Eleve Restaurant & Rooftop

4.2
420 reviews
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Rooftop Restaurant, Contemporary French American Cuisine, Featuring Seasonal Seafood and Produce from the Carolinas
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LM
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very beautiful space. Nice menu, and the food we ordered was prepared and plated beautifully. We found the menu difficult to see though, and the noise level kept getting higher as the room filled up. Our server was sweet, but her visits to our table got further apart as our meal went on. It is a fun place to go, though, with the outdoor space, and lots of bar space.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Loud, lost our credit card in the trash can, terrible service, mediocre food.

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Valentines weekend

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B
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was an overall great dining experience for Valentine’s Day. This is a high quality restaurant with a price tag to match.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful with an amazing live guitarist singing. The staff was kind and helpful and extremely accommodating. Food was delicious! We had an amazing experience at this restaurant!

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JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The bar and outside lounge are amazing and the drinks are very good. They are a tad overpriced but not as overpriced as the food. When we got there, no one greeted us and when we informed them we had a reservation they looked confused. It took almost 10 min for someone to come to our table to ask if we wanted a drink and give us menus. The Calamari was overcooked and my husbands steak was mediocre at best and served with fries for $30+...My tilefish was delicious but should have been cut thinner. Overall, I'd go back for drinks but not for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I'm honestly not sure how this restaurant stays open. Beautiful decor and roof top views, but that's where it ends. With so many great choices in Charleston, Eleve doesn't even come close to hitting the mark.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has a great atmosphere, inside and out. The food was delicious...truffle fries were amazing. The staff and servers were friendly and attentive. They had live music and it was a great mix of songs, very entertaining. Everyone had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back.

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Our food was tasty and well presented. The atmosphere was pleasing as was our server. We would definitely return.

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YH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week. Tried a few items which I would have never ordered off the main menu. Amazing!!! Loved it all. Can't wait to return! We had the nicest server ever.

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c
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool ambiance, great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the salmon dish. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We had no idea there was going to be a DJ though, that was a little odd for a dinner indoor setting. But it wasn’t super disruptive/loud. So it wasn’t really an issue for us, just wasn’t expecting it. We will definitely return!

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RA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I was staying at the hotel so thought I’d dine there. The service was better than excellent. The food was very good. Unfortunately, it felt much more like eating in a bar than a restaurant. The noise and neon lights were intense. But, I would go back.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous, and the environment was quite beautiful. There are lovely open air seating areas. The food, however, was mediocre at best. The roasted pear salad was gritty, as if the greens hadn’t been washed properly. The flavors of the bitter greens and sour dressing clashed. The Butcher steak was rare (not the medium I ordered) and pre-sliced in such a way that it felt old. My own home cooked Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes are way better than theirs. The desserts were delicious, but likely commercially made. I won’t go back, which is unfortunate given how pretty it is. There was NOTHING French about the food nor the setting.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Eleve. Good food, good service, and nice rooftop seating area.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the Restaurant Week portions were very generous. My friends and I were quite happy with our meals.

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SI
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for the restaurant week menu. I was disappointed with the quality. I had flank steak which was tough and brussel sprouts which were hard. Desert was just as disappointing. I want to add the drinks were over prices $13.75 for Titos vodka is insane. Music was loud - just not what we imagined.

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RI
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived at 5:15 pm to avoid dinner rush; I was the only person there for dinner at this time. Took 30+ mins to get first course. Appetizer-Cream chowder had mushy shrimp, entree-steak from restaurant week menu was cooked to spec but had no flavor Brussel sprout accompaniment was severely over-salted. Hostess did not seat me, told me to sit wherever, utensils with napkin were not given to me until after entree was delivered. Had to ask for water and again had to request refill. Gauche decor.

