Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. South Carolina
  4. Charleston
  5. Downtown Charleston
Tempest, Charleston, SC

Tempest

4.6
4.6
2255 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
USA Today 10Best, #1 Best New Restaurant in the Country. Upscale seafood restaurant, located on historic Market Street next to sister location, Church and Union Charleston. Tempest features hyper-local, sustainable Coastal Modern-American food, with a seasonal menu curated by Chef Adam Hodgson and Bravo Top Chef Alum Chef Jamie Lynch
Tempest's noteworthy raw and roast menu features both chilled and charcoal roasted options that will be prepared on a Mibrasa charcoal oven. The Mibrasa cultivates a subtle smoke flavor without compromising the integrity of the seafood and roasted selections. Impressive single, double and three tier Seafood Towers are also featured. Boasting a selection of seafood-friendly Old-World wines, along with hand-picked gins, rums and bourbons.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 996-4966
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Waybright
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Manager: (843) 996-4966 ext. 3
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    East Bay Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

Experiences

  • Economy Gastronomy Menu | 3-Courses $60 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Economy Gastronomy menu is a 3-course value driven menu that is offered Sunday - Thursday beginning at 4pm. It is an optional prix-fixe menu, you are able to add it on at the time you make your reservation or the day of.
    Economy Gastronomy Menu | 3-Courses $60 per person Photo
  • Mother's Day Buffet | $75 a person, $35 12 & under

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for our Mother's Day brunch buffet from 9am-4pm on Sunday, May 12! It will be $75 per person + tax and gratuity, and includes the choice of a Bloody Mary or mimosa. The buffet will be $35 for children 12 & under. Payment is due at the time of your visit. We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 2,255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Seafood

2,255 Reviews
  1. Dedicated

    New York City

    186 reviews

    4.0

    186 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Right in the middle of everything, a relatively new restaurant with a spectacular interior decor and interesting food and drinks options. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  2. AnnaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tempest staff was incredibly accommodating and pesronable and brunch was fantastic!

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved Tempest! The food was spectacular. We got the grouper and flounder. Alcoholic drinks were delicious! We were celebrating my birthday and the manager brought out one of their desserts with a candle! The only thing we didn’t like was our food came out within 15 min of us being there, which normally would be awesome but for dinner I wanted to sit and enjoy myself not feel rushed. Overall, this place was awesome and definitely will be returning!

    Is this helpful?

  4. MelW

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking for a last minute early dinner option and lucked into a great find. Food was excellent and the staff were really nice. The place got busier and a bit louder as we were getting ready to leave. Our timing was great. Good experience.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Matthew

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed an evening on the front porch outdoor seating and thought highly of the service and environment. The food was good and the flower for the lady very thoughtful. We will return during future Charleston getaways/mini-moons.

    Is this helpful?

  6. sensitivepalate

    Cleveland

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I started with a Frisee Salad and a Wedge salad. We then had chilled Lobster; for dinner, we had Flounder and Georgia Wagyu Strip. Everything was wonderful.

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a real cool restaurant with great ambiance, the menu is not huge but varied and it doesn’t disappoint. I get to Charleston twice a year and this place is a must go there for me every time.

    Is this helpful?

  8. AlexandraC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners we’ve had in Charleston to date! The staff and the food were both amazing

    Is this helpful?

  9. PKK1

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delightful and the service was so kind and attentive. Restaurant manager even came up to the table a couple times. Food was tasty. My friend ordered shrimp and asked what came with it and the server said "A bed of rocks". We thought that was a funny answer. Maybe make it a meal and serve some veggies with it Tempest! Ha. They were very accommodating for me and my friend who had gluten free and dairy free requests. I had 2 mocktails and the Eden drink was really nice. Upstairs was really loud... so if you have hearing aids or trouble hearing or speaking loud, consider requesting a downstairs or outside table. All in all, a lovely evening!

    2 people found this helpful

  10. JimA

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and a wonderful meal. I would definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Portion size was small for the price. Food was very good. Roasted Shrimp was unreal

    Is this helpful?

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seafood tower was amazing and worth every penny. The flounder dish was good, but just the fish. You’d think for the price it would come with a side since it was an entree. Overall, very good!!

    Is this helpful?

  13. janice

    Atlanta Metro

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. I had the grouper which was cooked perfectly. Frisée salad had a great combination of flavors. Service was attentive and personable. The GM came by to check on our meal. Good place; very refined dining.

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been wanting to try the Tempest out for a while and we were not disappointed. From being greeted by the hostess, to receiving the check it was a great experience. Bonus was that we had friends in from out of town and they were extremely pleased with our choice. We will be back.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute brunch spot. Food was good, staff was friendly and efficient!

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service & food. Sat at the bar & Q was our server

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, amazing wine and wonderful food. We did the economy gastronomy tasting and it was as a great deal for 3 courses.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! Food and service was wonderful. My family enjoyed themselves.

    Is this helpful?

  19. JennaD

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tempest is always top-tier. The service is continually outstanding, as is the food. The staff is attentive and very friendly. The manager always goes out of his way to check on you and say hello. If you want phenomenal food and outstanding service: go to Tempest.

    Is this helpful?

  20. Morgan

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Easter brunch here and it was a buffet. Overall for the price, it was an okay value. There were items that were good, but nothing outstanding. The best items were the salad, scrambled eggs, and desserts. We sat out on the front patio and it was very pretty. The tables are a little tight together.

    Is this helpful?

  21. ICEman123

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibe and overall meal. Host was great when we needed to adjust our reservation.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff went above and beyond to make our dinner special. We were celebrating our anniversary and they surprised us with complimentary champagne, amazing rolls, charcoal roasted shrimp, cognac, and citrus pavlova. We walked out feeling like royalty! They even gave me a red rose! Definitely recommend for any occasion but especially a special occasion.

    Is this helpful?

  23. AA512

    Charlotte

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! Everything is always so fresh and the flavors are always on point

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great family celebration at Tempest. The service was excellent and the food was superb. We highly recommend the Tempest Tower for a table appetizer. We will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  25. OlgaC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service. The unique tradition of roses for women at the end of the meal and complementary cognac was an unexpected treat.

    Is this helpful?

  26. Sunshine

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our go to places… never disappoints. Love this place, the food, the service… everything!!

    Is this helpful?

  27. thinkeatdrink

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prix fixe menu was a great value. The swordfish was outstanding, as was the horchata. The ceiling above the bar was unique and colorful. Nice touches, like the way the invoices are presented. Friendly wait staff. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious had a great server. Would recommend to anyone visiting Charleston.

    Is this helpful?

  29. AA512

    Charlotte

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The avocado toast is incredible!! Definitely one of the best I have had

    Is this helpful?

  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible meal, small portions for high prices. The chicken portion was tiny and very salty. The lobster was over cooked and served over rocks??? There was another table behind us complaining. Go next door to Church and Union

    Is this helpful?

  31. mona

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu, but a whole variety of fish tried the grouper love the curry the oysters we did raw oysters were fresh and not as dry me and the tuna appetizer was to die for pickled muscles not so much and a lovely end to the meal with some cognac and red roses for the ladies of the table nice touch 

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exceptional but the food was not. My Wagyu steak was over seasoned with rosemary (or sage?) and the meal was ruined. The wedge salad was overwhelmed with dill. Yet, they make a big deal of tipping the kitchen. I do believe great food deserves extra comp, but the food was not good. Also the wine list was very limited for a restaurant competing in Charleston. Only about 8-10 red choices.

    Is this helpful?

  33. londoner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food fantastic. Our table was delayed but the host took care of us… they were over the top with their efforts

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and pleasant staff. Became very noisy as the restaurant filled up.

    Is this helpful?

  35. AA512

    Charlotte

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dining experience! We sat on the patio and enjoyed our meal. The pickled mussels, grouper, roasted shrimp are all a must! The burger is delicious as well. 10/10

    Is this helpful?

  36. AllisonG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal and experience. Joe at the bar was awesome. We’ll keep coming back! It’s a go to place with visitors from out of town.

    Is this helpful?

  37. ChsCulinaryTours

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love recommending this place to visitors and locals alike. They are committed to creating an exceptional experience through service and innovation.

    Is this helpful?

  38. GabrielleH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, but my fish undercooked even after I sent it back once. They made up for it with service and extras, but was a little disappointed as my previous time the food was done to perfection.

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexandra was our amazing server. The food was terrific and the people were wonderful. Great time!

    Is this helpful?

  40. FoodieJanH

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazingly delicious. The server was attentive and gave great recommendations. I would recommend Tampest to everyone. We will come back to this restaurant again.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Tempest is rated 4.6 stars by 2255 OpenTable diners.

Tempest does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tempest

32 N Market St, Suite C, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East Bay Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Waybright
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 996-4966
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Manager: (843) 996-4966 ext. 3
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo