The Charleston Draper

4.6
761 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 (evening fine dining). 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 SUN 10:00a - 2:00p

For menu selections or to view our restaurant, please visit www.thecharlestondraper.co

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 761 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Our waitress was fantastic.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for date night. Excellent service and delicious food.

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Aper
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance. Will definitely be returning!

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CherylA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have wanted to try this restaurant for a long time as it has received great reviews. It is evident that there is a lot of attention to detail with both the presentation of food as well as the atmosphere. The waitstaff was very attentive and welcoming. The room we dined in was beautiful and tastefully decorated. There are a lot of options on the menu, especially for those who eat meat (only one or two options for those who don’t) and everything is a la carte, which definitely drives up the price. The appetizer portions are small and best shared among two. The food is very good, but also very expensive for what you get. The ratatouille was tasty but quite steep in price at $24 (a bowl of broth and a couple cups of perfectly cooked vegetables). The salmon is only $6 more which doesn't make sense as meat is so much more expensive than vegetables. Definitely recommend a change in price for the ratatouille. The sea bass was also good but pricey ($58) and didn't include a whole lot more than just the moderate piece of fish. The desserts we shared were fantastic—apple crisp and bread pudding. I did not see the price on those, but would guess they were also expensive. We were happy to see many other diners at the restaurant and were glad to support this industry. We will likely return in the near future, if only for the dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends but would include the caveat that it is expensive for relatively small portions of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated right away with a reservation and the service was attentive, friendly, and efficient. Food was tasty and the menu had great options. My only suggestion is to offer a birthday dessert, maybe they do and we just didn’t inquire but the hostess was aware it was my boyfriend’s birthday. Overall, it was very good and we will be back!

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vipJoyh
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful place is an oasis in the Draper Desert of Food. The atmosphere, service and original dishes offer comfort food at its best. The attention to detail is evident everywhere, and it is obvious that the owners/chef/operators want to create a special dining experience for everyone. We were in the area for a month and went there 5 times; we just couldn't stay away. The best dish I had there was the Coq au Vin blanc. Do not miss an opportunity to dine there! Brunch is great, too!

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AlissaA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, great ambiance, and a beautiful facility.

JM
vipJohnM
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and phenomenal experience to have Marco cook for us.

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GilSA
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Charleston was spectacular! The food, service and atmosphere were superb. Mason did a great job as our server. He didn’t hurry us and was very knowledgeable about the wine and food on the menu.
We told him he had a twin and when he asked who that would be we told him a young Tom Cruise. I think we made his day!
Thanks Charleston for a great evening for my birthday.

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Nibbles
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

For a restaurant that touts itself as The Charleston does, it definitely didn't live up to it's self-proclaimed hype. Our appetizer and salad plates were not cleared before our dinner was served, even though our server walked past our table numerous times after we were finished, and the server said we would just "trade plates" with her as she served our entrees. Then the host told us that our table was reserved for another party and we needed to leave. Our server even came and draped the new tablecloth over the extra chair at our table as an additional hint. I've worked in the restaurant industry and dined at many upscale restaurants in the states and Europe (as recently as 12/13 at Restaurant Guy Lassausaie in Chasselay, France for my birthday,) and have NEVER been asked to vacate a table. I had already made a reservation to take my mother here in January, and am reconsidering if I want to give it another chance.

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CyndiG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Everything we ate, was just perfect. Very quiet and charming. We will definitely be back.

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vipScott
Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Wonderful menu with a lot fo different choices. We are looking forward to going back to try more of their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend The Charleston! The food was prepared with artistry. Bravo! The service was above and beyond. We will definitely come back!

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RussellD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was stellar! The focus on fresh and scratch is apparent in every bit. Portions were perfect. I highly recommend. While food was the highlight of our meal,
Don’t sleep in Sara’s service. She was friendly, personal, and helpful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ service

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vipmoron
Salt Lake City
155 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal. Nice variety on menu. The Gaucho steak with sautéed shrimp was excellent as was the cheeseboard appetizer. Great finish with chocolate mousse for dessert. We’ve dined here before and will again. Great local spot.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to The Charleston four times now and every time has been extraordinary. The food is presented beautifully and the taste is divine. I have tried several different meals and rate each one exceptional. It's my number one restaurant when I bring someone to impress! And they always are. The Chef, Marco, usually comes out to the table to greet you personally and be sure your experience has been positive. That adds another touch of class to the already amazing epicurean experience.

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vipShaunM
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to The Charleston. Charming warm building. The food was outstanding and the service was great. The best restaurant in Draper, Sandy. Maybe even the Salt Lake Valley. Big thumbs up!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Artichoke soufflé was just cheese melted. Wasn’t soufflé at all.

