, the glassed-in kitchen, and the formidable wine list. But mostly we like the food, which makes us wish we were rolling in dough (the green kind), so any old day could qualify as a special occasion.

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Other Awards for Best Restaurant for Special Occasions:

Antrim 1844, 9/18/2002

The Helmand, 9/13/2000

Baldwin's Station, 9/15/1999

Savannah, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Charleston:

Best Fancy Restaurant, 9/17/2008

Best Fancy Restaurant, 9/19/2007

Best Fancy Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Best Fancy Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Service, 9/13/2000

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