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Eli’s Table, Charleston, SC

Eli’s Table

4.1
4.1
2183 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 405-5115

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Queen Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 2,183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Romantic

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  1. TS

    TomS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sides of oysters and scallops were excellent. Steaks were tough. Overall food was very good. Just disappointed in the steak.

  2. MC

    MartyC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I ordered a salad to start. Couldn’t find the waiter to let him know. When I told him he said “do you want me to take it off the bill.” I told him I wanted to eat it. We ordered the veggie risotto which was honestly the worst risotto I have ever had. It was not creamy. It was undercook rice with no flavor. This was a crazy expensive waste of our time. Don’t go here.

  3. K

    Kimberly

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Appetizers - Fried green tomatoes and mussels were awesome! The dinner entrees of duck and waffles and scallops were very bland. Service was outstanding and they were very nice when we asked to sit in a different area other than outside the kitchen. Also, when they asked about our food, they did not charge us for the scallop dinner. Maybe a great breakfast place, but I would pass on dinner here.

  4. CW

    CarmenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice restaurant and service. Excellent customer service.

  5. MF

    MichaelF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was better than I hoped for. The device was outstanding with great attention to detail.

  6. AH

    AmyH

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came earlier than our reservation and they were great about seating us - and outside! It was a beautiful night!! We ordered coffee and key lime pie. End of a perfect day. We will be back for dinner. The guests in the table next to us were going on and on about how delicious their meal was.

  7. AC

    AshleyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best waiter I have ever had in my life. Andrew was so kind, knew the menu front & back, called us by our names, and just could tell he cared. Then to top it off, the food & drinks were incredible. Would highly recommend Eli’s Table to anyone who wants the best food & the best service!

  8. DW

    DanielW

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my wife’s birthday and everything was very impressive. Service was fantastic, the bartender went above and beyond to be friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the beignets!

  9. SM

    SusanM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and good wine selection. Accommodated Gluten free needs. Will return.

  10. PP

    PattyP

    New England

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely venue and tasty food!

  11. AM

    AprilM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, nice location, but honestly the best part of the meal was our server, Raymond. Raymond was incredibly friendly, knowledgable, and make our entire experience more enjoyable. He seemed to be well liked by his guests and even passers by. If we eat at Eli's Table again we will for sure ask for Raymond's section!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    The kitchen was clearly overwhelmed. When managers and servers are hovering near the service window, it’s never a good sign. My whiskey sour tasted like it was from a mix. Husband’s vegetable risotto tasted like vegetables thrown into rice, not a risotto. Little things like stale croutons tells you there is no attention to detail. The only disappointing meal we’ve had in Charleston.

  13. EP

    ElkeP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Service was horrible. Bartender didnt know his alcohol or drinks. Waitress took order and then never came back. Had to reorder with new waiter. Only one type of beer (yes one). They were out of a lot of things. Which makes me think they are closing. Had lots of reservation times available. Super expensive for the little food we received and do not order the caesar salad. It was more of a parmesan bowl with store bought dressing and a hand full of lettuce soaked in dressing. Like I said it was a cheese bowl. The rest of the food was delicious but would not go back again.

  14. HH

    HoustonH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my lovely girlfriend here for her birthday. The staff was amazing! They all was very attentive and extremely courteous. Making sure we had the best dining experience we could have. There is no many tables inside only 4 from what we seen which was very nice and quiet to have more personal time with my loved one. I would make reservations and definitely eat here. I had the duck and waffles and would suggest it to anyone who is a fan off fine dining.

  15. JC

    JCinNC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice, quiet restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Our server was friendly, professional and attentive, and my filet was perfectly prepared.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We Had the best girls dinner. The drinks were amazing and the food even better! What made our experience so memorable was the service. Carson has the best personality and did a wonderful job explaining the menu and making suggestions. We would absolutely go back and request to be sat with Carson again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Raymond, our server was awesome

  18. z

    ziggy

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful establishment with comfort food elevated to a fine dining experience. A must for anyone visiting Charleston.

  19. ML

    MelanieL

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Not a great experience last night. We were promptly seated but then no one showed up to our table in 20 minutes (no water or even a greeting) so we left. The outside of this restaurant was very cute but inside was a weird mix of newer and older: trendy light fixtures attached to ceiling tiles that need to be replaced. Waiters in tuxedo outfits but also my chair was wobbly and felt like it was on its last leg. Strange ambiance indeed: we were seated next to a room that was being used as some type of office and the door to the office was completely clear and we could easily see inside: spare ceiling ducts on the floor, routers with cables everywhere, chipping plaster on the yellow wall and someone's purse.

  20. JV

    JockV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always our meals were great and service was super. The location is easy to get to with parking right on Queen street. We will be back for sure.

