39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.5
2713 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 60% 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

We do currently require and ask all guests to wear a face mask upon entering and exiting our building.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2713 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional French restaurant. They offered authentic French dishes and did not disappoint. Clams and coq au vin were prepared perfectly, and the ambiance and decor was just right for a true French dining experience.

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CaseyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! Great food and service and a fun way to see the city and experience the charm of Charleston.

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vipDave
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxing post-church brunch- always great!

The Eggs Norwegian and the Caesar w/ Salmon we’re tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food including escargot, mussels, and steak was really good. The cheese plate was quite small. For some reason, the restaurant was playing obnoxious 80s hard rock music, which would be much better suited for a dive bar and not a French bistro. It was a bit strange. One lady at the table next to us even complained to her server about the music. Blasting “Girls, Girls, Girls” typically does not make for a romantic evening. The biggest letdown though was that our server brought our check to our table while we still had a half a bottle of wine and food on our plates. This was disappointing as my wife and I were trying to enjoy our anniversary. It seemed as if the goal was quick table turnaround. If you just stepped off the cruise ship or just drove in from Ohio, this is the place to go!

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Kathythefoodie123
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Disappointed frisée salad not on menu. One of your best French dishes.
Steak au poivre should have a sauce , not just peppered surface. We lived in France for 20 years.
Enjoyed Red curry mussels because I love hot but were described as a bit spicy

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vipKmess
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, a restaurant that doesn’t rush you through every course to get you out. This was fine French dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

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JenniferV
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and wonderful service!

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DouglasA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We took our daughter and new son-in-law (from out of town)who was generally unfamiliar with French cuisine. We were all very favorably impressed with our food which was accompanied by a truly outstanding bottle of wine. Could not have had a more enjoyable evening, aside from having no room for dessert!

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PlanCoolTrips
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious meal and nice ambience! Really enjoyed the mussels prepared with shallots, and the shrimp Provençal. Our server Gwendolyn was outstanding. The socially distanced patio dining in the quaint alley was a perfect spot. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was delicious and the service was great; unfortunately we were seated next to a loud and obnoxious 4 some who spoke and cursed very loudly. The restaurant did offer to move us to another table, but our meals had just come out so we stayed put. I did mention their conduct to the manager when we left. She was very apologetic and told me she’d say something. It’s a shame people can be so rude and obnoxious and spoil the atmosphere for others.

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vipHBS9
New England
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great music.

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vipFoodZ72
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Rue de Jean. It has the ambience of a NY city bistro and the food is reliably good and varied. Great bar area. We rarely get past the brasserie burger but the oysters are fabulous too.

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ChristineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at 39 rue de Jean. I enjoyed the truffled potato soup, while my husband loved the warm goat cheese salad with beets. We split a charcuterie plate and our son enjoyed the steak frites. The server was attentive, but not annoying, and the French 75 was heavenly. Thanks for a great evening.

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meme
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mussels (1/2 price on tuesdays) delicious! My duck and the purée was out of this world, my daughter’s salmon excellent! The drinks were amazing! Price was what I expected from a good French restaurant, nothing disappointing. And the bread was amazing!!!!

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DonnaT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The onion soup was less thanwarm, my dinner was barely heated...disappointed.

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BobT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff welcomed us. Enjoyed outdoor meal and was able to have our dog with us.

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FKA9
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced for the quality of food. Service was great though.

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bridgetf
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4/3/21 Easter dinner on Spring break

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. All the mussel choices are very good. Try the hand cut truffle frites...

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JudyC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We picked this place from surfing online. Looking over the menu etc. When we got the menu seemed a little limited.
Our waiter was very friendly, I would say he was good at his job.
The burger was very dry not very tasty. The eggs Benedict was ok but I dont see myself ordering again
I guess it was just a meal not much of a dining experience. Don't think we will be back.

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vipLeslie
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and great food; mussels are outstanding here! Salads are super fresh! Love it, close to our hotel,
Leslie

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TiffaneyL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try. One of the best in Charleston. We love going there. They always take such good care of us. Great service. Fantastic food. You can’t go wrong. Can’t recommend it enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! We enjoyed our experience and would recommend 39 Rue de Jean.

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vipMomof3
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal- always enjoy the food here. Appetizer- fried goat cheese salad was sooo good. Ordered the Chicken dish with capers and gnocchi- delicious. Great place for a date, outdoor seating as well. Will be back again.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had not been back to the restaurant since before Covid. Unfortunately several of our meals were cold.
Their customer service was excellent however because there were six of us we did not enjoy getting together and our meal as much as we had hoped. Some of us were eating well our other guest we’re waiting for their meals to be redone or reheated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A happy find on our stay in Charleston

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bluSKY
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food has gone way down hill - not the same Rue it used to be. I had steak frites and the steak was thick versus the thin French way. It was chewy and not a good cut for the market price. Escargot arrived a mess and with the butter not fully melted or warm. A friend had salad with shrimp and the shrimp smelled horrid. They had no tuna for a nicoise. It’s been going down hill and this was just not worth it.

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vipKwack
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really pleasant evening. I had the duck, which was prepared and presented perfectly. A beautiful and delicious dish. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and fun. Thanks very much!

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and atmosphere was good but noisy. Waiter warmed up as night worn on. Wine list needs a little work but food was very good. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow compared to their normal excellent service. The soup came out warm, but not hot.

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NYCBeachbums
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went late on a Sunday. Our waiter was fairly attentive although we had to wait a while after being served to get a fork. Gritty Scallops were on a bed of watery creamed spinach, steak au poivre was way over-seasoned with black pepper on very fatty ny strip. Pork chops and filet mignon were good. Onion soup and truffle potato soup were very tasty. I left a little disappointed. Was expecting more based on the reviews.

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vipLeviE
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. Will definitely be back on my next visit.

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Joyti
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food was all sooooo delicious
The muscles were delicious
The trout was excellent and the duck was perfectly cooked
The waitress was super friendly

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vipNeal
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good. Boneless ribs were huge more like a pot roast

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Phenomenal
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was pretty good. Was hoping for a more intimate, authentic French restaurant, but seemed more like a French-themed restaurant.
A lot of tables and chairs were in pretty bad shape and the flooring was quite dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere was nice – the food was just OK. There are not many vegetarian choices on the menu, or kids choices. The wine list is good. The server seemed stretched very thin.

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Nurse13
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was busy but our server was great and the food was exceptional!

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viprich
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We each enjoyed the food we selected - salmon, steak, chicken, appetizers. No one in the group was disappointed. In addition to the amazing food, I commend our waiter Aaron. He was alert to the allergy listed in my profile - not only was he aware, he came prepared with an awareness of the items that would have a concern for me. Fabulous experience.

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vipAnnL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from beginning to end!!

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vipKurtG
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At on their outdoor patio and felt extremely safe because of table spacing and servers wearing masks.

Food was (as always) excellent.

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 4.5 stars by 2713 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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