The Macintosh

4.7
1958 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.
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Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire team was fantastic, shout out to Zack as a great waiter.

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LJ
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just very so-so, and might have been an off night. Place was busy with many ordering the burger. Only seven entrees and some were really odd. Friendly staff.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service impeccable. One of Charleston favorites...........

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Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. We had a very helpful server. I wish the menu had a regular green salad and some vegetables as a side. The wine list needs help.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative food, wonderful staff, and great atmosphere!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast place! Food was delicious- service was wonderful!

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JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good, not great in such city as Charleston. We both had the Mac Attack at Sunday brunch. I didn't think one egg and 4 smaller pieces of pork belly warranted the name. While it was delicious another 4-5 bites (another egg and couple of pieces of pork belly) would have worth the name and price.

The Bacon Bloody Mary was delicious too...only slightly small.

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G
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Macintosh was our first meal in Charleston and became the standard by which we judged every other meal. My husband had seared scallops and the pork confit cassoulet. I had the grouper, but the prize for the meal goes to my soft-shell crab appetizer, easily the best crab I’ve ever had. Ambience and decor was great if a bit dark for our aging eyes.

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty amazing meal paired with great service and good cocktails.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best blend of flavors!

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a great night out. Excellent knowledgeable waiter. Appetizer was full of flavor (pasta). Fish entree was simple and clean flavor.

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town! Every item a winner!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional experience. The Fois Gras toast was one of the best dishes I’ve had in almost 20 years working in food and Bev. Yet another Indigo Road concept that exceeds expectation. Made my anniversary memorable and were treated like VIPs.

I wish I could remember our servers name... Savannah maybe? Great with suggestions, outstanding service, and the perfect amount of attention for a couple celebrating an anniversary.

My parents celebrated there 40th anniversary here... I hope to do the same.

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CD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time visit was very fun. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because I thought the Mac Potatoes were way too salty. I highly recommend the flounder small plate. I loved it so much I ordered a second one before the main entree. I should have stopped there, but was curious about the veggie plate. It was very good and fresh! The server was super nice and new everything about the menu and a lot about the wines. Would definitely recommend.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been waiting for a while to get in here but it was worth the wait. Were fortunate for it to be soft shelled crab season so loved that. The pork confit cassoulet was excellent as was the surf and turf board. We’ll definitely be back!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met my son and his girlfriend for a casual Friday night dinner, service was very friendly and totally accommodating with food allergies. They had a creative and delicious mocktail menu, which, if you don’t drink, is totally appreciated. Food was equally as creative, fresh and good. Be warned, this is not a traditional restaurant menu and it’s very heavy on meat selections.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

More of a place for foodies than fine dining. The truffle fries were outstanding.

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West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, little dark in middle of sunny days- even though front doors/windows open. Great food & service

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Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool vibe, excellent food (we ordered 6 appetizers) , great drinks, great service.

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SS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love it when they can tell you how the food is prepared and willing to give a recommendation. Great service.

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KH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, service and atmosphere! I have eaten at many Charleston restaurants and I have to say Macintosh is one of the very best.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service; great variety on the menu. Nice casual atmosphere.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Interesting pairings that worked great together. Exactly what we were looking for in a special dinner experience with friends.

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l
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Macintosh, we had the chef's table and loved the food service and wine choices. Especially
enjoyed the snow crab gundi, and bone marrow starters, exceptional. We'll be back soon

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NK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was incredible. We received top-notch treatment from our server, Kevin.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger ever!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Server had great recommendations. Spent more than I expected, but was worth it.

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LB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Limited menu for brunch, but good food and choices for all palates. Kinda funky neighborhood feel. Not a huge fan of the pre-made Mimosas, however.

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Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable. I would go back again next time we are in the area.

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PD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best meals ever. Loved it

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GB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant ambiance, excellent food and active social scene. We had the Gnudi with braised rabbit and it was excellent. Also had a burger which was very good.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food offerings with a daily changing menu. Our server Ryan made the entire experience. Great demeanor and provided great insight into the various offerings. Timing on drinks and food delivery could be tightened up but it was rather busy that evening.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeting from Billy was most welcoming.
Table service was sporadic and not focused although was well trained, observant and responsive.
Food was superb although at least 20& overpriced. Noise level was awful and made normal conversation difficult. I never really understood whom we were tipping because of the sheer number of servers we encountered,
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s
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend
Burger out of this world
The signature dish Bone marrow bread pudding was delicious

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DT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Charleston, The Macintosh consistently provides excellent food and service to match. During our recent visit on a busy Thursday, we had to wait a little longer than normal for a burger. Not a problem for us, as we had ordered multiple appetizers that came out perfectly timed, but both the FOH Manager and our server handled the issue extremely well. Our burger was taken off our bill without us even asking.

The food is always impeccable, and highly recommend the burger, gnocchi, and scallops. Wonderful meal, every time.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Charleston and we had some outstanding food and dining experience. Macintosh, on our last night, did not disappoint! The food is extremely fresh and creative. The setting has a great vibe and the service was lovely: attentive without hovering. The food concept—very high standards and menu that is always changing to ensure it—made the menu seem limited at first but once our waiter gave us more detail on each dish it was extremely hard to choose! We can’t wait to be in Charleston again and Macintosh is on top of the list of places we will go again.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely blown away by the experience we had at The Macintosh where the staff went above and beyond and made our experience a memorable one. The waiter was thoughtful enough to ask about dietary restrictions from the start. The coffee was fresh and hot and our cups were kept full. Exceptional professionalism and a true dining experience in a laid-back atmosphere. We went for brunch but will be back for many more meals, I'm sure!

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food looked and tasted good. Some innovative touches. Great service, but I don’t need a hip hop soundtrack with my breakfast.

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Western NC
101 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

While we loved the ambience & service, the food was not up to our expectations. Very small menu and one of us was extremely disappointed. But management was concerned & comp'ed that meal & gave us dessert, which was very good.

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