  21. JK

    JuhiK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    While the food was enjoyable, it took almost 2 hours for us to get our dinner. The service was very poor with no reassurance or apologies.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Horrible waitress, poor quality filet, tiny piece of salmon

  23. SM

    SamanthaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were seated next to a table that had not been cleared and didn't get cleared for at least 30 minutes. We were seated for 25 minutes before we got water or met our server. Once those initial negatives were taken care of dinner was much more enjoyable. Our server Anna was efficient and pleasant. The food was delicious. We both had fish which was cooked to perfection and the sides were beautiful and tasty. Dessert options were minimal. Not a good choice for a birthday celebration.Overall, I am glad we stayed for dinner despite the initial poor presentation.

  24. TB

    TheBug

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent! Server was attentive and personable. Only glitch was a broken wine cork. We ate early(5:30 reservation) and they were out of the two desserts we were interested in. Probably a good thing for our waistline but still disappointing.

  25. LM

    LiberalMinded

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great. Had a wonderful dinner. Special requests were handled superbly.

  26. m

    meandmyfriends

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We were seated tightly next to a very large party in a small room and when that party left another large one was reseated there. The restaurant should not have tried to squeeze more twosome tables into that space. It also meant that staff were super focused on the large parties and we had to wait a long time to out in even drink orders.

  27. TF

    TrishF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything suggested was delicious and our server, Raymond was fantastic!

  28. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    I’ve been to Eli’s table before and it was awesome! However, this time I did not have a great experience. I understand that it’s a small place but we were packed in there like cattle. I had to make sure my legs weren’t sticking out of my table or I would trip the waiter. Asked for a medium steak got a well done to medium well and they drowned the potatoes and asparagus in butter. Vegetarian risotto just was not good at all. Seems like they kinda just threw something together last minute. I couldn’t even finish it. Only thing that was decent was the mussels and service.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Raymond is so much fun and engaging. What a treat. Highly recommend.

  30. A

    Alan

    Tulsa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    For the cost/ value considerations this is one of the worst fine dining establishments ive been to in quite some time. The food was middling to poor with the Fillet being the sole thing that was decent but honestly how do you mess up a fillet anyway. The fondue either has a flour base which is weird in fondue or the cheese split causing it to have a grainy texture. The Risstoto was over salted and under cooked with frozen veg tossed in(by the tase of them anyway). The duck was underseasoned skin wasn't crispy and the duck wasnt rested so it leaked all over the plate. To top it off everything was very expensive. There are a dozen restaurants in charlston for the same price I dont recommend settling for this place.

  31. WS

    WilliamS

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was great. Service was okay, but a little slow. Took awhile to get our first drinks. Then at the end they seemed to forget our dessert order and we had to ask for it. We were there on a Friday night and the little jazz combo was good.

  32. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing from the waitstaff to the meal!

  33. JG

    JulieG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3

    Our server was wonderful. The food was underwhelming. My asparagus and my husband’s risotto was undercooked. Small portions and the flavor of both entrees was just okay. We were disappointed with the price point.

  34. DO

    DebbieO

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was excellent! Andrew was attentive and professional. All our food was good and serving sizes just right, but pricey. Bathroom needs work.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our server, Andrew was wonderful!

  36. j

    joylaine

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, tomato coulis, and balsamic reduction is the best I’ve ever had. Beautifully presented as well. It deserves a standing ovation! We had two different entrees—salmon and the other was mahi. Both were perfectly cooked. Our server was attentive and accommodating when we asked for substitutions for the sides. If you only have one day in Charleston, this is the restaurant you should reserve.

  37. PR

    PattieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shrimp and grits are amazing!! Really enjoyed everything.

  38. CC

    CatherineC

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    We made reservations. No tables left and sat us on sidewalk by a truck with trash outside. The portions for dinner especially chicken were extremely small. One piece of broccoli and one spoonful of potatoes. One tiny piece of chicken. The salmon was dry. The Mgr apologized and offered some soup. One waiter for outside tables. Plus they let a girl take her dog inside that as not a service dog. The beignets were good. Will never choose Eli’s again.

  39. AP

    APetrovic

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Very disappointing. No ambiance whatsoever. The food and service, just mediocre. I’d recommend to either eat outside if you want a quick bite to eat or go elsewhere.

  40. KK

    KayKay

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    The service was terrible. Our waiter was lost, we had to go to the host stand to ask them to find him at one point. The main courses-rack of lamb and scallops-cooked perfectly and both came out hot. We ordered lattes and beignets for dessert. We were halfway through the lattes when the rock hard beignets arrived. The martinis I had were 75% water. I mentioned this to the waiter and he offered no resolution and the Sind one was no better. There was a large party in the middle of our dining room who were extremely loud, not the restaurant’s fault, but better ways to seat large parties needs to be considered. It’s too bad as the main courses were superb, but we won’t be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Eli’s Table using the Order Online button. Eli’s Table also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Eli’s Table also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 405-5115.

Eli’s Table is rated 4.1 stars by 2183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Eli’s Table

129 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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