Rooftop Review: Eleve

Rooftop bars are scattered throughout downtown Charleston, and when I had meetings scheduled downtown on a Monday afternoon, I decided to visit Eleve, sit down with my laptop and finish some work that was waiting for me.  Here’s a recap and observations from of my visit.


Eleve is located on the fourth floor of the new Grand Bohemian Hotel, located on Meeting St. & Wentworth.  The rooftop bar is easily accessed through the hotel or by entering the café entrance. 

The rooftop is scattered with white umbrellas, couches, chaises and a turf grass.  In addition, there is a lovely long coffee table surrounded by 6 wing backed chairs for an informal meeting. 

Whether your thirst is going to be quenched with cocktails, wine, or what’s on tap, there’s a wide selection.  The Boheme, their signature cocktail includes Espolon Tequila, Pineapple Shrub Fresno Pepper Simple Syrup, with fresh lime and is priced at $14. 

My meetings had me visiting the rooftop at 3:00 and a ‘small bites’ menu was offered that included Frites, Escargot, Chilled Oysters, Calamari, Charcuterie & Artisan Cheese, and Beef Carpacio. 


The dinner menu and their dining room were luxurious.   Features such as the Grilled Australian Lamb Chops ($34), Filet De Boeuf ($33), Steak Au Poivre ($38) Ginger Honey Chicken Nicoise ($24), or Seared Grouper ($33). The full menu can be viewed here

My visit was nearing a close around 4:30. Keith was working from our home office, and my work day was coming to a completion.  I’m fully planning on returning with Keith though and already have my eye on the Steak Au Poivre.  The ambiance was lovely, not overcrowded, quiet and inviting.  The staff and service was exceptional. 

As with all our reviews, if during your stay in Charleston found you at Eleve, please let us know about your experience in the comments below!