Dining Out

Félix Cocktails et Cuisine

Unassuming French Fare for Any Occasion

By: Amber Chase
Two people sitting at the bar at Félix
Written by Amber Chase, Images courtesy of Olivia Cooper

Whether you’re strolling down Charleston’s King Street for a midafternoon snack, grabbing an exquisite French brunch, or stopping in for a nightcap, Félix Cocktails et Cuisine is the place to go. Effortlessly French yet approachable, Félix is home to some of the best cocktails King Street can offer paired with a curated menu of small-to-large bites that will have you noshing at any hour. Owner Félix Landrum has Parisian heritage but has made his home in the South. His vision for the menu is distinctly Parisian: unassuming French fare for any occasion. 

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The atmosphere at Félix is elevated and welcoming, making any guest, tourist, or tenured local feel at ease. Set against white subway tile, Félix doles out vibrant character with royal blue velvet chairs, branded souvenir matchbooks, and a single, opulent chandelier. From the smoky mirrored archways to mid-century globe fixtures, one can’t help but notice the nod to the Parisian metro. A high-top marble bar snakes its way throughout the dining room and an elongated booth lines the opposite wall, both signaling the ethos of Félix: to gather, dine, toast, and flourish together. 

Félix is renowned for their raclette burger, a decadent double short rib-brisket patty topped with caramelized onions (stewed with their soupe à l’oignon) and imported raclette cheese spilling onto a sesame bun. This burger alone is worth the visit. Find other French favorites on the menu like chocolate pots de crème, croque monsieur, and steak frites. But if a full order of short ribs is larger than your appetite, Félix is the perfect stop for a midmorning brunch or a mix of shareable plates—we can never resist an order of charcuterie et fromage.

The Bar at Félix

Speaking of cocktails, the bar is always bustling at Félix. Boasting an extensive list of cocktails, with standouts like Le Citronnier, Félix Royale, and La Voilà on tap, there’s a libation suited for any palette. Our secret? Don’t sleep on the mocktails. The bar team knows how to balance flavor, and their mocktails are no exception. And if cocktails aren’t your thing, Félix has an abundant wine list with most selections available by the glass.  

Behind the cocktail tins and waiting trays are some of the liveliest crew members this side of King Street. Always willing to break down the menu, give honest recommendations, and toast alongside you, the staff behind Félix are one of its most alluring qualities. So, whether you’re walking into Félix as a first-time visitor, nervous first date attendee, or seasoned regular, you walk away feeling undeniably French. 

about this restaurant

  • Chef

    Félix Landrum

  • Address

    550 King Street
    Suite 100
    Charleston, South Carolina

    • Bistros & Cafes

    • French

    • Bars

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