The Establishment

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Everything at The Establishment begins with well-sourced ingredients from sea and field. Through developing relationships with local farmers and fishermen, our ingredients will be consistently seasonal, fresh, and pure. Chef Matt Canter's menu will always reflect a clean, focused, and balanced approach, delivering a selection of thoughtful and refined cuisine.
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HALF OFF WINE

Our entire wine list will be available at a 50% Discount starting 11.11.19-11.16.19 No limit on the price of the bottle selected or number of the bottles that can be consumed on premise with the exception of safe alcohol consumption.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 11, 2019

Ends: November 17, 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 5:00PM-11:00PM

What 816 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian and Keilan were absolutely fabulous. Everything was wonderful. We will definitely be back. It was classy and fun place.
Loved everything, the food, the service, the pianist and the ambient.

A
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Establishment was great! All four of us enjoyed every thing we ordered. Service was impeccable! Great restaurant!

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you Anne!

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u
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. The staff gave teamwork whole new meaning. Seems as every employee knew the simple yet elegant menu and represented it well.

The food itself was excellent. Servings that were large enough to share yet so tasty that you didn’t really want to share.

Ambiance, quality and service... just amazing

Thank you,

Bill & Zara

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you Bill and Zara!

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SH
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff knew it was our 40th anniversary and gave us each a glass of cava - very nice of them. The food was delicious and our waitress was very knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back to Charleston and eat here again. The gnocchi was outstanding

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us Susan, we hope to see you again!

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Table was not ready we waited a long time
sat us at the kitchen counter not impressive at all watching the kitchen
My food was not good flounder very basic and dry my husbands spaghetti was good
Very basic food but restaurant had great ambiance and bar was nice

C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and the wait staff was incredible! They treated us great. The food was great We will be back!

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you Claudia, we are happy you chose to celebrate with us!

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j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Establishment was a great place to have our first meal in Charleston. The service was great and the food very inventive.
Their farm to table menu featured dishes that were light and tasty.
Try the gnocchi with crab. It's made with ricotta and not heavy at all.
It was a nice dish to share as an appy. We both had the grouper and again it was amazingly lite.

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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JC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. But kitchen was undermanned , we were told, and courses came late and slowly Negatively affected a potentially wonderful dining experience. Manager apologized, and to their credit, comp’d the food. Nonetheless, it affected our impression and this commentary.

M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was our server. He was friendly and engaging. He guided us through the menu with great knowledge. Our food was superb! The grouper was dense and delicious to the paladar. We had an amazing time. The ambiance was relaxing and beautiful at the same time. Also , there was life piano music.

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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MB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

The Establishment
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us Margaret!

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OT
Raleigh
72 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Establishment has top-notch service. Our appetizers were wonderful. My wife had the chicken and loved it. Our deserts were both outstanding. However, the medium-well ribeye that was ordered came out medium-rare and had to be sent back. It was a blemish that prevented us from giving 5 stars across the board.

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience!

The Establishment
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you very much!

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OT
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We asked well I. Advance for a table by the wi Dow. When we arrived we were seated at a table not by the wi Dow and it was set for six not four as our ressie stated. We had to stand while they moved a table and removed the extra settings. Not the welcome we anticipated. It was a dual birthday celebration, but turned into poor service. Waiter said we had finished our bottle (when we finally had gotten it) and it as we pointed out was I. The bucket near the wi doe. Will not recommend

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best duck confit I’ve ever had

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! Our duck confit is a fan favorite!

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SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 4. We all had a great time.

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Sue and Bill, we are happy you all enjoyed dining with us!

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K
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch plus delightful follow up at the gorgeous bar with the beautiful video wall showing lovely scenery.

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Kimberlee! Join us for Happy Hour M-F from 5pm to 7pm to take in more scenic views from our video wall in the bar!

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PH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Great food and amazing service! Chad is the best!

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Paula, we think Chad is pretty great as well!

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CT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Pure class with an energizing and vibrant atmosphere. The food has the perfect twist to an array of food choices. It’s become our favor air place to dine and have fun.

The Establishment
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you Craig!

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C
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, good service, a nice atmosphere, welcoming staff everywhere one of our party left a cell phone at the table. I received a phone call from the restaurant to report that it had been found and in a safe place until it could be collected. Within 30 minutes the cell phone and its owner were reunited.

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!

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D
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service, waitress was so knowledgeable and food was incredible!!
I will return frequently

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Lisa, we are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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MN
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant w great ambiance. We made reservations online & they were very aware of our anniversary, welcome us w warm greetings & made us feel very nice. All the food we ordered we excellent, nice presentation & I love their use of seasonal fresh produce of pumpkin & squads, what a nice way & combination to prepare those.
Waiter was very nice, cheerful, fun & helpful but not overpowered. Thanks Lucas. Definitely will be back to try other dishes. This was our first time.

The Establishment
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Michelle! We are pleased that you chose to celebrate with us, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,all locally sourced. Great service

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very very small portions but overall good experience.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the overall experience.

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Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

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!

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s
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service!

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you!

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DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent option out of the norm for Charleston. So many good choices, this stands as a unique, high quality experience.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you David! We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!

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L
Cincinnati
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Split the gnocchi, arugula salad and grouper e tree. Amazing. Service was impeccable. Wines recommendations were on point. Highly recommend.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

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!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughters 23rd birthday. Justin was our server and he made it just wonderful!

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us! We will be sure to let Justin know!

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O
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just really nice from start to finish. Attentive staff, delicious food, great decor. Grouper was lovely, the gnocchi best we’ve ever had.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you very much for the review, we are happy to hear your enjoyed your experience. Our gnocchi is definitely a fan favorite!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and treated us to a bottle of champagne for our wedding weekend. Great service, food and overall experience.

The Establishment
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the review, we are happy you chose to celebrate with us!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you! We have brunch every Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30pm!

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MU
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from every perspective~food, service, ambiance! Just a delight!

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you Marion!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

WH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night. The food and service were absolutely fabulous!

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you Wayne! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

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!

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EM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service... very knowledgeable about menu and wine choices.

Food was outstanding.

One of the best in Charleston.

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind review!

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WS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Establishment
Responded on October 15, 2019

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!

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Service and food was excellent. Also, very much enjoyed the piano player.

The Establishment
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you! We have our live pianist every Thursday through Saturday night and during Sunday brunch!

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