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Maison, Charleston, SC

Maison

4.8
4.8
1244 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

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Dining areas

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 1,244 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. LoriH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak tartar and soft shell crabs were incredible!
  2. LucileB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside which is so nice they have a heater Traffic is close by
  3. TrishP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. The staff is fantastic and the food is always fresh.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent preparation & unique dishes - very creative kitchen
  5. BillS

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good meal service overall exceptional
  6. Martin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made us feel like being in Paris again. Great food, super friendly, outstanding service and fun with kids too…
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend had never had escargot or rabbit before and it made him so frisky! I
  8. AdamR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Every detail was thought out and showed up in the complexity and depth of flavors. Danielle (our server) was well versed in the menu and described each dish with impeccable knowledge. Highly recommend the monk fish (chef’s specialty) and the rabbit!!
  9. Rick

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maison's food is always unique and excellent. Every time we have been here we're happy we came.
  10. Charlestonfood

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic birthday dinner last night as Maison. Tony was on point as our server, as usual (even with a broken hand!). We had the special salad with apples and blue cheese. I had the flounder main (the potato that came with that is my new favorite way to eat potatoes!), my husband had the chicken (seems to be everyone’s favorite) and my very picky daughter was happy with her steak frites. Fantastic bottle of wine. Courteous host and loved everyone chipping in to help. Can’t wait to go back for more great food and service!!
  11. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maison continues to impress. The duck confit and scallop schnitzel were amazing entrees. We can’t wait to go back!
  12. LocalDiner

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were excellent! Can’t wait to return.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great cuisine perfectly paired with the right wines. Wonderful server. We'll be back!
  14. AmyKing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this a fun french bistro to any local charlestonians as well as those visiting. The staff was friendly and offered excellent suggestions from the main menu as well as the specials. The chef obviously is experienced as he creates amazinlg dishes which include seafood,steak And game. We loved the whole experience and the food was outstanding! We will return. Thank you!!!
  15. Lbep

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service. We go there every time we are in Charleston and are never disappointed!
  16. KatherineB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great server, full of food, descriptions, and good exclamations to questions. Craft cocktails were excellent.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, very varied menu, very knowledgeable waiter and excellent service. Will definitely return when we next visit Charleston
  18. EllaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We had dinner at Maison last night and though the decor was beautiful the food was horrible. The waiter was very pleasant and accommodating and that is why I am giving two stars, if I could give zero stars I would but the service deserves betterThe mussels tasted very fishy and the "beard" of the mussel was not cleaned, the onion soup was sooooo salty that it tasted very packaged, finally the steak frites and the flounder were so old that after one taste you knew that these proteins have been sitting in the fridge for weeks! No wonder why they were not packed on a Thursday night unlike other places in town. Really a bad experience, which is too bad because the decor is spot on.
  19. StephenO

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was a bit uneven but generally very good. Salmon rilette was terrific. Onion tart was good with crust perhaps a bit thick/hard. The rabbit en croute was rich and flavorful but the pastry on top was less good as it arrived soggy on inside (perhaps it needed to be vented—exterior was gorgeous). Waitress advised getting pastry off immediately and we did but it was already soggy underneath. Chicken was excellent—perfectly cooked and well seasoned and veggies were on point. The chocolate mousse was a generous portion tho not convinced by pairing peanut brittle with it and the cherries on top. Glad we got the brittle on the side. Enjoyed a nice glass of banyuls with it. Service was good though there was a long delay between appetizers and main course without explanation. Corkage was $35–normal these days. Pricing was fair. While we enjoyed our meal, we were not as happy as we were with our visit to The Ordinary two days earlier. Overall a very good meal and experience but not special.
  20. Food4Thought

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful meal for our first visit to Madison. Tony took great care of us and provided detailed descriptions of the menu. The Bucheron Tart was a great starter. The scallop schnitzel unique. The spiced duck confit was outstanding. The almond crème caramel was a refreshing finish. Tony also did a great job pairing wines with our meal. We look forward to our next visit!
  21. suzeeq

    Pinehurst

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved this restaurant. Enthusiastic staff. Owner chef. Lovely craft cocktails. 2 of us had chicken recommended by server. It was excellent.2 ordered monk fish —delicious! Chocolate mousse dessert superb and probably big enough for 4 after appetizers and entrees. Would definitely eat here again.
  22. BigA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for her birthday. They immediately gifted us bubbles to celebrate. Everything was outstanding. The food and service top notch.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here every time we visit Charleston. Everything is always great!!
  24. MorganB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, perfectly cooked, and reasonably priced in my opinion. The service was fantastic and the vibe was cute and cozy. We’ll be back!
  25. murph

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific mussels as an appetizer. My husband loved the flounder and my steak frites was perfectly cooked and delicious. The lemony madeleines are a delicious dessert. The atmosphere and service are relaxed and unrushed. A gem of a restaurant!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough about Maison. From the beginning, our server helped us make some great decisions with our meals, and everything was delicious. The wine was amazing; the Salmon Rillette appetizer was superb; our Chicken Farci and Rabbit En Croute entrees were perfection; and we ended the meal with Madeleine cookies and a fantastic Chenin Blanc dessert wine. Please have a meal here. You won't regret it!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish a delicious meal and experience. We had the fondue, foie gras, monk fish chop, hamburger special and the rabbit en croute. All fantastic and I can’t wait to go back.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing on all levels
  29. ATLsince2010

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This chic restaurant did not disappoint with wonderful cocktails and wine, salads, raclette, beautifully presented duck, artful stuffed chicken, and perfectly cooked steak. Service was very good. The only blemish on the evening was a grumpy hostess.
  30. DPR70

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was as good as any French brasserie I’ve been to in France, and the technique and execution of the dishes was nearly flawless (the chef worked at Per Se so you can see Kepler’s influence). The rabbit en croute was a standout of the night and perfectly seasoned. The wine list was well curated to the food. The service was warm and attentive. The only minor point was that the chocolate mousse was too stiff, but that’s splitting hairs. 10/10 I would dine here again and again if I could. Bravo chef!
  31. DeclynD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maison exceeded all expectations!!! I had the leeks vinaigrette and the mussels. My boyfriend had the foie gras and rabbit en croute! Everything was spectacular. Our server was incredibly kind and informative. We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and they welcomed us in with a toast which was nice.
  32. JDfromPCB

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and adventurous menu. Plating is amazing!
  33. scoot

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Average. Just ok. Service was excellent. Portions were satisfactory. Presentation was good. Food just had nothing special about it. Lacked seasoning and flavor.
  34. John

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar, service and food were outstanding.
  35. DavidS

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely amazing.. second to none in terms of service, food, and atmosphere..
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appetizers, main course and deserts were amazing! Cannot wait to return and try the scallop schnitzel. Server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very lovely restaurant with truly amazing food! The waitress made the experience due to her knowledge and attentiveness to our dining. One of the best meals I’ve had in Charleston!
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Danielle, was exquisite (matching the food)! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and just overall amazing!
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small and intimate location; feels similar to a Parisian bistro. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. I would love to return soon
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!!

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 1244 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 28 times today
Google Map for Maison

708 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Dining areas

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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