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.View Private Dining Details
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Intense lobster stock reduction finished with cream, butter poached lobster, curry oil. Wine pairing: amontillado muy viejo, byass"del duque"
Spanish chorizo, fresh fava beans. Wine pairing: chardonnay, matanzas creek (sonoma coast) 2013
Fresh lime, cucumber, chive, crispy potato. Wine pairing: sylvaner, domaine weinbach "réservé (alsace) 2013
Lemon-cayenne mayonnaise, upland cress. Wine pairing: champagne, deutz "classic" brut nv
Vermont goat's cheese mousse, spanish olive oil, balsamic reduction. Wine pairing: pinot noirrosé, dehlinger (russian river valley) 2014
Frisée, arugula, lardons, fennel croutons, red wine vinaigrette. Wine pairing: gewürztraminer, j. Hofstätter (alto adige) 2013
Romaine, aged reggiano, spiced pecans, blackberry vinaigrette. Wine pairing: riesling, sipp mack "vieilles vignes" (alsace) 2011
Baby carrots, brussels sprouts, cipollini onions, upland cress. Wine pairing: soave classico, pra "monte grande" (veneto) 2013
Tasso ham, andouille sausage, fresh chives. Wine pairing: chardonnay, brittan vineyards (willamette valley) 2013
Red beet risotto, fresh summer truffle butter. Wine pairing: pinot noir rosé , dehlinger (russian river valley) 2014
Caramelized cauliflower, walnuts, tiny capers, lemon brown butter. Wine pairing: bouzeron, domaine a. & P. Villaine (burgundy) 2012
Argentine chimichurri, local cherry tomatoes. Wine pairing: albariño, granbazán "etiqueta ámbar"(rías baixas) 2013
Oyster & button mushroom fricasée, lemon beurre blanc. Wine pairing: vino bianco, ermanno costa "balin" (piedmont) 2013
Fried green tomato, summer truffle butter, french green lentil cream. Wine pairing: crozes-hermitage, dom. Des remiziéres (n. Rhône valley) 2012
Plum & strawberry puff pastry tart, bual madeira sauce. Wine pairing: château guiraud (sauternes) 2005
Grilled local peaches, cornmeal cake, orange beurre blanc. Wine pairing: châteauneuf-du-pape, dom. La consonniere (s. Rhône valley) 2010
Carrot purée, crispy grit cake, pomegranate reduction. Wine pairing: toro, numanthia "termes" (spain)2012
Creamy polenta, roasted local cherry tomatoes & zucchini; crispy shallots, parsley oil. Wine pairing: rosso di montalcino, san giorgio "ciampoleto" (italy) 2010
caramel, bourbon vanilla bean, cocoa mocha
goat's cheese cream, black pepper meringue, blackberry & port sauce
local cantaloupe sorbet, elderflower gel, compressed melon
mint mousse, crunchy craquants, dark chocolate espresso sauce
local yellow peaches, whipped bual madeira cream, brown sugar pecans
Bombay Sapphire Gin with a rumor of Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth, chilled to perfection, and blessed with housemade blue cheese stuffed olives.
Bombay Sapphire Gin chilled and shaken with pomegranate, fresh lime and egg white.
Grey Goose L'Orange Vodka with a mélange of Cointreau, Grand Marnier, fresh orange, peach and lime juices - and a playful splash of sparkling wine.
Stolichnaya Razberri Vodka teased by Chambord liqueur, embellished with fresh berries.
Grey Goose Vodka infused with peach nectar.
Booker's Straight Bourbon&an aspect of Vintage Port.
Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon & passion fruit juice spiked with a hint of vanilla bean sugar.
Ketel One, Uncle Val's BotanicalGin & Lillet muddled with fresh orange, mint & lime, finished with a splash of sparkling wine.
classic, firm, mediumbodied, chardonnay-driven style. Long & nutty with clean minerals.
Classic wine with an assertive mouth feel; perfect for first course & beyond.
