Chef Robert Carter – A Culinary Leader in Charleston


Chef Robert Carter has been around Charleston’s culinary scene for quite awhile. He is well-known for his work at Peninsula Grill and Rutledge Cab Co. and for inspiring many of the best chefs in Charleston today.

Carter’s first solo venture was opening Barony Tavern, located inside the Renaissance Hotel at Wentworth and King streets. This restaurant has lived up to – and even exceeded – Carter’s high standards.

Our first impression of Barony Tavern is that it’s regal, yet homey, featuring a collection of taxidermy – reflecting both Scottish and stately Southern appeals. An eclectic mix of people frequent the restaurant. Not only do locals enjoy the menu’s fare, but so do the tourists coming from all walks of life. Chef Carter pulled from his extensive resume to create a collection of items that reflect all of the best he has ever created.

His background not only pulls from Charleston, but also Dallas, Key West and Tennessee – and those areas’ culinary flair come together in Carter’s menu. He also connects each classic American dish to Charleston.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Barony Tavern has something for everyone’s pallet. Call Barony Tavern at 843-297-4246 for reservations. Breakfast is served from 6:30-10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner is from 5:30-9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).