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Excellent food,all locally sourced. Great service
Very very small portions but overall good experience.
Thank you for the review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the overall experience.
We came for dinner. The menu was mostly seafood. We both had the seafood stew, which was very good. I understand that the menu changes often. I’d like to go back when there’s more meat on the menu.
Thank you for the review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to have you back soon to maybe try our amazing 16 ounce Prime Ribeye or the Lamb Braciole that has been featured on the menu recently. As a seafood centric restaurant, we always do our best to include other options! We hope to see you again soon!
Amazing meal and service!
Excellent option out of the norm for Charleston. So many good choices, this stands as a unique, high quality experience.
Thank you David! We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!
First time visit to Charleston and the Establishment did not disappoint.we started with drinks at the bar and the were seated in a private booth where the meal and service were first rate
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!
Split the gnocchi, arugula salad and grouper e tree. Amazing. Service was impeccable. Wines recommendations were on point. Highly recommend.
Thank you for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us!
We had a wonderful dining experience at The Establishment. Serving sizes were appropriate and not overwhelming. Taste and quality were exceptional. Lukas took great care of us. We’ll be back.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We will pass along your kind words to Lukas and our talented culinary team!
We were celebrating my daughters 23rd birthday. Justin was our server and he made it just wonderful!
Thank you for celebrating with us! We will be sure to let Justin know!
Just really nice from start to finish. Attentive staff, delicious food, great decor. Grouper was lovely, the gnocchi best we’ve ever had.
Thank you very much for the review, we are happy to hear your enjoyed your experience. Our gnocchi is definitely a fan favorite!
The staff was wonderful and treated us to a bottle of champagne for our wedding weekend. Great service, food and overall experience.
Thank you for the review, we are happy you chose to celebrate with us!
We had brunch there and they were very accommodating of special food requests that were not listed on the menu. We enjoyed the ambiance with the piano player! It was a great experience!
Thank you! We have brunch every Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30pm!
Outstanding from every perspective~food, service, ambiance! Just a delight!
Thank you Marion!
Enjoyed our dining experience here but wasn’t quite up to par with our other experiences in Charleston. Nothing really bad but food just didn’t blow us away. Great ambiance and environment and waitress was great.
We had a wonderful night. The food and service were absolutely fabulous!
Thank you Wayne! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!
Very nice place with professional staff and an amazing Chef. I have absolutely no complaints except for maybe that they don’t have cheesecake on the dessert menu. Swordfish verified amazballs.
Thank you for the review! Our menus are ever-changing, keep an eye out on our website and you may just see one of your dessert preferences pop up over the holidays!
Excellent service... very knowledgeable about menu and wine choices.
Food was outstanding.
One of the best in Charleston.
Thank you for the kind review!
The restaurant is intimate, romantic, and chic. We enjoyed the piano music. The food was delicious .
The service was excellent. One of the best restaurants in Charlesron.
Thank you Wallace, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. You can catch one of our talented piano players Thursday through Saturday night or during Sunday brunch!
Beautiful restaurant. Service and food was excellent. Also, very much enjoyed the piano player.
Thank you! We have our live pianist every Thursday through Saturday night and during Sunday brunch!
Father son outing
We will back again and would love to sit at the bar next time.
Thank you Sandra! Come see us for Happy Hour M-F from 5pm to 7pm!
I made the mistake of dining there on a Friday when crowds were large and noisy and staff a bit shorthanded and overwhelmed. They were moving fast, but this is a fairly large restaurant, and they couldn’t keep up.
Menu is very modest/brief.
Piano player exceptional—though largely ignored.
Becoming one of our favorite restaurants. Very crowded tonight with Parents Day at The Citadel and a large Bridesmaids party but the ambience was there! Delicious food and well made drinks. Love the piano playing in the background, feels like old times but in a modern sophisticated place!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to having you back soon!
Wanna get out of the hustle in Charleston. Go just a couple blocks over to Broad street to The Establishment. Great vibes, great food, excellent service. Lucas took time with us, was very knowledgeable about the menu, helped us with a perfect wine pairing and still got us out and to our show on time. We'll definitely be back.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to know you enjoyed your experience and will be sure to pass on your kind words to Lucas.
Had a great time. Service was great, enjoyed the food, and liked the live piano music
Thank you Jude!
Appetizers were great. Entrees not so much. Little tadt. Swordfish was dry
Thank you Steve for taking the time to leave a review, we take all of our reviews very seriously and will be sure to pass this information on. We hope to see you again in the future.
