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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
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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
We ate a Macintosh while visiting Charleston. The food was excellent. I had the "Deckle" which they describe as the heart of on eye roast. It was excellent. The menu is not large but everything was done well and the waiter was very attentive and personable. It was a bit noisy when the bar was crowded, but acceptable when that crowd thinned out.
I had high expectations for the Macintosh but they just fell short. First, we arrived about 10 minutes early for our Sunday brunch reservation. There were several open tables however the hostess waited until our exact reservation time to seat us. We weren't bothered by the wait, but rather the lack of a waiting/seating area. She told us we could get a drink at the bar, but the bar rail was full as were the surrounding standing areas. We chose to just wait at the hostess stand awkwardly. Once seated, our server greeted us. He was very quiet and we could hardly hear him. He was moderately attentive, but lacked much personality. The girls refilling our waters were much more charming even as they hovered like vultures waiting to refill our glasses after each sip. I'm sure they were just trying to stay busy on a slow morning so we laughed it off. Perhaps though, the establishment could lower prices a tad and schedule lighter on the support staff. And not to be petty, but we all hated the leather apron uniforms. They felt a bit Sweeny Todd-esque--like we were about to be chopped up and made into meat pies. We all agreed our bar drinks were excellent--refreshing and crafted with unique flavor combinations. Our food was above average and the portions were appropriate for breakfast/brunch. Overall, the Macintosh wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as what we'd expected. We probably would not return again for brunch but we'd definitely come back drinks on a Friday or Saturday night.
The Mac burger was the best ever and the fries were perfect. The scallops were great and the rabbit ricotta gnudi was phenomenal. The peanut butter cup was spectacular with peanut praline on the bottom and peanut ice cream. The witch doctor cocktail was yummy and the toast and marshmallow was even better. The complementary everything bread was delicious. The servers and bartenders were all very nice and attentive. A perfect meal from beginning to end.
Started with the quail meatballs. The rice grits and broth are to die for. Would have preferred a different choice for the meatball, perhaps wild board or venison, but eagerly ate it all. Almost didn't have room for the deckle, but glad I ordered it. Very tender and flavorful.
We learned of the Macintosh while visiting it during the Charleston Chefs' Kitchen Tour. This was an excellent tour and during it, we met Macintosh’s Chef de Cuisine Jacob Huder, who spent a lot of time with us talking about all aspects of the Macintosh’s operations. My Wife and I are big time foodies and we loved Chef Huder’s passion for the food and his restaurant operations. The conversation covered all types of things from the menu selections, local ingredients, the special cast iron pans to the communication process amongst the kitchen staff. We liked him so much that we brought a group of friends back with us for Sunday brunch.
We absolutely loved the brunch food and the service, which were right in line with the excellent high bar standards that Chef Huder sets. During brunch, despite being very busy, Chef Huder came out twice to visit with us. From start to finish at the Macintosh, we were treated very well. Again, we credit Chef Huder for this as all of the employees had his same passion for the food and for providing a 5-star customer experience. From the bloody mary’s to the poutine fries to the bone marrow bread to the Duke to the Huevos Rancheros, we enjoyed everything but most of all, we were particularly impressed with how Chef Huder’s passion carried through to the food and the restaurant operations. Y’all need to check this place out while in Charleston – it is unique and excellent!
The food was AMAZING! Probably one of the best meals I've ever had. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant too. Our server, Ryan, was super friendly and helpful with suggestions and he did not steer us wrong! My next visit to Charleston will definitely include a stop at The Macintosh!
This was our first visit and we'll be back. The food is really really good, flavorful, interesting, pretty...there's a reason this chef gets so many accolades. The cocktails and beer were on target as well. Our server was fun and professional, the whole staff is obviously well trained. Macintosh is a winner.
Came here to celebrate a joint birthday with a friend and our husbands. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. While the food and drink was wonderful, our server, Zack, stole the show! His descriptions of the food had us drooling and excited for our meal. I love restaurants where the servers are enthusiastic and passionate about the food! Speaking of which, definitely try scallops with watermelon (who knew?!), bone marrow bread pudding (no really), mushroom salad, pork shoulder, gnudi and swordfish. I highly suggest doing family style and trying as many different things as possible! Had an awesome meal thanks to Zack's awesome suggestions. Definitely worth a visit!
First time at Macintosh and so glad we got a reservation! Arrived early and we were still sat immediately. Waiter (Ryan?) super friendly and knowledgeable about menu and very attentive. Went with the watermelon and scallop app, the homemade ricotta and pasta app, the bread pudding side dish and the pork shoulder entree. I had read great reviews on all those dishes and each lived up to their reputation. They were all DELICIOUS. I recommend this place to anyone visiting Charleston and if I come back it will be number 1 to revisit.
Been wanting to try this place for a long time. It did not disappoint! The bone marrow bread pudding is incredible and the pork belly melts in your mouth. My husband had the huevos rancheros and it was exceptional! Overall great experience. Would recommend.
From the greeting to the departure this was a great experience. The tomato pie starter was very flavorful. The entree recommendations of the Bavette and swordfish was terrific. The bread pudding is a must-have. Unfortunately we weren't able to fit in dessert.
Was in Charleston for the eclipse and went to Macintosh for dinner after the big event! Enjoyed the entire experience--the ambiance, the waiter (Zach? very friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to let us taste unusual bar drinks that we don't have at home) and especially the food--the brat, for example, was outstanding! Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to town, and would definitely go back if I'm in town again!
It may have been due to the Eclipse crowd, but we (4) had to wait long past our reservation time, had a waiter who was flustered and forgot our appetizers and to bring a wine list and then failed to bring a side dish. On the positive side--the bar made superb Pisco Sours and we were comped two free desserts (enough for 4) for the waiter's mix ups. We like the lively ambience and decor. I would want to try it again before recommending.
My boyfriend and I were there last Sunday evening. Our server was so sweet and extremely knowledgeable. We had the swordfish and burger which were both to die for. Our favorite cocktail of the evening was the S.S. Pepper - absolutely delicious! Our first visit was awesome and we will definitely return!!