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Charleston Grill
Charleston Grill

Charleston Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charlestongrill.com
  • Email: charlestongrill@charlestonplace.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-4522
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar: 5:00pm Daily
    Live Jazz: Sunday - Thursday 7:00pm -11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 8:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Low Country
  • Executive Chef: Michelle Weaver
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Megan Click & Margeaux Gwynne-Vaughan (843) 577-4522

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available through the Charleston Place Hotel on Hasell Street.
A word from Charleston Grill
The Charleston Grill offers Contemporary Lowcountry cuisine featuring fresh local produce, seafood & game, prepared with a French accent. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the ingredients, unique presentations & sophisticated textures. Local ingredients include rabbit, oysters, crabmeat, shrimp, fish, duck, greens & grains. Paneled walls, herringbone floors, softly padded carver chairs & local folk art blend with live jazz to create an elegant, but casual setting. The private Vintner's Room features walls of glass-fronted wine cellars showcasing the impressive stock of vintages from around the world.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "It is difficult to describe other than perfect in every regard. One of the best if not the best dining experience we have ever had. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was a memorable meal for us. Coming from New Orleans we are hard to please but this meal was fantastic! Only negative was music was a little loud."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service was superbly professional. We did a mix and match from their Pure, Lush, Cosmopolitan and Southern menus. My wife had Fois Gras followed by Thai Fish and I had octopus salad and then rack of lamb, and each course was paired perfectly with a by the glass wine that was recommended by the wait staff - Bryan and Chip. Desserts followed - ginger cake and "candy bars" - along with freshly brewed decaf coffee. A memorable evening of food and wine with a live light jazz trio in the background. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wonderful evening! Service was exceptional, food was fantastic. We were not rushed, in fact we were told to take as much time as we wanted. The staff really wanted us to enjoy our meal with them. The restaurant was recommended by friends and they were spot on."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Charleston Grill, but it is a special occasion place. The menu seems a tad expensive for the quality. The food was enjoyable, satisfying, but not amazing. We felt like royalty for the evening, and sometimes that is a nice thing. It was a Monday night, and we were treated to an appetizer taste from the chef and some chocolates after our shared dessert. I don't know if that is normal, a weekday treat, or some other reason, but it was a nice touch."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Grossly overpriced given the mediocre service even with several waiters and worthless maitre de who was not managing his staff. Had to long wait for service, food unremarkable - salty sauce and meager appetizer for a high price. Staff seemed not to care about their clients. Long wait for food and bill was not warranted. They made an excuse about the kitchen back up. Really. Don't you do this every night? Then getting some else's bill that was twice as much as ours. Glad I checked before signing on the line. Didn't even get an apology from staff for the over billing. Very disappointed for a supposedly highly rated restaurant. Won't be returning anytime soon for sure. Jazz trio was great. Appropriate music to make for a great ambience."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Thanks to Taylor the excellent bartender at Charleston Grill, we were encouraged to return for dinner sometime. We did and are glad we tried this wonderful restaurant. We had a wonderful dinner, Rick had the best pork chop with wilted greens and the Grill's version of dirty rice. I had roasted oyster that did not get lost in the toppings and a creamy spring pea risotto. We will be back to this beautiful restaurant with service oriented waiters Chip and Steve. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "After reading some of the previous reviews, I concluded that the Charleston Grille would be excellent, but perhaps a bit pricey. We had a spectacular meal, and the staff was very professional and attentive. We told them it was out anniversary, and they congratulated us several times during the evening, and sent out complimentary sparkling wine. All of the food was perfectly prepared, the presentation was outstanding, and it was overall a memorable meal. When the bill came, we were surprised that it was less than $150, which is not as expensive as some of the reviews would lead one to believe. This will be our go-to place for special occasions from now on."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I ordered my 22oz Ribeye medium rare, it came medium well. I don't send back a piece of meat unless it isn't edible because an animal gave it's life and that means something. That being said, it was tasty and I got full, but for the money, I don't see the portions or taste being worth the price. The bread, one roll, was the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went and enjoyed dinner with my wife. Pleasant place and attentive staff. Nice wine list. Prices high but I expected that. We spent about $200 for two with a bottle Cervantes chappellet Cabernet and dinner and a coconut pie."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to dining at the Charleston Grill based on other reviews, however were pretty disappointed. I guess it is just "not my type" when it comes to restaurants, a little too formal. The table we sat at was especially weird, and probably contributed to the poor experience. It was a booth that both my husband and I sat next to each other, so it was awkward (and we were directly facing another couple straight across from our table). Also the food was slow to get to us, and when we mentioned this, the staff over reacted a bit. Everything tasted fine, just overall an awkward experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been trying all the Charleston restaurants and this by far the best. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. The Foie Gras was the best we ever have had.the lobster dish with noodles was amazing as well. Pricey but worth it. Will now be my go to restaurant when I can get a reservation ....Enjoy❤️"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "One of my best meals in a long time. Fish was outstanding. Expensive but worth it"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and the staff made every effort to make it perfect! The whole team doted on us the entire evening. We ordered the tasting menu and loved every bite! It was indulgent in every way and we left perfectly full. It is worth every cent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Being from CA we seek fois gras whenever out of state. Enjoyed it here as a seared starter, and again on the venison entre. Being in the south we also had shrimp & flounder grits which totally changed my mind about the usually tasteless grits. Started our evening in the gorgeous bar & moved to even prettier dining room. A duo fiddle & guitar from the bar entertained with pop hits that made us smile. Beginning w/amuse buche & ending w/small cookie sampler took this experience over the top. You will not be dissapointed!