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Charleston

4.9
3255 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Special Occasion (84)
  • Good for Anniversaries (77)
  • Romantic (74)
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.
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Private dining
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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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Executive chef
Cindy Wolf
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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.
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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.

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Kenjm 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Every moment of our visit to Charleston was perfect. From the initial greeting to the service to the food and wine to our interaction with Chef Wolf, there were no discordant notes.

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MarkL 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Staff was very attentive, making sure everything was perfect. They even took care of calling the valet as we were leaving.

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vipfoodiepatootie (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Charleston has always been my go to for special occasions as it is a high dining venue that is very expensive - and in the past worth the price. However, considering my meal last night, not so much.

A few dishes were excellent, but the rest were mediocre. Many of the dishes were under seasoned or lacking flavor complexities expected from this type of restaurant. Concepts were great - execution was a fail. It seemed to me that the kitchen was going through the motions without the passion.

Some catastrophic errors included very tough lobster in the Rich Lobster Soup with Curry, fishy and off-putting Black Sea Bass and the Grilled Elk Tenderloin (correctly served rare but too chewy with a sauce not bold enough to make up for the meat). I ordered an off menu seared diver scallops - which was excellent except for the topping of fired leek strands that got stuck in my throat because the were not chewable so the strands just went down whole. Keep a glass of water close by if you order this dish.

We ordered wine and decided on a Chateauneuf du Pape because that was recommended by the chef and waiter. In the wine list the Chef recommended a 2006. They had two on the menu. One was $450 and the other $1,095 per bottle. There should be a variety of recommendations at all price points. The sommelier was pleasant and we settled on a bottle for around $125.

What was clearly bothersome was that we ordered bottled still water, and when finished it was quickly replaced with another bottle - without asking if we wished to purchase another one. It was just charged on the check. I didn't make an issue because when your spending that much money - what's another $6 - and we stayed until we finished the bottle.

Where the food seems to have declined since my last visit to Charleston - the service remains excellent. Andrew, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and food and wine pairings. The service staff was also pleasant, efficient and professional.

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vipBeth (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It's hard to say anything new about Charleston that hasn't already been said. The service and food were impeccable. It's great to see Cindy Wolf in her natural environment doing what she does so well. A beautiful space, wait staff with well curated manners and gorgeous presentation.

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vipLabdon70 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous outstanding service

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Brymid (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Hands down the best restaurant in Baltimore and the entirety of the state. There is not another restaurant I can recommend unless you are willing to travel to New York City. But even then I would recommend you go to Charleston. Phenomenal food and word class service. Ask for Andrew when you are seated; his knowledge of the food, drinks, ingredients, everything is top notch. We are always extremely happy whenever we can visit Charleston and we are looking forward to the next time we get to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Incredible, food, service and ambiance for our Valentine Dinner!

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JHRD (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The Charleston is the perfection of fine dining. Incredible food, incredible atmosphere, and incredible service. It is an expensive evening, but they make the experience worth it.

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MarioB (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Did not feel rushed all evening. Food was terrific. Service friendly and engaging. Reception impressive.

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ktbadd (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was amazing. I highly recommend the scallops and the lobster soup. I get the lobster soup every time we are there. My husband looks forward to the shrimp and grits. We spend every wedding anniversary there and plan to keep doing so.

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DennisC (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I read a lot about Charleston and heard all very good reviews. Add mine to the list. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience here. Loved the food quality and variety to select. Felt special with the attention both in service and communication that we received from the head captain and entire staff. Loved the frequent changing of the silverware. Look forward to returning there. Maintain what you are doing here. Thank you.

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RSS1 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I think it is absolutely one of the best restaurants in the US. Its the combination of the fresh ingredients, the excellent preparation and superb service that deliveries a special evening on every visit. Chef Wolf is always in the kitchen preparing something new and interesting. This time it was her sweetbreads and elk. Everything is always top notch. A fantastic memorable experience at the Charleston is to be expected. The highlights on this visit was the oysters, Foie Gras and Truffle soup, sweetbread pastry, sea scallops and elk...and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. So good! The service was exceptional as the staff is always very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Not just a meal, but a food experience! Waitstaff was awesome. The overall dining experience including the view into the kitchen made it almost as much a viewing experience as an eating experience..

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service is always exquisite at Charleston. The food is superb. The ambiance is wonderful. My wife and I will return frequently.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This place was beautiful. Upscale and grandiose. The portions were larger than expected but so incredibly delicious. I wish it was more laidback, definitely “must-sit up-straight” vibe! Food was elegant and elevated.

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