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About Eli’s Table

Eli's Table features a new menu offering bold, worldly flavors while using fresh and local ingredients. Named after the owner of Charleston Hospitality Group's son Eli, the restaurant is sentimental for many reasons. With the flair our Executive Chef has brought to Eli's Table, guests are treated with a new way to savor their favorite classics. Tantalize your taste buds and join us at Eli's Table tonight.

129 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast is served everyday from 7:00 am - 11:00 am;
Lunch is everyday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner is served everyday from 5:00 pm - until;
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, all day, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cross Street:
Queen Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 405-5115

Website:
http://www.elistable.com/?utm_source=Open Table&utm_medium=Open Table&utm_campaign=Open Table&utm_term=annual

Catering:
Let us customize your event, from the menu to the drinks and beverages.

Private Party Facilities:
Reserve Eli's Table for the morning, afternoon or night. We would be happy to accommodate you! Courtyard seating available.

Private Party Contact:
Ellen Walsh : (843) 576-4116

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Let Eli's Table host your special event. Custom menus available. Birthdays, Graduation, Retirement Party, Bachelorette, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Holiday Parties and any of your special events.

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Eli’s Table Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Special Occasion (42)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Fit for Foodies (33)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Romantic (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Cozy (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Authentic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was terrific, from the service to the beignets and breakfast. I really enjoyed the tea, which was the real thing instead of a tea bag.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

I wanted this to be great like the last time we were here. My husband’s steak was over cooked and in all fairness they did it over. My duck was totally over cooked but I didn’t want both of us to complain, so I didn’t. They took the appetizer off the bill which was fair. In all it wasn’t a great dinner for either of us.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been to Eli's Table a dozen times over the years and we have always considered it an above-average restaurant. But Monday night, December 11 was our best experience yet. The food was better than ever -- she had the shrimp and grits, I had the duck. The duck was on the menu as duck and waffles. I mentioned to the waiter I liked duck but did not care for waffles, so the waiter had the chef fix a plate of duck and roasted veggies just for me!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

I couldn't be more pleased with our visit. The staff were friendly, very attentive, and the food was spectacular. My whole family walked away commenting on what a great time we all had at dinner. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our girls night out was an excellent evening thanks to everyone at Eli's Table. The food was fabulous and the service was absolutely phenomenal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had breakfast ... the egg white omelet which was delicious. But the grits were outstanding! Also very attentive service from Austin.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had an especially delightful evening with the best service possible. Our Server Tony had a great sense of humor and was very helpful in making sure our evening was flawless.

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 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a fantastic meal, visiting Charleston for the first time, Great local food specialities and top-rate service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My personal experience at this restaurant was good; however, I would like to share some specifics regarding the food, service and table seating location. Food was good, very nice presentation; however, the taste of my food choice was not to my expectation. The taste was spacier as I normally like on my food. Regarding the service, overall the server did a fair job; it seems he was new or recently hired, because showed nervousness, and did not have all the answers (at least) I was hoping he would have regarding some of the menu choices offered. Finally, the location of the table was not what I had in mind. My goal was to have an early Christmas dinner with my two best friends, and requested a cozy location next to a window, nice table setting with at least a candle ... instead, we were seated in the patio on a plain metal table ... although nice, it did not meet my expectations. Despite all my previous comments, I would go back to this restaurant for a second chance.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ladies Night was nice with a long stemmed rose and glass of champagne. Staff were very friendly and numerous. However, the food was unexciting! As a signature dish, the shrimp and grits was bland. My wife's salmon needed more citrus.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and attention to detail, as usual fir them.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Large serves. Good food. Great service.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our service and food was great! We were in the back room so the ambiance was not as good as if we had been seated in the main dining room. We will definitely be eating here again!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Beautiful, quiet, quaint restaurant serving excellent cuisine! The Bacon Infused Bloody Mary is not to be missed by any fans of Bloody Mary's. Spicy, savory and delicious.

The Fried Green Tomato Napoleon was simply outstanding.....crisp, seasoned tomato slices sandwiched between excellent pimento cheese, all on a bed of tomato coulis....the perfect appetizer to begin the dining experience at Eli's Table!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We were warmly greeted and the wait staff was very attentive. We had breakfast and the food was absolutely fabulous (ok.....MAYBE my soft boiled eggs could have cooked for 15 seconds longer but trust me, that's being incredibly fussy....the food was GREAT!) I'd go back there to eat w/o hesitation.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service we're both excellent. Douglas was wonderful as our server, and Raymond, the Maitre'd was very attentive.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fab! Can’t wait to go back! Great food and service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Don't understand why it isn't on more top pick lists . We have had more than half a dozen dinners and every one has been great. Also we have had really great attention to food allergies.
We love it . Much superior to the nearby HUSK .