My favorite restaurant in Baltimore! Saved for special occasions, I wanted to introduce it to my son who has become a fellow foodie. It was a lovely dining experience. We opted not to go with the Truffle extravaganza and each chose different dishes to be able to taste as many as we could. Grilled sardines too bony for my taste but all flavors on point as were the wine pairings. We'll be back!
This is hands down the best restaurant in Baltimore. I’ve never had a bad bite of food there, let alone a bad meal. There are no bad choices. The only hard part is deciding what to order when everything is so incredible, one of those places where you wish you had 3 stomachs. The lobster bisque is a must. Cindy Wolf is a goddess. The wine list is overwhelming but part of the fun is talking with the sommelier. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. It is very expensive but worth every penny.
Birthday celebration- Food was excellent as always!!
I've wanted to visit Charleston for years for many reasons, especially my love for Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman's other restaurants around the city. We finally made it for my 30th birthday and we were absolutely awestruck. Every single staff member was exceedingly friendly and knowledgeable and the food was phenomenal. Charleston is fine dining at its best, offering exceptional food and service in a beautiful atmosphere while avoiding an air of stuffiness or pretentiousness. We each had the four courses, plus we added the optional cheese course and dessert. The portion size and excellent crafting of each dish makes it possible to enjoy this amount of food without feeling completely stuffed. Since the menu changes daily, I recommend asking your server to help steer you in your selections. Our server (Patrick) helped me select all of my courses based on a few things I mentioned finding intriguing. He even convinced me to try sweetbreads for the first time and they were absolutely incredible. He also talked my Mom into changing one of her selections once he learned she is a shrimp and grits enthusiast; she typically doesn't order shrimp and grits north of the Mason-Dixon line, but she loved Charleston's twist on the old classic! I enjoyed the wine pairings immensely, and my Dad was able to select a couple of half bottles for himself with the help of the incredible sommelier. I also started off with a really creative and delicious cocktail (the Flowers and Honey cocktail). We can't think of one single thing we'd change about this meal. It was truly the best dining experience I've had in Baltimore. I highly recommend Charleston and can't wait for a reason to go back!
My husband and I lived in Germany for 13 years and have enjoyed Michelin rated restaurants all over Europe. We now live in the DC metro area and are excited to have found our new favorite "special occasion" restaurant right here in Baltimore! The food was amazing, the service was impeccable,and the wine pairings were perfection!
This was our first time at the Charleston and we will definitely be back! We paid a set ticket price which included food (five course meal), champagne pairing, our table for the night (it was New Years Eve), party favors, and gratuity. This isn't the normal, as this was New Years Eve. The preselected menu was different then anything my husband and I would have chosen and we were not disappointed, everything was delicious. Portion sizes are small but, appropriate. The wait staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly in helping us pair champagnes. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic with a low hum about the room, nothing overwhelming; the dining room had an air of quiet and intimate conversation and was incredibly relaxing.
Had a lovely time
Going into dinner I had high expectations based on this restaurant’s and chef’s reputation, but was met with only modest delivery when tasting the food. Sauces were thin, the table service was disjointed, and wait staff did not communicate well about the menu. The service was sloppy - my first course was served before the wine was poured, and the wine did not get served until several minutes later. Also the meal was not good value for the money - dinner for 3 including wine, dessert, and tip was $480 - $160 per person. However, I regularly eat in DC and NYC much better food for the same or even less money. Not going to recommend this restaurant to others, which saddens me as a born and raised Baltimorean - no hometown pride here.
We celebrated our 1st anniversary at Charleston, and they made us feel as special as we wanted to be on that day. Everyone doted on us and made us feel appreciated and welcome. The food was outstanding -- we did the 6-course meal with wine pairings and we left there very full.
Great food, poor service.
We had to wait an hour past the time of our reservation even to be given our menus. In the meantime, cocktails were pushed upon us. The kitchen kindly offered us a dish while we were waiting to make up for it, but neither of us wanted what they served. We then had to repeatedly ask for things throughout the meal.
When it arrived, however, the quality of the food and paired wine was very high.