Charleston

4.9
3552 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf's Charleston is located on the waterfront in the burgeoning Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Cindy Wolf is a seven-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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Regional American (Low Country)
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 332-7373
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Cindy Wolf
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Cross Street
Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
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Parking Details
Valet parking is complimentary.
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Public Transit
Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing experience celebrating our anniversary at Charleston. Staff are super attentive and food/wine is incredible.

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TD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal ever

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FP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant! We will go back.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!
A MUST FOR ONE AND ALL in BALTIMORE!

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OT
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Highly recommended from start to finish.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable, as usual. Great variety of choices. Very pleasant staff. I like the wine pairings.

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PO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was rather bland throughout 4 courses. Nothing really special. Could hear all the conversations around us which was distracting. Excellent service provided by Jocylene.

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GD
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charleston is one of the best in the country! It’s a unique spot and a great, memorable, place to celebrate special occasions. While it’s not inexpensive, you get what you pay for - excellent cuisine, service, and wine list. Moreover, it’s a beautiful setting.

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CW
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect as always service was exceptional as was the food

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to The Charleston many times and this may have been our best meal yet. We chose a 6 course meal with wine pairings and let the chef and sommelier chose all courses except we wanted one fois gras course and one beef course. They simply knocked this out of the park. Each course and wine pairing was simply delicious.

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a
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us, who have fall birthdays, agreed to celebrate by dining at the most exquisite restaurant in Baltimore. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the rabbit, the venison, the sweetbreads, the chef's special pasta, the unbelievably rich and velvety lobster bisque, the lamb, the rockfish, and more, which we shared with one another. It was a totally delightful evening, savoring each dish. Chef's presentations and culinary skills produced a magical evening with friends. The service was attentive and likewise exquisite.
Yes, we all are huge fans and will happily return in the future.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

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KB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service are fantastic but the prices don’t reflect the food. It is very over priced for what you get.

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AW
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing experience. Service was exceptional. Very pleased with this dining experience.

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l
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable, restaurant is beautiful and food was very good.

We had the 3 course meal , I would have had the paired wines but for an extra $56 for only 3 3oz pours I opted for a glass of malbec ($19 for a 6 oz pour - excellent wine). We enjoyed our dinner, from the amuse bouche of mushroom soup and a gruyere puff, then appetizers of lobster bisque (very good, except lobster was not cooked through and my friend does not eat raw anything, so I ate it), salmon tartare (ok, a little bland), we both had the watermelon salad (very good), she had the lamb (excellent) and I the duck magret (excellent). Desserts were very good.

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food was average. Wine pairings were bad. Had high hope reading All the glowing reviews but we spent 160.00 for 2 people. Only standout was the lobster soup. Overall we were underwhelmed and disappointed.

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C
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best restaurant I’ve ever dined at with superb personal service. Felt like I was getting the service of a lifetime with all employees waiting on my every need. Seemed like perfect choreography as food was discussed and presented. From the matre de as we entered to the final course, nothing went amiss. I’d highly recommend if you would like to experience the best and get a real treat.

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LO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fabulous time. Felt pampered the entire visit.

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AK
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you to Josh and entire team for a wonderful evening!

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MN
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the lobster soup, oysters, scallops and duck. All were phenomenal. Service could not have been better and wines were paired extremely well

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H
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Once again a tremendous experience at Charleston! The menu had many new items ( it was 25 options long), all of which were wonderfully executed.
We brought friends who hadn’t been there for several years and it was like a totally new and wonderful experience for them.
As usual, the staff were very kind and knowledgeable. Which was helpful as some in our party struggled with a preparation using jalapeño oil, only to be informed by the staff that chef made the oil with no seeds. It had no spicy heat, just a wonderful flavor!
It is a joy to have such a great restaurant in Baltimore.

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EK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dined at Charleston with my husband for a Saturday night out with no kids. The food was wonderful. We especially like the wine pairings.

