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About Charleston

Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf's Charleston is located on the waterfront in the burgeoning Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Cindy Wolf is a three-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.

1000 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 332-7373

Website:
http://www.charlestonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary.

Public Transit:
Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.

Executive Chef:
Cindy Wolf

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Charleston Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Romantic (90)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
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Good for a Date (78)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Notable Wine List (68)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Tasting Menu (47)
Local Ingredients (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Authentic (26)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (25)
Seasonal (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Waterfront (21)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Scenic View (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Charleston lived up to it’s excellent reputation. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Having eaten at high-end restaurants before, I found the food to be fine, but not outstanding. We took the three-course menu, followed by dessert. That amount of food was MORE than enough. The meal started with an amuse-bouche. It would have been kind of the waitstaff to ask if there are any food allergies or dislikes before serving. It is quite uncomfortable to reject a chef's creation and it mars the experience when one cannot partake in it; other high-end restaurants where we have dined have normally asked about food aversions or preferences and provided an alternative amuse-bouche.

For the ordered meal, my spouse and I ordered different salads. They were both fresh and flavorful. This was followed by a risotto (for my spouse) and a chanterelle tart. They were fine, descent flavors, but nothing spectacular that made me feel excited about it. The main dish was beef and for the portion size, I was dismayed about the amount of fat it contained. My husband left a third of his already small portion (perhaps 2oz) on the plate because it was riddled with fat. The composition was nice enough, but again, nothing that made me say this was an exceptional experience.

The desserts were outstanding! We had the chocolate pot de creme and the maple cheesecake. This was accompanied by the chef's selections of 2 kinds of mini macarons and a white chocolate with currants. Each was fantastic! I'd honestly return for just desserts and coffee, but that's not what the restaurant is about.

With respect to the staff, each was kind, polite, engaged, appropriately paced to our tables, and attentive. I did sense a little bit of pretentiousness, but that's not to be unexpected at a restaurant commanding the prices it does. The dishes served on were gorgeous! I was thoroughly delighted seeing those works of art.

Overall, having eaten at famous restaurants in Basque and Catalonia, I would have expected a more artistic, intriguing plating for the price point set for the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding and our only regret is that we didn't try other items on the menu (although we felt well-fed after the three course option, we could have squeezed a fourth in).

Moreover, the restaurant was very accommodating to us, even though we arrived over one-half hour late and had to leave at a set time for a concert (we did call ahead to let them know).

Bottom line: great place and we can't wait to go back!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Better than several michelin star restaurants we recently frequented in France and Spain. Love the knowledgeable, helpful servers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and fabulous dinner service. The lobster bisque was amazing. While the ambiance was nice, my only dis-satisfaction with the evening was the temperature. We were seated directly below a vent blowing cold air on a cold evening. It cycled intermittently and I was freezing. Though brought to the attention of the staff, no change occurred. Everything else was wonderful; however, for the price of the evening, I think that a concern like that should have been addressed.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had one of the best meals we've had in a very long time. Superb service and fabulous food. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They do a great job here. Wonderful and courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. The feel of fine dining! The food is very rich and the sommelier was helpful to pair a wine. A treat!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I love the tasting menu and how you can customize your dinner to suite your desires. The atmosphere was fancy but not pretentious. The wait staff was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The wine list was amazing. It is definitely pricey, but totally worth it for a special occasion like a anniversary or birthday. Loved it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful meal, amazing service as always. Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Met our expectations in every way. Food and service were outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent from start to finish. Food was incredible. Wait staff was engaging but not hovering. Waited a long time to get into Charleston but well worth the wait!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the top dining experiences my wife and I have ever had!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner and had the most amazing time. Staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. Vegetarians welcome as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was excellent as well as the food. We love bringing our out of state visitors to this restaurant and they all love it as do we.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The halibut in beurre blanc sauce with mushrooms was definitely my favorite dish although everything was delicious. The service was outstanding; the mere mention of leaving my glasses in the car and a tray of reading glasses appeared for me to choose from. When we let them know we were pescatarians, they changed the amuse bouche to a scrumptious fried oyster. Love this place!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Prepare to be impressed! Dining at Charleston is an experience you will never forget. Each dish has layers of flavor and texture. The service is beyond outstanding. We loved the scallops, crab cake, shrimp & grits and passionfruit creme brûlée. I will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Celebrated a birthday dinner with a good friend of mine. There were three in our party and everyone enjoyed their food and the service. Our server was Danielle and she was excellent. I had the lobster soup, snails and lamb. Dessert was bread pudding and vanilla bean ice cream. Chef Wolf and staff are to be commended on food and service. Looking forward to dining at the Charleston soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Every man who loves a woman should take her here. Period.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

