Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

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Contemporary Southern
Gabrielle Charleston marries Old-World allure with the character of the South within an elegant and inviting atmosphere overlooking Charleston’s historic Marion Square. Drawing from his culinary background working extensively in both Europe and New Orleans, Executive Chef Michael Sichel has developed a menu that is inspired by the bounty of Coastal Carolina. Featuring the city’s finest outdoor dining terrace, the refined and lively restaurant is classically Charlestonian, serving guests daily with quintessential hospitality, warmth and grace. Arched floor-to-ceiling windows ascend over the restaurant’s exquisite bar, serving craft cocktails, shimmering oysters, Belgian frites and more. Beyond, the enchanting two-story dining room delivers intimate spaces, fine wines and premium cuts of steaks and sustainable seafood – creating an experience exclusive to The Holy City.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dinner shift only, cancel 48 hours in advance, to avoid cancellation fee.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dinner shift only, cancel 48 hours in advance, to avoid cancellation fee.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dinner shift only, cancel 48 hours in advance, to avoid cancellation fee.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 179 People Are Saying
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SH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience5

The food was terrible - we were extremely disappointed - shrimp was tasteless and fish was very salty

CM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very slow service from a snooty, inattentive waiter. But by far the worst was the food. Everything overdone and over salted. How can one possibly screw up oysters in the low country? This chef managed to do it. The oysters Rockefeller were drowned in some unknown salty, black goo that made them inedible! Escargots were served in a pastry boat that was difficult to cut with even a steak knife and the blue cheese salad was pathetic - one small bead of blue cheese in an unrecognizable overly salted dressing over a wedge of lettuce. Definitely won’t be returning to Gabrielle.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carrie was amazing as always

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was above and beyond what I expected and I had very high expectations heading into the evening. Absolutely wonderful time and I would recommend it to anyone.

n
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Gabrielle for an early dinner with my sister and her friend visiting for 3 days. They love ambiance and fine dining and Gabrielle did not disappoint. The room is beautiful and the service was very attentive. We split two Caesar salads and one escargot, ordered two duck l'orange, a beef tenderloin, a red snapper, and 3 sides for the table. Everything was very well accepted by all, except the red snapper was a bit rubbery and the mushroom side was too salty. Overall, a lovely dining experience for special occasions.

OT
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Decided to try Gabrielle because the Palmetto Cafe at the Charleston Place hotel was not available for the time slot we wanted. Beautiful interior and excellent service, the food is fine, but not better, breakfast for 3 was $100 not including the tip. Did not have heavy cream available to go with our coffee, only milk. Stingy on cream cheese with a half of a bagel sliced thin into chips to go along with salmon for almost $20. You get a full bagel and lots more cream cheese at the Palmetto Cafe for the same price. The hostess was busy with another reservation on the phone, so we had to wait for her to excuse herself in order to assist us. At this price point, more people should've been available to assist. Only second best to Palmetto Cafe.

JP
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding

SA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I arrived at the front door, I was treated like a princess. Claire, and Carrie were just two of many excellent servers we had the pleasure of working with at our brunch. The hotel is stunning and our room was absolutely gorgeous. The food and was delicious and we celebrated with the most delicious pink Champagne. The ambiance was inviting and elegant. Thank you Brian for checking in on us and for your kindness, as well as the manager that stopped by to make sure we were completely satisfied. Gabrielle far surpassed and exceeded my expectations and I have already recommended it to many people, as well as organizations looking to host events. Thank you everyone, from valet to Chef. Also a thank you to Nathan who was an absolute gentleman. Claire and Carrie words can't express my sincerest gratitude for all of your hard work and help. I will be back very, very soon! Kind regards, Simone A.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

r
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the point we entered we were treated like royalty. There was no detail left to chance!!! Can’t wait to get back!!!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cesar salad is my absolute favorite. They are so accommodating to dietary needs and use the best ingredients. Fantastic for a business lunch as well.

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip here. Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I got the duck a l’orange, my wife got the quail. We were both extremely impressed. We will be returning often.

m
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ordered a simple turkey club. The turkey was a fat slab that looked and tasted like it was cut from a canned turkey breast. Very disappointing.

SA
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday lunch with great service, Suliman and Kamari! Chocolate truffle dessert was to die for !

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing experience! Every bite from starters to desserts was a foodie experience. The flavors and textures were exquisite and the ambiance of the Bennett hotel served as the perfect backdrop to such a great meal celebrating my moms birthday. The service was friendly and on-point. Our server Claire was the perfect combination of friendly, informative and efficient. I will undoubtedly request her when we return. (Which will be very soon) New favorite in Charleston which says a lot!

HH
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect location for lunch! The food is fantastic and the staff is world class. Great value too!

