OpenTable today released its list of U.S. restaurants specializing in American cuisine which over the last year received the highest diner scores; of the top 100 finishers, four are located in Charleston.
“We’re proud to know diners thoroughly enjoyed their experience here at Tristan,” executive chef Nate Whiting was quoted as saying in a release from the restaurant.
FIG was also one of three local restaurants mentioned by name in Saveur’s explanation of its selection of Charleston for a Culinary Travel Award. San Sebastian, Spain was the experts’ choice in the “outstanding restaurants and dining, cities fewer than 80,000” category, but Charleston shared runner-up honors with Lyon, France and Bologna.
“The city boasts a dining scene that’s impossible to ignore,” an accompanying blurb explains. “Chef Sean Brock elevates South Carolina’s Caribbean- and African-inspired lowcountry fare to culinary-anthropological art at Husk, while Mike Lata of FIG and Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill reinterpret lowcountry classics in surprising new ways, while staying true to the home-cooked flavors on which the city’s palates came of age.”