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.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellen Walsh 8435764116x
  • 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
149 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (78)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (69)great for outdoor dining (50)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (19)good for groups (17)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eli's was great
    SkinnymanjoeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 589 reviews are from the Eli's Table reviews archive.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another really good Charleston meal
    BrianAtTheBeach
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We're local and brought three out of town guests to Eli's Table. We ordered drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Everyone was very happy with what they ordered. In fact, there was a lot of food sharing and exclamations of "you gotta try this". Besides the great food, they have free valet parking on weekend evenings (free except the part about needing to tip the valet parking guy), which was really helpful with threatening weather, a handicapper person in tow, and the difficulty in finding parking in downtown. Only one minor little gripe. The online menu was not up to date. Apparently, not to long ago they switched to a summer menu and that wasn't what is on their own website.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed the fried green tomatoes on a bed of delicious sauce and a wonderful creamy cheese ball to go with! The duck was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Night Out
    Foodies
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    What a fun foodie delight. Living in Charleston you love the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the cool night breeze. So right off the bat we were in love. Then our server greeted us with warmth and kindness. He was so knowledgeable about what was to be prepared and encouraged us to try the Fried Green Tomatoes. Which I was very grateful for. They were delicious. The balsamic reduction makes the dish sing a brilliant tomato aria. Even our Toast Points were fantastic. Of course the main course was the true star. I had the Crispy Half Duck over warm noodles. The skin was perfectly crisp with bursts of flavor. My husband had the gigantic Pork Chop, which he marveled over and devoured. Overall we had a lovely evening. We will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HerronGirl
    herrongirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent- foodie worthy- ambiance is just wonderful. Simply stated- top drawer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Downtowncharleston
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a very nice dinner. Quaint design, upscale but still casual. Best part of downtown. Menu is eclectic and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, but pricey
    BirdGuy7VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food at Eli's is outstanding and ranks amongst the best meals I've enjoyed in the Charleston area. That being said, it was also one of the more expensive meals with two cocktails, two glasses of wine, two entrees and a dessert bringing the bill close to $150. With entree prices in the upper $20 to low $30s, it was disappointing to pay extra for a side of asparagus. The interior of the restaurant is somewhat plain and the portable A/C unit near the front door seemed odd. The main draw seems to be the courtyard out back which we did not seek to be seated due to the weather. Perhaps when the cooler weather returns in the fall we will try the courtyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynndy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our 16th wedding anniversary dinner very much. From start to finish, it was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    Tiger77
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    With all the great restaurants in Charleston, this is one of the top spots. If you haven't tried it yet, check it out. Highly recommended. Food, service and ambiance were all great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service! Large portions
    LBFoooood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food and service! The dinner portions are actually quite big (particularly the sides) and I wish we would have been told that before we ordered because we had entirely too much food for two people. I think we would have been able to enjoy it more knowing we didn't waste money on more than was necessary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Charleston Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great cocktail selection, amazing food, attentive server....perfect Charleston experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic
    Cgable
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    was the best restaurant in Charleston we ate at. Portion was large for the price. the only thing we were disappointed in was the chocolate cake but the waitrer did tell us it was flour less we had not had anything like it before not much flavor and the texture was weird. My husband had the half chicken special it was spicy and amazing. I had the salmon it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    whatzcookin
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We took visitors both weekends of Spoleto to Eli's Table and everyone was pleased with service and food and staff. We have never been disappointed in our several visits to Eli's table. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, reasonable prices
    anonymous
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and drinks were good. Loved the fried green tomatoes. The outdoor dining was a very nice plus. The wait staff was helpful and attentive. We would happily return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • debby
    goodfood
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent service our waiter was wonderful and delightful food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Delicious food and great service. Cute waitress! The atmosphere was nice. Our kids gave us a gift card from the hospitality group and this restaurant was listed. We had never heard of it before and we are very glad we tried. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our first trip here and it was great. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!!
