Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

4.5
323 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Southern
Gabrielle captures the spirit of Charleston with quintessential hospitality, warm design, a vibrant bar, charming views and a stylishly Southern menu that puts fresh, locally sourced ingredients on center stage. Each bold and flavorful dish showcases the South’s fresh bounty, allowing ingredients to speak simply and powerfully for themselves. Featuring a lively indoor bar and dining room, as well as the city’s finest outdoor dining terrace, the menu is complemented by views overlooking historic Marion Square.

Support Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your reservation. Failure to cancel 24 hours before your reservation or not showing up with result in a fee of $25 per person on the reservations. Please be aware on Holidays there are Holiday menus and they are the only one available.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your reservation. Failure to cancel 24 hours before your reservation or not showing up with result in a fee of $25 per person on the reservations. Please be aware on Holidays there are Holiday menus and they are the only one available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your reservation. Failure to cancel 24 hours before your reservation or not showing up with result in a fee of $25 per person on the reservations. Please be aware on Holidays there are Holiday menus and they are the only one available.

What 323 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMitchJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible. Rude servers.

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TamiW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was a dinner for my girlfriend and we were seated in a dining area off from the main, I’m sure for social distancing. However, it took so long to be waited on initially but also slow service overall. We were slightly disappointed.

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vipGAH80
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Perfect, as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time at this establishment !

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Doniki
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bennett was a wonderful setting for a Sunday lunch. Hillary was a fantastic server@

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My 21 year old daughter and I had dinner here for her birthday. Beautiful restaurant! Our server, Joe, was excellent. Mixed review on the food. The Charbroiled Oysters were barely luke warm. The flavor was good but they should have been piping hot! Drago’s in New Orleans they are not. Our entrees were very good. I had the Carolina Flounder. While I’m not convinced it was actually flounder because it was a very thick white fish steak and flounder is usually very thin, the entree was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. I would order it again, flounder or not. My daughter had the Duck Confit and it was also excellent. The duck was crispy and well cooked. She said she would order it again. For dessert (which ended up being on the house for her birthday, which was a nice surprise when the bill came) was the Profiterole Choux and it was also very good. A different spin on a cream puff but with ice cream and poured dark chocolate sauce. It was actually amazing. I love the Hotel Bennett (in general), so we will probably be back!

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vipChucktownFoodie
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our small group of three, enjoyed a wonderful afternoon lunch for a business meeting at Gabrielle. The atmosphere is is cozy and the natural light and view of Marion Square add to the ambiance of the dining room. Our server was attentive and took great care of us during our meal. All of our entrées tasted amazing and did not disappoint.

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LilliB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great restaurant for a special occasion...my wife's birthday, and she loved it. Great roasted oysters and the very best caesar salad not made tableside ever. Excellent meal, but I made the mistake of substituting sides that didn't work. So stick to the menu and all will be great.

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AnneC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was divine, stayed on property and could not have been more pleased with the amenities and staff of the restaurant and hotel!

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vipShopGirlLP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio overlooking Marrion Square.

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vipPaulS
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. This is a great place with a variety of dishes to suit any pallet or dietary need.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We told the concierge on line and in person that we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. Nothing was done to recognize the ocassion.
The food was average, as was the service.

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vipdennisd
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Outside closed due to rain and indoors seen empty. Service great but both fish main courses ofer cooked.

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jQueen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband and I came on a Monday night, ate inside. and unfortunately my gnocchi I ordered was cold on the inside. I sent it back and it was warmer the second time out however seemed to be warmed via microwave and somewhat watery. My husband had the pork chop and asked for it medium-rare. It was fully cooked and very dry. We loved the muscles and Cauliflower soup we had as appetizers. I probably will never eat here again. it's a shame as we were really looking forward to a new spot to try out. We also never had a General Manager check in on us after sending a dinner back which I thought was very odd. Maybe weekend meals are better?

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vipOutandabout
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious - fresh and interesting ingredients and seasonings. Fun cocktails and lovely wine list. They are accommodating of food sensitivities and the service is always fabulous. They keep us coming back!

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Dolly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great location. We were able to eat outside on a beautiful night.

Even though we were greeted immediately, the service was consistently slow. The food was delivered lukewarm.

Even though we were ravenous by the time the food arrived, it was disappointing. The roasted oysters in garlic could have been cardboard. The “crispy” duck confit was not; it tasted so much like chicken that I was tempted to ask the waitress if she had confused the order. Both the duck and the pork chop had the consistency of meals prepared the night before. The iceberg lettuce with pork belly was the only exception; it was delicious.

