The Macintosh

4.6
1888 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Macintosh opened in September 2011 in downtown Charleston, SC. Located downstairs from its sister lounge, the Cocktail Club, and bearing the one-time name of the alley that runs alongside the building, the Macintosh explores the breadth of Lowcountry flavors in a comfortable setting. Executive Chef and partner Jeremiah Bacon showcases his talent for creating upscale, American cooking using the seasonal bounty provided by his local farmers and fishermen throughout The Macintosh's menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 789-4299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremiah Bacon
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Cross street
Ann Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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DK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must stop in the Charleston area. It was absolutely fantastic and presentation was great.

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r
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was great! We all had a great time

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d
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the chefs tasting menu which features 3 items chosen by the chef. We told the waiter we weren’t big dessert people so he substituted a mid course plate for dessert. The way the served the meal my wife and I ended up sharing 5 dishes - 2 starters, a mid course plate and 2 entrees. All very well prepared. Great wine suggestion by our waiter as well.

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j
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went to the Macintosh about a year ago and had a FANTASTIC and memorable meal. Obviously something has changed in the year. I had the gnudi as an appetizer and it was *really* good. The gnudis were light, puffy clouds of lightly cheesy goodness, covered with a chiffonade of Brussels sprouts that had been flash-fried to be crispy and were very tasty and not at all cabbage-y. My companion had the scallops, and they were bland and uninteresting. They, at least, were not overcooked, but when I see sauteed scallops on a menu, I expect the edges to be somewhat caramelized and there to be some seasoning on them. They were boring. For our "main course," though they were also apps, we both had the sweetbreads which were fried (deep fried?) in a batter better suited to the Colonel's crispy fried chicken. Sweetbreads are (at least in my experience) pressed before cooking and coated in something much lighter for frying or sauteeing. We were both disappointed in the meal, though the service was good.

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VK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Service excellent. Wonderful food. We went for Sunday lunch.

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DK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Savannah, was friendly and efficient. She helped with our brunch selections from poutine with pork belly to chicken and waffles( quite a generous plate), the Duke, and hanger steak with eggs. Everything came out perfectly and no need for salt and pepper! The atmosphere is perfect... a small dining room with a large storefront window open to our beautiful Charleston Sunday foot traffic. We look forward to our next visit! We spied a burger on a table nearby, and I can't wait to have one!

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JP
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and highly recommended!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks as well as fantastic service

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing!! We can not wait to visit again with friends and family to take them here. The prices are higher but sooo worth the all the amazing service, food and drinks! 10/10 would recommend.

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DJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service; don't miss it!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to spend a Thanksgiving so far away from home. Our “Big” last dinner with our son before we told him goodbye. He is in the Army now...

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CJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is the tables are too close together for an intimate dinner.

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M
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here by recommendation from a friend, and glad we did. We chose to let the chef create a 3 course meal for us based on our preferences. It was fantastic! This is like a Tapas restaurant on steroids. We found it very impressive, both because of the food and the professional atmosphere. Recommended.

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ET
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at MacIntosh! Whether we go for brunch, a romantic dinner or with a group, we always leave happy and full. This visit was for date night. We split three dishes- the hot pork belly soup, the gnudi with Brussels sprouts and the classic burger with truffle frites. All were absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared. The pork belly was crispy perfection. The Brussels sprouts on top of the gnudi, combined with the bacon lardons, were out of this world and the standout of the dish. And as always, you’d be hard pressed to find a better burger on the peninsula. Service was spot on- friendly, attentive and very helpful. Ambiance is perfectly dim and subdued, yet lively at the same time. Will always consider MacIntosh a favorite and can’t recommend it enough.

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. great service. Great atmosphere.

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OT
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Seemed to be average brunch crowd, but the kitchen got in the weeds and our meal took 45 minutes to get to us, people who sat down after us got their meal first. Had to wait for coffee to brew, then remind our waiter, had to get up and ask for salt and pepper. The food was tasty but not worth the hassle. Won't go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! Food was amazing!

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KM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to brunch after we did a charity 45 min bike ride. The service was top notch and the food was fun and different. Everybody had a good time.

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GQ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Excellent food, friendly fabtastic service! Try everything because nothing will disappoint you!

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p
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding, we had a great experience. We did the tasting menu with and extra course which was a great choice. If anything at all I would say the portions could have been a bit smaller... it was a huge amount of food.

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f
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent CAB meat. Cheerful, friendly service. Well managed. Menu and food quality beyond expectations. We returned 2 days after our first meal there!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Food was amazing!

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j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The restaurant has gone downhill. They get a lot of tourism so they don’t care about the quality of the food anymore. We ordered four different things, they were all bad… One of them is completely inedible. The wings with fish sauce where absolutely disgusting… And so over cooked that they were dry and crunchy. The service was equally bad. No one was friendly outside of the hostess. Bartenders wanted nothing to do with us even though wasn’t even busy. What a waste of $100 a great night in Charleston. Way too many options just suffer through an experience like this

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is addictive. I went two nights in a row and we ordered everything on the menu. The deckle was ridiculous and we had a flight of Madeira to boot. Truffle fries are worth the trip alone!

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EW
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is somewhat limited overall and seems very limited in vegetables. However, our food was perfectly prepared and presented. We would dine there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was exceptional. Food was beyond delicious too!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Make this a must on your restaurant list!

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Southern Cuisine at it's best. We discovered Macintosh at the end of our stay and would have liked to have switched out a horrible meal we had earlier in our stay. I'd definitely recommend for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. The meal was absolutely spectacular!

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are many restaurants to choose from in Downtown Charleston, I am so glad we chose The Macintosh as our date night and ended our vacation with the most delicious meal we had while visiting. The food was outstanding. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and on top of everything - service was impeccable. Absolutely amazing spot.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, food was made to perfection and our service was exceptional.

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R
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Wanted to love this place but it sends mixed signals. The food is outstanding! Bravo! For the vibe, the place is part smart casual dining and part sports bar...did not mesh for me. The cocktails ordered were mediocre and overpriced -- a real turnoff for us (a vodka tonic in a tumbler glass full of ice with very little vodka or tonic). Service was solid and friendly. If you stay away from the mixed drinks and order beer or wine, I would say give it a try because of the food. I will probably never go back...better restaurants in Charleston that check all the boxes.

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J
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every minute!!! Our waiter, who was the bartender was just excellent. He taught us about the drinks, told us his favorite recommendations. He. Was. Amazing. We had the bread and fancy butters and split a burger. The truffle fries that came with it were the best I’ve had. I also highly recommend the toast and marmalade drink along with a standard gimlet. Fan. Tastic.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great time!

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RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food selections were interesting but were made far more so by the excellent detail provided by our waiter. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. I would recommend this for special occasions or just a nice evening out.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was so knowledgeable and helpful

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Just about a five star rating. The bread pudding is amazing but the vegetable plate is seriously disappointing: completely lacking flavor and just a combination of vegetables for 27 dollars. The burger and fries are nice and the Gnudi was fantastic.

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C
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, you never disappoint. Food and service were excellent.

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RB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always like the CAB Burger at the McIntosh. Can't go wrong.

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PM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing. We had the gnudi, which the pasta was good but the honey tomatoes over powered the dish. The burrata was bland and the taste combination didn't work. We then split the deckle and the steak was good but the accompaniments were underwhelming.

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