Summer Time Fun at Amen Street Fish & Rawbar!

DSC_0009 copyWe’re proud to say that Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar won the recent Agrazing Race competition sponsored by Charleston Culinary Tours. The scavenger hunt race, modeled after the popular Amazing Race TV show, led 14 teams of participants around the Holy City to sample cuisine at many of Charleston’s best restaurants. At each eatery they would get a clue based upon what they were sampling that would lead them to the next location. Each team that visited Amen Street had to try one of our savory Signature Oyster Shooters to get the next clue and we’re pretty sure they were a hit – Amen Street was chosen as best restaurant by the group! Visit the Charleston Culinary Tours website for more information about Fall Agrazing Race events, and be sure to stop by to try an Oyster Shooter for yourself!

New Wine Selections
If you prefer to sip your adult beverages rather than shoot them, we have two new wine selections that are sure to please when paired with some of our favorite Dinner Menu items. Our Ben Arnold Beverage Co representative, Chris Cross, consistently provides us with the wide selection of beer, wine and liquor that appears on our Drink Menu. Having such a wide selection gives us the freedom to create one-of-a-kind cocktails and offer rare wine selections that won’t be found elsewhere. Right now we’re excited to be serving Conundrum, a light Chardonnay that pairs extremely well with the savory, briny flavor found in our oyster dishes. Sweet provides a perfect contrast to salty when you combine our Willamette Valley,Riesling selection with our Fried Seafood Sampler. Come by and ask your server which of our other bottled or VinTap wines pair best with other items from our menu!

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Lunch at Amen Street
There is no better place in Charleston to visit for lunch than Amen Street. Whether you’re popping in for a quick bite on your lunch break, or you’re in town for a visit and prefer a leisurely meal, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make sure you’re taken care of and your lunch is unforgettable. Our Lunch Menu features signature southern fare like Fried Green Tomatoes and Oyster Po’ Boys, packaged in perfect lunch portions. Each menu item is rich enough to satisfy your cravings, but light enough to eliminate the need for a post-lunch nap. Make your lunch break memorable this week and join us at Amen Street!

Cocktail Hour at Amen Street has Cool Refreshments

The days are getting longer and the temperatures continue to rise, which means that sweet summertime is almost upon us here in the Lowcountry. It won’t technically be summer until June 21st this year, but at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, we think the 80-degree days and fabulous blue skies we’ve been enjoying are cause enough to ring in our favorite season a little early! Come visit us for Cocktail Hour from 4-7. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail that will cool you off without ruining that beach body you’ve worked for, or you just prefer to sip something light that still offers rich, craft cocktail flavor, Amen Street has you covered.

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 Amen Street’s Cocktail hour is the perfect way to kick off the summer, our beautiful bar is inviting and has two flat screens to ensure you are updated on the latest news and sports. We’re serving up skinny cocktails, made with Southern Twist Low Calorie Cocktail Mix for flavor that will leave an impression on your taste buds, but not your waistline. We offer a large beer selection featuring domestic, imported and local brews, artisan tap wines as well as wine by the bottle. This month we want to thank Ben Arnold, and our rep Chris Cross for our featured white wines:CA White Conundrum and Willamette Valley, Riesling. Enjoy these beverages while overlooking our exhibition raw bar offering the best oysters, clams and shellfish in Charleston.

DSC_0218 copyThose who like their drinks with a little kick will love the Nothing Lasts Forever cocktail made with fresh pineapple, and Southern Twist Ginger & Jalepeño. The fruitiness of the pineapple perfectly balances the strong flavors of ginger and jalapeño for a drink that you’ll wish did last forever. For fans of sweeter sipping, the Lavender Margarita is sure to hit the spot. This cocktail combines Southern Twist Lavender & Vanilla with the cooling flavor of lime, infusing a summertime classic drink with new life.

Whether you like your drinks a little sweet or a little spicy, at 35 calories per serving, there’s no excuse not to try them both!

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Vodka Domaine de Canton Southern Twist Ginger & Jalepeno Pineapple

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Patron Silver Tequila Southern Twist Lavender & Vanilla Lime

Join us at Amen Street During Spoleto 2014

DSC_0007 copyThe end of spring this year has brought with it the commencement of two highly anticipated arts festivals: Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival which begin May 23rd and run through June 8th. The national performing arts festival and it’s smaller, more regional cousin are both extremely popular because of the broad spectrum of musical, theater and dance performances they bring right to the auditoriums, churches, courtyards of historic downtown Charleston.

DSC_0082 copyWhether you’re in town just for Spoleto, or you’re a local enjoying the artistic celebration for the night, we invite you to visit Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar for a cocktail or bite to eat before your show. The mild weather is perfect for sipping a glass of our favorite rose for spring, Veuve du Vernay, at one of our outdoor tables on historic East Bay Street. The sparkling wine is light and fresh, just like the breezes that sweep in from the harbor, and pairs exceptionally well with any of our savory gulf or specialty oysters on the half shell. After you’ve tasted the Veuve du Vernay, be sure to try one of our four specialty VinTap artisan wines. All four VinTap selections are flavorful on their own, but pair very well with any of the seafood dishes on our Dinner Menu.

VinTap Wine Menu:
Picnic Table Chardonnay – 2011, Napa
OUTOFBEER Sauvignon Blanc – 2011, North Coast
Forenzo Pinot Grigio – 2011, Mendocino
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Those who prefer to sit inside can pull up a stool at our bar for delicious Cocktail Hour food and cocktail specials. Try Fried Green Tomatoes served with sweet and spicy okra and pimento cheese or Steamed Mussels served in a white wine sauce with roasted tomato and garlic. During happy hour you’ll also find a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails. To view the full list of happy hour specials, visit the menu here.

We welcome you to Amen Street and hope to see you soon.  We are open from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day.  You can make reservations by calling 843-853-8600 or booking online.

Local ‘Single Lady’ Oysters at Amen Street

At Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar we’re serious about sustainability. When it comes to the ingredients that go into the items on our Menu, we look for only the freshest, most in-season produce and seafood, and we take pride in sourcing locally as much as possible so we can support the fishermen, farmers and artisans that support us.

