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Charleston, Baltimore, MD

Charleston

4.8
4.8
3363 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Low Country
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 332-7373
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Cindy Wolf
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining spaces available for intimate celebrations, highlighted by the exquisite cuisine of award winning chef, Cindy Wolf. The cuisine is complemented by an 800+ label global wine cellar. Beautifully appointed rooms, some with water views.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Brodie: (410) 332-7373
  • Neighborhood
    Inner Harbor
  • Cross street
    Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is complimentary.
  • Public transit
    Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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3,363 Reviews
  1. PearlH

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    A very elegant dining experience. Menu has the best gourmet offerings one could desire! Worth the price!!

    1 person found this helpful

  2. TracyH

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on December 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Eating here is an event and is sublime from start to finish.

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  3. JamesP

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always a pleasure. Fine wines. Pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Portions are small (tasting) but magnificent.

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  4. DLeBlanc

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Reviewed on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent as always! Bartender was exceptionally knowledgeable, and food was fantastic

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  5. khadijah

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Food & service is great , worth the price. Best experience

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  6. Tastebuds

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Reviewed on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Very good food; average to good service; a bit noisy.

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  7. Sparkle

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Reviewed on November 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Wonderful service, outstanding food. A great dining experience!!!!

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  8. Michael

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Reviewed on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Charleston is one of the top tier restaurants in the mid Atlantic region.

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  9. grazie2

    Baltimore

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Reviewed on November 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Outstanding food preparation. First rate wine list. Impeccable service. Elegant comfortable ambience. For special occasions.

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  10. SteveO

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  11. TimothyH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    The food is always good. The location is great and the view of the water you can't beat.

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  12. CarenF

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    BEST FOOD, BEST SERVICE, BEST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

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  13. Newt

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on October 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent food! One of the best spots in Baltimore.

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  14. Roblou5

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Reviewed on October 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    My favorite restaurant! I love the way the menu is presented with no categories.

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  15. VeniceBeach1960

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Reviewed on September 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  16. MeMe

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Reviewed on September 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Outstanding menu, wine selection, and service. An experience not to be missed.

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  17. Col1978

    Glasgow

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Wonderful for a special occasion. Food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding.

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  18. ktbadd

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  19. SLR1

    Baltimore

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Reviewed on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Formality reigns with kindness and gentleness! Delicious dining experience.

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  21. MarkW

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Special occasions with wife. Always more special here at Charleston.

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  22. TwinMomBaltinDC

    Baltimore

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Reviewed on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  23. AbsolutelyIncredible

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Reviewed on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  24. DanC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on August 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Cindy Wolf's oldest is still her best and food shines at Charleston

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  25. Raleigh

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Reviewed on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  26. Phatman

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Reviewed on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  27. FSTD

    Baltimore

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Reviewed on July 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Great restaurant wonderful food and service never had a bad meal.

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  28. Fran

    Baltimore

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Reviewed on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Baltimore's finest restaurant. Every detail is perfect, from the drinks, food, service, and decor. Pricy but worth a visit.

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  29. CamilleB

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on July 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  30. PennyS

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Definitely a special occasion spot, never disappointed, exceptional food and service.

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  31. FrancescaP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    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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  32. DennisR

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    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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  33. FaithM

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    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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  34. CharlesH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Baltimore institution. Wine bar with most delicious food in the world.

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  35. PeteA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on February 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Fantastic private dinner for 16. I will return whenever I'm in Baltimore.

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  36. IsalenaO

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A top notch experience from start to finish!

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  37. JRCD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Restaurant ever!! Wonderful experience all around!!! A must when visiting Baltimore.

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  38. RSS95

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. MattH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  40. Steve

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding from start to finish. Great service and great food.

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Charleston is rated 4.8 stars by 3363 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Charleston

1000 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
  • Neighborhood
    Inner Harbor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Low Country
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is complimentary.
  • Public transit
    Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cindy Wolf
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 332-7373
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining spaces available for intimate celebrations, highlighted by the exquisite cuisine of award winning chef, Cindy Wolf. The cuisine is complemented by an 800+ label global wine cellar. Beautifully appointed rooms, some with water views.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Brodie: (410) 332-7373
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