Charleston Restaurant

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations



Dining at Charleston's is so decadently magnificent it borders on obscene.



This is very much a grown-up place in cuisine, price (the prix-fixe menu starts at $74), and attire.

Diners choose from three to six items to build their own tasting menus, including selections from the 600-label wine cellar.

Fodor's Tick Choice

Chef-owner Cindy Wolf's inspired cuisine rivals anything in the region. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

Regional American/French restaurant Charleston serves up dishes such as sautéed heads-on Gulf shrimp with Andouille sausage and Tasso ham with creamy stone-milled grits. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Whether you choose local seafood or beef, you know the food will be fresh, perfectly cooked, with delightful sauces and accompaniments. Full review →


Gayot 16.0

Southern sensibilities meet big-city sophistication, and diners are the lucky beneficiaries at chef Cindy Wolf's and partner-husband Tony Foreman'™s lovely Charleston. From its gleaming... Full review →

How to choose, when the offerings include a rich, intense lobster bisque, the downright-addictive shrimp over creamy grits with bits of andouille sausage and Tasso ham (a signature), pan-roasted turbot served with pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, or grilled lamb tenderloin with fresh artichoke risotto?

Lonely Planet

One of Baltimore's most-celebrated restaurants, Charleston serves beautifully prepared Southern-accented fare in a plush setting. Full review →


Tasting Table

Cindy Wolf's Lowcountry-inspired tasting menus have anchored Baltimore's fine dining scene long before the tony Harbor East neighborhood was even named. Most of the tables in the serene... Full review →

Make sure you browse Tony Foreman's highly praised 800-bottle wine list, but if Charleston is too pricey, try another of the five Foreman-Wolf restaurants.

Zagat 4.8

“no detail goes unnoticed” by the “superlative” staffers, who “spoil” guests with selections from co-owner Tony Foreman's “epic” wine list in a “stunningly beautiful” space. Full review →

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