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“Makin' Bacon”
Review of The Macintosh

The Macintosh
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Ranked #25 of 926 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ann Street
Cumming, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Makin' Bacon”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The MacIntosh is simply one of the finest restaurants I have visited during the past year. Executive chef Jeremiah Bacon’s menu is prodigious with creativity and the execution is sublime. His flavorful and adventurous dishes like grilled deckle with béarnaise, savory bone marrow bread pudding, grilled beef belly, sautéed scallops with Celeriac agnolotti, peas and Calamondin orange puree, sautéed golden tilefish and glazed confit pork shoulder provide a hint of the culinary oddities that are simply not to be believed, in both quality of presentation and taste. The wine list is very solid and our server, Colin, was on top of his game all night long. We shared every plate and enjoyed all thoroughly. Don't miss this one during your next trip to the culinary capital of the South.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Fish Overcooked”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Overall good but beef OK and fish overcooked. Starters best bet and service over the top. Must work on final prep of fish and not sure the beef was the part of the rib eye suggested.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding Upper King Restaurant”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Upper King in Charleston has a reputation of catering to 30s and younger, but this perception is not always true. We decide to venture outside our normal favorites and tried MacIntosh. We were extremely pleased with the food, service, and beverages and are adding it to our favorites list. My wife and I are dinners, not eaters, and our server, Rick, was excellent with the timing and presentation of our meal. We have the Kurios Farm Bib Lettuce salad and the Triggerfish, both of which I would place extremely high on our best ever list. The prices are equivalent to the top tier restaurants in Charleston and, although the atmosphere is not as eligant as some, we found it to be very pleasant and relaxing. Bottom line is that if you enjoy top tier food, you should try MacIntosh.

  • Visited March 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent & innovative food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We recommend the scallop appetizer - an awesome dish. The warm bread, duck breast and steak dish are also noteworthy.

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“Expensive price, Too informal”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I feel picky, but if you are going to set up shop on King Street in Charleston, you better bring your A-game. Things just didn't jive with me. Interior has an upscale bar feel, not fine dining. I'm all about smart casual, but what is it with jeans, especially at these prices. The wine list is over priced. Period! Picpoul by the glass. Someone knows wines, but the Rioja Crianza tastes like over extracted Cali wine. By the bottle was a rip. When i order an old world wine, give me a funkin old world wine. Dishwasher shirts on chefs in the kitchen. Blah blah blah! Inconsistencies through the night. Maybe I didn't get it. When we left, no one said good bye. That makes me feel used. Everybody could have done better. Food was solid and serious. Charcuterie plate was delish.(the head cheese was not head cheese, more like rillette still yummy)

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