The Citrus Club — Charleston, USA
Charleston’s march towards becoming one of America’s most important food and beverage destinations goes from strength to strength with every new bar or restaurant opening. The latest to join the fray lands atop one of the city’s most beautiful hotels, The Dewberry.
The eighth-floor rooftop hangout (the highest in town), designed in partnership with Workstead, the very agency that oversaw the interiors of the hotel, features the same opulent but relaxed modernist style of the property. The indoor restaurant’s bespoke melon leather banquettes, custom terrazzo-wrapped bar, and sculptural four-legged stools provide the mid-century visual foundation. While colourful citrus plants and neon signs of navel orange slices that were hand-drawn by the founder John Dewberry himself inject the space with plenty of whimsical flourishes. But looking out pays off, too: From the terrace, you can see as far as the Atlantic Ocean on a clear day.
Highlights from the internationally inspired menu include deviled eggs with trout roe, refreshing ceviches, and Vietnamese noodle salads to be washed down with thirst-quenching tropical libations like a decadent frozen Banana Foster. And given Charleston’s mild year-round climate, expect all of these to be delivered by servers fashionably decked out in sherbert-coloured seersucker outfits and tennis shoes. It is the American south, after all.§