Eli’s Table

4.3
2161 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We dined at Eli’s twice year ago and were blown away by the quality food at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same today. We ordered the soft shelled crab special at $42. Unfortunately the batter was so thick it totally overpowered the sweetness of the crab. It was almost inedible. We will not be going back.

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Luvfinefood
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Eli’s Table before, we expected great things, and we weren’t disappointed. From the service to the food, everything was spot on. Their Shrimp and Grits is outstanding! A signature appetizer, Fried Green Tomatoes Napoleon, is simple the superb.

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PattyW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Uninspired and overpriced. Took out-of-town visitors for a recent lunch and was extremely disappointed. Not a good ambassador for Charleston’s restaurant scene! “Black Forest Ham and Brie Croissant” ($13) was deli ham, cardboard-consistency fried green tomatoes; with “aoli” consisting of mayo mixed with dry oregano; all on a huge croissant heated to the texture of a dry brick, Lunch for 3, no alcohol, was $70. Never again!

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vipNewbee
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eli’s Table was amazing! Our meal was incredible and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend for any occasion. We will be back!

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MichaelS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steamed mussels I’ve ever had, anywhere. Five Stars across the board, you won’t be disappointed.

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LongtimeCust
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Asked for inside table and got outside table
Food was cold a few minutes after served

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vipJulieB
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits are award winning for good reason! Small but busy—a great find!

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GeoffL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will definitely come back! The duck and waffles is a must try as well as the fried green tomato appetizer

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Steveo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great, but service was definitely lacking. We sat there for a good 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Our table was in the middle of the walkway so every time a server or patron walked by, we were whacked or clipped. We had to finally ask a food runner for drink refills. They would have 2-3 people working on setting up tables for forever (I’ve never seen it take so long to set a table) and yet patrons at the tables were having to flag down servers for their food and drink. Of the 10 tables in our room, 4 were open. I know it was an event weekend, but this is Charleston, we are an event destination and should be able to plan for these things. Like I said, food was great, but I will have to think about coming back.

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PhilipH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well executed dinner at the peak of a busy Saturday night. Great, inventive use of ingredients.

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Sewe
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This actually was the best meal we had in Charleston in a 3 day SEWE stay
They seat us immediately
Put us at table at windows
But is was 2 feet away fro waiters station
Food was actually very good

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Neal
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Johnny was a great waiter. The whole team was extremely friendly and the food was great. A nice surprise from a random Open Table selection. Great alternative to our usual go to places of Hall’s, High Cotton, Langdon’s, Coda del Pesce, Opal...

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josemalo
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly service, good atmosphere, great southern food. Kids friendly. We loved all the food but in particular the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp & grits.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Wonderful manager and server team! My family really enjoyed our meal there!

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Harlow
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prefer this restaurant for lunch. I thought the dinner prices were a little high for the ambiance

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TheresaV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed Valentine's Day dinner at Eli's Table. I was given a gorgeous long stemmed red rose upon arrival which I thought was a lovely unexpected touch. Our meal was delicious, service was excellent, and ambiance was perfect for such a romantic occasion. Only negative was that we were seated close to another table of four when there were other tables available that would have provided a more intimate setting for us. That said, I am sure that if I had asked to be moved to a different table, they would have obliged. We didn't ask. It was a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

As a large party of 10 on Valentines night, I know to anticipate some glitches, however, our server was a complete amateur. I am not sure if this was his first night serving or if he was completely clueless. His ineptitude spoiled what could have been a decent meal. Food was served cold, dishes not cleared, we had to ask for drinks and to see the dessert menu. We also felt rushed. I understand the need to turn tables, hence, the business side of the restaurant business, however, in my opinion, what defines a good experience from a bad one and potential repeat business is service.

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Nichole
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was exceptional, went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience. Food was wonderful as well. I highly recommend, you won’t be sorry!

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SarahF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service outstanding. Enjoyed everything.

