The Charleston Draper

4.6
401 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
The Charleston Draper is open for in-dining services following guidelines by the Salt Lake County Health Department to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. A mask is required to be seated; while walking inside the restaurant; and upon your departure.

As a fine dining establishment, the restaurant has a dress code for indoor seating. Nice attire/business casual is appropriate. No shorts, torn-jeans, hats/baseball caps, tank tops/tee shirts, flip flops/sandals.

For patio dining during the winter season, please dress appropriately for outdoor weather as we may not be able to move you to an inside table.

No children under 11 (Friday and Saturday evenings). No children menus.

Curb-side dining with our full menu is available.

Our Winter hours of operation are:
Dinner MON - SUN 5:00p - 9:30p
Brunch SAT - SUN 10:00a - 2:00p

For menu selections or to view our restaurant, please visit www.thecharlestondraper.com or call (801) 550-9348 for more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 401 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and food quality. A little pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place! But sitting up in the upstairs rooms can be very loud in an old house and this is the second time that we’ve been upstairs and still very loud.So for future reservations I made a comment that I do not want to be seated upstairs.When the weather is good outdoors is lovely.

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Whois6foot6inthecity
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved my experience. Our waitress was kind and attentive. The only gripe was with the maitre d , with whom I found cold and not gracious at all. Other than him. We loved our experience and will return. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious!!

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NikoleB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Disappointingly underwhelmed is how I describe evening and the Charleston. Aside from the piano playing common movie theme songs the atmosphere was quaint and close. The lobster Mac and cheese was good but not fantastic but the mushroom risotto was excellent.

Our server Natalie was great and handled thing like a pro when it went off the rails. The supposedly medium rare rib-eye came very rare with a cool red center. We sent it back. The chef told Natalie to tell us that it was medium rare and we were wrong. So we asked for medium. And it came over done. The chef just put it back on the grill instead of making a new one so it was tasteless and charred. We were not asked if we wanted to see a manager nor did one show up.

All in all it was an ok experience with ok food, but we would not go back. We were under the impression this would be fine dining and were very disappointed; especially during these times when going out to a nice dinner is supposed to be a treat.

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AmandaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is romantic and amazing. The waitress recommended amazing dishes and the cheese platter was so good.

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Jude
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charleston is my favorite restaurant!! You always know it will be perfect. The atmosphere, food always exceeds my expectations, service is top notch!! We have always been treated so well. It’s like a safe haven and especially during these times!
Thank you The Charleston!!

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cp88
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Food is solid. Portions are pretty small. Price is pretty high. We were put at a table that feels like it's almost in the hallway and they kept the door open for some reason. It was cold out. We kept our winter coats on the entire time. Steak and salmon were excellent. Our salad was a lemon vinaigrette. Flavor was good, presentation so so. Looked like some lettuce boats from costco with a couple tomatoes. For the price, it fell flat. Overall, 7/10. I'd go back in the summer for the ambience for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and service, only bested by the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat by the loudest group of 4 people. It ruined our entire experience.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly wait staff, weather allowed outdoor dining

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selectiveeater
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time, and we kind of expected a little bit more. Even though I requested a window table, we were put in a small "back room" with some guests that were a little bit "excited" and noisy. Main dish took a while, although I did enjoy mine, Gaucho Steak, my husband was not impress with his Beef Bourguignon (hardly any meat in it) Service was average. In my opinion, outside dinning would probably be a better experience, (ambience) unfortunately that will be more suitable during the Summer months.

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Redheadinslc
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable place for lunch. Wonderful food, best Reuben I've ever had. Try the bread pudding!

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vipjamie
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahhhh, what a treat! The experience reaffirmed my feeling that The Charleston is the best restaurant in SLC. Chef Marco and team do an amazing job of creating a memorable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends

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Kasey
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Fantastic service! Will be back soon :)

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vipwinenut30
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to still be able to dine outside. Later in the evening, it got cool without heaters . Great service.

