The Macintosh
The Macintosh

The Macintosh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themacintoshcharleston.com/
  • Phone: 8437894299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremiah Bacon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ann Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.
A word from The Macintosh
The Macintosh opened in September 2011 in downtown Charleston, SC. Located downstairs from its sister lounge, the Cocktail Club, and bearing the one-time name of the alley that runs alongside the building, the Macintosh explores the breadth of Lowcountry flavors in a comfortable setting. Executive Chef and partner Jeremiah Bacon showcases his talent for creating upscale, American cooking using the seasonal bounty provided by his local farmers and fishermen throughout The Macintosh's menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Macintosh reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)hot spot (103)special occasion (91)neighborhood gem (80)vibrant bar scene (80)good for groups (60)romantic (49)notable wine list (45)great for brunch (36)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (17)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great setting, good food. I think they need to offer some simpler dishes- the chef tries too hard to be offbeat on many menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time a charm
    eatout
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We ate at The Macintosh last year and loved it. Ate here again this year on a trip to Charleston, and of the 3 other restaurants that we dined at, The Macintosh was the absolute best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    ChasDiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything about The Macintosh was top notch. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Loved the whole experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother going here
    DisappointedDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were seated after our reservation time. Pressured to get drinks by the hostess while we waited. It took an hour to get our good and the server never checked back or tell us what was taking so long. This was our worst dining experience in Charleston.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for groups
    MollyConn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food. Happening scene. Excellent selection of wines. our waiter made it easy to relax and enjoy. Our group of 7 had a fantastic time in this vibrant restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    M3any
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a friend in town who was looking for a foodie experience and we found it! It was our first time and will not be our last. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and provided a superb experience. Our drinks were served quickly and all of our food was perfect. When we finally got up to leave, we couldn't believe that we had spent two hours there. The staff should be commended for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent burger
    DiningCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My gal and I had a couple of decent burgers and their delicious truffle fries. Service was okay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Charleston
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Superb and innovative cuisine provided by an outstanding staff. I recommend at least one visit while in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were excellent
    BigdaddyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We are visitors from ny and have hit all of the restaurants in charleston over serveral visit the last 4 yrs. this is just our second experience at macintosh but it has kept indellible in our minds and on our palat. Every item, from the bread, to sald, app andinner was packed with great tast. Additionally, the waiter was very knowledgeable and lead us to the right food and wine. Will. Turn my local friends on to this spectaculer findp
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WarEagle
    WarEagle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Absolutely incredible food! We asked to sit on the back patio and it was phenomenal, romantic, quiet, perfect place to celebrate my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent.
    Fish
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We've eaten here from time to time since it first opened, maybe 6 or 7 times, and never had anything other than an excellent experience. The menus changes daily and always seems to hit the mark. First rate service - intelligent, well informed, attentive but not smothering or intrusive. The one consistent menu item, the burger, is as good as any I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jb waiter at grill 225
    jbohns3037
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    my waiter ..matt was a consumate pro..his knowledge of the menu was complete.the over all service was spot on and the food was exceptional,,it was obviously prepared by a back of the house staff that was trained by and executive chef that is world class.i have worked for the brennans in neworleans for 14 years and have been on staffs that have won every major james beard honor that are awarded ,,this restaurant deserves that recognition
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for eave droppers
    Ibis12
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Why do restaurants put tables so close together? Is it trendy or maybe more efficient? What ever the reason, I don't enjoy sitting so close to the next table that you can hear every word they're saying. The food may have been better than I give it credit but I just couldn't get over the noise level and the nearness of the next table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite
    FoodieCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food here is creative and never disappoints. Outstanding Charleston dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food & service!
    travelingdiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Macintosh is definitely a must for Charleston visitors & locals. We loved the focus on the farm to table concept & the service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of Charleston
    dineinpsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food! Excellent service! Right in the heart of the action. We eat out a lot and Macintosh really is at the top of the charts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food, service and wine were all amazing. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Bill
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    When our table wasn't ready, the manager stepped in, responded immediately and gave us free drinks. Excellent customer service throughout the evening and food was outstanding! Server was very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions for food and wine parings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8dereVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great addition to Charleston's World Class restaurant scene! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place - try Macintosh
    JDM225VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I always enjoy Macintosh when I'm in town every month. It's delicious, great service and it's a fun, casual, yet nice place. This time my coworkers accompanied me, and they offered one piece of feedback and that was they thought the menu options should be expanded a tad. There were only about 8 or so entree choices. That's never been an issue to me, but if someone is a little particular, I can see where one might think that. This time I tried the burger & truffle fries... Wow. The fries were amazing & it was absolutely the best burger ever! Nice choice for someone who may not want a seafood choice or the house specialty steak. I highly recommend Macintosh and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    eatinagainVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service, Ambiance, Food........all just perfect. The only problem was making a decision from the oh so wonderful menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for before theater dining
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    With Pure Theatre next door and Wolff Street Playhouse a block away, it is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal before theater. Cognizant of our theater plans, our server, Brooke, explained the menu offerings with expertise and finesse. Her descriptions were spot on. She made sure the courses were served in a timely fashion so that our party of eight never felt rushed or impatient. I am very fond of their burger with truffled fries. Others enjoyed sauteed scallops, and another enjoyed a "deconstructed" BLT. The bright flavors of their cold corn salad was delightful as the firm kernels burst in your mouth with herbal sweetness. We all agreed it was a very good evening of fine dining and theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real treat
    MinimizingMe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was impeccable. Food was creative and good. We were there for restaurant week although neither if us ordered off the restaurant week menu and the atmosphere was fun. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyment
    delicious
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Met by friendly staff, excellent food, and great service. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    843gal
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Who would have that that Lamb belly would be the most delicious thing ?! We enjoined 4scrumptious meals, start to finish. Each entree is carefully thought out , plated and served. CAB sirloin, so tender, no knife needed. Grouper perfect , the quail with little pancakes, fun and tasty. It's a little noisy, but that's because is a great place for hand crafted cocktails, local beers and a burger like no other! Outside dining too! Valet parking is available but not obvious ... Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was awesome
    Eatwellfor2
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Scallops as an appetizer were perfectly cooked! Their steak was perfectly done and was exceptionally flavorful. Service was exceptional and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    WOW! Food, service - everything was incredible. A really go to restaurant for everyone! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect. As Usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was in Charleston alone for business. Dining solo at The MacIntosh is not a lonely experience. The staff is attentive and genuine. And of course, the food is impeccable. The tomato pie, which was filled with tomatoes and cheddar cheese, had a nice kick. Main course was the CAB with seasonal veggies - in a lovely jus. I ordered another tomato pie and took my leftover main course home - on an airplane to NY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    PursuingPinot
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Macintosh has joined my short list of restaurants that consistently offer excellent food, service, and value for the price. This visit was during restaurant week. A menu item that was featured in the online restaurant week menu was something I particularly wanted to try. It was not on the restaurant week menu that night, but my server and the kitchen agreed to make it available to me anyway. The meal was excellent and the service from Matthew was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    HerndoDC
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delish brunch in Charleston. Little dark in the space, but great chicken and waffles, interesting cocktails, excellent but not intrusive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Myfood2review
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall we had a good experience. It was restaurant week and the waiter told us that we could just order off the regular menu and choose the underlined items. The size of the entrees were very small and that would be my only negative feedback.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Macdaddy Macintosh
    Samwise
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very good. We had stuffed pork loin and the vegetable entree during restaurant week. Very nice atmosphere and service was top notch. The only thing that fell short was one of the deserts. The vanilla cheesecake was overpowered by what were supposed to be hints of citrus. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mac is in
    Madame
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Macintosh was very nice. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. It attracted very large crowds, bu the service was still on time. A must go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nana
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent service, and food! We're planning on going back and taking our out of town foodie buddies with us! Can't wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at The Macintosh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our meals and drinks were fantastic. I'll definitely be back to this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicholeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    By far, The Macintosh is the best restaurant I have dined at in Charleston! I simply let the staff recommend cocktails and menu items (1st, 2nd, and 3rd course, by the way) and they did not lead me in the wrong direction...although I do not believe there is one! I am looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smt62
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fabulous food and service as always. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yukno
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great brunch! wife had the huervous ranchos and I had the chicken and waffles...will return when we are in Charleston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant
    jerricaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love Macintosh. We have dined here many times and are never disappointed. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new and delicious to try. Although the "mac" burger is a favorite DELICIOUS standby. My husband and I ate every bite of our appetizers, main course with side of truffle fries (a must) and shared dessert. I especially loved my corn salad appetizer- light, flavorful and fresh. The waiter made excellent suggestions when we asked. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Bill
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We live here but it was our daughter and son-in-law from Chicago who told us about Macintosh. We took our best friends from Ann Arbor who were visiting to dinner Friday night. Quality of food was all and more than we expected. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate