Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett
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.
Ross and the staff took care of us. Kudos to the back of the house as well - food was phenomenal! Looking forward to another meal at Gabrielle
Amazing ambiance and wonderfully creative food.
Outstanding Service, Great food that brings Louisiana flavor to Charleston.
The best meal we’ve had in a long time! Chef Michael is a genius!! The service was excellent with Benjamin and the host and hostess could not have been kinder. Highly recommend!!!
Incredible! First class! Everything was amazing! If you haven’t been. Go!
Beautiful setting...wonderful service....simply terrible food
What a lovely dinning experience. The food was excellent. Brandon and his assistant Alex we're not only attentive, and efficient but also knowledgeable and fun to talk with. The entire space was lovely. A number of people have complained that the with of the tables for two we're too wide, but we found it refreshing to have enough room on the table for your plates, bread, and wine without everything being crammed together. I would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to go often.
We loved our first experience at Gabrielle in Hotel Bennett. The restaurant is lovely, as is the hotel. We are looking forward to spending time on the outdoor patio in the months to come.
This was part of our wonderful first stay at Charleston's luxurious new Hotel Bennett, which is highly recommended in every way, including the rooms, the amenities, the lounges, and the dining. We enjoyed a light dinner (we were in town for another helping of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival) at Gabrielle Charleston and loved the entire experience. We particularly recommend the "Lamb Journey," featuring many cuts and preparations. We look forward to returning to explore even more of the menu!
Great dining experience tonight at Gabrielle! I loved my wild mushroom soup! The bread was tasty along with the homemade butter! The raw oysters were tasty along with my steak! The Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley was a home run!
This was my birthday dinner and the food and service was excellent.
Beautiful hotel, pricey!
I will go back but the food was just OK. My steak was very good. My wife's snapper was too heavily salted and my mushroom soup was overly thick...and I like thick soups.
I will say breakfast the next morning was outstanding.
Much more expensive than anticipated. Excellent meal but not for the price
Beautiful interior, food good, servers were very pleasant, but overtaxed. Pricey
Wanted to love this place, but dissapointment doesn't begin to describe our experience. Oysters Rockerfeller were mediocre at best, fried shrimp were overcooked and strange breading, Eggs Bennett "medallions" unrecognizable. Only saving grace were the Escargot, which were out of this world.
Decor is downright awful, lighting way too bright, noise level way too high and tables for two are so long you have to yell. If that wasn't bad enough, the cielings have some kind of strange rhinestone chains and tassels, reminiscent of a strippers ensemble ordered from K-Mart. Have no idea who did the design, but they should be ashamed of themselves. Won't go into service, as it's new and obviously still a work in progress.
Suffering growing pains as staff and food was pleasant but not at level of pricing which is at top of area five star restaurants.
Not very good food or service, and the atmosphere leaves something to be desired too. I thought that I must be hearing music from the street through an open window, when I noticed some kind of techno-house music totally inappropriate for dining.
The bread service was good, the foie gras appetizer was very good, and the 2 amuse bouches, served to me by 2 different waiters with 2 different descriptions, were nothing special and similar to a typical seafood salad. But the fact that I received the same course twice, in a not busy dining room, gives a view of the service. A half full water glass wasn't refilled until I requested it.
The green beans were overcooked and the waiter said he would replace them but came back with Brussels sprouts because all of them were "already blanched. " By then I had gotten to the raw part of my fish entrée and decided to give up on dinner and sent that back too.
I would say I don't know how a chef could serve food prepared that way, I know I wouldn't. But then I saw him shmoozing with a table of four and realized he wasn't in the kitchen while my meal went astray!
The food was nothing to write home about. Presentation was so-so. They are definitely still working through the new-ness of the hotel/ kitchen. Cocktails at the bar just outside of the restaurant were good.
The snapper was delicious and the service was wonderful.
Open only three weeks and already the best restaurant in Charleston. We had the prize cut 45 day dry aged bone in ribeye, which was absolutely impeccable, and the red snapper filet which was also delicious. Our server Benjamin, was great, he was very attentive, polite, and had a great wit. We allowed him to pair wine with our menu choice and he did a great job. The entire staff from the moment we walked into the Hotel Bennett seemed to want nothing other than to ensure we had a pleasantly memorable evening. They succeeded in every way on that goal, 10/10 for every part of our experience. We will be returning for many more meals.
Two top tables were so large I had to almost yell to talk to my husband. The fact that they are so close together so did everyone else. Food was good, very overpriced for what you get. Wait staff was knowledgeable and food arrived on time. Would be nice if there was a restroom closer to the restaurant.
Brand new restaurant, fabulous food, timing and finesse not there yet.
Gabrielle is a new Restaurant in Charleston only about 2 weeks old so must make some adjustment for it being new and getting into a good flow. We had a pre- Valentine's Day dinner there and were underwhelmed. When we arrived we were taken to a table that had not been cleaned and reset, then moved to another table. All two tops were very wide which made conversing "quietly" more difficult because your dinner partner was so far away. Since we were in a row of two tops we were unwillingly hearing all conversations around us. One of the main dinner entrees (the duck, which is what I was planning to order) was not available. Since we were dining at a reasonably early hour that was a surprise and disappointment. Our waiter was very nice and efficient. Maybe we will try again at a later date however, with so many wonderful restaurants in Charleston not sure.
Such a treat!
Beautiful hotel! The bartender David was especially welcoming. We will definitely come back!!
We had lots of problems with our order but the restaurant was quick to refund and make right. We will go back. I think it is grand opening jitters. Beautiful hotel, beautiful restaurant, responsive and courteous staff. A must for all to see in Charleston.
It’s a beautiful hotel! We loved the ambiance and service! The staff at both Gabrielle’s and the Rooftop bar was great. The only issue we had was with one of the dinners being served cold. We will try the establishment again in a few months after they settle in a little more.
Outstanding evening! From the moment we walked in were taken care of with 5-Star service. Both of the host staff were great and made the experience top notch!
Although it was the first Sunday Brunch service, the kitchen was firing on all cylinders, putting out elevated modern takes on Southern Classics like Beaufort Oysters Rockefeller, Grits and Grillades, Eggs Bennett, Biscuits with White Sausage Gravy and amazing Shrimp and Grits that arrived de-veined and perfectly poached in a light seafood broth laced with fennel on top of the best yellow grits I've ever eaten. The croissant basket and bite size tarts served to begin and end are an authentic nod to the finest French Pastry. (I heard Chef Remy opened for Daniel Boulud) The Bloody Mary was spot-on and our table agreed the menu is crave-worthy and when the patio opens, reservations for Brunch at Gabrielle will be a hot ticket.
The food and service was wonderful. A bit pricey but great for a special evening. A great place to see and be seen.
First night they were truly opened and they need to work out the kinks. Has the potential to be amazing but really need to step up the food and service.
Service a little slow but first week. Soup not hot enough. Noisy when all tables full.