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Gingerline Now Open on Market Street



Credit: Jonathan Boncek

Gingerline, the first standalone restaurant concept from the Charlestowne Hotels hospitality group, opened their doors today. The new concept is serving coastal-inspired dishes influenced by the flavors of Latin and South America.

“We are so excited to open our doors and welcome locals and visitors alike to experience Gingerline’s fresh take on tropical cocktails and international fare,” said Gingerline general manager and cocktail connoisseur Maureen Samu. “We’ve envisioned this restaurant as an oasis away from the ordinary, set within one of our favorite neighborhoods in Charleston. The team at Gingerline has poured passion into each drink and dish to deliver incredible service, taste and flavor all in a lively, fun atmosphere where guests can kick back and relax.”

Credit: Jonathan Boncek

The 3,500-square-foot venue boasts an expansive outdoor patio (right) overlooking Market Street and can seat up to 122 guests. The 12-seat bar features yellow woodwork and purple velvet stools (see top photo). There is also a colorful mural by local artist Becca Barnet inside the restaurant. Gingerline also offers a private dining space, called the 1670 Room, which can hold up to 50 guests.

Executive chef Taylor Cunningham oversees Gingerline’s coastal-influenced cuisine. She plans to incorporate Latin and South American inspiration with ingredients that are native to Charleston, creating a lineup of tapas-

Peruvian Skewers + Ceviche (Credit: Jonathan Boncek)

style dishes designed to be shared. Guests can expect a variety of Ceviche, including Shrimp, Red Snapper, and Artichoke, all served with splashes of citrus and veggie garnish. Other menu highlights include shareables like Ropa Vieja with oxtail, tostones, creamy citrus slaw and local herbs; large plates like the Peruvian Skewers with grilled chicken, cilantro, and criolla salad; and the Duck Chaufa with fried rice, local egg, and pickled kumquat—the fruit whose particular color serves as the muse behind the Gingerline name.

An emphasis on bright citrus flavors leads the way for the restaurant’s variety of cocktails, which are all available to be made sans alcohol. Starting with the “Crushers

Sin Sal + Citrus Dreamin (Credit: Jonathan Boncek)

menu,” which offers four refreshing takes using crushed ice, guests will find drinks such as the Coco Piña with Don Q Coco Rum, banana, cremé de coco, pineapple and lime; and Citrus Dreamin’ with Absolut Citron Vodka, Cointreau, orange, cream, and lime. Other featured cocktails include spicy Latin flavors such as the Pepper & Smoke with Vida Mezcal, tomatillo-poblano, agave, chile de arbol, and lime, and sweeter sips like the Honey Bee with Hat Trick Gin, lemon, honey foam, and lavender.

Gingerline is located at 55 Market Street and is open for dinner every day and for brunch Saturday and Sunday. To learn more, visit the restaurant’s website, follow along on Instagram, or call 843.996.1818.

All photos by Jonathan Boncek

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