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Maison, Charleston, SC

Maison

4.9
4.9
1511 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Maison is a French Bistro located in downtown Charleston, SC. Our concept is food forward with bright, balanced beverages to compliment. Maison's cuisine is inspired by classic French fare recreated with a breath of modernity and local influence. Tradition meets au courant innovation. The space is intimate and paralleled with energy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,511 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

1,511 Reviews
  1. DoloresD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the duck confit and it was delightful. It was tender, moist, flavorful and above all was innovative in the nuanced spicing, the foie gras reduction and the perfect French lentils. Will definitely be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was stunning and Justin was the best waiter with so much knowledge and passion!!!

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  3. Kwack

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time, as always. Loved the French onion soup croquetas!

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  4. LinC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maison is excellent. The service is amazing, and the food never disappoints. I've tried something different every time that I've visited, and every dish has been 10/10.

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  5. LynnM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My two companions and I had an incredible dining experience. Each dish was intensely flavorful and most were imaginative twists on traditional French recipes. Our waiter described the dishes perfectly and we were glad we took his advice. The broth our clam appetizer was cooked in was so good we would have been glad to have it as soup. The French onion appetizer was a revelation - a croquette filled with onion soup reduction was onion soup on steroids.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience as ever. Danielle does an outstanding job of explaining the menu with great passion

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  7. LongtimeFan

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal on a busy night - the diver scallop dish that was on the menu that night was delicious! The server was a delight. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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  8. Ryan

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic waiter and food was flavorful with lots of finesse

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service excellent. The minor blemish is the seating for 5 people; it’s too cramped.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service from start to finish. Loved the fois gras and the monkfish!! Looking forward to returning soon!

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  11. NCdiner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and Service were excellent! Special thanks to Daniele!

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  12. ChucktownFoodie

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazingly passionate about the food and everything we tried was delightful.

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  13. AshM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here, it was our anniversary and I noted that and my wife and me were surprised with a glass of champagne when greeted by our waiter Nathan. The food was delicious and the recommendation of wine to pair with my food was spot on, truly enjoyable.

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  14. Charlestoniers

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very disappointing and the service was slow.

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  15. RobertL

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful service....one of our favorites!

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  16. DavidH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. Perfect service. Absolutely terrific all around.

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  17. Matt

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing dining experience, truly one of Charleston’s best

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our very favorite places in Charleston. Food and drinks are so fresh and interesting, staff is perfect mix of friendly and efficient while leaving you to enjoy your evening. A gem of a place!

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  19. Pklocal

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak frites always a great choice; flounder main dish was a new surprise.. excellently prepared. Pea gratin superb ( as always). Pate enjoyable. We'll be back!

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  20. Tiller

    New York City

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Maison delivered superb food, drinks, wine and service. Another wonderful meal! Thank you to Justin for awesome service!

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  21. GM13

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great spot for a special meal or a weeknight dinner. This our go to spot for the best French food in Charleston. To all of you locals out there — there’s no King street goings-on here, if you know what I mean.

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  22. jillbird

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience - Justin took great care of us and told us about dishes off the menu which we loved!

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  23. chezgrace

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delightful and delicious. This time I had the astounding leek and potato appetizer, foie gras with a bit of apple butter, and a fried flounder slider. All this washed down by a yummy citrus mocktail. Jonathan's service was as always friendly, attentive, and helpful. I always look forward to returning to Maison.

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  24. excellent

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting and delicious take on some old favorites like duck and steak tartare, plus good wine selection/pairing. Attentive and insightful service. Parking is the only downside!

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  25. Abigfoodie

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow..!we had the best night ever . The champagne and wine with our meals was unbelievable.the Hostess was very welcoming making sure all was fine at our table our Waiter Jonathan was the best engaging and always on point in a restaurant but being very respectful.. we loved the vibe there too .. That you Maison for a wonderful evening.. The Gaskins Family

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  26. emilym

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drawn in by the salmon rillette on the menu, which did not disappoint! Good cocktails, French wine list with varied price points. The first course croquette of onion soup was SO GOOD. The service was great, friendly but not overly so and attentive at the right moments. Definitely will be back, especially to sit on the cute patio when the weather improves. A little gem 🥰

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  27. mama

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and atmosphere! The duck confit was fantastic.

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  28. HarryM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great evening ! Interesting entrees and excellent service.

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  29. michaelw

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fine dining option in an area dissimilar to the traditional Charleston dining experience.

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  30. EatingWellintheUSA

    Richmond

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great meal. The food is delicate and rich and full of surprises. Who would think to order leeks for an appetizer; I encourage you to do just that. The onion soup croquette is delightful, the snapper -- sublime! And don't miss the scallops.

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  31. Kelly

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was wondeful, but the food is just ok.

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  32. JohnF

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and professional service. Should be on everyone’s list of Charleston favorites.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little off the beaten path of “touristy” Charleston, but so worth the Uber ride. The steak tartare was inventive, with celery, hazelnuts and the right touch of acid. The bouillabaisse was delicious, mainly due to the baked on the bone monkfish. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. Don’t forget the fresh baked madeleines at the end!

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  34. JessicaT

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a Thursday 5:45 reservation. There was one other table seated. By the time we left, the place was full, and therefore moderate noise level. Service was excellent. Food was so delicious. We had stuffed mussel app, leek app, scallop dinner, rabbit (!) dinner and field peas au gratin. Madelines for dessert. Excellent wine. We will go back.

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  35. GM13

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic meal. Never fails. Rabbit pot pie is amazing, great Corsican red wine at a great price. Can’t go wrong at Maison.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Charleston for the week. Visited all the usual fine dining spots. This was by far the best! Great job. Nate put the icing on the cake with his service.

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  37. Cabdriver

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a treasure in the Charleston restaurant scene. Food and service are superb and it feels like a little slice of Paris. Dishes are thoughtfully constructed and always excellent. Highly recommended!

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  38. Bostonfoodie

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely 10 out of 10 experience last night at Maison. We sat at the bar, and the service from the start was some of the best we have had in the city. The food is to die for.....everything we ate was well thought out and cooked perfectly. Easily in our Top 5 in Charleston and we can't wait to come back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Always a treat to eat at Maison

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  40. AlexandraR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to get some classic French dishes with a modern touch. Great wine list and fabulous cocktails as well.

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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 4.9 stars by 1511 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 12 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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