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Diners' Choice: Good for business meals restaurants in Charleston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for business meals in Charleston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Anson restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4621)
$50 and over
Southern
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
Top review
Lookingforsolutionsvip
Dined 4 days ago
A splendid dining experience with special notice for the fried green tomatoes, grilled grouper, and crème brûlée. Bravo all. From the welcome to paying the bill it was all handled with grace.
A photo of The Establishment restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2472)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
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 Elliott Howells' menu will always reflect a clean, focused, and balanced approach, delivering a selection of thoughtful and refined cuisine.

Located in Charleston’s historic French Quarter a few blocks away from Rainbow Row, Charleston City Market, and Waterfront Park, The Establishment features an award-winning wine cellar, over 150 bourbon and whiskey offerings, and a lively bar scene complete with daily happy hour. We feature Live Music every Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00 PM, featuring multiple local artists performing an array of musical genres. Our private dining rooms are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or business meetings. We look forward to hosting you for a casual night out or an elevated dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Always great service. Adam didn’t disappoint he was great. Food is fantastic. The whole fish was amazing.
A photo of O-Ku restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2622)
$30 and under
Japanese
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
O-Ku, a Japanese restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, is a triumph of execution and concept. The restaurant's menu is a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine, and it features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with care. The dishes are beautifully presented, and the flavors are both complex and delicate. Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including kurobuta pulled pork don-buri, braised short rib with shiso pesto, coconut curry, and hakozushi a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
Top review
Mark
Dined 4 days ago
Great food & service! Will return!! Good managers!
A photo of Oak Steakhouse - Charleston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5344)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Located on Charleston's historic Broad Street, Oak Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse. A classic array of both wet and dry aged Certified Angus® Beef are featured on the menu. Ingredients are sourced locally and regionally from sustainable farmers and fisherman to accent the steakhouse menu. Items including local oysters on the half-shell, Clammer Dave's caper clams and a daily fresh fish selection depending on the season. Other popular dishes include the whole fried lobster, goat.sheep.cow artisanal cheese plate, wedge of Kurios Farms bibb lettuce salad, the house-made pasta and vegetarian plate. The expansive and impressive wine program at Oak Steakhouse emphasizes big California Cabernets and Old World reds from Italy and Bordeaux with more than 200 wines by the bottle and 20 wines by the glass. The bar attracts a loyal, local following from nearby businesses and neighborhoods with its great cocktails and happy hour. Inside a historic bank building that dates back to 1848, Oak's stately setting features three floors with five distinct dining areas. Arched windows, 20-foot ceilings, original metal work, fireplaces and 150-year-old heart pine floors, offers the perfect setting for enjoying a special evening.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Just relocated back to Charleston and great to see OAK continues on with spectacular food and exceptional service. The special was Beef Wellington and it was amazing. I hope it makes the daily menu. Thanks OAK for top notch service and a memorable evening.
A photo of Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4877)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life.



Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor.



The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish.



We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The oysters are fantastic! The food was top notch! Will definitely be back!
A photo of Tempest restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2297)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
USA Today 10Best, #1 Best New Restaurant in the Country. Upscale seafood restaurant, located on historic Market Street next to sister location, Church and Union Charleston. Tempest features hyper-local, sustainable Coastal Modern-American food, with a seasonal menu curated by Chef Adam Hodgson and Bravo Top Chef Alum Chef Jamie Lynch
Tempest's noteworthy raw and roast menu features both chilled and charcoal roasted options that will be prepared on a Mibrasa charcoal oven. The Mibrasa cultivates a subtle smoke flavor without compromising the integrity of the seafood and roasted selections. Impressive single, double and three tier Seafood Towers are also featured. Boasting a selection of seafood-friendly Old-World wines, along with hand-picked gins, rums and bourbons.
Top review
Charris
Dined 5 days ago
Always an excellent time! Enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu!
A photo of Rudy Royale restaurant
4.5
4.5 (747)
$30 and under
Southern
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Rudy Royale combines a fun atmosphere with approachable yet elevated seasonal cuisine. This establishment has an extensive cocktail list and takes pride in serving a great selection of local beers. Chef & Owner Macready Downer consistently elevates and updates our menu to provide something new and delicious every visit. The food is always fresh and flavorful, and the service is top-notch. Whether you're looking for a casual meal or a special occasion dinner, Rudy Royale is sure to please. Make a reservation today -- we'd love to serve y'all.

Event & Private Dining Spaces Available.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very nice dining experience. Food quality was great and nice ambiance
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Charleston restaurant
4.3
4.3 (263)
$30 and under
Caribbean
North Charleston
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
chasgirl
Dined 3 days ago
Antoine was an excellent server! He knew the menu and dishes by heart and was very entertaining 😄
A photo of The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1716)
$30 and under
Southern
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Heyward Davis and Chef De Cuisine Daniel James create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Lowcountry.

Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live piano Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm - 9pm.

The restaurant also has a private dining room, the Parkview, that seats thirty and overlooks King Street and Marion Square Park. This intimate space is perfect for private events and small parties.

Masks are recommended for fully vaccinated customers. Consistent with CDC guidelines, unvaccinated customers should wear masks.
Top review
ElleK
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
This was our first experience at The Swamp Fox and we had a lovely evening. Excellent food, outstanding service, and a delightful atmosphere with piano music throughout our meal and a dining room that was not overcrowded or overly noisy. An exceptional experience overall.
A photo of Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room restaurant
3.3
3.3 (2380)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is located on Upper King Street, Charleston’s iconic downtown dining and entertainment district. Housed in a restored historic Arts and Crafts building, Stars upscale bar and grill serves signature Carolina Cuisine in a stunning 1930’s style Grill Room with a gorgeous Walnut Bar. Make a reservation with us today to experience the best fine dining in Charleston, SC!
Join us before of after dinner at our rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of downtown Charleston.
Top review
CarrieQvip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Nice buildout but the second bar area TV mounted on the inside face of the storefront glass, facing in, can be seen throughout the restaurant area, thus killing the ambiance.
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