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.

479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Ann Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 789-4299

Website:
http://www.themacintoshcharleston.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremiah Bacon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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The Macintosh Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for a Date (20)
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Casual (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Fun (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Definitely in the top 5 of Charleston's fine dining. Unbelievable service and friendliness of staff. Worth a trip there just for that. Don't miss this restaurant.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding service and kindness for a joint birthday celebration. Good food too prepared as requested.
Thank you Mackintosh!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Food was delicious as was the service!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very good but not outstanding meal; somewhat noisy. The service was terrific, however.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had not been in awhile to this restaurant but will definitely visit it much sooner next time. The food was delicious, including appetizers, entrees, dessert. Cocktails were right on target.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The best short rib I’ve ever tasted. My experience was outstanding and I cannot wait to recommend the Macintosh to my guests!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing. I had the gnoddi with rabbit and a bone marrow pouddin. They also have non alcoholic beverages. I totally recommend it.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Superb service and delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I work in the business so I will never single out anything, safe to say I will recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was excellent. Nice ambiance. Great spot for Sunday brunch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Taking all aspects of a fine dining experience into account, Macintosh remains our favorite restaurant in Charleston. The food is inventive, the servers are always very knowledgeable, and the portions are right-sized, and the prices are reasonable.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I felt something Asian tastes.
Looks and taste was great!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was an outstanding experience. The food was very creative and our server Zack
May have been the most attentive, knowledgeable as well as service orientated we ever experienced
Great time - go and enjoy

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and drinks were good. It was just loud because of the football game. I asked to be seated closer to the kitchen and further from the bar, and they were very accommodating

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is praiseworthy. From reception. To departure, professional and comfortably friendly. Food was creative and artfully plated. Will return soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was less than stellar. Extremely noisy. Two top tables are very small. Food was very good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fabulous restaurant week menu-3 courses for $40.00. Great way to try new dishes. Service was outstanding!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful service from the moment we walked in...knew all about my allergies, accommodated in every way...also knew we were celebrating my birthday with them one day early
And they were amazing.Food was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Itfwas hood

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service were both amazing. Will return next time we are in town.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The kindness of the staff and romantic ambiance was wonderful. Please visit this on your next trip. The entire staff is so friendly and the food is fantastic. Thank you MAC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Affirmation what it's one of the best brunch locations in the city. Every bite, every dish, every cocktail just excellent. Really, great food & great service. First time we've ever sat in the back / outside area - how pretty!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at The Macintosh and wish we had dined there much sooner. Food was great; service was outstanding; and ambience was fun with a lot of energy. We’ve been to quite a few restaurants in Charleston and this is one of the best.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a delicious meal. Service and drinks were great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, amazing service. Deckle beef dish is best thing on the menu. Veggie plate blew the vegetarians away. Dessert spectacular.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and service..... Never disappoints

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food and service was fabulous! We had two people in our party with food allergies and the staff was so accommodating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love The Macintosh for brunch! The food is always consistently tasty and innovative and the service is attentive and professional.

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