The Macintosh

4.6
1903 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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LW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a wonderful experience! Service was amazing and food was great! We will definitely be back.

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d
Charleston
161 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great treat and the service was super as well.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Macintosh has been my favorite restaurant for several years now. The food and service is always outstanding. I highly recommend!

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GP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in down town Charleston, waiter was exceptional!

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FF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They accommodated us last minute on New Year's Eve & we certainly appreciated that. The food was good and the ambiance great. Service was good, however the portions small. Overall Good but nothing makes me want to return.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poutine and the MacAttack, brunch here was the food highlight of our visit!!!

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BH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday diner

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were wonderful!
Highly recommend

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CE
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pan grilled grouper was the best I’ve had locally - crisp on outside, moist and flaky inside. Delicious!

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian our server was amazing!

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OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid as always.

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h
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always good food, GREAT service and nice atmosphere.

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TT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! This is a destination I would recommend when in Charleston.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly excellent food. The bone marrow bread pudding is out of this world. Service was also top notch.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience - food and service was exceptional!

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DK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must stop in the Charleston area. It was absolutely fantastic and presentation was great.

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r
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was great! We all had a great time

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d
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the chefs tasting menu which features 3 items chosen by the chef. We told the waiter we weren’t big dessert people so he substituted a mid course plate for dessert. The way the served the meal my wife and I ended up sharing 5 dishes - 2 starters, a mid course plate and 2 entrees. All very well prepared. Great wine suggestion by our waiter as well.

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j
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went to the Macintosh about a year ago and had a FANTASTIC and memorable meal. Obviously something has changed in the year. I had the gnudi as an appetizer and it was *really* good. The gnudis were light, puffy clouds of lightly cheesy goodness, covered with a chiffonade of Brussels sprouts that had been flash-fried to be crispy and were very tasty and not at all cabbage-y. My companion had the scallops, and they were bland and uninteresting. They, at least, were not overcooked, but when I see sauteed scallops on a menu, I expect the edges to be somewhat caramelized and there to be some seasoning on them. They were boring. For our "main course," though they were also apps, we both had the sweetbreads which were fried (deep fried?) in a batter better suited to the Colonel's crispy fried chicken. Sweetbreads are (at least in my experience) pressed before cooking and coated in something much lighter for frying or sauteeing. We were both disappointed in the meal, though the service was good.

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VK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Service excellent. Wonderful food. We went for Sunday lunch.

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DK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Savannah, was friendly and efficient. She helped with our brunch selections from poutine with pork belly to chicken and waffles( quite a generous plate), the Duke, and hanger steak with eggs. Everything came out perfectly and no need for salt and pepper! The atmosphere is perfect... a small dining room with a large storefront window open to our beautiful Charleston Sunday foot traffic. We look forward to our next visit! We spied a burger on a table nearby, and I can't wait to have one!

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JP
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and highly recommended!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks as well as fantastic service

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing!! We can not wait to visit again with friends and family to take them here. The prices are higher but sooo worth the all the amazing service, food and drinks! 10/10 would recommend.

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DJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service; don't miss it!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to spend a Thanksgiving so far away from home. Our “Big” last dinner with our son before we told him goodbye. He is in the Army now...

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CJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is the tables are too close together for an intimate dinner.

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M
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here by recommendation from a friend, and glad we did. We chose to let the chef create a 3 course meal for us based on our preferences. It was fantastic! This is like a Tapas restaurant on steroids. We found it very impressive, both because of the food and the professional atmosphere. Recommended.

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ET
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at MacIntosh! Whether we go for brunch, a romantic dinner or with a group, we always leave happy and full. This visit was for date night. We split three dishes- the hot pork belly soup, the gnudi with Brussels sprouts and the classic burger with truffle frites. All were absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared. The pork belly was crispy perfection. The Brussels sprouts on top of the gnudi, combined with the bacon lardons, were out of this world and the standout of the dish. And as always, you’d be hard pressed to find a better burger on the peninsula. Service was spot on- friendly, attentive and very helpful. Ambiance is perfectly dim and subdued, yet lively at the same time. Will always consider MacIntosh a favorite and can’t recommend it enough.

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. great service. Great atmosphere.

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OT
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Seemed to be average brunch crowd, but the kitchen got in the weeds and our meal took 45 minutes to get to us, people who sat down after us got their meal first. Had to wait for coffee to brew, then remind our waiter, had to get up and ask for salt and pepper. The food was tasty but not worth the hassle. Won't go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! Food was amazing!

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KM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to brunch after we did a charity 45 min bike ride. The service was top notch and the food was fun and different. Everybody had a good time.

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GQ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Excellent food, friendly fabtastic service! Try everything because nothing will disappoint you!

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p
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding, we had a great experience. We did the tasting menu with and extra course which was a great choice. If anything at all I would say the portions could have been a bit smaller... it was a huge amount of food.

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f
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent CAB meat. Cheerful, friendly service. Well managed. Menu and food quality beyond expectations. We returned 2 days after our first meal there!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Food was amazing!

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j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The restaurant has gone downhill. They get a lot of tourism so they don’t care about the quality of the food anymore. We ordered four different things, they were all bad… One of them is completely inedible. The wings with fish sauce where absolutely disgusting… And so over cooked that they were dry and crunchy. The service was equally bad. No one was friendly outside of the hostess. Bartenders wanted nothing to do with us even though wasn’t even busy. What a waste of $100 a great night in Charleston. Way too many options just suffer through an experience like this

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is addictive. I went two nights in a row and we ordered everything on the menu. The deckle was ridiculous and we had a flight of Madeira to boot. Truffle fries are worth the trip alone!

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EW
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is somewhat limited overall and seems very limited in vegetables. However, our food was perfectly prepared and presented. We would dine there again.

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