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The Charles - Wethersfield, Wethersfield, CT

The Charles - Wethersfield

4.7
4.7
1265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Vintage feel, modern taste - The Charles offers an innovative lunch and dinner menu of American favorites with local flavors and modern twists.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 785-8499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas Kaldy

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect for events of 10 or more guests, The Charles offers two private dining areas—in addition to the main dining rooms—including the Botanical room and the Drake room, which are complete with all the amenities you need for any occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Wethersfield

  • Cross street

    Center Street

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available at The Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street Wethersfield, CT or at the Fire Station, 171 Main Street Wethersfield, CT

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Contemporary American

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  1. MY

    MaureenY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the beautiful interior snd fantastic food. The only issue was the size of the table for two in the dining room. Too small and utensils kept falling off
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. As it was expected coming to The Charles. It was another successful experience and looking forward to our next one!
  3. e

    elma1941

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of six. Service was attentive and professional. Food was "amazing."
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was fantastic! There were 3 couples & everyones got a different meal & all were extremely tasty!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The staff were super attentive and the food was delicious! It’s our favorite place to dine 🖤
  6. ST

    STB63

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Noise level is not "energenic" its obtrusive - large parties of 6-8 need to realize there are other diners in the restuarnt or be told to pipe it down a tad
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and the waitress was great. Our experience was very very positive and we will definitely go again and tell others to go.
  8. AM

    AnnM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to The Charles for lunch w friends. The chef salad was delicious, as was the fried chicken sandwich with potato salad. Everyone loved their entrees. The service was excellent. Very happy w the new menu!!👍
  9. SK

    SuzanK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at The Charles. The food was amazing!! We will definitely come back soon!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a delicious meal at The Charles. My husband and I shared the oysters, octopus and stuffed squash blossoms to start. The oysters were fresh but quite small - the mignonette was bright and flavorful. I thoroughly enjoyed the goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms but it's a serving of 3 and one of ours had no goat cheese. My husband opted for the organic salmon as his entree and said he'd order it again. I had the appetizer crab cake and a side of greens for my main and was happy. They have a great drink menu and my bourbon drinking husband was thrilled to order the bourbon beast. All in all, it was a very good meal. We got there a little before 5:00 for a late lunch/early dinner and opted to dine indoors. The ambience was great when we were seated but got quite rowdy by 6:00. In the future, I may ask to be seated upstairs.
  11. DW

    DebraW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great lunch at The Charles! My new “go to” place to meet friends.
  12. M

    Manast45

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outdoors. Great food and service
  13. SD

    SandyD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for an excellent dining experience, awesome ambience and an incredible wait staff and make sure you make this your destination. The Charles is awesome
  14. MS

    MarieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd trip to the Charles and it was just as pleasant as the first. Our food was expertly prepared and delicious to eat. Service was quick and smooth. I would definitely return and recommend it to others!
  15. F

    Firsttimereviewer

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent but the noise level was crazy. This is probably a great place to go with a group of friends but it is not the place to go for an intimate dinner for two. We could barely hear each other over all the noise. The dining rooms are very open and the tables are all very close. Will have to be in the right mood to visit again - even though the food was truly great.
  16. AF

    AndreaF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a special place to dine, look no further than The Charles. The setting, service and food are all spectacular. We went there for my birthday and started with the jalapeño popper cheese dip and poutine appetizers. Both were culinary treats. My entree was the lamb with peas and potatoes cooked to perfection. The kiddos had delicious meals perfectly portioned. Popcorn chicken and beef sliders. My husband had the salmon over wild rice. The desserts are not to be missed. Creme brulee for me with fresch berries and a housemate Lavender shortbread cookie on top. The perfect way to end a perfect meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, food, service….everything about this place was amazing.
  18. m

    maryjanewine

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  19. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    made a reservation for dining but the bar-top had a couple available seats and Chelsea was handling the bar section so we decided to sit there. The place is bustling with energy and ambience. Having Chelsea taking care of us was an added bonus. One of the best restaurants around!
  20. TC

    ToddC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to The Charles 4 times now...and it never disappoints. If you are within 2 hours drive, you have to make the trip and have the Deviled Eggs for an appetizer and their signature dish, Chicken & Dumplings. We'll be back again soon!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply lovely and clean delicious food, excellent service.
  22. HC

