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Tempest, Charleston, SC

Tempest

4.6
4.6
2292 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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
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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
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Experiences

  • Economy Gastronomy | Optional 3-Course Menu $60

    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 | Optional 3-Course Menu $60 Photo

What 2,292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Healthy

  • Charleston

    Seafood

2,292 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - unique variations on traditional meals. Of special note was the black garlic sauce with he grouper - so good! Atmosphere was also excellent - furnishing were great, quiet environment, great location. The service was outstanding - our waiter's advice was spot on. Really enjoyed the whole experience!

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  2. SeanS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food but small portions. Way overpriced for what you get and everything is extra.

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  3. robertO

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of what we ordered was very good. I was very disappointed about the variety of choices. There were 2 seafood entrees on the dinner menu. I would have hoped that a top seafood restaurant would have more choices. It was either grouper or flounder and no other seafood choices.

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  4. AnnC

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Tempest. Our server was excellent, funny, smart and efficient. There were 4 of us, two couples. Our wine and cocktails were good. Two of us shared the salad which we both thought was excellent. The guys shared the tuna and beef tartare and thought it was good. We all liked the rolls. I had the pasta with crab and black eyed peas and loved it. The guys both had flounder and my sister had the grouper and they all liked, not loved, their meals.

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  5. JWdiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and food…the seafood tower was amazing!

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  6. TinaM

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Charleston. Definitely great if celebrating. Everything is absolutely well presented and creative from the cocktails to dessert.

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  7. JosephA

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kicked off with cocktails. We had oysters raw and roasted as starters. Both had the Caserecce Pasta. The homemade pasta was outstanding only to be outdone by my Calabrian grandmother’s kitchen and better spots in Italy. Location is awesome service/ambience top notch. A dinner for two like this plus tip will put you over $300, you could easily pay more and wind up with less at other places nearby. Complimentary Armagnac at the end was a very nice and appreciated touch.

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  8. steve

    Naples

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent cocktails, extremely good food (the roasted oysters!), and truly spectacular service from Ragan.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great! Great food, great service, great ambience! We’ll be back!

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  10. Natalie

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! They went above and beyond in service and food. Apparently, there is relevance to the name of the restaurant, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. You must dine to know! Overall, I recommend The Tempest! The money spent was well worth it.

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FAQs

Tempest is rated 4.6 stars by 2292 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

10:30 PM


Booked 20 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
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