About Eleve Restaurant & Rooftop

Rooftop Restaurant, Contemporary French American Cuisine, Featuring Seasonal Seafood and Produce from the Carolinas

55 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Farm-to-table, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
7:00am to 11:00pm Daily
7:00am to 11:00am (Breakfast, 7 days a week)
11:00am-3:00pm (Sunday Brunch)

Cross Street:
Meeting St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 724-4142

Website:
http://www.grandbohemiancharleston.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking also available

Public Transit:
A CARTA bus stop is right across Meeting Street from the property. Local ped-cabs will drop you off at the front door of the hotel.

Executive Chef:
Lauren Vershon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Eleve Restaurant & Rooftop Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Scenic View (8)
Romantic (7)
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Great for Lunch (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Authentic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyable experience with attentive and professional service. Food was excellent overall although the desert was just so-so. Noise level in the private dining area was reasonable but the adjacent bar area ensured it wasn’t truly intimate.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was magical, I was extremely impressed in the details.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, but nothing outstanding. Overall it is severely overpriced for what you get. Given the price I'd stay away.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I went here for our Valentines Day dinner and expected a great meal because of the atmosphere and pricing. We were disappointed by not only the food quality but also the quantity. The staff treated us weirdly and made us uncomfortable for the most part. We regret spending our time and money here.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was great, waiter knew the menu and. Hold explain how fishes were prepared. Ambiance in restaurant and rooftop bar was amazing. We will go back!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was not up to par with a restaurant at this caliber. The lamb was exceptional but the Charcuterie board was probably the worst I’ve personally had. It was served with cold Parmesan cheese that we could not even cut through with a knife. We told our server that we were unhappy with it and he did not care at all...overall I was pleased with the lamb but would not recommend this restaurant due to the service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A limited menu but the lamb chops were done to perfection. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We like to have a pause between courses and we never felt rushed. Overall a very nice experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Met friends and brought my six year old. Nice children’s menu but the kitchen is slow slow slow. It took a full hour to get grapes and cheese plate. It is a shame we would eat there more often the food is good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A very unique restaurant compared to traditional Charleston fare. Several seating options. The high tables are very close to the main bar area so if you want more privacy and less congestion opt for the low tables. Wonderful outdoor seating area. Excellent menu and food presentations

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was super slow, the view was beautiful and we will go back one day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

As someone with food sensitivities, Chef Lauren went to great lengths to ensure I would have a delicious and memorable meal even honoring the Restaurant Week specials. My specially prepared 3 courses were outstanding. I enjoyed the tomato and burrata sans olive oil, a perfect prepared red snapper with chard instead of Brussels sprouts and a deconstructed gluten free apple galette recipe. Our server, AJ, was charming and attentive. My husband and I will return knowing my needs can be accommodated with flair!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The meal was very good. Dessert was not fresh and tasted stale. The service was terrible, and when we asked for the manager, he apologized explaining the staff was filling in for the previous wait-staff (that was a lot of staff he had filling in....).
Although noisy, the decor was elegant and the ambiance was nice.
There was a fire pit overlooking downtown which was very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great deal for restraunt week
Excellent service.

Regular menu looked good, albeit a little pricey

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We go as a group every restaurant week to try new restaurants in the area. Service was good but not great, but I do give him credit for his patience w our large group though. Food was not great. With it being restaurant week they have their menu picked and somewhat prepped; for our group of 7 it took 3 hrs for dinner. Not very good especially since the place was completely empty when we got there. One person didn't get their app right away while everyone else did (think they forgot one) and another got the absolutely wrong thing. I had the smoked mussels and was not impressed, they were hard to open and way too much smoke flavor. Ginger honey chicken was good but not great, not a lot of veggies with it at all. I will say that several ladies who had the Lobster crab bisque and the Pork Chop really did like there's. Maybe I just picked the wrong food? Overall not sure we will return for another visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is Restaurant Week in Charleston and we are all trying restaurants new to us. The food was very good but the kitchen must have been overwhelmed for there were extremely long waits between courses and the dessert we ordered at the beginning of the meal was no longer available (two hours later).

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Seth was an excellent waiter ,the food was delicious and artfully presented.The atmosphere didn't quite enchant

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The art and lighting create a gorgeous, but low key atmosphere. All of the staff that I interacted with were friendly and easygoing. It wasn't too busy at 545, but the restaurant is a little bit noisy, because it is a large open space. The food was beyond expectation. The ginger spiced rum sorbet was delicious! I'm definitely going back, and bringing friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Eleve never ceases to amaze me. The ambiance is incredible and the service was great. A must for anyone looking for a nice experience in Charleston.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was good but it took an hour and a half to get it, which was surprising because it was not very busy. Disappointed with that and wouldn't recommended to a friend.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was very poor. We felt racially discriminated against since it was a party pf 13 blacks and there was a table of 5 whites who got more attention than us. I had to get up to get our water and the food took long. There was no communication on when our food was coming unless we asked. After i ordered my food, the server took the menu out of my hands after i finished ordering without asking if i was done. the manager claimed that sine we were late for our reservations (which i called 5 times ahead to notify) that we really shouldn't complain. They offered us 20% and free champagne but i dont think this was fair enough. Plus the food was not all the way cooked and the server wanted my party guest to pay for her food even though she returned it to the kitchen without taking a bite and he refused to take her payment when she offered to pay for her soup which is the only thing she ate. I am still waiting to be compensated, it was my birthday and i was very embarrassed and emotional because of how i and my guests were treated.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We went during restaurant week and got a wonderful 3-course meal. The service was attentive and friendly if not particularly well trained. We had theater tickets so we went early and there were only a few other tables occupied. The manager came to our table and was very pleasant. I like when they do that. When you are in a restaurant and the manager comes over Please tell them of anything that is wrong or could be better. That is what they want - they are not simply looking for you to compliment them or their restaurant. I did mention that the wine glasses were still on the table (he came over after we completed the main course) even though we had not ordered wine. A very small thing yes but to a restaurant it's the small things that matter.
So overall a nice place, good people and great food. Hard to say about the value as we got the discounted Restaurant Week pricing. We will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were so excited to experience “Eleve” - When we entered the restaurant on the 4th Floor of The Grand Bohemian Hotel - We were immediately impressed with the decor, lighting, Bar etc.... However, we stood at the Hostess Stand for quite awhile waiting to be helped. What staff was there, were mostly behind the bar area. When we were finally noticed, by a gentleman that appeared to possibly be some sort of management, we asked to be seated in a certain area, he acted as if he would have to have the table cleaned, the whole section was clean and the restaurant was pretty empty. Anyway, he finally sat us at a table we didn’t request. After that, we were greeted by our waiter. He was nice, and asked us about a drink order. We asked to see a drink menu, which he apologized for us being sat without one. We opted for a Grey Goose Cosmopolitan - The wait on the cocktails was extremely long, and the end result was terrible. Very poor quality bartending. Due to the lack of attentiveness and the poor cocktail experience. We opted to make a reservation elsewhere for dinner. When we were finally able to get our waiters attention, we asked for our bill. When we finally received the bill, we waited again, just trying to pay it. I approached a young girl behind the bar and asked if she could run our credit card. She said no. Our waiter would have to do that. Well, we were finally able to leave. Two drinks cost $35.00, and they were so terrible. The manager guy spent his time behind the bar, chatting with a patron of the bar, oblivious to us and another family of three that had entered and were waiting forever to be noticed and seated. For all the beautiful lighting, art work and attentions to esthetic detail, Eleve was a huge disappointment. If the customer service and quality of product matched the look of Eleve, it would definitely be an experience we would be happy to tell everyone about. However, I would never want anyone to experience what we had to.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for the New Year's Eve dinner and found the food delicious and well prepared. There were 4 of us, 3 had the veal chop and one had the lamb shank; no complaints at all. Patrick was our server and he was very nice but we found him scarce for example when dessert was served we were not asked if we would like coffee or an aperitif. The ambiance was nice with the art work however the second bar in view of our table was a reminder that this was a hotel restaurant. Our complaint is that we paid for our meal with a gift card valued at $150. Patrick returned with the bill and said it's value was only $100. We could not argue because when I looked at the card there was no denomination on it, I had to ask our son who gave us the card what its worth was, clearly there was a mistake but we were with another couple, not a time for a scene. When we got home I called and spoke to Robin who said he "looked at the card himself" and saw it was valued at $100 and where did we get it. Strange question I think but I happened to know that my son's fiancee and her mother went to the hotel in person to purchase the gift. Robin said he would have to "investigate". Today is January 4th and I know we have had bad weather but I would think this is an important matter. Still no resolution.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great venue and food and always superb service. We have an extensive array of very good restaurants in Charleston and we return to Eleve over and over.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with my husband and our friend. The hotel and restaurant are so charming and eclectic. It was too cold to enjoy the rooftop deck, but this is such a wonderful spot. Food was delicious. Definitely come check them out. View, ambiance and delicious food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. A definite special place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nestled at the top of the Bohemian, this is a bright room adjacent to rooftop seating. We lunched there and it was goooood (but pricey, as one would expect in this hotel). Decent wine menu, too. If it were warmer, outside seating would be a delight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I cannot get enough of the Burrata!!! The ambiance is a bit flashy but the food is sooooo good!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really disappointed with the menu. Location and service were excellent. However, I was served frozen fries for a $38 plate of food. Now it makes sense why there were so many times for reservations. This is downtown Charleston with some of the best food in the country and Eleve is essentially serving Ore-Ida fries with a steak dinner. Won’t come again.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Stopped by with some friends and had a wonderful lunch served by a very attentive waitress. Will return again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was subpar tasting as if it came from a burger grill, roasted oysters were first served cold and had to be replaced, menu doesn’t say calamari is fried - it was and couldn’t eat. Took very long time to get this food. Not close to being worth the approx 150.00 overall cost. They also reported to Open Table that we didn’t show up to add insult to injury. That was cleared up but first time that’s ever happened. Positives - great ambiance and server was very nice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lamb chops were excellent. Great service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous service!!! And food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was fit for foodies and Bonita was a fabulous server! I'm so glad we chose this for lunch with our discerning out-of-town guests!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was delicious but the service was soooo slow and terrible. The odd thing was that there were only 3 tables. I have no idea why service would be so bad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving wonderful space and food was superb the

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Unfortunately they sent a text cancelling our reservation. However they were not kind enough to remove from open table so I could reserve another restaurant. Will not go to the restaurant again

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were all very disappointed in the cuisine. I think you are trying too hard to be different. The dishes were over spiced. Their price was over the top for what we had. The noise level - even though we asked to be in the back away from the majority - was very loud. There were not that many people in the restaurant. Would be worse if were crowded. Our server was excellent - very attentive and delightful. We will not be coming back to this establishment for dinner. I have enjoyed a drink on your rooftop in the nicer weather and I think that is very nice.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My second time for lunch. Enjoyed it as much this time as the first time.
However, I didn’t get credit for my account with Open Table even though I informed them that I made my reservation through you.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Boheme cocktail was fabulous. Sunday brunch had a good number of options- wish there were more vegetarian options, but the salads are tasty and the skillet bread appetizer is divine.
One of the most creatively designed spots. Great views and atmosphere inside and out.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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