Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

4.3
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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

With a carefully crafted, Valentine's Day inspired pre fixe menu, and optional wine pairing, Executive Chef Michael Sichel creates classic and comfortable dishes brimming with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 234 People Are Saying
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CP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre at best. Would not recommend. Ove.r priced

CR
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Wonderful lunch with a friend

YB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Gabrielle Charleston is a wonderful place to dine. A number of us had the special of day namely: omelet with lobster. Honestly, it was bland, and not at all the savory in flavor. It was lacking basic spices, as well as a myriad of other spices that could have been added. Otherwise, our waiter Carrie was very accommodating, and we truly enjoyed our stay at the Gabrielle and most certainly will return on other occasions. Thank you

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding but sadly not the food. The beef tenderloins were tough but the eggs cooked very well. The portions were rather "uneven" for the two of us.

OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I hosted two other couples and our son for my 55th birthday. All I can say is wow. We had an awesome time. First and main point - Gabrielle allows corkage and we took advantage with two bottles from my stock. This is a major plus for me. As to the food - it was amazing. There is a good variety of seafood, beef, and fowl dishes. For the appetizers we ordered a good variety from seafood to salads to foie gras. The snails and the liver were very fine selections. As to entrees - there was a great steak, lots of fish and I had the duck - which was very good. We pretty much tried all the desserts and everyone had a taste of each. They were all good - but the two chocolate dishes were superb. The service was very fine as well. Our server (wish I could remember her name) was one of the best. She was super tolerant of us as a noisy group as the alcohol increased over the night. All in all - Gabrielle is a welcome addition to the Charleston restaurant scene.

GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for lunch with a friend. The macaroons were a perfect touch to end the meal. Made in house and perfect as they were fresh.

RW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning! Decor, food and service. A must visit!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! If price doesn't matter to you, then come to Gabrielle. You won't be disappointed.

W
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and intimate

SS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent business dinner, food was delicious and beautifully presented. Wine selection and cocktails were superior. Elegant surroundings and attentive service complete the picture

AP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch. Everything was good and waiter was great.

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite!

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CT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here and the lobby and atmosphere feels upscale. The dining room is a bland low-key with pale wood and little color. Our two staff were familiar with attentive service and quite knowledgeable about the chef's preparations. The first two pinot noirs we ordered were not according to the vintage but the third was excellent. The gumbo was definitely New Orleans style. Duck and fish entrees were quality portions and prepared with interest.

OT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and not up to par with the menu prices and hotel expectations. Took over 45 minutes to get breakfast, $5 for a kids drink and just overall not the dining experience we were expecting at such an elegant hotel.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

5 year Anniversary and NYE with friends. Was never told about the pre set menus while making reservations. Requested Caviar because it’s an Anniversary for my wife and I. After making a bit of a stink about even servicing it because it wasn’t on the preset menu it was served. The presentation was sloppy and served with a metal spoon( which is a big no no). Any restaurant that claims to be as nice as this one does should know that. All the main dishes were generic and bland. My wife asked for a substitution with her main dish and after never confirming it could be done. I was given her meal and she received something she never ordered at all. The meal was over 1500 dollars for 6 people and we all left disappointed. With the number of choices in Charleston I’ll not be returning to this one!!

JB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. We enjoyed a walk through the park and up King St after dinner. Fast developing into one of our favorites.

J
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our family dinner before the new year. Service was wonderful, food was so delicious, the Molecular gastronomy is suburb. We wanted to savor each bite!!! The ambiance was beautiful!!! My favorite place for an elegant dinner.

J
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a gorgeous location, with good food and service

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our experience at Gabrielle’s was mediocre at best...the restaurant was nearly empty, quite chilly and one large very noisy party. The facility is beautiful, but not warm and welcoming.

We found the food to be mediocre at best ....the charcuterie platter was sparse. We were there for lunch and the menu did not have any appetizers but soup and salads. The charcuterie platter was not on the menu...our server only recommended it when we commented on the absence of appetizers.

We had the shrimp etoufee and the king’s club sandwich which were fine, but nothing special. Our server, Austin was professional and personable.

PJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It was Christmas evening and difficult no doubt, to find help.
The waiter had little training and the second floor dining area has little ambience... my view was the service elevator, partially obscured by a screen. The table seemed especially wide, making conversation difficult as the noise level was high. That said, the food was good.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A generally bad experience. The chef was never able to cook a steak blue. After three tries I cancelled the meal.

j
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The staff was cheerful this Christmas evening but the pace of the meal was dismal—2 hours for three courses. I presume the restaurant was short staffed and I’ve learned my lesson. Never dine out on Christmas!

B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Had to wait at empt reception desk for friendly but over worked hostess for 5 minutes
Seated in an upstairs room not the dinning room - focus on “stairs” - if you are booked to capacity you are booked.
Buffet food quality across all offerings was medicore at best. Staff friendly but needs to be trained - did not remove used buffet course plates or reset silverware.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Day brunch and it was amazing. My mother is handicapped and they completely catered to her. The acoustics provided a cozy setting in an otherwise large venue. Food was fantastic because they did not create a free for all menu but fewer selections that were High quality.

RH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas Day Brunch.

GW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing experience. The buffet selection was ordinary except that the oysters and shrimp were excellent. Fruit juices were an additional charge as well as mimosas and champagne, which are usually included in brunches of this caliber. Room decor was lackluster.

C
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as wonderful as we expected! Beautiful decor and the service was wonderful. since it was Christmas they were serving a buffet and many great choices.

L
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful breakfast on Christmas morning! Tasty food with a cheerful staff! Everyone made an effort to make the morning memorable!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food!

f
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good overall would recommend to friends visiting , very friendly and attentive staff and the hotel was beautiful this time of year being Christmas. The dining room was upstairs with a beautiful view of the lights and Christmas trees in Marion Square

MP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress Carrie at Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. Lemon meringue and opera cake were perfect desserts for our meal.

KL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Gabrielle to anyone coming to the Charleston area or living here. First time I’ve been there and I am a local born and raised and will definitely go back. The food was unbelievable and the staff was totally incredible!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

S
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant !

JD
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Caviar presentation needs some work. Caviar should be served on crushed ice and with Bellinis and/or non burned toast points.

G
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four very good friends enjoyed our annual Christmas lunch. The staff was incredible from the moment we arrived and met by the valet. The wait staff could not have been more accommodating and gracious. We were not rushed and spent our time chatting, exchanging gifts, laughing, enjoying The Bennett and the Gabrielle. We all will return together and with others. Thank you for giving us an afternoon that will be remembered for years to come

DP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and even better service.

h
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Not busy at lunch time. Loved the service and valet parking.

JP
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service