The Macintosh

4.8
2037 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 Stu Rogers and Chef Partner Jeremiah Bacon showcases their talent for creating upscale, American cooking using the seasonal bounty provided by his local farmers and fishermen throughout The Macintosh's menu.
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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service! Perfect combo. Highly recommend

D
Toronto
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Sunday Brunch @ The MacIntosh, my wife order the Truffle Frites, WOW! I had the "Mac Attack,"* Pork Belly, Bone Marrow Bread Pudding, Hollandaise, Poached Egg. This is an odd sounding combo, but Oh my so, so superb! Oh and the Mimosa was also really good!

HB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Macintosh did not disappoint. Their brunch is pretty spot on with three great Bloody Mary choices and you can’t go wrong with the Mac Attack. If you are looking for something more filling I’d recommend The Mac burger. You won’t leave hungry that’s for sure. And add the egg. You will not regret it.

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. We started with wine and found the selection nicely varied. With a party of 4 and varying wine preferences, we started with rose yhat was perfect. For appetizers, we went with the waiter (Ryan ... really fabulous) suggestions and had rarebit and gnudi. Both were unique and great tasting! We then moved to a nice red wine and ordered 4 different and varied dinners ... schnitzel, duck, cobia and a burger along with the bread pudding. They were all perfectly prepared and delicious. We especially enjoyed duck and schnitzel as they aren't typical when dining out for us. Wonderful experience!

n
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! The food was amazing as always

b
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true treasure in the pantheon of Charleston dining spots. Excellent and attentive service by the highly knowledgeable Tessa provided the perfect backdrop for a memorable meal. Vegetable-based dishes of great excitement (asparagus with hackleback caviar; street corn salad) set the tone for the must-have deckle of beef and pork schnitzel. Wines by the glass somewhat limited but of very good quality.

LA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, great ambiance, great food - can't wait to go back

p
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good! Server gave us recommendations and we loved them! Must haves: fries, bib salad and pecan pot dessert!

PN
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the new chef and his additions to the menu. The old favorites were still there too. We had the schnitzel and it was better than anything we have had in Europe! Bravo!

LT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice and most of the people we were in contact with were very friendly. We had a late reservation (8:30pm) and they were sold out of a couple of things, one of which is what I had really wanted. The selection is small since their menu changes daily so there wasn’t much to choose from to replace what I had originally wanted. I ended up getting the ribeye with the truffle fries. The fries were fantastic, the ribeye, while cooked correctly, seemed very chewy. Our waitress was absent quite a bit and not very personable. I know restaurants have “off” nights so I may try this place again for an earlier dinner time.

GO
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting for the weekend. It was a great spot for lunch. Will definitely go back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch on a very hot day in Charleston. Coming into the air conditioned comfort of the space was great, then we were greeted warmly by all staff, including the general manager Katie Hajjar, who made it a point to come by and chat with us several times. The food was fabulous, iced coffee and Prosecco were delicious, and the wait staff were attentive and professional. We will definitely be back. A dining experience in Charleston not to be missed.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Duck was amazing. Truffle fries just yes. Marrow bread pudding is the most unexpected delicious thing I’ve ever eaten. Appetizer ricotta gnudi was ehhhhh. Service was incredible

SG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could not have enjoyed this meal any more
The staff was great and the food was equally superb

Don’t miss the bread pudding

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Will definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Most amazing burger I’ve ever had! The salad and scallops were delicious also! Amazing service.

JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at The MacIntosh was fantastic -- the precise pairing of ingredients really highlights a kitchen that operates at an extremely high level. What impressed us even more, however, was the service. The amount of care and attention that was displayed at our table throughout the meal one can usually expect to find only at the very best restaurants in Charleston. The MacIntosh is the total package of amazing, delicious food, the highest level of quality service, and all for a price that undoubtedly places it among the very best values in all of Charleston.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner

JT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. Will definitely visit again when back in town.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Folly Beach for our summer vacation for our family of four. My husband and I decided to treat ourselves with our two children to a nice dinner as it’s our 13 year wedding anniversary this week! We had a phenomenal experience. We were greeted by almost every staff member then my children were given a tour of the kitchen. My husband and I were brought complimentary champagne to initiate the experience. The food was outstanding, we are foodies and it exceeded our expectations! Fresh local ingredients crafted together for exquisite cuisine! Looking forward to our return trip! Thanks MacIntosh!
Anna

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently great. Ive been here several times when visiting Charleston and this is my favorite dinner place.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was perfect. It’s possible the Mac burger is the best burger I’ve ever had. The sides were amazing. The service was outstanding. The staff all made you feel like they genuinely cared that everything was just right and that you had an amazing dining experience.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Brunch, good cocktails, will be returning.

F
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our family's first visit to the Macintosh and it was fantastic! All the servers were wonderful! It was so much fun, our girls had a great time talking with the crew and judging a who had the best beard contest! The food was fabulous, tasty and the server's knowledge on the menu was superb! They made us feel very comfortable, thank you Macintosh - keep it up! We will definitely be back!

SC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Husbands top 10 favorite meal of all time. Manager visited the table - very genuine and friendly

E
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! Alan and Katie were awesome as were all other staff members. Oh, by the way, the food was AMAZING!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Scallops, deckle, Mac potatoes, bread pudding and wreckfish-all phenomenal. The vegetable plate needs to step up it’s game. Gin drink with the buzz button and the slow and steady mocktail were great too.

AS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and fresh!! Our waitress was very knowledgeable! Excellent!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was AMAZING! We shared the truffle fries and a side of bacon. I had the Duke while my boyfriend had the Mac Attack. Both dishes were excellent! We also tried the bacon Bloody Mary and the pickle Bloody Mary. Hands down the best brunch we had while in Charleston.

LM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, we had an excellent experience at Macintosh. Preparation, presentation, and flavors of our entrees (flounder and pork schnitzel) were imaginative and different-and of course enjoyable. Among so many restaurants in Charleston, it's hard to stand out but we found that to be the case here. We also shared the squash blossom starter; it was a combination of tastes and textures that brought together vegetable, fruit, meat, cheese that all balanced well together. Service was spot on with the right amount of attention, and knowledgeable descriptions of any dish we asked about. When one of our drinks turned out not to be quite what was expected, not only was it switched out for a fine replacement (recommended by our waitress), but bar staff came to our table to better understand what might be wrong and, when asked, to explain the mixture of ingredients in the drink. We would return and would recommend others to try Macintosh.

RC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the 3 course chef selected meal and it was superb! Excellent selections, amazing delicious food. Ian at the bar was excellent at drink selection ideas especially gin. We had a 100/100 experience and would go back again.

JA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, pickled shrimp appetizer was terrific, Server Overly did a great job, wife’s dietary restrictions GF etc...he handled gladly, well done and enjoyed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An overnight stay in Charleston led us to The Macintosh and we are so glad it did. Really good food, excellent service (Tessa), yummy cocktails, perfect portion sizes and a short walk from the Hotel Bennett made this a great choice for us. We appreciate its farm to table menu and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Let’s just say that when your group is still discussing how delicious dinner was four hours later, it’s a definite winner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Service and food amazing!!

MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been fortunate to eat at some incredible restaurants and I would include The Macintosh as an incredible restaurant. Rarely does everything in a meal come together perfectly ... The Macintosh accomplished it on our meal. Patrick our server was so knowledgable ... friendly ... and attentive! Food was perfectly prepared and I'd say the Bread Pudding was killer and their house salad with peaches was also incredible. Highly recommend The Macintosh.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our waiter described the food options accurately.

CC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful from start to finish. Tessa was fantastic.

JH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Incredible food!

D
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good. Great service and food. We both had fish. Very good

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was greet! Katie, the GM was awesome.

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