Prohibition

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It's true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920's Speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned.

At Prohibition you can expect the culinary delights of Executive Chef Greg Garrison to leave you completely Jazzed, from savory local seafood to the finest cuts of meat, each dish is prepared with perfection.

Kick back in our relaxing surroundings and sample the Mixology Expertise of our award winning Bar Team, led by Jim Mc Court. Our professional and passionate team are constantly striving to push the boundaries of excellence with cocktails like the 547 Manhattan and our signature Bacon Maple Old Fashioned to name but a few. Our extensive and imaginative beer, wine and liquor selection insures we can cater to all tastes.
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LuvCharlestonFood13
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quite noisy but the great food (and of course drinks) and service soon have you forgetting you can’t hear yourself think

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DanG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot with a nice varietal menu and live music!

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vipjen59
Charlotte
102 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

part of the reason we came was the friday jazz quintet-awesome!! but also had a great meal, including the delicious donuts- save room and share. our server was lovely, she had a brogue which added to the st patricks vibe, but was a dear, and everyone else was so friendly. we enjoyed the delicious food and local beers too

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JodyS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Shrimp and grits as well as Mexican street corn is a must!

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vipLisaT
Montana
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall dining experience was excellent. Food was tasty and craft cocktail list even better. Live music was a nice plus. Would highly recommend, great for a girls night.

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vip1876
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was really dark in there! Brunch needs to have more light. Food and service were excellent.

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brewjack98
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 7. We sat on the patio, which was much less noisy on a busy Saturday night. The menu is creative and all our dishes were wonderful! The Brussels sprouts appetizer was fabulous, as were the scallops! Our server was professional and friendly, and never missed a beat! The cocktail menu is great, and the cocktails were some of the best we had during our visit to Charleston! Prohibition is one of new favorites!

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CindyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was superb and the live music was an added bonus! Highly recommend to locals and tourists!

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CathyN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

After the band finished, the type of crowd changed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Date night

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lancaster
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first trip to Charleston. Had delicious food, great accommodation! Your Shrimp and Grits were out of this world! Even had the live music! We will definitely be back!

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BrentonB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prohibition really brought it! Great food (large portions, too!), awesome cocktail list, fun atmosphere! There was a bluegrass band playing during dinner that was a lot of fun! It was loud, but didn't really bother us!

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CSFood
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great. The deviled eggs are really amazing. The only weird thing I would say is it seemed like they were really rushing to turn tables. It seemed like as soon as we were done with our last bite, they were trying to clear the tables of every dish. So much to the point that we had paid the check but couldn't get out of the table because the server was too busy trying to clear our table. Just a weird sort of style of service. I understand the sense of urgency and being attentive, but it came across as they were rushing us out. (Table next to us experienced the same thing). Again, food was fantastic.

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vipJimlikesfood
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Gathering of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in on Sunday morning with two young children sitting near the band and just wanted to say that the server was great and the food was great too.

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LisaT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The right place for everyone! Exceptional service, delicious food and incredible vibe! Loved the live band playing the classics, followed by DJ tunes of today. Is my go to recommendation for friends visiting Charleston!

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Amanda
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was exquisite.
The only reason I gave 3 overall stars, was because, though we had reservations made many days before our evening out, we got there 9 minutes early, the host and hostess told us to walk around inside while we waited, which was fine, and then were told ‘the only table we have for you is outside’. It was FREEZING- literally. (I need to point out there were several open tables noticed inside) Yes, they had heaters, but when we asked if a heater could be moved closer to our table, it never happened. But, when a large party was seated next to us, the person seating them said ‘you’re a large party, so we want to make sure you are warm’. $200 total spent by our party of 3; I don’t understand why our comfort wasn’t just as much of a priority. One of my party discussed this with the manager, who was cordial, but it still left me frustrated.
That said, the food was on-point, server was fantastic, but I feel like baby was put in a corner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Charleston bar and restaurant. Beyond their selection of cocktails and distilled spirits, Prohibition also has a great selection of beer on tap.

The food is excellent; it's well prepared and large portions.

Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was amazing. Drinks and food were delish. Great venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were vacationing in Charleston, South Carolina and this is one of the best dinners we had. Everything was delicious!!!

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viplizl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Drinks were a disappointment.

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KatieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shep was a fantastic waiter & very attentive. We had a great meal & the swing dancing added to the great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch. Reasonable prices, gluten free options. Lots of different spaces, from outdoor covered and uncovered, 2 bars and a formal dining room. Little bluegrass band playing. Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! We went for Sunday brunch. My friend and I split the eggs Benedict which was so so good. It was made with bacon instead of ham which I don’t like so it was a big win win for me. We also had the peach French toast. Wow, it was fantastic. I like a little savory and sweet so it was the perfect match. And just b/c we had to try them we started with the beignets which were again, fantastic!! Our guys both had the Cubans and loved them. The drinks were great as well. The service was great too.
The only thing that wasn’t great was the noise level. Once it got to be about noon it started getting very loud as the place started really filling up. We arrived at 10:30 and it was quiet and only a few tables. Very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal and cocktails. Cool vibe with live music, too.

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vipdmar
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. I have done fine dining around the globe! Get the tartare. N y strip. Awesome!! Ask for shep.

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RachelP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service. Consistently lovely every time we go.

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Dana
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great drinks! Awesome atmosphere, and great staff. I will be back.

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LadyDelaware
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Read about this place so we were excited to try. Hostess was not welcoming, which set a bad tone from beginning; approached us as if we were intruding or had walked into the wrong building. Then sat us by the bathrooms and practically on top of another table, even though there were several open tables and we had a reservation. She could see we were not thrilled about it, but made no effort to change or table or even suggest we sit at the bar. She alternated between smirking and scouring at us the whole time. Just a weird vibe. The waitress was great, but the food was just "meh". Had stuffed french toast that was ok - thick bread with breaded crusting made it kinda of heavy and dense - came with a ricotta cream that was good, if you like sweetened ricotta which I do. The fried chicken and biscuit dish was dry and kind of bland, despite the gravy it came with. The bloody Mary had a sweet taste that was not enjoyable to us. A table of 4 was sat near us as we were finishing up, they seemed to have the same feeling from the hostess, and the elected to leave after just getting water - but honestly, it did not seem like anyone one even noticed or cared. Maybe it was an off day - we went during brunch hours, but I would not bother going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first Valentine’s day as a married couple and our first time traveling to Charleston. We very much enjoyed the live music and lighting. On top of that the service was wonderful. It was a busy night and we were still well attended to. The cocktail list and food options were fitting to the theme of the restaurant. Everything was so delicious. It was a night to remember. So great!

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vipCoop
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prohibition was on point. The drinks were amazing, the appetizers were perfect the smoked beef tartare, bone marrow, the warm crab toast is a must. The lobster and shrimp pasta was perfectly paired and flavors were exquisite, gnocchi was amazing with adding shrimp. And then the whiskey pie was to die for and it is a perfect finish to this awesome dinner

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LisaM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food! We did the Chef Special lobster/shrimp with noodles, tomatoes and a wonderful broth! The complimentary appetizer was wonderful...wish there had been more if it or that it was on the menu. We chose bourbon pie for dessert...outstanding! Great meal! We’d highly recommend it!

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, service was even better. & the cocktails were out of this world. The kitchen had Valentine's gifts for each table & the hosts gave me a rose on our way out. We will definitely be back!

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgable staff and extremely friendly! The food was amazing and good size portions! Would definitely recommend and will return!

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vipMilesaway
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar and restaurant. Good music. Reservations recommended. Booth seating options. Back patio and second bar as well. Prefer main bar area. Craft cocktails and energetic crowd. Recommend

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RichardP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prohibition is a great restaurant that serves top of the line food and their drinks are even better. I will definitely be returning the next time I'm in town

JC
vipJoelC
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a group of 6. Food was delicious and drinks were great. It was a bit chilly so we sat inside, but their patio area is really nice as well.

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LynnS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, food and our server, Oscar was phenomenal! The band was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, service and food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The chair was very uncomfortable. The food was very good.

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