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Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
+1 410-332-7373
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster soup” (56 reviews)
“foie gras” (51 reviews)
“tasting menu” (34 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Local food, local restaurant, and not a "trendy place". You want top quality - this is as close as Baltimore has gotten to 5 stars in food/service/drinks/experience. I've been many times and never failed to leave completely satisfied. Food may not always be to everyone's...More

Thank MDTravelbmore
Reviewed 3 days ago

The difference between true five-star restaurants and all the rest is they always rise to the occasion. And Charleston did exactly that on our recent visit. We arrived quite early for our 9:00 pm reservation after a long day at the Preakness and were quite...More

Thank imafloridacracker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found the cost ridiculous, almost embarrassing ... spend about $300.00 for a mall for 2. Everything was excellent, although portions were small. Presentation was lovely. Have been to other restaurants with nicer ambiance. Certainly with going once.

Thank ravensguy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to stay a while. Individualized attention. This is no chain-type restaurant experience. Each dish is prepared exquisitely and oh so yummy. A very special place to go.

Thank shktenn
Reviewed 5 days ago

You must go to this very special restaurant. A real gem. The food and service are outstanding. II is hard to find restaurants of this quality and this was one of the best.

Thank uthemanpiperarcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven’t been back to this excellent restaurant for several years and I should kick myself. The setting is first rate - many tables have a Baltimore Harbor view. The service is always first rate - friendly and inviting. Most importantly the executive chef, Cindy...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With high expectations we visited and enjoyed a four course selection from their extensive menu. Greeted graciously and without pretense, we sat at a lovely table with spacing between diners that kept distractions away. Back pillows were offered and tucked in comfortably. Rolls were of...More

Thank Dancing2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the flawless service, to the great menu, to the super high quality food and wine, this was the best meal and selection of food items I have ever experienced. As I think back on other fine dinners this past year in Paris, Florence, Rome,...More

Thank unclebabe2001
Reviewed April 18, 2017

If you are looking for an excellent dining experience and money is no object.. Charleston is your place! Everything from the service, decor, ambience, cocktails, suggested wine pairings and of course fabulous food is perfect!

Thank komo5
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant last minute while spending the weekend in Baltimore. The service was excellent and the food was even better. We would travel to Baltimore just to dine at this exquisite restaurant.

Thank ilovemysandyfeet
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Camille A
How close is this restaurant to the Royal Sonesta hotel?
May 7, 2017|
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Response from 70yearsRay | Reviewed this property |
The answers are all generally correct. Depending on the weather, your energy level, comfy shoes, and a good concierge, a walk using some elevated walkways is just a bit over a mile (23 minutes estimated). There is a ferry... More
I am searching for a venue for a Family Group of 25-30, with easy parking and a private room.
December 1, 2016|
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Response from ForemanWolf | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you, for your inquiry. We absolutely have private rooms to accommodate your party size. We have complimentary valet available as well. Please contact our private dining manager directly. She would be more than... More
Carolyn B
Can a single dinner be accommodated for the tasting menu at the bar or in the restaurant since reservations not allowed on open table for one?
October 5, 2016|
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Response from Jason F | Reviewed this property |
You can get the full dinner at the bar. We usually sit at the bar and get drinks and their unbelievable lobster bisque.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 410-332-7373
  • E-mail