Awesome, as always!Mickey Bakst and the entire team at Charleston Grill know how to make a meal an experience. No detail is too small and no request goes unmet! Love this place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great Service RomanticMy wife and I were staying at the Charleston Place for a long weekend and we read some reviews of this restaurant and decided to make a reservation. We were greeted with such class at the hostess stand. We were seated right in front of the Jazz band playing and it was not too loud so still very enjoyable. The nice part about the menu is that there is something for everyone on this menu. The presentation was beautiful and the balance of flavors were perfect. I have eaten at 4 and 5 starter restaurants around the world and this one ranks right up there. Everyone that came to the table greeted us Mr. & Mrs. our last name. It was a nice touch and there was even a Anniversary surprise at the end our meal for desert.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood not greatThis is a very classy and upscale restaurant that missed the mark on both of our entrees. The hoisin sauce on my duck was just way too sweet and made it almost inedible, and my wife's fish, shrimp and grits was quite underwhelming. The appetizers, sides, and desert were all quite nice however. We probably caught the kitchen on a bad night though for this class of restaurant there should not be many bad nights.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCharleston Grill consistentlyCharleston Grill consistently offers a luxurious dining experience. The wait staff was attentative, but not overbearing. The food was beautifully presented and expertly prepared. It is our restaurant of choice for special occasions and enntertaining out of town guest.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat For Special OccasionMy husband took me there for my birthday. Romantic little place with a jazz ensemble. Food was very good. I had the crabcake and cheese grits. Husband had the lamb chops. Service was fantastic. Extensive wine list and server even allowed a half glass when I didn't want another whole. Enjoyed every bite!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a beautiful restaurantWhat a beautiful restaurant - first class in every respect. And the live guitar/violin music was a joy to listen to. This is Charleston's finest.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Shelf!In a town known for food and great dining venues....this one is a homerun! I guess that is why they have a 4 star dining award. The food which is the heart of every dining experience was incredible and the service was just as outstanding as you would hope and expect. This is a "do not miss, must experience" dinner. If you love quality, flavor, service, presentation and an outstanding dining experience, you should have made your reservation 10 minutes ago!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely loved it!A dining experience that can not be beat! Each bite is a work of art!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI made a note when i booked the reservation that it was our anniversary. We were greeted and congratulated that it was our anniversary, a card on the table for our anniversary, and the servers all congratulated us as well. The service was impeccable, Charleston Grill is the epitome of FINE dining. The attention to detail and courtesy even as you walk through the restaurant is phenomenal. After an excellent meal, complimentary candies were provided with a chocolate "Happy Anniversary as well". A truly wonderful experience that will keep us coming back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!My husband and I went to the Charleston Grill for our anniversary. I had the pear salad and the flounder with shrimp and grits. My husband had the potato soup and tenderloin. We shared a side order of cauliflower. Everything was prepared to absolute perfection. My flounder was slightly crispy at the edges and perfectly cooked, served with 3 nicely seasoned shrimp on top of a delicious bed of grits - yum! My husband's tenderloin was amazingly tender and very flavorful. The cauliflower was delicious - even according to my husband who isn't a cauliflower fan. They have a nice wine list including a good variety of upper end wines in the half bottle sizes. The ambiance was just right for our romantic dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as everCharleston Grill was awesome as ever.Made the trip from va for 7 aniversary.2nd time there.Always GREAT!Never disappoints!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Tasting MenuWe have tried this menu several times, from beef orientation, seafood, now vegan! All supreme! I highly recommend Charleston Grill for special occasions. If you have special needs or requests, let them know in advance. You visit will be fantastic!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great NightGreat food plus music made for a memorable experience in Charleston. Steak tenderloin, salmon were excellent.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can wear business casual!We live in Charleston but had never eaten at Charleston Grill. We enjoy going to fine dinning restaurants. We called Charleston Place and asked about attire and a young girl told us "black tie"! "OMG!", I said, "we need to cancel our reservations, we are not prepared for black tie". The young girl transferred me to the restaurant. The restaurant desk pleaded with me not to cancel and said it was not black tie. The recommended gentlemen attire is at least a jacket but a tie is not required. She said some people will show up in jeans (not appropriate to me). So we went in our nice slacks, scarfs, dresses and sports jacket. We were dressed fine and was told so by hostess. So glad we went! Thanks Charleston Grill for a great dinner!