As Good as It Gets--and Then SomeEverything about this restaurant was beyond all expectations.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother good choice in CharlestonOur waiter was great. Knew the menu and listened to our request for time to enjoy dinner.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive locavoreGreat innovation with local ingredients. The carrot salad and the ricotta gnudi are light, fresh and delicious. The duck breast was a symphony of flavor, texture and fine cooking. Great bread! Lively, upbeat scene. Superb service! Go!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWas completely blown awayWas completely blown away with the detail in flavor in every dish my wife and I ordered: from the scallops as a starter, to the grouper and pork chop, all the way through the desert menu. Before my visit to the Macintosh, no place has come close to rivaling "the fat hens" pork chop in flavor, size, tenderness, etc...until our visit here.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA foodie faveThe food and service at The Macintosh are consistently outstanding. The dishes are creative without being too complex. We love eating there but wish it wasn't always so noisy.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and excellent serviceThe burgers were flavorful and juicy served with pecorino fries...yum! We also completely enjoyed the grouper.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed! ServiceThoroughly enjoyed! Service was excellent. Not too pushy, there when needed and informative.
Thank you.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmong top in growing groupMacintosh is among the top of a growing group of excellent restaurants along North King Street. This area is becoming a major restaurant and night life area of Charleston. Macintosh features locally obtained produce and meats and has a daily changing menu. Have not been disappointed by anything on the menu,6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother gem!!Charleston certainly does not have a short list of great dining but surely The Macintosh is on" the top list of"... this was our third visit to the city and wish we lived closer in order to dine here more!!!
We shared the ricotta gnudi...wow these light "pillows" were topped with the most exquisite touch of celeriac and fennel. My duck had the the right kick complement from the garbanzo bean side...my husband had the deckle which was perfectly prepared ...also we ordered the pecorino truffle fries which were an amazing indulgence but way to many for two but worth ordering...warning ! these are addictive!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and entertainingSat at the table just outside the kitchen so we could watch the food prep! Good meal for me, excellent for the remaining three folks. Duck, grouper, sausage plate were all fabulous. Didn't like how my vegetable plate combined everything together. Would definitely go back but wouldn't order veggie plate again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVAinSCWe had an excellent meal and experience. The food was awesome and innovative. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the food menu, cocktail menu and local area. Our meals were excellent. Drinks were excellent. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We arrived a few moments early for our reservation and the hostess told us about the Cocktail Club (sister establishment) upstairs and we enjoyed the atmosphere up there so much we stayed for two rounds while they held our table downstairs. Great, great experience. Try it.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the MacintoshGreat food, great service. Always eat here when I'm in Charleston5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRun, don't walk to MacintoshCharleston is a food city but nothing is more delicious or gives better service than Macintosh. And that's not easy to say in a great cuisine city.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston! Servers are very knowledgeable and you can't go wrong with anything you order!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. The only complaint that my husband had was he ordered a glass of house red wine during happy hour at the bar and was giving a very expensive glass of red wine $11 plus tax. He knows he was ripped off because at dinner he ordered the same thing and got the glass of wine for about $8 and it was a better wine and happy hour has long passed.
