Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
Drink issueThe only negative i could give is that the specialty drinks were not very good and very over priced. Everything else was perfect.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Mothers Day dinner!We went to Stars for Mothers Day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend drinks on the rooftop before dinner! The food was outstanding, wine was excellent, and the service was unmatched. I am picky about service and thought the service was amazing - the staff was attentive, knowledgeable, intelligent, and genuine. Looking forward to a return visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner at StarsMy husband took me to Stars to celebrate my birthday and we had a wonderful evening. We opted for two appetizers - the Mini BLT's and Oysters Bull's Bay - and they both were sinfully delicious. The bacon on the BLT's was the best I've ever had. For our entrees, my husband had the Atlantic Trout, while I selected the Ocean Harvest. There was not a shred of food left on our plates. At some point, my husband told our server that it was my birthday, so out he came with a special birthday dessert: Pluff Mud Pie. If you love chocolate, do not pass this up! The best part? The caramel toffee they fold into the mousse. Outstanding! We had a wonderful time, we will be back again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendous culinary experienceChef Thurston and his team are extarordinary! From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we knew were among greatness. The entire staff was professional and the picture perfect food was as delicious as it looked. Everything was presented with style and class. After reading a number of articles and reviews about Stars!, it was well worth the trip to experience it for myself. Do yourself a favor and leave room for the milk and cookies!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food bad viewGreat food and excellent service but....we asked for a special table to celebrate our son's graduation (party of ten) and we got the long table facing the open kitchen. All nine sat facing the cooks. Instead of being able to talk and celebrate we got to watch the cooks. Not a pretty sight! This place may be great but that table should be eliminated.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I have had in Charleston!Best meal I have had in Charleston!! Expensive, but well worth the cost. The Oysters Bull's Bay were succulent and cooked to perfection. I had the kale salad which was very well done. The Lobster & Grits is now my favorite entree in town~!! This was close to a 2 lb lobster and the meat was easily accesible without much mess. My husband was overwhelmed by the tenderness of the filet, and raved about the fried and smashed potatoes. The restaurant serves wine on tap, which is a fun and unique feature. Our waiter was exceptional as well. Definitely a place to see and be seen, and we are so glad we tried it!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCome to Charleston to vacationCome to Charleston to vacation 3x/year. First time at Stars and I was very impressed. A little loud like other reviewers said, but not too bad. We were in back of restaurant and was better than up at bar area. Had the whole grilled trout and it was the best trout I have ever had. The open, hot grille must do the trick. Phillip, our waiter, was excellent, service was great. We enjoyed this meal as much as Husk, Macintosh on this trip. Not a slight to the others, just putting the comparison for review. Roof top looked fun, weather did not permit on this visit.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst impressionTook my wife to celebrate being newlyweds. Received complitary champagne upon arrival.Ordered Ahi tuna,frog legs,and dessert-all was very Excellent. Waiter was very knowledgeable about menu items and the wine list. Overall a great experience and I look forward to going back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFive stars for StarsThis new restaurant did not disappoint! On a beautiful non-rainy day, the rooftop bar is a fun atmosphere. The dining experience in the restaurant was far more enjoyable than other restaurants because we could actually talk to our friends and hear what they were saying. The large semi-circular booths created an intimate setting. Mushroom bruschetta and oyster appetizers were fabulous, as were the main entrees...the restaurant's specialties: whole trout, and lobster and grits. To top off the delicious meal was the chocolate ganache pudding....oh my....fabulous!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wait staff, nice menu,Great wait staff, nice menu, reasonably priced...very noisy4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great service.Excellent food and great service. Noise level was quite loud between the music and the bar until happy hour ended. Was much better for dinner conversation after the happy hour crowd dispersed.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI want to keep Stars for myself!We first went to Stars 4/13/13. Food - incredible, and the menu so inventive that we returned 4/20/13 to sample other dishes. One appetizer we will always repeat - the mini-burgers. They look & taste like Kobe beef. They are juicy (ask for an extra napkin; you will need it!)The condiments meld deliciously into the beef, and the sea salted roll is perfect. The grilled tuna is not only sashimi grade, but had absolutely NO connective lines. The salmon was superb, as was the Stars steak. Save room for dessert because they are just as good. This is the only restaurant in Charleston which is superb from app. to dessert. It is a "grill house", so the noise level will increase at high times, but we had no trouble in conversation. Service A+++.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding restaurant!!!Outstanding restaurant!!! The only drawback is the noise level making it difficult to talk at times.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAll was great, however, weAll was great, however, we had a large party and could not hear the waiter when he was talking due to the noise level.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food experience. TookSuperb food experience. Took one bite of appetizer and entree, and immediately wanted to order whole menu! Grill rooms often have high ceilings, open dining spaces - so expect noise. Decor is eclectic with a magnificent chandelier. Rooftop bar furnished way more comfortably than others. Wonderful experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant! My onlyGreat restaurant! My only complaint is that the portions were a little small for the price. The Rooftop bar was very nice.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our first visitWe enjoyed our first visit to Stars. The staff on the rooftop was very friendly and the ambiance is great - just pick a table where the smoke from the wood stoves isn't blowing directly on you. The tap wine doesn't really work for me as I like to explore new wines that I can find elsewhere or buy myself, but there are lots of great cocktails and a good beer selection, so not a problem and they could be delicious. It would be handy to have a small bar menu to entice people to hang out and spend money.
The food was very good, and the staff and owner fixed a minor glitch in our order and made us feel very appreciated. This is a great option for the upper King area and we'll be back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time here.This was our first time here. We enjoyed a cocktail on the wonderful roof top bar. It is great up there.
