Eleve Restaurant & Rooftop

4.2
387 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Rooftop Restaurant, Contemporary French American Cuisine, Featuring Seasonal Seafood and Produce from the Carolinas
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Farm-to-table, Seafood
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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)
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Phone number
(843) 724-4142
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lauren Vershon
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Cross street
Meeting St.
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Parking details
Street parking also available
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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.
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

This Christmas Eve, feast like a Bohemian. Join us at Élevé from 5-10pm and treat your family to delicious creations that will satisfy every holiday craving, along with a complimentary glass of champagne. 3 courses, Adults $59, Children (Ages 6-12) $29

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

This Christmas, feast like a Bohemian. Join us at Élevé from 2-7pm and treat your family to delicious creations that will satisfy every holiday craving, along with complimentary holiday inspired mimosas. Buffet, Adults $69 Children (Ages 6-12) $29.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 387 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
7 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
4 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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MG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were there for Thanksgiving. We were not seated in the dining room, but in another overflow room down the hall that was like a hotel conference room or small banquet room, even though when we arrived there were several available tables in the dining room. The room was lit with fluorescent ceiling panels but decorated nicely, and we had a view of a building next door, not something we were expecting at a rooftop restaurant. The dinner was served as a buffet, which we were not aware of prior, and we had to go into the dining room to get our food, which was lukewarm. I don't feel it was worth $59.00 per person. Very disappointed.

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointing at best. Young inexperienced service team fails to pay attention to details at the cost of alienating seasoned diners. Unfortunately, the food quality didn’t overcome the several service errors. Not surprised to see the place empty at 7:30 pm.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary. My only complaint is that I wasn't greeted at the door and was not seated for a reservation until I initiated conversation with the hostess. It was not crowded when we went, but I can see how it might be a great place for a get together. The food was fantastic and the same hostess ended up serving us and was excellent. I would go back.

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DC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

We were seated by the bar, which meant that by the time our entrees arrived, our table was surrounded by bar patrons. The food was ok, but the noise level made conversation impossible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service!

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HG
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time visiting. We sat out on the rooftop, which has a beautiful view all around. The restaurant is also beautifully decorated, including the elevator. Service and food was excellent, would definitely recommend.

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SW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Rooftop is quiet and cosy
Seems silly to have two bars inside though .. don’t get a high top unless you want to be on top of the cocktail bar patrons.
Front of house not welcoming - but what’s different about any Charleston restaurant?
Great food and service
Outstanding live music on Saturday’s

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EP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here for a date and we couldn’t be happier with the service and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. I had an amazing fillet that was cook to what I wanted. The young women singing there was absolutely fantastic and really made the night very romantic. We will definitely be making this our date spot.

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q
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eleve was a fun experience for our large group. The starters were very large so great for sharing. The food was excellent in both taste and appearance. Bonita our server was outstanding.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Delicious food!

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t
Poconos
34 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Enjoyed the 2piece musicians. Was impressed every staff member

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r
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Reservation was for a bachelorette brunch. Arrived and request for outdoor seating was not met. When outdoor seating was arranged, staff was not eager to assist and when brought to our table we were right in the sun. Asked staff to move an umbrella for us and was told “I’d like to take care of my back” by what I assume was one of the chefs...ultimately could not move an umbrella for us because they were to heavy. Ended up sitting inside which was fine. About 10mins later a huge party of about 12 young girls gets seated outdoors and umbrellas were moved to accommodate this party. Very taken back and upset by this but carried on with our lunch. When some of the girls ordered a latte were told it would take too long because they had to go to Starbucks...why??? I mean thanks for communicating but make it happen! Overall, not impressed and no southern hospitality here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was impressed how the staff went out of their way to accommodate for us. We had reservations for my birthday, but were hoping to sit outside instead of inside. They went ahead and opened a private patio for us outside. It meant so much for me. They made me feel very important. I will definitely recommend Eleve and will be coming back myself.

