Coterie- Charleston

4.5
104 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
The word “coterie," in its essence, means a group of people who come together to share their ideas. Unique perspectives are what brings flavor to our conversations and our relationships, and they thrive in the right environment.

Our style is an edited mix of flavorful dishes and drinks served in an intimate setting. Flavors come to the forefront as easily as the conversations held by the people enjoying the food. At Coterie, everyone brings their own story to the table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 104 people are saying
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NJDiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner. The drinks were also wonderful. The staff is great and very friendly. We will return!

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vipKiki
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date night ever! Food was delicious. Ambience is incredible. Service was spectacular! It’s a must!

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vipClaudiaC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Overpriced!!!! No ambiance whatsoever. Will not be going back.

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Martin
Switzerland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

not very good food and hardly with an Indian touch, don't try the Steak Vindaloo

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vipTiller
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our third visit to Coterie, our second for dinner. Food, drinks, wine and food were all fabulous as before. Service from Natalie was superb as as well. Very inventive modern Indian cuisine. Recommended!

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vipLaurenK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found Coterie while searching for a restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. On-line reviews were good, and we snagged a reservation. We don’t eat at Indian restaurants often but it sounded good.

Most of the seating is outside on a chilly but pleasant night, and we opted for one of the few inside tables. Looking at the rather short menu it was clear these were not traditional Indian dishes but rather more Southern-inspired versions.

The menu leans toward shared or tasting dishes. There were three of us and portions were just large enough for each of us to get two decent-sized tastes. We ordered three shared plates @ $14 each(ribs, goa trout, captain tikka), one entree (fish of the day), three drinks and naan. Three dishes were excellent but the ribs were definitely underwhelming and not recommended.

In summary: very good to excellent food, very good service, not much ambiance, and somewhat pricey for the portions.

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vipJEastBay
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. Good and drinks were delicious. We shared a million starters and had cocktails which were great. The portions of the apps are fairly small so getting a lot is recommended to taste everything. Service was friendly and flavors were great and such a nice change from all the southern food!

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SamanthaK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, amazingly delicious drinks, exceptional staff!

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cftodd
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small intimate vibe. Tasty inventive dishes. My only issue is portion size to cost but I’ll definitely be returning.

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janaC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coterie was a wonderful surprise! Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere.

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vipCharlesS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. A new twist on Indian. Every dish was amazing and service was great.

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JaniceL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service! Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Yummy food and good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and cocktails were delicious. Our favorites were the okra, kale salad, and tikka. The overall ambiance was a little underwhelming but the food was good enough to make up for it! We were afraid service was going to be a little slow at first but once we ordered, dishes came out quickly.

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Nats
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! We tried the chicken, Goan trout and paneer. It was the best Indian food in Charleston area.

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vipDocTor
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

2nd time here. While the menu is very limited, to make matters worse, they were out of the chicken dish which for the large plate may have been their best offering. Had to settle on what we wanted as a 2nd choice. Music can be loud for serious conversations. Staff was attentive and kind. Can be pricy for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good coconut shrimp and grits

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Portions were quite small, menu looked promising but the dishes did not turn out to be good. Service was satisfactory.

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Maerie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious, inventive, creative, artisanal Indian dishes that we loved. And we're from NYC where there are a lot of great Indian restaurants. The Aloo Gobi, 5-stars. The Dal, also five. Loved the Shrimp and Grits as my dining companion doesn't eat meat and it's hard to get ham- or pork-less shrimp and grits in Charleston, so that was a real treat--creamy grits with delectable shrimp and some interesting stuff on top I could not identify. Picked vegetables were excellent. The one dish that didn't come together for us was the trout... a bit dry and the coconut coating just didn't read. I will come back here as the food is really, really enjoyable and there are other things on the menu I want to try. I think they are still relatively new and they are still working out the details as service was kind and reasonably attentive but a teensy bit slow. Oh! And we had an apple creme brûlée that was scrumptious! Great place! Excellent funky play list adds to the artisanal atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this place but it was cold out last night and we sat outside. Heaters didn't help much and the outdoor metal furniture isn't comfortable. A tablecloth and some pillows for the chairs would help. Food and drinks were delicious 😋

