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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster soup” (67 reviews)
“foie gras” (57 reviews)
“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't live in Baltimore, but each time we return, we must always have an evening at Charleston. We've now been here three times, over the course of say 10 years (last one 3 years ago) and the consistently high quality in food, wine pairing...More

Thank DNARNA2014
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for returning over the years and for your detailed and eloquent review of Charleston. Your compliments to chef Wolf's cooking and to our service staff are truly wonderful to hear. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upscale food service and atmosphere. Prices are high, but you get what you pay for in the food and service. Great steaks, and excellent wine list to go with.

Thank PaulS379
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Paul, for joining us and for your review of Charleston. We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beloved Chef Cindy Wolf is a local treasure. And Charleston is her signature restaurant. A "must visit" if you find yourself in Baltimore. No reservation? No problem. Pop in spontaneously and take a seat in the beautiful, sexy bar area. Full menu is available and...More

Thank Daytripper56
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the rave review! And for reminding folks about our bar and lounge area. It's the perfect spot for an impromptu treat yourself meal :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere. Feel pampered without staff being intrusive . Food is incredible, beautiful to look at and even better to eat.

Thank Safari139365
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your lovely testament to what we try to achieve for all our guests.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful. We sat at the bar on a Tuesday night and the service was wonderful. Tasting menu was perfect, we could pick any combination that we wanted. And for fine dining the prices were very reasonable as well. Very knowledgeable bartender. I...More

Thank Clint M
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. Your compliments to our service staff are wonderful to hear. We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Cynthia Wolf is unsung hero of fresh, local, But elevated cuisine. Menu is new every day, and each time my travels take me to Baltimore I make it a Point to visit Charleston. The service is impeccable old school, with everything attended to, but...More

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

Thank you so much, Jane, for joining us and for your beautifully-written recommendation of Charleston and endorsement of Chef Cindy Wolf. Feel free to write the James Beard Foundation and let them know what you think as well ;)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elegant club like feel of the décor sets the tone for Cindy Wolf's magnificent cuisine. The open kitchen is a show unto itself and the creative menu offers a delightful area of continental cuisine predicated on local and seasonal ingredients. Sensible portions allow for...More

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

Thank you so much for your generous review of Charleston. Your compliments are truly wonderful to hear.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Dining at Charleston is just that, dining, at its finest. The menu is truly a wonder, with the freedom to experience it as you wish. The pairings were perfect. An experience not to be missed.

Thank Leslie B
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you, Leslie for your review. Very well put... "with the freedom to experience it as you wish..." We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

AMAZING EXPERIENCE - simply wonderful! We went to celebrate my son's birthday and this restaurant was definitely the best choice. FANTASTIC attention to our needs, service, exquisite food! It was my son's birthday and they didn't have the drink he wanted so the maitre D...More

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Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your son's birthday with us and for taking the time leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. We're honored to host special occasions such as these and truly appreciate your compliments.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This elegant large restaurant has several dining rooms so we could choose on arrival where to sit. We had 3 courses from the menu - plus the dessert which is part of the menu in any case - which was more then enough for us....More

Thank Prizzis
Will N, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your lovely review of Charleston. We're so pleased to hear you took full advantage of our menu and wine list. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Woodylim
11 May 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
No. More formal attire required.
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Woodylim
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.
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duffy1121
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$400 at least
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
Meals
Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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