39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.4
3006 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 3006 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food with a solid menu selection. Was pretty loud and busy inside but we ate outside and it wasn’t terribly busy out there.

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KarlF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service and nice ambiance. Returns next day for lunch.

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KarenT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/Daughter dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Wasn’t expecting honky tonk music in a French inspired restaurant. Level of service did not match the pricing

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John
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service in a great atmosphere. The food is classic French and it’s done very well. Charcuterie was made in house and it was delicious along with everything else

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CarolynH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wrong email address. Not your customer. Remove this email please

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vipfoodhobbyist
Richmond
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meals were very good with substantial portions. Order an excellent spinach salad with a wedge of Roquefort to share. When served we indicated we only ordered one. Server said that was one and already split. Dining partner ordered grilled pork chop
It was a double cut 2" thick easily sufficient for two and tender
Veal shank was excellent. This is a definite return next time we are in Charleston.

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DeborahH
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a great surprise find. A real French Bistro. Quite nice with in and out seating. Fantastic selection of Mussels with a variety of treatments. YUM! Joined them for lunch and next time in Charleston, we'll try them for dinner. Recommend them to French food lovers or someone wanting to try real French food.

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BeverleyM
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch at outdoor seating. Waiter attentive to re-filling water carafe and checking on food order. Wonderful bowl of mussels served in broth with French bread.
Great dining experience in downtown Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, service was okay

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would not recommend the steak. Table for four was extremely small.

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KimD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bryson our server was great. Food was not that great. Drinks were horrible

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Potterygirl
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I used to go to this restaurant years ago. Its still the same! But obviously a new chef who uses too much salt! The moules pistou were always a favorite but too salty by a long shot last night. The trout amandine was delightful. A very large fish with head and tail! Perfect! But again the green beans were too salty.

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vipCharlestonFoodie
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to slam this restaurant due to an error in our seating, but can't. They have COVID issues like sides plated incorrectly but everything is corrected graciously and promptly. Drinks are very reasonable, food is excellent, and if you are lucky enough to have Cassandra as a server your experience will be wonderful

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vipHouseofbullock
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Highly recommend the mussels!

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RobertC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Suggestion: get a sound engineer to analyze the acoustics. Normal conversation was impossible. The food was great, but the experience was disappointing

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vipdisappointed
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I gave it 3 stars because some of this is my fault - I should have sent things back when they weren’t right. Instead I drank/ate them, paid and didn’t complain. I ordered an Aperol Spritz and instead they gave me their version of the drink they have on the cocktail menu… which would have been fine if it didn’t taste like cough syrup. Other craft cocktails weren’t great either. Shrimp Provençal - asked for it without hot chili pepper flakes, and it came with them sprinkled all over. Pasta was mushy and over cooked. I ordered the filet medium and it came well done. Husband got 3 scallops with the scallop entree. Chicken franchise was like a piece of fried chicken. They did bring plenty of bread which was nice. But for the price, I was less than impressed with the service and the food.

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WalterS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. We had the scallops and the shrimp. Both were prepared excellent with great flavor. We would definitely recommend the place and would go back. The service was also excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always well prepared food, a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere and good service. For me, that makes it a Charleston favorite!

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Mickey
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brooke, our waitress was personable, professional, and efficient. Our food was delivered on time, and items ordered were correct. My pork chop was a bit overdone, and tough. The addition of brussels sprouts was far too much, as the entire plate was covered with the vegetable. The ambience was a bit old and out dated. Overall, the experience was good.

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anyes
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We made a reservation a week ahead of time ! We mentioned it was our anniversary upon making the reservation. We arrived 10 minutes before our time. The 2 hostesses Scrambled to find us a table. We landed on the smallest table in a corner with a waitress who has barely any idea about the menu. Service was slow, and inattentive. Food was excellent! Ambiance was nothing special. Soul Town music playing in the background for a French restaurant?? Noise level is loud. Desserts were disappointing :No floating island, no chocolate mousse.Lemon torte was a cake batter a French lemon tarte.
No white tablecloth. Overall disappointing!

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JanetR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch, mussels were perfectly yummy and the sauce was energetically sopped up with the wonderful french bread.. out table had the omelet, fried goat cheese salad, eggs benedict with espresso and creme brulee for dessert... All AWESOME, as was our waiter, Jason. oh... and the bloody marys were to die for.
Can you tell we enjoyed it?

JM
vipJennieM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I ordered eggs Benedict and requested the eggs be soft what are received was overcooked eggs and very little hollandasie sauce. I don’t recommend this dish.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding as was the service! Highly recommend!

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vipKaki
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was impeccable. The steak Tare tare was perfection. The bread was as good as theFrench could do it. But the Caesar Salad was drowned in a pre-made dressing. The second they brought was barely grazed with dressing. A French resturant should fix a Caesar at the table side the real way. That is the way it is do right.

The ambience is rather lack luster. I would go back did the tare tare, but nothing else.

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Bugsy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entrees were very Expensive




Yea. Yea. Yes.

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vipBellissimo
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We each had different cocktails, appetizers, wines, and entrees. All of our food was prepared perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was excellent, but not fussy. It was a wonderful meal and exactly what we have come to expect when we dine here!

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Tania
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Four of us had a variety -
The onion soup - incredible
Short ribs - wonderful sauce
Steak nicely prepared
Trout was nice
Plenty of food
Drinks were good and a wide selection of wines
We were not rushed and had a lovely experience. Not our first time and definitely not the last

JC
JCROD55
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Very polite and attentive.

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

The food, service, and atmosphere at 39 Rue de Jean are consistently top notch. We are never disappointed. One of our favorite places in Charleston. Highly recommend the short ribs and the onion soup!

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TrippH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal with excellent service. Party of 4 and all enjoyed their evening

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful evening, escargot delicious as well as the potato soup! Pork chop was more than generous… The crispy brussels sprouts Were tasty and a sharp contrast with the sweet pears. Our waitress was very attentive. Great location, walking distance to Hilton Hampton Inn Historic District.
👍👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good was fantastic

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Bostonfoodie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for dinner. It was moderately busy but the room is extremely loud. Food was ok. Muscles were extremely salty, dinner for our party of four didn’t come out in a coordinated and timely manner with my daughter getting her plate 15 minutes before my wife got hers and there was another 10 minutes before the rest of us were served. Very unprofessional from that standpoint.

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Richard
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was good. We had four different meals and all were delicious.

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Francofoodies
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed returning to one of our favorite downtown CHS restaurants. Liked the new version if the arugula/goat cheese salad better than the mezclun version we used to order. Mussels were

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live2eat
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat outside so noise was not an issue. Food was great but service was very slow

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 4.4 stars by 3006 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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