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The Charleston Draper, Draper, UT

The Charleston Draper

4.4
4.4
925 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
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 or open toe shoes.

For summer patio dining is casual. Please dress appropriately for outdoor weather as we may not be able to move you to an inside table, if needed.

No children under 12 years old on Monday's - Saturday's (evening fine dining). No children menus.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 550-9348

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marco Silva

  • Private party facilities

    Due to the size of the restaurant, we cannot hold reservations for tables larger than 4 guests without securing the reservation with a credit card. A credit card will be held on file for your applicable reservation and if not cancelled or guest count modified within 24 hours prior to the designated reservation time, a sur-charge equal to $25/non-cancelled guest will be applied. This policy is in effect to cover losses from non-reservable covers resulting from holding the reservation; table moves; set-up; breakdown; etc. For reservations greater than 5 guests, please contact the restaurant directly at (801) 550-9348.

  • Neighborhood

    Draper

  • Cross street

    1300E 12400 S

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Trax - Red Line (at the end of the line)

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 925 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Great for Brunch

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for Brunch

  • Salt Lake City

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. G

    Goodfoodfinder

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Not a lot to choose from and what was on menu not everything was available. Sat outside, because inside was closed? Even though I had made my reservation for inside and yard could have been better taken care of. Might go back but for dinner this time.
  2. B

    Bayou

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superb. Food was delicious. Price a bit on the high side. With that said, we will visit this establishment again.
  3. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Descent food poor service. There 2 hours for dinner while the owner watched and did nothing!
  4. j

    jamie

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly wonderful! Food was amazing and service impeccable. Beautiful patio and atmosphere.
  6. E

    Epicurious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, wonderful ambience. Would definitely return.
  7. RJ

    ReedJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    👍 The food was great
  8. BL

    BryanL

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on their beautiful outdoor patio for Sunday brunch and we had a great time. Service, food, and ambience was amazing. We'll be back for an indoor dining experience to try their dinner menu.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place we go often. Chef Marco is amazing and we love the atmosphere. We’ve had Indy as a server a few times too and she is awesome.
  10. SB

    ScottB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service (Sara was awesome!!!) & Great food! The ribeye was excellent!!!
  11. LS

    LynneeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The Charleston definitely has charm though the staff does not. We felt the tone was quite snobby and stand-off-ish. Food was good though very pricey ($40 risotto). We are undecided if we will dine there again.
  12. g

    giorag

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food
  13. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The outside dining area is very nice. Our appetizer was good. The service was slow, and the server changed what my wife had ordered without asking her and just brought out the dish. It was not good and the server brought out what my wife had originally ordered, which did not taste good either. (She had originally ordered the Coq au vin blanc, but the server brought her the Chicken Pillard.) I ordered the Lobster Mac and Cheese which had very fishy tasting lobster and almost no cheese. Overall, I was not impressed that the server changed my wife's order without talking to her first and I was not impressed with the taste of anything besides the appetizer (Artichoke Soufle). We asked for our check, paid and quickly left. We were still hungry, so we went to Chick-fil-a, which tasted much better than the food that we received. I would not recommend The Charleston to anyone looking for a special occasion dinner. Tuscany or La Caille would be better choices.
  14. TH

    TifHa

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening. Zoe, the bartender, made beautiful cocktails and we enjoyed a leisurely pace with a great appetizer--the artichoke soufflé. The main dishes were delicious. Gizelle was our server and she was attentive but never overwhelming: a true professional. We are definitely returning!
  15. LG

    LG11

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The setting is beautiful. We are outside and the patio is nice. The food was on par with Applebees or less. The prices were on par with any top restaurant in utah. (It was $200 for two people with no alcohol). However, it was not worth the price they are charging. The beets in the herbed salad we’re undercooked and hard to put a fork in. The peaches in the peach caprese were not ripe and still rock hard. The chicken was flavored well, but way over cooked. Too tuff to cut or eat. The sea bass was bland and the vegetables were flavorless. The asparagus was a mushy mess with the chicken. My wife ate the mashed potatoes from her entre only. The desert was good. I hate to leave anyone a bad review, so often they really aren’t the business’s fault, but I would appreciate the candidness if I were someone looking to go to an expensive place. It was a nice try, but they really missed their mark. I would give it 1 star overall and hope other peoples experiences are far better than ours. Good luck! Maybe the head chef was just gone for the night.
  16. A

    Ashley

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe but very expensive food for the price. All of our food was tasty. They do have really good drinks, but be ready to spend around $18 per drink so definitely pricey
  17. S

    Stan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I thought it was fairly nice sbd the food was fairly good. My filet was a little over cooked but still good. But $8 for a coke made me laugh.
  18. J

    Junior2715

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio, great food, excellent service. Definitely recommend!
  19. SS

    SamS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was terrific. Server was excellent. However, the reservation process and obscure dress code are off putting. Dining in versus dining out has different “rules.” They were also out of one of the signature cocktails, which is a bit confounding.
  20. EC

    ElaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous dinner & we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
  21. j

    juliew

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    They made us eat outside because my Alegria sandals did not have high heels on them. Good thing I am not afraid of bees because I had at least 2 bees that stayed my entire meal to share with me.
  22. LG

