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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston, Charleston, SC

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.2
4.2
4857 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 Monday 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 54 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Mon–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 on Tuesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Enjoy half-off all mussels every Tuesday night.

  • Wine Mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Mondays just got a whole lot better! Come enjoy HALF OFF bottles of wine every Monday night. *bottles must be under $100*

What 4,857 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

4,857 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first year celebrating our marriage and Rue de Jean was fantastic! We had a small table in the main dining room. The ambiance and atmosphere was wonderful. Our server Thomas was very nice and welcoming. They gave us great cocktails and fabulous food. Highly recommend!

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  2. WayneW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicholas our waiter gave excellent service. The lamb dinner was great the coq au von was average.

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  3. RickD

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation for In the bar area, at the bar for 615PM 12 April, 2024 weeks in advance to dine before a 730 concert at the Music Hall. I arrrived at 605 PM and the bar was completely full. I enquired with the host, and was told they would take care of it. I watched a couple leave the bar and no reserve card was placed, also there was a booth next to the bar nothing was done to offer it instead. I continued to wait until 630, with a continual chaos at the host station. In the end I told the host to cancel my reservation, and left to eat elsewhere.

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  4. PinkShirtGuy

    Charleston

    303 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    303 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here before a concert we were seeing next door at the music Hall. Very load in the bar area where we were seated but otherwise okay. Very busy and we didn't really have enough time to enjoy it more. My steak was very good, and my wife enjoyed her chicken dish as well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating our anniversary and the started off with two flutes of sparkling wine which was very thoughtful. My husband had a cocktail before dinner that was very good and ordered the pork tenderloin as his entree which was excellent. He always has to ask for additional chutney and our waitress was very accommodating. She was excellent and very attentive! I am a gluten-free, vegetarian so my selection was extremely limited. I have found that most of the restaurants in Charleston do not cater very much to vegetarians or vegans and they can’t even imagine such a thing as a gluten-free vegetarian. I am usually relegated to selecting a salad and/or a vegetable plate of side dishes. I will say their sides were very well seasoned and tasty. Considering all the rave reviews of chefs in Charleston, I should think that they could come up with 1or2 vegetarian/vegan entrees that are also gluten free optional. They need to keep up with current trends. Overall, I would recommend Rue de Jean!

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  6. KeeganR

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, refined French food in a charming venue. Loved our meal, and the service was great. Highly recommend.

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  7. MichaelK

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was over cooked. Cocktails were absolutely horrible.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous French food every single visit and Noah, our server, is always professional, knowledge able and courteous. My friend that dined with me is a classically trained Chef, owns a restaurant in Atlanta and speaks French. I’m always nervous to see if he likes the restaurant or not…. He loved it! My discerning friend had the French onion soup and short ribs. We shared the escargot(dipping the bread in the garlic butter) and I had traditional Caesar Salad with anchovies. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner!

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  9. LynnL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was burned, black on the top. Some of the bottom was edible. Companion should have sent it back. Halibut was overcooked and dry, on bed of wild rice and asparagus that had decent flavor but asparagus also overcooked. Waitress picked up plates, most of salmon still on the plate, I said both overcooked. Asked if we wanted something else, at that point who does, said no. Came back, offered 2 desserts. Crème brûlée and chocolate dense pudding were good. I think salmon should never have been served by chef. A good chef will come and apologize and not charge. We should have taken a picture. Charcuterie plate was good.

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  10. sklaszky

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Natalie was terrific. Burger was excellent, cosmo was strong. Situated adjacent to Charleston Music Hall, this restaurant is the perfect spot for pre-show meal and drinks. Great menu choices. I'll be back.

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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 4857 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 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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