Historic Charleston has several fine dining restaurants in the Historic District of the city. Guests can enjoy the southern charm of the city along with finest of cuisine.
Following are the top rated fine dining restaurants in Charleston.
224 King Street
The Charleston Grill describes themselves as “lush, pure, cosmopolitan and southern.” The grill has a new menu and new decor for an “All-Around Lighter Touch”. The menu includes entrees such as Atlantic salmon, Colorado Lamb chops, Ribeye, Duck Breast, Venison Tenderloin, Prime Beef Tenderloin, Hawaiian Kampachi, Pasta Trio, Catfish, Kurobota Pork Chop and Tenderloin. There are intriguing sides and appetizers, as well. Desserts include Hazelnut Chocolate Terrine, Crispy Cannoli, Total Chocolate, Pistachio Parfait, fondue for Two and Selection of French Cheeses. AAA Four Diamond.
149 Wentworth Street
One of Charleston’s hidden gems is tucked behind Wentworth mansion. Circa 1886 is named for the year that the Wentworth mansion was built. The wine list boasts nearly 280 bottles. The menu changes seasonally. Smoke free restaurant. A samples menu features entrees such as, Black Grouper, lamb Pot Roast, Carolina Flounder, American Beef Tenderloin, Jerked Antelope Loin, Allspice Marinated Swordfish, Hunter Spiced Pheasant Breast and Hearts of Palm. Delicious desserts include Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Sampling, Sticky English Toffee Pudding and a Harvest of Doughnuts. AAA Four Diamond.
167 East Bay
Cypress Low Country Grill is located the heart of the Historic district. Cypress features fresh interpretations of classic Low Country cuisine. Cypress management appreciates fine wines, and has a stunning wine wall with 4,500 bottles from around the world on display. Main Courses include Steak Diane, Filet of Beef, Smoked Salmon “Wellington”, Crispy Wasabi Tuna and Grilled Swordfish. Cypress Classic Desserts include Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, Molten Chocolate Cake and Grand Marnier Souffle. AAA Four Diamond.
2 Unity Ailey
Tucked away in a romantic locations, McCrady’s intertwines world class cuisine with excellent service. The restaurant is in a 220 year old building, with skylights, chandeliers, exposed brick, bluestone tiles, leather banquettes and an honey hued bar. . Cuisine in Modern-American and features an exquisite menu. Won Wine Sp;Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence 2006. Dinner entrees include Duo of Eden Natural Pork, Hawaiian Tuna, Niman Ranch Ribeye, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Keegan Farms Chicken, Beef Tenderloin and Halibut. AAA Four Diamond.
206 Meeting Street
Sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere for New-American cuisine. Sample menu includes Slow Grilled Australian Lamb Chops, Grilled Prime Angus Beef Tenderloin, Jumbo Prawns, Roasted Tilapia Filet and more. AAA Four Diamond.
Historic Planters Inn
112 North Market Street
The atmosphere is sophisticated and clubby, with rich, velvet walls, antique Cyprus woodwork and 19th century oil paintings’ Chef’s Suggestions include Bourbon Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Crispy “Cracklin” Port Osso Bucco, Grilled Boneless “Berkshire” Port Chop, Pan Seared and Sliced Muscovy Duck Breast, Sauteed Jumbo Sea Scallops and Benne Crusted Rack of New Zealand Lamb. AAA Four Diamond.
55 South market Street
Bold American menu with global influence in a relaxed atmospheres. Chef Ciaran Duffy, a native of Ireland, brings his international background to the forefront with an exciting menu. Specializes in Prime Beef and Fresh Seafood form around the world. Menu includes Butter fish, Organic Irish Salmon, Hawaiian Big eye Tuna, Grouper, Diver Scallops, Keegan Fillion Farms Chicken, Berkshire Pork, Lamb Rib-Eye, and Harris Ranch Filet Mignon. AAA Four Diamond.
Information subject to change. Call the restaurant for information and for reservations.