Leaf
Leaf

Leaf

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leafcharleston.com/
  • Phone: 8437932230
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Leaf
Awaken your culinary senses to Leaf - Charleston's premier café + bar featuring a casually chic atmosphere with indoor and outdoor transitional dining, Southern cosmopolitan cuisine, and a fine selection of wines.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Leaf reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (44)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (28)neighborhood gem (28)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (16)special occasion (16)romantic (15)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great before theater dining.
    Bkmarkham
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    We ate outside in a pleasant protected patio area. The duck spring rolls were yummy and beautiffully presented. Our seafood risotto was tasty, healthy and perfectly cooked. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. Good spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Right
    misszoe
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    We always enjoy the entirety of our dining experience at Leaf. Dinner is always creative and delicious. The patio is a perfect place for almost any meal! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Our visit was at last minute after checking into our hotel. We made reservations in advance to several notable Charleston restaurants & so far our visit to Leaf has been at or above the experience at far more expensive places this week. EXCELLENT outdoor patio,under a large tree in courtyard. Plus the large open doors between inside,bar & patio make indoors/outdoors all one large space. Excellent job by whomever remodeled this from former Vickery's. Clearly a good bar for drinks if not eating also. Server was friendly, knowledgeable. Food well prepared and interesting twists from the standard. Clearly quality ingredients all around, all of our dishes were excellent. Highly recommend the duck nachos-a real standout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    A very cool place! I liked the three seperate areas: the bar/the patio/the indoor dining. Lots of options. The food was great too and the service was really great! I loved eating outside! It was very busy and a bit loud with music playing but very nice outside! We went during restaurant week and the options were great, it was hard to choose! :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to Leaf for Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    I went to Leaf for Restaurant Week and the food was great, but the service could have been better. I would definitely go again though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Service and food very good. Not crowded at all so it was quiet. Love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was so excited to try this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Was so excited to try this new restaurant and although the ambiance on the patio was beautiful, the service was terrible. Our server was less than personable, our meal came right after our appetizers, and he never came back to check on us after our entrees had been delivered. I was very disappointed. My soup tasted like salsa, but the entrees were good. Such a shame because we won't be back to give this restaurant another chance with all the other amazing restaurants in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great downtown Charleston
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Great downtown Charleston location with parking. Large outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Gem
    NYCFoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    This restaurant in only a block off King Street which makes it convenient on a shopping day. The food is good, the space is spectacular and the waitstaff very friendly. They have indoor and outdoor seating. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was amazing & the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    The food was amazing & the staff was beyond pleasant! Will definitely be going back!So glad we found it on the restaurant week schedule.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    The food was better than expected from a cafe /bar. However, it seemed very rushed. Promptness is usually a good though having appetizers delivered within a couple of minutes suggested they were already prepared and sitting under a warmer in anticipation of an order. The entrees too were delivered very shortly after the apps. The dining experienced just seemed a bit too rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I went to Leaf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    My wife and I went to Leaf for resaurant week. We have gone to leaf before, but only for drinks. I really liked the selection of food and wine available and the service was great. I would eat here again. We did have to return a dish because it was cold, but it was a new menu item and the issue was rectified promptly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, annoying "background"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The music selection was annoying and did not fit the restaurant style! It was bad 80's and 90's music and was too loud! It completely detracted from the fantastic food!!! I hope management reads this and adjusts it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious brunch. Waiter had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Delicious brunch. Waiter had great recommendations which lived up to what he said. Will visit again while in Charleston!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great outdoor seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I had 2 friends in from out of town and we did Sunday brunch at Leaf before their drive home. We were seated promptly and the staff was very friendly. The food was amazing...I had a frittata, as did one of my friends and the other had the veggie omelet. All delicious!! Very reasonably priced. We sat outside and it was just perfect. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leaf was fantastic! I had
    DickeyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Leaf was fantastic! I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had capellini pasta. I asked for my steak to be done medium, but it was overcooked. However, it was still absolutely delicious! The owner went as far as taking my steak off the bill. I didn't want this because I still ate the whole thing! The waitress Amber was very attentive. You could tell she was sincere and enjoyed working there. Thanks for an awesome dining experience, we will be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate