39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.3
3386 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 Tuesday 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

Support 39 Rue de Jean - Charleston during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3386 people are saying
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NoNoiseNoNonsense
New England
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, we couldn’t stop commenting on how good each bite was! Wish we had room for dessert but portions were really generous and we had to finish our plates bc it was that tasty.

Ambiance was really nice and staff was friendly. Would def recommend!

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KRpar
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Servers didn’t wear masks.
Food took over an hour to come out.

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Ella
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so good! Me and my boyfriend celebrated our first year anniversary there and we had the best waiter, he was so focused on making sure we had everything, he was so helpful with the menu, and the food came out so fast. Also, the food is absolutely the most delicious we’ve ever had. The dessert too! It is pretty pricey, but it’s great for special events!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Server Jason went over and above. Not only excellent service but when I forgot my credit card he ran outside to return it.

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monya29
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went there for dinner while visiting Charleston. The food was great, wonderful service, and we love the ambience. Will definitely go back next time we are in town!

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Bandit
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was outstanding. Noise level was high.

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James
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere of 39 Rue de Jean. It was busy but you could still have a conversation. I had the Veal Blanquette which was wonderful. My wife had the Chicken Francaise which was equally good. Top those off with a Parisian Manhattan which was very interesting, and it was a fantastic dinner.

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CraigE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall we really enjoyed our meal. The food and the service were great. The desserts were the only weak point. They were ok, but, not great.

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DeniseA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Three menu items not offered Heavy handed on crushed RPepper, shrimp Provençal. No Hennessy to end dinner.

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Christen10
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rue de Jean never disappoints! Consistently great food, excellent service and a great wine menu!

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RobertA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was presented and prepared well, and it tasted excellent. Our waiter, Thomas, was entertaining, a delightful conversationalist, an excellent waiter who foresaw our needs before we had to ask.

The noise level was a little due to a full restaurant.

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Brenda
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food as always, but the server was not very good or attentive. Not like usual service. I’m sure they are understaffed like everywhere else!

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GaryS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rue de Jean is wonderful for special occasions and superb cuisine and service.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had the Confit leg of duck. I went around 5p. While it was good, it did not appear freshly prepared and my friends fish was cold. The waiter promptly returned her dish. The winter salad was the best part of the meal.

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theresem
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and personable service. Wide variety of wines. Scallops and chocolate cake was delicious!

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JohnsIslanders
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was restaurant week, and the waitress kept taking us off that menu. They were out of one of the two entrees, early in the evening. One of the desserts on that menu was not good.

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Kiersten
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bit of our visit here. From the warm French ambiance to the food and wine selection and the great service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations, our meal was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. We really enjoyed our experience here from start to finish.

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MichaelF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tammy was a great waitress, very social and fun. Took special care of us for our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went during restaurant week. The duck was overcooked and the sides were just blah.

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Heirloom
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything on the menu is delicious. the wait staff was courteous and prompt. great feel

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual

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MaryS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I visited 7 months ago and gave it 5 stars. Service was superb. This visit was a 180 degree difference. Service was on par to what I would expect from Ruby Tuesdays. Staff seemed overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. There was no pride in service. It was super sad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

$45 market price steak frites. Def not prime, right tough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Rue de Jean and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is lovely, quiet and intimate. Out service was perfectly attentive and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised at the generous food portions that was absolutely delicious! We found another gem to add to our date night rotation.

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keniawithJeephendrick
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The house wine was great and the food was very tasty!!

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was top notch and food was excellent!

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Booklady
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our dinner is a mixed review. The mussels were excellent. The scallops were the best part of our meal - really excellent! The salad was mundane and mostly greens not beets or goat cheese. The location next to the Music Hall very convenient. We sat out on the heated patio but inside was very appealing. We would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food tasted burnt and lacking flavor.

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vipBobH
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rue De Jean has a really pleasant atmosphere and JJ was such a personable server. Our food was outstanding and authentic, and you can count on us dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I throughly enjoyed our experience at Rue de Jean.
Our server was well versed in the menu and she made excellent recommendations. We enjoyed a wide range of appetizers, entrees and drinks. We are looking forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess Sophia led us to the perfect table, and our server JJ was exceptional. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to 39 Rue de Jean. The food and service is always impeccable and always consistent. Dined at the bar last night with a girlfriend and the bartenders were absolutely the best. So friendly and engaging with the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a craving for crème brûlée- and this place did not disappoint! We also had some cocktails that were fantastic. Ambiance was perfect for date night. We want to come back and try some of the entrees they offer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, Edward was our server and he was incredible. The food was wonderful and it was a great atmosphere- will be back!

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StuartK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the server was very efficient and knowledgeable. His name is Edward and when we go back we will ask for him to work with us.

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Factoryconnection
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant continues to be a special place to enjoy a meal well above what even a very good cook could prepare at home. Even outdoors, the place is charming and the food delectable. Mussels in a variety of broths are a must-have, every time, although the French bread wasn't quite to their historic high standard. The bowl was plenty for two to share!

Croque Madame was an appropriately indulgent and delicious sandwich, and the fries may have been the best I've ever had. I didn't even intend to get them; they just came with the Croque Madame! Gold medal.

The up-market french toast (I forget the actual title) thrilled my companion and was perfectly prepared and served.

For two people with no alcohol our bill came out to $63 plus tip, but we did have some leftovers. A most satisfying upgrade from standard brunch fare!

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vipEandRLittleFalls
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Loved the French bistro ambiance, our waiter, and the food was delicious. The chicken francaise was the best we ever had! Highly recommend this restaurant and palm to go there again when we are back in Charleston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French bistro! Escargot and Seared duck were both excellent! Great service! Highly recommend.

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 4.3 stars by 3386 OpenTable diners.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://39ruedejean.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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