39 Rue de Jean - Charleston
Very nice meal however the waiter ( his name was Chris)did not enhance the experience at all. Was not trained well - interrupted our conversation every time he came to the table instead of waiting for us to look up. He meant well and was pleasant but it’s annoying to have a waiter talk over you before he’s even gotten to the table.
Excellent dinner with great service.
Rue de Jean has been a stalwart of the north King Street area for years. I’m happy to report it is still a wonderful restaurant with great food and a wonderful ambience. The braised short rib was savory and delicious. The burger is second to none. The beet salad was really good too.
They were completely overbooked and tried to put us at a tiny table in the bar. We requested a change as we did have a reservation and the said they were overbooked, which was obvious by the huge crowd standing in the doorway for their tables. We left and ate elsewhere. Terrible all around.
First time. Great experience celebrating our daughter’s birthday.
They sat us at a table way too small to eat at in the bar and we had reservations five days in advance. The same thing happened to a couple next to us and they left.
Outstanding food and service. One of the finest French restaurants in the country. I'd go back in a heartbeat. However, the noise level is one of the worst ever. You'll need earplugs.
Our group of ten came here for dinner. The service was excellent, and the food was fabulous. My friends raved about the mussels. The desserts were also fantastic. If we are ever back in Charleston, we will definitely be back.
Our lunch started with the soup de jour of delicious black bean soup followed with the BEET-CURED GRAVLAX SALMON sandwich and FRISÉE LYONNAISE salad, both were tasty and satisfying. Unfortunately, the waiter wasn’t well trained and mixed up the orders which delayed service. Other then that we enjoyed our experience. Charleston is a town with many high caliber restaurants, with a bit more effort this one could rise above average.
The restaurant was great, however they refused to honor my Dining Rewards points.
Server was very attentive to our party of 6 people and the food was pleasing to the eye as well as tasty.
everything was wonderful. every time we come for lunch food service and drinks are great. best onion soup in the history of onion soup. it was my girlfriends birthday and she was so happy with everything. what a wonderful server we had. thank you so much.
The Best food....best service.....great surroundings!
9 boys on Spring Break. Perfect place’
We had a fantastic dining experience. The food was phenomenal and priced very reasonably, service was great. I feel like we had close to the fine dining experience without paying top dollars for it. Our server Chris was very attentive to all our needs. We definitely will be back if we are ever back in town.
Food and service all very good. Wait time for food was longer than expected.
We will miss Harvey!
I was in town meeting old friends. Our waiter was fantastic! So fun!
Great food, great location, great staff, enjoy the outside seating to avoid noise.
Awesome service! Amazing
Lovely and delicious
Lovely lunch, seated outside. Waitress was helpful and professional. Beef Bourgenon was well prepared and tasty. Poached pear exceptional. Second visit in 2 days.
Overall the food was good. With exception of salads that had too much dressing on them. Replaced with dressing on the side. Biggest concern was the service was slow. Noticed shrimp cocktails sitting station ready to be delivered but did not receive for several minutes. The short ribs were excellent
Very nice. Food very good. A little noisy.
Excellent meal, lovely outside table, waitress Madison was exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyed our entrées of short ribs and salmon. Desserts were very tasty, everything presented beautifully. Will return again.
Great place for casual dinner on the patio before event at the music hall
We came in during the transition time and the meal choices were still excellent. Will be recommending to our friends and to our travel agent to let others know what a genuine gem this place is.
Amazing experience as always!
Great meal. Loved the truffle fries! Steak was cooked perfectly!
Rue de Jean has been around for a long time and it used to be one of my favorites but unfortunately time is beginning to show. The bathrooms are sorely outdated, as well as the benches with the booths. But most disappointing was the aroma surrounding our table. It was the smell after tables have been washed with a wet/dirty cloth. The smell kept creeping up at every bite. The truffle potato soup wasn't as good as it usually is. Rue needs an update and a serious cleaning to get rid of the stench. Not sure if I'll be back. Too many other good choices in town to have a less than stellar experience at what used to be a definite win.
This was a great find! If we had found it the night before we would have eaten there both of the nights we were in Charleston. The food was really good, the service great and the ambiance wonderful! Loved it!
Standard French bistro fare well executed.
I had the braised rabbit and it was outstanding. The drinks from the bar (I had a Perfect Manhatten) were excellent.
Due to a party with uncontrolled children the noise level was a little high. Our server was attentive but was probably overloaded.
I love to dine there before performances at the CHARLESTON music hall. They get you in and out quickly.The vacherin is the best dessert to share.
Waited FOREVER to be served appeared they were short staffed.
Seriously over 30 minutes before we got our first glass of wine.
Then another 30 before he took our dinner order.
food was OK but nothing spectacular for the money.
Slow service, undercooked meat, eggs cooked wrong way, dirty bathrooms. Usually love coming here for brunch but it will be awhile until I return.
Very good nigiri tuna sushi and beet salad. 10 oz burger had a nice charcoal grilled taste on first bite, but was too much meat and on the dry bland side. Terribly loud due to a seen-better-days tin ceiling. Overall acceptable but so many other options in the area, you can do better. Or just get the sushi!
Our waiter was not very attentive to our order. I did not eat but one bite of my entree nor did my daughter in law. He did not offer to replace. He offered one dessert free for the table.
With this being said rue de Jean is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston.
with this being said I do not feel I will return my next visit.