Amazing find on our part and I receommend it to anyone that wants great service and excellent food!
Thank you Scott! We hope to see you again soon! Stop by our bar some time for Happy Hour. M-F from 5-7pm.
Second time there and just as good as the first.
Thank you so much, we hope to see you again soon!
The Sunday Brunch was Fabulous. We had the Whipped Ricotta Appetizer and the Steak and Eggs Entree. Best steak and eggs ever. We enjoyed the live music. Our server was fantastic and made us feel very special. I wanted a bloody mary but do to allergies could not have the local mix that they use. The bartender went out of his way to make a special drink just for me! Will definitely be back next time we are in town.
Thank you Jennifer! We are glad you enjoyed spending your Sunday Brunch with us!
Great food and service, would highly recommend and plan on definately returning. Was in town visiting colleges for my children. A must visit place!
Thank you Jim, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Previous reviews mentioned the high level of personal service and we certainly can confirm them. Starting off with valet parking and a warm welcome we felt well cared for. Kate our server and Brian our sommelier were attentive without being obtrusive and spoke knowledgeably about the menu and wine (many interesting options!) while being causal allowing for just enough variety to offer a nice range of options but with focus on very creative preparations and presentations that brought out the best of each offering.
There was live music that was very complimentary to the ‘atmosphere‘ and we didn’t have to compete with it to chat. The restaurant was well laid out and while we had a window table (Again the service!) I would have been happy with any spot in the room.
Thanks to the staff seen and not, for a very nice meal. Highly recommended for the service, atmosphere and creative food that has Charleston front and center as a culinary destination.
Thank you for the kind words! We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed dining with us and that our wonderful staff have taken such good care. We have our live pianists every Thursday through Saturday for dinner and during Sunday brunch. We hope to see you again soon!
Unbelievable experience with my parents who were visiting from out of town. Food, music, and service were all above bar. Thanks!
Thank you! We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed the experience of dining with us! We have our live pianists every Thursday through Saturday night!
Food was not hot, but was very tasty. Waiter went into too much detail on each menu item.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate feedback from our guests.
Every thing about the restaurant was perfect . Great drinks , appetizers, main course and dessert . The atmosphere is conducive for talking , nice back ground music and we had great view of kitchen . The gnocchi appetizer was outstanding . We tried chicken, pork chop, grouper and ribeye for main course . Everyone cleaned their plate 😊
Thank you for the wonderful review Melonie. Our gnocchi is definitely a fan favorite! We hope to see you again soon.
This was our third time dining at the establishment. Food as always was excellent but where they seated us this time was next to the kitchen and neither us or our servers could hear. We ended up shouting at each other. In the past our service has been excellent with attention to every detail. This time we barely saw our server. It was a very busy night. We brought friends and wanted them to experience the same great service and food that we had enjoyed before. Unfortunately it was an evening of shouting at each other although the food was still excellent. Will continue to be our favorite restaurant in Charleston but will definitely request that we not be seated in the area near the kitchen.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take all reviews very seriously. We are always happy to accommodate our guests seating preferences and will be happy to do so on your next visit! We look forward to seeing you again!
Personable and friendly experience. Food and drink were excellent. Staff worked as a team and knew eat each food item. What a treat! Can't wait to return.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again as well. Stop by the bar soon for Happy Hour, M-F from 5-7pm!
Brian the sommelier and our server Caitlyn went out of there way to ensure that we had a fantastic evening. I would not hesitate to reccomend The Establishment to my friends and family. Thank you for a great night catching up with a dear friend.
Thank you for the kind words, we will be sure to pass it on to our amazing team! Come see us again for Happy Hour, M-F from 5-7pm at the bar!
Perfect in all ways. Service, ambience and especially the food.
Thank you Elizabeth, we work hard at being the best we can be! It is always nice to hear we are hitting the mark!
Went back a second night. The duck appetizer is spectacular. Nice wine selection and the grouper, swordfish, pork chop and fish stew entrees are all very good as are the shrimp and lettuce appetizers.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience(s) with us! Thank you for the review!
We had a delightful and delicious brunch. Disappointed that nothing was done in honor of the 2 birthdays we were celebrating, even though we were asked if there was a special occasion when we made the reservation on Open Table. Most restaurants will bring a dessert or glass of champagne to the birthday person. Why ask if you’re not going to do anything?.