That left a bad taste in his mouth, because of one inexperienced lady bartender that just seemed to want to jack up our bill for an extra tip...5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceThe Macintosh presents a unique experience while maintaining the flavors and character of the lowcountry. But let me begin with the service - our waiter was excellent, from his prompt drink order and delivery to his extensive knowledge of the menu, he and all members of the serving staff provided the perfect level of service - timely, courteous and observant. We started with the scallops, so fresh and delicious. I ordered the local S.C. Grouper served over shaved asperagus, squash, sugar snap peas and a sweet onion puree - incredible. My husband ordred the glazed confit pork shoulder with roasted and braised root vegetables - yum! The apple bread pudding was the perfect choice for desert served warm with ice cream. Don't miss The Macintosh!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and expertly crafted foodI came here primarily for the food and I was not disappointed. My only regret was that I couldn't fit more food into my stomach.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotService first class. Waiter outstanding. All dishes wonderful. Truffle fries outstanding.will return and let friends know about the experience5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAn incredible experience everyAn incredible experience every time I go. Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere. Just an all around perfect dining experience!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Great food, fresh from the farm. Always a good meal and great service. Good selection of craft beer and wine. Good Bar scene too.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticA great dinner experience with better-than-average cocktails, solid beer and wine selection. Appetizers were great, meat plate large enough for four to share. Seafood entres were superb. Ate here on vacation but this would be a regular spot for us if we were local given the daily published menu.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceScallop app is well executed. Deckle and pork shoulder entrees were both outstanding dishes. Peanut butter dessert tasted like to most fabulous Reece-cup ever imagined. The manager paired an excellent wine for the pork. The beer selection was noteworthy as well. Definitely will be back and will recommend.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST BRUNCH IN CHARLESTON!!!!!!IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE! My roommate and I go there whenever out of town friends are visiting or when we we want a guaranteed five star dining experience. I have never had a bad meal here and the service is impeccable!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wait staff and foodOur waiter was wonderful. Gave great recommendations and was easy and fun to talk with. Had 4 appertizers with a bottle of wine. 3 recommendations by the waiter for appetiziers and wine were out standing, one appetizer we chose was good but not great. Noise level made it a little difficult for us to hear each other, but will definately go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchWe are foodies from San Diego. This was recommended by top Chef in Myrtle Beach. Tough to get a reservation on a Fri, 4 days in advance. Food, service, wine, all was top notch, but geared towards those who appreciate good food, local sourced, and realize the cost of that luxury. Smaller place than I would have imagined. Maybe only 25 tables.Great service on b usy night. Not cheap, but fair value.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSC Sauted GrouperWow, What a great piece of fish. Above all in was probably the best I have had in my decades in Charleston. Lightly breaded and sauted to perfection. Portion was just right Selected the Pinot Bianco ( per my waiters suggestion) and it was excellent with the Grouper.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMservice has improvedThis was our 2nd visit. The first was when the resaurant had just opened, and the servers were clearly inexperienced. On this visit, there was a noticable improvement, although the helpers cleared away our bread plates between the appetizers and entree! But the main server spotted it immediately and brought new plates and bread. The food was fabulous agan!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood first dinner in CharlestonDined here on Monday night after arriving from NY in late morning. The menu apparently changes daily, so no explanation about "today's special" was given. Enjoyed the delicious salad and the grilled cobia; finished off with a glass of Madeira.
The only negative part was a server practically snatching off my (almost-finished) appetizer .... The place was quiet enough that people were able to converse and dine in civilized atmosphere.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBargain for BrunchWe've had dinner there and totally loved it and just had brunch. Both were fantastic. Couldn't believe brunch was SO reasonable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mac never disappoints!Celebrating Mothers' Day made this a special occasion for me, but everyone at our table felt special. The service was characteristically impeccable and the food was unbelievable! With attention to temperature (even the truffle fries stayed warm!), textures (veggies were not mushy, nor too crisp), flavor pairings (nothing overpowered), and originality (the shredded pork pouches were to die for!) , each plate was prepared perfectly. We will be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch Experience!We had a wonderful Sunday brunch experience. The cocktails are great and the options on the menu include both traditional and some very unique options!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort food to a new gourmet levelWarm , industrial chic. Rich wood floors horizontally laid on the walls with medium-dark grey leather seating. Pipes and ducts exposed. Very loud. After reading the reviews, I had to try the "Mac Attack" (bone marrow bread pudding, pork belly, poached egg and sauce. OMG! With the bread pudding there was a perfect integration of creamy custard and bread. The pork belly was crusted on the outside and pull apart tender inside. I did scrape away some fat which would have put it totally over the top. Just a little sautéed spinach in there, a token offering to the health gods. The Bloodies were wonderful. We are now succumbing to a Mac Attack nap!