Eli's Table
Eli's Table

Eli's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elistable.com/
  • Phone: 8434055115x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast is served everyday from 7:00 am - 11:00 am;
    Lunch is everyday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
    Dinner is served everyday from 5:00 pm - until;
    Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, all day, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Let us customize your event, from the menu to the drinks and beverages.
  • Private Party Facilities: Reserve Eli's Table for the morning, afternoon or night. We would be happy to accommodate you! Courtyard seating available.
  • Entertainment: Eli's Table brings you a fabulous dining experience with live entertainment featuring top local musicians on our Courtyard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
  • Special Events: Let Eli's Table host your special event. Custom menus available. Birthdays, Graduation, Retirement Party, Bachelorette, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Holiday Parties and any of your special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: FREE Valet Parking Thursday-Saturday
A word from Eli's Table
Eli's Table features a new menu offering bold, worldly flavors while using fresh and local ingredients. Named after the owner of Charleston Hospitality Group's son Eli, the restaurant is sentimental for many reasons. Tantalize your taste buds and join us at Eli's Table tonight.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Eli's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (68)fit for foodies (57)neighborhood gem (57)special occasion (56)great for outdoor dining (48)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (21)good for groups (19)great for lunch (15)late-night find (10)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Eli's does it again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Eli's Table was my redemption pick after a birthday fail by another restaurant in Charleston. Our waiter, Louis, was the best I've ever had. He knew exactly when to approach our table or when to let us talk, had great recommendations, and made our dining experience one of the best I've ever had. The food was wonderful as well. I had the salmon and my girlfriend had the filet. The filet was a bit overcooked, but nothing to complain about as she was still able to cut it with a butter knife. For dessert, the crème brûlée was amazing and went perfect w/ the french press coffee. Hats off to Eli's Table and especially Louis for his craft. Unlike many other restaurants in Charleston, they actually care that you chose to dine with them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent breakfast and dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Loved this place!!! We ate there 3 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our hotel front desk recommended Eli's Tavern so we decided to give it a try. We arrived at about 6:30 and we were seated right away. Our room was small with 4 tables. Our waiter was very attentive, not intrusive, answered any questions we had since it was our first time there. I had the best crab cakes I have ever tasted, not to soft, moist, just perfect. My wife had the halibut which was outstanding. We very much enjoyed our dinning experience and highly recommend Eli's Tavern.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph was our Dream Waitre
    TotallyPerfect
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food, vibe and Joseph's service made for a perfect dinner. We extended our compliment's to the chef while dining but will note here again. Cant wait to return to Charleston and will definitely hit Eli's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    Mcmodh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It is rare that our family of five is together. We each said that the food and service was wonderful! I would absolutely recommend Eli's Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started Sunny, Ended Rainy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our evening began great. Service was excellent, timing was perfect. As soon as our meals were brought, that was it. Our waiter never returned to see how our meals were. I never was asked for another drink (so didn't get wine with dinner). Although the food was delicious (tho' not worthy of the high prices), our plates sat on the table forever before anyone cleared them and it was another eternity before we were asked if we wanted dessert. We declined, paid our check and left. Oh, and I had to wait in line to get change to tip the valet. Like I said, it started out as a perfect, sunny day and ended cloudy and soggy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay...
    MMC001VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was okay, nothing wonderful. My steak and coffee rub was burned. Meat quality is plainly -"meh". For the prices, I wouldn't recommend.
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  • Perfect
    1Bernbear
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Terrific menu and outstanding staff. I am from NC and have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there. All three were great and the staff is top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good first time dining here
    Bubba
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time at Eli's Table and overall it was good. Two suggestions: it has warm inside the restaurant (turn the AC down some) and the lack of traditional beers was disappointing (not big fans of local beers only).
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  • Twice as nice
    SSteacherandtraveler
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We ate at Eli's Table twice during our visit to Charleston. The breakfast menu got us to visit our first morning in Charleston. The Praline French Toast was incredible! We return for dinner our last night in Charleston. The watermelon soup sounded great, but it was a bit spicy for my taste. The fresh fish of the day was flaky and flavorful. Our chocolate cake dessert was the perfect finish to the meal. We sat outside for both trips to Eli's. It rained at the end of our dinner. The staff moved us inside when the rain became to much for the covered patio. The manger offered to walk us the short distance to our hotel using the restaurants umbrella. The laughter that we shared while splashing back to our hotel was the perfected to the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you Eli
    Howitwas
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A relaxed dowtown experience. Friendly personable service accompanied by 5 star food and bev. So rarely does a restraint give you everything you pay for without the extra attitude. Relaxed and high brow? Takes skill confidence good people and good food. I wish the combo wasn't so rare. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I both thought the service was lacking to say the least. There were only 7 tables filled the night we were there and we had to wait for our drinks, bread and just a total lack of service. The food tasted good, but it was not worth the prices they charge. I would not recommend.
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  • SO SO
    Jeff84
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    There are tons of other places to eat better food and receive better service for the price. Not horrible, but again not anything to brag about.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in charleston
    outandabout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent quality and gracious service. Somehow they manage to be an elegant evening spot and a casual breakfast place! Try the duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eli's Table
    KCHS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The staff was super professional! The fried brie appetizer and shrimp and grits entrée were delicious. It was surprisingly inexpensive considering the high quality of food and wonderful staff. We'll definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going the Extra Mile
    LocalGalVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I ordered a Filet Mignon cooked "medium" and discovered the chef had cooked it "well." Another steak was ordered and that was cooked "raw" in the center. The owner of the restaurant apologized profusely (along with the superb waiter-Robby). Third time was a charm.......and very delicious! We were not charged for my meal and received a $25 gift card to boot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • @SCESGR
    DDover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A wonderful time mixed with excellent service and delicious food was had by all as the Executive Committee of the SC Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve visited Eli's Table on July 31, 2104. Feedback from the group members included: - A very pleasant experience from arrival to departure. - The dinner was delicious and the service provided was first class. - We were among true industry professionals at Eli's Table. - I found my favorite restaurant in the Charleston area. Thanks again to all the staff of Eli's Table for the pleasant experience and we look forward to future visits when in the Charleston area. David Dover SC ESGR Area 5 Chair
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    MsPett
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although our food was good, not great, the attentive staff made our meal at Eli's table a really nice experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Surprise!
    SuJayVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Delicious flavors, good service and lovely décor. Despite the mixed reviews, thankfully, our meal was among the best we had in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a great customer service !
    SamRumi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our trip to Charleston in mid July we had both brunch and dinner at Eli's Table in one day because we loved the food and also their service. With two toddlers, it was hard to go to many restaurants but Eli's table made us feel welcome and made the environment kid friendly as well. What we like most about their menu and the taste of the food is that its not typical franchise style, its more gourmet kind. Special thanks to manager Damon Boyd for taking great care of us during our dinner. We will definitely eat their again and recommend Eli's Table to our friends and family. Thank you for a great service !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great.
    ErinT
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    To start with the good- the building upgrades are nice, location is perfect and there's outdoor seating. Now it goes downhill. For starters, the menu has all but disappeared- literally one of the most limited menus I've seen- and with many of their 'good' items gone. They used to have a lunch salad that was among the best in Chas that they never minded doing for dinner if you asked, so I did. Not only did the waiter inform me that 'absolutely nothing' not on the dinner menu would be prepared, but they only had 2 guys on the line and in fact, the whole salad was no longer offered. Ever. (Martha Washington). They were out of menus, out of app plates, out of beer glasses...Service was SLOW and waiter didn't know ANY product. Won't return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    3fordinner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food as well as the service was excellent. Highly recommend both the seafood and steaks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Loved the baked caprese, and the seared halibut was perfectly prepared. Nice dining experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Vacation with Teens
    cjplum
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a great dinner at Eli's Table. The food was fresh and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    Denali
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Saw Eli's Table as we walked around Charleston and took a chance. He had the duck and I had the salmon. Both dishes were delicious. I thought that the salmon was a bit salty for my taste. Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese was out of this world. Wine list was small but decent. The service was excellent - professional and friendly. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Returned we loved the previous chef,sorry she is no longer there, the food was good ,but nothing had a wow factor like before so disappointing Not everyone wants an ale sometimes u want domestic
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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  • Delicious, well-prepared food.
