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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.
Charleston, SC 29401
American, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Outdoor seating is limited, and contingent on weather.
King & Wentworth
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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