Roberts of Charleston Guestbook

Sharon wrote on May 19th, 2013
I was fortunate enough to be part of a private dinner at Robert's on my first visit to Charleston in 1984, and I have never forgotten it. The food was fabulous, the room inviting and the singing made the evening unique in my experience. I am returning to Charleston shortly and was hoping to return to Robert's, but I am too late. Thanks for the wonderful memory I have, and I hope that your retirement brings you as much magic and happiness as you have given to so many people.
Alfred Litton wrote on December 25th, 2011
I proposed to my wife after an absolutely exquisite dinner at your restaurant. After 16 years of marriage, we will never forget that lovely evening and how special you made it for us. Thank you for such a special night. It was magic, and we will never forget it.
Rich Frank wrote on November 6th, 2011
Bob: I a classmate at the CIA 61 to 63.
Have enjoyable retirement.
John Polak wrote on November 4th, 2011
Enjoy retirement. You earned it. It will be 50 years next year that we graduated from CIA. Miss singing with you in the dorm. You were a great roommate
Trevor & Verna wrote on October 17th, 2011
We miss you!

We had our wedding dinner at Roberts and have been comming back every time we are in Charleston.

Being here now without you is like losing an old friend.

Trevor and Verna
robert wrote on July 13th, 2011
Chris Moore wrote on June 12th, 2011
Hello from New Orleans! Its been a long time. I had the joy of working with "yall" for a few months while stationed in the Coast Guard in Charleston. I only worked for a short time but had such good memories. From the family meals to watching Robert and the others sing and the wonderful piano players it was always a pleasure to come to work. I learned so much about the different foods and wine that i could have ever imagined. The birthday party out at the wine vinyard seemed more like a party i was envited to than work. I was sitting here this evening telling family that they must come visit and bring me back a personalized menue :) (one of my favorite parts about working was seeing the faces of everyone when they realized the menue was special for their evening and as i pulled the website up to show them i see its coming to an end. Well Mr Robert i wish you the best. It was always so much fun and you all always made me feel like family. I look forward to coming back and visiting the new resturante and can't wait to see you guys again soon. take care - Chris
Charles Kreilick wrote on June 10th, 2011
I had been to Bobert,s before. But on June 13, 2008 I took my special woman friend and had the most romantic evening and great dinner at Robert's.
We have been back a few times and each time is as good or better than the last. We will miss our trips to Charleston and dinner at Robert's. We hope that when Robert returns for a guest appearence, we are notified. Hope to see you soon.
Charlie & Sharon
Kathleen Sherowsky wrote on May 6th, 2011
My husband and I discovered Roberts on a trip to Charleston in the 80's when we used to come for the Southeastern Waterfowl Exhibition each February. We had such a good time, I wanted to share with some of my friends. About 10 years ago, some of my gilfriends and I took a holiday (December) trip to Charleston and of course, I wanted to bring them to Roberts. We came and my friends told you, Robert, that I was a singer and asked if I could sing a song with you. You said yes, and I got to sing with you. It was one of the highlights of my life. Thank you for such a wonderful memory. Good luck on your retirement!! Have a wonderful life!! You deserve it!! Peace and Love, now and always!
Kathy Sherowsky P.S. I am planning another trip to Charleston this year or next and was looking forward to bringing someone else to Roberts. I will miss it!!
rick farley wrote on January 31st, 2011
Me and my girlfriend had the best valentines day experience at Roberts. The food, wine, singing, and desert was just wonderful and a memory that we will always cherish.
Bill & Teresa Holt wrote on January 10th, 2011
Hi Robert,
I hope you remember us..long, long time! 1st came to the restaurant with Bert Pruitt in about 1976..Then, remember Alno Kitchens..our trip to St. Louis. We've been back in Greensboro about 28 yrs. now. I'm not sure you'll see this but if you do say "hi" to Pam and we wish you "Happy Retirement". Best of luck for the future..we have many great memories from our years in Charleston and you are one of the fondest!
