For a delicious meal in an intimate setting, look no further than Blossom restaurant. Located on East Bay Street, this downtown Charleston restaurant has a reputation that rivals its sister restaurants, Magnolias and Cypress, which are located just next door. Blossom has a cozy, small feel but its reputation and popularity is large. Reservations are most certainly recommended as this restaurant books up quickly. If you can’t get a table, just stop by for drinks at the cozy and inviting bar.
The food served at Blossom is American through and through, with special attention made to the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Clean and simple dishes are served with local ingredients sourced from area fisherman and farmers. Specialties include cornmeal fried oyster salad, cast iron skillet scallops with grits and pan-roasted mahi mahi.
Executive Chef Adam Close studied at Johnson and Wales University. While in school, he worked at Magnolias as a line cook. In 2003, Close headed to Atlanta to pursue his culinary passion, working in an Italian restaurant that helped him develop his knack for highlighting the natural flavors in many different kinds of ingredients with just simple processes. After a few years, Close returned to the Lowcountry because of Charleston’s explosive culinary scene. He is now the executive chef of one of the city’s most popular and well-respected restaurants for not only its commitment to sustainable seafood and local harvests, but also its reputation for serving some of the best dishes in the South.
Blossom is open for lunch Monday through Saturday and serves dinner nightly; brunch is served on Sunday. Check out the private dining facility for parties of 12 to 20 and an additional space for parties of up to 200. Call 843-722-9200 for reservations and more information.