One of the perpetual complaints about downtown Charleston dining is the dearth of upscale lunch options: The problem’s particularly pronounced on Upper King Street, where burgers reign at midday. But a forthcoming lunchroom from Halls Chophouse may mitigate the problem.
According to an application filed with the Board of Architectural Review, the steakhouse wants to transform the former La Fourchette space at 432 King Street into “The Other Halls.” Although general manager Tommy Hall was reluctant to release any details, he revealed that plans include fine dining lunch service: The menu is still being developed.
Private events will be prioritized at night, but the room will provide overflow seating for Halls if it’s not otherwise booked.
“We have big plans,” Hall says.
The opening is projected for July.
And should you be curious about the experience of daytime dining at Halls, the restaurant at 434 King St. is opening tomorrow at 11 a.m. to accommodate Bridge Run crowds.