Susan & Michael Fosbury wrote on November 30th, 2010
My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Charleston and Robert's was highly recommended by my mom. So Robert created some wonderful memories for us on our first evening out in Charleston. The dinner was delicious and the entertainment was superb! We have never forgotten Robert and have been back several times to celebrate our anniversaries. Best of joy and happiness in retirement and thank you for creating a restaurant so unique and unforgettable.
Ron wrote on October 24th, 2010
It was great to see you and meet your newlywed friends at The Taste of Charleston. Looks like you are enjoying your retirement, you deserve it and you will be missed being seen on a regular basis by many!
I am available if you can ever utilize a great server/bartender/kitchen help in the future. Best of luck to you and your family.
Sincerely, Ron Yeager
*P.S. Send me some cleaning business if you can! @

Sherry wrote on October 6th, 2010
Discovered Roberts in the late 80's & loved it then & each time we were able to return. When Robert greeted us at our table we mentioned that this evening reminded us of a favorite restaurant of ours that had been in Chicago, The Bakery. We were surprised & pleased to learn that Robert had studied with Louis Szathmary the owner the Bakery. Louis also came out each evening to greet guests personally. He didn't sing however!! Sad to hear that Roberts is no more as I am planning a trip to Charleston & will miss it. Best of luck to you in your retirement, Robert.
Betsy Fanning wrote on September 3rd, 2010
Really saddened that Robert's of Charleston is no more! We tried to get in during the last few weeks, but could not! Over the years my husband and I have enjoyed several delightful evenings enjoying food and entertainment. Nobody entertains like Robert! Thanks for the memories and let us know if ever there is an encore!
Mike Gustchen wrote on August 8th, 2010
Visited Robert's when his restaurant was located on Market Street (on the uptown side of the street in a very little shopping alcove), something 1981. Never had the occasion to visit again prior to leaving the Charleston area in 1987. But really loved everything about my visit, and cannot single out one thing over the others. Everything was absolutely perfect. It's a shame that Charleston is loosing another extremely fine restaurant (gone is The Peddler, East Bay Trading Co., a couple of my other favorites). I had planned on a trip to the Charleston Area in 2 years, but will have to forgo Robert's. Robert: Best wishes in your retirement.
Doreen Olson wrote on June 21st, 2010
Wish Robert would still sing. One of fondest memories will be from Christmas a few years ago. It was our 30th anniversary, and we took our 11 year old boys, and my parents with us. It was an incredible evening. Since then my dad has passed but I know it was one of his favorite evenings in his life. We will miss you Robert and so will many others and the city of Charleston.
Scott Watson wrote on June 15th, 2010
Robert, as unfortunate as it was to have my first visit to Robert's fall on the morning after your big night, it was an absolute delight to spend time with you and Pam hearing so many stories from a legendary run (and also hearing of more tales of Maura's "Adventures in Babysitting"). We look forward to watching Joe and MariElena's new venture advance and prosper. And we now have the car magnet proudly afixed to our refrigerator door, making us think of our favorite Singing Chef each time we set foot in our New York kitchen. Many congratulations on all of your contributions to the cultural and culinary life of Charleston, and every best wish for the future.
Ben Hutto wrote on June 11th, 2010
Robert, you can't do this to me. My wife and I found you on one of our first dates over five years ago. It was an absolutely wonderful experience, and she has been after to take her back again. Our anniversary is July 2, and I had planned on bringing her back then. However, since we can't be there tomorrow (or for our anniversary), thank you for the one time we did get to experience your wonderful hospitality. Good luck and God bless you in your retirement!
Daryl & Kay Narmour wrote on May 4th, 2010
Found Roberts in late 70's while visiting my sister in Summerville. Have enjoyed it several times over the past 30 years. Going back for with my sister on May 6 for a final fling which happens to be close to our 49th wedding anniversary. Adios Robert and thanks for the memories.
