The Macintosh

4.8
1973 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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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service

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MJ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was fantastic. The waiter did a great job of explaining the different menu items, and how they were prepared. We had the squash blossom appetizer. I wish we had had more than two to share between the four of us. The food was delicious all around.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at The Macintosh. The level of service and attention from all the staff was phenomenal. Was very pleased with the wine selection. We had the ricotta gnudi, swordfish, and pork shoulder. The food was perfect... Alas, we did not save room for dessert.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best experience in our week in Charleston, The Macintosh is just what you want in a restaurant, inviting and welcoming people, delicious and fun food. Good music, nice vibe....we loved everything about it. There is a real knack to making strangers feel special, and they have it.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually, both my wife and I feel that the dinner we had here several days ago was one of the best meals that we have evr had served to us. Top notch preparation and presentation.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely incredible!!! A pricey experience but worth every penny!

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JM
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE The Macintosh! Food is amazing - so creative and delicious! Service is on point. There was a delay with our entrees but we didn’t even care because they handled it with such grace and professionalism. The deckle does NOT disappoint, and the fries that come with the burger are worth the trip all by themselves. Highly recommend.

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Very disappointed in the carbo-overload of the appetizers at the bar. Nothing but potatoes.....

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was limited but new daily and our server was spectacular at describing each option in detail. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience and highly recommend!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Loved the Witchdoctor cocktail and steak and frites!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff including our server, the chef and the manager made our visit so special. The took care of us from the moment we walked in and completely won us over. Food was incredible — even our two young kids loved everything!! The Macintosh is amazing!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Couldn’t have had a better date night dinner

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved our waiter ( name begins with a "k" ? all food was nicely presented and delicious!

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AN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was wonderful! We started out with the truffle frites and carafe of mimosas’ Then Chef brought out this wonderful additional appetizer of Banana Pecan Bread with Honey Butter...the combination of sweet and savory with both plates was over-the-top fabulous! We needed a minute to continue with our order... oh my gosh! Then my husband and I ordered ‘Big Things,’ and I ordered The Duke- Pickle-Brine Fried Chicken, Gravy, Biscuit and the most creamy and cheesy sunny side egg...I love the salty goodness from the pickle brine, and creaminess from the egg... it’s making my mouth water with this reflection; I digress. My husband ordered and devoured the Hanger Steak and Eggs... it looked wonderful, as well. The intention was to share entrees so both could experience something unique... I wouldn’t share my entree after I took a bite... I knew he wouldn’t appreciate it as much as I would, so I ate it all...by myself. Chef gifted us dessert adult beverages and it was everything I could to finish like a champ and without anything on my plate. That would be down right rude and the people at The Macintosh do everything with love. Enough said! We celebrate special occasions here and we arrive hungry and leave overwhelmed with love in our bellies.

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Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although the food was good, it could not overcome the ridiculously high noise level. When we go out to eat, I want a pleasant experience, and that includes being able to talk to each other. When the din is so much that you can't speak in normal voice, or hear your partner, it's not a pleasant experience.

The food was food but not great, and certainly over-rated price-wise.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
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 on April 16, 2019
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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C
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
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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New York Area
62 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
12 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
18 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
7 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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h
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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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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CH
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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BY
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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