2 Charleston Eateries Were Just Ranked Among The 10 Best Fine Dining Establishments In America


Trip Advisor grants the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best distinction to restaurants that have consistently received outstanding reviews and feedback.

Only about 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings achieve this Best of the Best status, representing the pinnacle of travel excellence.

Highlighted below are the 2 Charleston eateries that made the Top 10 on the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants for upscale dining:

3. Halls Chophouse: Located in Charleston’s Upper King Street area, this American-Fine Dining restaurant is known for its prime steaks, Lowcountry dishes, and fresh seafood. The ambiance is lively and visually appealing, reminiscent of traditional steakhouses. With signature desserts, a comprehensive wine list, and a bustling bar, it promises a classic dining experience with top-notch service.

10. Circa 1886: Situated within the renowned Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina, Circa 1886 is where culinary innovation meets historic elegance. This restaurant is a testament to the rich Lowcountry heritage, seamlessly blending it with contemporary culinary techniques.

The full top 10 list includes:

  1. Le Bernardin – New York City, New York
  2. The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  3. Hall’s Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
  4. Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina– Nashville, Tennessee
  5. The Silver Fork – Manchester, Vermont
  6. Sazón – Santa Fe, New Mexico
  7. Fat Canary – Williamsburg, Virginia
  8. Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
  9. GW Fins – New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. Circa 1886 Restaurant – Charleston, South Carolina