Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf's Charleston is located on the waterfront in the burgeoning Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Cindy Wolf is a three-time finalist for Best-Chef, Mid-Atlantic by The James Beard Foundation. Her award-winning, contemporary cuisine is rooted in the regional cuisine of France and traditions of the "Low Country" area of South Carolina. Chef Wolf's commitment to fresh, local, seasonal products is reflected in the prix fixe tasting menu, which changes daily. The menu is complemented by an award winning wine list of more than 700 fine wines, which are displayed in the wine library and are chosen by co-owner and wine director, Tony Foreman. An elegant yet comfortable ambiance & luxurious service complete the extraordinary dining experience.
American, French, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary.
Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Dining spaces available for intimate celebrations, highlighted by the exquisite cuisine of award winning chef, Cindy Wolf. The cuisine is complemented by an 800+ label global wine cellar. Beautifully appointed rooms, some with water views.
Charleston Ratings and Reviews
Charleston is a very nice restaurant wit ...
Charleston is a very nice restaurant with great food. It's just not my style place. I prefer a louder place with excitement. If you want a romantic place, then Charleston is your place. The service is very nice with a change of silverware after each course. That's just not my style restaurant. The food is very rich and extremely tasty, but the portions are small which is good because with all the fat and butter in every bite, it's good not to eat too much. Every one from the greeter at the door to the bus boy was very friendly and courteous.
Our recent meal at Charleston was absolu ...
Our recent meal at Charleston was absolutely outstanding! It's a very special occasion restaurant, but given the perfection of the food, the level of service, the comfortable luxury of the setting, and the extra touches (amuse bouche, dessert and treats with the bill included) it is worth the price tag. The whole team of staff is a well-oiled machine; they've perfected the art of making you feel well-taken-care-of without being overbearing or stuffy. And the food is completely perfect...favorite dishes were the duck (oh my god), crab soup, and artichoke.
Very highly recommended.
Why doesn't Cindy Wolf have 3 Michelin s ...
Why doesn't Cindy Wolf have 3 Michelin stars? This restaurant is a gem! I would rather eat here than the Inn at Little Washington. The food is sublime, the ambiance warm and cozy, the STAFF! Amazing, they don't hover, they know the menu very well, the wine steward was so helpful and knowledgeable. I give it 4 stars, take that Michelin snobs!!
It was a special evening for us and we l ...
It was a special evening for us and we loved it. The staff was fantastic...never intrusive but always there immediately as needed. For 2 of us who don't drink a lot, the wine by the glass list was excellent and much appreciated. Thanks!
Great service from the front and back of ...
Great service from the front and back of the house. Diverse menu options. My wife and I each did the 3 course and dessert. Perfect amount of food. Cocktails were on point and unique. Cozy atmosphere. Will go again and add a course
Our meals were wonderful, full of surpri ...
Our meals were wonderful, full of surprise tastes, nicely prepared with elegant touches and flavors. Oysters were best ever tasted and rockfish was really nicely done.
Wine Selections were well
Matched with our meals.
Cindy Wolfe stopped by during our meals to insure our total satisfaction.
It was the first time dining at Charlest ...
It was the first time dining at Charleston but I am sure it will not be my last. Everything was just outstanding from start to finish. The special occasion was a birthday celebration and the honeree was very impressed.
This is a "must do" Bmore restaurant. Gr ...
This is a "must do" Bmore restaurant. Great wine list weighted towards French vineyards, menu is made up of small selections, choose any 3, 4, 5 or 6. Both of us tried 6 so we tasted 12 offerings and they were all great. Take your wallet with you, this isn't a bargain hunter's dream. It is worth a splurge for a meal not soon forgotten.
This is a fabulous restaurant! The dec ...
This is a fabulous restaurant! The decor and ambience are elegant and soothing. The food is out of this world and the presentation is perfect. The wine list is excellent and sommelier help is available if needed. The service is attentive without being pretentious. Chef Wolf walked around the the tables to say hello ask how the food was.
