Our Southern fare and casual environment attracts both locals and tourists alike, and our menu intertwines fresh farm-to-table ingredients from the local market with a hearty mix of Creole and French influence. Crab cakes, gumbos, jambalaya, she-crab soup, chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, and fresh meat and seafood are all staples of the affordable Lowcountry Bistro menu. Lowcountry Bistro is dedicated to consistently providing our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating Southern warmth and graciousness while exhibiting knowledge, professionalism, and integrity in our work every day.
Steve Kish, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been in the Hospitality Industry for 39 years. Kish began his career in the Lowcountry over 30 years ago, and in 1982, he and partners Harvey Poole and Joe Sliker opened 82 Queen.
Today, Kish is highly regarded in the Charleston community, both personally and professionally. He is a founding member of the Chef Association, a Charleston Restaurant Association Board member, a Taste of Charleston and Oyster Festival Chairman, a husband, a father of two. Kish is the proud owner of 82 Queen, now a long-standing Charleston tradition, Lowcountry Bistro, the casual Southern eatery, and Swig & Swine, in partnership with pitmaster Anthony DiBernardo.
Patrick Kish’s introduction to the hospitality industry started at an early age. From washing dishes and bussing tables to serving and bartending, Patrick held nearly every position at his family’s restaurant, 82 Queen, before moving into a leadership role.
While studying for his hospitality and business management degrees at Trident Technical College, Patrick continued to make time for the restaurant. He quickly worked his way up to a manager position at 82 Queen by age 20, and he played an integral role in the opening of Lowcountry Bistro.
Currently, Patrick serves as Chief Operating Officer of Queen Street Hospitality. When he’s not working in the restaurants or busy developing new plans to grow the family business, Patrick enjoys taking time out for music, art, and dining out.
Jonathan Kish leads the Queen Street Hospitality team with a background in management and finance, but with a passion for food and the legacy of Queen Street Hospitality. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in international management and developed key skills while working with Northwestern Mutual. In late 2012, Jonathan moved back to South Carolina to assist his family with managing 82 Queen and the newly opened Lowcountry Bistro.
Since then, Jonathan has stepped up to become Chief Executive Officer of Queen Street Hospitality, managing all Queen Street Hospitality restaurants: 82 Queen, Lowcountry Bistro, Swig & Swine, and Ashley Lanes Tavern. A leader in Charleston’s hospitality industry, he brings the best culinary, beverage, and service talents to his restaurants to make each restaurant a unique destination with award-winning menus.
His vision for the future is unparalleled as he takes the reigns from his father, Steve Kish. Steve opened 82 Queen, a historic Charleston culinary institution for 35 years, and helped curate the Lowcountry cuisine the world knows and loves today. Jonathan works diligently to represent and preserve this authentic fare and Southern hospitality, while eagerly breaking barriers to elevate Charleston’s culinary scene.
Jonathan, his wife, and two daughters reside on James Island, SC where they spend days on the dock and cooking in the kitchen. Jonathan kids that his youngest is already an oyster aficionado. A brewmaster at heart, Jonathan crafts his own beer which you can find at Queen Street restaurants.