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Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk, from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and the Neighborhood Dining Group, transforms the essence of Southern food. Led by Brock and Executive Chef Travis Grimes, a Lowcountry native, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Charleston.

Starting with a larder of ingredients indigenous to the South, and set within a building complex dating to the late 19th century, Brock crafts menus throughout the day, responding to what local purveyors are supplying the kitchen at any given moment. The entrance beckons with a rustic wall of firewood to fuel the wood-fired oven and a large chalkboard listing artisanal products currently provisioning the kitchen, but like the décor that inhabits the historic building, the food is modern in style and interpretation.

At Husk there are some rules about what can go on the plate. “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door,” says Brock, who has even stricken olive oil from the kitchen. As he explains, the resulting cuisine “is not about rediscovering Southern cooking, but exploring the reality of Southern food.” This modern approach results in playful dishes such as Deviled Eggs with Pickled Okra and Trout Roe, and new classics like South Carolina Shrimp and Choppee Okra Stew with Carolina Gold Rice and Flowering Basil.

Seed-saving, heirloom husbandry, and in-house pickling and charcuterie efforts by the culinary team are the basis of the cuisine at Husk. The restaurant is as casual as it is chic, evoking a way of life centered on seasonality and the grand traditions of Charleston life—one lived at a slower pace, preferably with a cocktail and a wide porch in the late afternoon. It is a neighborhood gathering place for friends, and a destination dining spot for travelers, with a little bite of the South for everyone’s palates.

The Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) and President David Howard, a James Beard semifinalist for Best Restaurateur operates and manages restaurants throughout the Southeast. NDG oversees every aspect of concept development, construction, culture, people, and daily operations.

NDG’s restaurant portfolio includes Husk (Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Greenville, SC, and Savannah, GA), McCrady’s and McCrady’s Tavern (Charleston, SC), and Minero (Charleston, SC, and Atlanta, GA).

With James Beard award-winning Executive Chef Sean Brock at its culinary helm, NDG has been fortunate to gain many accolades, including Bon Appétit “2011 Best New Restaurant in America” for Husk Charleston, one of GQ’s “12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of the Year” and an Esquire “Best New Restaurant in America” in 2014 for Husk Nashville, and McCrady’s named one of “America’s Best Restaurants of 2016” in Wine Enthusiast.

“The strength of our company comes from our fine staff of over 500 talented individuals who inspire me on a daily basis. They are loyal, professional, long-serving, enthusiastic, and hardworking”

“Through expansion, we have not only been able to create jobs in our restaurants, but positively impact the communities where we operate. This is important to me “  we are not just opening restaurants.”

– David Howard, President of the Neighborhood Dining Group.

To contact The Neighborhood Dining Group, Inc., please call (770) 645-9944.
On the web: neighborhooddininggroup.com

Visit our family of restaurants:
HUSK Restaurant - Charleston in Downtown Charleston, SC
HUSK Restaurant - Nashville in Nashville, TN
HUSK Restaurant - Greenville in Greenville, SC
McCrady's Restaurant in Downtown Charleston, SC
McCrady's Tavern in Downtown Charleston, SC
Minero in Downtown Charleston, SC
Minero - Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

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Hours

LUNCH: mon-sat
11:30am-2:30pm
BRUNCH: sun 10am-2:30pm
DINNER: sun-thu 5:30-10
DINNER: fri & sat 5:30-11
BAR: 3-close, daily

Contact

843.577.2500
76 Queen St.
Charleston, SC 29401
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