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

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://starsrestaurant.com/
  • Email: info@starsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Bar Hours: 4pm-2am, 7 days a week

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

    Sunday Brunch: 10:30pm-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Been to a couple of Sunday brunches and have been wanting to do dinner, finally Friday night we did. It was all to good to be true. These guys have nailed it!!!!. From the apps to desert everything was top shelf. For my main dish, I had probably the best Trout I have ever had in my life. Thanks again Austin, your the man."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We took my mom for dinner here and the food was excellent. Austin was our server and he couldn't be more on point. I was able to have a bottle of pinot grigio waiting for us at the table when we arrived! My mom thought that it was a nice touch and really appreciated it. For appetizers we got the mushroom bruschetta, fried bacon tater tots, and the lumped crab cake. I was not a fan of the tater tots but the bruschetta was delicious! For dinner I got the Flounder fish special that was cooked in a light curry/honey sauce which was amazing! My sister and dad got the lobster grits and they both cleaned their plates. My mom got the scallops and my sister's boyfriend got the steak. All of the entrees were delicious! I would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. The rooftop bar crowd resembled the kind of crowd you'd find on a Carnival Cruise which made the atmosphere in the restaurant pretty much unbearable. This was my second time going to Stars and my recommendation for anyone is to request a seat on the opposite side of the room from the rooftop bar access."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Late night reservation on a Saturday night was really loud, but we did have plenty of 'people watching' with people going up and down from the rooftop bar. Food was overall very good, a few dishes cold and they had run out of the 28 day aged steak I wanted to order, but overall very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner here, although we spent more time at the rooftop bar area. A very nice restaurant and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is a hidden treasure. It is lively, active and also has a beautiful menu! The kale salad was beyond belief fantastic! My dining companion thoroughly enjoyed the oysters. Our server was very attentive and very knowledgeable as well."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had a table for 7. I think they should invest in some kind of acostics to fix the noise level. Very hard to hear people sitting with me at the table. Food portions little for the money. No bread :-("
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Stars was good - good dinner (not outstanding, but good), ample portions, get a salad and split it - it's huge! Waiter was a bit grumpy - turns out he was very tired so they need to figure that out. We finally had additional staff helping our needy table of 6 and they rallied to please my parents (thank you). We valet parked - key!!...worth every bit of the $5 by eating there we were escorted to the rooftop bar - get there by 9:30 to get a seat. it was beautiful! fun night!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was great, and the servers were well trained. The wine and beverage list was long and ample, but the restaurant was very noisy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Stars was a huge, huge disappointment. The biggest issue was the food, which was nothing special. There was a mushroom bruschetta appetizer which was very good but all six entrees at our table were either just okay or not very good. One, the lobster and grits, was barely warm. All in all, not a very good restaurant. And, the noise level where we sat made conversation very difficult."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My first time dining here, and it was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The atmosphere is much more laid back and loud/energetic, but thr food was on part with Peninsula Grille"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went here for prom and as expected, we were the only prom couple there. It is definitely centered around the bar but it was nice that the people who were drinking were mostly on the rooftop rather than around is while we were eating. The food was excellent and we definitely recommend the oyster appetizer!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was amazing, from the moment we walked in the door we were treated as special guests. We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation on a super busy Friday night. We went to the rooftop bar and were notified within minutes that our table was ready. This was the night before the Bridge Run and the restaurant and entire city were filled to capacity. However the level of service and quality of the food we received was as if it were a dull Monday night. Stars has perfected the fine dining experience. Everyone we came in contact with was perfect, from the hostess to our server Kevin. Even the manager Chris stopped by our table as well as other tables several times to make sure everything was perfect, and it was."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We really liked Stars food (excellent really) and the wait staff were attentive and very professional. However, the noise level was out of this world. It was just too, too, too noisy. The sounds echoed everywhere. Lots of people shouting above the noise and music periodically pushing through. We were shooting too cause we couldn't hear. They should make it clear that there is NO dinning outside just drinks. The website makes it appear that there's roof deck dinning."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Bread was not offered. Meats were tender but very small portions."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food. Appetizers were really good and unique. Mushrooms and bacon tator tots! Entree selection had a lot of variety. Burger was as good as any I've had. Really great food all around."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Fantastic, unique with great twists on traditional brunch fare. Will go back for brunch and likely dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Right inside tables. Food was great. Enjoyed the scallops. Great dessert."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "great burgers served by waiters in white coats and ties"
    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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "great food, great service, looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved it the first time and it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014