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About The Macintosh
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.
Charleston, SC 29403
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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The Macintosh Ratings and Reviews
A nice environment and the folks seem to try very hard. The food however is sub par. It seems they are trying too hard to develop complex dishes rather than focusing on what makes good food. Noticed the final prep area was backed up and perhaps that leads to meals sitting too long? Not much to like with any of the dishes we tried.
First time at Macintosh and it won’t be the last. Thank you, I will now be dreaming of the Mac Attack, which has a bone marrow bread pudding as it’s base-(don’t let the name scare you away, it was scrumptious). Washed down with a bacon Bloody Mary, I was in foodie heaven. And my husband, who had the skirt steak, exclaimed that it was the best he’s had outside of our own kitchen. This coming from a man whose steaks have caused 2 vegetarians to regain consciousness and eat meat again. Really was a highlight of our trip in a town with a great restaurant on every corner, this is a standout.
We were greeted and taken to our table by the manager, Julie. She also checked on us and brought us a complimentary salad which was delicious. Wonderful service which made for a great evening out! We have dined at The Macintosh several times and the food has been fresh and creative each time. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston!!
My favorite restaurant in Charleston! The menu changes seasonally based on local ingredients, so there are always delicious new things to try. Most recently the Anchovy Broccoli dish was to die for and so unique! :) My husband had the Deckle and the Bone Marrow Bread Pudding. He loved it! It was our anniversary and the server surprised us with a Goat Cheesecake! Speaking of service...it was knowledgeable and friendly and warm. So many staff stopped by our table to assist with service, it's hard to name just one. Everyone was delightful. Such a lovely evening! Thanks Macintosh!
Second time visiting this restaurant and enjoyed it both times. My food was a little salty but manager was right on top of it. Offered a free appetizer while recooking (which I declined because I didn't want to be too full to enjoy my meal), offered free dessert (too full) and ended the night by comping us the first appetizer.
Try their special drinks!! Great place and even though a hiccup would still recommend and return again.
We like to try different places around Charleston that we haven’t been before. First of all, the service was outstanding. I don’t eat meat, so the waiter asked the chef to make the gnuddi appetizer vegetarian. Amazing! I think it’s a sign of a good chef to be able to adjust a menu item like that. My husband had the CAB Deckle and he put it amongst the top 3 meals of all time. I had the triggerfish and it was the richest fish dish I’ve ever had. Our waiter. Zack, and the manager were so gracious-very kind and attentive. We highly recommend. We checked out the brunch menu before we left , so we can plan to check that out too.
The drinks, food and service were all great, so it's easy to see why it's rated so high. Very creative approaches to the drinks and food. I had never had rudderfish. The triggerfish was also wonderful. It was a little noisy, but it was packed and a Saturday night. Enjoyed it!
Simply outstanding. Impeccable service. Unsurpassed food. This was our second time there. How impressed were we with our first visit? This much: we flew down from Long Island to Charleston just so we could spend a special birthday dinner at The Macintosh!
We haven't had anything that wasn't incredible, but our two favorites are the short rib cappelletti and the CAB Deckle-- a piece of meat that simply melted in my mouth.
From appetizers through dessert, an exquisite meal, made even better by literally perfect service. Attentive, but not overwhelming. Informative & friendly. Totally professional.
I cannot more highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
We had brunch at the Macintosh and the food was great, the service was awesome as well. We were celebrating birthdays and our server (I think his name is Zach) gave us extra mimosas and a birthday special funnel cake type of dessert. We will definitely be back!
We went during restaurant week. We were early for our reservation and sat at the bar for drinks and an appetizer. Megan is the best bartender ever! They were running behind because the restaurant was so busy but the manager really made up for it with some drinks on the house since it was my sisters birthday and an appetizer. I really appreciate how they acknowledged the issue and really made the effort to make sure we had a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was really excellent. The hostess was really mindful of our time and made sure we knew what was going on the whole time. Was a real quality dining experience.
Our server was fantastic and knew the food & drink menus, and wine list inside and out and made excellent recommendations and pairing suggestions. Our meal from appetizer to dessert was outstanding. All four of us were pleased with our selections and impressed with the creativity and flavorful details of each one of our dishes. McIntosh consistently delivers the best in food, service and atmosphere. Our favorite spot to sit is the high top table up front with a birds eye view of the action on King Street. I highly recommend McIntosh for an evening out in Charleston.
We went during restaurant week as a special occasion date. Our reservation was for 5:15 pm and the place was empty. The tables are mostly for two or four and very close together. Lots of wood, a dark, cozy environment. Our server was awesome--the best part of the evening. He recommended drinks, thoroughly explained the menu, and was attentive but not overly present. The appetizers were great--a beef pasta dish and my wife had scallops. The main dish (my wife and I both ordered the veal) was good, but not amazing. Our sides (mashed potatoes and Bread Pudding) were good, but not great. By the time we were finished we were full and didn't order dessert. Also, there were no open tables. With couples on either side of us we felt a little cramped and it was a little loud. For the amount of food in an upscale setting the value was about what we expected.
Summary: A positive experience with a fantastic server. I would go back for a special occasion, but wouldn't order the veal again.
The food was good, in fact, the pistachio ice cream sandwich was sublime. However, our experience was only so-so. It was post holiday time, so very crowded, but I get the impression they're always crowded. Even with a reservation we had to wait 10-15 minutes before we were seated, and the bar area was full so we stood at the front. Once seated, we waited a long time for our food. Between the noise level and the slow service - we didn't enjoy dining at Macintosh as much as we had hoped.
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