Charleston Grill
Charleston Grill

Charleston Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charlestongrill.com/
  • Phone: 8435774522x
  • 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: Low Country, American
  • 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 8435774522x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Charleston Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (165)romantic (141)fit for foodies (115)notable wine list (103)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (21)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Unbelievable food and service! Will definitely go again... From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated as if we were the only customers in the restaurant...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasions
    drharry
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A bit pricey but very good. I would go back for a special occasion. A great spot for romance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    Stevethefoodlover
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Read reviews and booked with s couple of great friends - the crab cake appetizer was the best. I've had and the pork chop was over the top. Service was perfect in ever way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't want to miss
    Lynnie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Charming and relaxing dining. Food complex with many textures. Presentation lovely. Wait staff exceptional. Local jazz ensemble complements your overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner!
    Lisarich
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We did the five course prefix menu and they allowed us to choose several things from the menu that sounded good. It was delicious! We were stuffed by the end. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to Reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Enjoyed terrific service and food. Lived up to the expectations that had been set..will definitely dine there again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pibd2
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The staff was outstanding!!! Temi & John did a wonderful job as our waiters!!! They were very entertaining & had GREAT recommendations. We were not rushed & thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We always enjoy eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic menu
    SPB1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Nice balance of meat and seafood but with unexpected flavors that surpass! The Candy Bars dessert is one of my top 5 favorites from around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jotay1944
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent really for special occasions felt really special
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kang25
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our last night in Charleston and dinning at the Grill was a memorable occasion. We had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Service and Food!
    csc65
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When it comes to excellent service and food The Charleston Grill does it to perfection in my opinion!!! The elegant decor and relaxing ambiance awake your dining senses yet calms the soul. The entire staff was outstanding. Our server Andrew and his co-server (I believe named Andre) were extremely polite and friendly, always helpful, plus their lighthearted demeanor and sense of humor made the evening fun, not to forget they were on their game seeming to be right on que all night! As for the food, it was prepared perfectly and displayed exquisitely as one would expect from 5 star dining. All of the aformentioned made what was a Birthday dinner out for our Daughter even that much more memorable! Thanks Charleston Grille for a great evening!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • at least as good as New York's best
    skematik
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great ambience, and live jazz. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    russell
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dinner at Charleston Grill was one of the top highlights of our visit to Charleston. The dining room is beautiful, with music played at just the right volume. The servers anticipated our needs well and were extremely gracious. The highlight, though, is the food. We ordered from 3 of the 4 categories on the menu and enjoyed the diversity of types of dishes as all were outstanding. My wife and I left the restaurant saying that this was one of the truly great meals we've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. There was a congratulatory card on the table and two wait staff for us at all times. We were never rushed and were helped with our selections. The chef sent complimentary samples in between courses. We were treated to a special chocolate "Happy Anniversary" surprise treat to complete our fabulous dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been to Charleston Grill on a number of occasions in the past, but not in the past few years. We at there last Thursday evening while celebrating our anniversary. Happily, it is still a first class restaurant. From the greeting upon entering to the end of our meal, the service was both friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and well presented. There is sufficient variety to appeal to almost any taste. The wine list is well conceived, and by today's standards, not overpriced. The space is just right: tables are not crowded together, and the ambience is best described as casually elegant. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The service was second to none and the food was fantastic. We would definitely eat here again on a return trip to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very good meal
    56BW
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was a busy night, but the hostess was able to seat us a bit earlier than our original reservation. For appetizers we enjoyed the Duo of Smoked Trout (both cold and hot smoked), and the Octopus Salad. Both were delicious. The octopus was sliced thinly and was pleasantly firm, but not chewy and the flavor combination with the heirloom tomatoes and capers was perfect. My entrees of Sea Scallops with Chili-Chorizo Vinaigrette and Morcilla was a wonderful play on texture and flavors. The scallops were melt-in-your mouth tender. My husband enjoyed the Grilled Kurobuta Pork Chop with Chanterelles and Red Eye gravy. As sides we had the Fried Okra with garlic-dill aioli and the Roasted Cauliflower with capers, dates and brown butter. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Rebok87
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and the food is awesome. The staff is wonderful and very professional.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the Best
    BeachdadVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Charleston Grill never disappoints. Mickey, the maestro, is ever present making sure everything runs smoothly. It was our 46th anniversary and he poured us a glass of Dom Perignon! The food was spectacular and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazing dinner. Best experience in Charleston by far
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Charleston
    Helen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have never been disappointed! The food, the service, the total experience is great. I had the scallops and they were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    arl1234
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Because we had heard that Charleston Grill was a Charleston "establishment", we were looking forward to a wonderful evening and a delicious meal. The ambiance is very formal and the service was nice. The menu seemed interesting, and our appetizers -- the gazpacho and the foie gras -- were very good. But both of our entrees were a huge disappointment. My husband had the Thai fish, which was tasty, but more like fish soup. And I had the lobster with pappardelle which sounded delicious but was not good at all. The cheese sauce was sharp and did not complement the lobster at all. Really not good. And to add to the frustration, the restaurant is very, very expensive (my entree was $55). I feel cheated out of a meal in Charleston!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must go-to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was impeccable. Our waiters ( yes, waiters ) were attentive without being over-bearing, the food was wonderful and brought to the table at the perfect intervals. Definitely a 5 star dining experience . Will eat there again when in charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu is meh and deceptive
    VisitingNYC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Over the years, we've been to Charleston Grill many times when we visit. It seems that the dining experience keeps declining. With Charleston having so many great restaurants to try, we're going to drop the Charleston Grill off our list of restaurants to go to when we visit. We both had to study the menu for quite a while to find something we though looked appealing. What we had was ok, but certainly not pleasantly memorable. The menu descriptions are very sparse. I have some food allergies. One of the dishes had one of the ingredients that I'm allergic to, but it wasn't listed in the menu. I tried nibbling around the dish to avoid the ingredient, but it was difficult to do. We didn't like being seated in the lounge area.
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  • One of the best
    LegendVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    One of the best overall dinning experiences I've ever had. The staff is off the chart. This place is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tops in Charleston
    Boomer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Superb dining experience. We have dined at some of the best restaurants in the world in London, Paris New York, Milan and elsewhere. The Charleston Grill is a match with any of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Voyager
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner Sunday night. The octopus salad was exceptional. I would order again in a heartbeat. My flounder was well presented and perfectly cooked, but perhaps the mound of various vegetables it was placed on could have had better flavor separation. Wine selection and service was superb. Our water and wine glasses were filled throughout the meal - nice to have such attention. In a city with many fine restaurants, Charleston Grill remains in the top group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!
    theyoungfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Last night, my family and I dined at Charleston Grill and we absolutely LOVED every dish that came our way! The crab cake was the best crab cake I've ever had! The seared flounder along with the pork chop were two fantastic entrees one could never make in their own kitchen. In addition, the fried okra was out of this world! Our meal ended with some savory salted caramel ice cream and jelly-filed donuts with an espresso creme. Not to mention the little pralines, cupcake, chocolate and cheddar scones as a thank you present. Overall, our dinner at the Charleston Grill was out of this world and if you don't go, your definitely missing out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWSOME experance
    ShaneandKim
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was all we expected and more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A trip back in time
    PaulY
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The setting and service were reminiscent of days gone by where the waiters addressed you by Mr. or Mrs. Smith, napkins were folded if you got up and water and wine glasses were never empty. It was also a nice touch when the waiter brought a special dessert plate for my wife's birthday without even having been asked. The food was good, but just not memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    DaveS
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was our third visit back to Charleston Grill...Once again we had a wonderful experience. From the time that we arrived, until the time we departed we were treated in a friendly, welcoming manner...The food has been consistently great... Mixed drinks/cocktails were "spot on!" The service has been consistently impeccable! We will return for another special occasion...or sooner! You're missing a gem of the Charleston restaurant scene if you do not visit this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Charleston for the first time, chose this restaurant because of its #2 ranking and great wine list. Our evening started off great, but went downhill fast. Wine we ordered came within minutes, cocktails and the waitress disappeared within minutes. Waited over 20 minutes before my husband had to ask (her assistant) for our cocktails. He brought them, but had to ask us what we ordered. Our Waitress knew nothing about the menu of food grouped under various headings. All she offered by means of explanation, "you can order anything from any column".... We figured it out and ordered. Food arrived, (average) and we never saw her again. The food, service and experience did not live up to its rating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below Expectations
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With their four star rating we were expecting a special dining experience, not so! We had a very nice server, but the server does not make the meal. I had flounder served on a bed of succotash. The fish was very dry and over cooked and did not work with succotash presentation. My wife had Nantasket scallops, which were very good except for the unknown black presentation on the top of each. It was cooked to the point of no taste. Have had much tastier meals elsewhere for less money. Can not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect anniversary dinner
    charlestonvaca
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My husband and I chose The Charleston Grill for our anniversary dinner, while vacationing in Charleston. Our service was perfect, we felt completely pampered. All the food we had was amazing, including the mango pickled shrimp, beef tenderloin, bread, and dulce de leche profiteroles. We enjoyed the wines recommended by our waiter and the live jazz throughout the evening. It really was the perfect evening. Pretty pricey, be prepared to spend over $200 for a couple, but well worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The staff went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner special. Service was very attentive but unobtrusive. The experience lived up to our high expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service, Bad food
    LJ7Campbell7
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The location in town, ambiance and service was absolutely excellent! However, the good was less than sub par. For the price, it wasn't even worth it. Is there such a thing as being overly fancy? Because that's exactly how I felt about the food here. I'd keep everything else about this place including the wine list and special treatment if you make reservations :) But they have to do something with that menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fall From Grace
    Myrtlerabbitt
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Maybe it was the time slot we dined or possibly an off night but Charleston Grill was disappointing this week. It is our go to fine dining restaurant in Charleston and they have always come through with flying colors for dinner with delightful food preparations from their varied Pure, Lush, Cosmopolitan and Southern menus selections. My wife had catfish and I had the bone in pork chop and neither was very good nor were the flavors what we expect from their usually impeccably delivered fare. I will chalk it up to a one off bad experience and try them again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of best in Charleston
    DrDel
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have been living in Charleston for 22 years, and Charleston Grill among the top 5 dining experiences I have had in this VERY competitive foodie city. Dined there with my wife to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, and ordered the Chef's 6-course special that essentially was a "surprise menu" with Chef Michelle's selections. It was FABULOUS! Service was personalized and exceptional--the waitress had even googled our names to connect better with us at the table. Live Brazilian Jazz music was perfect. I have read some of the few, quite silly and picky complaints on different review boards re this restaurant. There are now flaws with this elegant restaurant. Yes, it's more expensive than many. But you pay for what you get!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eloise
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Limited seating times on Open Table and the restaurant was not busy at all. We would have prefered a different time and were surprised to see so many open tables. This makes me a little wary about using Open Table. Food was very good but the menu is small and fairly expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I couldn't have imagined a better evening! The food was perfect, the service couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.