A hidden gem in downtown Charleston, Fulton Five, is situated on Fulton Lane, which looks more like a quaint alley, but is indeed a street – a street steeped in history. The building just to the left of the restaurant was an old bordello from 1852 to 1859. Fulton Five honors that historical mark with a painting of a nude woman on the bathroom door. The building that Fulton Five occupies was also a brothel in the mid-1800s. The Fulton Lane area, which was called Beresford Alley back then, was a high-end prostitution area. Many dignitaries and military frequented the area.
Today Fulton Five is an Italian restaurant and wine pairings are its specialty. On any day of the week, go by Fulton Five’s divine bar for drinks and an appetizer or antipasto. A stroll down King Street to Fulton Lane will leave you feeling stately and charmed, making a stop at Fulton Five for a drink will be the perfect way to end the day.
Charleston City Paper has named Fulton Five the most romantic restaurant since 1998. Taking a look inside the lush dining room will entice any couple to fall in love all over again. The menu is strictly Italian. Try the Antipasto Spoleto to start and order the Orecchiette Aragosta as an entrée. You will not be disappointed.
Take it all in at Fulton Five. This restaurant is known by many for its elegant ambiance and deep past. Enjoy a glass of Italian wine as you marvel at the magnificent menu choices. This will be an experience you will not soon forget.