Based on OpenTable Reviews:
  • Best Ambiance
  • Best Overall
  • Best Service
  • Best Charleston Restaurant
  • Good For Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

About UsExecutive Chef Matthew Niessner

Executive Chef Matthew Niessner

Meet the Head Chef

With over twenty years of experience, Executive Chef Matthew Niessner directs the culinary operations at Halls Chophouse. Before he served as Executive Chef at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, Matthew spent time with some of the country’s greatest chefs in some of the country’s finest restaurants. His credits include The Brass Elephant in Baltimore, Tapas Pepin and the Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Dining Room at Osprey Point in Kiawah and his own Blend in downtown Charleston. Chef Neissner was a 1987 graduate at the prestigious Baltimore International Culinary College in Maryland. His diverse repertoire of international and classical American culinary talents presents guests at Halls Chophouse with the finest dining experience in a warm and beautiful atmosphere. Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street downtown.- Written By: Susan Lucas, King Street Marketing Group

Credentials

  • Baltimore Intl. Culinary College
  • Co-Owner and Exec. Chef of Blend Restaurant November 2005 to 2009
  • Executive Chef of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island from August 2003 to November 2005
  • Executive Chef Kiawah Island Golf Resort March 2000 to August 2003
  • Executive Chef The Dining Room at Osprey Point Kiawah Island August 1997 to March 2000
  • Restaurant Chef Brass Elephant Baltimore, Maryland September 1993 to July 1997
  • Executive Chef and Co-Owner Tapas Pepin Scottsdale, AZ. August 1992 to July 1993
  • Chef and the Chef De Cuisine Scottsdale Princess Resort Scottsdale, Arizona January 1989 to August 1992