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The Amen Street name is synonymous with fresh oysters, but we wouldn’t be able to offer such a large variety of these delectable bivalves without the local and regional oyster farmers who grow unique and delicious varieties in estuaries right here in the Lowcountry. One of our current favorites is the “Single Lady” oyster, grown by Lady’s Island Oysters, located in Beaufort, SC. The owners of Lady’s Island Oysters, Frank and Ross Roberts, derived the sassy “Single Lady” name both from the island where their farm is located, and the unique way they raise and harvest their crop.

When oysters spawn in the wild, the new oysters will attach themselves to the nearest hard surface and stay there throughout their lifecycle. Oftentimes this means attaching themselves to the shell of other oysters, forming clusters that continue to grow as more oysters spawn. At Lady’s Island Oysters, the baby oysters are carefully separated before they can attach, giving them more room to grow and providing oyster connoisseurs with a plumper, fresher oyster. Being single isn’t so bad!

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We love working with local and regional oyster farms because oysters just like the Single Lady help to clean the waters in and around the Lowcountry. Each adult oyster can filter up to 60 gallons of ocean water per day, naturally purifying and clearing it of algae and debris. It’s nice to know that while you’re enjoying freshly shucked oysters on the half shell at our raw bar, or throwing back a savory Oyster Shooter, you’re also helping to preserve the ecosystems that thrive here in our waters! Join us for lunch,happy hour or dinner-it’s always a good time to enjoy some tasty oysters with your favorite glass of wine, bubbly or brew!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Amen Street!  To reserve your table, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online

Outdoor Dining Weather at Amen Street

Everyone here at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar has been counting down the days to warmer weather in Charleston, and they have finally arrived! Springtime in the Lowcountry offers the best weather of the year in our opinion. The moderate temperatures and the harbor breezes that sweep down East Bay Street create the perfect atmosphere for outdoor dining or cocktails. Our outdoor seating is available for both lunch and dinner, and we serve our full menu outside. Stop by for happy hour, sit back and forget your workday stress with a handcrafted cocktail like The Holy Basil or a Lavender Margarita made by our expert bartenders. We’re ready to help you take advantage of the wonderful weather at Amen Street!
Bring the Flavor of Amen Street Home with You!

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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar is already well known in Charleston for our seriously fresh seafood and oyster selection, and the comfortable, contemporary atmosphere to be found at our historic East Bay Street location. One of our best kept secrets though, is the special hot sauce that we make on site and serve with several delicious dishes from our menu.

The secret is out with the launch of Amen Street Hot Sauce now available at Amen Street! Customers and friends from near and far can purchase a bottle or two, and take a little piece of Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar home with them after their visit. Our sauce has the perfect combination of flavor and heat, not ranking quite as hot as Tabasco, and packing much more flavor than most hot sauces on the market. We used our seafood expertise to choose ingredients that create a flavor complementary to both oysters and fish, but this versatile sauce can be added to any dish that needs a little kick. The complex flavor profile makes it great for splashing in tomato-based drinks like Amen’s Award Winning Bloody Mary, or even our famous Signature Oyster Shooter. Come visit us and pick up your own bottle of Amen Street Hot Sauce today!Bloody Mary

Ingredients:
• Red Bell Peppers
• Jalapeno Peppers
• Garlic
• Red Pepper Chili Flakes
• Black Pepper
• White Vinegar
• Apple Cider Vinegar

Join Us for Happy Hour at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

There is no better way to end a hectic weekday at work than with a delicious, hand-crafted cocktail, and there is no better place to sip than Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. Whatever mood you’re in, you are sure to have a smile on your face once you arrive at Amen Street, step through our big glass paneled doors, and enter our beautiful contemporary dining room. Every last detail of Amen Street’s décor, from the exposed brick, art-lined walls to the hand crafted and hand strung oyster shell chandeliers by Sabinti Custom Designs, was chosen to create a welcoming environment for our guests; while showcasing the work of local artisans, and honoring the history of our building.

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Our Happy Hour Menu is no exception to this rule, with traditional southern menu items made from locally sourced seafood and produce. Join us Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm for specially priced delicacies from the coast, like Gulf Oysters, Calamari, Mussels and Lump Crab Cakes.

Beer drinkers, wine tasters, and cocktail sippers alike will find something to their liking in the Libations section of our Happy Hour Menu. Drink specials include bottled and draft beers, red and white wine, and a variety of liquor selections. For a non-traditional approach to oyster consumption, try Amen’s famous Oyster Shooters for only $4 each.

Our artisan tap wine selections from VinTap Wine have been popular with our guests and the new red on tap has been greeted with the same high regard.  Five Easy Pieces, a 2011 Bordeux  Blend from California has refreshing aromas of cassis, currant and dried sage followed by a claret centric of blueberry, bosenberry and plum.  It pairs perfectly with many of our dinner entrees or can be easily enjoyed on its own at the bar.

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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Amen Street’s outdoor seating on historic East Bay Street. Your happy hour treats will taste so much better when you sample them while kicking back and relaxing with the harbor breezes drifting by, and Charleston’s stunning historic architecture surrounding you. We look forward to helping you unwind at Amen Street this week!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Amen Street!  To reserve your table, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

Join Us for Lunch at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

 Add some flavor to your work week when you stop by Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar for lunch. We open at 11:30am, and offer a Lunch Menu full of our traditional southern and local seafood dishes, packed with flavor, but light enough for a mid-day meal.

mixedgreenswithshrimpCreate your own seafood topped salad for just the right amount of fresh crunch and savory flavor. Start with the Kale Salad, made with preserved lemon, parmesan, fried garlic, radish, and a honey-cider vinaigrette, then top it with a crispy Crab Cake. Or opt for the Mixed Greens with julienne veggies, spiced pecans and white balsamic vinaigrette, and add in a fresh batch of Shrimp. If you’re craving a sandwich, be sure to try the Hot Shrimp and Crab.This delicious sandwich merges two local favorites – crab and shrimp – with a dash of Southern charm by adding chow-chow, Charleston’s Bloomy Rind cheese and lemon aioli.hotshrimpandcrab-(2)Have an afternoon meeting, and need to get back to the office on time? We understand, and we’ll make sure your perfectly prepared meal arrives promptly. Hectic work week schedules sometimes mean lunches must be quick, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be delicious!