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AndreaDIXZ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I had very high expectations about this restaurant, for sure ambiance was amazing, I was surprised after ordering that everything was served at the same tima, thangs god I didn’t order desert... we were rushing to eat the entrees and I asked the server to ask the kitchen to warm up our appetizer wath should be the first dish but because they serve all at the same time we were worked the entrees to get cold ( -also because they are the most expendive ....anyways after couple minutes they asked us if we wanted the check (with more than 1/2 bottle ofCadmus Cabernet Sauvignon opened ... everything just feel Rsl rushed , also I make a note was our anniversary and they even noticed... so sad that I was crying for at least 3 hours , insane ! Because food is amazing and ambiance is so charming and romantic ... I didn’t have time to take pics , that’s how I was feeling rushing ...,

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JasonF
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Tomahawk Steak, I know my way around a grill/smoker, this was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had!
Everything we have tried, we have loved, we have never had a bad meal or experience at The Charleston.
Thank you again Chef for an amazing experience.

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AnyaZ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

IMe and my friends had a great experience. Food, setting, service: everything was great!

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ScottP
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to the Charleston and it won't be my last. The ambiance was excellent, the service was professional and not overbearing, the courses came out perfectly and were excellent. I literally cannot say enough good about this restaurant. I am so pleased to have tried it and will be back many times is my prediction. It's my new favorite in the Salt Lake Valley.

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AnnetteJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, was disappointed you did not offer bread or rolls with dinner

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Chance
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! This was our first time and we were more than impressed. The food was great and the setting was very quite and tranquil. We plan on going back.

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CandySwift
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming place where one can eat delectable dishes by candlelight. Romantics will swoon for a reservation.

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JazzyRN
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Charleston Draper!!!! The food is amazing, the atmosphere and ambiance is excellent, and the new patio space outside is awesome! Go now while it’s still nice out!

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ChristyC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic... unfortunately the service was slow and unorganized. We waited over 10 minutes to be seated - or even acknowledged. Hostess was running around serving tables while we waited to be seated. Our server disappeared for an extended period of time. Finally the bar tender who was fantastic, came over to our table and took our drink orders. It was obvious the restaurant was under staffed and very chaotic the night we dined at your restaurant. But, the food was delicious😀

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch on the lawn was exceptional! My daughter and I enjoyed every bit and the Eggs Benedict was delicious!

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JeremyS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service and an elegant live pianist setting the mood. Great evening.

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YuliaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!Always lose track of time when I’m here:) The only thing I wish they had a bigger parking lot, hard to find a spot

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EABlade
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful Ambience. The food was just okay for the price point.

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MachelleS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to the Charleston since it opened. They never stop making our dining out a joy.

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vipjcfood
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Besides the host not knowing what was going on guessing it was his first day?

Then we asked to sit inside since it was a bit chilly outside. He went in and said "The chef said no open toe shows and need formal attire".

I was in a polo shirt and nice levis, my guest was in a nice blouse, dress pants and open toed sandals. Maybe we needed a tuxedo and my guest needed to wear a formal dress for brunch? Even Grand America doesn't require that for brunch.

Server didn't seem to know what was on the menu, he went on to mention a few specials that I wanted to see all ingredients on the menu and couldn't seem to find them. Asked him "do we need a different menu?" He came back and apologized that the menu had changed.

Other than being disrespected at the beginning for not be formally dressed, and having a server that had no clue on what was being served the food was outstanding. Amazing tasting breakfast!

For sure will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor experience for our birthday experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was excellent. Dessert list was not at the same level as the mains and apps but quality was there.

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Shannon
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charleston never disappoints! I have been there for dinner and brunch and have had an amazing experience each time.

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Steve
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. My wife had the salmon and I had the filet mignon. Both were delicious and melt in you mouth. Chef Marco stop by our table and greeted us since we were first time guest. Going back again to have the famous bread pudding.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's so cozy and very clean and feels new! I love going there, food was also great of course!

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burgtom1
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall a good dining experience. Food was creative and well prepared. Our server was very good. One concern...the hostess tried to cram us into a porch table very close to another fully occupied table. There were 8-10 tables open outside so had to ask for a more comfortable and spaced out table.

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DAlex
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new patio in the front yard is great addition. The service was as attentive yet subtle as always

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ErickN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is great fine dining, a little more expensive then some but great service and good wine list

FAQs

The Charleston Draper offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 550-9348.

The Charleston Draper is rated 4.6 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.