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The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

4.3
4.3
462 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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 Jordan Moore. The Watch takes a cue from the rich history and coastal location, artfully serving modern American food with low country and global influences.

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Menu

Snacks

  • Deviled Eggs*$6.00

    Deviled local farm eggs, Dijonaise, Smoked spanish paprika, Bacon

    • "Take Out" Wings

      Orange-Sambal glaze, Nori, Sesame, Hibachi Dip

      • 1/2 Dozen$7.00
      • Dozen$14.00
    • House Truffle Frites$9.00

      White truffle oil, Grana Padano, Fines herbs

      • Ham and Cheddar Hush Puppies$9.00

        Deviled Egg Mayo

        • Raw Oysters

          Smoked Cocktail Sauce, Pineapple & Basil Mignonette; Available in 1/2 dz

          • Mkt
        • Cheeseburger Sliders$10.00

          House ground custom blend, Caramelized vidalias, Cheese, Special sauce

          • Tarvin Shrimp Ceviche$11.00

            Lime Juice, Fresno Chilis, Tomato, Tortilla Chips

            • Beet Toast$8.00

              Sourdough, Crème Fraiche, Lime, Mint, Almonds

              • Alligator Corndog$6.00

                Smokey Creole Mustard

                Salads

                • The Jewel of the South$14.00

                  Sweet gems, Fishing creek farm's goat Cheese, Granny smith apples, Walnuts, Pomegranate vinaigrette

                  • Caesar Salad$12.00

                    Anchovy dressing, Sweet gems lettuce, Grana padano, Sourdough croutons

                    • Carrot and Grains Salad$10.00

                      Farro, Quinoa, Watercress, Walnut & Lime Dressing

                      Small Plates

                      • Pork Belly Bolognese$13.00

                        Tagliatelle Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Basil

                        • Seared New England Scallops$16.00

                          Butternut Squash, Pistachio Pistou

                          • Charcuterie & Cheese$16.00

                            Artisan Meats & Cheeses, Accoutrements, Crackers

                            Large Plates

                            • Shrimp and Grits$26.00

                              Local shrimp, Geechie boy mill grits, Corn, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Gravy

                              • Pizzoccheri$21.00

                                Buckwheat Pasta, Salted Fingerlings, Savoy Cabbage, Fontina

                                • The Watch Burger* 2.0$14.00

                                  Double 1/4lb patty, Buttermilk roll, Fancy sauce, Smoked cheddar, Black pepper bacon, Fries; No Temperatures

                                  • Katafi Roasted Chicken$23.00

                                    Farro, Mushrooms, Spinach, Eggplant Butter

                                    • Fish of the Moment

                                      Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Dill, Capers & Mustard

                                      • MKT
                                    • The Watch Steak*

                                      Seasonal Side, Smoked Salt, House- Made Steak Sauce

                                      • MKT

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                                    What 462 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.3
                                    4.3 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.1Food
                                    • 4.1Service
                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                    • 3.9Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      19 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined on March 22, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sophie was a great server. It was our first time there and she knew the menu well . She was very knowledgeable about the cocktails also. Loved the Nutty Professor.

                                    2. LG

                                      LisaG

                                      New York Area

                                      36 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      36 reviews

                                      Dined on February 28, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Greet service, good food and excellent view.

                                    3. JM

                                      JeffM

                                      Charleston

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2019

                                      overall3food2service5ambience5

                                      This is only a "yes" or "no", there is not a maybe here, but the rooftop view is one of the best. Drinks? Yes. The food? No. Nothing to write home about. Overpriced - specifically for a traditionally cheap cut of meat (not filet, ribeye - not even strip, porterhoue), and poorly seasoned/prepared. The vegetables were uninspired at best. My coworker's mahi similarly a flop. The very best thing about the meal was the smoked cocktail sauce served with the raw oysters - hands down, but how hard does one have to work to prepare a raw oyster? Service was very good, friendly, attentive without being overly intrusive. Frankly, they need more options, better options and something remotely creative on the menu. Atmosphere is great, but like my Great Uncle Allen says, "You can't eat atmosphere".