I love this restaurant!! If you are in Baltimore call in advance for reservations -- it is not the easiest place to get in because it is so wonderful.
Without question one of the top, if not ...
Without question one of the top, if not the top, restaurants in Baltimore. Everything is very well done down to the last detail and the service is impeccable. The whole experience from start to finish is really amazing. This was my 4th time dining her and I've never been disappointed. It is an experience like no other in terms of fine dining.
It's just a lovely way to spend an evening. My husband forgot his reading glasses - they had several pairs on hand for him to borrow. I found that amazing.
This was our first visit in several year ...
This was our first visit in several years, and was very enjoyable with professional and friendly service and beautifully presented courses. Our only complaint was the rather rapid delivery of each course. A little more time between each would have been preferred.
We went to Charleston to celebrate my Bi ...
We went to Charleston to celebrate my Birthday. Everything was wonderful...the food, the service, and the wine. It is one of the few "destination restaurants" that I feel lives up to its reputation. The one issue I found, and the reason I only gave it 4 stars on Value is that the wine list is a bit pricey. It is a very large list but there are only a handle full of wines below $90/bottle. They need to try to add more moderate wines to the list.
Excellent ambiance with great service. ...
Excellent ambiance with great service. Food was top notch and filling. Presentation was superb. Went to celebrate wedding anniversary and they were very kind and got us a table at the window. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We had a fantastic birthday celebration. ...
We had a fantastic birthday celebration. We were seated in the lounge in a window which was in my opinion a nice touch. The service was impeccable and the food did not disappoint. We went for the five course tasting menu because we were having trouble limiting our choices to four. This was on the verge of too much food. I thought it was a very nice touch that the dessert didn't count against the courses and was included in the cost. The lobster bisque with curry was amazing, the foie gras was an incredibly generous portion and perfectly prepared, the pork and sauerkraut was melt in your mouth delicious, the duck was served medium, was tender with just enough fat to give a crispy crust, and the shrimp and grits rivaled any I have had in the low country. All in all an excellent and memorable dining experience. We will be back.
Charleston is all about delicious food, ...
Charleston is all about delicious food, elegant dining and exceptional customer service. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and left feeling extremely well taken care of. From the minute we walked in the door, we were catered to. The menu is nicely rounded and the method of ordering unique. You pick the number of courses/plates you want and the order you want them in. The fresh artichoke, foie gras, and duck were all outstanding. For a special night, this is a treat.
To sum up my experience at Charleston in ...
To sum up my experience at Charleston in a word: exquisite. Charleston has been on my radar for quite some time, so I was thrilled when my boyfriend suggested we go as a special treat for my birthday. From our warm welcome and martinis at the bar (the Raz-putin has now topped my list of favorite drinks) to the very last bite of our mini dessert tray, everything was absolutely perfect. The staff at Charleston has everything down to a science. My boyfriend opted for four courses and I desperately wanted to, but was stuffed by the time I had finished my third; thankfully, our server was able to make the change before any food was fired. I did the wine pairing with my courses and appreciated the experience of trying different things I wouldn't normally... the pairings were all spot on. Though everything was delicious, my favorite of the courses was the sea scallop with cauliflower puree; my boyfriend raved about his red snapper. I can't wait to come back!
This was a great revisit to Charleston. ...
This was a great revisit to Charleston. The service and ambiance were as usual- just perfect. We have always loved the food and tonight it was- if possible-even better than usual. Everything was simply outstanding. And everyone on the staff was superlative.
I love this restaurant. The food, the se ...
I love this restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance are all top notch. It can stand up against any 5 star restaurant in the area from Virginia to DC to Philly. Staff are well trained and efficient. The food is fresh, innovative and pleasing. The dining room is well attended and managed with a professional yet welcoming touch. Nothing pretentious at all. This has been my go-to restaurant for special occasions and to feel special for 10 years. They never let me down. This is the restaurant that all upscale restaurants should strive to be. Forget The Inn at Little Washington, Michelin, Charleston deserves to be recognized.
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