39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.2
3188 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 3188 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

App which was escargot a bit disappointing did not like the garlic sauce, a bit thin. Entree was very good, service was spot on and wine was a winner

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wellfeed
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. My too go place, and love taking visitors.

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Elle
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at Rue de Jean! The food is always very good and the French Onion soup is incredible. Our table of four had two dinners of short ribs, pasta with shrimp and soup and beet and fried goat cheese salad. Nice selection of wines and a small but flavorful cheese plate. No room for dessert!

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Yeti
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Still a great place, but sadly seemed a little tired around the edges.
Last time I dined at 39 Rue de Jean was in 2003. And it was a bright shining star on the food scene here in Charleston.

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kimm
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizers were disappointing. We had escargots, foie gras, mussels. The meal itself was very good pork chops, duck and chicken franchise.

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DateNightCHS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was too loud to even hear my date sitting next to me without having to raise our voices. The food was mediocre. The cocktails were too strong - almost couldn't drink it.

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vipJamesP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a delightful brunch for four on Sunday. With one exception, the food was great; on of our attendees ordered eggs benedict and even though all the entrees came with "this plate is very hot" warnings, this one was not and the entree was luke warm to cold. Everyone else's food was hot. Otherwise a very nice experience. Bloody Mary's were awesome.

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Marc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great boisterous brasserie atmosphere, very good plates, decent drinks, attentive service all made for an enjoyable meal.

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vipiaillini
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, one of our "go-to" places in Charleston serves up yet another great meal. Chicken Francaise was delicious, as were the mussels in Red Curry sauce. Service was fantastic as usual. And frankly, this establishment provides an excellent wine list at some of the most reasonable prices in town. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipKendellB
Charleston
85 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed one last lunch at the Rue with our son before he walked down the aisle. We have celebrated here over many years. The food and service are consistently good and never disappoint-today was no exception. Outdoor dining was comfortable and waitstaff continue wearing masks. They get extra stars for the great wine selections.

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Dogsmom
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Restaurant has a big bar which was packed with people shouting - the noise permeated the restaurant making conversation impossible. It took 55 minutes for our first order to arrive, came in the wrong order and when the entrees finally arrived one was stone cold and impossible to eat. Eat someplace else when you are in Charleston- this was very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Rue de Jean. It takes me back to Paris every time. Will go again. Soon.

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MaryanneD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, beautifully presented and the service was excellent.

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Jojo
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Having dined here several times before, I was a little disappointed in the food. Onion soup was mediocre, salmon overcooked. Out of scallops and the bourbon we requested.

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PatriciaE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time trying 39 Rue de Jean. Had a good experience and would like to return to try other menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just had apps and a drink but very nice experience and wonderful service with a very knowledgeable and personable waiter.

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vipBruce
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Please save your money and dine somewhere else. We sent back our salad because the dressing tasted terrible. We ordered the steak frites and the cut of steak was good, but the au Poivre sauce literally tasted like how floor cleaner smells. We could not eat it. Speaking of floors, I slipped two times going to the restroom as the floor was greasy/wet. Seriously, find somewhere else to dine.

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Jacques
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food slow service. Waiter said they are short on people, food took 40 minutes, omlete

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Floridafoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Chicken Francaise is the way to go here, delicious. It’s very loud so conversation can be challenging.

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Carl
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our server had a 9 to 10 table section in the lounge area and was in the weeds on a Friday evening.
Food was great and arrived as expected, but had to ask for everything we needed.
Really expected someone to step in and help our server but it didn't happen.
Our side dish didn't come until we were done with our meals, and it was a challenge getting more water.
None of this was his fault as he should have gotten some assistance while he was continuously getting double sat with a mostly full section.
Our server made it right with us on our check but he shouldn't have had to and we didn't expect it. He somehow found the time to recognize my wife's birthday with a dessert and ended the subpar evening on a good note which both of us appreciated.
Not what we expected from a restaurant of this caliber.

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FriendDinner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The service was wonderful the dinner was great -the mussels were fabulous !!!

We love sharing dishes and they served them split each course. Wonderful

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richardh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

the table water had an unpleasant taste as if it was unfiltered tap water. the french dip was made with poor quality beef with a lot of tendon in it. the panna cotta dessert had blueberries in vinegar which tasted like italian dressing- a disappointment. I told the waiter and no response was made.

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LincolnCenterpreshow
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Big difference from before pandemic. Won’t return anytime soon. Lots of things no longer on menu and food not nearly as good as before

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JohnR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A French twist on South Carolina low country cuisine that you won’t soon forget. Simply Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food!

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vipAllgoodinthehood
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite local spot for us. Escargot, filet mignon, good selection of spirits. We go about once a month. Great for before concerts or other events downtown.

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ValeryR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so exiting to try a duck. 6 people of 11 wanted and came only for duck but your duck run out. 😢

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StephanieB
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful location to meet friends for good food! A bit disappointed that we were unable to order their signature Manhattan -- they did not have the housemade elixir to add in. Overall, very good!

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

May have been a bad night have had wonderful meals there before but a party of 10 at 630pm on a Saturday was too much for them to handle

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JenniferB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation made with plenty of time to spare (90 minutes) to make it to our concert next door. While we were seated on time, it took 45 minutes alone to get a basket of bread delivered. Once we were finally able to place our order, we were told that they were out of the one item that I wanted - a basic French Dip. The waiter confirmed wither the kitchen, adding even more time to our wait. Once our meal was delivered, my husband’s “whole” trout (per the menu) was in-fact not whole at all, but a trout filet. The waiter offered to comp a dessert, but we were unable to accept as we had to rush to make it to our show on time. In short, majorly disappointing experience. Not likely to return.

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annl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like we were in Paris! Delicious food !

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matthewb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great time at Rue de Jean. Food and drinks were great as was the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Before a concert! Always a great experience! Food and drinks coming out a little slow, and it wasn’t that busy..,but still good!

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Ellen
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The onion soup and bread were delicious. The meat charcuterie was unimpressive. When we entered for dinner at 6:00 pm, the noise level was fine. By the time we left about an hour later, it was too noisy to comfortably carry on a conversation at our table for 4. Service was fine but, with many restaurants, a bit too intrusive. It's not necessary for the waitstaff to tell me they are taking the credit cards or returning the it...I can see that they are. It would be less intrusive for the waitstaff/food delivery staff to know who ordered what dish instead of interrupting the conversation at the table to ask for the information (again, too many restaurants allow this type of interruption). I will return, because I love their onion soup, and request an outside table.

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Kaida
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my birthday we drove 5 hours from Tennessee to our favorite Charleston restaurant, 39 Rue de Jean, prior to a concert at the Charleston Music Hall, which is next door. We were happily anticipating a lovely meal of mussels…a specialty.
The restaurant was experiencing a staff shortage which was exacerbated by our server quitting in mid-shift saying he had “too many tables”. The management, particularly a young man named Branson, swung into action without missing a beat filling drink & dinner orders & keeping everyone happy on a busy Friday night. The food was as excellent as always. We had a superb dinner dotted with a bit of drama. Oh, and I was presented with a piece of chocolate mousse cake with a lighted candle. I happily made a birthday wish as I blew the candle out.

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DrJW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and excellent food.
A bit noise , great place to meet friends.

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Betty
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Mussels were skimpy / first time I did not have a 1st Class meal, so I was surprised and disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!!! It was my birthday and everyone treated me like a queen!!!!

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WandaB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No complaints about the food because it was good. Service was average. The server made no effort to interact with us so we got the bare basics as far as service goes. Restaurant was extremely loud and therefore it was difficult to have a conversation with each other at our table . It was an anniversary celebration but server never mentioned it.

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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 3188 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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