We’re open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday as well, and whether you’re a Charleston local, or just in town for a day or two, we’d love to fuel your weekend adventures. Our historic building at 205 East Bay Street in Downtown Charleston is convenient to Lowcountry must-sees, like the Charleston Harbor, the Historic Charleston City Market, and a large selection of specialty stores on King Street.

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Amen Street Specialty Cocktail Featured in Buzzfeed
The next time you visit us, be sure to try the cocktail that was chosen by Buzzfeed as the signature cocktail for South Carolina: the Hemmingway Mojito. The light citrus and mint flavors make the perfect happy hour thirst quencher, or after dinner treat. Hemingway himself would approve!

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Bacardi Rum
Italian Campari
Fresh Grapefruit
Muddled Mint Leaves
A Splash of Soda Water

Charleston City Paper “Best Of 2014” Voting & Amen Street

The nominations are in for the Charleston City Paper’s Best Of 2014 issue, and we’re proud to say that Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar made the cut! This year’s turnout was the highest the City Paper has ever had, with a record number of nominations submitted for all of the best things to do, see, visit and taste in the Charleston area. Thank you for nominating Amen Street in four awesome categories:friedoystershalfoyster

•    Best Raw Bar
•    Best Oysters
•    Best Seafood
•    Best She Crab Soup

Now Amen Street needs your vote! Visit the Charleston City Paper website from now until February 4th, 2014, click through to the ballot, and vote for Amen Street to win in all four categories. Email the ballot to friends and family, and help us spread the word via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #BOC2014. Happy voting, Charleston!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Amen Street!  To reserve your table, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online

Restaurant Week 2014 in Charleston, SC

blackenedfish2Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar is starting off the brand new year with one of our favorite Charleston, SC events. We’ve joined the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association once again, for the first installment of Charleston Restaurant Week 2014.

From Wednesday, January 8th through Sunday, January 19th, Amen will be offering a fantastic three courses for only $30! Chef Taimanglo and culinary team have selected a delicious menu featuring Southern favorites, fresh local seafood and amazing desserts. Charleston Restaurant week is the perfect time to revisit or try Amen Street!

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK MENU

3 Courses for $30

Shrimp Bisque

Herb Croutons & Shrimp

Butterbean and Shrimp Fritters

Lemon Yogurt

Spinach Salad

Red Onion, Blackened Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg & Anchovy Mustard Vinaigrette

2nd Course

Blackened Mai-Mahi

Roasted & Pureed Cauliflower, Kale, Tomato Relish

Speckled Sea Trout

Crab Imperial, Sweet Potato Puree, Spinach, Whole Grain Mustard Cream

Braised Beef Short Rib

Carrots, Celery, Mushrooms, Potato, Cabernet-Jus, Horseradish Gremolata

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Cheesecake

Mixed Berry Compote

Chocolate Cake

Caramel & Anglaise Sauce

Bread Pudding

Creme Anglaise

All regular Amen Street Dinner Menu items will be available throughout Restaurant Week, as well as all draft and bottled beer, wine, and cocktail selections from our Drink Menu to compliment your meal.Southern and Espresso Martinis

For the full Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar Restaurant Week menu, click here. Charleston Restaurant Week is a favorite event for Lowcountry natives and visitors alike, so reservations may go quickly. Make yours today by calling 843.853.8600, or click here to book online.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Spend Your New Year’s Eve at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

New Year’s Eve is known for celebrating both the old and the new, as we look back on the year coming to a close, and look forward to a fresh start in the year ahead. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC, expertly merges the old and new to create the perfect spot for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Our building, located at 205 East Bay Street, features architecture dating back to the 1800s, and the original “Amen” name for the street on which we’re located. We combine that historic Charleston spirit with a contemporary dining atmosphere, and an innovative, ever-evolving menu, packed with mouthwatering local and specialty seafood selections.

Bring friends and family to Amen Street and treat them to a dozen oysters on the half shell, sourced both locally, and from locations all along the East Coast. Or savor a Charleston seafood staple, like our delicious Shrimp & Grits, made with green onions, roasted tomatoes and house-made Tasso ham. After dinner, spend time catching up and making your New Year’s resolutions together over a sweet slice of Spiced Pecan Pie, served with whipped cream on top. Be sure to try one of Amen’s Annual Eggnog Martinis – featured in Charleston Magazine’s December 2013 issue – while they’re still available!

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John’s Island “Grown”, House Infused Pecan Bourbon
Timothy Watts’ Homemade Eggnog
*Served in a Cinnamon Rimmed Glass

Dinner reservations are still available for New Year’s Eve; make yours today by calling 843-853-8600 or click here to book online. When you visit Amen Street this New Year’s Eve, be sure to share your experience with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #AmenCheer.

 

Amen Street #1 Spot for Lowcountry Oysters Downtown Charleston, SC

 

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This year, the holiday season brings cheerful tidings and a special honor for us: Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar has been named the #1 spot in the Lowcountry for oysters by the Charleston Eater. The winter weather in Charleston may be unpredictable, but our local and specialty oysters aren’t – they’re always fresh and delicious! Choose from fried, baked, or raw oysters, locally grown or sourced from a variety of locations along the coast to find the freshest, most flavorful varieties.

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Want to be sure you get everything on your wishlist this holiday season? Bring your family, friends, coworkers and out-of-town guests to Amen Street and treat them to Baked Local Oysters with Spinach Tasso Mousseline and Parmesan or a dozen Blackberry Point, PEI Oysters. Even better, buy them one (or two!) of our signature Oyster Shooters. amenoystershooter

 

Amen Street’s Signature Oyster Shooter:

House Infused Jalapeño
Peppercorn
Lemon Spicy Vodka
Amen Street Bloody Mary Mix
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Have a holiday party coming up? Amen Street is the perfect place to celebrate the season. Whether you’re looking to schedule a family dinner gathering or a holiday lunch for coworkers, we can help make sure your celebration is a memorable one. Click here or call 843.853.8600 to make dinner or lunch reservations. When you visit Amen Street this holiday season, be sure to share your experience with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #AmenCheer. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Great Lunch Downtown Charleston,SC at Amen Street Fish & Rawbar

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Amen Street Fish and Rawbar is the perfect place for lunch in Downtown Charleston during the holidays. Pull up a seat at the bar with friends and enjoy the extensive selection of local and specialty oysters. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to help. Chef Taimangelo creates wonderful sustainable local seafood dishes that will make lunchtime a memorable experience.

