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Camellias

4.6
4.6
120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
As colorful as its namesake flower, Camellias is Charleston’s premier Champagne Bar, featuring an extensive collection of bottle and by-the-glass offerings paired with a decadent selection of caviar, ceviche and tartare. Additionally, Camellias offers a champagne-inspired cocktail program and a collection of delectable desserts, including the signature Camellias Cake, and afternoon tea.

The bar’s stunning pink hue reflects a piece of Charleston history: marble that once clad the library building where Hotel Bennett stands. The marble was reclaimed, restored and now graces the bar and tabletops. The egg-shaped room design was inspired by the famous Faberge jewel boxes and features four pieces of art which depict the Camellia flower. Reflective finishes, including an etched-mirror ceiling and beautiful strings of crystal cascading from the chandelier, add both shimmer and style to the atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri, Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 990-5460

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 120 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Great for Brunch

  • Charleston

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Had allergy reaction to pistachios after I told sever I had tree nut allergy he still served me tree nuts.
  2. F

    Flfoodie

    Tampa

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Took my 3 year old granddaughter to tea and she really enjoyed the activity. Tables were set and everything was pink (her favorite color)! I was hoping they had a child’s tea flavor but not so. I asked for a child’s menu - the pb&j was very good but the tiny ham sandwich not so much. I had the green tea which was tasty but the rest of the items were not impressive. No child’s desserts and those served were ok. Not sure I’d return for $100 without the champagne.
  3. JL

    JenniferL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for my daughter’s 15th birthday. The service was absolutely wonderful. The menu had an amazing selection of tea and the appetizers were delicious. Will be going again!
  4. JL

    JoyL

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having tea! Highly recommend! The room is so pretty and service is excellent and the tea was fabulous!!!
  5. R

    Rachael

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was breathtaking! The food was very light and perfect for afternoon tea. The desert were delicious. It was very cozy and every little detail was amazing. The staff were all very friendly and very knowledgeable about the different tea selections.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had my bridesmaids and mother join me for a “bridal” tea at Camellias. It was very quiet, small spot that was perfect for us 4. The sweets were the best part, but we loved the chicken salad as part of the savory portion of the tea. Beautiful seating and decor. Would definitely reserve again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Thought the food could be better. Didn’t taste fresh at all. The clotted cream was not a true clotted cream
  8. SH

    ShandiH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my daugher for tea and we had a great time! Our server was amazing we loved her!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful and our server Tyler was the absolute best with accommodating my friends gluten free dietary restrictions. Couldn’t have been happier for my 40’th birthday :)
  10. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    When making the reservations it was very misleading. The only menu we could find online had cocktails and pastries. When we got there is was only tea and you couldn’t just order one tea you had to pay $55. We decided to leave and was still charged even though we showed up. The waiter was nice but everything online is misleading.
  11. DW

    DanetteW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the afternoon tea. It was an amazing experience and food was delicious. Staff so friendly - highly recommend
  12. MP

    MinkaP

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Ambiance and selection of teas were on point. Their food left much to be desired.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We came on a Sunday and it was tea time only which wasn’t disclosed so we left and still had to pay $25 cancellation per person. Not worth it. Staff was rude.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nice atmosphere but because I was dining alone, I felt like I was at the kiddie table, and would have really appreciated one of the alcove settings. I also wished there were more menu options.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time here. It was solo traveler friendly. They moved quickly between each course but I did not feel rushed. The sandwiches were great. The desserts were yummy but I’m not a big chocolate fan so I didn’t eat most of the desserts. I would definitely go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great idea for a special tea party
  17. SH

    SherrilynH

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The room is perfect, the food, not. Portions for an afternoon tea (have been to them all over the world) were too small. Scones flat and not fluffy. No fresh berries. Only lemon curd served, no jam selections. Sandwiches miniscule. Sweets good. The food is definitely an area the head chef needs to look at. A trip to the London Ritz would definitely help.
  18. DD

    DianaD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very elegant tea! My daughters and I had a lovely time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We loved the idea of taking our daughters to tea. But the food was overpriced. The kids sandwich was made with stale bread (pre made and frozen probably). None of the food was delicious. We were disappointed. But the ambience was cool so we got some good pictures. Overall I would not recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the Crown High Tea and it was EVERYTHING.
  21. MR

    MelanieR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my mom here for her 60th bday and we had a blast!
  22. AB

    AmyB

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was awesome and the service was great. I have been to a lot of high tea times and this one is very sparse on the food. You get about one fourth of a scone and it really didn't taste like clotted cream. Also they aren't really finger sandwiches, they are even smaller than that. Go for the atmosphere and to relax, not the food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The server was very attentive and kind. Tea was delicious and food was good. A bit pricey for what you get but on par with other tea services. The space was quaint and peaceful. We were asked about food allergies when confirming our reservation, I let them know that we had a strawberry allergy in our party. Two of the courses included strawberries. We did not make a big deal about it and just avoided them but wondered - why even ask if you’re going to ignore our dietary restriction?
  24. N

    Natalia

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing ! I made reservations for my birthday and enjoyed the the selection of teas as well as the yummy food ! It was a great experience. I will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston!
  25. l

    ladyakery

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my husband and two daughters for afternoon tea service and we had a wonderful time. I do wish the first course for children’s tea had more savory options because the second course is primarily sweet. The selection of teas, of course, were lovely. I always enjoy my time at Camellia’s.
  26. SN

    SfromNC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The location is beautiful and our servers were attentive. We had a vegetarian in our party and their meal was not an after thought. It was beautiful and delicious just like everyone else's meal. The tea selections were varied and very tasty. We will come again in the future.
  27. KB

    KrissyB

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Camellias for high tea. It was a very nice mother-daughter experience. Highly recommend!
  28. RW

    RachelleW

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughter’s 26th birthday and it was fabulous. It’s the perfect place to feel like a Queen.Upgrade and get the champagne because that makes it even better. We will definitely be back soon.
  29. NN

    NateNat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea! Would highly recommend! 10 out of 10!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  31. LH

    LisaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere, decor and food. Service was top notch! Can’t wait to return for high tea and rose!
  32. SM

    SherryM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Camellias for a belated Mother’s Day celebration. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was very good and we were able to enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The sandwiches tasted like they had been refrigerated for several days. The bread was hard. The sandwich course is usually my favor and this was my least favorite. The scone in the next course was the best. Have had far better tea in many places. The place is cute but the tea service is lacking.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had tea with my husband and daughter while vacationing. It was a wonderful experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a pleasant experience. I took my nieces for high tea and they loved how fancy it was. We all had a wonderful time.
  36. ST

    SarahT

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here & we loved it. The tea was delicious, the food was very good & the service was top notch. Definitely a fun experience in Charleston!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Quality wasn’t with the price
  38. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, atmosphere, food and decor! They made us feel welcome and not rushed in any way.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect way to bring in my 30s for my Birthday trip with all my girls!
  40. GC

    GailC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a proper high tea party!!! I loved this experience! Decorated very thoughtfully!

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Camellias is rated 4.6 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Camellias does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Camellias

404 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6422

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri, Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wine

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