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Maison, Charleston, SC

Maison

4.8
4.8
1075 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French bistro. Food forward. With beverage to compliment. Cuisine has been inspired by the cultural relevance of France and its celebrated history and traditional. Intimacy paralleled with crazy energy. Tradition juxtaposed with au courant innovation.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 990-9165

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vandy Vanderwarker

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot with seven spaces behind our building and street parking available. Race street and Congress street offer free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

    Best Overall

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  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

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  • Charleston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charleston

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. MS

    MSHx2

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal & service!!!!
  2. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. The scallops were amazing and the rabbit en croute was divine.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the bar and Evan was incredible with descriptions and recommendations. It was a delightful experience!
  4. JK

    JohnK

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The monkfish chop is to die for.....Everything was exceptional
  5. AS

    AngelaS

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service from Tony. Love the escargot.
  6. KB

    KrissyB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our experience. The restaurant is small and intimate, not too loud. The food and wine were excellent. The steak tartare, diver scallops, and field pea gratin were a few of my favorites. And the madeleines for dessert were fresh out of the oven and were complimented well by the coffee, which unlike other places we’ve been to was of great quality as well. Everything was perfectly cooked, and we were well taken care of. The timing of everything and service were spot on. The recommendations were on point. We will most definitely return and are excited to try new dishes!
  7. DM

    DaleM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Maison - it's my husband and my favorite restaurant in Charleston!
  9. RS

    RiaSC1776

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Madison and will be back! Beautiful, delicious food. Charming atmosphere and staff.
  10. TR

    TomR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John our server was knowledgeable , kind , and helpful .. this being our 3rd time we found the food to be as excellent as our first visit .. my partner had the rabbit prepared as a pot pie and thought one of the best dishes he has had .. thoughtful food .. quaint atmosphere .. unique experience
  12. d

    docd

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was great The food tremendous BUT. we made the reservation on openTable for the patio. When we arrived it had rained during the day and no patio seats and thus no reservation. We never got a text or email that the patio was closed. I don’t know how this process can be fixed but it should be. The restaurant should have called us to tell us when the patio seat went away. We eventually got a seat at the bar and experience was great and the bar tender wonderful
  13. GM

    GM13

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect. The food, wine, service -- easily one of top 5 restaurants in Charleston.
  14. PN

    PNPrice

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are huge fans! Have been faithful followers since the day they opened. No matter when we show up, it never disappoints. The staff is amazing and the food is fabulous. Always seasonal, fresh and expertly prepared! It is our favorite place in a town filled with notable restaurants. Well done AGAIN Maison!!!!!
  15. TC

    TysonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my wife’s birthday and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We’ll be coming back!
  16. AS

    AdeliaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service, great meal.
  17. G

    Golfer

    Naples

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurant dining experiences in memory. The waiter, Nate, offered excellent suggestions. Everything we had, from starters to entrees to dessert, was superb. Our dining neighbors were raving, too. Moreover, Madison has adequate parking, scarce in Charleston.
  18. CM

    ChandlerM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was so lovely. Beautiful meal in a gorgeous setting. We’ll be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible french cuisine The rabbit en croute is exceptional
  20. b

    bbg130

    Richmond

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    since it was bastille day (bonne fete nationale) and our anniversary we reserved a table at Maison a french restaurant we had not been to before. it was a lovely outdoor setting on quiet side patio. Our waiter Jon was attentive with food recommendations and he dragged a fan outside to help keep the pesky flies away. the food was delicious (steak frites, grouper main courses, field peas and the greens salad that had a delicious light dressing, and chocolate mousse for dessert. The menu is small but there are items for meat lovers and pescatarians. What puzzled me was that the chef had no bastille day specials on the menu and apparently the staff did not know it was a French holiday. Seems they would honor and celebrate that.
  21. j

    jen59

    Charlotte

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was our first time and we can't wait to get back, our new favorite restaurant. love the ambiance, and the food was so good we can't stop talking about it. the escargot best ever-we have had them in paris but these were even better, the leeks vinagrette -so good, and the flounder was superb, even the beer was better, and the cider selection was perfect. save room for dessert, we had the warm madelines and mousse-both so good we at every bite. what a wonderful place, had the best meal and hope to get back soon, love the decor, wish they had paris bistro music playing in the background
  22. B

    Br18421

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite spot in Charleston. Burger night was excellent and it’s probably the best burger in town. Bar team is always outstanding. Going back again on Wednesday with some of our chefs.
  23. WM

    WMFoodie

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service are amazing. The staff and kitchen are so thoughtful with their presentation. Everyone was very welcoming. We just got back from France and this food brings us back. The quality and sophistication is a true skill.
  24. SD

    SusanD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was lovely and welcoming and our waiter, Johnathan, was spectacular! A true pro. We had all sides: salad, fries, pea purée, leeks, tart and smoked salmon. They were all amazing. The fries are the best I’ve ever had and the leeks were beautiful AND delicious! The tart was incredible as was the pea purée and the salad. We would definitely go back again!
  25. A

    Annieb42

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, wine, service, menu
  26. LD

    LocalDiner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  27. VL

    VegasLocal

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food - highly recommend the leeks appetizer, their unique steak tartare, and the monkfish!
  28. j

    jasonk

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maison is a great restaurant with amazing food. The servers are friendly and very knowledgeable. It is a welcome addition to the Charleston food world.
  29. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service, sitting at bar, was attentive, informative, and appropriately friendly. We had a great time! Thank you!
  30. D

    Devour

    Indiana

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous.
  31. c

    chsdiner

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and wonderful service by Nate. Don't miss the madeleines!
  32. GB

    GB2016

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch as always!!!
  33. P

    Palmetto12

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor. Love the traditional black and white tiled floor and terrace chairs, enlarged prints of Paris in black and white on the walls. Chic. Hostess was prompt and kind. Waiter, Tony, super knowledgeable of the menu and able to describe dishes in beautiful detail. Monkfish and local pole beans were delish, but a bit salty for my taste (hence the 4 instead of 5 stars). Wine was smooth and a generous pour. Delightful evening. A welcome and fine establishment to the cuisine of Charleston.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rabbit dish is fantastic
  35. E

    Elliott

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken might have been one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Our server (I believe her name was Danielle) was AMAZING.
  36. JP

    JPro

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, unique food, with fantastic service. We loved trying escargot, which was amazing. My scallops were cooked perfectly, and were accompanied by a fresh herb sauce. My daughter loved the steak frite, with steak cooked perfectly — char on the outside, buttery meat on the inside.
  37. JA

    JoAnneR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute atmosphere, wonderful staff, delicious food. Everything we tried was delicious. Salmon terrine, steak frites and rabbit en croute. We also had a delicious French Burgundy and Beajolais. The piece de resistance was the luscious chocolate mousse. A must try.
  38. MN

    MargoN

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and so knowledgable! There were 4 of us; we ended up ordering 3 different meals (only one duplicate), and we all enjoyed our food very much.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. We sampled everything and it was all delicious.
  40. L

    Lowcountrylady65

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! First time visiting but we'll be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Maison is rated 4.8 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Maison

708 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot with seven spaces behind our building and street parking available. Race street and Congress street offer free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vandy Vanderwarker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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