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
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.
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.
We were in Baltimore for a medical meeti ...
We were in Baltimore for a medical meeting and tried all the restaurants we had read about or were told to try. Charleston was the best, which was not a surprise as I can usually trust Forbe's and they had awarded it four stars. It was excellent from start to finish and we had some really outstanding wines! We will go back any time we come to Baltimore!
This is a very good to excellent restaur ...
This is a very good to excellent restaurant. The service is professional, attentive to all details, knowledgeable and friendly without being obtrusive. Without diminishing the food and the setting, good service is the bright point of the restaurant. Chef Cindy Wolf has developed an outstanding fusion of French and Southern cuisines carrying an explosions of color, aromas and flavors. Well served and nicely prepared. I particularly liked the idea of the fixed price menu from three to six courses. This gives flexibility of choices and number of dishes you order, from the satisfying three courses to the big six courses meal depending on your appetite and personal preferences. The wine list is extensive but the wine director was very helpful in selecting a bottle of the kind and price we wanted. Wines are on the expensive side but there are few good bottles under $100. The décor is sober and elegant. Good for an intimate dinner or for business entertainment. Overall a superb restaurant that I plan to visit again.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our re ...
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Charleston. The quality of the food and service was second to none. The recommended wine pairings perfectly complemented the associated menu item.
Overall we would award Charleston 5 stars.
A special place for a birthday celebrati ...
A special place for a birthday celebration. The range of food choices is impressive. We are never disappointed with any choice. The sweetbreads were exquisitely prepared, the loin of rabbit with mac & cheese was a culinary delight, imagine! The pureed squash soup with andouille sausage, was subtly smoky and delicious.
Will, our server was attentive yet not at all hovering. A delightful evening.
Took my wife here for our first annivers ...
Took my wife here for our first anniversary. The setting and overall layout of the restaurant is intimate, very suitable for special occasions. The kitchen is open so that you can watch your food be prepared. Beginning with beverages: the wine list is EXTENSIVE and can be a bit pricey. I guess if you're out for a special dinner, you're probably not overly concerned, but some of these items are in the thousands. Sticker shock to me but a wide selection for connoisseurs. Onto the food: there is a wide range of options and everything was excellent. I will say this: I know this is a high-quality restaurant and you're paying more for that and the overall experience, but I felt like the portions were a little small for the price. I've been to Oceannaire and many steakhouses, spent about the same amount of money, and got a deal more in terms of quantity of food (and similar quality). If I'm paying a $200-$300 for a dinner, I want to feel like I got enough for my money. Dessert was equally good with a wide array of cheeses and a few options for those with a sweet tooth.
Overall, I give it a 4/5, with the only knock being the quantity of food. But that could just be a personal preference. Either way, you can't go wrong for a special occasion.
20th Anniversary dinner....Absolutely th ...
20th Anniversary dinner....Absolutely the finest multi-course meal my wife and I have ever had. Ever single morsel, from the appetizer, to the salad, to the main courses were an exquisite delight to the taste buds. Atmosphere was upscale without being pretentious. Service was impeccable and about as close to perfect as you could ask. Champagne was chilled and waiting when we arrived as requested. We may just come back to celebrate... "Tuesday," just as an excuse to return soon. Best of Baltimore without a doubt. Our compliments to the Chef and Staff. Fantastic!
It was our first time at the Charleston ...
It was our first time at the Charleston and it won't be the last! From start to finish everything was delicious. We were treated wonderfully and everyone was kind. We were there celebrating my birthday and every person that we encountered wished me a happy birthday.
We had a great first experience at Charl ...
We had a great first experience at Charleston. When you want to treat someone special to the most sophisticated dinning experience go to Charleston! I made the reservation online and wrote that it was our wedding anniversary and when we arrived we were greeted and wished a happy anniversary. Best romantic dinning experience EVER!
We will definitely be back!
While at a business meeting, went to din ...
While at a business meeting, went to dinner at Charleston to celebrate my birthday. It was awesome from the moment we walked in to the time we left. While it is not inexpensive, it was worth every penny for the service and the quality of the food. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. I would definitely go back if I am ever back in Baltimore
What a lovely special occasion evening a ...
What a lovely special occasion evening at Charleston--we were welcomed nicely as we walked through the door, and that special feeling lasted all night. Delicious and inventive food--we especially loved the wine pairing. And I have allergies and the server/chef were helpful and conscious of making sure I could relax and enjoy my meal. Don't skip the cheese cart! Highly recommended!!
Decided to go with four courses, it was ...
Decided to go with four courses, it was just enough. Great selection, even managed to work in a salad without regret! Will definitely go back and try four different selections because I'm convinced everything is delicious and worth trying. Kudos to the chef and her team!!!!
The experience at Charleston was top not ...
The experience at Charleston was top notch from beginning to end. Carmen was wonderfully knowledgeable and responsive. We closed the restaurant, and the maître d' was not only present, but there to walk us out while inviting us back. The next time we are in Baltimore (from NYC), this is our only choice for dinner.
We had booked well in advance to celebra ...
We had booked well in advance to celebrate our 42nd anniversary while in Baltimore. We were NOT disappointed. The menu was fantastic with a variety of both traditional and creative selections. Our favorites were the cornmeal fried oysters and the foie gras. The service was excellent as all staff were very attentive. Chef even visited the table.
From the point at which you enter the re ...
From the point at which you enter the restaurant, you know it's a special place. The greeting, the conversation with the staff, being led to your table. The attention from the wait-staff. An incredible menu, complimented by the wine pairings, followed by the best Stilton i ever tasted and then dessert. Having Cindy Wolf stop by the table to chat and check on the experience.
The Rack of Lamb Chop was the best thing I ever ate....except their Foie Gras. I could only use one word to describe it. Exquisite. Both were perfectly prepared, delicious and complimented by perfect pairings and accouterments.
I cannot sing the praises of the staff too loudly. The balance between attentive and withdrawn, they know their craft.
Unbelievable meal, and we're looking forward to the next time!
We were in town from Wisconsin. We have ...
We were in town from Wisconsin. We have eaten at some really excellent restaurants in the country, but this is the best we've ever had. Everything was AMAZING! It was worth the money and we are so glad we had this experience. The only negative is that I would say the dress is a little more dressy than business casual. We felt under dressed and a little uncomfortable, but the food more than made up for it!
Food is still outstanding as ever. Found ...
Food is still outstanding as ever. Found the service somewhat off. Long time before we got our drink orders and then our food orders. Also, we were not served our amuse bouche . I think it was an oversight that hasn't happened to us before.
I was in Baltimore for business and I me ...
I was in Baltimore for business and I meet a friend for dinner. I found them on Open Table as a top rated restaurant in the area. They far exceeded my expectations, I had the waitress chose my courses. The chef even stopped at our table to say hello. (probable because I ate the whole shrimp)
Unsatisfactory service. Not engaging wi ...
Unsatisfactory service. Not engaging with her descriptions of the food, accent hard to understand, we had to work so hard to understand her. Poor knowledge of wine. She did not describe the format of the menu. A lot of money for so so food but the presentation was beautiful.
Charleston is the go to place for a spec ...
Charleston is the go to place for a special occasion. We've went here for our anniversary several times over the past 15 years and Cindy Wolf really keeps up with the times.
Service I noticed is not like before but it's fine. Food is excellent.
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