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Whether you are having a quick lunch or a business lunch we can help make it as smooth and quick as possible. At Amen Street we want you to enjoy every moment you are with us and make it an unforgettable time. So sit and enjoy a local beer on tap or toss back an oyster shooter and get in the holiday spirit with us.

We look forward to seeing you during this holiday season! To reserve a table, please call the restaurant at 843:853-8600.

New Cocktails Charleston SC at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

amencrowded81613Fall is a great time to come sip new cocktails at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, Charleston SC!  In honor of 1920′s inspired Annual Red Party benefiting American College of the Building Arts in downtown Charleston, we’ve created two fabulous cocktails, the Fleur de la Nuit and the Gatsby Gimlet.

Both cocktails feature locally made Southern Twist Low Calorie Cocktail Mix created by Amen Street’s own Rochelle Jones. These cocktails are so delicious, we had to share the recipes!  Mix them up at home or come have a seat at the bar and let us make them for you.

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Fleur De la Nuit (inspired by a French 75)

Epic Vodka

Southern Twist Lavendar & Vanilla cocktail mix

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueor

Prosecco

Lemon Juice

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Gatsby Gimlet

Epic Vodka

Southern Twist Ginger & Jalapeno cocktail mix

Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur

Fresh basil

Lime Juice

Gatsby Gimlet

To learn more about The Red Party benefit on October 25, 2013, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Amen Street!  To reserve your table, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

 

 

Fast Lunch Downtown Charleston SC at Amen Street

ChefRamonTaimangloNeed a fast lunch break food in downtown Charleston SC? Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar on East Bay serves delicious lunch dishes perfectly suited for the busy professional on the go.   Executive Chef Ramon Taimanglo understands the Monday through Friday lunch break can’t always be as long as you’d like it to be. He makes it his mission to have our guests fed, happy and on their way back to their busy day.

Some great quick lunch menu suggestions are our Fried Green Tomatoes with pimento cheese and hot and spicy okra or our Famous Shrimp Corndogs! These Amen favorites will not disappoint your craving for Southern cuisine.

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Looking to have a light lunch? Our fresh Kale Salad with Parmesan cheese, almonds, fried garlic, and honey-cider vinaigrette is delicious and satisfying! Add a crab cake or grilled chicken for extra protein.

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You can’t go wrong with our Amen Burger! Don’t forget to ask for the pimento cheese which is perfectly melted atop this amazing creation.  Check out our entire lunch here.

amenburgerDon’t have time to dine in with us? No problem! We can have your “To-Go” order quickly prepared and ready for travel! We don’t want you to suffer in the late afternoon because you didn’t receive a satisfying lunch….   Call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 to place your order.

We can’t wait to see you for lunch this week!

 

New Drinks in Charleston at Amen Street!

amencrowded81613Come in, take a seat and sip the new drinks at the Amen Street bar! Downtown Charleston SC is one of the best places to enjoy cocktails after work or before dinner.  We’ve added a new beer, a new wine and a new cocktail to the bar menu so, there is definitely something new for everyone.

With Fall officially on the calendar, there is no better way to celebrate then with a great draft of Brooklyn Brewery’s Oktoberfest.  Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, full-bodied and malty with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

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Of course, there are some Charlestonians who want to hold onto Summer for as long as possible.  With our beautiful, mild temperatures, it’s easy to keep the Summer vibe going with our Endless Summer cocktail. A duo of Bacardi Limon and Bacardi Oakheart, Gosling’s Ginger Beer and Hibiscus-Mint Low Calorie Mixer made by Southern Twist of Charleston and served over ice, this “skinny” drink is freshing and delicious any time of year.

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amenredwineatbarOur artisan tap wine selections from VinTap Wine have been popular with our guests and the new red on tap has been greeted with the same high regard.  Five Easy Pieces, a 2011 Bordeux  Blend from California has refreshing aromas of cassis, currant and dried sage followed by a claret centric of blueberry, bosenberry and plum.  It pairs perfectly with many of our dinner entrees or can be easily enjoyed on its own at the bar.

We welcome you to Amen Street to sip our new libations at the bar or with a meal in our dining room.  We open daily at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and serve dinner until 10:00 p.m.  Our bar is open 7 days a week until 2:00 a.m.

To reserve a table at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or book online.

 

 

Amen Street at Party for the Parks 2013

ChefRamonTaimangloJoin Chef Ramon Taimanglo and manager Taylor Jacobs from Amen Street at Party for the Parks on Saturday, September 21, 2013!  The fourth annual Party for the Parks – Amusement on the Avenue is an annual street-fair style party that benefits Charleston Parks Conservancy with a portion of the proceeds going directly to Colonial Lake renovation.  The fun- filled event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Ashley Avenue at Colonial Lake.

This will be the third year that Amen Street has participated in this fantastic event and we assure you, it is not to be missed!  The night is jam-packed with live music including local favorite High Tide, entertainment, fantastic food, amazing drinks and both a live and silent auction.  Stop by Amen Street’s booth to say hello to Chef Taimanglo and enjoy our famous crispy Calamari served with corn, tomato, bacon, green onion and lemon aioli.

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Tickets for Party for the Parks are $65 in advance and $85 at the door and include food, beverage and entertainment. A VIP ticket is available for $175 or $200 at the door and includes lakeside lounging, exclusive open bar and specialty hors d’oeuvres.  To learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets, please visit the Party for the Parks website.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at Amen Street and Party for the Parks!

Cocktail & Wine Recommendations for Charleston Restaurant Week menu

vintapAmen Street Fish and Raw Bar has fantastic cocktail and wine recommendations for our Charleston Restaurant Week menu.  Selected to compliment the special menu, the drinks perfectly pair with the 3 courses for $30 menu prepared by Chef Ramon Taimanglo.  Our mixologists have even created a specialty cocktail just for the week, The Endless Summer, that can’t be missed.

Charleston Restaurant Week runs from September 4-15, 2013.  Our menu has recently been updated and be viewed here.  A popular time at our restaurant, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 843-853-8600 or online.

Charleston Restaurant Week Cocktail & Wine Recommendations

The Endless Summer

Featured Cocktail

A duo of Bacardi Limon and Bacardi Oakheart, Gosling’s Ginger Beer and Hibiscus-Mint Low Calorie Mixer by Southern Twist of Charleston.  Served over ice.

VinTap Wine Selections

Picnic Table, 2011 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Carmelized apples, enhanced by an elegant citrus finish of lime and lemon.

Forenzo, 2011 Pinot Grigio, Forenzo Vineyard, Mendocino

This small vineyard produces pure and linear flavors of honeydew melon and Fuji apple with a crisp finish of lemon and mineral notes.

OUTOFBEER, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast

Panoramic aromas and flavors of tangerine, nectarine and overtones of spice accompanied by a finish of honey, lemon and almond

Five Easy Pieces, 2010 Bordeaux Blend, California

Refreshing aromas of cassis, currant and dried sage followed by a claret centric of blueberry, boysenberry and plum.

We look forward to seeing you for Restaurant Week!  Cheers!

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Delicious Desserts at Amen Street in Downtown Charleston SC

blueberrypudding2Birthdays, special occasions or a sweet ending to a fabulous meal, there are so many reasons to sample the delicious desserts at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston SC!

Prepared fresh by Amen Street chefs, our desserts satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth from chocolate lovers to fresh fruit fanatics.  Our spiced pecan pie is a traditional Southern  favorite that was recently given special praise by The Travel Channel.

We look forward to celebrating your special occasions with you! To make a reservation at Amen Street, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

Amen Street Dessert Menu

Creme Brulee – changes daily

Fresh Berry Bread Pudding + cream anglaise

Chocolate Terrine + fresh berries, whipped cream

Spiced Pecan Pie + whipped cream

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Amen Street Named Among “Best Restaurants in Charleston SC”!

amenoutside2We are thrilled Amen Street was named among the ”Best Restaurants in Charleston SC” by The Travel Channel!  There is no doubt that Charleston offers many outstanding restaurants and dining experiences so, it is an honor to be included on this list.

“Located in the heart of the historic district, just a short walk from the City Market, Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar supports Charleston’s local fishing industry by serving up market-fresh fish. Feast on favorites like shrimp corndogs, baked oysters and crab cakes. If you have room, top off the  meal with spiced pecan pie for dessert.” – The Travel Channel

Amen Street is well-known for its raw bar selections, wine list and local, sustainable seafood.  Our chef creates special menu additions based on what fish has been caught by local fisherman that day.  We also take great pride in serving local produce from Lowcountry farms.

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Located in the heart of the French Quarter on East Bay Street, Amen Street is nearby favorite Charleston landmarks such as Waterfront Park and the City Market.   Reservations can be made by calling our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Restaurant Week in Charleston SC

castironsearedNYSteakLooking forward to Restaurant Week in Charleston SC?   The wait is almost over as the next installment is set for September 4 – 15, 2013.   Recently named one of the best restaurants in Charleston by The Travel Channel, Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar will be offering a fantastic 3 courses for $30 menu that can’t be missed!

Chef Ramon Taimanglo and culinary team selected a delicious menu featuring Southern favorites, fresh local seafood and delicious desserts.  Charleston Restaurant Week is the perfect time to revisit or try Amen Street!

For reservations to Amen Street, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or book your table online.

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK MENU

3 Courses for $30

Lobster Bisque

Buttery shrimp, lemon oil

Local Tomato Salad

Arugula, cucumbers, pickled red onions, goat cheese and sherry vinaigrette

Fried Green Tomatoes

Poached shrimp, Creole remoulade, scallions, arugula

Fried Green Tomatoes

2nd course

Crispy Fried Flounder

Okra, corn and Tasso ham stew, jasmine rice, fried oysters, pepper relish

Crispy Seared Pink Snapper

Stir fry of Asian greens, shiitake mushrooms, green beans, red bell peppers, scallions, sesame seeds, coconut ginger reduction and cucumber salad

Pan Roasted Hanger Steak

Creamed spinach, roasted mushrooms, peppercorn brandy sauce

3rd Course

Key Lime Pie

Toasted meringue, raspberry sauce

Peach Cobbler

Vanilla bean ice cream

Blueberry Bread Pudding

Vanilla anglaise

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Family Friendly Dining in Downtown Charleston SC

friedshrimpAmen Street Fish and Raw Bar offers family-friendly dining in downtown Charleston SC. Our children’s menu is filled with kid favorites that are also parent-approved.  With our lunch and dinner menus offering fresh seafood selections, traditional Southern favorites and gluten-free options, there are delicious dishes for everyone in the family at Amen Street!

All of our children’s menu  dishes are $5.95 and come with a choice of green beans or fresh berries.

Amen Street Children’s Menu

Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Fried Shrimp

Half Pound Cheeseburger

Fried Fish Sticks

Amen Street serves lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For reservations, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or through OpenTable.

Favorite Seafood Sandwiches at Amen Street Downtown Charleston SC

Lunch, dinner or late snack, we’ve rounded up our guests’ favorite seafood sandwiches at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston SC.  These sandwiches are consistently spot on because they are fresh, flavorful and feature the best local fish.

Tuna Tacos

Our fish tacos have been a favorite for a long time, but Chef Ramon Taimanglo has given them a fresh and healthy new twist.  Our tacos now feature grilled tuna, Napa cabbage, red onion, chipolta crema, avocado and cilantro.

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Hot Shrimp and Crab

This delicious sandwich merges two local favorites – crab and shrimp – with a dash of Southern charm by adding chow-chow, Charleston’s Bloomy Rind cheese and lemon aioli.

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We invite you to sample these great seafood favorites for yourself.  If you are coming for quick lunch and are in a hurry, please let your server know and we will do our best to get you on your way as soon as possible.

For reservations, please call Amen Street at 843-859-8600 or book your table online.

New Skinny Cocktails at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

FlewtheCoupeSummertime drinks just got sweeter and lower in calories with the new skinny cocktails at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown, Charleston SC!  Two new drinks that are full of flavor, but not unwanted calories, make their debut on our cocktail menu this summer: Lavender Margarita and Flying the Coupe (pictured right).

Our new cocktails are crafted with locally made Southern Twist brand of low- calorie cocktail mixes.  The mixes were created by Amen Street mixologist and fitness enthusiast, Rochelle Jones.  Hand bottled right here in Charleston, Southern Twist Craft Cocktail Mixes are just 35 calories per serving, made with all-natural ingredients and sweetened with a blend of pure cane sugar and erythritol, a zero calorie plant derived natural sweetener. Most importantly, the cocktails are absolutely delicious, refreshing and perfect for enjoying this summer!

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We invite you to Amen Street to sip and sample our new skinny cocktails for yourself.  Which one will be your favorite?

Lavender Margarita – Patron Silver Tequila, Lavendar Mix, Lime

Flying The Coupe – Grey Goose Pear, Acai & Pomegranate Mix, Lemon, Prosecco & Mint

Celebrating July 4th in Charleston SC?

amenoutside2Celebrating July 4th in Charleston SC?  With its rich American history and Southern hospitality, Charleston is a popular summer destination especially during the Fourth of July weekend.  There are many patriotic festivities happening throughout the city and located nearby Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar.

Our dining room is open on July 4th from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  and our bar is open until 2:00 a.m.  We serve Charleston’s freshest seafood and raw bar specialities.

If you simply can’t let the holiday go by without indulging in a really great burger, we recommend the Amen Burger.  Enjoy it straight up with lettuce and tomato or top it with cheddar, Swiss, pimento or blue cheese and apple wood bacon. Delish!

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Of course, no 4th of July celebration would be complete without fireworks. Across the Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant, SC, the grandest fireworks display will be happening at Patriots Point.  The fireworks are shot off a barge in the Harbor which also makes for great viewing  at Charleston’s Waterfront Park.  Amen Street is located approximately 2.5 blocks away from Waterfront Park and the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks before or after the fireworks.

We welcome you to celebrate Independence Day at Amen Street!  For reservations, please call 843-853-8600 or visit us online.

 

Tap Wine at Amen Street in Charleston SC

amenredwineinhandIt’s here! We’re excited to announce the arrival of artisan tap wine at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in Charleston, SC.  When you are in downtown Charleston, you will most definitely want to have a seat at our wine bar and have a sip…or two.

Distributed by the leading national tap wine producer, VinTap Wines, the new tap wine system allows Amen Street to offer an even greater selection of estate wines by the glass. The stainless steel keg system uses an inert gas to push the wine through the lines which protects the wine from oxidation and cork taint. The result? The wine remains “winery fresh” from the first glass to the last.

Tap wine has been popular on the West Coast for quite some time not only because of the quality and variety it provides, but also the keg system is environmentally-friendly.  Producing and serving wine straight from the keg significantly reduces the amount of glass, cork and label usage that is required in bottled wine….items that end up in landfills. In fact, one keg is equal to 26 bottles of wine and the stainless steel kegs themselves are recyclable.

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VinTap artisan wines have been a big hit at our sister restaurant, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, and we are looking forward to Amen Street patrons enjoying them as well!

AMEN STREET ARTISAN TAP WINE  MENU

Picnic Table – 2011 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Taste characteristics: Caramelized apples, brightened by an elegant citrus finish of lime and Meyer lemon

Forenzo – 2011 Pinot Grigio, Forenzo Vineyard, Mendocino

Taste characteristics: This small vineyard produces pure and linear flavors of honeydew melon and Fuji apple with a crisp finish of lemon and mineral notes

OUTOFBEER – 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast

Taste characteristics: Panaramic aromas and flavors of tangerine, nectarine and overtones of spice accompanied by a finish of honey, lemon and almond

Red Barn – 2011 Pinot Noir, California

Taste characteristics: Almond and cherry aromas, well defined fruit accompanied by an array of spices and roasted coffee. A rustic finish of poached plums, cranberry and lemon

We welcome you to Amen Street to see and sip for yourself the outstanding quality of these wines For reservations, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

New Oysters at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, Charleston SC

baroystersIf you are downtown for lunch or dinner this week, we highly recommend you try the new oysters at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in Charleston, SC. We’ve been receiving oysters from Wallace Bay in Nova Scotia and East Beach Blondes in Rhode Island and they are both amazing!  If you love oysters (and we know you do!), then you simply have to try these.

Wallace Bay – Nova Scotia, Canada

These oysters are between 3” – 3.5” in size and have a robust, salty start and smooth, clean finish.
Wallace Village is named after William Wallace, a Scottish folk hero (remember the movie Braveheart?). Wallace Bay oysters are as fierce in taste as the legendary man for which the village is named. They are definitely a dream come true for the oyster connoisseur.

East Beach Blondes – Rhode Island

Hailing from the North, these “blonde” beauties are grown in the Charlestown Salt Pond in East Beach, Rhode Island.  Located within Block Island Sound, the pond is shallow and fed with several freshwater streams making it a fantastic location for farming oysters.  The East Beach Blondes are about 3-3.5″ in size with a salty start and buttery aftertaste. They’ve quickly become a favorite at our raw bar!

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Amen Street’s raw bar boasts an extensive menu of oysters that not only includes local favorites, but oysters from the best national and Canadian regions. Many of the oyster varieties on our menu aren’t typically seen in Charleston and we are proud to introduce them to local oyster lovers.

Amen Street is open 7 days a week.  Dining reservations can be made by calling 843-853-8600 or online.

 

Father’s Day at Amen Street, Downtown Charleston SC

redsnapper1If your dad loves fresh, local seafood then join us for Father’s Day at Amen Street, downtown Charleston SC.  With seafood favorites on the menu, a full raw bar and fresh, local fish brought to our kitchen every day, Amen Street is the perfect place to treat dad on his special day.

A family friendly restaurant, Amen Street serves lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m.   Our daily chef specials change often and are created based on what is caught in our local waters each day.

Locals will attest Amen Street’s beautiful wood and marble top bar is one of the best places to relax in Charleston.  A full service bar with an extensive wine list, local beers on tap and specialty cocktails, the Amen Street bar also has two flatscreens for keeping up with sports and news. Guests can also overlook the exhibition raw bar while our master shuckers prepare local oysters, littleneck clams, peel and eat shrimp and our award-winning ceviche.

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Favorites dinner menu items at Amen Street include Crispy Jumbo Calamari, Baked Local Oysters, Shrimp and Grits, Flash in the Pan Pirlau, Fried Seafood Platter and Seared Scallops.

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Guests can also create their own dinner entrée by choosing a fresh, seasonal fish selection with a choice of preparations with sides:

  • Herb Grilled – Artichoke Risotto Cake, Chow Chow, Tomato Vinaigrette, Herb Oil
  • Blackened – Stone Ground Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Maque Choux
  • Broiled – Roasted Vegetable Quinoa
  • Pan Roasted – Jasmine Rice, Fresh Green Curry
  • Crispy Seared – Rice Noodles, Spicy Mushroom Broth

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A block from the Charleston City Market and the Harbor, Amen Street is located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC at 205 East Bay Street.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or online.

 

Memorial Day Weekend at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, Downtown Charleston

broiledfishpreparationWith Spoleto, Piccolo Spoleto and Memorial Day, we’re excited for this weekend at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston, SC!  Make your plans to head to the Holy City because the weather is expected to be “Charleston-beautiful” and downtown will be abuzz with the arts and the best Southern fine dining.

Amen Street will be serving our full lunch and dinner menus, raw bar specialities and, of course, daily chef specials created from fresh seafood that is delivered daily to our restaurant.  Our mixologists have created amazing cocktails that are perfect for kicking off the unofficial start of Summer.

Amen Street is located in the heart of downtown Charleston at 205 East Bay Street, one block away from the famous Market and just a few blocks away from Waterfront Park.  We are conveniently located near many of the venues housing Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto events and the perfect location for before or after show dining.  For a complete schedule of Spoleto events, please click here and for Piccolo Spoleto, click here.

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While taking in the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals this weekend, Charleston will also be pausing to reflect and remember the fallen heroes who gave everything for our country.  On Monday, May 27th at 3 p.m., The Charleston Community Band will perform a joint Piccolo Spoleto free concert with the Columbia Memorial Band at Marion Square in honor of Memorial Day. The Charleston Community Band features 75 volunteer brass, woodwind and percussion musicians from the Charleston area. The path between Marion Square and Amen Street is delightfully filled with historic buildings, churches and specialty shops to enjoy along the way.

On Memorial Day, Amen Street is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. making it easy to either enjoy lunch here before the concert or dinner afterwards.  We encourage you to make reservations by calling 843-853-8600 or booking online.

Amen Street in Downtown Charleston Welcomes New Executive Chef

ChefRamonTaimangloTop restaurant Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar in downtown Charleston, SC welcomes new Executive Chef, Ramon Taimanglo.  A longtime resident of the Charleston area, Chef Taimanglo brings his love and appreciation of fresh ingredients, sustainable seafood and farm-to-table experience to the popular seafood restaurant.

Chef Taimanglo comes from a long line of great cooks including his grandparents and parents.  Raised with an understanding of nurturing fresh ingredients from the garden, he began cooking in his family’s kitchen at a young age.  His father was in the military so the family moved around quite a bit which only contributed to educating him on different cuisine from all over the country.  As an adult, Chef Taimanglo had the great fortune of living abroad where he was introduced to even more diverse dishes.  While living in Europe, he developed an understanding of “cooking for the moment” where he would create dishes from what he found at the market that day.  He said, “As a chef, I create seasonally inspired dishes that are simple.  I believe in letting the fresh ingredients speak for themselves.”

Chef Taimanglo received his formal culinary training from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston which led to a position at Slightly North of Broad in downtown Charleston where he also met his wife, Kerri.   The couple left the Lowcountry for Washington, DC where Chef Taimanglo worked as Executive Sous Chef and studied under award-winning chef Bob Kinkead at Colvin Run Tavern.  His love for the South eventually brought him to Roosters Wood Fired Kitchen in Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as Executive Chef.

In 2009, Chef Taimanglo returned to Charleston and became the Executive Chef at popular restaurants High Cotton and then The Meeting Room and Tapas Bar, both in downtown Charleston.

Chef Taimanglo was thrilled to be offered the position at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar.  He said, “I’m excited to be at a restaurant like Amen Street where the specialty is great, fresh seafood.  This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the abundance of local seafood offered in Charleston.”

When not creating in the kitchen, Chef Taimanglo enjoys spending time with his family.  He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Kerri, and their two children, Noah and Amelie.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Chef Ramon Taimanglo to Amen Street!  We are looking forward to Chef Taimanglo’s inspired cooking and what are sure to be amazing chef specials on Amen Street’s menu.

Best Appetizers at Amen Street Downtown Charleston

Happy Hour, starter before dinner or late night snack…it’s always a good time to enjoy the best appetizers at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston!  While we can easily attest that every starter at Amen Street is amazing, we’ve polled our Facebook fans to see what they think are the top three “must haves” at Amen Street.  We’ve even seen these three tagged on our Instagram page (follow us at @amenstreet) so, we figured we should give them a shout out on our blog as well:

Crispy Jumbo Calamari

This starter is so popular, it is probably time for us to call  it “The Famous Crispy Jumbo Calamari”!  So, why is this dish in such high demand? Chef Stephen Ollard uses squid steaks (not tubes or tentacles) which are the most tender and flavorful part of the squid. He prepares the steaks by quickly frying them and then tossing them with fresh tomatoes, bacon, sweet corn, scallions and a lemon aioli.  Delicious.

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Shrimp Corndogs

A great starter or even the perfect lunchtime meal, our Shrimp Corndogs have been a beloved menu favorite for quite some time.  One taste and it will be easy to see why! Our Shrimp Corndogs are served with Carolina mustard, lemon pepper ketchup and Napa Slaw.

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Oysters (Raw & Baked)

Our fresh oysters are so good that it was hard for our guests to choose between raw and baked as their favorite!  We have an extensive selection of the freshest local oysters that are brought in daily to our restaurant and masterfully shucked at our exhibition raw bar.

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A relatively new item added to our menu that has been an instant favorite is our Baked Oysters.  This starter features fresh shucked local oysters topped with a mousse of house cured Tasso ham, spinach and parmesan cheese all baked to gooey perfection.

For our complete menu of appetizers and raw bar selections, please visit our website at www.amenstreet.com.   We invite you to Amen Street to sample our appetizers and decide for yourself which are the best!

To reserve your table at Amen Street, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or book online.

