39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.5
2554 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: 10:00AM- 2:00PM.
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 guide lines to ensure that we are taking care of not only our guests but as well as our staff safely!

We have always had high standards in regards to sanitation and we're 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 2554 people are saying
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BeverlyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite dining spot when I’m in Charleston!

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LeClairW
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, with exceptional service and social distancing protocol!!!

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BarbaraZ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only people sitting outside at 4:00 pm. Wonderful food as always. Server was excellent. Great evening out.

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PaulD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary and I happened to mention this to the lady who showed us to our table. Almost immediately two glasses of champagne appeared and we were not charged for them. Food was excellent and we will definitely return and recommend to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious , had the steak frites and a chicken that literally melts off the bone. Couldn’t stop eating the bread !!

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NancyM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mussels are always delicious and burgers are cooked to perfection.

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CarolinaGirl1965
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always LOVE the Rue but had never been to brunch. It did not disappoint. The warm baguette with butter that is brought out first is amazing - crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Among the three of us, we ordered the Croque Madame, the country omelet, and the burger with gruyere - all delicious! Generous portions too! I'm eating my leftovers for lunch now. There is LOTS of ham on the croque madame. Our server was friendly and attentive without being bothersome. It was an enjoyable experience - we'll return for sure!

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TraceyA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rue de Jean is a Charleston staple- in an ever changing restaurant scene- it is consistently a great experience.

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KatieM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Rue de Jean. The food was amazing and very affordable. The ambiance was very cozy.

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Hilary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner date the other night at Rue de Jean was outstanding. It always is. Our meals were excellent and our service was exempt! Our server Bryce was excellent, both in personality and in attention to detail. Had a fabulous, relaxing, delightful evening dining al fresco at one of our favorite spots in Charleston.

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MattW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cool atmosphere outside, very COVID safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed in our wedding anniversary dinner. My steak was burnt and my second steak that came out was very rare when I asked for medium. We never received our second order of drinks yet they were on the final bill and finally the server brought us a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary yet both glasses were on our final bill too.

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MattYGee
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Feels like a restaurant on its way out. Way too many better options both upper and lower...screwed up our order twice. Steak and frites was seriously lacking inspiration. Trout wasn’t very fresh. Server lacked any meaningful knowledge of wine list and was slow to right our order. We were literally the only patrons there that evening...

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TinaH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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WayneTeri
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit to 39 Rue de Jean. Food is always excellent, service is iffy. But, this visit, our server was excellent. Coq au vin was wonderful as was the steak.

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MargaretO
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waiter did not ask about coffee (at brunch). There was a wine list but no drinks list on the table and I had to ask -- either there isn't one or he didn't plan to bring it.

My family's meals were fine except for the french fries, which seemed floppy. I had the proscuitto and eggs. The eggs were poached very well but the frisee with it was SO oversalted as to be almost inedible. I did not speak to the waiter about it because my elderly mother gets upset when someone does that, but it was as if someone had salted it twice. The waiter did not bring the bread that came with that meal and I had to ask for it. It was an okay meal but the level of service, in a restaurant half-empty due to Covid, was not acceptable. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night,, great food and drinks with friendly service!

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of my favorite places to eat when in Charleston. The mussels are incredible. The Brasserie burger is one of the best I’ve had in my life. Last time we ate there three times because it’s so delicious. My family and I highly recommend 39 Rue de Jean.

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RyanT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great, the food was very good and the atmosphere was nice.

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Walstib
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's more of a bar type motif, but the food was very well done French cuisine, it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Fantastic

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CindyR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good place for out of the way dining. Server was too busy for great service. Definitely would go again!!

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Mike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Staff was friendly and professional
Highly recommend it

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Linda
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Charleston!

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Christy
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I both started with the truffle potato soup. We both love a good soup and this did not disappoint. It was creamy and very flavorful. For our entrees we had the pork chop special. You could practically cut it with a fork. It was so tender. Our friends got the Chicken Francaise and the Short Ribs. Everyone enjoyed every bite. For dessert my husband had the poached pear. It wasn’t his favorite. Our friends got the crime brûlée and said it was very good. Excellent food and service. We would go there again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Best truffle fries and hamburger ever! Also their truffle potato soup was excellent as well!

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KristiK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So yummy! Must have the fried goat cheese salad, the pommes frites were delish, great service. Can’t wait to go back!

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MichaelF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We wait 25-30 for the server to come to the table for the first time. When they finally arrived we mentioned the wait, but they did not appear to care. We ended up leaving and going else we’re for a fantastic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered Filet Mignon topped with lump crab meat and black truffle sauce. The 3oz of crab was ice cold and placed on your grilled steak. Who serves ice cold lump crab on a Filet? $38.99? Never again!! Two people in our party ordered this and ruined a hot steak with cold crab meat. Asparagus served with the Filet was cold as well. Another person in our party ordered a crab dish and her crab was also served ice cold. This is the first time I have ever sent a bad review for a restaurant and the last time I visit this restaurant.

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vipKurtG
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

39 Rue de Jean has taken their Covid precautions seriously, and we very much appreciate it!

The Service and food were excellent (as always). Dining on Hutson Alley (an expansion of their outdoor porch) was delightful.

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Afetsman
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The waitress knew the menu and what was good to recommend.
Our cocktails were made to our liking and they were so good I had a second one. The Escargots were so great, love all the garlic and my wife's French Onion soup was the best she had had in a long time. I had Trout Almondine and she had a Turkey Melt, very tasty. We finished the meal with a Creme brulee and it was as good as we remembered. Great place to go to eat in or in the alley.

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vipTomL
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I really enjoyed the French onion soup and the coq a vin. Nice little bistro.

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vipWeaverjj
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was extraordinarily tasty and the service was extraordinarily attentive. The portions are generous. We share the Kale Caesar, pistou mussels and really enjoyed the Coq au Vin. It did not disappoint. They picked a great Pinot Noir for our meal. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they did a really nice job celebrating with us.

What a wonderful place to be fed!!!

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DanH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our anniversary dinner and we were very pleased. The food was excellent. It combines favorite French dishes with a slight touch of southern cuisine. The service was amazing. If I could make a suggested improvement, I think it would be better to have a different music selection. Maybe light jazz to reflect the theme of the food with French and southern US blend. Overall, tres manifique!

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Zimm
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. I usually dislike outdoor dining but the view from theirs is charming. I've never been disappointed by anything I've ordered here, still my favorite place in Charleston.

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thederek
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the escargots was to die for, but the full charcuterie doesn't deserve to be on the menu. We were severely disappointed not only in the selection of the platter, but also the quality of the ingredients.

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vipStephenP
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. Great service. Our waitress was very informative especially about the bottle of wine we got The filet was cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back.

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JeffD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were grateful to be given a table as walk-ins. The waitress was very kind and helpful. Next time we hope to sit outside in the courtyard.

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ChasLocalDiner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorites were onion soup, mussels, trout, and steak.

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vipAllgoodinthehood
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit Rue De Jean about every three months when downtown. The escargot is not to be missed. Great wine and cocktail list, steaks and burgers are excellent.

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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 2554 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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