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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (37)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Cozy (21)
Romantic (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Such a great experience! We were offered the opportunity to try some new tasty bites. Everyone made the birthday celebration so special. The shrimp and grits and ribeye were outstanding!

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·Dined 2 days ago

First time diners. We absolutely loved the restaurant, the food was delicious and service was wonderful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely loved our time here. We did not have a reservation but by chance got seated quickly on a Sunday night! We were given a toast of a sparkling wine to celebrate our night out! It was very tasty! I was also given a complementary rose along with an appetizer to share with the table. We also ordered a couple of additional appetizers...the fried green tomatoes and the Fondue! Both were amazing! I ordered the Crab cakes and they were outstanding! Others got the Duck and Waffles, The Fillet, and The Shrimp and Grits. All were delicious. Our service and total experience was charming and personal! Will definately be back! Great job to all!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I just ate here for the first time and had a great experience. We loved our food and had great service. I’m giving a 4 for ambiance because we were seated by the front door and a large group came towards the end of our meal and filled the entrance as they waited to be seated, which took a little away from the mood. There are many amazing restaurants in Charleston, so there is a high caliber of competition, hence the 4’s in my review. All in all the food was superb and the service was better than most. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was amazing. I've come here many times and everything about my visits has been great. I want to give a shout-out to our waiter Brian who provided excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was very nice, but the food was supper salty. If you don’t like a pound of salt don’t eat here.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Austin was amazing! We genuinely enjoyed his service.
The food was delicious! Never a disappointment

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Our best meal on our vacation. Will return when we return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nancy was great! The bloody Mary is amazing. Definitely coming back here the next time we're in Charleston.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have eaten at Elis Table several times and always enjoyed the food and service. New Years Eve was very disappointing, cold food, fish over cooked and Service was terrible.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Eli's Table for New Years Eve with friends and had a great meal and great service. This restaurant is always one of our go to places.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Absolutely great foid and service. Its pricey but nit bad for fine dinning. Only issue with our experience was they sitted us outside in patio and even with heaters it was miserable cold. Make reservation and sit inside.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went for a family birthday treat.Really enjoy the food and small restaurant feel. Service was spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tables were close together and people were walking by.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were there 1 hr and 20 minutes and only were served a bowl of soup - the service was unbelievably horrible and then even speaking to the manager he did not even offer to comp anything was just kinda like oh well sorry. Never going back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We made reservations, got there early told the host staff we were here, they said we will be with you in a few minutes. After 40 mins,reminding them twice we were still here
they then checked and someone checked we were already seated in the system. WRONG! Waited 15 mins for a server, then 40 mins for our food. After all that my husband ordered a BOWL of soup, he was given a cup with 1/4 missing in the cup and it wasn’t hot. It may have been busy but for these prices and previous ratings we were terribly disappointed. Should we return to the area we will NOT return.

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All in all we had a great meal; the food was very good and our waiter was excellent. I gave 4 stars because getting seated was pretty inconvenient even with a reservation. The front of house seemed disorganized. We made reservations for 6 on OpenTable, yet had to wait 15 min to be seated. It was 35 degrees outside so I specifically asked for standard indoor seating when making the reservation, however, there were no 6 tops available when we arrived. After 15 min of waiting I asked the front manager what was going on and she said she could only seat us outside; though tented and heated it wasn’t really ideal for the weather. We pushed 3 tables together and made it work because a group of 6 would have a hard time finding another lunch reservation. I just think if they can’t accommodate large parties then say so online and don’t allow the reservation. It worked out, but larger parties should probably call ahead.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Visiting in the area and glad we found Eli ! A plus that they serve breakfast till 3. Had the beignets to share , the yogurt and berries to share and the avocado egg croissant ... all was very yummy ! The service was great, too. They were super busy so we were glad we made a reservation ! If we were local , we would be back

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Egg white omelette and pulled pork Benedict were both well prepared. Good and friendly service. Great coffee and brunch cocktails

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Unacceptable wait time for meal. Sat for an hour and served one piece of bread while waiting for meal.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was our first visit. We arrived at five p.m. The restaurant was empty. The woman who seated us wanted to put us at a table across from the open kitchen (very noisy with pots banging, etc.) We asked for another table and she moved us back one. We asked to sit on the other side of the restaurant, she said it wasn't ready. She was extremely rude.

The food and service were excellent. Unfortunately, that doesn't make up for the rudeness we experienced. We probably won't return.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing food! There was 4 of us dining for lunch and we all were raving over the food. Only con was the two hostess arguing with each other over who they were going to seat first. We ended up seating ourselves cause both got mad at each other and walked away leaving us wondering what was going on. Other than that, it was awesome!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Be forewarned, the sweet potato pancakes are huge! On the heavy side especially with the sweet and nutty topping, so you can easily share even the half order. Red risotto w sausage and egg was good if you want something different and a little spicy. Bacon was excellent and a little crispy how I like it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The patio was super cozy on a chilly Dec night. 2 adults, 2 kids and our pup. Was a bit pricier than other local establishments of similar caliber. But can’t beat that patio when traveling with a pup!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The place isn't crowded, maybe 6 tables, 20 people. It's nice and clean. But that's all about the positive of Eli's Table.

Service is very very slow, it lasted more than 80 minutes between appetizer and main dishes. In between nobody cleaned the appetizer plates, or even came to our table. We ordered a tea, which never showed up during the whole time.

We asked for some bread for our toddler daughter, they seemed to have completely forgotten. When we asked again, the response was bread is being baked at the moment. We have to ask the manager for the 3rd time to get the bread. Unfortunately, the bread was neither warm nor anything like that. All the dishes came luke warm, not hot.

"Duck & waffels" was ok, although the waffles was certainly overcooked, very very dry. The "catch of the day" was a complete disaster, it was extremely salty. It feels like someone strayed half box salt on the fish (the risotto was also salty, but tolerable). Our neighboring table seemed to have the very same problem with this fish dish, and their steak as well. We have heard them complaining about how salty all the dishes were. Eventually, they ended up leaving without eating anything! We had to finish eating our dishes, because it was difficult to find another place to eat this late in the evening. We eventually tipped generously, because it’s the holiday season, we would like to share the holiday spirit.

In a nutshell, we think this place is completely overrated, not worth the money. Food was not great, some of them are plain simple horrible. Service was very poor. Although they were friendly, but not efficient or professional.

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BTW, don't be fooled by the owner's response. This is automatically generated by computer programs, not by any human being. It seems a bad rating will trigger the computer program generating a response email, with identical wording.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I booked my reservation for Christmas dinner a month prior. Unfortunately so did many others, overwhelming the small entry way resulting in me standing over a couple enjoying their meal. After 10 minutes of being rudely ignored by the hostesses and staff, I finally was able to check in. We were sat 15 minutes after our reservation outside in 47 degree weather with minimal protection from the cold. We asked to move, which they obliged to another outdoor table and then quickly sat another party in our spot. The food was amazing, our waiter did what was in his power to make us comfortable by replacing the propane tank in the heater but it was a very disappointing experience that left a horrible taste in our mouths. We received no compensation, apology or acknowledgement that we were spending over $200 for our dinner in a very uncomfortable environment that should never have been used in winter. Management and/or ownership was greedy for money only, not preserving the customer experience at all. We will never return and can only share this horrific experience with others recommending they also not waste their time or money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated for our 4:30 reservation at 5:30. They definitely overbooked. Also, short on staff. Many waited standing hovering over patrons tables. Very uncomfortable. Meals were served cold. Server was fantastic, but overwhelmed by no help, and overbooking.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were treated horrible by the hostess as soon as we walked in. The restaurant was overbooked and understaffed. It took 20 minutes to get are drinks and after we got our food our plates sat done for 45 minutes after we finished. Several people walked by but did not bother to take the plates or ask if we wanted anything else. Took 35 minutes to get our check. Very disappointing and we won't be back. It was our special Christmas dinner and it was ruined

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Although it was Christmas and they were hopping busy, our waiter Parker was amazingly responsive. The food was excellent, freshly made. And it came out of the kitchen quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

our reservation was at 4:15, we arrived at 4:09, seated at 4:35, it was 20 mins before we could get a glass of water. we had 1 app, a salad ( the lettuce was charred edges were ash, some of the lettuce had freeze burn, it was hands down, the worst salad i had ever tasted, i did not eat it after the first few bites, however was charged.) entree arrived at 6:15, asked for the bill at 6:30, got it at 6:40, returned to have it signed at 6:54. was charged full price, never an apology for the food or lateness. ruined our evening plans. This restaurant is the example of a high priced mediocre tourist trap, would never recommend to anyone.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was very crowded and we had to wait almost an hour past our reservation time. The kitchen must have been backed up and they seemed to be short on staff. Our waiter seemed to be overwhelmed. This was a holiday so some of the issues are understandable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had dinner @Eli's for Christmas. The restaurant was jammed tight and busy. Glad we made reservations. Our wait time wasn't too bad, but worth the wait. The food was amazing and we will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Day dinner. I had red snapper and my husband gives the duck with sweet potato waffles five stars.Fun, festive and friendly with energetic vibe and beautiful art.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I were visiting Charleston from Birmingham AL for the first time during Christmas vacation and had reservations on Christmas Day. Eli’s table was recommended by one of the managers at our hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner that afternoon. I believe it was booked solid that day. Steak and prime rib was excellent! Hope to return to Charleston soon. Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I made a reservation for Christmas Brunch . I had called the restaurant and they said that Brunch would be served not a formal meal. When we arrived they seemed totally overwhelmed with seating people. They had overbooked. We left immediately after learning that someone had given me the incorrect information.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service- particularly appreciated as I was 10 minutes late to a 10pm reservation. Enjoyed my special martini and dinner was delicious. I haven't felt well for three days and I ate the whole meal. Met the chef- a delight. The owner is quite funny, and clearly focuses on excellent customer service. Only complaint- they were out of Red Breast Irish Whiskey on the bar. Left with Jameson (phew, phew), so I had a fun martini.

Nice place to be on Christmas eve--- full of nice staff!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was OK, had to ask one too many times for a knife, bread, etc...way too slow for me. The food was OK nothing to write home about, prices are high but its a pretty place. I will not return...

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas eve

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First visit and on Christmas Eve rarely shows a restaurant at its best - very popular with every table taken, just like most weekends. Needless to say, service was slower than expected, but made up by attentiveness, humor, and grace of our waitperson.
Food was excellent both in presentation and taste. I found the scallops perfectly prepared while my lady, overwhelmed by the bounty and taste of the chicken. What essentially was a roasted Caesar salad was interesting, but I found myself preferring the crunch of the traditional.
The only weakness was in the wines by the glass both in terms of selection and interest. With only one designated drinker, the far more interesting and compelling bottle selection was impractical.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful service from beginning to end. Great ambience and music. Awesome kids menu and service.

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