Charleston

4.8
3588 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf's Charleston is located on the waterfront in the burgeoning Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Cindy Wolf is a seven-time finalist for Best-Chef, Mid-Atlantic by The James Beard Foundation. Her award-winning, contemporary cuisine is rooted in the regional cuisine of France and traditions of the "Low Country" area of South Carolina. Chef Wolf's commitment to fresh, local, seasonal products is reflected in the prix fixe tasting menu, which changes daily. The menu is complemented by an award winning wine list of more than 700 fine wines, which are displayed in the wine library and are chosen by co-owner and wine director, Tony Foreman. An elegant yet comfortable ambiance & luxurious service complete the extraordinary dining experience.
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PearlH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Reviewed on January 18, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

A very elegant dining experience. Menu has the best gourmet offerings one could desire! Worth the price!!

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TracyH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on December 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Eating here is an event and is sublime from start to finish.

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vipJamesP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Reviewed on December 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always a pleasure. Fine wines. Pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Portions are small (tasting) but magnificent.

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DLeBlanc
Baltimore
18 reviews
Reviewed on November 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent as always! Bartender was exceptionally knowledgeable, and food was fantastic

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khadijah
Las Vegas
1 review
Reviewed on November 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Food & service is great , worth the price.
Best experience

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vipTastebuds
Washington DC
23 reviews
Reviewed on November 14, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Very good food; average to good service; a bit noisy.

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vipSparkle
Baltimore
23 reviews
Reviewed on November 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Wonderful service, outstanding food. A great dining experience!!!!

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vipMichael
Washington DC
51 reviews
Reviewed on November 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Charleston is one of the top tier restaurants in the mid Atlantic region.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
60 reviews
Reviewed on November 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Outstanding food preparation. First rate wine list.
Impeccable service.
Elegant comfortable ambience.
For special occasions.

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SteveO
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on October 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

This was the most amazing meal my wife and I ever had. Special occasions become elevated dining in a place like this. We were incredibly happy with our experience

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TimothyH
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on October 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The food is always good. The location is great and the view of the water you can't beat.

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CarenF
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on October 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

BEST FOOD, BEST SERVICE, BEST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

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vipNewt
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent food! One of the best spots in Baltimore.

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vipRoblou5
Baltimore
70 reviews
Reviewed on October 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

My favorite restaurant! I love the way the menu is presented with no categories.

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vipVeniceBeach1960
Baltimore
41 reviews
Reviewed on September 23, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

By far, the best restaurant in Baltimore. Cindy Wolf is a creative genius. She also keeps the restaurant performing like a well-choreographed dance.

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vipMeMe
Baltimore
25 reviews
Reviewed on September 7, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Outstanding menu, wine selection, and service. An experience not to be missed.

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vipCol1978
Glasgow
14 reviews
Reviewed on September 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Wonderful for a special occasion. Food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding.

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ktbadd
Baltimore
18 reviews
Reviewed on September 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Best place for a romantic night out or special occasion with amazing food, and great service. The lobster curry bisque or the she crab soup are both delicious. Local and fresh ingredients are used.

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vipSLR1
Baltimore
87 reviews
Reviewed on August 27, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Outstanding food and impeccable service. What else do you need?!! The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and now a more casual dining opportunity in the bar. Charleston is expensive, but worth every penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Reviewed on August 27, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Formality reigns with kindness and gentleness!

Delicious dining experience.

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MarkW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 10, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Special occasions with wife. Always more special here at Charleston.

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vipTwinMomBalt
Baltimore
63 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Memorable food experience. We went for a special birthday, and the meal lived up to the hype and the price. They pay attention to details and you feel special about being in the beautiful place eating gorgeous and delicious food.

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RestaurantWeekWin
Baltimore
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

I've been here twice for special occasions and absolutely love it. The food is spectacular and the service is outstanding. Completely worth it.

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DanC
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Cindy Wolf's oldest is still her best and food shines at Charleston

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vipRaleigh
Baltimore
36 reviews
Reviewed on August 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Cindy Wolf knows how to run a restaurant. Charleston has been renovated since it's inception but there was never a time the food wasn't top notch. Innovate and delicious.

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vipPhatman
Baltimore
25 reviews
Reviewed on August 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Some of the finest food and service in the area. The best sauces and selections of foods. Super wine list and pairings. High quality everything.

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FSTD
Baltimore
38 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great restaurant wonderful food and service never had a bad meal.

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vipFran
Baltimore
81 reviews
Reviewed on July 27, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Baltimore's finest restaurant. Every detail is perfect, from the drinks, food, service, and decor. Pricy but worth a visit.

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CamilleB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Reviewed on July 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

It has been several years since I ate there but it remains the best restaurant/meal/evening I have had to date.

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vipPennyS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on June 18, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Definitely a special occasion spot, never disappointed, exceptional food and service.

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FrancescaP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 17, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

So here's the thing. The food wasn't bad. It was good. It just wasn't $500+ for two people good. My husband and I have been to exceptional Michelin star/bib gourmand restaurants in the United states, UK, and elsewhere. These places provide you with an excellent experience and fantastic food that we feel are worth the amount they charge. The bottom line for us was the service was nice, the food was good, but it was absolutely not worth how much we paid especially when compared to world class restaurants that charge nearly HALF the price for an unforgettable experience. Not for us.

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DennisR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on June 15, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

The portions were very small and very rich. I ordered a filet mignon medium and got rare, The cheesecake for dessert was the size of an ice cube. The service was outstanding. Overall, it was nice; but I did not consider it a good value.

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vipFaithM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on June 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We hadn't been to the Charleston for many years. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience. The food was great and the service was superb.

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CharlesH
Nashville
2 reviews
Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Baltimore institution. Wine bar with most delicious food in the world.

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PeteA
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on February 27, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Fantastic private dinner for 16. I will return whenever I'm in Baltimore.

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vipIsalenaO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A top notch experience from start to finish!

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JRCD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant ever!! Wonderful experience all around!!! A must when visiting Baltimore.

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RSS1
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! My wife and I frequent Charleston celebrating many momentous occasions and the New Year's menu is always extra special. Charleston is one the best restaurants in the United States. Everything is perfection. I have had the pleasure of dining here many times and it always amazes. The lamb I had here recently was the best preparation I have ever eaten. The truffle soup with foie gras I had recently is something I'll be thinking about for many months. Quiet honestly you just have to eat try the diversity of the menu to experience it. No review could describe quality and taste of food or does justice to all the flavors. You just have to eat it! A true culinary experience. The service is truly professional and friendly. No better way to start a new year.

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MattH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imho the only destination in Baltimore for true fine dining. Opt for the pairing menu to get the most out of most food and wine.

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Steve
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding from start to finish. Great service and great food.

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