Felix Cocktails et Cuisine in Charleston was a wonderful lunch spot we enjoyed during our time in the Holy City. I wish we had French-inspired cafés like this in Connecticut because it was the perfect way to travel abroad without really going overseas. Read on to see what we ate and why we loved our meal here so much!
Felix Cocktails et Cuisine
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Address: 550 King Street
Food Type: Brunch & Dinner
Dining Experience: Indoor
Price: $55+ per Person
Dress Code: Smart Casual +
Special Diets: Vegetarian,
Gluten-Free (not GF dedicated), Pescatarian
The restaurant was so charming inside that we felt transported back to the darling cafés we visited in the early spring sunshine on our last visit to France. With large floor-to-ceiling windows, white subway tile and marble countertops, and blue leather chairs amidst mid-century wooden furniture, this café was the perfect spot to grab brunch or lunch, a quick cocktail, and get out of Charleston’s afternoon heat.
Felix Cocktails et Cuisine Menu & Our Meals
To start our meals, we ordered the Lobster Deviled Eggs, which were absolutely incredible. I’d never had anything like this, and I can’t recommend these enough if you like lobster and cool, creamy-textured foods. It was so refreshing after a long morning in the sun!
I had the Salade Lyonnaise without lardon for my main course, which consisted of fresh arugula, frisée lettuce, a poached egg, and champagne vinaigrette. This salad was simple and light yet so flavorful, perfect fuel for a day full of site seeing without feeling bloated or overly full.
Robin enjoyed the Crabe Melt, which consisted of crab cakes, jalapeño-leek aïoli, arugula, Roma tomato, brown’s court bun, and salade verte. Skewered with a pickle and bamboo spear, Robin devoured this crispy, delightful pescatarian burger. Although it was a bit smaller than a traditional burger, he said it was one of the best sandwiches he’d ever had. He also had the truffle house cut pommes frites, which were simply fantastic.
For dessert, we shared the orange Pot de Crème, made from chocolate mousse and orange zest. It was rich, thick, and creamy, making it a perfectly satisfying dessert to end a wonderful meal.
Felix Cocktails et Cuisine was another excellent meal in Charleston, and it exceeded our expectations. Our server, Dillan, was so kind and helpful. The restaurant was immaculate, and the atmosphere was relaxed, inviting, and very reminiscent of cafés we visited during our time in Italy and France. If you’re looking for a casual place for an upscale lunch or brunch, looking for a fun date day luncheon location, or if you want to try something a bit different, I can’t say enough good things about Felix Cocktails et Cuisine.
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