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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston, Charleston, SC

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.2
4.2
4117 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 Tue–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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Offers

  • Half off Mussels!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Enjoy half-off all mussels every Tuesday night.

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What 4,117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Micky

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Steak was way overdone as was the pork chop. We had a birthday reservation and they sat us next to the bathroom. Smelled cleaner all night. Quality not even close to what it cost. I would not recommend!
  2. RR

    RickR

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always
  3. G

    Goofylounana

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Noah our server was great!!! He was on top of everything. The food was as always wonderful. We were sad to hear that our favorite manager left.
  4. RC

    RitaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to rue de Jean many times over the years since we first moved to the Charleston area. It is my all-time favorite restaurant!! One of the main reasons is that the food is always delicious, and the service is always perfect even when there are tons of people in the restaurant. For tonight‘s dinner, I brought a friend who hadn’t ever been to 39 Rue de Jean. We had the mussels which is one of my favorite dishes, along with the braised Brussels and bacon. Our waitress suggested we share the mussels as the grande was quite large. She was so right! There was more than enough for two of us. In fact, we could not finish the mussels. We so appreciated the waitresses suggestion. It would’ve been heartbreaking had we ordered even the smaller serving and not been able to finish. Everything was perfect. As usual. 😃
  5. A

    Advent

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Lots of hype and hard to get a reservation for here. Food quality and prep was very good, but overall the restaurant lacks in creating a fine dining experience to match its prices. Our food was delivered even before our drinks arrived and it felt more like a place that’s interested in turning tables than about the customer experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We were sat about 8 feet from the bar and it was extremely loud and we had to ask to be moved. Appetizers came out and one was wrong and it was brought to us a second time before they brought the correct dish. Steaks were both completely raw in the middle and had to be sent back. On top of one side being wrong. One steak was so burnt on the outside by the second time (medium) that it tasted like charcoal and was inedible. No manager was seen. Ruined the night. Definitely one of the worst restaurant experiences we have had. Dissapointed
  7. H

    Helen

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bar staff andtableaervees, fabulous food, great meal!
  8. JK

    JonahKuhio

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by our server Caroline at n a very busy day!
  9. TR

    TaylorR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    With there being so many amazing places to eat in Charleston this just wouldn't be top on my list.
  10. JA

    JenniferA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    It was awhile getting our entrees but we had wine and we’re happy. However, as we were finishing our meals, the wait staff began cleaning around us. They took up all the chairs, removed the table covers and began sweeping. It was very awkward because we had arrived at 7 and it was now about 845. We had waited patiently try for our meals and now felt we had to rush to leave Also, my husband is an onion soup aficionado and rates this dish wherever we dine. He felt it was way too salty, very thin, and hardly any onions
  11. RS

    RobertS

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sisters 70th birthday
  12. FB

    FrankB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    4 of us had dinner last night and we had 4 different meals. Everyone loved their entrees and we enjoyed a few appetizers and deserts as well. The food was great and and no one was disappointed. The presentation of all the dishes was very appealing as well. Our waitress was amazing and very attentive.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The hamburgers are excellent. I had the mussels in olive oil and basil. It seemed there was more oil than broth and wasn’t very tasty. Fries excellent as well.
  15. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose the Charleston Week Menu with additions and Bordeaux wine: pea soup, lamb shanks, puréed mashed potatoes, string beans and chocolate torte. Luscious. Our waiter was delightful and attentive and Mike the manager corrected a minimal inconvenience. Great, first- time experience.
  16. MP

    MorganP

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place I’m adding to my list of regulars in Charleston. Great mussels, the Brussels salad was HUGE and unique cocktails (has anyone ever heard of a spiritless old fashioned?) All in all, a Charleston staple.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner here for restaurant week! Our server Cole was very personable and recommended many things on the menu. The Caesar salad croutons were so delicious, definitely recommend that.
  18. CB

    CarolineB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I have eaten here several times and had great meals. I decided to try the restaurant week special. The pea soup was good. The swordfish was ok. The rice was very salty and the butternut squash was way undercooked and too hard to even chew. The apple cake was very cold and stale. A very expensive disappointment.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our server was nice, but we cannot recall her stating her name. The pea soup was phenomenal! Absolutely delish! The lamb was PERFECT!!!! There was no gamey taste. The meat was tender and moist. This was the best lamb I ever tasted. The apple cake was good . The alcohol beverage was ok. The swordfish was good, especially with the tomato bacon jam, however…..the butternut squash was disappointing. It was cold & hard, totally undercooked. Pieces of the rice were also undercooked.
  20. RG

    RossG

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was a little dry and cold. Service was fine. Place is a bit dated. The outside area looks enjoyable in the summer for a drink.
  21. A

    Aguy

    Austin

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and the mussels with chorizo and tomato were exquisite. Duck, Coq au Vin, and chateaubriand were also excellent
  22. MS

    MelindaS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The restaurant was crowded and extremely noisy. Soups were not served hot and several meals were either dry or too salty. The ladies room was disgusting. Waiter wasn’t as attentive as he should have been. This was extremely disappointing as I was the one who highly recommended it to my group of friends based on our previous experiences.
  23. RV

    RVAFoodE

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    39 Rue de Jean never disappoints. We took our pet and were warmly seated on the patio. It was Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy which made service a little slower than why we have experienced previously. We shared an order of delightful Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer. The shrimp provencale and trout were good. The trout was served whole which is the classic presentation. Removing bones did reduce the enjoyment of the meal.
  24. VW

    VinceW

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rue deJean is one of our favorites in downtown Charleston. Service is as good as the food!
  25. DD

    DDubCharlestonGal

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and experience, as always.
  26. NR

    NielR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Hardly a French restaurant experience. Noisy. Fish tasted like it had gone bad.
  27. JD

    JohnD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French bistro style (all the typical items are superior) and great results, excellent service, fine wine list.
  28. D

    Debbie

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date with husband. Great service by Taylor. Able to take our time and truly dine.
  29. JC

    JohnC

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  32. JI

    JimIslFoodie

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    So the food was barely ok but the waitress was clueless and our service was poor. The food quality was lack luster. I was concerned that there so few people there on a Sunday brunch now I know why.
  33. M

    Malerie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, and the server Zach was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our Waiter, Cody was very professional and efficient.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Ordered the rabbit and was so dry that I could not eat it
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service. Very prompt! They were not busy this night and they were almost too quick! Courses came quickly before we had finished the previous one. But food was hot and delicious!
  37. DP

    DPayne

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Decent meal, but if you are looking for real French food go elsewhere, especially at these prices
  38. RM

    RejeanM

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Green beans served with the veal châteaubriant were either mushy or not cooked enough, the sauce with châteaubriant was just awful. Also the side order of French fries was greasy that we didn’t eat half of it, honestly I don’t know when they change their cooking oil last time. We won’t return there we will spend our money where we received something for the $.
  39. SZ

    SteveZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, very attentive service and excellent food and drinks. Will visit again next time in Charlston.
  40. d

    doinitac

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Beware of the hidden fees ! Read that receipt carefully. Food was ok, nothing special. 20% automatic tip for groups of 5 or more

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4117 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

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
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 Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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