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cbinMD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a late breakfast planned. When we arrived we were the only customers there so we were well taken care of. The breakfast was amazing, Poached eggs over crab cakes.

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RobertJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. First visit for us. Service was impeccable. Charles Cook did a marvelous job catering to our every need. Will come again.

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AnnaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were brought an entree that was not what we had ordered and while it was delicious, it would have been nice to have been charged the price of the item that we had wanted rather than what we were brought.

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vipMark
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food and good service. Ribeye and beet salad were standouts. Live music on Saturday night was very nice, but not too overwhelmingly loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my daughter.

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CharlesP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our meal at Eli’s Table. Server was attentive and knowledgeable and all the food was great. We had the cheese fondue app, duck & waffles, burger, beet salad, red rice orzo, mac & cheese, and vegetables and enjoyed every bit of it.

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ChrisW
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Eli table for my husbands’s birthday. They treated us very well and we really enjoyed our dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the day, and Eli’s was a must. The staff was so kind and welcoming, and I would honestly recommend them for every meal while you’re in town. Our reservations were for an hour in the future (as they were already booked for the time that we wanted to go), but we had a plane to catch, and they sat us even sooner to ensure that we made our flight. They also offered us a complimentary champagne toast. I mean, talk about Southern hospitality at its finest. Amazing food, too. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place. Out of the three times I’ve been to Charleston, I’ve eaten at Eli’s Table about eight times. You can never have too much of a good thing!

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vipAmyR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience - from the service to each delectable plate we tried! Highly recommend.

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vipbookmama
Charleston
77 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for taking us late- night. Food was good, service was exceptional!!

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EderR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was pretty good for the most part. My 6 year old daughter likes steak so that's what she ordered, however she ordered it pink in the middle (medium well), but arrived medium (too bloody). We sent it back and the next one came out well well, (gray and dry in the middle). I believe she only ate about a quarter of it. I ordered the scallops, and they were delicious, and perfectly cooked, had a great sear and non rubbery. The escargot was excellent too, for those adventurers, the sauce was nicely sweet with good hints of herbs. My wife had the swordfish, in my opinion it looked a little dry, but my wife enjoyed it. It was not the best cut though since about 80% of the filet was grayish. I know of swordfish filets being dark gray in the middle towards the backbone, but this one almost looked unappetizing. The manager came over and explained the color tone, but I don't think he was right...anyways. The drinks we ordered were advertised as "fresh squeezed". So we went fresh and ordered mimosas and screwdrivers. The juice was not fresh squeezed, so when I brought it up to the waiter, he said it was fresh squeezed by another company and it arrives in gallons. So...again, trying to justify errors is always a bummer for me. In my experience I probably would not return any time soon, but not committed to completely remove it from my places to eat list.

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TriMar
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delight Jazz music Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eli's table is a fantastic hidden gem of downtown Charleston. Easily one of the best in terms of both food and service!

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tracey
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our breakfast was delicious! Great service great price.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Our server was not attentive and her overall demeanor was for lack of a better term- “blah”.

For the prices of their entrees, we expected an amazing dinner, but instead received entrees that were average at best. I will say the Fig Crustini appetizer was quite tasty and the ambiance of the restaurant was pleasant.

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FredrickB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was very helpful and knowledgeable with our food selection.

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vipWizbangs
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a must stop for us every time we come to Charleston. We are in town on Sunday & Monday nights so it is never busy, the atmosphere is quite and staff very attentive. The Fried Green Napoleon is one of the best dishes I’ve had at ANY restaurant, ANYWHERE. I’m a big fan of the sweet potato waffles with maple bacon glaze that will either have chicken or duck on top. They have an appetizing menu for breakfast (served till 3).

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vipJayM
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked in, I could tell it was going to be a nice dinner. I had a great Manhattan while I waited for my family to arrive. The shrimp and grits, snapper, and scallops were all tremendous. And don’t forget the fried green tomatoes? Definitely a place to go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with family including 3 kids, server was great, food was good. Would definitely return.

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