Baltimore, MD 21202
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
We enjoyed a creative five course meal w ...
We enjoyed a creative five course meal with soup, salad, and several entrees. The lobster bisque was rich and delicious with large pieces of lobster. The proteins were infused with complex flavors that added to the enjoyment of the dishes. We had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Wolfe who stopped by our table prior to our dinner. What a charming, creative and interesting person. The dining experience was enjoyable, the ambiance delightful and the food was extraordinary. I can't wait to go back to the restaurant.
The Charleston continues to be the most ...
The Charleston continues to be the most extraordinary restaurant in all of Baltimore - if not one of the top restaurants in the entire country. Everything about it is so far and above anything else, it defies comparison. The only negative is the price tag...but, all in all, it seems worth the expense for such an outstanding experience. You just can't put a dollar figure on something that's so out of the ordinary! (And since it's always tough to get a reservation on a weekend, it's clearly a favorite of many who go there for such an experience.)
Absolutely superb! Charleston is the def ...
Absolutely superb! Charleston is the definition of fine dining. We were in awe and speechless with the food, wine selection and customer service. My husband and I are foodies and we could not find one thing wrong with the chef's selections or the ambience. Chef Wolf is a wonderful person and offers pabulum entrees that are suitable for various occasions. Overall, the Charleston is a 5 out of a 5, with that said treat yourself to an extraordinary date night, anniversary, birthday, or special occasion at the Charleston.
The restaurant was located near Inner Ha ...
The restaurant was located near Inner Harbor in a nice area of town. The service staff was pleasant and accommodating. We did have a bit of a delay at the end of the evening getting our check, but the service was good during the meal. They serve a fixed price tasting menu. The highlights of our meal started with the complimentary mushroom soup. The black truffle risotto was well worth the supplemental fee. The salmon tartar was okay, but I've had better. The same could be said for the salade verte, it was okay, but under dressed. The wild rockfish was the best rockfish dish that I've ever tasted. The grilled beef tenderloin was amazing as well. Overall, it was a great experience
As usual, Charleston delivered an incred ...
As usual, Charleston delivered an incredible culinary experience. Our server Will was outstanding and provided a series of recommendations that made this one of, if not the best, experience we've had there. Butternut squash soup with chorizo, mozzarella & fried green tomato salad, fried oysters, seared Turbo w/Lobster risotto, and beef short rib made for a delicious meal. No course disappointed and the wine pairings were excellent including a Gewurz that was selected for the soup course. Service was outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. Can't recommend Charleston enough and I remain puzzled why more people don't make the trip from DC to enjoy a restaurant that consistently outperforms the best that city has to offer. See you next December Charleston.
In what has become a tradition, our clos ...
In what has become a tradition, our close friend and we have dinner together at Charleston every Year at Christmas--great food, great wine and great service courtesy of our favorite chef and restauranteurs, Cindy Wolfe and Tony Foreman. We enjoy the now-established format, the exceptional wine list, and the outstandingly prepared variety of traditional and new dishes prepared in Chef Wolfe's impeccable style and taste. We always look forward to a return (which happens several times a year) but particularly to our annual Christmas dinner with friends.
Always impressed with Cindy's imaginatio ...
Always impressed with Cindy's imagination and execution of the exquisitely tasty and beautiful presentation dishes!
It was a pleasure eating in the dining room with many Ravens football players who were perfect gentlemen!!!
Truly elegant dining fit for a king and ...
Truly elegant dining fit for a king and queen. Very expensive but worth it, especially for special occasions. Each dish was incredibly thoughtful with multiple tastes. The amuse bouche of perfectly spiced lentil soup and a tiny roll was a perfect start to a memorable evening.
So, the food was original and wonderful ...
So, the food was original and wonderful but the best part --- the servers really made us feel welcome and cared for. There were several of them attending to our meal and in some restaurants that arrangement has seemed intrusive and overly fussy. Definitely not here. It was a perfect dining experience.
This was a wonderful choice for a specia ...
This was a wonderful choice for a special dinner meeting old friends. We traveled from Fl and they came from MN and met first for dinner. The venue was elegantly gorgeous, the food choices were absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable.. efficient but not disruptive. There is good reason for Charlestons reputation as Baltimore's best restaurant!
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!!
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