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MW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Eleve with 10 people for a bachelorette party. We loved the ambiance, cocktails, and food! The service was amazing! We would definitely come back again and again!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for lunch and there weren’t many people. Service was slow. Food good but not great. Glad we just did lunch there and not dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The place is very attractive and the roof top bar is great. But....it took 1 1/2 hours to get our food. Had to ask for my salad twice. Friend got the escargot it it was horrible. Baked with NO butter or garlic. The lobster soup is VERY spicy. More of a Thai thing. Lamb chops were good but the side of peas and mushrooms had no flavor. Steak was good but the side was shoestring fries. Not worth $38.
Beware..prices are very high for the food that you get. Had to ask 3 times for bread. Seemed to be only 1 waitress for the restaurant and 1 for the roof top bar. Need more competent help. Or a good manager

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S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for any special occasion. The food, service, and atmosphere was outstanding!

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, but everything was very overpriced.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was very slow& it wasn’t busy. After our drinks the waiter didn’t ask if we were ready to order or wanted apps, then he didn’t come back for >20 minutes

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GA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Really horrible food and way over priced. Patio was funky but messy. Not chic as it appeared in photos.

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D
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice dinner ate outside on the deck. The food and wine were very nice.

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CR
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was very accomodating; but one of the couples in our group of 8 never got their dinner. We had all finished eating, and their food had still not come out.
The "heirloom" tomatoes on my caprese salad were so hard that I had to chew them, and the crab cake was
over-cooked and dry. My escargot was overly salted, and there was no bread to soak up the juice.

I had to go into the kitchen to look for the manager to ask why one of the couples had not been served yet; and when he came out to speak with them he didn't offer anything in the way of making amends.
These Charleston residents are part of our 30 member happy hour group who have been together since 2003. We try out different restaurants every Friday and either recommend them to our friends or tell them to stay away.

Unfortunately we love the patio and previously had two excellent dinners at Eleve with our group.
It's too bad we won't be going back now.

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NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Server was the only good experience. Hostess and food was horrible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was wonderful! We had the oysters as an app and I had the fig and goat cheese flatbread, it was delicious but the fig jam was a little overwhelming, maybe a little less fig and maybe add some
Prosciutto? Along with all the other components it would be outstanding I think. Other than that I throughly enjoyed my experience and will be back. Also Sarah was our server and she was fantastic!

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MR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Charleston many times before but never here. Definitely would recommend- beautiful restaurant, bar and out door space on top of top rated hotel. Food was prepared and presented perfectly. Great cocktails and service. Even good for families- went with my family and little nieces. Restaurant had kids menu and coloring placements for them.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Sam who made our night so so wonderful!!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Very quiet and easy to converse. Food choices were good. Portions are relatively large. Food was good looking and tasting but not truly outstanding or unusual. Lacked the "wow factor". Prices in line with other top tier restaurants in Charleston, SC. Nice wine selection.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Total lack of training for an obviously new staff. Cocktail glass had lipstick on it. Waiter left used and food filled utensils between courses. No noise abatement amplified by a guitar player who competed with the entire room.

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K
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We chose it because it was a roof top restaurant but it wasn't much of a view. The tables were along the side of the building and sat low. The plastic saftey glass basically kept any breeze at all from blowing so it was uncomfortable even when the sun went down. Food was good, but if you are going for a pleasent rooftop experience, I would say no.

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DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

We went for a bachelorette party and it was a beautiful atmosphere. The menu wasn’t that awesome and the food was just ok but it was very instagram worthy

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very loud, and food was mediocre. The wagyu carpaccio was excellent and lamb was great. The lava cake was not too fantastic (no lava) just cake on top of Nutella.


We had the lobster soup that did not know what it’s identity was. It didn’t know if it was Asian or French. All the ingredients clashed with each other. The calamari had old oil and you can taste the oil, very sad because we were really excited to have that app. The flamkuchen or thin pizza was called a flambé but there was no flambé of the thin style pizza, which also was drenched in overpowering guyre cheese, and to top it off the lava cake was a cake on top of Nutella spread, not a Nutella lava cake.

Server was very nice, but not a quiet sit down place for sure. We did have an enjoyable time.As for the food, I had to critique a bit.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Sarah was an absolute darling, Thank you for making our experience personal.

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