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Charleston Restaurant

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Little Italy
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1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631 (Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building))
+1 410-332-7373
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few restaurants anywhere can deliver the total experience as the Charleston. Yes it is expensive, but the quality of the food and professionalism of the staff makes it that go to for a really SPECIAL occasion. We were extremely happy with our experience, and it may be a few years, but we will always want to come back.

Thank Keith D
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this restaurant is comparable to some of the best restaurants in New York City. It is very pricey, so forget about bringing your family (it's far too sophisticated for children and it's not fair to disrupt the couples who want a pleasant evening without children). It definitely is for that special evening or for the business set (where the... More 

Thank Carol S
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrogant, overpriced and past its prime. Used to be a popular one with critics and phony sophisticates. Now real competition has developed in the area offering a more comfortable, sincere experience

Thank Cynthia R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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256 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten in some of the best Resturants in my travels to 67 countries and all major American cities. The small dish menu is outstanding but beware the three dish offer is more than filling. And as an extra kicker you have a choice of some delicious desserts. The small dish offers total at least twenty choices plus the... More 

Thank Dudley H
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a business dinner here recently and WOW. The table had a 4-course chef's tasting menu, with 4 bottle of wine (2 red, 2 white). First, an amazing lobster curry bisque, then a very nich tuna tartar, then an outstanding rockfish, perfectly sauced with caramelized mushrooms, and a beef tenderloin perfectly done. Dessert (included) was a chocolate mousse tarte with... More 

Thank tankr
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had dinner at Charleston 4 times in the past year and many other times but much less frequently on special occasions. Cindy Wolfe has progressed from good chef to great chef and now to great chef and superior leader. The standards for service, wine and the food at Charleston are very high and absolutely consistent. Dishes are beautifully... More 

Thank 70yearsRay
Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a bit early for our dinner so started the evening in the bar. The sun was just beginning to go down and the view of the harbor was stunning on a beautiful evening. It would have been lovely to have had dinner there but we moved into one of the smaller dining areas. Our service was impeccable and... More 

Thank Jane S
Springfield, Illinois
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817 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Cindy Wolf remains at the top of her game creating New American cousine. I had the 3 course menu for $79 with the Fresh Artichoke Soup, Pan-Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Pan-Roasted Hudson Valley Magret of Duck. In my opinion is Baltimore's best restaurant with its No. 1 ratings for Food, Decor and Service; with no detail going... More 

Thank Clevlander
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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247 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Chef Wolf’s kitchen must be the cleanest place on Earth. Although every dish was prepared and assembled and delivered to the table flawlessly, the actual raw ingredients had been scrubbed so clean, as to render them lost of the essence that makes them what they are. For example, the Foie Gras, when tasted alone, had a perfect texture, perfectly flash... More 

Thank differentname
Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Knowledgable staff. Extensive wine list. Best restaurant in Baltimore.

1 Thank Lois F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?