Old Village Post House Our group of four tried to sample as many items as possible. All were exquisite - none even faintly disappointed. Both couples at our table have been regulars of the Charleston Area restaurant scene for some time. We've dined at five star restaurants in the Charleston area - and nothing in which we indulged at Old Village Post House fell short. From the "she" crab soup to the home-made peanut butter pie. While we were pleasantly surprised by the tasty offerings, we were startled in a very good way by the prices.
I dare say the entree's were about 2 to 6 dollars lower than what we've found in Charleston for similar items. For example, a very tender and flavorful New York strip accented with bleu cheese, mashed potatoes, shaved onion rings and demi glaze was under $25. Shrimp and Grits under $20. Pesto glazed tuna under $20. And most entree's are accompanied by a vegetable and a starch as opposed to being ala cart which make the price differential even greater. The presentation may have been less foo-fooey than it's counterparts, it was still very nice. All comparisons aside, it was a wonderful experience all around in its own right.
Everything from the mixed greens to the salmon was all very fresh. We were pleased to hear the waiter tell us that their freezer is only big enough to hold the ice cream; meaning that none of there food is frozen. My friends grouper and my salmon were both absolutely delectable; both the essence of the fish itself and the sauces. We didn't stop raving the entire time. Having been disappointed by more than one $25 entree, we approached celebration; we were so gratified by our experience.
The restaurant was very busy; and the staff didn't miss a beat; in spite of my dinner companion's incessant comments and questions. Bernie was an excellent host; as was Tracy. She was kind enough to take us on a tour of the on-site Inn's six rooms in between my shrimp bisque and mixed green salad. They've restored the entire property and it's incredibly charming with new fixtures of traditional design. The rooms in the restaurant and the inn are very warm and inviting.
So, if you want the five-star taste and selection without the price tag; make the trip over to the old village in Mount Pleasant located at 101 Pitt Street.