Charleston Grill

A private club for all Lowcountry cuisine lovers
VERIFIED LUXURY

Situated within the elegant Belmond Charleston Place hotel, Charleston Grill is arguably one of the best restaurants in the Holy City. Step through the stained-glass French doors into a comfortably chic dining room room lined with dark wood-paneled walls and marble floors. The live jazz that permeated the venue seven days a week adds to the classy, Old World atmosphere. 

Helmed by Alabama-born chef Michelle Weaver, the kitchen churns out Southern plates with an international flair. Classic dishes like crab cakes and tomato tarts speak to the restaurant's Charleston roots, while global fare such as south Indian fish with pudina chutney, and ahi tuna aguachile show off the skills of this talented team. 

Whether you choose to linger over a multi-course meal in the elegant dining room or to nibble on flavorful bites at the bar, a meal at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant will have you coming back for more. 

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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Whether you sit outside and enjoy the perfect Charleston weather or dine inside the beautiful restaurant, your dinner at Charleston Grill will be a flawless combination of sophistication and comfort.
  • As one of the best restaurants in town, Charleston Grill attracts locals and visitors alike for its fabulous food, amazing atmosphere and jovial jazz.
  • Chef Michelle Weaver takes local delicacies to innovative new heights with a heavenly mix of delightful dishes divided into four categories — social and shared, roots and stems, waves and marsh, and field and pasture. 
  • Boasting a list of more than 1,300 bottles, Charleston Grill is sure to have a wine to suit your tastes. Two sommeliers are on staff to help you find the perfect sip.
  • A comfortable lounge makes for the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap. The well stocked bar and a menu of light bites ensures that you can linger long into the evening.
Things to Know
  • If you want a sampling of the delicious Lowcountry fare served up at Charleston Grill, you'll have to mosey on down King Street during the dinner hours. Dinner reservations are available seven nights a week from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
  • With live jazz filling the dining room seven nights a week, you can expect this Four-Star restaurant to be busy no matter what day you choose to dine here.
  • In a town that is the epitome of Southern grace, the dress code for Charleston Grill follows suit. While we're not saying you need to pull out that tux and floor-length gown, you'll want to wear something tasteful, such as long pants or a cocktail dress.
The Food
  • Four chef-curated menus provide a guide for the perfect meal with various inspirations, from global cuisine to Southern fare. Mixing and matching is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. 
  • Vegetarians will love the roots and stems portion of the menu. An homage to South Carolina's botanical bounty, the selections include tomato cobbler served with mascarpone and tarragon, Spanish white gazpacho, and a rich mushroom cavatelli. 
  • If you're looking for Lowcountry flavor with an international twist, order from the waves and marsh section. The Charleston Grill crab cake is a long-standing staple and you can't go wrong with any of chef Michelle's fish dishes — the south Indian fish (the selection changes regularly based on the day's fresh catch) is a particular favorite. 
  • Carnivores will want to indulge in the field and pasture selections, including the pork belly and watermelon appetizer, a 6-ounce prime beef tenderloin, and the massive Colorado lamb. 
  • The lush menu highlights the French tradition of extravagance with fois gras, caviar and a special six-course chef’s tasting menu.
The Chef
  • An Alabama native, chef Michelle Weaver was raised with a passion for cooking and was instilled with the importance of the farm-to-table philosophy from an early age.
  • Her formal culinary training combined with her Southern roots and global palette have come together to create a unique and delicious menu at the Charleston Grill.
  • Weaver sources from local farmers and fishermen as often as possible, but also procures some of the richest and highest quality ingredients from around the world for her global menu.
Amenities
Bar
Business casual
Dinner
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Vegetarian options
Getting There
224 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
TEL843-577-4522
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