A New Caviar Bar in Charleston Is Officially the Coolest Reservation in Town

A New Caviar Bar in Charleston Is Officially the Coolest Reservation in Town

A New Caviar Bar in Charleston Is Officially the Coolest Reservation in Town

Because in case you haven’t heard, fancy fish eggs are all the rage right now.

Caviar is all the rage these days.

According to The New York Times, “caviar bumps” — that is, taking a small spoonful of this delicious delicacy and slurping it right off the back of your hand — have become so popular that restaurants and bars across Manhattan are microhits of these fanciful fish eggs. sell for $20 each.

While caviar has long served as a luxury accessory in high-end restaurants and hotels around the world, a new caviar bar dedicated to all things pearly fish roe recently opened in Charleston and has quickly and quietly established itself as one of the coolest reserves in village.

“We have regular customers once a week, which is great, but also a very pleasant surprise,” Zero George General Manager Simon Stilwell told Forbes. “Another surprise was the big question.”

Located in the square of a restored 19th-century mansion in Charleston’s historic Ansonborough neighborhood, The Caviar Bar at Zero George’s intimate tasting begins with a caviar presentation of Regiis Ova caviar along with classic accompaniments such as crème frache, house baked brioche, perfect six- minute soft eggs, lemon and chips.

Expertly curated by Zero’s executive chef Vinson Petrillo and beverage director Megan Mina, the tasting can be paired with a limited selection of champagnes and wines for the occasion. Of course, since Charleston is a liquor city, handcrafted cocktails from the bar on the restaurant’s ground floor are always on offer.

“Our expert team will guide everyone from beginners to caviar aficionados through the experience,” said Simon Stilwell. “In addition, the a la carte menu offers something for everyone and guests can enjoy non-caviar dishes such as our Wagyu Beef Sandwich or oysters.”

Serving as one of Charleston’s most elegant boutique hotels, Zero George’s restaurant has long been a foodie favorite for locals and travelers alike. After a refurbishment that saw the expansion of five new ‘extended stay’ residences on the property in 2021, the decision to expand their culinary offerings, including the Caviar Bar, was born.

“In the wake of the pandemic and with the addition of The Residences at Zero George, we noticed an increase in length of stay at Zero George,” Zero George General Manager Simon Stilwell told Forbes. “Hotel guests stayed longer, which also increased the requests for an à la carte addition to the widely acclaimed cuisine of Zero Restaurant + Bar.”

The Caviar Bar offers two separate reservation times at 6:30 PM and 6:30 PM Tuesday through Sunday and can accommodate up to eight guests per seat. Reservations can be made on RESY and starts at $65 per person.

“If you’ve had a bad experience with caviar, change your mind. If you’ve had good experiences, this will only make it better,” Simon Stilwell told Forbes. “We knew this would be a niche offering, but we’re happy to see the love and enjoyment of caviar is out there!”