Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://starsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8435770100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar Hours: 4pm-2am, 7 days a week

    Dinner:
    Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Saturday Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Thurston
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morris Street and King Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 75 Valet Parking Spaces Available.
A word from Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings the art of live fire cooking to Charleston. Executive Chef Joe Dimaio exemplifies an artistic appreciation for live fire cooking by focusing on the details of each dish – the seasoning, balance, pairing and presentation. The restaurant has a full bar and grill room on the first floor and event space on the second floor. The rooftop bar has a 360-degree view of downtown Charleston and can accommodate up to 140 people. Dedicated to serving locally sourced food within 100 miles of Charleston, Stars’ food and beverage menus are fresh and seasonal. Stars brings a new tradition of open flame cuisine to Charleston and is not to be missed.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)vibrant bar scene (74)good for groups (68)fit for foodies (66)hot spot (56)romantic (40)notable wine list (38)scenic view (31)neighborhood gem (30)late-night find (26)great for brunch (24)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • No food service on roof
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Bread was not offered. Meats were tender but very small portions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charleston hotspot
    Kmill
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Visiting this city has been an experience in dining and drinking ......this is a great place for both !! It's off the typical dining area of the city and is a little walk into the area near the college .....worth the trip - lots of great eclectic places there. Our waiter was awesome, his suggestions were spot-on and the food was one of the best meals we had while visiting this city, and we were all over the city. Rooftop bar was also great.....do not miss!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Brunch
    JasWilliamsVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Fantastic, unique with great twists on traditional brunch fare. Will go back for brunch and likely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere and service
    foodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Wonderful remake of an old clothing store on upper king. We tried the smoked bacon tatertots and the mushroom crostini for starters and were really impressed. Very tasty. We had a seat with a view of the open kitchen, which was fun since it had all kinds of cool gadgets. We tried their wine on tap, which were all good. The main courses - trout, swordfish, duck and lobster also good. The best was probably the duck. The dishes were all beautifully presented and perfectly cooked - they just were sort of bland and so a tad bit disappointing. Desserts were good, although the creme brulee was soupy. Our server was very attentive, interesting and quick. The manager found out it was my birthday, and comped my dessert - nice touch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stars Never Disappoints
    dctochsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Despite being a local I unfortunately don't make it to upper King as often as I'd like, but Stars is one of those places I always make time for when I have out of town guests. Their mushroom bruschetta and kale salad are amazing, the black garlic ribs and every fish entree I've tried have been delicious (I mourn the loss of the truffled chicken pot pie though, let's bring that back!). The Ft Sumter Julep is one of my favorite cocktails in the city! The service is always attentive. It can get a bit crowded and loud up at the rooftop bar, the views are stunning but I prefer the atmosphere of the dining room. My mother was in town last week and she enjoyed her dinner at Stars so much we returned for brunch the very next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good ambiance
    boooffer
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Downstairs dining area is a little upscale without the feel of needing to be dressed up. Food was tasty and the roof top bar is a perfect spot before or after dinner. Great location too
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great rooftop bar, food just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wife and I went about an hour before our reservation to spend some sunset time in the rooftop bar. Great bar with great bartending and atmosphere. Our dinner downstairs inside wasn't anything better than "ok" though. The service and ambiance were very nice, but the food was forgettable (not "bad," but not worth the price)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. The bartender
    GoodfoodaholicVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was very good. The bartender makes an unusual Manhattan, with lots of cinnamon taste. It was good for a change, but I wouldn't want it each time. Our reservation was for 7:15. We arrived at about 5 minutes to seven and were required to cool our heels until about 7:20, even tho there were open tables. Would have preferred to have our drinks at our table, but the lady at the front desk was unwilling to accommodate our request.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home run for my parents
    GregVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I took my parents to Stars for dinner, and it was a big hit. My mom and dad both loved the food, the service, and the atmosphere. My mom commented that the restaurant reminded her of a luxurious nightclub. She had the steak sliced thin, and said it was delicious. I was happy to see the grilled octopus appetizer, and I was not disappointed. The bartenders are quite skilled, as I started my meal with a sazerac. I understand that Stars has a buffet brunch on the weekends, and I'd like to return for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    FoodFanaticVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It was a great evening. . Despite running late and my husband trying to find a parking place for over an hour. The Stars parking lot opened up. We were not aware that eh had one. However, finally parked. The girls at the front desk were terrific and made me feel comfortable with all that transpired. We were seated at a very nice booth and had a super waiter by the name of David. Very nice looking with a great personality. Was very knowledgable in regard to what he felt was a great recommendation what to have for dinner. Food was wonderful and we look forward to returning and trying different items on the menu. Highly recommend.Stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Fitgrl817
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Nice rooftop, great dining room staff. A pleasure.........