Overall it was an OK experience.

Quite expensive for what we’ve been served.

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gregw
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Not sure why I ordered halibut again…last time it tasted very fishy and this time no different. Never tastes that way at market street. My friends had the steak and said that was good. Maybe take the oldish fish off the menu? I will NOT order seafood there again. As there is not outdoor dining at the moment, the very small interior is very loud and you can hear everyone’s conversations. Summer is best here.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Marco and his team do a great job. The food is always excellent and the service is great. This was our first time sitting in the upstairs part of the restaurant, very cool ambiance albeit a bit loud when you’re in the same room with a larger group.

The Charleston is our go to restaurant in the Sandy/Draper/Lehi area!

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CariC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of our experience was topnotch. The food was delicious and the presentation stunning. The restaurant was especially festive, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! What an incredible dining experience! I heard about this restaurant from someone I met at the Salt Lake City airport. She raved about it, so I had to try it. I was not disappointed! The ambiance was lovely, the service was wonderful, and the food was outstanding! The menu had so many incredible options, we will definitely be going again in the near future! 5 Stars for Sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best exp. I have ever had at a restaurant

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Lane
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service and ambiance was great as well. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We’ll be back for sure. The neighboring table was very rowdy so hoping we get a quieter spot next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Marco is amazing! He’s constantly putting out the best food in Utah! We both enjoyed the Seabass which was outstanding. Can’t say enough about our experiences here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...nice place and excellent food...

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Ilikeit
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience right in our community!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server Mason was FANTASTIC!! Love this place and will continue dining at Charleston. Chef Marco prepares amazing dishes. We are never disappointed. 😍

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have dinned at The Charleston at Draper twice. We love it!

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vipBellabayer
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fabulous service! Sunday brunch. Sat outside - glorious! Try the porridge even if you think you do not like it! Outstanding experience in every way!

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joshc
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was not a good place to visit. The owner was rude to our group at the arival and several times during our meal. The food was passable but the prices were very high and the food didnt justify the price. I ordered a steak med rare and it came out med well. That was the case for another member of our group as well. Our sever spilled water on my wife and seemed unconcerned about it. In the end it was just a bad place to visit and i will not be back and i advise all others to stay away as well

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CynthiaO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. My first choice for a nice night out.

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CharlestonD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely delightful! The ambiance was an awesome our server Sara was super amazing and had great recommendations for our experience. The food was outstanding! We tried the brie, cobb salad and the filet mingnon. For dessert we had the pumpkin crem brulee. Everything was so delicious, prepared and cooked to perfection. We had a wonderful time!

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IanM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem, they were very flexible with me having to move my reservation around to later multiple times and we arrived they seated us quickly and provided a quiet for my date and I. The food, pricing and timeliness was excellent. Payton did a great job! I would absolutely recommend the Charleston to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! The meal was delicious and the service was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We dined at The Charleston on 11/30/21.

We arrived early to my reservation. So excited to celebrate my Birthday.
This isn’t my first time at The Charleston. Their food is delicious.

After being seated at our table for only a few minutes. Our waitress brought glasses of ice water to our table.
Which, she happened to accidentally spill into my lap, and filling my open purse.
She was apologetic and I was kind. I verbalized everyone makes mistakes. I of course jumped up and went to the restroom to clean up. It was so excessive that I actually went home and changed my clothes and then returned to The Charleston to celebrate my birthday.
We ordered an appetizer and a bottle of wine.
I then ordered a salad requesting it arrive before my entree.
The salad did not arrive. The waitress again apologized. I said no problem. You can box up the salad and I’ll take it home and have it for my lunch tomorrow.
A couple who were seated adjacent to our table finished their meal before ours. As the couple was leaving The Charleston, they approached me and complimented me on how outstanding my behavior was for handling the situation so kindly.
We finished our wine and dessert and our waitress brought our check. We were shocked, in awe really that nothing had been compensated, not even our dessert.
We paid our bill in full and left.
After we had sometime to process the nights fiasco. We decided to return to the restaurant to speak to the manager/owner, who had witnessed the entire evening’s event.
He was approachable, but arrogant.
We could not believe that this high end, fine dining restaurant would really treat their customer with no acknowledgement of their errors.
Making us feel insignificant. Making it about the money as though we couldn’t afford the fine dining bill. Rather, than us being acknowledged for their mistakes.
Sadly, NO ownership was taken on their behave!
Disappointing In this case, that my kindness was overlooked!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere.

Small service mishap, forgot to bring us our toast with our brunch item.

Cocktails were delicious, food was first rate.

Neat location.

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KristyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious- beautiful atmosphere- live music- awesome!

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 761 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.