Eleve Restaurant & Rooftop
Bonita was the best server I have ever had and I have been in the service industry for over 10 years. Props for having genuine people in a corporate setting. Also Lillian is a gem and made it an easy experience to come dine at Eleve!
The decor and food were outstanding
Lunch on the rooftop provided a nice respite after a busy morning. The charcuterie was delicious and offered selections we both enjoyed. The hostess, Stephanie, was delightful - and our waitress/bartender Lillian was welcoming & knowledgeable. She made a tasty margarita on the rocks too!
We enjoyed Sunday brunch on the outside patio - our server was wonderful. Avocado toast with eggs was a hit...beautiful views with relaxed / funky decor. Nice way to spend early Sunday afternoon!
Food was poor and overpriced
Food was over cooked, took over an hour and a half for our food to come after we ordered. It was a terrible experience all around!
We were excited to try eleve. It is beautiful but it was easily one of the worst experiences I have had. The drinks were terrible, the food was even worse and the server was very nice but not trained. It was actually shocking it was so bad. Would NOT recommend for dinner. Stop by and have a drink but skip the food.
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.
Loud, lost our credit card in the trash can, terrible service, mediocre food.
It was an overall great dining experience for Valentine’s Day. This is a high quality restaurant with a price tag to match.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cool ambiance, great food.
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!
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.
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.
We enjoyed our dinner at Eleve. Good food, good service, and nice rooftop seating area.
The food was delicious and the Restaurant Week portions were very generous. My friends and I were quite happy with our meals.
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.
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.
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!
Poor service for mediocre food. Really disappointed
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)
Food is good. The chef is using refine ingredients and they all are in harmony. Great rooftop terrace to go on a sunny day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas - food was good, ambience is incredible and their rooftop has one of the best views of Downtown Charleston.
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!
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.
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.
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!