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Realistically, I should have seen this coming. For days, nay, weeks, leading up to that first encounter with The Establishment, everyone tried to warn me. "Have you been?" friends asked, voices lowered. "Promise me you'll go to The Establishment," texts read. As I passed by strangers on the street, the message their eyes seemed to implore was all too clear.
Described as "seafood-centric," The Establishment plans to emphasize "unpretentious" preparations, such as buffalo-style Cherrystone clams and a halibut chop with roasted green garlic jus. Matt Canter, formerly of The Park Cafe, will lead the kitchen; Brad Mogan, late of Rappahannock Oyster Bar, will serve as general manager.
Atlanta-based restaurant group Concentrics looks to open seafood house The Establishment at 28 Broad St. next month. Built in the historic James Gregorie House, the new addition to Charleston food and beverage scene will serve dinner seven nights a week with a "coastal grill" menu.
Concentrics Restaurants Group today announced that their new seafood-centric restaurant The Establishment will open for dinner early next month at 28 Broad St. in downtown Charleston. Matt Canter, formerly of FIG and Park Cafe, will lead the culinary team as executive chef.
The Establishment will open at 28 Broad St. on May 17. With a focus on fresh and sustainable ingredients from local and regional farms, purveyors and fishermen, executive chef Matt Canter will highlight seafood inspired by the city's vibrant and historic charm. Diners can enjoy the coastal flavors of Charleston in both small and large plates. Initially opening for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.