Now open A peek at the newest food or drink venues

Roland and Virginia Ignacio sit on the rooftop deck at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. The bar and restaurant Eleve and rooftop deck on the 4th floor (along with a cafe and a wine tasting room on the first floor) are now open at Meeting and Wentworth streets downtown.


Eleve executive chef Ryley McGillis skipped right past the likker pudding, hobotee and mock pate recipes in “Charleston Receipts,” but he plucked a number of preparations from the iconic cookbook to localize the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s dining menu.

Among the recipes featured are broiled tomatoes; tartare sauce, served with crab cakes; steak sauce; and spinach in cream. The Junior League classics embroider a selection of dishes that’s otherwise fairly typical for a hotel: Salads, pizzas, steaks and chops occupy most of the menu.

In addition to dinner, Eleve serves breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is open 6:30 a.m.-midnight daily, staying open an hour later on Friday and Saturday nights. A brunch menu is available 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

For more information on Eleve, 55 Wentworth St., call (877) 253-2859 or visit

Hanna Raskin