Fine dining from one of the pioneers of Lowcountry cuisine, with 11 simple but elegantly decorated dining rooms dating back to the early 1700s, replete with original wood floors and period furnishings. Adding to the ambience, at the heart of the restaurant stands a huge magnolia tree, surrounded by a Beaux Arts courtyard. Established in 1982, the restaurant remains true to its roots, with a menu that showcases the fusion of African, French, and American flavors that goes into local food. Start with the Carolina crab cake or crispy oysters before sampling classics such as barbecue shrimp and grits, Southern chicken with toasted rice, country ham gravy, and haricot verts, or the simple but irresistible lobster and fries.