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About The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

Notably, the hotel has the city’s highest rooftop bar and restaurant — The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits — offering indoor and outdoor seating with impressive views of downtown Charleston, the Ravenel Bridge and more. At the helm is Chef Chad Anderson. The Watch takes a cue from the rich history and coastal location, artfully serving modern American food with low country and global influences.

75 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Monday 11-10
Tuesday 11-10
Wednesday 11-10
Thursday 11-10
Friday 11-11
Saturday 11-11
Sunday 11-10

Bar Hours
Monday 11-11
Tuesday 11-11
Wednesday 11-11
Thursday 11-11
Friday 11-12
Saturday 11-12
Sunday 11-10

Outdoor seating is limited, and contingent on weather.

Cross Street:
King & Wentworth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 518-5115

Website:
http://therestorationhotel.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesday Music Series at The Watch

Stop by and let the sweet sounds of The New South (and maybe a few of those special drinks) carry you away. 5-8 PM

Executive Chef:
Chad Anderson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Casual (9)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wife’s Birthday. Our kids Took my wife and i for breakfast. Wow! Great food. Superb scenery from the rooftop. In the heart of Charleston. Quick friendly service. Definitely going again

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was very good but options were limited. We had a horrible server. We finally stopped another server to ask her to get our server and she said let me help you! He finally stopped by to bring our check..no apologies, no thanks.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice as usual. Burger always great

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great atmosphere!!! Bartenders were very attentive and friendly. Dining area is beautifully decorated and the views from this restaurant both bar and dining side are awesome! Try the "Take Out" Wings you won't be disappointed! Would Highly Recommend!!! Also note it is nice when staying at the Restoration Hotel in which it is connected to. Very convenient!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Quick Bite, People Watching, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My last review of the Watch was 5 Star. The biggest disappointment this time was the change in the menu. I had anticipated that marvelous crab cake and salad from my last visit. Not to be found!. I tried the roasted chicken and was presented with what appeared to be a "fish stick" of chunks of chicken. The service was excellent as it was before. The atmosphere is very pleasing.I will try again, in hopes the menu settles on selections I can trust.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and location, horrible food. The deviled eggs and Caesar salad were blah. The roasted chicken was absolutely terrible- just a bad dish. Not worth the 80.00 for dinner, will not be back.

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

The Watch was so much fun, with great food and amazing service. Our group had such a good experience while visiting Charleston. Even when the kitchen was closed between brunch and dinner, they let us hang at our table and order more drinks, not rushing us at all. The waiter was kind and helpful recommending things to do in Charleston. Great experience overall.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, service & ambiance! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were a little Leary at first because of the noise level when you first walk in. However, we were offered seating in a dining area that was quite nice and quiet. We didn’t see a lot of choices on the menu but that ended up not being a problem at all. What we ordered was delicious and a very generous amount of food.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. There were only 5 entree selections and they were out of the steak entree. Was not impressed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Disappointed this go around. I have been to the restaurant before, on a holiday, and had a very good meal. Unfortunately, this time, The shrimp and grits were quite tasteless. The dish was missing most of the ingredients noted in description, was skimpy on the shrimp which even tasted odd- as if they had been frozen and thrown in at the last minute. No diffused favors. It was Christmas Eve, so I hope the "real" chef was home enjoying the holiday. Couldn't have been in the kitchen.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The bottom line is we had a great mean with excellent attentive and helpful service. I was disappointed when I first looked at the menu as I have eating restrictions. I had picked out three items on the on-line menu and when we got to the restaurant those three items were not on the printed menu!

They were very apologetic and offered alternative. I really enjoyed what I ordered. I started with the Deviled Eggs, sans bacon and then a Cesar salad with a filet of the fish of the day. We both enjoyed our meals and the dining experience. They compensated us which was totally unnecessary but very nice.

I'm sure they will update their social media as part of their menu change in the future. I got the impression this is a place that really cares! We could go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We sat outside while the sun was setting making for beautiful scenery. The watch burger was absolutely delicious.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

All in all I was very impressed with The Watch. They had two sets of outdoor seating and both provided outstanding views. The service was quick and polite. The food was beyond words. It was some of the best quality food I’ve ever had. Pricing was reasonable for brunch and the portions were perfect (in my opinion).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Booked reservation through OpenTable for Thanksgiving but thought we'd be eating off the menu since there was nothing mentioned about a special buffet for the holiday. The buffet was the only option that day, and though it was very nice, with lots of tasty options, we had no idea how expensive it was going to be and had we known that, we might not have dined there on that day. Beautiful venue, good food, but they can improve on their communication since we were pretty taken aback when the bill came.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and interesting cocktails. The bar was busy but a good scene. Food was average.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

excellent views from the two decks; good solid food

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat on one of the outside patios with a view of the bridge. It was evening and we enjoyed the view and the lights of the city. The food was good. It is a very small menu. The service was slow. Our empty plates were never removed from our table and sat there while we had a second drink. We could not find our waitress to ask them to be removed. Finally flagged someone else down. Small selection of desserts and the marble cake I had was not good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took my wife for a birthday dinner, had no idea it was more or less a singles bar.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great restaurant just a bad server that was inattentive.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The reason I could not recommend this venue is Management did a poor job of scheduling the wait staff in the restaurant. There apparently was only two servers for both the bar section and the dinning area. This resulted in slow service to our 9 guests, I DO NOT fault the wait staff. They did the best they could under the circumstance. And on the night we went (Saturday, October 7) ,the bar area was slammed and the dinning room was busy also.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great place to relax. Everyone professional and friendly. Don't miss the sunset. Small plates especially good. Shared them all.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

