Rutledge Cab Co.

Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. Robert Carter in white. Brian Lindsay to the left.


Rick had the pleasure of photographing one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year. Robert Carter’s Rutledge Cab Co is located at 1300 Rutledge Ave in Charleston, SC. It has been a longtime coming with the opening date extended.  It is set to open Tuesday January 22, 2013. Robert Carter is excited to open a place that will turn the culinary environment of Charleston on its head. Finally the deliciousness of fine dining and cuisine that only Robert can provide for prices that are pleasing to any budget!

Rutledge Cab Co. sign, Charleston SC

Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC Reclaimed lighting


Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC interior


Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC interior


Charleston City Paper is calling the restaurant unpretentious. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the location is on  out outskirts of town in what some would call “da’ hood.” But the reality is that while it has an uptown address it has an awesome theme. Yes, in a renovated gas station and former Dee’s Liquor Stop the decor is  retro-modern. They have utilized many reclaimed items like barn siding wood panels, vintage farm equipment turned functional, dramatic light fixtures and vintage, americana signage. The layout is designed to take advantage of the beautiful Charleston environment. A large portion of the seating is located under the covered climate controlled patio which is open to the bar. These pass throughs bring the outdoors inn. The decor also features the talents of many local southern artists. Some handcrafted objects include bar stools, light fixtures and bar.


Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. “Welcome Back Carter” coctail






















Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. Southern Charcuterie Plate















Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. Beef Tartar















Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. Sweetbreads















Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. French Onion Soup

Executive Chef Brian Lindsay, formally of the Old Village Post House,  works closely with Robert Carter who designed the menu and concept. Dishes include; fried sweetbreads, southern charcuterie plate, beef tartar served with crispy fries and french onion soup. The southern charcuterie plate features non-other than a fried bologna. The beef tartar has the perfect hint of citrus and the classic french onion soup the perfect about of rye crouton. While these dishes are simple classics to a point they have the orgasmic touch that only Robert Carter can give to any plate of food.

Rutledge Cab Co. Charleston SC. -Making flatbread

In full disclosure Robert Carter has been a good friend of ours for years but our little review is not biased. We have been fans of his talents for years prior to our friendship and we are so excited that his second venture (the other Carter’s Kitchen) is finally here.

Want to see more pictures of Bob’s new joint? Check us out on Facebook! Like us while you are there.