On your next Charleston vacation with Bluegreen, take a drive to The Glass Onion restaurant, serving soul food favorites. This affordable, casual restaurant prides itself on using the best seasonal local ingredients. The constantly changing menu features traditional Southern comfort foods and pays tribute to New Orleans and the Lowcountry, with options like gumbo, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, and bread pudding. The owners really set out to bring together favorites from their childhood and experiences from their adult lives into the kitchen at The Glass Onion.
If you fancy some classic Southern soul food, you’ll love The Glass Onion.
One of the owners, Charles Vincent, grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and worked at Emeril’s Delmonico and later at FIG in Charleston. Because of his passion for a good old po’ boy, The Glass Onion serves up a variety of options, including the fried catfish or fried shrimp po’ boys. Also a Fig alum, Birmingham, Alabama native and Johnson and Wales graduate owner Chris Stewart brings to the restaurant his passion for Southern cooking, including favorites you will see on the menu like country fried steak. And lastly, Sarah O’Kelley, from Georgia, has worked for Emeril, along with other publications in New Orleans and Charleston and brings an enthusiastic, simple approach to the kitchen.
Together, they have created a unique dining experience at The Glass Onion and built strong relationships with farmers and regional businesses. You can rest assured your meal is prepared with only all natural, hormone free meats and eggs from locations such as Filion Farm or select veggies from Kinnerty Farms. The Glass Onion menu even features fresh fish from the area and breads from local bakeries too.
They really pride themselves on using local, seasonal ingredients, plus their food isn’t the only thing that is organic. They offer artisanal beers and an all “green” wine list with sustainable, natural or biodynamic wines. Mondays you can even enjoy half priced bottles of wine when you eat in, or if you take out, the special is available daily!
On your visit, ask your server if the tasting menu is available for a real Glass Onion experience. If you head in on Tuesday, check out their Fried Chicken Supper, Wednesdays relax to live jazz music, and Saturday’s brunch is served. Or just enjoy lunch, dinner, and drinks any day of the week, besides Sundays when they are closed. The restaurant is just 15 minutes outside of downtown Charleston and around 5 miles from The Lodge Alley Inn.