We had dinner downstairs. The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food!The food is absolutely fantastic! The grilled tuna was perfect and the mini-BLTs were also quite good. The service was also perfect! The noise in the restaurant is slightly loud but manageable. The prices are on the high side but that is becoming common for the "nicer" restaurants in Charleston. Overall, great food and highly recommend!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ambiance and service.Excellent ambiance and service. The food was refined, well presented, and tasted spectacular. Although i found the menu limited in options and too pricey. The price will keep us away more than anything as there are too many good options for dining aling upper-King.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA new restaurant in CharlestonA new restaurant in Charleston that we decided to try for a special occassion. Arrived early so checked out the rooftop bar, which was spacious and lively. The main level restaurant atmosphere was relaxed and masculine. Service was top notch. Wine list was acceptable, but could be improved. The food was very well done and overall enjoyed the full experience, and will go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMust go!My family and I were staying at the Sanctuary in Kiawah Island. One of the bartenders recommended us to eat at Stars. We were all very impressed! I got the truffled chicken pot pie which was delicious! I also ordered their mini BLTs which everyone loved! What i was most impressed with was the service you get. They cater to any of your needs and are very knowledgable. The Chef at Stars was also a Chef at the Ocean Club until he decided to start Stars. I would go back to this restaurant anytime. Stars also has a rooftop bar and lounge area. Great place for cocktails with friends!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional dining experienceMy wife and I had a highly enjoyable dining experience at Stars. My Filet-Mignon was outstanding (along with the sauces) as were the potatoes and grilled Brussel Sprout leaves. Each bite resulted in a burst of flavor. My wife had Baked Chicken and greens which she loved. We could not stop commenting on our food throughout the meal.
I've had the opportunity to eat at many fine restaurants in Charleston, and Stars ranks among the top 3.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery single dish was amazing,Every single dish was amazing, from the kale salad to the salmon to the S'more pie(a must!). Probably the best dinner I have ever had!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful andThe food was wonderful and the staff went out of there way to accommodate our party that ended up being pretty difficult unfortunately. I really appreciate their hard work and consideration.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWent out with my wife and another couple. We all had a great time. Two of us had the trout, which was incredible. The scallops were perfectly seared and the smoked whole chicken was excellent. Dessert was delicious and our server was very attentive, although being on the small side, she had a very hard time reaching across the table to attend to two of us.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHip place away from tourist areaLoved the wine bar for starters. About 10 different wines on tap. Bartender was nice and friendly. Good mix of ages for diners. Good section of town away from tourist trap area. Food was excellent. Service perfect. Steak cooked as ordered fish specials very good. We well be back next time we are in Charleston.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great, stylish place forA great, stylish place for fashionable foodies to meet & eat at a reasonable price.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyed the experience.. tableenjoyed the experience..
table enjoyed rabbit, tuna and steak. Appetizers were awesome as well. We will be back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYour manager Mark is a gem,Your manager Mark is a gem, and he has put together a wonderful staff. We were treated well and will definitely go back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous through and throughFabulous through and through ... from the first set of coctails all the way to desert. This restaurant is one of the best in town.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost ExcellentThe rooftop bar is fun. Good cocktails. Food did not quite hit the mark nor did the service; but keep in mind my comparisons are to The MacIntosh and Hall's Chop house. Very good but not quite excellent. Keep trying guys!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Terrific food!!! A little loud but everything else was superior. Excellent wait staff and loved the valet parking.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot with unique wineGreat spot with unique wine offerings from casks. The trout and sweet potato risotto were delicious. Cool roof top bar!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNo wonder it's named Best New !A buddy and I chose Stars after seeing a positive review as one of Charleston's new restaurants. He and I both are fairly big foodies. WOW the food was AMAZING, best meal I have had in a very long time. Service was top shelf ! Mark one of the managers for the night was VERY ATTENTIVE and proactive alongside our server. Just a great experience from the rooftop bar to the dinning room. Plan on returning again...and again !3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Great service that was thorough but not overdone. Very friendly staff. Relaxing and welcoming. Rooftop bar is a great place for drinks before and after dinner. Food was great!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStars is new on Upper KingStars is new on Upper King Street, and we decided to try it out. We hit the roof top bar for drinks before dinner, and it had a great vibe to it and the propane heaters kept things warm enough on a chilly evening. While it was pretty crowded, the service at the bar kept things moving. We then moved downstairs for our meal, and everything that our group of 10 had was fantastic. The scallops and the chicken pot pie were big hits, and the other seafood and beef dishes were excellent as well. Fun place with a "hip" vibe. Highly recommended.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing. Waited forFood was amazing. Waited for a while after reservation. Pretty loud...probably go back during week not weekend.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAdd Stars to Your Preferred ListLove this place! The trout is the best I have ever had so highly recommend. Nice wine list as well without being overwhelmed. Arrive in time for a drink on the Rooftop to enjoy the views of Charleston. I lived in Charleston for (8) years until a few months ago and the city has some amazing restaurants. Stars should be added to everyone's preferred list for clients, visitors and special occasions.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA can't miss for foodies,A can't miss for foodies, tourists and locals! Great bar scene and great staff, but recommended dining at a table because the service is amazing and the food sensational and you will need the room! Our server, Austin, was the most gracious host and made the perfect suggestions with our different bottles of wine and even provided larger, table sharing portions for us. The courtesy he and his team provided along with Chef Thurston's kitchen execution is a great addition to this town. Finishing up dinner with a drink on the rooftop was icing on the cake. Thanks, we are now regulars!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time and we loved thisFirst time and we loved this restaurant. The food was wonderful, we had very good service even though the place was busy. They have a great bar and after dinner we went upstairs to see the roof top bar and will definitely go back. Great new addition to the Charleston restaurants.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a wonderful time withSuch a wonderful time with great food and service. A noisy location but worth a visit.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AM