Halls Chophouse Plans to Open The Other Halls This Summer

hallsOne 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. Continue reading

Halls Chophouse Rates Highly With OpenTable Users

OpenTable diners this year elected four steakhouses to its “Top 100 Best Restaurants in America,” but Atlanta’s Bone’s and Charleston’s Halls Chophouse are the only independently-owned red meat temples on the list.

Halls Chophouse finished fourth in the annual survey, which tabulates reviews submitted by five million users of the online reservation service. Although OpenTable doesn’t reveal exact rankings beyond the top 10, Peninsula Grill was also a Diners’ Choice winner.

FIG and Tristan — which were among the site’s top 100 restaurants specializing in U.S. cuisine, according to a list released last month – didn’t make the final cut. Continue reading

Halls Chophouse Wins TripAdvisor Fine Dining Award

hallschopThere are only five restaurants nationwide which provide a better fine dining experience than Halls Chophouse, according to TripAdvisor reviewers.

The downtown steakhouse today was listed sixth on the crowd-sourced website’s list of domestic “Travelers Choice” winners, sandwiched between Dallas’ The French Room and Virginia’s Inn at Little Washington. The top slot went to New York City’s Colicchio and Sons Main Dining Room, the only U.S. restaurant to also appear on the international winners list.

To qualify for the competition, restaurants must serve dinner and have a check average of at least $50 per guest. Continue reading

La Fourchette Closing This Week

AR-307089906.jpg&maxw=640&q=100Confirming a rumor first reported this morning by Eater Charleston, La Fourchette today announced its imminent closure.

According to a press release, chef and owner Perig Goulet sold the eight-year old French bistro to Hall Hospitality Group LLC, which operates the adjoining Halls Chophouse. Halls has not yet revealed how it intends to use the space.

The release doesn’t list an exact date for the closing, but it’s scheduled to occur “this week.”

“I will be back,” Goulet is quoted as saying. “Bonsoir y’all.”