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The waiter was too busy and too rushed to give good service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Never been to Eli’s for brunch and was very pleased with food. Server was friendly and professional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a 7:30 reservation for Thanksgiving but were not seated until 8:05. The hostess was rude and unapologetic for our wait. The service was subpar-I had to ask for my drink to be refilled numerous times. The restaurant had run out of bread and several other menu items. Overall, a very pricey, unpleasant dining experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, service was good also, only disappointment was that we had a reservation at 6pm - and got our table at 6:55.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated very quickly even though it was a packed-to-capacity holiday evening... kudos to Eli's Table. Food quality was excellent and waiter/kitchen were graciously accommodating of side-item substitution requests. Appetizers, entrees and desserts all arrived with appropriate timing and attractive presentation. Our waiter's demeanor while pleasant was clearly more a task vs. service orientation but given the number of people waiting to be seated I'll have to cut the staff some slack for being a bit harried. Go to Eli's Table... and save room for the bread pudding!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner. Trip Advisor had advertised a 3 course meal but when we arrived, it was only turkey and two sides - no pumpkin pie for desert. The restaurant was overwhelmed with customers waiting for tables - no one available to clean and set up tables. Waited one hour to be seated in spite of reservations. Charleston has a serious problem getting help in restaurants. Would not return to Eli's Table.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We booked here for 3pm for Thanksgiving Day. There was a special offering for turkey dinner, but other options included choices from the regular lunch menu. We started with the Fried Green Tomatoes Napoleon. The selection was tasty, albeit a bit heavy handed on the pimento cheese in my estimation. Lunch entree for me was a crab cake over arugula and grape tomatoes, which was light and delicious. Hubby chose Tenderloin Medallions served with kale and fingerling potatoes. The meat was cooked perfectly at medium rare.
Outside seating was not my first choice. It was comfortably heated and protected from the elements with plastic sheeting to block wind and rain and propane heaters under cover. However, the tables were flimsy metal mesh and rather unsightly. (Some had been covered with white tablecloths for the occasion, but ours was missed.) I had a glass of wine and companion had a beer. Overall, the cost of the meal was very reasonable given the occasion. We would definitely return again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I were really looking forward to a great Thanksgiving meal together. The restaurant was overcrowded and very loud. The Thanksgiving meal was cold and horrific. The whole day was spoiled. I highly recommend that anyone reading this review never eat at Eli's table. You're wasting your time and you're wasting your money

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had reservations for Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving menu, which they were calling 'the special' for that day consisted of sliced turkey with some gravy, green beans supposedly with shallots and whipped sweet potatoes. Period.
My son ordered the regular menu option of beef tenderloin which he said was very good, but not much of it.
The server recommended as an appetizer the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese which was good.
We were seated within a few minutes and put at a table for 1-2 in front of the open kitchen. Since we had reservations, I felt somewhat insulted to be placed in a noisy, trafficky situation for Thanksgiving. When I asked the server if it was at all possible to be moved to another table, they were very quick to respond and put us at the front of the restaurant in a corner. It was a delightful spot.
Eli's table is probably a fun place to go on regular days (this was our only experience there), but Thanksgiving seemed an afterthought for them.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love Eli's Table. However, things seemed a little off. We sat patio side. Heaters were nice for the cold but didn't go well with the rain, rain tarp (that had holes), and the arrangement of tables. Also, don't know if overbooked, but our waitress was super frazzled. Never received our appetizer, my daughter's eggswere not cooked as ordered, the biscuits were burned on top but undercooked inside (still doughy), and my pork tenderloin medallions came out as steak medallions over cooked. We never received a refill on drinks. It won't keep me from coming back but being a single mom that doesn't dine out often with my girls in really nice restaurants, was a little disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was excellent but our waiter, Christopher, was, by far, the most passionate, entertaining, genuine reason to go there. We lived it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We came here for the “best grilled cheese in the country” as they are known for and it was simply not good. It tasted dry like it had been sitting for a day. The she crab soup was good and the ham and cheese croissant sandwich was decent but not up to Charleston’s standards by any means. Very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The only thing better than the food at Who's is the service. Both are exceptional. We cannot wait to go back. Chef Bobby and Steve are best if their class. Raymond the maitre dei loves his job and craft.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a great experience. Our waiter, Chris was excellent and the food was outstanding. Make sure you order the Fried Green Tomato Napoleon and the Crab Cakes...

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The place was beautiful. We sat outside under the heaters which kept us very warm with the cool weather. They food was great. So interesting pairings but they worked! Our drinks and appetizers were delicious. I would recommend this to friends and family but it is not a place for picky eaters!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I made a reservation online about an hour in advance because my friend and I were having trouble deciding where to go. We were seated as soon as we arrived and were given complimentary champagne. We ordered the beef carpaccio appetizer and I just about swallowed it whole. Delicious! I then ordered the duck and waffles and my friend ordered the catch of the day, which I believe was grouper. My friend wasn’t too hungry, but devoured her meal and I did the same. Excellent! I enjoyed an elderflower cocktail that was sweet and delightful. The waitstaff was wonderful. I eat out a lot and I rarely have such an exceptional experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a birthday dinner at Eli's Table. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The outdoor dining patio is very quaint with several outdoor heaters for chilly evenings. The fried green tomato appetizer was the best I have ever tasted! The shrimp and grits were also very good. This is a place I would happily put on my list of restaurants to hit while visiting Charleston.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

In our table of 4, the wine was wonderful.
Our appetizers were good as well, although one meal was undercooked ( salmon ) which was
requested medium well.

Our meals seemed to take a while to prepare..........ordinarily it would not have mattered much,
but that evening we were preparing to attend a performance.

I have dined here many times and never disappointed. On the 15th, we were entertaining out of
town guests, so I felt some dismay regarding the food preparation.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Seated near large group having a business dinner. They were very loud and ruined our experience. Grits were very dry. Shrimp were over cooked

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have ate here twice now and both times it was exceptional! By far the best breakfast in Charleston!!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went to enjoy begneits for breakfast- not at all like in New Orleans, heavy more like unfried hush puppies. Berries and yogurt mostly not fresh fruit. Very good sweet potato pancakes and service. Wife disappointed with fried oyster, low country breakfast.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our breakfast was wonderful, grits and eggs were excellent . Beignets were a little disappointing, as if they had been sitting too long. Overall good experience.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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