                                    4. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on February 23, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great view, wine and sliders!

                                    5. K

                                      Karenbug

                                      New England

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 18, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food, atmosphere and service!! I would highly recommend!

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 17, 2019

                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                      Food choice is pretty limited so definitely review the menu online. We went here to have dinner on the “rooftop” but outdoor seating was not an option although it was a really nice night so sitting inside was just the same as any restaurant. Very small dining space and we were right next to a large party so could not hear anything my guest said without having to repeat everything. Wine selection by the glass very disappointing.

                                    7. j

                                      jsg1517

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 12, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a great evening at the Watch. Great service and beverages. Appetizers were very good. View cannot be beat BTW. Will be back.

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 10, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I live in the Charleston area, but my friend was visiting. It was delicious - thanks for this Charleston experience!

                                    9. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charlotte

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 9, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Bachelorette

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 3, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Waiter was wonderful even with the kids! Great birthday brunch!

                                    11. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 2, 2019

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was amazing in a really cool spot! Celebrated my birthday there with friends and had the best time. Great views!

                                    12. B

                                      Brittany

                                      Charleston

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on January 28, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It was a chilly Charleston evening, but I can't wait to visit this rooftop spot when it warms up! The Monday burger deal was only $10, and the burger was excellent! The Starburst pouch drink was delicious (a little pricy for $16) and a throwback to childhood pouches.

                                    13. GE

                                      GeraldE

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      very relaxing for sunday brunch and friendly staff

                                    14. RW

                                      RestaurantWeeker

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 19, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect ending to Restaurant Week! Great value, beautiful scenery from all vantage points, and wonderful service! Highly recommend and will return.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 12, 2019

                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                      Rooftop view and service was great but food did not rise to the occasion

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      7 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on January 1, 2019

                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                      I have been here at least twice before and everything was great. Tonight was different. Things didn’t seem organized. Our cheese plate was placed in front of us before we had water, silverware, or our cocktails. The table next to us had barely had a chance to touch their cheese plate when their entrees arrived. The one lady said, “Already?!?” They had a different server. The food tasted great and we naturally paced out our own order, but there was no real consideration for the order in which things should come out. My husband had an empty water glass and cocktail for about ten minutes. Nothing was awful but when you go out you expect better service, and tonight we were disappointed. The view is still special, but with the number of rooftop dining options in Charleston, I’ll be dining elsewhere next time.

                                    17. J

                                      John

                                      Washington DC

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on December 31, 2018

                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                      Horrible food, poor service. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks & another 25 minutes to get our appetizers. I could have overlooked the poor service if the food was incredible but it was over cooked & flavorless (for example, truffle frites served cold with no taste of truffle at all). After deciding the appetizers were inedible, it took another 15 minutes to find our server to ask for the check. Unless you want a pretty view of the water for a photo opportunity, avoid this restaurant!

                                    18. G

                                      Geomas

                                      Miami

                                      30 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      30 reviews

                                      Dined on December 30, 2018

                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                      We came for Sunday brunch to the rooftop and there was no ambiance at all. The food was not bad but it came out warm, not hot. Not what I expected at all. Disappointed!

                                    19. JB

                                      JenniferB

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on December 30, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Made Sunday brunch reservations, hit a day w/a sparse crowd. View of the city from two spots in the restaurant was enjoyable (primary reason for selecting this restaurant). Servers were very friendly. Food took what we deemed longer than usual to arrive, but was quite good (burger, eggs benedict, Mexican egg dish) and were reasonably priced.

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on December 29, 2018

                                      overall3food5service3ambience5

                                      Great view. Great ambience. Service very slow.

