Whether it’s your first date, or you’re celebrating fifty years of marriage, Mount Pleasant is a great place to get closer, find romance, or discover something new together. Next date night, try one of these unique Mount Pleasant spots.
Enjoy water views while you dine without paying waterfront-dining prices by packing a picnic. Memorial Waterfront Park (99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd) and the Pitt Street Bridge (Pitt Street, Old Village) have plenty of spots to spread out a blanket and take in the sites of Charleston Harbor. Pick-up some tomato pie at Carpentier’s Catering (976 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Suite L) or Ham & Brie sandwiches at Square Onion (18B Resolute Lane) and relish the scenery.
For a different twist on waterfront dining, consider a SpiritLine Dinner Cruise. The Spirit of Carolina departs from Patriots Point several nights a week. Guests can expect a 3-4 course meal prepared on board the ship, live music, and full bar, along with views of the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, and the Battery. Shrimp and grits are just a little more romantic when cruising through Charleston Harbor.
There’s no need to drive over the Ravenel for fine dining. Langdon’s (778 South Shelmore Blvd.), a AAA Four-Diamond Award winner, serves fine food that combines Lowcountry food with global flavors in a warm, sophisticated dining room. From seared foie gras with local peach and candied pecan compote to Hawaiian tuna with Asian slaw and avocado and ginger vinaigrette, the menu is creative, refined, and sure to impress your date.
If you are interested in getting a little more hands-on with your dinner, a cooking class at the Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644 J Longpoint Blvd.) is a great way to share a new experience instead of just a meal. Each class focuses on a different meal or technique. Quick-smoked spatchcock chicken and biscuits is on the calendar for October—plan to make it once in class, and for countless date nights at home.
Live entertainment is on the menu all week at Fill Piano Bar (Iron Gate Plaza, 1150 Hungryneck Blvd.). If you’re looking for a backdrop of soft jazz that won’t overpower your dinner conversation, Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature soft jazz and piano classics. If you’re looking to celebrate just getting out the house with your love, cocktails and the Friday and Saturday dueling piano shows make for a perfect night out.