My wife Sharon and I decided to visit Ms. Rose’s for the last day of Charleston’s Restaurant week on Sunday January 19. We chose this dining option for several reasons – 1) at 3 courses for $25 it was one of the most reasonably priced options compared to others in the 3 for $30-$45 range; 2) their location is close to our house in West Ashley and did not take 20-30 minutes each way to visit downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant; 3) we had visited before and not only liked the quality of their food but also the various seating options available (with TV views, near bar, more secluded dining, etc.).
We were a little skeptical when two servers came over to our table and introduced themselves as our waitresses for the evening (one was a seasoned wait-staff and the other was being trained. As it turned out both provided great service and it was great when we needed extra lemons or drink refills they were right there helping. For our three courses, here was our choices – appetizer: chicken/andouille gumbo/Carolina red rice and chopped kale salad; main dish: braised beef short rib and local catch (pan seared filet grouper); and, dessert: warm cookie flight (red velvet, sugar, sea salt chocolate chip with dab of whipped cream).
We each loved the quality of Ms. Rose’s food preparation and presentation. All were high quality. When we asked for substitution of the collards in one of the options as veggie, they happily obliged with fried green beans. Only drawback was the entrée portion sizes which seem to be common practice when the Restaurant Week establishments try to maximize their profits with choices of the various courses. That being said, for Ms. Rose’s, we were pleased with the overall dining experience and would return.
Ms. Rose’s American Bistro Food Offerings = Overall Rating – 4.25 out of 5 stars
Plus+ – Service, Ambiance, Food Quality/Choices Needs Work- – Food portions, Better dessert options
All the best in your food experiences, Gary Crossley
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails – Charleston Restaurant Week January 2020
Dinner Menu – 3 Courses for $25
Fried Okra and Cheese Curds Smothered in a Tomato Gravy
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Carolina Red Rice
PEI Mussels Stuffed with Spinach, Onions, Velouté
and Parmesan Cheese
Chopped Kale Salad
Champagne Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese, Cajun Pecans, Carrots and Red Cabbage
Pan Seared Filet, Sauteed Kale, Roasted Butternut Puree, Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Demi-Glace, Purple Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Beef Braised Collards
Smoked Chicken Breast
Carolina Red Rice, Fried Green Beans, Chicken Gravy
Warm Cookie Flight
Inside Out Red Velvet, Sugar Cookie, Sea Salted Chocolate Chip