    Hmb1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My first time there, but not my last. Bar is great. Dylan the bartender is wonderful. Appetizers were superb. Salads awesome and entrees perfect. What more can we ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but not spectacular
    OceanGirl
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I think we locals are probably more selective than most due to the fabulous restaurants in Charleston. We liked Eli's Table, but it did not rank among our favorites. Upon arrival our reserved table was the closest table to the kitchen. We asked to be moved to a quieter area, and were immediately seated in a window table in another room. The hostess was gracious and helpful. Our waiter, Chris, was excellent, one of the best we have had in Charleston this past year. Our selections included the Shrimp & Grits, Pork Chops, Duck and Salmon entrees. The Shrimp & Grits was good standard Charleston fare. The Duck entree was excellent. The Salmon entree was also cooked well. The pork chop was not edible. We will return and try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Choices
    AHuggVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Charleston is filled with restaurant choices and many come and go so there's always something new to try. Well we tried this one last weekend and it was amazing. The menu isn't huge, but it's big enough. The service was great, food was awesome and we just loved the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    VegHead
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was fresh, tasty and sizzling hot straight from the kitchen. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only wish
    MikenMolly
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Everything was great. I don't know if it was a mis-communication or the it was worded on the website, but I asked for outside because I thought the live music was outside. We were disappointed that it was not, though we did enjoy it outside
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the best visit
    Lacj
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have visited Eli's Table several times, but this visit was not the best. The food was great but the service was lacking. I ordered a side of Mac and Cheese which was not delivered with my entree. I had to ask the waiter about it twice before receiving it as I finished my meal. Reguested coffee at the end of the meal which was full of grounds. It took awhile to get the waiter's attention to replace. After fresh coffee was delivered I asked for additional creamer of which was never delivered. It may have been an off night and I will give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We met friedns from out of town at Eli's Table at 5:30. No crowd, we did see people out on the patio and it looked very nice. Food was really good and the waiter was wonderful. He was tolerant of us being too involved in catching up to look at the menu promptly and when we realized we were running out of time for a curtain call, he sped things up without making us feel rushed. I live locally and cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    GDRnATL
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I lived in Charleston for 8 years and had never heard of Eli's Table. My partner and I were visiting there during Spoleto and had difficulty securing a reservation. Open Table found Eli's table for us. We were happy with the selection. Was our last night in town and we were just looking for a small, intimate resestaurant with good food. We weren't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eli's Table
    theveeg
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful experience that everyone should try. Eli's Table patio dining is great. It is quiet, intimate and believe it not—private, even though the are people all around you. The service from the time we sat down was exceptional. The food was great and portions were just right. The entire staff was helpful in their service, where the wait staff, chef and management took an active role in making this a wonderful evening. Our entire party was impressed and we are looking forward to coming back again. Great job everyone. Keep up the good work!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great dinner and service. Much improved from our last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liv2fullest
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Amazing food, great staff and very welcoming. It was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll go elsewhere every time
    KathrynVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our food was good. Everything tasted great. But it wasn't exceptional. And when compared to the other restaurants downtown that are charging the same amount for their entrees, I'll go elsewhere every time. The service was good, but not great. The cocktails weren't good and the options for what you had just didn't cut the mustard. My husband ordered the ribeye and although he said it was cooked well, literally half of it was fat. Not marbled fat either. I cut the steak in half and one side was marbled beef and one side was pure fat. I don't call that a ribeye worth $32. I won't be returning. It's not worth the money spent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual, yet romantic
    carocushVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I went with my best guy friend and we had a blast. The noise level was perfect. We could have wild conversations without having the feeling that the whole restaurant was watching/listening to us. The fondue was the right price. I can describe it in one word: PHENOMENAL!! I will be going back next week just to try the tempura fried Brie. Mmmmm. Eli's Table is not only great for locals, but I will definitely be recommending it to every guest at the Vendue. Thank you for the wonderful service Jasmine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great food
    JISailor
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We had dinner with you last Tuesday. Unfortunately the filet was marginal. It was served almost cold. Also tough in sections. Not a good cut of meat. The wedge salad was good but the Caesar salad was not prepared correctly and had no flavor. Just sticking an anchovie on top does not make it a caesar salad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • teela
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The salmon dinner was very good with great sweet potato hash and spinach. We had wonderful service with the waiter stopping by to pour our wine. The manager stopped to say hello. It was 5pm so not very busy so it was a quiet lovely dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice last minute find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My family and I were spending the weekend in Charleston and needed somewhere to go that met my husbands pallet standard (he is kind of a food snob) as well as a place that was kid friendly since we have a 7 and 4 year old. Eli's was perfect. They were abel to seat us quickly. They had a child friendly menu option as well as a sheet the kids could color on to keep them entertained while my husband and I enjoyed the quit ambiance and the wonderful food. The service was fantastic too !! Thanks !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet