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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston, Charleston, SC

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.2
4.2
4861 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine since 2000.

Enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a well-rounded wine list.
Current Dinner hours are Monday through Saturday from 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM.
Sunday Dinner service: 4:00PM-9:00PM.
Sunday Brunch: 11:00AM- 3:00PM.
Friday & Saturday Lunch: 11:00AM-3:00PM.
Reserve your table now or call in for carry out at 843.722.8881.

We are excited to reopen our restaurant to all of our guests and are cautiously abiding by the SCRLA to ensure that we are taking care of not only our guests but as well as our staff safely! We have chosen to operate at smaller capacity and do ask that you make a reservation in order to secure a table for dining.

We have always had high standards in regards to sanitation and we are applying even more safety measures. Full list also available on our website 39ruedejeanCHS.com


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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, French American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 722-8881
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Marcus Shell
  • Catering
    We cater through our sister company Events by Good Food. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information at eventsbygoodfood.com.
  • Private party facilities
    The Upstairs at Rue event space offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host professional gatherings or celebratory affairs, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance. Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. The venue maintains the charm of the city’s historic architecture while allowing the versatility to create an atmosphere appropriate for your special event. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information with the provided inquiry form.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    King St. and John Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Half off Mussels on Tuesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Enjoy half-off all mussels every Tuesday night.

  • Wine Mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Mondays just got a whole lot better! Come enjoy HALF OFF bottles of wine every Monday night. *bottles must be under $100*

What 4,861 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

    Most Booked

4,861 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The onion soup was incredibly salty and I like salt but this was over the top! My scallops were delicious but my husband’s duck salty and a little tough.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I went to dinner with another couple. Upon two of us being seated, our server didn’t introduce himself to us. Both tables to our right who were seated after us were being served. At this point still no server(no water, no cocktails.) I had to ask the hostess who our server was. The restaurant was extremely noisy as there was a party of 8-9 young men behind us who should have been asked to quiet down. They were not. Food was good but certainly not what one would expect for the caliber of such a restaurant.

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  3. calebh

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good overall!! Bread was 10/10!! our server was great!

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  4. JuliaH

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat on the patio and our dining experience was very pleasant. The area where the restaurant is located is very pretty and interesting. Our server was very nice as well. The food was good, but not extremely memorable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first year celebrating our marriage and Rue de Jean was fantastic! We had a small table in the main dining room. The ambiance and atmosphere was wonderful. Our server Thomas was very nice and welcoming. They gave us great cocktails and fabulous food. Highly recommend!

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  6. WayneW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicholas our waiter gave excellent service. The lamb dinner was great the coq au von was average.

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  7. RickD

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation for In the bar area, at the bar for 615PM 12 April, 2024 weeks in advance to dine before a 730 concert at the Music Hall. I arrrived at 605 PM and the bar was completely full. I enquired with the host, and was told they would take care of it. I watched a couple leave the bar and no reserve card was placed, also there was a booth next to the bar nothing was done to offer it instead. I continued to wait until 630, with a continual chaos at the host station. In the end I told the host to cancel my reservation, and left to eat elsewhere.

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  8. PinkShirtGuy

    Charleston

    303 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    303 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here before a concert we were seeing next door at the music Hall. Very load in the bar area where we were seated but otherwise okay. Very busy and we didn't really have enough time to enjoy it more. My steak was very good, and my wife enjoyed her chicken dish as well.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating our anniversary and the started off with two flutes of sparkling wine which was very thoughtful. My husband had a cocktail before dinner that was very good and ordered the pork tenderloin as his entree which was excellent. He always has to ask for additional chutney and our waitress was very accommodating. She was excellent and very attentive! I am a gluten-free, vegetarian so my selection was extremely limited. I have found that most of the restaurants in Charleston do not cater very much to vegetarians or vegans and they can’t even imagine such a thing as a gluten-free vegetarian. I am usually relegated to selecting a salad and/or a vegetable plate of side dishes. I will say their sides were very well seasoned and tasty. Considering all the rave reviews of chefs in Charleston, I should think that they could come up with 1or2 vegetarian/vegan entrees that are also gluten free optional. They need to keep up with current trends. Overall, I would recommend Rue de Jean!

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  10. KeeganR

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, refined French food in a charming venue. Loved our meal, and the service was great. Highly recommend.

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  11. MichaelK

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was over cooked. Cocktails were absolutely horrible.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous French food every single visit and Noah, our server, is always professional, knowledge able and courteous. My friend that dined with me is a classically trained Chef, owns a restaurant in Atlanta and speaks French. I’m always nervous to see if he likes the restaurant or not…. He loved it! My discerning friend had the French onion soup and short ribs. We shared the escargot(dipping the bread in the garlic butter) and I had traditional Caesar Salad with anchovies. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner!

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  13. LynnL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was burned, black on the top. Some of the bottom was edible. Companion should have sent it back. Halibut was overcooked and dry, on bed of wild rice and asparagus that had decent flavor but asparagus also overcooked. Waitress picked up plates, most of salmon still on the plate, I said both overcooked. Asked if we wanted something else, at that point who does, said no. Came back, offered 2 desserts. Crème brûlée and chocolate dense pudding were good. I think salmon should never have been served by chef. A good chef will come and apologize and not charge. We should have taken a picture. Charcuterie plate was good.

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  14. sklaszky

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Natalie was terrific. Burger was excellent, cosmo was strong. Situated adjacent to Charleston Music Hall, this restaurant is the perfect spot for pre-show meal and drinks. Great menu choices. I'll be back.

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  15. MaryJones

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and tasty. Waiter had kept us posted on our order arrival, Great sense of humor. We had a guest with walker and management made provisions to make our visit comfortable. Thank you!

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  16. JamieB

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was rustic chic. Menu and drink assortment was expansive. Food was fresh and served hot. Our waitress was very attentive and personable.

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  17. ThomasA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered nocchi for our 13 year old and portion was just that. Very small amount. Waiter did not tell us of any specials and we had to keep remind him to get our silverware drinks

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  18. JimT

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our go to restaurant in Charleston and they never disappoint

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    When a concert next door is happening the service needs to step up and be efficient. Too long of a wait time for food and drinks

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The fish special was mediocre-too salty and overcooked. However, the server was gracious and helpful, and the manager didn’t charge for the entree. Very nice!!! Btw, bread, drink and dessert were all quite good.

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  21. Katia

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall very underwhelming considering had high expectations, they were out of menu items on appetizers list , we ordered steak and frites and both were mediocre, steak au Poivre was over peppered like I never seen before ( though dined in French restaurants hundreds of times) with fries over cooked and unsavory looking ( like they were fried in advance) , pistou gnocchi were over sauced and very salty , they were out of dessert .. very underwhelming experience… overall restaurant didn’t impress…

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  22. CathyF

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was with family members we hadn’t seen in over a year. We had a great server who didn’t rush us. She made recommendations to each of us and was very knowledgeable about the menu. All of our meals, and we each had something different, were very good. Very nice evening

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and highly recommend! Server Autumn was very attentive and knowledgeable on menu. Just visiting Charleston and found this place by chance on internet.

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  24. MattN

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I took my mom here for dinner. Service started a little rocky when we went to the bar to get a drink while our table was getting ready and the lemon drop martini was not very tasty. Once seated our server was attentive and humorous charming the meal to just a fun time. Dinner and desserts were amazing! Highly recommend.

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  25. JanB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner at 39 Rue de Jean. Just didn’t have a great experience with the bartendar, he was not at all helpful and my friend spilled his drink and he just ignored him, most places would refill it for free right away. Our waiter was nice and food was great.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Seemed like an off night for us. Rushed yet slow service. Smaller portions. Love the menu but felt slighted bringing out of towners here.

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  27. Penelope

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best part of my meal was the warm bread and butter. Cream soup was good but the shrimp appetizer was very vinegary. Could not eat it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    More noisy than we prefer. Food was excellent.

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  29. KarinH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WOW! So so amazing, everything was great. We ordered a bottle of wine, lamb porterhouse, chicken francese, and kids pasta. Didn’t even have time to get photos because we dug in so quick. Amazing flavors, service (I think her name was Tammy) and price! Cannot wait to come back here on our next trip.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was very nice, but dinner service was slow. Trout wasn’t so great, but the rest of the menu items at our table were excellent.

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  31. KendraS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Rue! And service is always wonderful. Love the mussels and the potato soup.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We had and 8:00 PM reservation arrived at 7:50 and checked in with the host who didn't seem to even care we had arrived. Table wasn't ready and waited at the bar. Checked back in at 8:00, was told they were clearing table and would let us know when it would be time to be seated. Checked back at 8:15 still not. ready to be seated, checked in again at 8:30, was polite and said we are stand in a few feet away just gives a holler when the is ready. Checked in again at 8:40 and was told by the same host I sent you a text. We were literally 3 ft from the host stand. We ordered the mussels which were terrible floating in a strange pesto sauce?? order the beet salad and arugula salad both were terrible. Any restaurant can have a bad night but they. need a complete overhaul to be ready to serve guest. Stay away there are plenty of great restaurants in Charleston.

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  33. CynthiaC

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The French Onion Soup was the worst I have ever had. The broth had no flavor and was like eating dishwater. The cheese on top was not true Gruyère. The Cesar salad was very good. The fish special (Snapper) while a large serving was over cooked and dry. I won’t be coming back.

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  34. Stewartsreviews

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service, very good food. Parking in structure nearby.

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  35. George

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an excellent dinner spot, especially if you are going to attend an event at the Charleston Music Hall. The food was excellent, the dinner options different and inviting and depending on where you sit you can have a good conversation with your table mates. The noise level is tolerable the farther away you are from the entrance and bar.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sara, our server, did an excellent job!. Food was cooked perfectly.

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  37. KarlC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, consistently excellent menu items that I return for again and again... the potato truffle soup has me addicted... and great staff that really know their jobs. I love Rue de Jean!

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  38. DavidH

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous as usual! The food, service and ambience did not disappoint. We dine here at least once a month and look forward to it and have a great experience every time!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took abnormally long. The same with the three other tables around us. One couple up and left

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  40. akrontravelers

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the tar tar as our appetizer and it was delicious but we had barely begun to eat it when our entree arrived? We split the coq au vin as our meal and my half had a leg and thigh but my husband got a leg and back which was almost inedible. If splitting it in the kitchen wasn’t a good idea they should have told us that when we ordered. We often split so we can try more things on the menu and not because we are cheap and we don’t want two larger splits just one order cut in half. Our waiter was very attentive and we did have a bottle of wine with dinner. Good evening but we expected better.

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FAQs

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 722-8881.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston is rated 4.2 stars by 4861 OpenTable diners.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    King St. and John Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, French American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marcus Shell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 722-8881
  • Catering
    We cater through our sister company Events by Good Food. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information at eventsbygoodfood.com.
  • Private party facilities
    The Upstairs at Rue event space offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host professional gatherings or celebratory affairs, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance. Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. The venue maintains the charm of the city’s historic architecture while allowing the versatility to create an atmosphere appropriate for your special event. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information with the provided inquiry form.
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