Eli’s Table

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Southern
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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.
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Phone number
(843) 405-5115
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Reserve Eli's Table for the morning, afternoon or night. We would be happy to accommodate you! Courtyard seating available.
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Private party contact
Ellen Walsh : (843) 576-4116
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Catering
Let us customize your event, from the menu to the drinks and beverages.
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Cross street
Queen Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

L
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

PW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

N
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Delicious food!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

MS
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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

JB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

PH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

S
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

N
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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...

j
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

TV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

SF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service outstanding. Enjoyed everything.

MD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

M
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter.

CP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CW
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

AR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

b
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ER
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

TM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delight Jazz music Friday night.

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

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

t
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our breakfast was delicious! Great service great price.

A
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

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.

FB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was very helpful and knowledgeable with our food selection.

W
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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).

JM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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