                                    21. K

                                      Krystle

                                      Springfield

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 27, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious food, great service, wonderful views, good location! ❤️ The fire alarm went off once, but it was handled very quickly. It is located on the rooftop of a hotel, and apparently people try to smoke in their hotel rooms, causing the fire alarm to go off occasionally. Shame that people can’t simply follow rules, but we LOVE The Watch! We take most of our family and friends that come to stay with us to The Watch:)

                                    22. BS

                                      BetsyS

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 25, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Enjoyed a lovely Christmas Brunch at The Watch! Attentive service, delicious food, and beautiful views of Charleston.

                                    23. JH

                                      JulieH

                                      Minneapolis

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 25, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful cocktails and fabulous, friendly service. Enjoyed our holiday brunch there and would return soon. Beautiful setting with stunning views. Small menu but tasty and expertly prepared. A bit on the expensive side for dinner, but our lunch was comparatively priced.

                                    24. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on December 23, 2018

                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                      Very average- will go back for drinks & the view but never a meal.

                                    25. SR

                                      SherryR

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We dined here on Thanksgiving Day and thoroughly enjoyed the buffet. The food was hot, plentiful, and quite delicious. From the moment of our arrival to our departure, the staff was attentive and friendly. Thanks for a memorable evening!

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Raleigh

                                      19 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Good food and excellent service

                                    27. AK

                                      AKRich

                                      Birmingham

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                                      Went for Thanksgiving lunch. It was a buffet for $55pp. While the dishes were traditional, their preparation was not. We were a little disappointed. But the desserts were excellent so that helped save the meal!

                                    28. N

                                      Nightonthetown

                                      Charleston

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Thanksgiving

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 11, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sunday morning brunch. Great food and drinks. Beautiful view.

                                    30. PR

                                      PaulR

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 10, 2018

                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                      Even though there were few patrons, service was very slow. Food was good, not great. We had shrimp and grits and a chicken sandwich. The shrimp and grits had some unusual toppings including Lima beans. The bun of the sandwich fell apart immediately and the chicken was mostly friend breading. Too bad because the view and ambiance was good.

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 10, 2018

                                      overall4food4service1ambience4

                                      Slow service

                                    32. JB

                                      JBeaudrot

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 10, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The view was marvelous and the atmosphere was fabulous! DRINKS and APPS were amazing. The Watch brings much life to Wentworth!

                                    33. RT

                                      RayT

                                      Charleston

                                      6 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on November 3, 2018

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      Very small menu and service was a little slow. Food was great and portions very large. Sat outside and enjoyed the view from over the city.

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Baltimore

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on November 2, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Birthday lunch. David was awesome 🎉

                                    35. RD

                                      RebeccaD

                                      San Diego

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on October 28, 2018

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Great restaurant with great views on either balcony. Just remember a reservation does not guarantee you will sit outside. We didn’t get to be on balcony but actually liked where we sat anyway. Food is great but it is a limited menu.

                                    36. MR

                                      MarthaR

                                      Charleston

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on October 21, 2018

                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                      My husband ordered his hamburger medium rare and the server indicated that that was fine. It came very well done and gristly and when we asked her about it she said that the burger is always cooked to one temperature. Halfway through our lunch, the same server removed the salt from our table- apparently there are not enough salt and pepper shakers to go around. Disappointing food and disappointing service.

                                    37. j

                                      jwinter

                                      Washington DC

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on October 19, 2018

                                      overall2food2service1ambience4

                                      Got an amazing table on the rooftop but we waited over 20 minutes before we finally decided to try to find someone to wait on us. Once we did get served the only other time we saw our waitress was to bring the check. Food arrived cold and was just ok. Sad to say the view is the best aspect of this place.

                                    38. K

                                      Kmart

                                      Dallas

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on October 19, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      The view is what makes this place. The food was good too.

                                    39. A

                                      Anna

                                      Atlanta

                                      4 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on October 16, 2018

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      The restaurant was recommended by local friends. Our group enjoyed the dinner and drinks. Waitstaff was friendly. Enjoyed the experience!

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charlotte

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on October 14, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our Waitress Catherine was Fantastic!

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                                    The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits is rated 4.3 stars by 462 OpenTable diners

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