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.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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
This place was amazing. The food was out ...
This place was amazing. The food was out of this world. Some of the best I've ever had. The wait staff was very helpful and described everything and was friendly and available when I had questions, and you may have questions. The menu is not like your typical restaurant. Your order a 3, 4, 5 or 6 course meal and then pic your courses. They change nightly depending on what's available and fresh. There are some exotic selections available for the adventurous. I had sweet bread and loved it (Google it).
You can also order a wine sampler with your meal. The wines were great, but it was too much alcohol for us.
The wait staff is out of this world. Helpful, without being a burden. They were there when you needed them and disappeared when not needed.
We ordered a 5 course meal and it was way too much food. I think most average people would be more than happy with 3 or 4 courses. And remember, it comes with desert as well.
Anyway, my wife and I really loved it and if we find ourselves in Baltimore again, we'll try to hit this place up.
Another great meal at the Charleston. t ...
Another great meal at the Charleston. the food was amazing as usual. Loved the cauliflower soup. Had many of our favorites such as the lobster curry soup and the shrimp and grits as well as some new dishes of rabbit and halibut cheeks. Our favorite place to go for a special occasion.
My boyfriend and I went to Charleston fo ...
My boyfriend and I went to Charleston for an early Valentine's dinner and had a wonderful time. The service was fantastic as everyone we interacted with was friendly, laid back, and professional. The food was extraordinary. You can't go wrong coming here for a wonderful date night.
Another outstanding meal at Charleston. ...
Another outstanding meal at Charleston. As usual Cindy stopped by the table to greet us. It's the first time we sat in the back room that is more clubby. Four of us had a spectacular time with phenomenal service, wine service, and an outstanding meal.
An absolutely marvelous menu and profess ...
An absolutely marvelous menu and professional service. The perfect place for a relaxing or special dinner. Extensive wine menu and an extremely knowledgeable sommelier. The food is beautifully prepared and perfectly presented. The wait staff is knowledgeable and always available, but they do not hover. Attention to detail makes a visit here the perfect evening. Not inexpensive, but well-worth the price for that special occasion.
Being from Charleston, SC, a national fo ...
Being from Charleston, SC, a national food destination full of James Beard winners and 4 diamond accolades, our expectations were very high. Charleston Restaurant delivers in spades. The food was delicious and well balanced. The portion size was what one would expect from a tasting menu without being skimpy. And, the service! The service was beyond reproach from the bar to the dinner table. They strive to be sure you have EXACTLY what you "want and need" when you "want and need" it. Further, they want to be sure you LOVE every bit of food and drink you consume. I ordered a cocktail that was not to my liking - my own fault for not paying attention to the full list of ingredients. The bartender offered to make it again without the offending ingredient. Even then, it wasn't my favorite. I said nothing and took it to the table where I asked for it to be removed when my wine arrived. The wait staff was concerned over why I didn't consume it and removed it from the bill. I didn't expect this. Afterall, it was my choice to order the cockail and nothing was wrong with it except my taste buds. But, the staff is so concerned with perfection -- in presentation, taste, and experience -- that they refused to allow me to pay for it. Service like that does not go unnoticed. Also, the chef was attentive to staff and patrons as she made the rounds to ensure everyone was pleased with their orders. One last note: I loved the concept of offering all items for your choice of 3,4,5, or 6 courses. Not having to choose one from each category was brilliant! Each of us was able to gear our meal towards lighter or heavier fare as to our individuatl preferences. I would love to see more tasting menus evolve into this method.
Our waiter was very well versed in knowi ...
Our waiter was very well versed in knowing the wines at Charleston and knowing the menu for suggestions. The service was excellent and the food hit a home run from beginning to end. Pricey but well worth every dollar spent.
Had to be at John's Hopkins next day. So ...
Had to be at John's Hopkins next day. So much better than our greatest hopes. Our waiter was helpful and attentive without being a bother. He made excellent suggestions for our tasting menu. The Fois Gras was to die for. The chef was creative and superb. Still dreaming and talking about it being the best restaurant in the area. Can't wait to go back again.
Talk about a food experience. This by f ...
Talk about a food experience. This by far was the absolute best meal I have ever had in my life. I went here on a date with my boyfriend and both of us could not stop raving about the food, the wine, and the service. We chose to do the pairings with the wine and it took the food to absolute next level. We already said we are saving our money for the next time we can go back. Cindy Wolf is an absolute genius. Recommend hands down.
We went to celebrate our recent engageme ...
We went to celebrate our recent engagement and were absolutely WOWED by the food, ambiance, and entire experience. One of the best meals of my life. It is very pricey, but we knew that going in. Charleston is not a place we would go without a special occasion on the books, but it was worth every penny and made our night very special.
It was a lovely dining experience. Our w ...
It was a lovely dining experience. Our waiter was very attentive. We chose the prix fixe with wine pairing. There was no problem when I requested a different pairing for the Lobster Bisque because I did not like Port, which was served. The soup was magnificent, with various flavors throughout the dish. This was the first place that I've ever seen bring a complimentary glass of champagne at the end of the meal in honor of my birthday, rather than a dessert. It is pricey, but you are paying for a James Beard finalist and it's worth it for a special occasion!
The restaurant definitely served up tast ...
The restaurant definitely served up tasty food but the ambiance was stuffy. This was exacerbated by the underwhelming service as it did not meet the fine dining experience the owner was aiming for. The complimentary macarons and candies should have stayed in the kitchen.
Bordering on pretentious with over exagg ...
Bordering on pretentious with over exaggerated service and minimal ambience. Super expensive with a. Limited wine list. Wine more expensive than the meal With heavy emphasis on French wines. Not the most creative dialogue.
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