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LM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We wanted to try Eleve during Restaurant Week. It wasn't overly crowded, but it was busy. Our server seemed a little slow, but she was attentive. The food was excellent! The seafood chowder is probably the best I have ever had, and my husband's steak au poivre was amazing! We will be back!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service for mediocre food. Really disappointed

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The staff seemed busy and service was a bit off. The apps, soups, salads were amazing. The entrees were so-so(chicken and salmon overcooked)

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S
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good. The chef is using refine ingredients and they all are in harmony. Great rooftop terrace to go on a sunny day.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and atmosphere. Service was amazing as well!! Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Had the best truffle burger in the world!! Can’t wait to go back.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cuisine well executed. Everything we had (Truffle frites with smoked tomato aioli, Beef Carpaccio with toasted capers) was well-thought out and worth every bite. The venue is energetic and has great views from the roof deck.

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JD
Savannah
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This restaurant was LOUD. To be fair, my ratings of the food, service, etc are somewhat skewed by the fact that we did not enjoy the evening. It was so loud, the four of us could not converse at our table without shouting.

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L
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While I appreciated that Eleve was open for Christmas Dinner, we arrived with expectations that apparently were unrealistic. I'd hoped for a friendly and festive atmosphere but walked into a half empty underwhelming space. The "lavish" holiday buffet was nice enough if you don't count the picked over dessert display that was neglected and unappealing. The buffet items were of good quality and tasty. It was the lack of ambiance and friendliness that we found disappointing. I'm sure that the staff didn't want to be there but if they had to be; I'd say make the most of it and make your guests feel welcome. Be nice, be kind, be friendly. The space lacked patrons and energy and made us feel like we were revisiting our college dining hall on a special occasion. if we wind up in Charleston alone on a holiday, we will be looking elsewhere.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas - food was good, ambience is incredible and their rooftop has one of the best views of Downtown Charleston.

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I have never been so disappointed in a meal, much less Christmas dinner. The food was cold, tasteless, & nothing to go back for seconds . I was treating my husband because it was also our anniversary, also. We both left hungry & believe me, it was not worth the $69 each +.. Driving across country last Dec., we ate in a Trans America Truck Plaza on I-40 that was much tastier! Sorry y'all, we live here & we eat out enough to know, this doesn't cut it. There didn't appear that management was around. Save your money!

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JS
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to Eleve Christmas eve. We had to wait for our table even though there were many empty ones that were still empty when we finished. The bar drinks were very good. We got seated and the server gave us the pre fix menu. I had noticed some people eating different selections at the bar and pointed this out to server. The server said we could order off menu only if we sat at the bar, no more than 10 feet away. I do not blame the server, she was doing what she was told to do. But a ridiculous policy don't you think? We ordered from the pre fix choices. Food was very mediocre, not worth the price. The servers were attentive and professional. The ambiance of Eleve is sort of hip elegant and there is an outdoor deck which is cozy and romantic. I am sure when the weather ia warmer the deck is quite pleasant. Overall --
Ambiance, great; service, great; policies and food, not so great.

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very interesting vibe. Everything was “good”, but unfortunately the price is very high for just “good”. Nice place for drinks. Charleston has so many “excellent” food choices, I just don’t see us coming back here again for the food. The two flat screens above the bar kill the ambience.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The hotel is kind of cool - the atmosphere in the restaurant could possibly be good - was pretty empty when we were there. The biggest turn off - the vast majority of the staff seemed to hate to work there or be there - starting from the hostess. The service was not only slow and I mean really slow in spite of the fact that there was more wait staff than guests but totally untrained.
It’s not really the place but the people in this case - wonder about the management!

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Eleve after a wine blending experience at The Grand Bohemian. We thoroughly enjoyed the menu and the service. We will be back.

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AY
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for an anniversary dinner! Sam our waiter was amazing so fun and friendly! Food was great! Had the steak and the salmon split meals with boyfriend. I wish they had tapas options because I wanted to try everything:) Great evening!

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JF
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s a bar a very loud bar not a restaurant
High ceilings with lots of windows nothing to absorb the noise

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn't very busy for a Saturday night, but the live music, service, and food were great. We had a large group and our waiter, Sam was attentive and very knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful experience!

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was way too loud to have an enjoyable conversation. Good musician but too loud for restaurant atmosphere

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KT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice dinner , was a little quiet but service and food was really good. The Filthy Martini with blue cheese stuffed olives is amazing

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Sam was awesome!!

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AY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner with Eleve! Thank you for such great service and food!

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