Zagat, the widely regarded international restaurant ratings guide, has recently added a select few Charleston restaurants to the platform. We are proud to announce that thanks to our reviewer contributions, Langdon’s has received a 28 out of a possible 30 rating for food! Here’s what our reviewers had to say:
“The chef is at the top of his game” at this Mount Pleasant American, where the “top-tier” fare and “excellent wine list” are “presented with care” and “rival any Downtown” eatery; maybe it “doesn’t look like much on the outside”, but once indoors “a beautiful bar and romantic dining room” await – and if it’s “pricey”, devotees declare it’s a “worth-it” “treat.”
Entrepreneur and chef Patrick Langdon Owens of the Opal Dining Group had many talents to consider as he chose his life’s profession—after all, he was a gifted musician and star athlete before he officially became a chef. Lucky for us, a memorable evening at Opal Restaurant & Bar quickly affirms that he made the right choice, at least for his culinary fans. Since opening a year ago in The Shoppes of Seaside Farms, this welcoming neighborhood restaurant—much like highly regarded sister property Langdon’s—quickly achieved “destination” status with its pleasing combination of generous California-style, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, personable service, and an award-winning wine list.
Langdon’s Restaurant and Wine Bar came on to the East Cooper dining scene in 2003.
In 2005, it was selected by then-Post and Courier restaurant critic Holly Herrick as the “Best Night Out Restaurant East of the Cooper” in the newspaper’s restaurant guide.
Since it has been in business seven years, and since it garnered critical acclaim by this newspaper five years ago, we set out to check its star status.
The top question in our mind was: Did the restaurant follow a dynamic period of growth and maturation and, if so, where was Langdon’s on this scale?