My husband and I came in on the 3rd for lunch and although the food and atmosphere was great, our service was less than. He barely smiled. He forgot my sweet tea, which tasted very strange when I did get it. Almost like there was something herbal in it. He never asked my husband if he wanted another beer. Didn't refill our waters. Never asked how our food was. He wasn't unpleasant, just seemed like he didn't want to be there. Maybe he was just having a bad day? It also wasn't busy at all. There were only TWO other people there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Overall very nice, great view from rooftop

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

It was the worst burger I have ever had in my entire life. Menu was very sparse. Won't be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Decor was nice. Service was good. Very little selection in food. Rooftop patio was small

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I came here for an anniversary dinner and were slightly disappointed. The waiter was great, he recommended a great glass of wine and the deviled eggs were also very good. But I thought we were rushed after that, my salad came before we were done with our app, then our meals came shortly after. My husband got the market fish which was overcooked and my tuna was also overdone. By the time my husband got his 2nd drink, we were done with the meal. From the time we sat down until our plates were cleared it was only 45 min.

Overall the sunset and the drinks were really nice so that's probably all I'd go back for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to the Watch Rooftop after reading about it in Charleston Magazine. You take an elevator to the 7th floor and walk into a somewhat plain looking bar area with windows on 3 sides. We weren't sure what to expect next. You can sit outside with views of the Ravenel, Downtown and the USS Yorktown. Inside the ambiance is just as nice as outside. The food was beyond spectacular. We had 3 different entrees and 2 apps. 5/5 were great. The waiter was accommodating, the service was great and did I say the food was spectacular yet. A little pricey, but well worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The meal was delicious and superbly prepared. The view of the sunset over Charleston made it a beautiful setting. We also noticed that the restaurant has several areas that could be closed off for a private gathering with great views and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Such great service and great views! Our waitor was particularly professional and knowledgeable

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first time here and we were very pleased. I had made a reservation through open table and had indicated that we would be celebrating our Anniversary and that we would like to sit outside. They delivered on both counts by giving us a table on the deck in the shade, and by greeting us with a complimentary glass of champagne! We split the carrot and six grain salad for our first course. Nicely done with lightly dressed greens. Had seen and heard about the sliders and the truffle frites so decided to give them a try. The sliders were tender and juicy and the fries were hot and crispy, however the truffle flavor did not come through as much as I had hoped, still very good. Service was excellent, our waiter David was attentive and pleasant. The view of the Ravenel Bridge and skyline was perfect! Will return!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We love the Watch. Sat outside for lunch with great views. Food is always outstanding!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very disappointed with the food quality. Food was much better 6 months ago. Also upset that the best appetizer, hush puppies with pimento cheese and pepper relish, had been taken off of the menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The menus given to us when we were seated turned out to be old ( turns out the menu changed and no one bothered to throw out the old menus ) so the food served to us wasn't what we expected or ordered. I am not sure how the waitress did not notice this when we ordered. Also mine was cold when served to us. Husband said his Huveros rancheros was gross.

Have had several good meals in the past.

The waitiress did offer us a replacement meal to go.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The views from the Rooftop deck were stunning, especially at sunset. Even on a humid August evening, the breeze from the deck made eating outside enjoyable. The only downfall was the service. Although the waiter was attentive to our needs, the food/delivery of the check upon completing the meal was lengthy. There was only a handful of guests, however it took a bit over 2 hours from start to finish with the meal, keeping in mind we only ordered appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Tapas, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was superb but we were surprised on the limited menu. The view was great and we were glad we were able to seat outside for sunset. Our server, Jamison was excellent and on his game. Keep him around.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food very good however our waiter acted like service was an after thought. When asked about fish special his reply was- I don't know I just got here, and then had to ask him to go find out. Did not improve. The view is spectacular of Charleston. We have been here before and will go again. Hopefully this lapse in service was an aberration.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outdoor rooftop dining with the breeze was great. They seated us right away and service was great. I only had appetizers but they were excellent.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful views of the City. Menu has a wide variety of choices. Good wine list. Was a bit disappointed in our salads coming out with the meal, fries were cold as well. Timing and service are everything. May have been understaffed due to the eclipse this week. One person seemed to be doing it all.

Tags: Scenic View
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