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Gale Restaurant, Charleston, SC

Gale Restaurant

4.8
4.8
353 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Pizza & Pasta; pan Mediterranean plates using local produce, ingredients from all over & everything weird between.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 818-4977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brett Chizinski

  • Private party facilities

    Gale is available for hosting large parties and buy outs from 20-60 people. Special menus can be created. Full bar and cocktail program. Great for sit down meals or cocktail party style events.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 558-7577

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Huger

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in the garage attached to the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 353 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always delicious here, service tonight was a bit slow, not sure why.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here several times and always have an amazing experience! From the bar tenders to the waiters and owner, always an immaculate vibe with delicious food and drinks.
  3. a

    alyssam

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and food. Gale personally made sure our experience was excellent.
  4. CP

    ChadP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great drinks and setting. Would go back!
  5. J

    Jerseydiner

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great innovative small plates and cocktails. Very creative and delicious food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Gale was fine. I saw it was on Downtown Charleston and assumed it was walking distance from hotel. That was a mistake. It’s an Uber ride from the historical part of the city. The menu is very simple, just pizza and pasta. I should have studied the menu more online. We had the mushroom pizza which was excellent and the vodka pasta, also excellent. There is a huge emphasis on the bar.
  7. R

    Robman

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal!
  8. AF

    AustinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our two year anniversary, food was amazing! The service was also amazing. The one bartender even brought us a complimentary champagne toast. Drinks are fancy, and did I mention the food was amazing! (Alla Vodka pasta with shrimp and the margarita pizza)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Charleston. The food is amazing and I love the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place to eat in Charleston
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Gale for the first time last night. We will be back. Food was fantastic and cocktails were amazing. Katie our server was spectacular and fun. We had a great dinner!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised about how delicious the food was. Also loved their unique drink menu. Definitely will be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to Gales for over a year now. Their food is always spectacular and the workers make it an even nicer experience to dine out there. They’re an amazing restaurant. I highly recommend it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Food is amazing
  15. SW

    SarahW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so good! Fabulous cocktails. Food is to die for. Best curry in Charleston. Loved every bite!
  16. KY

    KimY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food, drinks, and service was great. The place is smaller than I had expected, but it was still nice and cozy. Came when it first opened on Saturday, so it wasn't busy yet. I would definitely come back again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. Will definitely be going back. The best pasta I have ever had!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gale restaurant was absolutely amazing! Had a larger party- 12 people- for a birthday party! The service was amazing and Gale and the waitress were so attentive and timely! The food was absolutely amazing- definitely get the meatballs and one of the wood fired pizzas! Thanks Gale! Also great cocktails and just really great touches around the restaurant! Very inclusive!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal from top to bottom. Creative drink menu and exceptional & seasonal menu. The friendly & welcoming staff (from the bartenders and waitstaff to the magic in the open kitchen) will make you feel like a local. Highly recommend!
  20. SS

    SSofia

    Charleston

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the tastiest restaurant dinner I have had in a long while. Perfect portions and so flavorful. Love the drinks menu for alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices. I had the lavender mock tail and what a yummy new drink experience! We ordered the Brussel sprouts with meatballs, butter bean hummus and the pesto pasta. All were a flavor bomb to the palate! We arrived shortly after they opened and was warmly greeted. Our server Jonathan was so kind and attentive. As we were leaving, we were greeted by the owner, Gale! She is so lovely! This restaurant has all the ingredients for being a 5 star establishment: wonderful staff, delicious food, great location (easy parking), kind owner. We will be back! I can’t wait to try the margarita pizza!
  21. W

    Windycitygal

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Gluten free options limited; we wish there had been more. Nice cocktails, good food & service. A little tricky to find the parking.
  22. c

    cvilledr

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters birthday. Dinner was fabulous! We all got amazing pasta dishes. Our server was helpful with food and wine suggestions. It’d be hard to not return!!
  23. K

