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Maison, Charleston, SC

Maison

4.8
4.8
1161 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French bistro. Food forward. With beverage to compliment. Cuisine has been inspired by the cultural relevance of France and its celebrated history and traditional. Intimacy paralleled with crazy energy. Tradition juxtaposed with au courant innovation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 990-9165

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vandy Vanderwarker

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot with seven spaces behind our building and street parking available. Race street and Congress street offer free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,161 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Charleston

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Found this place on Open Table. Quaint and cafe like even though tables were occupied you didn’t feel like you were on top of each other. From the time we were greeted by hostess to our complimentary champagne toast ( celebrating our wedding anniversary) given to us by our waiter it was exceptional. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food, wine list and the pairings. Would definitely recommend.
  2. WK

    WalterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was typically French and amazing. Nate our waiter was super attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Maison gifted us with champagne making our anniversary celebration memorable. We will definitely return when next in the area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place. Wow, great, progressive French
  4. D

    Dave

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The foie gras and daily special appetizers were both outstanding. Scallops and rabbit en croute were cooked perfectly and provided two different tastes. Finished up with mousse and coffee for dessert to cap off a great meal.
  5. MB

    MeganB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! I especially loved the Grand Cidre cocktail!
  6. VA

    VAwinedine

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Maison has emerged as one of our Charleston favorites. The main courses we had last night were superb—rabbit pie and steak frites. The field pea gratin was good.
  7. r

    robertb

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is the star here. Many dishes are memorable. One of the waiters, John, is probably the best I have experienced; very willing to help with special dietary needs and knows each dish very well. Have been multiple times and always enjoy,
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great vibes, great food, excellent service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable, our server was very knowledgeable and gave wonderful details to inspire the choices. She was so pleasant and there exactly when you needed her. She truly seemed happy and love her job. She is exactly what the service industry has been missing during Covid. And the food was absolutely fabulous!
  10. GM

    GM13

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, especially the rabbit. Best frites in Charleston. Wine list has Corsican bottles. Tony and Jonathan are the best.
  11. J

    Jenn

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Cute date spot. We sat on the patio. Food was good but, honestly not the best French we’ve ever had. Prices were decent for the quality. We had foie gras, escargot, and a monkfish almandine. All very good. Honestly the service was a little neglectful but I think that was maybe because we were our server’s only table on the patio. But service can really make or break a dining experience. Other reviews though mentioned excellent service and suggestions so probably just a one-off
  12. S

    Sara

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us many recommendations for food and drink. The food was exceptional and we even got a complimentary birthday toast!
  13. AF

    AFood

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A controlled menu with creative but not overwrought dishes. Service was impeccable. A delightful and tasty night out.
  14. BT

    BobT

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going there since they opened and have enjoyed every dining experience. The servers are are exceptional. Vandy the co-owner and chef absolutely knows how to develop and present a 5 star meal. The next time you're there, say hello to Evan and Patrick behind the bar. Their drinks are also 5 star. Tell them Bob recommended the entire staff to you.
  15. BS

    BethS

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner was fabulous! Drinks and food were yummy, reminiscent of a French bistro in atmosphere. Serve was lovely. Only down side is parking. It’s virtually non-existent. Go early for parking but it’s worth it!
  16. j

    jen59

    Charlotte

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful experience last time we came, could not wait to come back. Jonathan was terrific, and it was nice to see the same servers from 4 months ago. Great atmosphere. We tried different items than last time, and were not disappointed, food is sooo good. We will be back!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic time per usual. One of the best in town.
  18. w

    wabcol

    Nashville

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    trully good french food. fantastic service. food was just outstanding
  19. B

    Bill

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delectable. Our server, Johanna, guided us through the menu, answered our many questions, and provided impeccable service. It was a truly memorable evening.
  20. l

    leeh

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generally ok, our friend commented that the mussels were a bit off. Steak frites were good as was the rabbit. I was underwhelmed with the steak tartare, a bit too many small vegetables in the mix. The use of bitter endive was also a bit confusing. Wine and drinks were good.
  21. J

    Jen45

    Miami

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great fast service, knowledgeable server. Definitely recommend.
  22. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was wonderful!!
  23. RH

    RobertH

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Right sized and perfectly prepared steak frites (be sure to try the fresh Madeleines)!
  24. JV

    JuanV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place! Needed a restaurant that had great food, and Maison had it.
  25. LC

    LarryC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks very much to Johnathan our server. He was prompt entertaining and made our dinner that much more enjoyable. The food was excellent in appearance and taste. A worthwhile meal for sure.
  26. KL

    KristinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Authentic French food in an intimate setting.
  27. C

    Christopher

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jonathan was excellent and the food was great
  28. c

    chsdiner

    Charleston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since moving downtown, Maison has become our go-to place for a wonderful dinner out! Delicious meals, beautifully presented, and excellent service.
  29. R

    Richmonder

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delectable food in a lively French cafe setting. Hospitable service. Maison est parfait!
  30. v

    visitingcharleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner for three, early on a Saturday eventing was excellent.Service was very attentive and helpful. We had a terrific time there.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service from our waiter, Tony, was exemplary. All his recommendations were wonderful and he was charming and attentive.
  32. FC

    FrancineC

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant! From the cozy bistro atmosphere to the excellent food and service, we couldn’t have been happier with our choice of restaurant. We shared a few dishes: escargot, beef tartare, roasted chicken and the Wednesday special burger, which was over the top delicious!! I would highly recommend Maison!
  33. DS

    DininginSC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so great - from service to food! A favorite of ours and it never disappoints.
  34. s

    sandy

    Pinehurst

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & wonderful food & drinks
  35. RC

    RonaldC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise, wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. Met with a glass of champagne. Our server was absolutely wonderful, Danielle. I'll go again when I'm back in Charleston
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second dinning experience at Maison and at our request and at much to our delight Jonathan our sever from our first visit was available to attend to us. This gentleman is a master of his craft his knowledge and passion for the menu and explanation of the dishes will make your mouth water and leave you want them all. If you are on the fence as what to indulge in his recommendations can be trusted 100%. Food is the finest and most amazing you will find anywhere pair that with a real pro ( Jonathan ) and you are in for a dining experience to remember. Thank you to all. See you again next time we are in town. P
  37. O

    Owoobly

    New York Area

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    1st time here. Escargot, green salad, and flounder were all excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
  38. L

    Lovetoeat

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here truly matches the level of cuisine. Servers bartenders hosts are amazing. And the food.....???!!! My top 3 in Charleston!
  39. C

    2Charlestonfoodies

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  40. MV

    MrVic

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific relatively new spot on King street. Awesome all across the board. Evan is a great asset to the restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Maison is rated 4.8 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Maison

708 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot with seven spaces behind our building and street parking available. Race street and Congress street offer free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vandy Vanderwarker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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