Charleston

4.8
3642 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 332-7373
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Cindy Wolf
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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.
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Private party contact
Melissa Brodie: (410) 332-7373
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary.
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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, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

TM
Baltimore
60 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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.

HB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

DC
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

R
Baltimore
29 reviews
Reviewed on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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.

P
Baltimore
20 reviews
Reviewed on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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.

FS
Baltimore
35 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

F
Baltimore
72 reviews
Reviewed on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

CB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Reviewed on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

PS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Reviewed on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

FP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

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.

DR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Reviewed on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

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.

FM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Reviewed on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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.

CH
Nashville
2 reviews
Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

PA
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

IO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A top notch experience from start to finish!

JR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RS
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

MH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charleston is my favorite restaurant. My husband and I go at least three times a year. If available, I get the fried oysters (2 orders). The branzino fish was delicious and my husband enjoyed the black sea bass. I love the way the menu is listed and you just select what you want, no specified appetizers, entrees etc. The chef Cindy Wolf is a culinary genius and she makes sure she greets all of her guests. She knows my husband and I always come the Saturday before Christmas or the last Saturday of the year. The service is outstanding and you will have an excellent dining experience.

e
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my 60th birthday and you made me feel so welcomed! Our meal was incredible and the staff really first rate!

b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative in every respect

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

N
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and it was the most wonderful evening in every way. From the greeting when we walked in the door, to the service and of course the food. It was all fabulous.

JG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as usual. I was not happy about paying $25.00 a piece for 2 glasses of champagne. I know I didn't ask for the price before I ordered it, but if I had i wouldn't have ordered it.

CC
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu artfully prepared, wonderful and knowledgeable servers, creative cocktails, spot-on service all the way start to finish!

AL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For us, on a limited income, this restaurant is a bit expensive but worth it for our wedding anniversaries.
Thanks

MG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife celebrated her birthday and loved the restaurant, in all respects. The noise level was slightly high to due the proximity to a "group" event next door.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

LL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After trying many times to get a reservation we finally succeeded. It was well worth the wait, and we could tell why it was so difficult to get the reservation. The food is amazing, as is the wine list, the service, and the space. The reviews that say Charleston is one of the best restaurants in Maryland are correct.

VR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, all of the courses were superb. The small artichoke soup starter was splendid with its lemon accent. Cornmeal fried oysters were amazingly tender and tasty, as were the scallops and duck breast. The artichoke salad was creative and seasonal.

CV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always, and the wine pairings are a must!

ES
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience and amazing food. Would highly recommend.

H
Tokyo
34 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal again! Many new items such as fried turbot, veal medallions, pasta with white truffles, and quail. All executed to perfection. Also the preparation of the foie gras with butternut squash and apples was the best I have ever had. Foie gras done perfectly and a complete harmony of flavours.
Service as actually better than usual, and it is usually excellent. However the staff were very attentive and friendly despite it being a busy Saturday night with a Christmas party going on in one of the rooms (which you wouldn't know if you hadn't been told).

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, especially the lobster soup and smoked Norwegian salmon. The servers were extremely attentive and helpful. Loved the slow pace of the prix fixe menu. Will definitely splurge and go again.

DM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Charleston. The cuisine and service are impeccable.

DG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is awesome. The staff was very helpful. They explained every course. There wine recommendation was right on point. Free valet parking was an absolute pleasant surprise.

S
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant! The food was amazing, the service attentive without being intrusive, and the wine pairings a treat.

MG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food with exceptional service. Was expensive but worth every dollar spent. Highly recommend the lobster soup and the seared sea scallop. The only part of my meal that wasn't quite perfect was the apple tart dessert but everything else was perfect and I say this after halving eaten at several michelin starred restaurants across the world.

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