    Karebear

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Second visit to Gale and yummy food and wine make it very likely we’ll return.
  24. b

    buda33pest

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The Corn Ribs were fun and really good! Pasta was outstanding in quality and quantity. Should have a micro to heat up food when requested. The guys in the kitchen and the mixologist really know their stuff!
  25. DB

    DrBaker

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great night out as usual with Gale. Great food and drinks. A must do in Charleston. Mushroom pizza was beyond awesome. Can’t wait to go back.
  26. RA

    RonAM

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Appetizers were very good (we had the meatballs and cauliflower curry). Pizza was poor, mainly because it was undercooked and chewy…not to mention it came 25 minutes after we’d finished our appetizers.
  27. AN

    AnilNJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, especially if you are vegetarian!! Good bartender who knows his food menu!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We picked this restraint because both my son and myself enjoy our date nights. He is 15 and is quitthe foodie. Wedo enjoy fine dining and a 5 star experience. Based on your reviews we had chosen your establishment. It was a Saturday, but not very busy. We were sat immediately. However waited a veryong time for sparkling water and a beverage. The food was spectacular and the service was not so much. The music was very loud and we had a hard time understanding the vibe. But again the food was amazing!
  29. MB

    MegB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard wonderful reviews from locals prior to visiting and they were not wrong ! ( charlestonains are never wrong about food ) The meatballs, brussel sprouts and curry shareable dishes were delicious. Very lively spot. Friendly, attentive service. Post feast chai bourbon shot were the perfect send off, looking forward to return! Thank y’all
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was good. The waiter was nice. Food was decent nothing like the price
  31. AA

    AmyA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This place is a gem! It’s not in the heart of downtown more of a neighborhood place, casual and comfortable. The food is outstanding! It honestly blew us away! Will definitely be back with friends.
  32. GM

    GustavoM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Rarely write reviews but I think you will not be disappointed. It’s a relatively new place, but I could compare to places like Obstinate Daughter. Has great appetizers, amazing Pizza options and pasta are delicious. It’s a MUST in Charleston!
  33. C

    Caitlin

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Every dish was fresh and had a unique twist that was extremely pleasant and flavorful. I would highly recommend this for a night out on the town.
  34. w

    whitehead

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The appetizers are fantastic and the drinks are amazing as well! We went to celebrate a birthday and it was a perfect place if you want something chill and small.
  35. BR

    BethR

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best spots in Charleston for both cocktails and food. Love Gale!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, and staff were all phenomenal at Gale! The cocktails were all carefully crafted and delicious. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly. We ordered the brussel sprouts, ricotta pasta (added meatballs), and the veggie pizza. They were all incredible! They really make you feel at home while you’re there. Whether you live in Charleston or are visiting, I highly recommend going to Gale! You won’t regret it.
  37. JE

    JohnE

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a find! Great pizza and pasta! And the drink menu is impressive!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Choose Gale’s as part of a 40th birthday celebration and they did not disappoint. Gale went above & beyond to help us celebrate the milestone. Food was to die for and honestly beyond tasty, staff took service to the next level, we thank them for everything. I would highly recommend Gale’s to any and all wanting to enjoy absolutely amazing food and people in Charleston.
  39. LS

    LaurenS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service! Met Gale, who was so welcoming. The Caesar was incredible. Drinks were 10/10.
  40. h

    haymay94

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST server and Best service at the Gale. The peach burrata toast, pesto mynt pasta, and mushroom pesto pizza were absolutely delicious. The hand made cocktails were amazing the special pink drink of the day was made with in house wine liquor that was out of this world. 10/10 would recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Gale Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 818-4977.

Gale Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Gale Restaurant

601 Meeting St Ste 140, Charleston, SC 29403-6942

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Huger

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in the garage attached to the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brett Chizinski

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 818-4977

  • Private party facilities

    Gale is available for hosting large parties and buy outs from 20-60 people. Special menus can be created. Full bar and cocktail program. Great for sit down meals or cocktail party style events.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 558-7577

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