The Establishment

4.8
1038 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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What 1038 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TamraM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. The gnocchi not to be missed. Mayor playing the piano was a bonus.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server CT was on point all night. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!! Can’t wait to come back to Charleston and eat here again!

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toughtoplease
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was excellent only exceeded by their food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food not impressive for the price. Service pushy to order

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Robert
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here several times a year. This was the first visit since the pandemic shutdown.
This restaurant has recovered nicely. Superb food and service. We cannot wait to return.

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Laura
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and superlative service! Chad always takes such good care of us and Brianna has a passion for her chosen profession that shines through. We had the BEST time. I love getting there early to watch my favorite Establishment come to life. ~Laura

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keithg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food quality. If you want a great dining experience in Charleston I highly recommend The Establishment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. This is our favorite place.

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SteveK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered different appetizers and meals all of the food was fabulous. Only item we weren’t impressed with was the chocolate bread pudding. It was like a piece of cake instead of bread pudding.

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katherinew
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and pro service and a physical great space made for a lovely anniversary dinner. The chanterelles were outstanding as were the halibut entrees. Great food and wine recommendations. Very nice spot.

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vipJack
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. The only thing we can say is that my husband had the stew and was disappointed that it did not have very much seafood in it. Just wanted to let you know for your future patrons.

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johnb
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

food was very good, the wait staff was excellent, but they seated me in a very noisy section by the bar and group tables. I wanted a quiet and relaxing dinner. They had many tables in the front room. Knowing there were two people that could have done a better job with picking seating arrangements.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food is excellent, drinks are perfect (and we had plenty!). Portions a little small but that’s to be expected. We had a wonderful time, will definitely go back.

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vipCharlestonFoodie
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurtant has the best food, hands down from appetizers to entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Naser, was outstanding.

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GeorgeK
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! The swordfish was perfectly cooked as was the halibut. Did I mention homemade ice cream for dessert? Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is beautiful and understated. Food was absolutely amazing! We went with a suggested wine from the wine list that happened to be delicious as well as inexpensive. Every portion of the meal was good. Great date night atmosphere.

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vipNeumod
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a modern atmosphere. Lovely.

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Winky15
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but a bit pricey. 4 stale rolls for $8.00 was too much and no flavor. We couldn’t understand why so much for so little.

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vipVinotabler
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just nails it. From the management to the service to the food and drinks. So good, so professional. We love coming here and are so happy it’s back open.

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vipBarryR
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience! Sat at the Chef’s Table; it was great!

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jimm
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Will definitely come back when we can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It is extremely overpriced....the portion are very small but they overpriced it outrageously....not worth it...

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vipScottJ
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to get in here and finally managed to get our timing to come in. So glad we finally tried it!!
Gnocchi, swordfish and halibut were all amazing - we usually end up liking one entree over the other but not tonight! We wish we’d each had both - delicious.
Service was great - spot on and just enough personality to fit the whole ambiance.
We can’t wait to get back to the Establishment between Church and State!

JP
vipJeffP
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so accommodating and our server Nasser was quite the pro.

JG
vipJG01
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great to have the establishment open again. the food is excellent, the kitchen didn't miss a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Food flavors and presentation was excellent. We will be back soon.

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vippaulq101
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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MCharleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous inventive drinks at the bar, and delicious fresh fish with delicate scrumptious sauce! Thank you. Excellent service.

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vipmusicandwine
Dallas
146 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible experience!

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vipZane430
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very special. The interior is well laid out, with an open kitchen and predominant bar, with comfortable seating & ambiance. The drinks were delicious - everything from their creative cocktails, delicious wines & dessert drinks. And the food…. Seriously our top 2 meals in Charleston. Everything was cooked perfectly, beautifully presented, and an absolute delight to savor. Service was excellent - CT took great care of us, was very knowledgeable of the food & drinks, and made the meal special. 100% recommend to treat yourself & loved ones to an experience at the Establishment!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we will be back. First impression is a beautiful restaurant. They have a small daily-changing menu, large wine list and interesting cocktail menu. Our dishes were wonderful- fresh.
The staff was exceptional- attentive and friendly without being overbearing.
They are located on Broad St which is quiet in the evening and found this refreshing.

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vipDEM126
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was quite good. The server was good but too attentive and overly chatty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Page was a tremendous guide thru the wonderful menu and we enjoyed meeting the entire staff. Brian stopped by as well and that was a great add to our evening! Cannot say enough good things about the overall selections, service, and ambiance. Absolutely one of the top restaurants in Charleston!! So happy you’re back and looking forward to our next experience with y’all….. many thanks. 5 plus stars!!

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vipGlobalNomad
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received excellent service from Chad our server. Food was very good. We’ll be back.

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vipDave
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, amazing people, will certainly be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a date night and it was incredible. Andy was our waiter and he was the perfect mix of personable and conversational, but not over-bearing. He made recommendations for the menu, and they were all spot on. It’s a beautiful, classy restaurant that we highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Setting, service and food were spectacular. We have eaten at many incredible restaurants throughout the world and we would put our experience at The Establishment in our top 10 easily. We loved it so much we canceled our reservation at another great restaurant the next night to return.

Great job Chef Matt and team. We cannot wait to come back.

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vipfoodie
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and good food and drink.

FAQs

The Establishment is rated 4.8 stars by 1038 OpenTable diners.

The Establishment does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-establishment/giftcards.

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.