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding dinnerWe had an outstanding dinner at The Macintosh. Our waiter Russgen patiently guided us through the creative menu choices. We selected Lonizo Salad and Cavatelli as apps and Barrelfish and Sheepshead as entrees. All outstanding !! A good Pinot Noir and the special dessert of the day(goat cheese cake) completed our meal. The Macintosh definitely lived up to its reviews !!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Good as It GetsThe Macintosh does everything right. Had the deckle and the pork shoulder following three starter plates. Every dish was near perfection. Server recommended a wine we had never had, and it perfectly complimented the food. The Macintosh is a MUST GO!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING dinnerThis is one of the best meals my husband and I have had in Charleston. From the minute we entered the small, dark restaurant on a recent Saturday evening, the service was high class, our waiter was very helpful and the food was absolutely amazing. We each ordered a starter. My husband ordered the Ramp Cavatelli and the next day he was still talking about how amazing it was. I ordered the Lonzino Salad which had everything a girl can love: strawberries, cured pork loin, pistachios and Manchego cheese. Our dinners included the Crispy Duck Breast and the Pork Confit. We ordered a side of brussel sprouts and kale. Everything was seasoned perfectly and presented beautifully. We loved this restaurant experience and would recommend it to anyone5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFast and furiousGreat food; fair prices; service is so fast you really can't separate one course or one drink from another. The place is popular, so I'm sure the efficiency is appreciated by the management, but at the end of a meal, you've spent over a hundred dollars in 45 minutes!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot so appetizingThe preparations were very complex but menu wasnt especially appetizing. Chef Bacon very good at atypical combinations but they werent necessarily appealing.VG deckle beef & duck but accompaniments just so so. Lonzino ham salad was good but skimpy on greens. Great service. Loud obnoxiously loud group behind us. Very good staff & bartenders.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Seems like a lot of the up and coming Charleston restaurants are on upper King. Our meal here was delightful, with excellent service. Also had high hopes for before dinner drinks at the upstairs (Cocktail Club), but were a bit disappointed to find they batch all their signature drinks....not kosher for an upscale place imho.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food in a fun butFantastic food in a fun but quite loud room. Very good service, great soft shell crabs in season. Strong addition to CHS food scene.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is not our first timeThis is not our first time to The Macintosh nor will it be our last. Our meal was outstanding and the genuine, personal service made the experience even better. We truly are spoiled here in Charleston. Your staff really cares about service and delivering exceptional guest care.
This is a lively spot so be prepared for the bar to fill in as the night progresses.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthern EleganceWe loved the Macintosh. the Deckle was every bit as good as other reviews have stated. The carrot salad was good and the scallops appetizer was excellet. My husband and I shared all 3 of these dishes and it was just enough food. We left satisfied but not overstuffed. The wait staff was super professional and very attentive. The ghost pepper cocktail was surprisingly refreshing with a nice little 'kick' in the finish.
I would recommend the Macintosh for a wonderful taste of the South.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFollowed our waiter's (Chip)Followed our waiter's (Chip) recommendations and very pleased except my entree (cabia?) was overcooked and bland. Wife had scallops which were great. We shared a dessert (peanut butter and chocolate cake) except we asked for some vanilla ice cream since we knew it would be rich. It was! Highly recommend you check out the bar upstairs also.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBrick-walled sophistication.Brick-walled sophistication. Our service was excellent and the food was delicious.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious brunch. We had aDelicious brunch. We had a wonderful time. Great food, great service and I love the open kitchen.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sunday BrunchSunday brunch was amazing. The biscuit had bits of black pepper to make it more savory and was served with homemade orange marmalade - perfection. Fritatta was lovely. The decor consisted of re-purposed materials masterfully assembled, creating a cool vibe.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite find in charleston.Our favorite find in charleston. The food is excellent, service just as good, ambiance is great and the best part is that I'd consider it the best value we found in charleston. The Mac attack is the single best brunch item I've had ever, burger is exceptional, soft shell crab blt divine. This is a must try.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended!We went to Macintosh to celebrate our one year anniversary and just loved it. The service was excellent and very professional. The food - heavenly! Everything on the menu looked incredible, but we had the lotima salad and gnudi to start and the deckle and pork shoulder for dinner, then the apple bread pudding to finish. We brought our own wine ($20 corkage fee) and loved everything about the evening. Highly recommended!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to try The Macintosh.First time to try The Macintosh. It had been recommended by some friends and we were not disappointed. The service was helpful and friendly and the food was outstanding. Great addition to Charleston cuisine!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWell prepared food & veryWell prepared food & very attentive service. A great experience.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food preparationExcellent food preparation and taste. Somewhat limited menu offset by excellence of selections. The Deckle, despite the odd name, was wonderful. The beets, prepared three ways, on the bibb salad were sonme of the best I've had. Space was moderatley loud but not overpowering. Everyone in our party was very pleased.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM