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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Eli's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (78)special occasion (71)fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (66)great for outdoor dining (50)notable wine list (28)great for brunch (23)good for groups (21)great for lunch (19)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Things have changed at Eli's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I ate at Eli's a year ago and really enjoyed my experience. I returned a few nights ago and was really unhappy with my experience, mostly the service. Our waiter had no interest in sharing his opinion on what we should order. I asked him about the filet dish and he simply said "it's a 8 ounce filet". The filet had other components and I asked for clarity and he really explained it poorly. Then when dessert came around, we asked what they had to offer he said "chocolate cake" and some sort of pie. Before when I ate here, the waiter explained the dish in great detail just like other restaurants in Charleston. Don't go here, unless they improve their service I will not return. I have had much better service at neighboring restaurants.
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  • Tired food
    Cwoodjim
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was our first visit and the last night of Charleston's 2014 Restaurant Week. It seemed that the food and it's preparation was a bit plain and tired. They had run out of one dessert choice and you sort of got the feeling that the staff and the chefs were wanting the week to end!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JohnB
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Appetizers were tremendous. Try the Fried Green Tomatoes. Very unique and good presentation. The citrus chili salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    pickyChasLocal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We sat in the back courtyard which provided a great outdoor experience. The service was impeccable even though I could tell our waiter got 'in the weeds" other staff kicked right in and covered well. Everyone was very pleasant with out intruding on the meal and everything was excellent. The recommendations ( Wine and appetizer ) from our waiter were spot on and everything was delicious. I saved party of my filet mignon for the next day to leave room for dessert and the pecan pie was delicious without being overly sweet - again excellent. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no air conditioning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Restaurant had no a/c--in Charleston, in hot temps. Apparently had been out "all week" per our server. We would have cancelled our reservations had we been notified there was no a/c-which would have been appropriate for the staff to do. Then, they were out of all but 2 kinds of beers. Food was ok but was hot and thirsty.
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  • Disappointed
    Shame
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unfortunately, the air was not working when my friend and I dined at Eli's Table. Apparently, this affected the hostesses because their customer service was much to be desired. Literally, everyone at the front of the restaurant - customers and hostesses alike - were sorely confused. No one knew where to stand or what to do. We were finally seated in the courtyard which was much cooler than the restaurant, and while the wait staff was much more personable, they were as slow as molasses. The food was good, though. I probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot for a Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I booked this reservation for my girlfriends b-day after asking around and reading the reviews on here, and Eli's Table did not disappoint! We were unfortunately sat next to a large party (which happens sometimes), but everything else was amazing. It ended up being restaurant week which allowed us to sample the watermelon gazpacho, bibb salad, filet mignon, crab cakes, pecan pie and peach cobbler. Holy cow my mouth is watering just reminiscing... Our waiter, Louis, and the rest of the staff were excellent and gave us a great dining experience! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Cooper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was okay. Priced as 3 for $40 but should be a 3 for $30 at best. Outdoor seating was nice but had fans blowing directing at diners. Restaurant menu (non-restaurant week) is priced high for the quality of the food. Would not done again for dinner as there are far better restaurants in this price point. Location was convenient for pre-theater dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AlecC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I ate the Restaurant Week specials. Salad was very good. The gazpacho had melon overtones, and was delightful. Filet and salmon were both excellent. Peach cobbler was outstanding, as was pecan pie. Quaint atmosphere. At 7, sound level was low; when we left at 8:30, the place was a little loud, but still we could converse easily. Our waiter was terrific, and made the experience special. The free valet service at Thu-Sun dinner was incredibly convenient. I tipped him more than we would have paid to park and walk; it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    we were sat at a table the size of a tv tray and my chair was actually in the foyer. the appetizers were good - for an entree I ordered Lamb chops - I received two tiny loin chops for a total of 3 tiny bites of meat of each! on a bed of mashed potatoes and a pea coulis on the plate that was not very nice either. My friend had never had shrimp and grits - she did have grits - with a spoonfull of frozen shrimp in a small amount of sauce on them. The waiter was in a very big hurry and therefore when he ask is everything ok, he runs off before you can comment. then there was a problem with the bill so he had to have the manager brought in to fix it - totally ridiculous I will stick with Peninsula Grill - its always Perfect!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great personal experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beautifully romantic dinner. The evening was wonderful and the food was amazing. Taste buds were very satisfied with the amazing food that was served. This is a romantic scene but still very casual. Relaxing and enjoyable but still fun. Will definitely go back to try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • wouldn't go back for price
    mysterydiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went to restaurant week and on Opentable it's listed as 3 for 30 but when we got there it was 3 for 40. It was just me and the wife so for 20 bucks who cares if the food is awesome. I had the filet and it was chewy and could use some seasoning which they do not have on the table. It was loud felt like I had to shout to be heard so this ruined any ambiance or maybe the cramped conditions with the waiters butt in my face did that I can't recall. Bottom line if they were using restaurant week to bring in new customers it didn't work for them this time because we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable dining experience
    Marvell1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a delightful evening at Eli's Table. We were seated immediately at a cozy table for two. Our waiter Louis was very personable and attentive. We found the food delectable and the ambience pleasurable. We would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Chilly456
    Chilly456
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food, ambience, and service. Second visit during restaurant week, and become a favorite for me and co- workers. Great job!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    QDavidP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went during Charleston Restaurant week so maybe this contibuted to the issues. We ordered from the standard menu, not the special menu for restaurant week. Two of us ordered the filet based on the preparation described in the standard menu. However, they served us the filet from the special restaurant week menu. When we informed the waiter, he brought us the preparation that we should have had originally. He did not offer to re-do the entire dinner. That said, the filet, was inferior. And for $30, I was not happy. It was tough. In most restaurants of this reputation and caliber, the filet can be cut with your fork. We needed a steak knife! Sorry, but nothing special in our dining experience!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food was excellent
    Kerala
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent & Tasty food. Good choice for Charleston Restaurant Week
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, need more servers.