    HasCT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third meal at The Charles - each experience outstanding. Their menu has interesting options, all delicious. Food is prepared to perfection and presented beautifully. The drink list is very good, with a great selection of wines. We always found that the wait staff is very professional, courteous, and friendly - attentive but not intrusive. Located in an old home in Wethersfield Village, with a blend of old and modern decor, the atmosphere is most pleasant. On a summer mid-week evening, the restaurant was nearly full - a testament to the fine dining experience offered at The Charles. As tables filled, the noise level increased, but a conversation could be easily maintained at our table. Excellent dining comes at a price, but The Charles' price-point is appropriate for the dining experience. We'll be back for sure!
  23. KM

    KristaM

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Our anniversary dinner was disappointing. There were several flies that were annoying to say the least. People were shouting over each other making the noise level too loud to have a conversation. The food was ok. Service was slow. Not a good choice for celebrating a special day :(.
  24. MP

    MartyParty

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service for excellent as usual. unfortunately this place is quite noisy
  25. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, professional staff, and excellent food. All around a positive first experience. We look forward to returning to The Charles.
  26. AZ

    AnnamariaZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    For a first time, it was good. The service was okay but I think it could've been a little better and we were there at 4:30. I'd go again.
  27. LH

    LHinCT

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant first time experience. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The menu had diverse offerings and some surprises but some options seem more appropriate for colder weather than the summertime.
  28. WM

    WinnietheMINI

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, drinks and service! We went back the next day for a drink at the bar and dessert. It was that good!
  29. JT

    JoyceT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. I had the snail special and several at our party had the Sunday sauce. All were excellent. Service was spotty. Appetizer came after the meal. It took a long time for drinks to be served. They did comp us for the appetizer though. Macchiato pie was delicious!
  30. G

    Gemma

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This was our first time there - we got a gift certificate! Sat outside under big tent. Interesting menu. Food was very good - had a lot of GF options too. There were a lot of flies however that gravitated towards us when the food came out so it was a bit bothersome to keep swatting them away. Service was good but a little too quick - was hoping for a more leisurely meal. I would go back but sit inside next time.
  31. PK

    PatK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Chairs were very uncomfortable. Music volume could have been softer/lower. Otherwise we had a very good lunch.
  32. T

    Trish

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The appetizers and service are great. If you are simply looking to check out this new restaurant for a change of pace, I’d skip the full meal and head to the bar or outside seating and have drinks and appetizers. I don’t recommend their beef dishes as the quality of the meat is just not there. The seafood was all quite good though.
  33. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff knowledgeable- efficient- very pleasant -attentive without being intrusive or patronizing. Love the atmosphere and the sense that the staff is confident in what they are providing yet understated in their confidence . Would recommend to anyone and have returned often for lunch
  34. g

    goatgirl

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ate outside under the tent, nice ambience and decor was pretty. You need to find a way to keep the fly population down though, very troubling. Fan machines don’t work. Server Jay was nice and knowledgeable. Most food very good, lamb sirloin was too sinewy.
  35. PR

    PamelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff outstanding Apps were amazing Dinner delicious Not cheap but a diner this good was worth every cent. Really delicious! It is a restaurant that people should respectfully dress up- a special place!
  36. KC

    KimberlyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I enjoyed an early dinner at The Charles this week! Ate at the bar and found the bartender very knowledgeable and engaging. My daughter asked for a recommendation for something" light and refreshing"...ode to FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY! (japanese gin, plum sake, lemongrass, basil, house juiced lemon, prosecco) Followed up with their delectable French Dip! Worth every penny. Thank you for such a memorable experience
  37. AM

    AnnM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch under the tent w a friend. The tuna wrap was excellent and she enjoyed her fish and chips. Service was excellent. Nice ambiance. Reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
  38. MB

    MarthaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent — everything was prepared perfectly. It was noisy in the downstairs dining room with a couple of large parties. Not much to be done about that I guess. Otherwise perfect!
  39. JL

    JackL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very disappointed in the lamb steak dinner. It had absolutely no flavor of lamb whihc I love and get often in restaurants. Expected much more for the price. The waitress did offer me another choice which I appreciated.
  40. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No suggestions for improvement! The food was amazing; great portions; served hot. The staff was friendly when greeting us and wishing us well on the way out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Charles - Wethersfield using the Order Online button. The Charles - Wethersfield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 785-8499.

The Charles - Wethersfield is rated 4.7 stars by 1265 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 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Charles - Wethersfield

161 Main St, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2339

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Center Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wethersfield

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available at The Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street Wethersfield, CT or at the Fire Station, 171 Main Street Wethersfield, CT

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas Kaldy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (860) 785-8499

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect for events of 10 or more guests, The Charles offers two private dining areas—in addition to the main dining rooms—including the Botanical room and the Drake room, which are complete with all the amenities you need for any occasion.

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