Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, The Lot at 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday.
[Photos: Rebecca Gallagher]
Passers-by, not paying attention, could easily miss The Lot, saddled next to music venue The Pour House. The farm friendly restaurant is somewhat of a secret among the culinary cognosceti of Charleston. Those in the know head to James Island for chef Alex Lira's innovative creations for dinner and brunch.
It's a laid-back atmosphere with high-end food. Some recent specials involve a bavette steak with crispy potatoes and mushroom ragout or grilled mackerel aside a cannellini bean salad. The menu is chalked on a board so that items may change nightly to reflect the changing products from local producers. Servers impressively recite the 10-12 plates tableside for guests.