 

 

 

Happy Hour Cocktails at Amen Street Downtown Charleston

There’s no better place to sip Happy Hour cocktails than Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston, SC.  Located at 205 East Bay Street, Amen Street is in the heart of downtown and mere steps away from popular Charleston landmarks. Happy Hour at Amen Street is laid back and relaxing…the perfect place and time of day to kick back after work, rest after sightseeing or casually sip before dinner.

Happy Hour at Amen Street is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at our beautiful bar featuring two flat screens to ensure you are updated on the latest news and sports.  We offer a large beer selection featuring domestic, imported and local brews, a wine bar with numerous vintages by the glass or bottle and specialty, original and classic cocktails. Enjoy these beverages while  overlooking our exhibition raw bar offering the best oysters, clams and shellfish in Charleston.  With our daily libation specials, it is easy to indulge in a drink…or two.

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HAPPY HOUR WINE, BEER & COCKTAIL SPECIALS

High Life Bottles & Yuengling Drafts

$2.00

Budweiser & Bud Light

2.50

Oyster Shooters, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Bourbon Drinks

3.00

Kenwood Sparkling Wine

4.00

Glory Days Cabernet Sauvignon & Canyon Road Pinot Grigio

5.00

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We look forward to seeing you at Happy Hour today!

 

Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston SC

For serious runners, casual walkers and everyone in between, the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston SC is one of the most anticipated events of the Spring.  After the race, the place be is  Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of downtown Charleston.  Just a few blocks away from the end of the race at Marion Square, Amen Street is located near the City Market, Waterfront Park and nearby water taxis heading to Mount Pleasant.

Amen Street’s bar open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th.  Our mixologists will be serving from the full bar including Amen’s famous beverages: Frozen Peach Bellini (champagne, peach schnapps, Bacardi rum, peach puree), Oyster Shooter (house infused spicy lemon pepper vodka, Amen Street Bloody Mary mix and oyster) and Spicy Bloody Mary (house infused vodka with jalapeno, peppercorns and lemon mixed with our award-winning Bloody Mary mix).

There is nothing like unwinding after a long race than with a fantastic Bloody Mary!  We promise that Amen Street’s take on the classic beverage does not disappoint.

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After the long run, we invite you refuel with lunch at Amen Street.  We will be serving from our lunch  menu beginning at 10:30 a.m. which includes all of our popular raw bar selections, salads, fresh seafood and sandwiches.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at Amen Street.  Good luck to all the runners and walkers!!

 

 

Live Music This Weekend at Amen Street, Downtown Charleston

Join us for live music this weekend at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston, SC!  We welcome back to Amen Street American country-folk recording artist Philip Claypool on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  With his velvety leather voice and terrific sense of humor, Philip is an amazing singer/entertainer from the San Francisco, CA area.

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Philip will be heading to Charleston straight from recording his latest single  in Nashville Tennessee. With the backdrop of Old Charleston charm found at Amen Street, Philip’s deep, smooth and rich vocals will enhance the already romantic ambiance of the restaurant.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Philip began writing songs and leading his first band when he was in highschool and was a regular on the university circuit in college.  He recorded his first album, A Circus Leaving Town, for Curb Records followed by Perfect World, in addition to charting four singles on the Hot Country Songs chart.  He will be performing all his fan favorites this Sunday night at Amen Street.

Check out Philip’s amazing vocals here: \”I\’m Falling Again\” performed by Philip Claypool

To reserve your table at Amen Street, call 843-853-8600 or book online.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Raw Bar Favorites at Amen Street, downtown Charleston

If you love fresh seafood, you will most definitely want to sample the raw bar favorites at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston.  Our marble top exhibition style bar is the perfect place to watch our masterful shuckers at work and to feast on the best seafood in the Holy City.

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Fresh fish is delivered daily to Amen Street and prepared for both raw bar and main menu dishes.   Our fresh oyster selection not only features oysters from our local waters, but also from the best sustainable farms across the country.  The wide variety of oysters allows Charlestonians to taste oysters they may have never sampled before.

In addition to oysters, our raw bar features a wide variety of fresh fish favorites including Shrimp and Fish Ceviche which was voted “Best Ceviche” by Charleston City Paper in 2012.

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Raw Bar Menu

Gulf Oysters & Cold Water Oysters (varies)

Local Littleneck Clams + mignonette, horseradish, cocktail sauce

Tuna Carpaccio + capers, shallots, fresh herb oil

Half a Pound of Peel & Eat Shrimp + cocktail sauce, lemons

Sampler + shrimp, mussels, oysters, clams

Chilled Mussels + candied garlic vinaigrette

Lobster Salad + poached Maine lobster, grilled baguette, arugula

Shrimp Ceviche + mesculan greens, chips

Fish Ceviche – changes daily

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We look forward to seeing you soon at Amen Street!

New Featured Wines at Amen Street’s Wine Bar

amenredwineatbarThis weekend is the perfect time to sip the new featured wines at Amen Street‘s wine bar in downtown Charleston, SC.  We’ve recently added  Conundrum Red Blend and White Blend to our wine menu.

Much like Amen’s unique take on traditional Southern cuisine, Condundrum began by putting their own spin on traditional red and white grape varietals. Instead of featuring single varietals, Condundrum has perfectly blended and balanced nontraditional varietals together to create a complex yet harmonious symphony of flavors.  Once you’ve had your first sip, you will surely agree these wines are delicious, high styled and pair beautifully with  Amen Street’s raw bar selections and signature dishes.

Conundrum Red Blend:

Conundrum Red Blend 2010 has a nose that is almost floral, with tones of lavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, bacon bits. Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing. Silky round entry with acid to balance and high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is fruit driven both before and after the high tannin middle core. The finish is long, not drying of tannin, and beckons a second sip.

Conundrum White Blend:

Conundrum is a true California wine, with grapes sourced from Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. It is often described as “exotic” which is a fitting portrayal; there is no other wine quite like it.

This unique, non-traditional white wine blend was created to offer full-flavored fruit and enough complexity to match the creative dishes being offered by today’s generation of chefs. Conundrum can be served with every course from appetizer to dessert and pairs beautifully with spicy foods and full-flavored Asian cuisine. The “conundrum,” or puzzle, of this wine is in guessing which grapes make up the blend.

We invite you to Amen Street to sip and savor these delicious wines for yourself.  To make a reservation, please our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or reserve your table online.