Coterie- Charleston

4.5
86 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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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 86 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 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
123 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
10 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

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vipJennyR
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Indian food and in Charleston… it is VERY limited in that regard. This place would be considered more of Indian “fusion”, basically Indian with a plus! Not only was each dish unique with it’s own Indian twist but the cocktails were off the chart! They had a Bourbon Rye Manhattan style drink with a Banana flair… WHAT?! And a refreshing drink that had tequila/bourbon and cucumber…. DELISH! The outside covered area was quaint and cozy with excellent tunes laid down in the background. We both said this could be our new favorite place! Cheers!

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vipcoryg
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible do not go

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vipRichmonder
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brilliant Indian/low country fusion food and delicious imaginative cocktails. Funky outdoor space - on a perfect night magical. Service probably meant to read as laid-back but can come across as lackadaisical.

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wymouse
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around an excellent time.

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vipDebby
Charleston
97 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wil was a great server! The good was delicious and wonderful flavors thank you

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MikeR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 9 to celebrate my wife’s birthday and they absolutely crushed it. The food, drinks, ambiance, and service were fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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Neveragain
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our entrees were brought at half hour intervals. The last was brought over an hour after ordering, in a cardboard to go box, as we had theater reservations. Thete were apologies, but no offer to comp anything,
Worst service ever in a Charleston restaurant.

Only on-line menu, to read on your cell phone. Didnt bring mine.

Those who got food and ate while the other two watched said the food was good, if overpriced.
A decent restaurant would have comped the entire meal.

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CCsquared
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cocktails were outstanding. We loved the food and the portion size. Coterie turned out to be a great find. We will be back.

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NadiaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food, cool patio, and friendly service. Pleasantly surprised and will be back. The trout, drinks, and pickled veggies were awesome.

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waiting
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

We were there for 3hrs! It took over an hour to get our appetizers, and another hour and a half to get our food. Food was very good but very small portions and expensive. Not a good experience at all.

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SherriO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drinks and courtyard!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a great atmosphere and great cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorite spots in Charleston. Great food, great drinks, great vibes!

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Jasmine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

While the food was fine, unfortunately the restaurant had a hygiene issue. After two rounds of dirty dishes given two us, instead of an apology we were made to feel we were in the wrong. Cutlery with food residue was told to be “vintage”. Would not recommend!

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DaniM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. The staff really wanted us to enjoy our experience and were very accommodating. An extra nice touch was so nice to find a beautiful, cloth, ironed napkin at the place settings

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JSylvester
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! There was good Indian spice on everything we tried. A lot of very unique dishes and very flavorful. The music on the patio can be loud if you are under one of the speakers, but other tables away from it are perfectly fine. The cocktails were also really good!

My only complaint was on service. We had a party of 6 and there was a 15 minute gap between the first dish and the last dish being delivered to the table, so several people were already finished with their meal before some ever got their main course.

Overall though, a great spot and I will definitely be going back again.

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vipMegaTron
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, pretty good food, and great drinks & atmosphere! Definitely recommend!

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 86 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.