DC
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had brunch here the last time we were in town. That experience was flawless. We took our daughter and son-in-law today. When they arrived, the hostess was on her phone texting causing them to wait until she was finished. My daughter had to ask for syrup for her Belgian waffle. Two of our group had coffee but never received refills. For a hotel of this caliber, we were surprised to say the least.

JL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Horrible service. Took over an hour to order food.

d
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Beautiful new venue, the property seems to be a very good addition to Charleston but after living here for more than twenty years I have always said that its difficult to get a bad meal in CHS. Can't say that anymore. Went with a party of six and without exception dinner was the worst I have ever experience in town. Starting with the Oysters Rockefeller - they looked like they were topped with baby food spinach and no taste at all. Main courses ranged from fish (tiny tail end and dry) to beef (very over cooked) to Quail (which was an embarrassment to our fine State). Very disappointing as I can not remember the last time I sent something back. They only positives were the lobby bar, beautiful and good service, and the valet parking. May go back for a drink, but from my point of view, they don't have a restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Overall, the experience was fine. Service was very good but not excellent. As a table of four we ordered an array of items and there was not a single moment of excitement about the creativity or deliciousness of the meal. Cocktails were delightful which helped the experience but did not mask the par cuisine.

OT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance. Service was excellent until the entrees came and then the service crawled to a near halt. Several large tables arrived but it surely was not a surprise they were coming?

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely! We loved having drinks at Camellias before our dinner. The presentation was outstanding a day everything was exquisite and delicious. The severs made us feel very special. We even had a lovely, romantic spot next to the window. We will definitely dine again. Beautiful!

TM
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The day I ate lunch there it was practically empty. Not a good sign. I had the mixed salad with tuna. I expected sushi grade fresh tuna, but what I got instead was pale, dry tuna that seemed to come from a can. I will give the kitchen the benefit of the doubt and assume they poached it. But the result still looked and tasted like canned tuna. Either way, for $19 it wasn't what I expected. The place is beautiful, the service was attentive, but I doubt I will be back any time soon. I hope things get better.

J
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance with piano music playing softly in the background. Our dinner was excellent as was the exceptional service from Colin. This is our new favorite restaurant when we visit Charleston.

OT
E. Tennessee
44 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful high class atmosphere in a beautiful new hotel on Marion Squareheart of CHS. We enjoyed the grilled octopus app. The wedge was classic and warm sliced bacon on top was a treat. All of the entrees for party of 5 were top notch. Seafood dishes stand out. October wonderful time to visit with moderate weather and minimal crowds

KR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at the Gabrielle. We enjoyed the experience, and look forward to dining there in the near future.

RG
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The Duck was incredible. Our service was superb. To top it off the chef came out and visited our table to see how our dinner was and to talk for a little bit. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food, atmosphere and service at a fine dinning establishment!

DM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak overcooked but everything else was good

j
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The big negative was a $12 valet parking fee to dine at their restaurant.

S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a wonderful time celebrating my friend’s birthday here! The food and service was unmatched.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday gathering for a beautiful young lady named Gabrielle! From beginning to end, everyone we encountered was courteous, kind and well spoken! Our waiter was impeccable!!! Anything we asked for he graciously got for us!

To say that we are impressed whenever we dine at The Gabrielle, would be a drastic understatement! The Gabrielle IS the best of the best in restaurants in Charleston, SC!

PB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner

f
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at Hotel Bennett and enjoyed virtually all the Hotel’s amenities except the SPA.... what an awesome place to stay....Gabrielle’s was incredible... The oysters casino were absolutely superb. The best. My wife had the crab cake....100% crab and very tasty. Her entree was the eggs Bennett...wow ! What an answer choice. I had the NY Strip with green peppercorn cream sauce and brown butter mushrooms. Off the hook, good! Two days earlier, we had dinner at Hall chophouse....Gabrielle’s was better food at a better price point....excellent service and ambiance....a must when visiting Charleston....

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food and service were excellent. Celebrated with a special treat.

N
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, atmosphere can’t wait to return
Eggs Bennett are amazing

L
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, extremely attentive and polite, truly a 5 star + experience I would recommend to anyone. Food was amazing, fresh, presented lovely.

T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughters 24th Birthday!

RG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We decided to try the Gabrielle during restaurant week and made reservations for a 7pm seating.
There were only a few customers in the restaurant at this time and so I thought my husband and I would be able to have a quiet dinner. There was only one other couple sitting nearby. After we placed our order, another couple was seated right next to us even though there were many other open tables.
The food was excellent and the service good. The seating arrangements were awkward and made serving difficult - tables for 2 placed very close together. What could have been a most memorable dinner was just a fairly good experience.

WF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Great Prices for resturant week!!

L
Charleston
165 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out with friends for lunch after a tour at the Aquarium. They had never dined at Gabrielle, (we had) and so it was new to them. We all had a wonderful lunch and great service. We will come again, and have told many friends about this great new restaurant!!