About us

About us

Laura Alberts Tasteful Options

Established in 2002 by mother-daughter team, Karen Elsey, and Laura Leppert, Laura Alberts Tasteful Options is a restaurant, wine, beer and gift shop. A short drive from downtown Charleston, LA features two quaint dining rooms, bar, private cellar and relaxing courtyard. Laura Alberts brings fresh, local Southern cuisine to Charleston with a homegrown menu inspired by Laura and named in honor of her and late husband, Albert.

Winner of the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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Restaurant & Bar

Our team

Laura Leppert - the owner

Laura Leppert has always had a passion for food and hospitality. A native of the Charleston peninsula, Laura learned at an early age seasonal and diverse flavors rooted in Low Country culture. Laura married North Charleston city policeman, Albert Leppert, who dreamed of opening a restaurant inspired by Laura’s exceptional Southern cuisine. Laura started a catering business called The Linen Apron, delivering quality sweetbreads, dips, spreads, and desserts before partnering with daughter, Karen Elsey, in 2002 to open Laura Alberts.

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891 Island Park Dr
Charleston, SC
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
kitchen open
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Serving dinner on wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM