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Charleston's best seafood and fine cocktails. - The Establishment, Charleston, SC

The Establishment

4.8
4.8
2398 reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Everything at The Establishment begins with well-sourced ingredients from sea and field. Through developing relationships with local farmers and fishermen, our ingredients will be consistently seasonal, fresh, and pure. Chef Elliott Howell's menu will always reflect a clean, focused, and balanced approach, delivering a selection of thoughtful and refined cuisine.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 789-4028
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Elliott Howells
  • Private party facilities
    The Establishment offers incredible, local seafood paired with an award-winning wine list. If you’re looking for elevated cuisine paired with fine wine, for a location that pairs a rich history with modern amenities, or for a room that is perfectly situated in Charleston’s historic French Quarter, look no further than The Establishment.
  • Private party contact
    Betsy Brabham: (843) 608-8295

Experiences

  • Four Course Wine Dinner Featuring E. Guigal

    US$150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    16 May 2024 only
    The Establishment is hosting a four-course wine dinner Thursday May 16th featuring E. Guigal wines from Rhone Valley. Chef Elliott Howells will showcase Charleston's finest seafood offerings alongside some of Rhone Valley's best wines. Dinner will commence at 6pm with introductory hors d'oeuvres and bubbles followed by a four course sit down dinner with wine pairings. The $150 ticket price includes all taxes and gratuity. The featured menu cannot be altered. No refunds will be issued after May 9th.
    Four Course Wine Dinner Featuring E. Guigal photo

What 2,398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • South Carolina

    Best Ambience

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambience

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    Seafood

2,398 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanner & Nehemiah were fantastic! Highly recommend seeing these guys and trying the gnudi!

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  2. KarenM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience, especially with the piano/singer duo during dinner.

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  3. DonnaH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu very interesting and food delicious. Staff easy and friendly. Would definitely go again

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  4. markb

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional as well as the service by a new comer to the area.

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  5. karlan

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We truly had a fun experience and a joy .tne food was divine and so nicely presented. The waiter and staff so friend,y and welcoming .my tile fish was outstanding and the ohsters top drawer .we will most assuredly return

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  6. SusanS

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar. Gabby was our bartender and she was outstanding. The greeters were all lovely and so kind. Beautiful restaurant.

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  7. DW23236

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our latest evening at The Establishment was extraordinary. The menu held several exciting choices, the result was great food; along with impeccable service while having our experience enhanced by a wonderful pianist. A great evening indeed.
    The EstablishmentResponded 7 days ago
    Hi DW23236, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience at The Establishment. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our menu and found the food to be of great quality. It's also wonderful to know that our service met your expectations. We're glad that the evening was memorable with our pianist and the great food. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, The Establishment Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great overall. Bartender wasn’t prepared when we arrived and was a bit overwhelmed / annoyed. But otherwise our table service was amazing.
    The EstablishmentResponded 7 days ago
    Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Establishment. We're thrilled to hear that you found our overall experience great and enjoyed our food. However, we're sorry to hear about the initial interaction with our bartender. We strive to provide excellent service and it seems we fell short in this instance. We appreciate your feedback and will ensure that we work on improving our service training process. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best regards, The Establishment Team

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  9. Telzey

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, fantastic waiter and service, food was excellent and the music by “Doc” was fun and delightful!! We really enjoyed the restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great experience and ambiance. Loved it

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FAQs

The Establishment is rated 4.8 stars by 2398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Establishment

28 Broad St, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401-3004

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On Broad Street between Church and State
  • Area
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Elliott Howells
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (843) 789-4028
  • Private party facilities
    The Establishment offers incredible, local seafood paired with an award-winning wine list. If you’re looking for elevated cuisine paired with fine wine, for a location that pairs a rich history with modern amenities, or for a room that is perfectly situated in Charleston’s historic French Quarter, look no further than The Establishment.
  • Private party contact
    Betsy Brabham: (843) 608-8295
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