Hospitality group Charlestowne Hotel opens its first standalone restaurant, Gingerline, today at 5 p.m. Located at 55 South Market Street in Charleston, the bright and cheerful eatery offers a menu full of dishes from Latin and South America.
Executive chef Taylor Cunningham (formerly with the Ritz-Carlton Company) puts out plates like red snapper ceviche, beef tartare, sea bass tacos, duck chaufa, Cubano sandwiches, tostones, ropa vieja, and more. General manager Maureen Samu oversees the bar selections, highlighting crushed ice drinks like the Coco Piña with rum, banana, creme de coco, pineapple, and lime juice.
Gingerline wants to feel like a little tropical vacation on Market Street. The dining room is lively with yellow walls, purple velvet stools, lots of natural wood and rattan, and a fun mural from local creative firm Sisal. The outdoor patio tables are covered by white-fringed patio umbrellas which creates a beachy vibe.
Gingerline is open for dinner daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.