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Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
+1 410-332-7373
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster soup” (56 reviews)
“foie gras” (51 reviews)
“tasting menu” (34 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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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...More

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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...More

2  Thank groupert
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...More

3  Thank stanleyhome
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...More

2  Thank innayis
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...More

Thank HotelLover77
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...More

Thank princess3182
Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Adrian F
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,...More

1  Thank ebbedfawn
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Charleston is undoubtedly a true haute-cuisine establishment excelling in the art of fine dining in all its aspects. Chef Cindy Wolf is doing an amazing job in creating culinary masterpieces that look and taste equally superbe. The restaurant unequivocally deserves full five stars, for every...More

Reviewed November 5, 2014

Every bite was exquisite. Dining room was elegant. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Pacing of the meal was prompt but unrushed. Wine list was interesting. This is the finest meal that I've eaten in recent memory. The food was simply wonderful -- fresh ingredients, prepared...More

1  Thank aeflow
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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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