    LondonChemist
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was excellent and the service very good when the restaurant was not busy but after it did get busy, we waited too long between our main course and being able to order dessert. For this type of restaurant, prices were reasonable with one exception - $8.99 for a coffee, even if it was described as a "small French press" and being more expensive than most wines by the glass seemed out of proportion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss
    foodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A foodie resturant you should try.great intimate setting with darling garden dining. The food for resturant week was perfect. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Perfect But Still Nice
    live2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    There were a few issues with proper steak temps but the staff did a great job correcting the problems. We will be back. Thanks
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DowntownDiner
    Downtowndiners
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the best time! The food was great, our server, Joseph, was excellent! I cannot say enough about Eli's, we had a blast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • AMAZING!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We live in Charleston and always are up for trying different places. Eli's table was AMAZING! The food was outstanding and the service was awesome. I have to say it is now at the top of my list for best restaurants in Charleston!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    DaveP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As an alternative to all those high prices staples around town, Eli's is a great place to try. Romantic, intimate and cozy. Attire is dressy casual. Definitely check it out...whether you can or can't get into the other Charleston must try restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week at Eli's Table
    AGDining
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We tried Eli's Table during Restaurant Week and found the food and service to be excellent. We'll definitely return.
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    special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Inconsistent food quality among group of 5. Shrimp and grits--superb. Crab cakes excellent. Filet mignon--very, very tough. Pecan pie served cold. Fried green tomato appetizers were excellent.
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  • Great find
    emily1888
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    while visiting charleston for only one night and looking for a good dinner, I was very happy to fine Eli's Table. We had a nice little table with a view of the street. our server, Louis, was great. He was very friendly and gave great food recommendations. He was very attentive. The rib eye and duck were both choices! Hopefully we will make it back to charleston and can dine there again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great dining experience
    Gabe
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was the first time we had ever eaten here. My sister-in-law, who has been here often, suggested we try it. My first concern was parking, since the location is in an area where parking can be a problem. We were happy to learn that they have valet parking on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (evenings). We were seated at a window looking out on Meeting St, where we enjoyed watching the carriages and people go by. The food was very good; I had the filet mignon, which was very tender and cooked to perfection. Our waiter, Joseph, was very attentive and made sure we were satisfied with the service. The peach cobbler I had was also divine. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience and will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Beautiful hidden Gemini charleston
    Celtic19
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    On our last night in Charleston we were trying to decide where to dine,we had looked at several different places,while we were out walking around,I seen this little restaurant from outside and that's how we decided. We got table at 630 and it was very quiet when we entered.we were met and seated straight away by lovely lady at the front enterance. Our waiter came and described about the menu and gave us plenty of time to decide,he was so helpful and very knowledgable about the menu and the wine list.the restaurant started filling up ,it was noway noisy. The ambience was very nice and nice for romantic meal or for any occasion. The food was excellent and what we had was FG Tomatoes for starter and Flounder for main course. Excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some ok, but overall enjoyed it
    galaxigrl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The filet was cooked perfecty and was accompanied by gorgonzola mac & cheese that was just divine. The shrimp pancakes are a must! An unusual combination of flavors, but they work perfectly. I love that they start the dinner by bringing bread and olive oil. I really enjoyed the warm bread, and the olive oil was some of the best I've ever tasted. On the bad side, the gouda fondue was just ok. It came with grapes, apple slices, andouille sausage, and pretzel roll pieces. The fondue itself was good, but we had a few wilted grapes on the plate, and the pretzel roll was much harder than it should have been. The harvest salad was good but only had 1 slice of green apple, 3 pieces of mandarin orange, and way too much dressing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Last Minute call...
    RetiredVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were walking around and thought about dinner and made a last minute call. They fit in 6 of us and we all enjoyed our food very much. The waiter read the mood of the table and was almost like he was one of us!! Next time we are in Charleston. we will be back at Eli's Table - you should too!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eli's does it again!
    MUrhino
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent Food
    Wonderful
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent breakfast and dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Loved this place!!! We ate there 3 times.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Worth it
    JDM225VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Eli's seems fairly new but was well worth our reservation and money. Delicious! Give them a try. I'll be back for sure. It's a Kenny G type feel inside. A little more casual outside out back. Very tasty
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellant Restaurant
    Runner1948
    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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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    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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    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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  • 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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    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