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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” (64 reviews)
“foie gras” (57 reviews)
“tasting menu” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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1 - 10 of 793 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like others on here, I have a chance to go to many different restaurants. Free valet parking (you’ll spend enough anyway), and a subtly elegant dining room started the evening. Incredibly deliberate service follows which I can understand in a multi-coursed as they serve. Each...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just moved to Baltimore 5 weeks ago and needed to find a special restaurant for a birthday celebration. This was our first fine dining experience in Baltimore after 20 years of DC restaurants. The “family” at The Charleston created one of the most memorable...More

Thank Lisa B
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much, Lisa, for joining us and for your lovely review! We're so glad your first visit with us was a hit and we look forward to hosting your family with ours again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel and dine out a lot. I found this place from trip advisor and wandered in by myself. Let me get the only negative thing I can think of out of the way. IT IS A LOW KEY PLACE. NOW FOR THE REST OF...More

1  Thank Bryan C
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Bryan, for joining us and for your review of the restaurant. I'm so glad you joined us for a solo dining experience. Your compliments to Chef Wolf's cooking and to our service staff are wonderful to hear. We tend to create an understated...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attention to detail and a deep, focused desire to give you a special, wonderful dinner. I watched the staff iron tablecloths before quickly setting tables for new customers. It was like a ballet. The clear caring and professionalism if the wait staff and all others...More

Thank DianaID19
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your glowing and detailed review! I'm so pleased to hear that our service staff was able to swiftly and professionally handle your overly seasoned dish. You are clearly a strong ambassador for our establishment! We look forward to hosting you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love, love, love Charleston. It is where my husband and I always spend special occasions. The food is always fantastic and the wine selection never disappoints. The lobster soup is always a favorite. Overall, probably the best restaurant Baltimore has to offer.

Thank Kara S
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your glowing review! We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We read all the reviews and honestly were a bit skeptical but last Monday we went to Charleston for dinner and we said you know what "it really is that good"! The service was exceptional, extremely attentive but not pushy or too high brow. We...More

Thank CaptCJK
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us while you were in the area, and for taking the time to share about your experience on TripAdvisor. Your compliments to our service staff and to Chef Wolf's cooking are truly wonderful to hear!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is truly fine dining. I brought a fairly diverse group of seven for dinner on a Saturday evening to celebrate the publication of a book. We were warmly received on arrival and seated promptly. The menu is interesting and presented options for all. The...More

Thank Greg T
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greg, thank you for celebrating with us at Charleston, and for taking the time to share about your experience with us. We hope to have the occasion to host you again.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews and couldn’t imagine that anything could be so good. The meal was SUPERB, I didn’t want each course to end but couldn’t wait for the next. The Lobster soup was to die for as was the rockfish ceviche. The ambiance was...More

Thank Jily K
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Jily, your compliment to chef Cindy Wolf's cooking are wonderful to hear. We hope to host you again!

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

There are times when restaurants that have so much hype around them not live up to all of the positive reviews or awards. But I must say this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Let's start with FREE VALET PARKING!!!When you look at menus that have a...More

Thank inounvme
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your compliments to our space, our service staff, and chef Wolf's cooking are wonderful to hear. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Quite simply one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The service was exemplary. The staff were friendly knowledge and were attentive without being cloying. The cheese selection was stunningly good. The Foie Gras was superb and the lobster bisque was out of this...More

Thank foodfan2
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for your superlative review of Charleston, we look forward to hosting you again!

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Woodylim
11 May 2018|
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Response from John C | 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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