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Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
+1 410-332-7373
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster soup” (64 reviews)
“foie gras” (56 reviews)
“tasting menu” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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Reviewed yesterday

After our wonderful dining experience, on our anniversary, we can think of no reason not to travel back to Baltimore just to enjoy another dinner. From the moment we walked in we were treated with manners, elegance, and made to feel we were the most...More

Thank h2oworks2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sitting at the bar as a walk-in visiting Baltimore on business was still an outstanding experience due to the friendly and helpful hostess (Kara), and the bartender who is friendly and knowledgable about the food and the area. Don’t miss the crispy soft-shell crab and...More

Thank Neal N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Charleston never never lets you down the food and drink is always the best!! Another great family celebration thank you Charleston!!!!!

Thank Franklin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the hands down best restaurant in Baltimore. The quality of the menu is matched by the elegance of the setting combined with impeccable service.

Thank jgearha2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charleston remains my favorite Baltimore restaurant. We went there last week for our anniversaries with my sister and brother in law. I had three dishes plus dessert. The crab cakes and the shrimp and grits were outstanding. My brother in law and I both had...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary here six months ago in January. We have been to many renowned restaurants, both in the US and abroad, and have YET to find a comparable establishment. We got the 5 course meal with the wine pairings,...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the restaurant of restaurants. Service is excellent. Ambiance is wonderful. Food is a phenomenal experience. Cindy Wolfe is an amazing and talented chef. The menu includes something for everyone.

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

Elizabeth, thank you so much for your lovely review, your compliments are wonderful to hear. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of rave reviews about this restaurant so had to experience for ourselves. Easy stroll from The Four Seasons along the waterfront. Don't be fooled by unassuming exterior,prepare to be impressed! Had our choice of rooms and chose the one by waterfront. Extensive wine list...More

Thank aurevoir16805
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 of Charleston, we look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very classy & high quality great chef with fine wine comparable to nyc. Expensive but worth it Excellent

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

Thank you, John, for joining us and for your wonderful review. We hope to host you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique establishment. The attention to detail. The attention to superb service. A menu where one selects by the course and by the number of courses with it without selected wines. Everything outstanding. Wines outstanding. This is Ms Wolf’s signature establishment and the...More

Thank jnbell44
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for joining us at Charleston and for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. Your compliments to our service staff and to chef Cindy Wolf's cooking are wonderful to hear. We look forward to hosting you again!

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Questions & Answers
11 May 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
No. More formal attire required.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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