Rebecca Neilson wrote on April 26th, 2010
I found Roberts on a business trip to Charleston back in the eary 80's. I have been to a lot of cities and have never found a place like it. I recently had a friend move to Charleston and on my first visit there I was pleasantly surprised to find that Robert's had survived those many years. I have since been able to enjoy two more dinners at the restaurant. Best of luck to you Robert. You gave many people a very enjoyable experience.
Linda and Rich wrote on April 23rd, 2010
30 some years ago we ventured to Charleston from Knoxville TN and happened upon Roberts. We had little money to spare but we loved little restaurants and splurged on Roberts. For many years and many homes we put money in a jar and with every dime and penny we said "this is for Roberts" ... saving for our next visit to Charleston and Roberts. We now live in Charleston and tonight we'll have our last dinner at Roberts...and we thank you for the memories!
Carolyn Jones wrote on March 24th, 2010
Fine dining, fine man, worked with him on advertising when I was with Beck & Associates. He also did the reherasal dinner for our son and daughter in law 15 years ago... Been more times than I can count and never disappointed...Oh, will miss him but glad he is taking the time for himself. The man has always been a class act.
Shera Hudson wrote on March 18th, 2010
Robert's is one of the most special dining experiences out of the several hundred restaurants at which I have dined for both pleasure and work. The magnificence of Robert's voice, his touch of humor, and the perfection of the food make for a memorable and magnificent evening! Thank you! Shera (of Charleston and Atlanta)
Mario and Karla Sias wrote on March 8th, 2010
We have had the pleasure to dine at your restaurant twice and have had the time of our lives. It is so unique and I wish you would be there forever so my children could experience it. Your restaurant is so special and we will be sad to see it change but we wish you all the happiness in the world. Thank you for indulging us with your wonderful food, the beautiful music and the absolute magic of it all. Thank you!
david desroches wrote on March 7th, 2010
I had the great pleasure of working at Robert's off and on for about two years. To this day, i have had no better boss. He treated his employees like family, and i will never forget all the chef tricks he and his daughter taught me. His kindness and generosity are surpassed by few, as he allowed myself and a friend to enjoy dinner and singing as a gift to us, for no special reason. He also served my entire family desert one night, solely because his restaurant is an extention of his home. Robert is not only a classic personnage, but the personification of hospitality. I know he is leaving the restaurant in good hands, it's time for Mary Elena to break out her pipes! Cheers, Robert, you're one of the best.
John R Hull wrote on February 27th, 2010
Great meeting you last evening. The food was fabulous, but the ambiance greated by our host, Robert, was unsurpassed. We enjoyed getting to know you, and can't wait to have you join us at a Summerville 9-12 Project meeting. Performing a patriotic song for your membership will no doubt inspire all to further unite our Country and to promote the values under which our great Nation was founded. Best wishes, and looking forward to our next meeting, John and Ramona
Shanno Woodall wrote on February 23rd, 2010
My husband and I took a short trip in Dec 09 to Charleston for our anniversary. We had the luck to get a spot for dinner and I can't express how much fun we had or how much it meant to be able to go to such a wonderful place. After many hardships in our relationship, including a very near divorce, getting to celebrate at your restuarant was incredible. You made our night special and very memorable (I'm a vegatarian and I have never in my life had such incredible food). I can close my eyes and still hear your incredible voice filling the restaurant. Thank you so very much.
Bebe Mills wrote on February 15th, 2010
I first went to Robert's in the late 70's and it was one of the most fun and surprising nights I'd had. I went with my husband, my best friend Betsy and her husband. Betsy and I thought our husbands were going to have a heart attack at how much it cost, but Betsy and I knew we would have a great time. We had to be there promptly at 8 and then they locked the doors and the show began. One fabulous course after the other with the best music. It's a night I'll never forget. Thank you Robert.
