Coterie- Charleston

4.4
48 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
What 48 people are saying
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Jasmine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
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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JSylvester
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellent cocktails, and a friendly and efficient waitress, Natalie. She anticipated our every need and even surprised us with an amazing dessert for our anniversary. This place is a keeper!

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vipBGReviewer
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday for my daughter, but no acknowledgement at all by the waitress.

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vipPareshN
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice outside courtyard for dining. Food was good, service was very good.

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LisaJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was very good except when we ordered the beef short ribs we got pork instead and the waitstaff didn't bother telling us they switched to pork. More lighting needed, could barely see what we were eating.

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vipPage
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Easy to share with others.
Great service! Nice outdoor patio!
Thank you!

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Derek
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, great food, friendly owners. Overall a great experience and will definitely be going back and recommending it to others

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ShrinalP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Paneer malai was good . But lentil dal was just cooked dal with no flavor .
Good portion size for all .

Flavor could do better overall
Good staff and ambiance

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Catrina
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I know that restaurants are having a difficult time hiring experienced servers so I'm not going to criticize the very polite but very inexperienced server at our table. It's the food that caused me to rate this restaurant so poorly.
The amount of food was skinny. The flavors were mediocre. The prices were ridiculous for what we got. The main dishes come with dry, flavorless white rice that make up the majority of the food on the plate. We've been to many wonderful Indian restaurants in the South but this is certainly not one of them.
We did not order a mixed drink but we heard several tables around us praising the drinks they ordered so maybe Cotorie will evolve into a fantastic bar with awesome drinks that also serves Indian food.

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OhDisBoy
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails and food were outstanding. We enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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JonJones
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was really really good. Enough said but I need 50 characters

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Wish there was more light but the food was great.

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Pickereater1000
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, great southern Indian food in Charleston. Everything was delicious!!!!!

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ErinF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! I will absolutely be back.

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brett
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

- Parking was challenging
- Carlitos were great!!
- Trout was average
- did not order main dish so my review is very limited, sorry.

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PreetiA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Mosquitoes need to be addressed. Food is not adequate for the amount charged. Rice was undercooked. Kale bhel is a miss. Drinks were awesome! Loved the chicken. Kababs were cold .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Inauthentic. This makes a mockery of Indian cuisine. There was nothing at all worthy of praise. The cuisine lacked any kind of spice and was extremely bland. Value for money was nonexistent. This was portrayed as a modern take on Indian cuisine…I think not. Avoid at all costs.

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MeganM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible !!!!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stumbled on Coterie looking for something else, and are very glad we did. The covered patio is nice and large enough for good spacing; the servers are friendly, knowledgeable and informative, and the food is delicious; the best Indian I’ve had in a while. Everything we tried was good, and we especially liked the Coterie Okra, Appam, and Bombay shrimp and grits. We’ll be back often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and awesome food!

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vipCelesteS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service team works well to bring super fresh and tasty tapas to your table! Love the patio and it’s dog friendly! A little secret place off King Street 😍 they gave us a chai drink at the end of our meal ~ Perfect dinner!

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vipTaaffe2
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming people with delicious food and cocktails. Lovely inclusive ambiance

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GaryD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very surprised at the lack of Indian Restaurants in the Charleston area of SC. This is a little oasis in downtown Charleston. It most certainly is NOT your run of the mill Indian restaurant serving tikka masala, vindaloo, madras, etc. etc. what you’ll find is a very limited menu which for the most part is well prepared.
We had the tikka tikka dish and the banana leaf fish. Both were excellent but for me the tikka was the better of the two and I highly recommend it.
If you’re looking for highly spiced Indian food rather than subtly spiced then stay away. Don’t get me wrong, I love both types and I just want you to know that if you’re more inclined to hot curries, naan bread, etc. etc. then this place isn’t for you.

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Mylea
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and was a huge help when it came to helping pick out items from the menu. The cocktails were some of the tastiest cocktails I've ever had in my 3 years living in Charleston. The food is perfectly portioned and tastes amazing. For the 4 of us, each of us got an appetizer and a main and we were all perfectly full after. I highly recommend this place. It is also fairly priced!

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vipSteph
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were visiting Charleston for the weekend and decided to give Coterie a try. Our family is a big fan of Indian food and this restaurant did not disappoint. The charming outdoor seating area was lovely, the cocktails were amazing and the food was delicious. We will definitely dine there again when we are in Charleston. We loved that all the plates were shareable and the tapas experience. We had the cauliflower, yellow lentils, eggplant entree and the Captain’s Tikka. All were so yummy. The lentils were so flavorful that we ordered a second portion.

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vipRUBINSF
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coterie offers a delicious, new take on a full set of Indian favorites. Dining feels more like enjoying tapas dishes than traditional Indian fare. We have now visited Coterie every time we've been in Charleston. Delicious food in a beautiful outdoor setting!

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vipLovely
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Coterie is serving dinner outside on their very casual patio. It was very busy with a big bar crowd and most of the tables were full. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was spotty, perhaps they don't have enough wait staff, like most restaurants post COVID. The restrooms were inside and only one was operating. There was a long line to use them, which was a problem for our group. The music was very loud. Indian sitar music would have been more appropriate.

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elsiepea
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very trendy place with a nice dark patio for sitting outside. the cocktails were amazing. the food was very good, I liked the Indian twist on southern foods or southern twist on Indian foods, whichever you prefer. Both the Shrimp and grits and Carolina bog were very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Lovely staff and service. Thank you :)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming low key atmosphere , friendly staff , food amazing

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Jules327
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal on a Friday evening. The food was all divine. The service was excellent and we both look forward to returning!

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vipDave
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Innovative food concept, nice people - but, the user experience was subpar. No rudeness, just needed to be more attentive.

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vipcasabaja
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Indian food that Charleston has needed. The lentil/rice flour pancake was divine as were the gobi , saag and shrimp and grits. They are having staffing issues post covid, but no doubt will recover. Our server did an great job managing the entire outdoor area by himself. Give them time, but patronize them now so we can maintain ethnic diversity in Charleston’s restaurant scene. BTW the cocktails are fantastic!

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mckelvie37
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and cozy Indian/American Restaurant off of King St. Most items slightly larger than Tapa size plates but great for sharing. Authentic Indian.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The Indian-Southern food fusion along with the cocktail menu was excellent! Unfortunately, it took nearly 15 minutes after we finished our appetizers that our entrées came out. That was pretty disappointing

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vipPatrickW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Rude waitress was no help other to inform me they don’t serve traditional Indian Fare. Food was ok though.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, especially loved the okra and chicken bog dishes!

FAQs

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

Coterie- Charleston is rated 4.4 stars by 48 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.