On the day Eater got a chance to tour the new seventh-floor restaurant The Watch Rooftop & Spirits — the same restaurant with 360° of historic downtown Charleston — it would not stop raining (cue sad trombone). "You have to come back at sunset," the hostess told us. "The views are breathtaking," another server chimed in. Through the clouds and sprinkles, there were still church steeples, peeks of the Ravenel Bridge, and an outline of the U.S.S. Yorktown. Once the skies clear up, it very well might be the best view in Charleston from a public space.
Windows fill the walls of the dining room, so patrons will be able to spy on the outside, no matter where they sit. The interiors are contemporary and casual with pops of Klein blue and slate gray seen throughout parts of the rest of The Restoration hotel property, which The Watch is a part of. Creative director Cory Ingram says there are a few more finishing touches to put in place. Food and beverage manager Rob DeLeo says they are waiting on the waterproof patio furniture to come in.
Here's a look around The Watch, located at 79 Wentworth St., on a very rainy Tuesday.