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right inside tables. Food
    Betsy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Right inside tables. Food was great. Enjoyed the scallops. Great dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    GingerABG
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We didn't have a drink for 45 minutes. We received our appetizer and it was wonderful but I wanted a bottle of white wine and it was warm. They didn't offer us another drink while we waited for our wine to chill or offer us another kind of white wine while waited either. So we left because if I can't get a drink for 45 minutes....something is wrong with this restaurant/bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Tastu Treat
    Foody
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food is innovative and well prepared and delicious. The decor is very pleasant and the rom is large and uncrowded. The service is excellent. a real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    JWSchutt
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great time with our son and daughter-in-law for Sunday brunch. Variety and quality of the food was great. Had to wait for the shrimp & grits to be replentished, but well worth the wait. All-in-all, a great meal and great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice in Charleston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a superb dinner at Stars Restaurant last weekend. We took a group of 8 people and they were very accommodating. Although it was difficult to seat us at our reservation time of 9:00, the manager came to speak to our table and offer free appetizers for our wait. Waiting was a pleasure as we went to the rooftop and had drinks. I had The Sirens Retreat martini which was delicious if you like unique drinks with a jalapeño heat kick. Dinner was the big treat. Each of the eight of us ordered different meals and each was perfectly cooked and delicious--- Lobster & grits, Diver Scallops, Kale Salad, Salmon,.... Even the burger was phenomenal. We definitely will be returning. Great experience and highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great burgers served by waiters
    needforpeace
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    great burgers served by waiters in white coats and ties
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy and Delicious
    Food4Plenty
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to find a new favorite restaurant. From the atmosphere to the service to the food and presentation, it was all great. Our table ordered fish and steak, which were both wonderful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice bar
    EnjoyerofFood
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner here, although we spent more time at the rooftop bar area. A very nice restaurant and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monday night special ....
    Lynda
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our group of 5 got there around 6 and went up to the rooftop for cocktails ... What a fun time. The sun was out, the breeze was warm. Friendly people all around ... Went downstairs for dinner around 7 .... The Monday night special 3 courses for $30 was great. Service was lots of fun.... We had a very good time and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Dining Experience
    Casey
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was without a doubt, my favorite dining experience in quite some time. The food was the very best and the creativity and presentation of each offering was superb. There were four in our party and each ordered something different so we could all taste a little, each one was uniquely fabulous in taste. We first dined on a Saturday and had their brunch and the grits were out of this world. We enjoyed our visit so much, we made dinner reservations for the next evening's dinner. The bone-in ribeye was a table favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good overall
    LuvCHS
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Overall our dining experience was good. We enjoyed our wine selections and the staff was polite. Only issue we had was with one of the meals came incorrect and it was sent back to be corrected, but came out too rare again. She was unable to eat her meal since everyone else was already done at that point and there would be no time to send it back again. Other than that the other meals were good and the atmosphere nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    great food, great service, looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super restaurant
    wm1993
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We loved this place. The food was outstanding...the service was even better than that. Every course was customized to our specific needs... Four in your group? we will get you 1.5 of your appetizer so there is enough to go round. Split the salad, NO PROBLEM. Add scallops to your risotto, SURE, would you like 1, 2 or 3???? 24 wines on tap available by the glass and a great view off the outdoor rooftop bar. Would definately go again nd reccomment. BEST CRABCAKE EVER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    Local
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We loved it the first time and it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Getaway
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had heard great things from friends about the restaurant . Food and service was great. It was fun to enjoy some wine on the roof top. So glad we were able to enjoy this experience in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than impressed
    JBobVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Decided on this restaurant while in Charleston after reading the reviews on Open Table! We were looking for something romantic and different and we were not disappointed! Our food was wonderful, the waitress adorable - just the perfect night for us. A nice walk from the Doubletree. We WILL be back and highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This dining experience was nothing out of the ordinary. So many wonderful places to try in Charleston....would not return to this one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The MOST Outstanding Service
    cutlgtn
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Most notable was the servie. On the spot but not overbearing. Not to take away from the food, but the wait staff made the difference. On the food side, you have to try the tater tots (I know what you are thinking), they are SO good. We had the steak and the butternut squash entrees. Both very good. It is a little noisy so not so much for a quiet romantic dinner but excellent for an evening out. Didn't make it to the rooftop. Next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited Saturday night
    GoGo
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We visited Saturday night during SEWE, and were very happy with our experience. The mushroom bruschetta is a knockout, as well as the house specialty hamburger. Each one in our party of four loved their choice. A great night out - we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to check out
    Longshot514
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very nice place, great service and ambience. Food was okay, not enough for the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OddAngel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, impeccable service, great rooftop bar! This was my first dining experience at Stars, though I've been to the rooftop bar on several occasions. Not a single complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    CharlestonDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We are drawn to Stars for the food, artisan wine, and the knowledgable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Made Perfect
    Place2b
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As expected, Stars delivered a fabulous evening filled with delectable dishes (the smoked mushroom and kale bruschetta was a dream), great wine and the usual "downtown vibe" made for an amazing evening with great friends! We'll be back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Quite possibly one of the top two or three dining experiences we have ever had, anywhere. My wife and I have been fortunate to have enjoyed nearly all of the Charleston restaurants several times over during the last 14 years and Peyre and his team have assembled a highly organized, efficient, polished and delightful place. Austin, our primary server, is the model for all others who aspire to provide the utmost in a fine dining experience. His suggestions, attention to detail and gracious demeanor made the whole evening well beyond expectations. If late in the evening and fully booked, the upstairs bar becomes a mob scene so plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why Don't We Come Here More Often?
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    That is what I was asking myself at dinner. We drink on the rooftop fairly frequently, but rarely come for dinner. We should! It's consistently wonderful - awesome food with several vegetarian options, great service, fun atmosphere. Noted - we'll be going more often! Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sharing Food with Friends
    Chuck
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had such a great time visiting with our friends and sharing great food. Our server was exceptional and very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. We had come to Stars last year during Restaurant week and wanted the experience of your normal menu. We always recommend this restaurant to others and will continue to do so. We each had different plates and shared some so we could experience all the flavors! We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and honestly we wanted to lick the bowl that coriander sauce was delightful. I had the salmon and enjoyed it , My friend had the ribs and loved them. We also had the Steak and scallops and everyone was pleased. We will definitely be back next year on our yearly visit!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but prices high.
    Bwoods
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was exceptional to me, while we had one in our party that did not think the risotto was tastey. My wife and I spent $250 with two glasses of wine each (not the bottle). Next time we'll probably check the back side of the menu instead of going steak and lobster. Overall, I would highly recommend the restaurant, food and service--at a cost.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    Ally
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I went here with a friend for dinner. The wait staff was attentive, but not overly attentive. I love the roof top bar, but it was FREEZING up there so we had to come back down. The food is always good and more than enough. Dessert is amazing! Try the Smore pie. It's becoming a favorite spot of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service - interesting items
    Frolickinginfl1VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    with nice mix of flavors. We ordered all appetizers to try more items instead of the big plate offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.