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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
11:00 PM
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The Macintosh

4.7
1778 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 789-4299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremiah Bacon
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Cross street
Ann Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1778 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Contemporary atmosphere. Trendy bar.
Limited dinner menu. Food was undercooked but quickly corrected.
Overall impression, disappointing for one seeking a variety of entree choices and innivative cuisine.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely unbelievable dining experience from start to finish! The food, the drinks and the service were absolutely fantastic!!! Max was a great waiter and very attentive to us throughout the night. I'm so impressed by everything. Thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great service from Ryan.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food is amazing. Burger is best around. And the green salad was so fresh and simple and perfect. The ribeye (which has some fancy name I can’t remember) was really special. I would definitely go back. Really great food

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Based on previewing menu online ahead of time, looked very interesting. However, Mac-hattan was totally without the character (how is that possible if using Antica and Aperol and chocolate bitters?). Strawberry salad was almost all strawberries and ham was omitted (thanks to waitress for noticing). Main courses tasted OK, but we were not encouraged to order separate sides nor specifically told that the accompanying components to the meat/fish were merely flavoring garnishes. Would bet bread that was served came direct from supermarket. Don't really understand the 4.5 stars this place has on Open Table. Given the above, we would have been a bit happier if prices weren't as high as they were.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Slow start as we waited about 15 min for our table but, wow, did they rally! Foodies doing food. Outstanding! We will most definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We have eaten at The McIntosh in both of our last two visits to Charleston. Both times the Tilefish and Black Bass were delicious. I rated last year a “5” and this year a “3” because of the root vegetables that accompanied this year’s bass. They were primarily radishes which are about the only vegetable I don’t enjoy.
When I wrote a review of my experience, I was contacted immediately by Meredith, the GM. She apologized for the meal not living up to my expectations and invited me to come back and give them another try on our next visit to Charleston. She said the meal would be on her.
Rarely does one experience that kind of follow up and customer care from a restaurant.
She won me over with her her kindness and desire to make things even better the next time. I am very impressed and give the overall rating of “5” because of Meredith’s follow up and concern for customer satisfaction.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good offering was very over priced for the portion and quality served. We are local and have enjoyed better food at almost half the price. I’m not going back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Split a vegetable plate and got the best scallops I have had in awhile! 11/10 would recommend

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved it. Food was amazing and bartender was friendly and made an amazing Bloody Mary

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Upside: Great menu and very good food. Downside: We waited over 20 minutes past our reservation time, and service (though friendly) was less than attentive, even when the restaurant was half empty. Perhaps it was just this one time - I'd go back based on the food and atmosphere, for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was incredible. We arrived early & were seated immediately. The manager took our wine order quickly and had a great recommendation. Our server was attentive and helpful. Everything we ordered was spot on. Scallops were divine. Ricotta on toast was a great starter. The pasta was perfectly seasoned. The swordfish was charred lightly and again, cooked perfectly. Thank you chef! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was only okay at best- both our dishes were very salty. He recommended I try the steak as it was their signature dish. It was just - meh. I’ve had better or the equivalent anywhere else.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our second visit - wonderful, delicious food. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Our only "complaint" was that we were under the impression that the truffle fries were a complimentary gift from the chef - but we were charged for them. We will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Despite all the great reviews, it still managed to surpass my expectations. Love the seasonal soft shell crab. The neighboring table raved about the tilefish.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This place never fails. They are so intelligent with their food. Service was great and assistant restaurant manager Merideth was completely on her game.

She saw where the need was, filled it with class and a smile. Excellent excellent excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Beautiful outdoor area. Among many great Charleston restaurants, this is one not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Really good burger and fries.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very good cocktails. Menu contained many seasonal items. Portions are reasonable. Preparation was excellent. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Another fantastic experience tonight at The MacIntosh. I just doesn’t get any better than this... both the food and the service. Soft-shell crab on the menu was the cherry on top!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was good but the noise was way too loud to comfortably enjoy conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service!! Great food!! This is on our favorites list for brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service by Zac, food was interesting and delicious. A real treat to hit soft shell crab season and the kitchen delivered, well prepared.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Pricey for what you get. Lamb and deckle were flavorful but chewy.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice people...great service and they really took an interest in us...asked what we liked to eat and recommended items. My wife and I split the bone-in strip steak, served with greens and mashed potatoes. Possibly the best strip steak I have ever had. They treated us to dessert to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Wish you would open a restaurant in Greenville or Travelers Rest, SC! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch. The chicken from the chicken and waffles was so heavily breaded, it needed to be scraped off. The steak from steak and eggs was fatty and not chewable. The waiter was one of the best I have ever had.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Poor slow service. This restaurant does not need my business, and I will not give them my business. Too many OTHER laces to eat. I am from here.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner here.
Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent serve staff, the maitre d’ was charming and the 32 ounce porterhouse - fabulous.
Mustn’t forget the mashed potatoes - almost worth the hardening of the arteries you’ll get for over indulging!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Sublime dinning experience! The service was very good and the dishes recommendations were spot on. The food was a delight and we are looking forward to come back!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Unique menu

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was fabulous and service was great! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good food and atmosphere but overpriced

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We are tourist and looking forward to eating at one of Charleston’s new places. It was fantastic. Lively crowd. Great service. Nice wine list. But saving the best for last, the food was outstanding. Would definitely be a regular if I lived here.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My colleague and l make a point of eating at the Mac when we are in Charleston. I love the burger with truffle fries . She had the quail and said it was delish. She got the ice cream sandwich of the day which was a riff on a s’more. I had the coconut ice cream. They make the ice cream in house and it’s always been worth the splurge . We each had a glass of wine with our meal and a coffee after dessert. It came out to around $50 each. Quite reasonable got the quality of the food. Lovely wait staff are attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Girlfriend and I ate there Sunday the 4th and it was one of the best restaurant experiences of our lives. The service, the food, the atmosphere all worked perfectly. Our server Max and Chef Harley went over the top and exceeded our expectations. Will be back every chance we get!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Terrific find here. Max our server was excellent and attended to us both professionally and friendly. The whole fish that evening served on a full bed of collard greens and ham hocks was off the charts. It fed two growing men!

For the appetizers, we had the leek appetizer that made us appreciate leeks even more. The special asparagus appetizer was tasty along with the sweetbreads. The bone marrow bread pudding is a given.

All around....terrific dining experience. I wish the chef was available for a quick chat. There is a lot of interesting creative cuisine going on here.

The bar scene looks tempting next time too!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Was unsure about choosing this restaurant when looking at the menu online. They were busy and the manager Meredith stepped into help...she was really friendly, knowledgeable and helped guide us through the menu. She steered us in the right direction and we had one of the most amazing meals here. The food is creative and reasonably priced for the quality. There are a lot of high end restaurants in Charleston, and you should definitely make sure you check our The Macintosh!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was delicious but the kitchen and the server staff were having issues. Food took a long time to come out and our server forgot to pick up our second cocktail order from the bar. The bartender and I made eye contact several times and I nearly got up to get the drinks myself! The scallops are amazing—crispy on top and cooked to a silky perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My wife and I absolutely loved this place. We had a wonderful server who was very helpful in getting us to pick the best things on the menu. Everything she recommended was amazing and some of it we wouldn't have ordered otherwise. The food itself is among the best I've ever had, ever. You can tell the quality of the initial ingredients is superb and you can tell the chef's skill matches this quality. The chef even came to our table to see how everything was going and chat for a minute. Will absolutely be going back when in Charleston again.

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