Food/Design: Husk Restaurant

Architecture & Interiors

The name of Bon Appetit’s choice for the best new restaurant in America of 2011, “Husk” caught our attention first. It just sounds like a good restaurant name. Earthy, Southern, hinting at something more — when we read menu descriptions of this restaurant we definitely started wanting to plan a trip to Charleston, South Carolina to try this place out for ourselves. So what does America’s best new restaurant look like?

Well the exterior totally makes us fall in love with it first; it’s got a the facade of old plantation and immediately sets you in the mood for some good Southern food fare. The inside is bright and simple. A mix between modern, contemporary and traditional. Wood tones are honey-colored. Colors come from patterns in curtains and other upholstery. It’s just a nice setting for a nice meal. More here.

Editor’s note: Oof! South Carolina, not North! Thanks for everyone for catching that! Late night blogging’s to blame :)

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  1. JB

    Sep 9, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Have fun in Charleston, NC. If it exists, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to find Husk there. Also, the building is not an old plantation, it’s just a old Charleston home, typical of the homes found on the lower peninsula.

    Regarding Husk, the menu and concept are amazing. I had lamb bbq with an awesome vinegar sauce. But the decor… it feels very bland. It reminded me of a nice convention center. The bar is amazing and what I would associate with “Husk”. It’s the brick building to the right in the second picture you posted and definitely worth checking out. Another cool concept in Husk is the water glasses. They are wine bottle with the next removed and smoothed.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Sep 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

      Thank you for giving us your take on the restaurant! And I fixed the wrong state mention! Thank you for your comment!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Sep 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Thank you for telling us these insider thoughts about Husk! Cool to hear from someone who’s actually eaten there and been there! And totally ooof on writing the wrong state! Blame late night blogging!

  2. Dane

    Sep 9, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Husk is in South Carolina. And yes, it is gorgeous.


    Sep 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Husk is amazing and I love the decor! I think it’s perfect.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Sep 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Yes! Loving hearing from folks! Thanks for the comment.

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