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Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
+1 410-332-7373
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster soup” (69 reviews)
“foie gras” (57 reviews)
“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€€€
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LOCATION
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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1 - 10 of 817 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food is made to perfection. Fresh and mouth watering delicious. Service is more than excellent. Elegant room with view of the kitchen is our favorite seating. Cannot say enough wonderful remarks for the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bitsycooper
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have eaten here several times and each time I am more amazed at the incredible food, drink and atmosphere. I can't stop talking about and referring people to this wonderful gem. Every menu item is top notch, the service is impeccable and the beverage...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debra P
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a reason this restaurant is always on “best” lists. It is phenomenal. It is also VERY expensive, but so worth it for a special birthday or anniversary. The service is impeccable and the food is perfect.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cphym
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful dining experience, from the moment the maître' de met us to when the desert was cleared. Very welcoming and a nice pace to the servings, not too fast or too slow. Such a unique menu. Jocelyn was our main waitress, but many...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bambamohio
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have heard if the Charleston for years and have never gone- so much hype yknow? We had also heard it’s kinda pricey so we haven’t gone- until my most recent birthday. Friends believe the hype- the food was delicious, the ambience lovely, the chef...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sanvi777
Reviewed 4 days ago

We now know why Charleston is often the #1 restaurant in Baltimore. Choices, quality, ease of service, made our evening a total delight.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank drj700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a variety of different presentations and exotic tastes. The service was incredible, impeccable and the staff friendly. The following dishes were unworldly: Lobster Soup, Fried Oysters, Shrimp and Grits, and Grilled Sweetbread. The soft cheeses are marvelous and everyone loved the pecan tart. With...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank jamesrcannon
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, James, for the amazing review of Charleston. You're a great ambassador for our restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Charleston for our anniversary dinner and it was an incredible night. Every thing was perfect from start to finish. We were greeted at the door and they knew it was our anniversary. They offered us complimentary champagne. Our server was perfect. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mollymee66
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Molly, for celebrating your anniversary with us, and for taking the time to share about your experience here on TripAdvisor. Your compliments to our service staff are truly wonderful to hear. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We don't live in Baltimore, but each time we return, we must always have an evening at Charleston. We've now been here three times, over the course of say 10 years (last one 3 years ago) and the consistently high quality in food, wine pairing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DNARNA2014
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for returning over the years and for your detailed and eloquent review of Charleston. Your compliments to chef Wolf's cooking and to our service staff are truly wonderful to hear. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Upscale food service and atmosphere. Prices are high, but you get what you pay for in the food and service. Great steaks, and excellent wine list to go with.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PaulS379
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Paul, for joining us and for your review of Charleston. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Woodylim
11 May 2018|
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Response from johncI8074CS | Reviewed this property |
No. More formal attire required.
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Woodylim
11 May 2018|
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Response from Will N | Property representative |
Most guests will feel more comfortable in slacks than jeans, although the bar area is more casual. Your service staff are in suits and ties, though you are not required either.
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duffy1121
3 August 2017|
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Response from reallylikes2travel | Reviewed this property |
$400 at least
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
    (Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building))
  • Public Transportation: Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 410-332-7373
  • E-mail
Description
Charleston is Chef Cindy Wolf's signature restaurant whose cuisine is rooted in French fundamentals and the Low Country cooking of South Carolina, engaging both regional and international influences. The restaurant offers an extensive prix fixe tasting menu from which guests choose between three and up to six courses. Service is experienced, informed, and intuitive. The extensive, award winning wine list is selected by Tony Foreman and was designed to complement Chef Wolf's cuisine.
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