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Charleston GrillGreat food and service, great jazz, and beautiful setting.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM1st Wedding AnniversaryWe stayed at the Charleston Place Hotel on our wedding night, so we thought dining at the Charleston Grill on our 1st anniversary would be the perfect idea - and it was. They gave us a very nice, intimate corner table overlooking the courtyard, and they also placed a greeting card wishing us a happy anniversary on our table, which we thought was such a thoughtful touch. The food was as delicious as we had expected, and the service was top-notch. To top it all off, when it came time for dessert, they sent out a petit fours plate that had a "Happy Anniversary" sign made out of chocolate. It was the perfect ending to what had already been a very special evening. We are sure to be returning for other special occasions in the future.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday evening around 7 isSunday evening around 7 is the perfect time to experience Charleston Grille. Not only is the food spectacular (try the crab cake), but the music and ambiance can't be beat. It rivals F.I.G. as one of my favorite Charleston restaurants.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAn engagement to remember!My visit to Charleston Grill was to celebrate a suprise engagement and the food and service was spectacular. The food was top notch, and the service surpassed all expectations! There were even a congratulations card and a tray of complimentary gourmet sweets for dessert. We were seated in a special little nook with lots of privacy. Would go back in a heartbeat for any special occasion!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't have been better.Couldn't have been better. Exactly what you want in a fine restaurant. From bread all the way through dessert, perfect.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional in every respectTruly exceptional. One of my guests had the rib eye steak and said it was the best he had ever tasted. I had the flounder, shrimp and grits, and it showed that local cooking and fine dining are not mutually exclusive! And the service was extraordinary4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, jazz musicExcellent service, jazz music was playing in the background. The decor was warm &the traditional w/sos a romantic &the casually elegant flair. My husband &I both had the salmon entree with the roasted cauliflower..all seasoned &hope cooked to perfection. It wasn't any more expensive than our meal at Hank's but was far better in every way.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHats off!Besids the food, the staff at this 5 star restaurant are what really make this a top shelf experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the jazz group.Really enjoyed the jazz group. The music was good but not overpowering - a very nice addition to a wonderful evening out!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at thisThe food and service at this restaurant were phenomenal. Incredible attention to deal and delicious food. Will certainly return when in Charleston.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovelyWe really really enjoyed our experience at the Charleston Grill. We trekked there from our rental in Mt. Pleasant and it was WELL worth it. The chef's palate teaser was wonderful and all the food we ordered was extraordinary. Love the way the menu was layed out with 3 different categories to give you and idea of what goes with what. My husband was worried he'd have to eat everything from one section but we were pleased that you could pick and choose from the 3 different sections. The service was impeccable and our waiter helped us find a few other dining options for our stay that week. The bartender was also fantastic for our pre-dinner cocktails. Both were attentive and extremely helpful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMperfectThis was wonderful and one of the best meals I have ever had.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great dining experience.This was a great dining experience. The service was good not great no real complaints just not top 5star. The food and the over all experience are5star. I had grilled foie gras appetizer and the maitre d (I think) highly recommended I have a glass of sauterne to accompany, which he did not charge me, which was $17 a glass I later learned. My husband had the potato and pea soup which was delicious. He had the Thai red snapper which was awesome and I had to go more local and had the frogmore stew, it to was great. We moved to the lounge and stayed to hear the jazz quartet close.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire experience wasThe entire experience was perfect, from beginning to end. I liked that the menu was broken down into specialties and made suggestions as to how to pair each item from the menu. It was the perfect restaurant for a special occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance was stunningThe ambiance was stunning and our waiter was fantastic. Best foie gras my husband and I have ever had!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe presentation and flavorsThe presentation and flavors of the food was outstanding. If you are visiting Charleston, this is the one place you must have dinner.
We will definitely be returning customers.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulousThis is a super place. An absolutely fabulous wine list. Everything was done to perfection, if I didn't live in California I would be a regular. Thank you Open Table for making it a 1,000 point table.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable Southern MealA wonderful experience, from start to finish. Subdued jazz music, a full dining room, and attentive service complement the exquisite cuisine. I had all Southern favorites: crab cake with shrimp appetizer, and local flounder with shrimp too. My date was happy with his lamb entree. The dessert was an outstanding black walnut mousse, and the selection of wines and dessert wines is extensive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful in all respects!Wonderful in all respects! highly recommended. Unforgettable meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience and theWonderful experience and the service is top notch. They were very accommodating from food requests to wine. The wait staff cannot be praised enough. The good was delicious and we enjoyed our two visits to the Grill and the jazz is a great feature.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFoie Gras served here!As a visiting Californian, we miss our foie, and were thrilled to have an opportunity to indulge. Otherwise the food was good, but not a good value.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNestled inside the beautifulNestled inside the beautiful Charleston Place Hotel. Wonderful Seafood, fabulous beef!!! The presentation and flavor was spot on. We will revisit and tell our friends to try this Charleston gem!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the most consistentlThis is one of the most consistently superb restaurants in Charleston. The ambience is up-scale without being stuffy. The customer attention is pleasant without being intrusive. I do not know who trains the staff but the attention to detail is impeccable. Anyone visiting Charleston who appreciates excellent food and atmosphere should not miss this restaurant. Lots of advance notice needed for your reservation but worth the planning effort!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like Charleston Grill andWe like Charleston Grill and think it is the yes food in Charleston. The dining room is very NOISY! We celebrated my birthday with friends who had never dined there and they liked it very much.
The server was very nice and very efficient. Think his name was Andrew and Steve.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service with a soft jazz combo.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time excellent serviceGreat time excellent service wide variety menu of distinctive styles . It was a great experience4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time weThis was the first time we had eaten at the Charleston Grill. The food was excellent and the service was impecable. A totally wonderful experience. We felt like queens for a day!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sweet potato gnocchi dessertThe sweet potato gnocchi dessert was outstanding!!! The highlight of the evening.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to many fineWe have been to many fine restaurants in Charleston but this is our new favorite. Great food service quality wine list ... We can't say enough good things.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService is exceptional, andService is exceptional, and the food was very good. It is more expensive than comparable restaurants around the country.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always. CharlestonExcellent as always. Charleston Grill is the best restaurant in Charleston, if not he entire Southeast. The seasonal menu changes make the choices fresh and exciting.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/service in a senic hotelGreat food and service, some items a bit pricey but worth it! Save room for desserts and cheeses.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAn incredible treatMy wife and I recently dined at the Charleston Grill. Everyone with whom we interfaced was wonderful. They were professional and lived for customer service. This included everyone from the receptionist to the manager. The food was astoundingly good. The service was as impressive. The Charleston Grill deserves it place among the nations best.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat attention to detail.Great attention to detail. Helpful advice re pairing wine with chosen dishes.
Music/ jazz was enjoyable. Really wonderful; we always include a dinner at Charleston Grill when coming to Kiawah/ Charleston.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Experience in CharlestonWe ate at really nice Charleston restaurants 7 nights in a row and the Charleston Grill was easily the best experience in terms of service, food and atmosphere. Every person that we came in contact with addressed us by name. Service was prompt, almost spookily anticipative, yet unpretentious. Over the top. One of the best dining experiences of my life.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful upscale restaurantBeautiful upscale restaurant with very good food, wonderful jazz piano player...Charleston Grill has a great vibe.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM