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Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

4.4
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273 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Southern
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 273 people are saying
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RobertS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food, juicy steak. Tasty desserts. Look forward to my next visit. Would like to see the overhead lighting fixed and the boarded window re-glassed so both members of the table can see outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I ate here shortly after the opening in January 2019 and loved it. My return visit was highly disappointing. They got our orders wrong, we waited over an hour for our food, we had to pour our own water(we ate outside). The server offered us a free glass of wine for the issues and then proceeded to charge us for it. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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vipRitaK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience on the outdoor patio. The food was fabulous. The live music was such a wonderful, unexpected treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Excellent food, great location. Strongly recommend.

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vipJosephP
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our server was great and the food outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very decent meal with excellent service by Camille. Pleased overall.

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vipcharlesv
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we have had during the Covid-19 atmosphere. Great food, service, cleanliness and table spacing. Would love to go back soon. They really did an incredible job.

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vipShelbyC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizer was delicious. Main entree was very very salty.

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vipJCicc
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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LoveCharleston
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Charleston. Wonderful service, amazing food and beautiful. Well done.

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dinner4two
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipGeorgeK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tremendous adherence to COVID issues. Felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Limited menu and despite going on Sunday they did not offer brunch options, which is a disappointment for being in Charleston as we were looking forward to brunch options. We were seated about 45 minutes past our reservation time, perhaps because of social distancing, which is understandable. The valet team was not friendly upon arrival/departure and acted like it was a hassle for them to valet my car. The servers were very nice and apologetic and the manager came over to chat.

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KimberlyF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was Amazing and our waitress was on top of her game making sure everything was just perfect! I will definitely make a reservation when I return back to Charleston!! The restaurant itself was decorated just beautiful and hostess was very accommodating on changing our reservation for 30 minutes later!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The staff were fantastic and food is on point!

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vipKellyH
Raleigh
72 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! My family and I had a wonderful experience. The service and good were perfect. The highlights were the Caesar salad, crab cakes, the shrimp and girts. Everything we ordered was wonderful and the service could not have been any better. This was a great choice for our first meal out since stay at home orders were lifted. We will eat here again and recommend it to friends looking for an exceptional experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Best date night ever!!!

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Local
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok... My dessert was favorite... ohh and the chef gave us a sample of something he or she is thinking about adding to the menu..it was a cold cucumber like soup which we my husband and I give a double thumbs up too.
Next time we want to try eating outside. I'm a native and will be returning.Hope this helps...

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vipGenevieveS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is my second time having lunch at Gabrielle my first experience was not good my main complain is the food at that time the hotel Had just opened so I thought I would give it another chance for a little while later which was yesterday I ordered the hamburger I was extremely disappointed a bun with seeds dried who put coleslaw on a hamburger ?the meat was terrible way over cooked I did not even eat half of it that is after I ordered a Bellini that I had to send back who makes a Bellini that tasted sour and extremely thick and cloudy that does not seem right so I sent it back and had a glass of rose my daughter ordered the eggs Bennett that was a disaster too we did not send our food back but her steak was basically raw and she ordered it medium on the well side anyway I will not be returning I live in Mount Pleasant and love going to brunch and lunches but I will not be returning until the menu is changed on the other hand on OpenTable when I made the reservation it showed a brunch menu where it shows that you could make your own omelette when I got to the restaurant the only eggs were the eggs Bennett which is a version ofEggs Benedict the staff was very pleasant however , the check came and it was painful to spend that kind of money for a meal that was not enjoyable. Genevieve swindle.

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service at restaurant.
Under cooked food for one dish.
Burnt and overcooked Tenderloin.
Waiter was non existent.
Champagne bar was excellent
Service outstanding
Restaurant was very disappointing.

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vipRoBig
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our first time at Gabrielle's, and it was for my birthday. Before dinner we enjoyed champagne at Camellias. The wine, the crab cake appetizer and the service was excellent. At dinner we started with the the fish frites (ok) and the Beets Panzanella (excellent). Our entrees were the local grouper and the grilled beef tenderloin. My date loved the braised field peas under the grouper, and I thought the beef was delicious. Next time, we want to try the spring pea gnocchi!

The hotel is amazing so check out the roof top bar. We enjoyed coffee, chocolates, and croissants at La Patisserie the next morning. The food was delicious and the service there was very professional. We recommend Gabrielle's, Camellias, and La Patisserie! Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Amazing brunch spot.

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WPerk
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant at the Hotel Bennett. The food and presentation was lovely. The standout do the evening was the service. Our server was truly excellent and made the evening quite enjoyable. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
91 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I arrived at Gabrielle on a rainy, soggy Thursday for our 1 pm reservation, but we had misgauged our time and got there at 11:30. We were greeted by a doorman taking our umbrella and swathing it in its own plastic "raincoat." We were the first diners to arrive at Gabrielle, and had absolutely outstanding service from every single staff member we encountered. We "rewarded" ourselves with a bloody Mary, which was absolutely delicious and almost made us forget the rain. Our server, Suleman, was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband enjoyed a flavorful seafood stew with piping hot French fries. My muffuletta was piled high with appropriate Capocollo, Prosciutto, Swiss, Provolone, Mortadella, Olive Salad, on a delicious toasty bread. It was almost more than a mouthful, but I soldiered through, before crying "uncle" and deciding I needed to take home the second half of the sandwich for a later snack. The only (very slight) downside was there was not enough olive salad to balance the meat and cheese. It was an elegant sandwich lunch on a very inelegant day - so very worth it! We look forward to returning to Gabrielle.

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Cgsp
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

For such a great hotel this restaurant was Quite Disappointing. Hotel completely wrong by recommending comparable to Hall's.

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Magnolia16
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our visit to Gabrielles for brunch. Service was excellent, staff was friendly and attentive. Manager even sent over a complimentary dessert for my husband’s birthday. We enjoyed the entire experience!

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LinneaR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was very kind and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely atmosphere with delicious food for a ladies leisurely luncheon and fun visit.

JL
vipJayL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service !!

Amazing steak

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vipDianeB
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The hotel is amazing. The dining room was nice also. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about menu and very professional. Our only complaint was the service was extremely slow.

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vipPalmettoSC1969
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Worst. Service. Ever. February 15th, 7:30pm. All three couples assigned the same server had the same experience. Table to our right? Wrong entree and her husband finished his dinner before her food arrived...in a paper bag.
Table to our left? Didn't receive any of their ala carte sides and an incorrect drink. And at our table? Both cocktails were wrong. We got as far as appetizers and soup/salad and a different server took away our menus. We took that as a sign and gave up. Upon complaining to the management, we got a half-hearted apology and an offer to comp our "meal", which I refused. They clearly need a training program suitable to achieve the luxury experience to which they aspire. At present, however, I would look elsewhere. There are too many wonderful restaurants in the Holy City to excuse Gabrielle's indifference.

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JasonA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I will say that both my wife and I love the Bennett and also really enjoyed the food (food was excellent). BUT (yes there is a but) we have had 2 instances where the service has been less than stellar. This time it seemed to be a lack of coordination between the kitchen and the wait staff. We ordered drinks appetizers and entrees all together. Our drinks came and our appetizers, we then waited and waited for our entrees. The waiter came up and asked us if we wanted desert (we hadn’t had our entrees at that point). Our entrees came without the veggies we ordered as sides. Those didn’t come until after we had finished our meats (why bring them at that point). They did comp the sides but it really didn’t help. It looked like all of the folks dinning in the same area as us had issues that were similar. This restaurant has a lot of promise but 1 year in they can’t seem to deal with a semi busy night well...

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vipBigdaddy
Charleston
154 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gabrielle is an elegant restaurant that has a menu to match. The food is rich and richly presented. I had the duck and my wife had scallops. The entrees are plentiful. You could easily split a salad and we did split the truffle dessert. Service seemed a little disorganized but it was still good. I was disappointed that the dress code was not observed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Took us an hour to get our table for a 8:30 reservation. Food was descent very over priced. Fire alarm went off in the middle of meal. Was told the meal was free and not to come back. Then two days later they called and asked for a payment when I was told that we didn’t have to pay.

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vipTKJMK
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with an elegant ambiance. It made the Valentines dinner special.

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BarbaraB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful meal with excellent service! Beautiful space and a fun evening.

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Foodlover1
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner with friends at Gabrielles’ restaurant recently. Decor is breathtakingly, food and service were outstanding and best of all, it was quiet enough to enjoy conversation with friends. They really have it all together there and I can’t wait to go back.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience at Gabrielle at Hotel Bennett.
It was a wonderful experience for me and my two daughters spending some time
together in Charleston. The food was fabulous! All chocolate lovers should try the chocolate truffle with grand marnier sauce. We ate it again before we left at the Champagne bar! Also recommend the scallops entree. The service was spectacular and wines were also excellent.

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vipCMMTH
Indiana
106 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from the beginning: This is a gorgeous, elegant new hotel on King Street. We didn't dress up enough for the beauty of this hotel and restaurant--perfect for an elegant night on the town or a special occasion. We were in Charleston at a light time of year and so the restaurant was quiet, not noisy in the least, and ample time to chat with our helpful server, Daniel, and the assistant (whose name I can't recall) who is a senior at College of Charleston majoring in hospitality (and who will do well in that work). Food was superb. My wife had the oyster starter (I'm not an oyster eater and so CHS is a paradise for her); I enjoyed the lamb rillette, a real treat. We both ordered the signature flounder dish served over au gratin vegetables. It was excellent. Overall, it was a very good experience and one we highly recommend.

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CathyP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great surroundings and attentive service made this Sunday brunch a good capper too a nice weekend in Charleston. The room itself is airy and welcoming. Food was unique and delicious. Make sure you have the beignets to start.

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