World class food. Service done by a team not always as coordinated as could be in a restaurant of this caliber.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for our anniversary, new job and new baby. Great place to celebrate, attentive service and fantastic menu. Talented bar tender was happy to accommodate my wife who couldn't drink. One of the best place to dine in Baltimore.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is a real gastronomic experience! What Cindi Wolfe dies with the dish combinations is out of this world! Not one tasting meal was a fail!!! We love this restaurant!...ambiance, service, etc! for photos of food, check website!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! I loved the “tasting menu “ concept. You order from 3-6 menu items in the order you prefer. Plates are not small , not large. My wife and I did three courses in addition to a “cheese course” and desert. That was more than plenty for us. Other than the very top restaurants in NYC, (Daniel, etc...) one of the best restaurants we have been to......Very Good food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This place never disappoints. The food is excellent, as is the service and the setting. Expensive, but incredible experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love this restaurant. I look forward to trips to Baltimore so that I can eat here. I’ll extend a business trip by a day just in order to dine at Charleston. Wonderful experience each and every time...

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary --the food was beyond delicious and our waiter, Andrew, could not have been more professional, informative and fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fine dining! So glad we tried it. Had the 3 course meal with dessert. Portions were a perfect size so we were not overstuffed.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Expensive..outstanding food. Very interesting experience. Essentially a tasting menu with a choice of 3-6 courses. Service is immaculate. Plan on spending some time there. For us it was 2 1/2 hours. Wine list is extensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Peter and Andrew were great. Thank you for making it a special evening for me and my wife.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Just amazing... Nicest place in Baltimore period... I go out to super nice palces all over the country and this is on the top.

Yea, your going to spend some money... But you get what your pay for. Def a stress up place for a special date.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First class as always. It just does not get any better than Charleston. The food was amazing, the service was wonderful and the whole experience is exceptional. You walk in knowing you will not be disappointed because such careful attention is paid to every detail. I only wish I could afford to go more often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a special place to eat, great food, service and ambiance

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went for a birthday celebration and liked it so much we went back the next night with another couple. Both meals were excellent and we really enjoyed the wine pairing.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service is amazing and every bite is perfection. We would go more often if we lived closer.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Gracious, comfortable, creative and delicious food, "gifts" from the kitchen beyond the ordered items, attentive service, perfect wine pairings-just the most wonderful dining experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious. Very creative menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Charleston is a bastion of classical elegant dining in the Baltimore-Washington region complementing the elegance is the suberb innovative cuisine of
Chef Cindy Wolf. Every aspect of the meal is perfectly orchestrated in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bday celebration

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a very special occasion restaurant and we enjoyed every minute. Put yourself in the hands of the sommelier and wait staff and enjoy the superior food, wine, and service. Be prepared to spend a lot, but it was worthwhile for an evening you won't soon forget.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Perfect for our anniversary dinner - we had been looking forward to this meal for months, and it lived up to every expectation. Amazing food, perfect wine pairings. I hope to be back!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have ever had!!! Everything was delicious. Great place to try something new you have never had like sweetbreads. I did, and I would eat them again for sure!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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