    TellsitasIseeit
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Eli's Table serves delicious appetizers, main courses and desserts with imagination. The ahi tuna appetizer was outstanding as was the risotto served with the excellently prepared roasted duck (crispy on the outside and moist on the in-side). The mixed berry cobbler, which was shared by the three of us, topped off a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experinience
    Skipjoan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our waiter Chris is the best waiter we have had in a long time!!! The food was delicious - Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp and Grits, Wahoo - superbly prepared.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • perfect in every way.
    FussbudgetVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Loved everything about the place. Charming and friendly. Upscale with kind attitude. wonderf wine pairing advice and so unhurried. .truly memorable. Great view of the street and all the color of Charleston. We went back for beignets and latte the next morning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Treat
    Andy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    After reading mixed reviews I decided on Eli's for date night. Pleasantly surprised we were seated upon arrival and greeted promptly. The appetizers were great as we have the pancakes AND fried Brie. Both out of this world. Great wine list and awesome food make this a place we will surely return too. Low noise level as we could carry on a private conversation and actually enjoy the background music. If your looking for local flare and a quite dinner south of market this is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • qotu
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was excellent. Chris was helpful and attentive. The food was very good. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Buzzydog
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food and great service. Try the sweet potato pancake and shrimp appetizer - it's fabulous. Crispy duck entree was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our first visit to Eli's Table. Quite impressed that the manager purposefully came to our table and welcomed us by name. Staff was very gracious and accomodating. While our steaks were somewhat average, we will return and would recommend Eli's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for drinks
    VandraVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I was visiting from out of town and first visited Eli's Table on a whim one afternoon for a drink. I was so impressed with the welcoming, efficient service, good prices and well-crafted cocktails, I took two friends back later that night. They, too, were impressed and can't wait to try the food. Our visits were in between meals, so we never got the chance to try the food, but it looked delicious (and I couldn't submit this review without a food rating). Ask for Robby or Logan to serve you - you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    WellTraveled
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our party of 6 thought our different dishes were great! The Fondue is a must for a starter. Robby Jenks, our waiter, was very attentive and friendly. We had free valet parking and the restaurant offered to drop us off downtown so that we could walk around and not have to park our car again. Great Place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New favorite restaurant
    SCfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Eli's Table is a pleasant change from the causal, noisy atmosphere of many Charleston restaurants. The tables have white tablecloths, and it is possible to have a conversation without shouting. It is not stuffy, so you can still dress casually. Chris was an attentive waiter and even provided an extra napkin for my husband to dry his face after being caught in the rain. The food was excellent. The spiced salmon melted in my mouth. My husband detests salmon, but he even said it was delicious. Bob had the chipolte chicken. It came off the bone easily, but was still moist. We shared a summer salad and a berry cobbler. The berry cobbler came in a pot with a large scoop of ice cream. It was plenty for two. It also serves breakfast and lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eli's was great
    Skinnymanjoe
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had eaten breakfast here, a couple years ago and kept meaning to come back for dinner. Duck, Salmon and Lamb were all delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good except for the bugs
    Badgus
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our food was good, but we saw 3 palmetto bugs (flying roaches) running across the restaurant while we were there. Kind of ruined the romantic experience my wife and I were going for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd times the charm
    AngieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect aside from what was mentioned in OT. We were greeted warmly and as dinner went on the service staff became friendlier and more conversational (assumingly bc they were managing a busy dinner service). Our appetizers - Fried Green Tom & Mussels - we're good and entree of Salmon over a sweet potato hash was divine. We ordered Salmon and changed to try the fish special but weren't big fans of the preparation. ET brought us the replacement very quickly. We enjoyed a lovely group of Bostoners who shared a dining room. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    UncleQuilly
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable and personable. The house mojito reminded me of the beach in Barcelona. Great job to Chris and the rest of the Eli staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.