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Chasrestgroupie
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Will definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We have been looking for a spicier option for our dinners. Coterie did not disappoint!
Ambiance - we were at a high top near the bar and other than some louder people seated at the bar, the setting was excellent. Great lighting, plants, comfortable seats.
Service: excellent - guided us through the picking both drinks and food in a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic way.
Food: wow! Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had. I went to bed thinking of it. Everything we ate was delicious, great portion sizes and if you like spicy, ask for the green Chili sauce.

Charleston is lovely, but there’s a lack of spicy and ethnically diverse food. If you’re looking for either of these things, consider Coterie the answer!

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YusufS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not quite Indian cuisine in the ''classic'' sense, but fusion-Indian of sorts. Very interesting drink/cocktail menu; some HappyHour offerings but only at the Bar. Dinner menu sort of limited and missing some typical Indian treats and including an odd entry (BEEF). Service was amazing. Quiet enough for a business dinner with private conversation and hot having to shout over music.

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vipTiller
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for brunch and enjoyed it so much that we came back for dinner. Erin was our waitperson for brunch and Natalie was our server at dinner. All the food was awesome. I would describe it as "New Indian cuisine with a Caribbean influence." Chef Clint is originally from Trinidad and those influences show through in the food. Some fun creative cocktails and short curated wine list with some very interesting choices. Highly recommended!

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AmyO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chutneys were wonderful, very flavorful food and calming / romantic atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating (we had a baby with us). Server had fantastic recommendations for cocktails. The okra and lamb were amazing.

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Lucy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely divine small plates and main dishes. Good cocktails and helpful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pricey, small portions for Indian food. A nice place tho.

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vipsilverboxdiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat in their covered patio/bar as they are a couple of days away from opening their indoor tables. Even though the weather was bad we were very comfortable. Started with happy hour cocktails which were very good. Had the yellow lentil and the ribs as our appetizer. We ordered extra rice because the lentils were amazing and we didn’t want to miss a bit. Ribs were good as well. Our main course was the Tikka Tikka and we loved it. Service was really good, very attentive including the chef stopping by to discuss how he prepared the lentils because they were so much better than we have had before. Turns out he doesn’t use any butter or margarine and that made them so much lighter than other recipes. We will definitely return on our next trip to Charleston. Note for Indian food lovers - this is a Jamaican chefs take on Indian dishes, not the kind of heat you are used to. Very tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Blown away by the meals. Flavors were expansive, familiar and creative. Ambiance was music and lights and patio. Would redo in a heart beat.

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vipKerry
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and phenomenal staff. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious and unique. Very cool place. Can’t wait to go back!

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ChristianB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food, the ambience and the music make coterie a very comfortable place

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Sandy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful new Indian cuisine. Interesting flavours and choices. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The perfect patio for a gorgeous Saturday lunch out in Charleston. Been wanting to try this little place for awhile and I'm glad we finally got there.
Friendly service, fun cocktails and tasty Indian food with a southern twist. Had the brunch sampler that our server recommended and we were not disappointed. Could eat their okra every day! And the pumpkin spice chutney had just the right kick. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience start to finish! This won’t be a hidden gem much longer.

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lisaw
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grat drinks and unexpected flavors! A must try. Love the location and outdoor seating.

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letdown
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our table was too big for a party of 4. Table was broken and chairs were very uncomfortable. Was offered to be moved to a table for two which would have been too small for a party of 4. When I called to confirm my patio reservation I was told our table would be in the covered patio area but that did not happen. Service was disappointing, but food and music were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, food, and service

FAQs

Coterie- Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (854) 222-3201.

Coterie- Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.