Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Description Charleston’s authentic farm-to-table made-from-scratch modern comfort food restaurant. With a legion of chefs who caringly practice the art of food, BgK offers delicious brunch, dinner, and desserts for hungry vegetarians, meat connoisseurs, and everyone in-between. In the circa 1920 building with pressed tin ceilings and exposed architecture, Bluegrass also serves as a gallery for local artists. In the Tap room there’s live original acoustic music most nights, with finely crafted cocktails, a curated wine list & a bounty of beers. Close to West Virginia’s beautiful capitol grounds the family-owned and operated Bluegrass Kitchen has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, Taste of the South magazines and many more.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Charleston’s authentic farm-to-table made-from-scratch modern comfort food restaurant. With a legion of chefs who caringly practice the art of food, BgK offers delicious brunch, dinner, and desserts for hungry vegetarians, meat connoisseurs, and everyone in-between. In the circa 1920 building with pressed tin ceilings and exposed architecture, Bluegrass also serves as a gallery for local artists. In the Tap room there’s live original acoustic music most nights, with finely crafted cocktails, a curated wine list & a bounty of beers. Close to West Virginia’s beautiful capitol grounds the family-owned and operated Bluegrass Kitchen has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, Taste of the South magazines and many more.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Located near the West Virginia State Capitol, Bluegrass features a beautiful dining-room restored to it’s circa 1920’s look with pressed tin ceilings, exposed brick, an oak floor, and a full-service bar. The decor expresses a connection to the arts. Many fine artists live throughout the neighborhood, and bluegrass serves as a gallery for their works.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

“When we lived on the East End we walked to Bluegrass Kitchen a lot, mainly on Friday nights and on Sundays for brunch. It’s the first place we take people who visit who have never been to Charleston, and they all remember it and still talk about it,” says local regular Travis Hogbin. “Now we live on the West Side, but we still drive over. They probably have the best Bloody Marys in town.”
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

That’s not to say it’s only East Enders who love Bluegrass. Not only is it a favorite in Charleston, but Keeley says she gets a handful of travelers every day. “When we first opened, we would have people trip in here off the interstate once a week or so assuming, and rightfully so, that there would be tons of restaurants around the state capitol,” she says. Now they get a lot of traffic thanks to smartphones, plus annual visitors who make it a point to stop in on their way to and from vacation spots.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Down the street from the majestic state capitol complex sits a little restaurant without an ounce of pretense. The menus are paper, printed as needed. The tables go without cloths or centerpieces. The chairs are old and institutional, and the waitstaff doesn’t wear uniforms. A simple awning bears the eatery’s humble name—Bluegrass Kitchen. The food is a whole different story.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

To be clear, Bluegrass Kitchen is not strictly vegetarian. Keeley buys plenty of chicken, beef, goat, lamb, fish, and eggs for customers, and she’s picky about it. She buys as locally as possible, and she only buys organic. Kale is cooked without ham hock; green beans are made without bacon. “We ask, ‘Couldn’t we do this vegetarian with a meat option?’ Instead of doing meat dishes with a vegetarian option,” Keeley says.
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Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston Wv

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bluegrass Kitchen is open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
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The Bluegrass Kitchen is a gem in an area that is not very vegetarian friendly. For us, it was like finding a river in the desert. The vegetarian / vegan menu items that they do have are really good quality, fresh food. I’ve probably tried most of the vegetarian options now in our travels through that area, and enjoyed everything. We don’t eat the processed stuff that passes for food at Denny’s, so this was a real find for us.
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Vegetarian Contributions +52 Report abuse Share a gem – Edit Posted by Jo-Anne on 30 Nov 2011. The Bluegrass Kitchen is a gem in an area that is not very vegetarian friendly. For us, it was like finding a river in the desert. The vegetarian / vegan menu items that they do have are really good quality, fresh food. I’ve probably tried most of the vegetarian options now in our travels through that area, and enjoyed everything. We don’t eat the processed stuff that passes for food at Denny’s, so this was a real find for us. Pros: made from scratch, quality ingredients, knowledgeable, helpful staff Post a Response Read More Post a Response By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms Post Your Response
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Vegetarian Contributions +52 Report abuse Share a gem – Edit Posted by Jo-Anne on 30 Nov 2011. The Bluegrass Kitchen is a gem in an area that is not very vegetarian friendly. For us, it was like finding a river in the desert. The vegetarian / vegan menu items that they do have are really good quality, fresh food. I’ve probably tried most of the vegetarian options now in our travels through that area, and enjoyed everything. We don’t eat the processed stuff that passes for food at Denny’s, so this was a real find for us. Pros: made from scratch, quality ingredients, knowledgeable, helpful staff Post a Response Read More
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Report abuse Share a gem – Edit Posted by Jo-Anne on 30 Nov 2011. The Bluegrass Kitchen is a gem in an area that is not very vegetarian friendly. For us, it was like finding a river in the desert. The vegetarian / vegan menu items that they do have are really good quality, fresh food. I’ve probably tried most of the vegetarian options now in our travels through that area, and enjoyed everything. We don’t eat the processed stuff that passes for food at Denny’s, so this was a real find for us. Pros: made from scratch, quality ingredients, knowledgeable, helpful staff Post a Response Read More
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rreishmanCharleston, West Virginia12652Reviewed April 28, 2017 Excellent Food, Service and EntertainmentThere were numerous choices for both myself and my daughters, one of which is a vegetarian and the other in Weight Watchers. The food was excellent as was the service and that night they had a wonderful Bluegrass group in the adjacent bar area.Thank rreishman
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 Excellent Food, Service and EntertainmentThere were numerous choices for both myself and my daughters, one of which is a vegetarian and the other in Weight Watchers. The food was excellent as was the service and that night they had a wonderful Bluegrass group in the adjacent bar area.Thank rreishman
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Bluegrass is also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and it’s earned a devoted following among locals. Menu items include a local egg frittata, quiche of the day, corned beef hash, eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, and potato cakes. The menu encourages patrons to “start off with a Bloody Mary,” which turned out to be the reason Keeley decided to apply for a liquor license a year after opening. The restaurant was doing fine serving only wine and beer during lunch and dinner, but Keeley said they couldn’t do brunch without Bloody Marys.
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I love this restaurant. Really, really love it. I have tried every vegetarian item on their menu except fried green tomatoes (I don’t like them), and I have liked all of it. My favorites are the amazing veggie burger and the portabello sandwich. They also regularly have vegetarian and vegan specials not listed on the set menu. I eat at Bluegrass at least once a week, sometimes 2-3 times. It is consistently good, and they care about using local and organic ingredients, too.
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Grabbed a late, light weekend dinner here and got the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, unique and yummy. I especially loved the art and things to read, I never got bored of looking around. Keep it up, Bluegrass!
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Vegetarian Contributions +48 Report abuse Share great evening 🙂 – Edit Posted by aMs42 on 13 Sep 2010. Grabbed a late, light weekend dinner here and got the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, unique and yummy. I especially loved the art and things to read, I never got bored of looking around. Keep it up, Bluegrass! Post a Response Read More
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Report abuse Share great evening 🙂 – Edit Posted by aMs42 on 13 Sep 2010. Grabbed a late, light weekend dinner here and got the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, unique and yummy. I especially loved the art and things to read, I never got bored of looking around. Keep it up, Bluegrass! Post a Response Read More

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