The Macintosh

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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
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was absolutely delightful! The fish bologna...whoa. Don't miss it. Even the expo came out to see how everything was. Great experience on their heated patio on a Saturday night!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was amazing! She walked through the offerings with such ease and offered her advice on certain dishes. It was my husband’s 40th and they surprised him with a dessert at the end of dinner. We had so many wonderful dishes. The rabbit, gnudi and Bone Marrow Bread pudding were so delicious.

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner on Thanksgiving evening with our family and had a wonderful experience! The ambiance, service and food were all fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our family Thanksgiving and it was fabulous! We will definitely come back and enjoy many more meals!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farm to table menu. Service and food top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

V
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great staff really nice people

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so good! Our waiter was awesome, food was great. Would definitely go back. Their truffle fries were off the charts!!

KK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Macintosh was the best place we ate while in Charleston. Drew was an outstanding waiter, who found out it was our anniversary and started us off with a glass of champagne. His recommendations helped us pick out the Ricotta Gnudi for our starter, which was unbelievable. The manager Katie sat down with us and spent some time getting to know us and answering menu questions. It was a great night! The hanger steak and fish were delicious.

H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was marvellous. The Mac Attack on the brunch menu is a must-try. For the fries, I recommend sharing because it is huge. The service was great as well. Highly recommended.

F
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

CG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous! Wonderful food, great atmosphere staff is nice pleasant helpful charming and attentive. Best meal ever!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite stop when we're in town!!

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! High quality ingredients cooked perfectly. A farm to table restaurant with several modern, innovative dishes. Service was professional, well paced, and knowledgeable (a good indicator of a well run establishment). Menu is updated daily. Easily a top pick restaurant in Charleston

CJ
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Cannot wait to return.

MG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wonderful service and nice atmosphere. Unfortunately, the food is nothing special.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Waited hour 1/2 to get our food came out cold. One salad option. One and done

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was the worst part. I made the reservation, and they seat us in the worst place, next to the kitchen, they had better tables available. A couple next to us when we got into the restaurant got better seating and they didn't have a reservation. They forgot the greens that come with my dish. But the food was ok. I think in general the staff need more training in service.

d
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so many great restaurants in Charleston I think the MacIntosh is underated. Perfect portion sizing, quality over quantity, with amazing flavors. Even my salad was off the charts.

C
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food only exceeded by the service!
Savannah, our waitress, was superb.
Knew the food, made great recommendations and surprised my wife with a birthday cake slice.
Farm to table is not just given lip service as food is fresh and imaginatively prepared.
We will be baaack!

l
New Orleans
81 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Ordered 2 margaritas for $32. Ouch. Pricey. Loud place

SH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great staff... so attentive and helpful. Food was great

EM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had THE BEST burger here! Nice and quiet atmosphere with EXCELLENT service. Perfect for a mother/daughter night.

DF
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deckle. Enough said.

SC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and super nice!!! Swordfish entree was outstanding!!

f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic. Fit for foodies

OT
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish!

RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable experience overall.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try the fish bologna sliders! Everything was absolutely delicious. Noise level was high due to a large party.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I’ve been before and it was my favorite place in Charleston. This time the service was not great. Took someone 20 minutes to come to our table and the server didn’t know anything about the wine. Instead of sending over someone that did he fumbled and wasn’t helpful. We would have spent more and hung out if it was better. I’ve sent many friends over but will reconsider next time. Training is key with new staff. Food was delicious as always though.

The Macintosh
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to reviw us. I am so sorry to hear about your dining experience last Monday evening. We never want our guests to leave feeling this way. Is okay if I contact you directly to learn more and ensure proper service going forward? Thank you, Katie Hajjar General Manager

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GK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice but menu was not innovative. My husband enjoyed the beet omelette, but my egg white frittata was overcooked and not very flavorful. We both enjoyed the french toast. I was expecting fresher ingredients.

D
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday, and trip to Charleston.

LD
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on a quiet Tuesday night. Delicious food, good drinks and top-notch service. It’s my new favorite on upper King.

TD
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and gorgeous environment. The manager does an outstanding job interacting with guests to ensure they are having an exceptional dining experience. Chase made excellent food choice recommendations. Thanks everyone.

CS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the evening was fantastic! The food was delicious, the timing of the service was impeccable, our server noticed the table wobbled a little and fixed it immediately and then apologized, the whole evening was wonderful. We will be back!

MS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was disappointing. Besides the service being slow, we did not appreciate spending $5.00 for each order of four small pieces of bread. Our server had thought that one order was going to be enough for us. Having to pay for bread, especially a meager order doesn’t reflect Southern Hospitality. The service was so slow that we couldn’t even order dessert for my brother’s birthday, because we had paid for two hours at a meter. We barely made it back to the car in time. Also the prices for the items did not reflect portion size to warrant the cost. I don’t see any redeeming reason to return to McIntosh. This is a big disappointment, because we used to enjoy going before or after the theater.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely ine

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the service impeccable but the chef is extremely creative and unique. Best food in town.

EG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Would definitely return.

BB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grant place. Good drinks and food is underrated.

V
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They changed the menu and added an egg white frittata. It was not a hit. It was cooked egg whites covered in cheese with some spinach and some green thing on top. It is a confusing set up with egg whites to be healthy and mounds of cheese? The restaurant seems to struggle with non meat eaters. A solution - the restaurant serves burgers. Why not serve veggie or black bean burgers? Not Beyond or Impossible burgers - those are at fast food restaurants and Mac is better than that. Also - don't cook the a vegetarian/vegan option where meat is cooked. That causes all kinds of problems for the vegetarian.