Charles Robinson wrote on February 6th, 2010
The first time I went to Robert's was the weekend prior to my 30th birthday. I recall the evening was magical, and I was glad we celebrated early because two days later on the day of my birthday I contracted appendicitis.

We returned to Robert's again tonight and had a delightful time. The food is superb and the singing and music were spectacular.
Roger and Susan Beck wrote on January 25th, 2010
We have enjoyed a couple visits to Roberts of Charleston. We have told many about the song and cuisine. We hope to return prior to your retirement and wish you the best of luck. You will be missed! With fond regard, Roger and Susan
Connie & Dennis Parker wrote on January 25th, 2010
Dennis & Amanda surprised me with a 65th birthday gift of a weekend in Charleston. Amanda made reservations for us to have dinner at Robert's. We tried to go there many years ago, but couldn't get a reservation. The food was absolutely delicious, but Robert's singing was the highlight of the weekend. I do hope the restaurant will find someone to sing. However, it will never be the same without Robert!
Danny and Sandy Douglas wrote on January 25th, 2010
As locals, we have been coming to Robert's for many years - for special occasions - and just because! Just because it has always been our favorite place to go for the best food and entertainment! We are definitely planning to get back there before you leave - maybe even twice!! Thanks so much for the wonderful memories!
Mark & Helen Spinner wrote on January 11th, 2010
We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Roberts. May 11, 1985 we will be married 25 years. It was truly a wonderful experience and so far the best restaurant we have ever eaten at. Thank you for making it an evening we will always look back on fondly. Best wishes on your retirement and future endeavors.
Valerie & Phil Craun wrote on January 5th, 2010
We found you thru TV4 in the early years and you became are special life events coordinator. The most spectacular was our wedding anniversary 2 years ago. Our names were on the menu and the flowers on the tables were the same color as my bouquet.The food was to die for as usual. We lived on that memory as we spent our anniversary in the hospital waiting on my husband's cancer surgery. Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful memory to share.
Barbara Franklin wrote on November 29th, 2009
Our family has had many memorable evenings at Robert's including Paul's 50th, 60th and 65th birthdays. We also enjoyed bringing a friend from Vienna, Austria who enjoyed the music and especially having Robert sing "Edelweiss" especially for her. On another occasion we brought our nephew to celebrate his Graduation from the United States Military Academy and Robert sang "God Bless America" in his honor. Thanks for the memories!
Barbara and Paul Franklin
Joe & Isabel Ferreira wrote on November 17th, 2009
From the first time we dined at Roberts in the original market location, through the location changes until the current one, every visit has been a unique and memorable experience graced by great food, great singing, and the warmth of Robert and his family. We look forward to our eighth consecutive New Year's Eve with Robert and Family next month.
Love to all,
Joe and Isabel
Ben and Helen Miller wrote on November 5th, 2009
Robert is the best and he should know it because he is loved by all who meet him. He has a special gift of making everyone feel at home with him, and his staff is fantastic. Everyone will be missed.
Helen and Ben
Claire & Patric Wheeler wrote on November 2nd, 2009
Patric surprised me with a wonderful upscale dinner at Roberts for my 29th birthday. It was a wonderful event that both of us cherish. The entertainment was superior and the intimate setting allowed to get to now other couples while we were there. The food was excellent of course. We smiled from the moment we hit the door until we made it to the car. Thanks for a memorable event and we wish you the best! You desire it. Hopefully we make it back before you leave. Love Claire & Patric.
Harold & Donna Donnelly wrote on October 30th, 2009
We met you Robert when we were dining at 'Roberts' celebrating our anniversary. As was you custom your circulated the room asking where everyone was from, When you got to our table we said we were from Staten Island, NY, You immediately aske where on SI and we said Tottenville, then you told us you graduated from Tottenville HS, so did we!!. We found out you had graduated with Harold's sister!. We have thought fondly of you since and have enjoyed your exquisite cusine and melodious music. We will really miss you! See you in November. Love Donna & Harold.