    LindsayG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first visit to The Charleston. Our server Justin provided great service and advice on food choices. The atmosphere and setting at the restaurant felt elegant but also relaxing. I highly recommend the Baked Brie appetizer and the Nectarine Caprese Salad. Both were delicious! We also appreciated the variety on the cocktail menu.
  23. WY

    WillieY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I wanted to love it but it just did not come close to meeting my expectations. The staff was friendly but not knowledgeable in regards to the menu. The service was very slow even though it was not busy. We had to ask for our drinks a few times before finally getting them about 30 minutes after ordering. The food was okay but not what you’d expect at a higher end restaurant. The surroundings however were lively even though it sits right by a busy road.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, great place to dine…
  25. ED

    ExperiencedDiner

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Charleston Draper provides one of the few remaining, high-end, fine dining experiences in the Salt Lake Valley. We love the place and most highly recommend both the indoor and outdoor dining there. Really, we could not be happier. The food quality is wonderful and consistent, the wait staff is incredibly attentive and knowledgable, the cocktail list truly amazing - and not just for Utah standards, the ambience romantic and wonderful - both on the patio below big trees on warm summer nights or indoors. We regularly go to the Charleston Draper for a special parents' night out; I've taken groups of colleagues here for election as well and senior client executives. That said, please do expect to pay in line with the wonderful experience... the Charleston Draper isn't cheap, the menu has great variety with an eclectic twist - there is something to be found for every palate - and it's sophisticated. We love the dress code (for indoors). We love there are no little kids running around and interrupting a romantic dinner. We love that the kitchen happily accommodates your pace and time between courses. We also understand that's not for everyone, and that might be ok. It saddens me to read the few one start reviews of this place, vastly by folks who've only provided one review on OpenTable, and seemingly didn't know what they were walking in to. If you are seeking the special, the sophisticated, wonderful food, great cocktails and wines in an upscale, romantic setting, this is for you. Just come prepared, relax and enjoy!
  26. KR

    KarinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. I am visiting from Texas and I will definitely eat there again on my next visit.
  27. N

    Nothing2writeh0meaboot

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food is good, not especially unique in any way. Outdoor dining is great among huge old trees. The wind was blowing water on us from the courtyard fountain the whole meal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server was maybe new or just struggling because it took a long time to get water, drinks, and to order. Everything else was magical.
  29. JB

    JulieB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch! Exceptional food, great ambience...
  30. JG

    JordynG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    They recently increased their prices by 18% and the quality did not go up with it. The manager outdoors was very rude and judgmental.
  31. NB

    NessB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great, the only downside was the bugs. Literally nonstop bugs all over us, landing on us and food. I know we’re outside, but it was pretty excessive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NOTHING SHORT OF PHENOMENAL! Particular thanks to Alexis who provided us with first class service the entire night!
  33. DM

    DMayer

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Marco and his gracious staff have perfected the dining experience and continue to reinvent. The Charleston's ambience and culinary offerings are exceptional. A true treasure for the community!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely poor service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our first time eating at the Charleston. We usually eat in SLC, Park City—more variety. Service was fine—the host and hostess were great and spent a lot of time helping with the umbrellas. The waiter was fine. The food was also fine. The ceviche and artichoke soufflé were very good, the nectarine caprese was disappointing (the nectarines were not ripe and the mozzarella tasted like cow’s, not buffalo), and we thought our risotto was bland and the corn did nothing to enhance the dish. The scallops were good. We ordered the chocolate mousse cake at the end and we both thought the cake was dry. Maybe we should have ordered red meat—a lot of people around us had ordered beef options. The patio is beautiful, though, and the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We have been 4-5 times now and has to be one of our favorites. The food is fantastic and the Chef is very personable. As a heads up. Don’t check their website for menu items. They have been the same for a year or two now. Their menu is updated by what’s available. Final word of advise. Save room for the bread pudding….you will not regret it.
  37. P

    Profstevan

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant but raised their price point substantially without adding quality to the next level Excellent considering limited choices nearby and lovely ambience.
  38. C

    Cyndy

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect. My only regret is due to the prices I can only afford to go once a year.
  39. B

    Brandon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was wonderful and the food amazing! We will be going back!!
  40. DM

    DeniseM

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully delicious food and beautiful atmosphere! We were seated outside and were quickly and seamlessly transitioned to indoor dining when a thunderstorm approached. Highly recommend The Charleston. We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Charleston Draper is rated 4.4 stars by 925 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for The Charleston Draper

1229 E Pioneer Rd, Draper, Utah 84020, Draper, UT 84020

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1300E 12400 S

  • Neighborhood

    Draper

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, American, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Trax - Red Line (at the end of the line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Silva

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 550-9348

  • Private party facilities

    Due to the size of the restaurant, we cannot hold reservations for tables larger than 4 guests without securing the reservation with a credit card. A credit card will be held on file for your applicable reservation and if not cancelled or guest count modified within 24 hours prior to the designated reservation time, a sur-charge equal to $25/non-cancelled guest will be applied. This policy is in effect to cover losses from non-reservable covers resulting from holding the reservation; table moves; set-up; breakdown; etc. For reservations greater than 5 guests, please contact the restaurant directly at (801) 550-9348.

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