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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston, Charleston, SC

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.3
4.3
3833 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

8:30 PM


Booked 48 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

    Ben Beasley

  • 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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Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Juan

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. I would recommend to anyone
  2. G

    olgaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was impeccable! The waiter was very professional. Food was very average, the trout was very salty, doesn’t have fresh fish taste. Wine and cocktail were decent. All in all 4*
  3. VM

    VickyM

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Best escargot ever and the chicken with gnocchi was amazing!!
  4. P

    Pmtiger

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Previously I have had some so-so experiences here, but my last two meals here have been super. Two months ago I had the beef tenderloin, which was perfectly cooked and a great cut. Last night I had the grilled pork chop with fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts, and it, too, was spectacular. The chop probably weighed 12 ounces, was cooked to a perfect medium, and they were generous with the two sides, which were very good. Our waitress Tammy was super nice and efficient and was attentive without being overbearing. My wife had a fried goat cheese salad and she was also very pleased. We sat outside, which was a little noisy with the music playing over the speakers, but my experience sitting inside is that it is much noisier. Overall, a very good meal.
  5. K

    Kingbeat

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French cuisine in the heart of downtown Charleston.
  6. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal including the wine was excellent. I started with the spinach salad which was huge and delicious. The shrimp provencal and the scallops were cooked perfectly.
  7. AA

    AlfieAndLuLu

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was very good, service was wonderful, tables are very close together so noise level is high—-Great place to go before show at the Charleston music hall—- if you’re looking for an evening of quiet conversation, probably not
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Had the unfortunate pleasure of Joseph serving us....... if you can call that service. Came with my family, party of 4. One main course was wrong so i had to wait for theme to fix it. He forgot to bring bread to the table, we ordered a bottle of Champagne and i was topping of the glasses all night even though they weren't busy not to mention that the bottle of sparkling water just got dropped off not even opened. Definitely not the experience that was expected.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready when we arrived. The waiter was excellent . The food was totally awesome. Very pleased and we will be back . Great dining here !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff made for a great experience! Will definitely return again! Our server JJ was amazing and the manager Kristin was great.
  11. AP

    AmyP

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hands down the best muscles ever. The cod was also amazing. Only negative was the noise
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food and service sub par. Will not be returning to this establishment.
  13. D

    Denise

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Our daughters have food allergies. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was patient as she walked us through our options.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and our waiter was very nice and very professional.
  15. RH

    RileyH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding and gorgeous restaurant with exceptional service.
  16. B

    Beth

    Atlanta

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. My friend and I sat at the bar and received excellent service from Eric. We ordered two amazing bottles of wine. I had the fried goat cheese salad and my friend ordered the cheese plate and they were both amazing🤩 When I’m back in Charleston, I will definitely visit this restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Mussels were terrible. I usually love them but these were tough and gritty. Yuck.
  18. RC

    RichC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time at Rue, it was amazing. The food was fantastic, the service was great. Win win for my wife’s birthday.
  19. j

    jenniferl

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent! Steak was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was the best- very good at making diners happy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They are known for their mussels but some of the mussels were cracked and several were closed, so I didn’t feel like it was a good idea to eat them. The scallops I had were incredible though, and my friend got the coq au vin which was delicious.
  21. D

    David54dc

    Dallas

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First visit disappointed overall. Pork chop was pink despite requesting no pink meat. They cooked it more but still some pink in center conversely steak was a little burned on outside but cooked to a nice medium internally. Server was Ok but overall disappointed
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great ambiance and good waitstaff.
  23. JG

    JoanGeorge

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We recommend it highly!
  24. MH

    MarianaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. Although I forgot to ask the bartender's name, I will not forget his pleasantness and service. He whipped up the most incredible Cold Brew Martini (okay 2 of them) for me. Christy, our server, was cheerful, charming and knowledgeable. She shared my disappointment when I inquired as to why the Salad Lyonnaise was removed from the menu - it was my favorite offering. We asked that we be allowed to slowly graze our way through the menu - she catered to our request and checked in on us after every items was delivered to the table, even offering suggestions on what to order next. And she was so sweet to bring me a chocolate pot du creme with a candle in it for my birthday. Ask to be seated with Christy!
  25. M

    Melin

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fabulous. It was noisier than we expected, but still great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! I can't believe it took me so long to come back here. The food was delicious, and the wine was fresh. I got the chicken franchaise and it was cooked to perfection. My friends got the goat cheese salad and the seared scallops and were very happy.
  27. c

    cocktailsauce

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    The manager was awful. I was shocked the placed a credit card surcharge at a restaurant and said nothing about it before hand. The food was excellent. The management has an attitude.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place but food was just ordinary.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live in Illinois. Have been to Charlston 3 times and after our first dining experience here we have made it a must stop.
  30. AM

    AbbyM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Always consistently wonderful.
  31. c

    citygirl

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. Great French Dip sandwich
  32. MP

    MikeP

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch with Panne Perdue and Eggs Benedict. Mimosas, Bellinis, coffee - perfect. And the server gave us the exact right amount of attention. Return trip for sure.
  33. J

    Jollymon

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating my son’s 30th birthday with dinner at 39 Rue de Jean, then after dinner we went next door to the Charleston Music Hall to see a concert. The food was fantastic! We received EXCELLENT service from our waitress, Tammy. The noise level was high, but we expected that as it was the height of Dinner Time and we knew the restaurant would be crowded, but it did not diminish our festivities and our dining experience was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend 39 Rue de Jean to all.
  34. JO

    JOHNATHANG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The trout entree my wife was VERY good!!! The flavoring goes through every inch. My appetizer was ok, and the shrimp and pasta I had wasn’t something that I couldn’t get at an Applebees or something. Overall it was a good experience. Easy parking on John st.
  35. K

    Kkdawg

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Sorry to see the quality so poor. Muscles were inedible…so overcooked they looked like they’d exploded. Frisée salad was over dressed, lettuce was limp, and lardons were huge, like 2 inches long, and mostly just fat. Not very pleasant. French dip bread was so hard had to eat open face and cut with a steak knife. Server was one her first day and was very nice. Removed muscles from the bill, but other than the bread, the food was shockingly poor. Hope they can figure it out as I have loved this spot for 20 years.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service amazing!!
  38. JG

    JoeG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, outstanding service! Our waiter, Jason, was attentive, knowledgeable, and funny! He was terrific!
  39. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did not have any wait to get out table, Zack our waiter was magnificent, knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. Our meals were first class beginning with the presentation to delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, but the acoustics make for a loud atmosphere, and hard to talk/hear. And really a little pricey, but guess your paying for the ambiance.

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 4.3 stars by 3833 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

8:30 PM


Booked 48 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

    Ben Beasley

  • 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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