R. Kitchen

212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
(843) 789-4342

Recent Reviews

Teri C.

We had the perfect evening. The chefs where fun and engaging. If you enjoy good food and a casual intimate atmosphere this place is for you.

Briana T.

Wow, this place is incredible! We went for a special occasion dinner and it definitely did not disappoint. It was a very intimate kitchen, and we sat at the bar. The 3 chefs that were preparing the meals for us were very interactive and would describe the meals they each made for us, which was a nice touch. They made different meals each day, depending on the fresh produce and meats they have that day. Everything we had was absolutely amazing. The 5 course meal was diverse, unique, and incredibly tasty. Such a neat place to celebrate a special occasion or just a nice night out. Already looking forward to my next visit!

Melissa G.

R kitchen is a wonderful experience that is unique every time. We had to reserve a seating months in advance for a group of 10 but it was worth the wait and advance planning. It was really intimate and felt almost like a private party as we had the full room for ourselves. We sat on the main bar and were offered some drinks. I shared a bottle of the rose with a friend and the food started for real. The cheff was super knowledgeable and entertaining and made a unique menu with crab cakes, salad, pork loin, and dessert. I even got seconds on some of the dishes when there were leftovers. I left full and content and ready to come back !

Anne P.

R Kitchen this place is booked for months! They only have two seatings per day and limited tables. It's a five course dining experience and you do not know what they will be making that day. It's a bit of a gamble but everything was delicious. Food ambiance and service were excellent!

Nicole H.

What a wonderful, unique dining experience/adventure! If you are wondering or questioning whether you should check it out--DO IT! We had a 5 course meal and every dish was simply superb--well-portioned, deliciously balanced, and they even took into consideration my moms pork allergy. The chefs, Jon, Patrick, and Courtney, were fun, super talented, and the general atmosphere was relaxed. 10/10 would recommend and will do this again next time I visit Charleston!

Evan Correale

The food and experience was outstanding. Truly 5 stars. This was our most memorable dining experience in Charleston. Chefs Johnny and Patrick are great. We had a five course meal and a bottle of Italian wine; beginning with croquettes, soup, salad, mac n cheese, and dessert. All the dishes were freshly cooked and very tasty. We will come back every time we visit Charleston. One recommendation - request to sit in main kitchen/dining area.

Missy Haas

Excellent culinary experience. You don't get a say, so enjoy the food! Reservations required! Casual attire.

Haley W.

Book your reservation ASAP. It's not a posh "tasting menu" but a true culinary experience. We had a 4 course meal, curated beers and loved seeing the food being made on the spot. The chefs were completely engaged with their cooking and loved chatting with the guests after service. The courses were perfectly sized, spiced and crafted. Each course was a delight. We consider ourselves so lucky to have experienced this during our visit to SC.

Bryan Jackson

Great experience! Fun, casual atmosphere that encourages interaction with the staff and fellow patrons. And the food was delicious!

Sam L.

This was my favorite dining experience during my time in Charleston . I loved every bite. We made a res via text a few weeks in advance. We did 8P. It's a 4 course menu for $45 and the menu is daily rotating! The chefs explain all the dishes and are so friendly / funny and kept the kitchen lively. Hope for a bar seat! We had a chili stew to start which was phenomenal. I wanted to take a quart home if I could. Next, was an unique arugula salad that I devoured. My favorite was the month marinated steak chimmichurri... cooked perfectly. It was so good. Followed by duck with sweet potato purée/risotto potatoes. I hate fat chunks, so didn't like the duck pieces I got as much. The risotto potatoes I thought were too heavy but my husband was in love with it. They concluded with a dessert. I wish they had a menu but they really create menus on a whim! We got a bottle of wine there. They are able to cork and take home. The savages we are, we finished it. Everyone arrived promptly. Book this if you want an unique experience.


My wife, daughters,son-in-laws, and I enjoyed a one of kind experience at R Kitchen. I will say its underwhelming upon entry as there are six stools along a counter facing the kitchen. Pots and pans strewn about along with ingredients and utensils made for a chaotic start. But that's part of the charm along with the engaging personalities of the owner/chefs! Its all gravy from there. I enjoy cooking and I really appreciated the joy and fun the 2 owners injected into the experience. A 5 course meal of this caliber for $50.00 was a great deal ! I especially enjoyed the cheesy potato soup that had a hot chile edge that kept you on your toes. The duck breast was prepared perfectly and the berry cobbler for desert capped off a very interesting evening.

Mariya Grishin

Very interesting experience! Highly recommend when visiting Charleston if you want to try something different! Menu is different every day and the dish names are very clever! Had the best scallop and peach strudel from scratch with home-made whipped cream! One note- if you like your steak well done like me or have any food allergies, definitely let them know ahead of time! The chef was kind enough to cook my steak for some extra time and it was delicious!


This was the best meal we had while in Charleston and one of the best we have had anywhere! The flavors were amazing, the menu well planned, and the experience just plain fun! If you have to pick one place from the top ten (we ate at four) then this is the one to choose.

Rachel V.

This spot was the most unique and fun way to eat. DEFINITELY worth going to!!! It was the highlight of our trip to Charleston/Sullivan's island. We had a ton of great food on our trip but this was by far the best experience and food of all. Sit at the bar top if you can! Parking can be confusing but best advice- just park. Doors open promptly at 6 and 8. Food was AMAZING talking with the chefs was AMAZING! They were personable and engaging! Can't recommend this place enough


Excellent food at a bar table in a small kitchen. This is not a restaurant experience, but a tiny kitchen. Very very basic so don't expect anything fancy. We had a 5 course tasting menu with a cheese pie, soup, salad, veggies and the entree. I'm vegetarian and they were able to accomodate that. The food was great, better than some award winning restaurants. You can see the chefs cooking and plating.

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