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Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Little Italy)
(410) 332-7373
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Ranked #1 of 1,803 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $150
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Exeter Street (in the Thomson Prometric Building)
Transit: Next to Harbor East Marina, close to water taxi stops.
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English first
New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Food, wine, service, and ambiance, all were outstanding. The dishes that the chef selected for us (we tried their five course fixed price menu) were innovative and each provided a new taste experience. Wines were a bit pricey, but the attentive and friendly service made up for it!

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A superb restaurant. Not to be missed. This is an elegant but not snobbish establishment. Guests are made to feel very welcome, and the service is impeccable without being intrusive. Deep carpets and generously spaced tables means that the experience is quiet and intimate, and leisurely. We were there for over three hours, and the evening flew. The food, as... More 

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Baltimore MD
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a wonderful special birthday dinner here -- the food is just phenomenal, and I love the menu structure (about 23 dishes, of which you can choose any 3, 4, 5, or 6, plus an optional wine pairing). Many restaurants with a tasting-menu structure will insist that you all order the same number of courses, but Charleston is extremely... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service was superb. You feel like you are the only ones dining there- the attention is there when you want it, and the privacy to enjoy your meal is respected. The menu is a prix fix- with options on how many courses you choose dictating the cost. They start you with a little cup of soup, and it is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We decided to splurge and take my in-laws out to the Charleston for Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I called several weeks ahead to make a reservation and to talk with the host about arranging for the best table, I was unhappy that we were seated at a table that appeared to be awkwardly added into a main walkway from the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Last night was our first visit to Charleston, our experience has been a marvelous one. We could not believe the excellence at all levels. The culinary aspect was breathtaking. This restaurant is above 2 Michelin stars ! Everything was cooked to perfection while at the same time the culinary creations of all dishes demonstrated artistic creativity and impeccable presentation that... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

On Saturday night I had my first dinner at the Charleston Restaurant in Baltimore. I was visiting for a conference and based on the good reviews, decided to eat here. To my complete surprise, this turned out to be the VERY best restaurant I have eaten at in years. Yes - I know it has good reviews - but so... More 

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Timonium, MD
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There is a reason that Charleston is the #1 restaurant in Baltimore. Cindy Wolfe has absolutely earned all of the hype attached to this gem. I've been dying to try this place out for years and finally made it happen. From the first to the fifth course, everything was amazing. The sommelier was knowledgable and enjoyed taking time to help... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This formal restaurant does an excellent rendition of French cuisine with some hints of Deep South. Thus, steak tartare coexists with cornmeal batter fried oysters. Grilled quail over lemon risotto was great as was the grilled lamb brushed with pomegranate molasses. As one should expect at this price point (but one is often disappointed) this restaurant provides great cheese and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he was BLOWN AWAY. It was a surprise and he was a little upset that I didn't tell him to dress up fancier so when he got there, he was a little miffed with me. However, as soon as we were sat, it was impossible for him to stay annoyed. Phew!... More 

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Additional Information about Charleston Restaurant

Address: 1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: (410) 332-7373
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 150
Cuisine: American, French

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