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Vote for Charleston’s Most Stunning Restaurant of the Year

What local restaurant is 2015’s stone cold stunner?

Clockwise from upper left: Cannon Green, Élevé, Parlor Deluxe, The Westendorff, 492
Clockwise from upper left: Cannon Green, Élevé, Parlor Deluxe, The Westendorff, 492

On Monday, November 16, Eater will present the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. The polls are now closed for restaurant of the year, chef of the year, and bartender of the year, and today we focus on design. Which restaurant is this year’s Stone Cold Stunner? Decide in the polls below.

Cannon Green

The warehouse at 103 Spring St. was once home to a industrial-looking art gallery, but underwent a miraculous transformation into an awe-inspiring event space and restaurant. The developers behind Cannon Green are Lynn Easton and Dean Andrews (of Easton Events and posh hotel Zero George) and Anne Bowen and Dave Dabney (of flower shop Stems).

The Westendorff

The Westendorff owner Steven Niketas took great care to preserve and restore some of the original details of the historic building. Niketas went to such lengths restoring 114 St. Philip St., the Historic Charleston Foundation presented him with a Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Founders Award in recognition of his work in the "rehabilitation and adaptive reuse" of the building.

492

After Hurricane Hugo passed, the building at 492 King St. sat abandoned and devastated. The Relish Restaurant Group saw potential in the downcast address and decided to create a space for chef Nate Whiting on Upper King. Now, 492 looks like a posh, retro-glam restaurant, complete with plush banquettes and the longest community table on King Street.

Élevé

American restaurant Élevé is covered in chandeliers, pops of color, and lots, and lots of art from hotelier Richard C. Kessler's collection. It's funky and fashionable.

Parlor Deluxe

Warehouse co-owner James B. Groetzinger spent his summer transforming Parlor Deluxe into his idea of a hip and swanky soda shop. It's petite, but packs a lot of fun details into the interiors.

Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Charleston for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.

Èlevé

, Charleston, SC

492

492 King Street, , SC 29403 (843) 203-6338 Visit Website

Parlor Deluxe

, Charleston, SC

Cannon Green

103 Spring Street, , SC 29403 (843) 817-7311 Visit Website

The Westendorff

114 Saint Philip St, Charleston, SC 29424

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