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OF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service all EXCELLENT; very congenial staff

some of the other customers a bit weird (drunk, stoned?, heavy on the plastic surgery)

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S
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal at Charleston met all our expectations and more. Down to the amuse bouche, a small cup of lentil soup with an accompanying gougere, every course was delicious and beautifully presented. It may seem an incidental thing but even the china used was gorgeous. We do not go to Charleston often, to us it is a such special place and we want it to retain that sense of being the place to celebrate important events. Now to think of the next "important event"!

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RP
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have enjoyed Cindy and Tony's hospitality for 20+ years and they never disappoint. You always feel like Chef is cooking just for you and her 2, 3, or 4 course (plus always dessert) menu choices make dinning always a special occasion. Tony's unsurpassed wine list offer hard to find gems that highlight a fantastic evening. And if you want to be "completely taken care off", select the wine pairings with each of your courses.

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JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was delicious. Expensive and fancy, worth it's reputation as Baltimore's best restaurant. You choose from 3, 5, 7 courses. We got 3 for the 2 of is and shared everything and it was plenty. They saw that we had reservations at Bar Vasquez- their sister restaurant- the nest night so they comped us 2 glasses of Port at the end of the night. Super nice.

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C
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was probably our favourite anniversary dinner venue of all time. Top rate! Expensive, yes, but worth every penny! Lovely menu with chef inspired cuisine featuring small plate portions to allow tasting lots of choices. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Wine recommendations were very good. Desserts were delicious. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good, but not amazing overall given the price point.

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RK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary and were very happy with the entire evening. The wait staff, especially our waitress, Jocelyn, were very welcoming and accommodating throughout the evening. The food and wine pairings were excellent. It was a totally enjoyable evening to remember.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every moment at Charleston. From the free Valet parking to each and every wait staff member - we felt pampered and special. Service goes above and beyond to accommodate every need and want. The food was impeccable (and we are picky foodies). If you are looking to impress someone or enjoy a special occasion this is the place to go!

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. Will definetly come back. The Sommelier, Lina, was AMAZING!!!

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TA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The Perfect Manhattan wasn’t. They implied that the cheese course was included in the prix fix, it wasn’t- $8.00 per choice. Very expensive for an ok meal.

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Traveling on business and decided to check this place out based on reviews. All I have to say is that this place is absolutely amazing. Probably the best meal I have ever had! 😀

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our company attends the Natural Products show at the Baltimore Convention Center each year and our group looks forward to our dinner at Charleston every year. It is my favorite restaurant ever and Chef Cindy Wolf and her team are amazing. When you go to Baltimore you must dine at Charleston. It is a wonderful culinary experience.

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DP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fixed price menu where you pick from the entire menu selection for each course. Everything was prepared exquisitely. Excellent.

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V
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An extraordinary experience from beginning to end. The valet parking was painless, the service and ambience were impeccable, and the food and wine pairings were Michelin-level extraordinary. The Inn at Little Washington remains our favorite out-of-body dining experience, but Charleston is not just a very, very close second; but is at least two hours nearer to our home in Anne Arundel County. We'll absolutely be back!

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DL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charleston is the best restaurant in Baltimore in my opinion. Very expensive but worth it. My wife and I came here for the first time last year and have been back several times since then. All of the food is top notch, I would listen to any staff recommendations because a lot of my favorite dishes were items I would not gravitate toward had it not been brought up. Must get the lobster soup if it’s your first time and if they’re available try the duck with foi gras and the sable tart

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Charleston for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing. We tried to do the 6 course tasting menu but the portion sizes were substantial, so we had to change it to 4 course. All tasting menus include a dessert. Lobster soup was by far my favorite thing on the menu but everything was delicious. The fois Gras was really good as well but the duck was a little tough. Next time we will do only 3-4 courses. Service was impeccable.

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KS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating milestone birthdays and enjoyed the 5 course dinner with wine pairings. What a perfect way to celebrate! Definitely worth the cost for such a special experience.

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C
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food was hit (buffalo tenderloin, grilled quail) or miss (crab cake, shrimp & grits). The lobster soup was amazing! The chocolate pot de creme was a delightful way to end the meal. Request a seat near the open kitchen to watch the carefully choreographed action.

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