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vipmaculbert
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside . Great Ambience and service. The food was very good but not outstanding.

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vipCameron
Charlotte
68 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our girls luncheon outside at Gabrielle. Wish there had been more shade on the patio - it was roasting in the direct sunlight and when I asked to sit outside I assumed there would be shade. Good service and delicious food. Wish there were a few more options on the menu. Not sure if I would come back again if in Charleston unless staying at Hotel Bennett.

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vipFXM33
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant, very professional, very enjoyable. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Having eaten terrific lunches & a brunch here, I was really excited to try dinner. My daughter was brought the wrong appetizer but ate & enjoyed the gnocchi she was given although she was anxious to try something new, the Lamb Suga. My swordfish entree was way overcooked & dry sadly. My squash appetizer was delicious & my daughter’s duck entree was fantastic. The presentation was very nice & the service was wonderful. My daughter’s dessert was a mini & delicious masterpiece (the pineapple one) whereas my perfiteroles were completely tasteless. So all in all mixed reviews. I believe $12 for parking during a pandemic is crazy for a practically empty restaurant as are $8 mocktails (fruit juice over ice) but that’s just me.

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DianeS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Very classy hotel and restaurant and would recommend for a special night out.

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vipMattM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit while in Charleston. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Gabrielle. They truly made us feel special! We received extra attention, delicious food and excellent drinks. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I couldn’t rate the food as outstanding because my order was wrong and that tainted my experience a bit. I felt like I wasn’t heard and even once the mistake was discovered by staff, no apology was ever offered - just the excuse that the kitchen had been told of my request for no kale. Otherwise the service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for us.

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LoisE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Lovely room. Pleasant waitstaff. The chicken on the cobb salad was overcooked, surface burnt, and dry. To their credit, it was removed from bill, but would rather have been able to eat it. My friend's special birthday. I would have expected something more than a Happy Birthday wish.

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vipGrammy
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience from Valet on the service was awesome. So welcoming.

Our dining experience also had great service and we loved the different tastes and food.

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vipJuju
London
82 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being on a special island.

Server Camille was gracious and professional

JD
vipJohnD
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need Bellinis for the caviar

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vipPaulS
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and romantic dinner here. The food was very good and the atmosphere was quiet.

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cathyk
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our waitress was terrible and ruined the evening for us - our anniversary. She put the wine in a cooler removed from the table and several times walked past our empty glasses. She basically ignored us and could have cared less about our dining experience. She was arrogant and her manager could use some training in “how to train staff!”

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JasonA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE have been to Gabrielle's a few times with some issues. This time however everything was excellent. It was the first time we have been there for lunch and the experience was perfect. Food was great and the service was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate my husband’s birthday I made a reservation for the outdoor patio and we had an absolutely splendid time. Food was extraordinary, ambiance exquisite, service phenomenal.

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vipRick
Charleston
90 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice time this evening. We listened to music on the patio. Had a nice dinner and a really good bottle of wine.

The food overall was excellent but I didnt think the wine menu was all that good with popular reds but we did find one that was good so it all worked out anyway.

Great evening

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vipBarryR
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as usual. From cocktails pre dinner through dessert everything was wonderful.

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vipjjb52
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great restaurant located in the Hotel Bennett

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JeanneH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The taste of the food was excellent with the exception of my poached eggs in the Eggs Bennett were overcooked so I did not get egg yolk running out when cut open. I had the Roasted Acorn Squash as my appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. It was not crowded at all on Sunday, but I felt the table next to ours was definitely closer than 6 feet which made me feel a little uncomfortable. I was disappointed that they did not have a Moscato on their wine list.

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SarahC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very good but service was very slow. We waited 15 min after our reservation time to be seated, food took a long time to arrive, they dropped our bill off at the end and then took close to 20 min before coming back for it. We had no where to rush off to thankfully but it was a bit much given that our waiter only had two tables to care for.

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vipADL2013
Charleston
172 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! We had oysters on the half shell and roasted oysters for appetizers (which were both amazing) and my husband had the duck confit and I had the swordfish. My husband said his duck confit was one of the best ever and my swordfish was incredible. The service by Alex was wonderful!

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CarolA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Gabrielle’s for date night. We enjoy the food and ambiance very much. This time we experienced the outdoor sitting experience and it was just as marvelous as the indoor. We recommend Gabrielle’s for a romantic date or just because you’re in the mood.

FAQs

Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett is rated 4.5 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hotelbennett.com/#gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.