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was exceptional as always and the service was consistent and without fault. We love this dining room as it offers all the old style dining of starched linens and wait staff who call you by name. A note in open table was picked up by the staff and my husband was served gluten free bread! The Iberian ham and the potatoes gratin were exceptional; the pork chop was the best I've had anywhere! It was a little disappointing to see many (especially men) too casually dressed. I don't mean with no jacket, I mean no pants! Shorts and sandels in what I consider a fine dining establishment."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is the second time at Charleston Grill and it did not disappoint. Fabulous!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Absolutely hands down the best steak and service in Charleston. We had an amazing time AND a group of friends joined us expected and the staff accommodated us!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything about the Charleston Grill was excellent. We look forward to going there again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The food very good. Of course good restaurants do get crowded. We especially appreciated the gluten - free breads."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Overall a fantastic experience that will leave you with fond memories. Great for romantic dinners and special occasions"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Don't miss out on the best part of the menu... Dessert. I usually pass but their coffee service and dessert were outstanding. Excellent service from Chip and Steve, both super knowledgable of their products. Dinner was almost a three hour event for the two of us. It was romantic and a wonderful way to spend an evening with music and great comfort. Worth the $."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Everything it is reported to be, if not more. Josh and Justin were wonderful with service. Wife says best flounder she has ever had, which, if you knew my wife, is a grand statement."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We travelled from TN and TX to Charteston to celebrate my mother-in law's 70th Birthday and there is no better place than the Charleston Grill for such an important celebration. Mickey as always, makes it a special event to remember. Thank you again so much Mickey. We are in your eternal debt. Brian was our waiter and he again helped make our night there a wonderful one. If you have a special occassion to celebrate, you can't do better than Mickey & his team at the Charleston Grill."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The highlight of our trip to Charleston. The prices are steep, but the food is absolutely worth it. Complimented with outstanding service and live music, this was a true experience. The hours slipped away as we cleaned every morsel from every plate. Of note is that we requested to sit near the musicians. This worked well for us as we were very excited for the jazz, but it was loud, at times. All in all, though, a phenomenal experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This had to be the best dinner experiences I had in charleston This is a must go again. The prices reflect the the service and food Quality. We were waited on hand and foot Exilent spot for the romantic."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Just a wonderful dining experience. From the food to the service just a fabulous night"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Charleston Grill, it will not be our last. At first we thought you were a little pricey, and then Andrew brought us our appetizer. The best crab cakes ever. Of course we knew our entrees were going to be just as good. Our compliments to the chef. Andrew and Barbee our dining experience perfect. Thank You. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "While the cuisine was fair, the restaurant was noisy, the waiter overbearing (going over almost everything on the menu) and provided poor service, and it was not a restaurant where one can relax. In most great restaurants one can relax and enjoy the meal, but not here. Moreover, it was overpriced, especially the wine list. Charleston can do better than this. B. Michelin"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Josh and John made my birthday a special night to remember. They made sure every guest at the table receive exceptional service. Our steaks were done to perfection, tasty and tender. My wife and I split a beet salad, it was flavorful and very eye appealing. Our desert was complete with a plate of petit fours and chocolates. We traveled nearly 500 miles to dine in Charleston and it was worth every effort to find the Charleston Grill. Calling the restaurant ahead for it's location helps because it is not located on the street but inside an upscale mall."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food at Charleston Grill is the most amazing food we have ever had. We have traveled quite a bit so we have some others to compare and none come close. We look forward to our Charleston trips more than any other because of Charleston Grill."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food and service was exceptional but the restaurant was fairly loud. It was hard to have a flowing conversation with our group of four people. You could very easily talk to the person next to you but it was hard to talk to the person across the table from you."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "As always, the staff made our 31st wedding anniversary special. Our food was excellent. My Wife's lobster cooked to perfection and served on fresh pasta. My salmon, grilled perfectly. The pastry Chef sent us a special plate of celebratory confections to add to our dessert."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food fabulous, service excellent, ambiance , perfect!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything was excellent! From the jazz quartet to the main course; a wonderful upscale experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Wednesday evening and we were seated by the jazz quartet. They were very good but the proximity made it difficult to have conversation. The restaurant has an elegant ambience but the food was disappointing. I ordered the tenderloin from the Lush menu and it arrived with a reduction sauce that was so thick and sweet it tasted like barbecue sauce. The beef was tender but the sauce was inedible. The other diners enjoyed their dinners but did find them lacking in flavor. We felt the prices were on the high side for these less than exceptional meals. We opted not to order dessert. With so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in Charleston I doubt that I would return to this one."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Beatiful restaurant complemented with Jazz (most eve's) can make for a romantic evening. Food is fine but nothing that "knocks your socks off". The salmon ordered was fine but again, nothing more. Appetizers were not suited for sharing and again, just OK but not memorable. Service was good but you never got the feeling that you were special. Should not have to wait for a server to either serve the bread or add another piece. All in all, the food does not support the high prices.and while the overall experience is fine for a special occassion, if you are looking for a memorable meal, there are better choices..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a first rate food establishment second to none. I doubt you can make a mistake off this menu. For starters my wife had foie gras and I had the octopus salad. For entrees my wife had the beef tenderloin and I had flounder. Everything was beautifully prepared and thoroughly enjoyed."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "incredible from start to finish - interesting twists on traditional southern food. highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014