The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

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$31 to $50
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GE
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

very relaxing for sunday brunch and friendly staff

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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!

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G
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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!

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great view. Great ambience. Service very slow.

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Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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:)

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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London
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Slow service

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. David was awesome 🎉

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RD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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MR
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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j
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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K
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress Catherine was Fantastic!

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Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great rooftop bar with a wonderful view, good food, reasonable prices.

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love eating outside overlooking Charleston! Great waitstaff & drinks!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great view, very friendly/prompt wait staff, and okay food. I might just be picky though...

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome great service food and views

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