39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.5
2602 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 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 2602 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mussels were fabulous as usual, but remainder was very disappointing. We had the charcuterie and a cheese board - average at best, some items were just not fresh at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a variety of appetizers and entrees. Everything was incredible.

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vipHenryTucker
Greensboro
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was good, bread exceptional, wine reasonably priced but the atmosphere was very disappointing. Service slow but possibly due to COVID however mostly due to lack of attention. Based on the open table photos I expected more ambiance. Basically it was like a pub with decent food. Probably would not go back.

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Local
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Great food, great service, great place for dinner r drinks and an app.

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FredericP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We thought the food was very plain and felt more Americanized . Ambiance looks like a regular cantine. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious as always. Coq au vin was rich and inviting. My husband had the filet mignon and it was delicious. Our server made cursory visits with a brusqueness that left us feeling we weren’t worth her time. Perhaps she was overwhelmed.

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DennisW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in area, come here a lot. Very consistently good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience here! Nothing bad to say!

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vip1876
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. The food and service are always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here several times during our stay. The food is awesome and service is awesome! Nothing bad to say!!! If only the food were calorie free!!!

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vipDianaF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Amazing food. I would definitely go back.

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ChrisR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waitress did not want to be bothered with answering questions. I felt very rushed to finish so they could clean up. No offer of desert etc. overall no effort to make New Year’s Eve dinner anything special and seemed more intent on closing up. I understand the Covid protocol rules but it was ok for bar patrons to keep drinking but I was forced to down my drink at the buzzer. I won’t be back. Also stop pretending to be a French restaurant when your specialty is French fries.

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williamc
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

........................................................waiter was not good!

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vipBGallyn
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From service to food, a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience on New Years Eve. Food was outstanding and loved the champagne toast.

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WWSR
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was awesome. Great service, wonderful food!

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mandyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my Birthday which is New Year’s Eve, server was very nice but food was a little slow to come out. Seemed like kitchen was backed up due to holiday. Would recommend to others, food and drinks were all great.

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CorinneL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous. The mussels are a must!

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JackM
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy this place.
choice of entrees seemed limited on this visit, but still offered a selection.
They do steaks very well here and it's a good break from the seafood that is so prevalent in Charleston. Our server was exceptional as is usually the case.

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AnnaB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic! No complaints. Everything from the bread to the mussels to the escargot was delicious. My only complaint was that service was a little slow. And we felt very safe given that the tables were spaced out.

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vipjola
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

The restaurant was obviously overbooked because the service was abominable. And the main course was inedible. Could definitely benefit by having a manager roaming to check on details with customers.

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vipAmyR
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Charleston! We go every time we visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best escargot I’ve had in years. Creamy garlic butter is worth dipping every bit in bread!

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Nick
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours! The mussels can't be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

This is one of our favorite restaurants for the food, ambiance and wonderful service. Unfortunately, our most recent visit was lacking. We sat for an extremely long time before being greeted at our table then were not attended to as we dined. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Rue de Jean. Love the service, food and atmosphere! Can't go wrong.

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HoytT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service in a warm atmosphere. Food was very good at a fair price.

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vipHuiZhu
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Strict covid distancing made the venture out pleasant. Server was very hospitable and efficient.
Braised short ribs excellent, but foie gras mediocre and the tartare was very gristly.
The food is a little oversalted, but I'm sure you can ask the chefs to take it easy with the shaker.
The bordeaux we had was an excellent value! So a pleasant bistro experience for Charleston.

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LynnK
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was disappointed the limited menu, elimination of daily specials, and the way portions have been reduced dramatically. Reservation was made in advance , requested a window table- was not honored . Our server was great .

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Dinning area had nats flying around. The tables and seating could use updating. The bar was gorgeous. Our food was awesome but we did not receive the filet we ordered. However, it was so good we did not return the food.

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vipKimberlyR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at Rue de Jean for our anniversary. We dined outside and were quickly accommodated to be under a heater. The service, food and drinks were excellent. The short ribs and the pork chop were delicious and perfectly prepared. We will definitely visit again soon.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant dining experience. We look forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French onion soup! Amazing!

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vipbilld10
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice French restaurant in Charleston. We had peppercorn New York steak and short ribs. Quality food great service and a fair price. We'll be back.

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LianneC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table of 4 and I had an extra guest come in with me and the staff was nice enough to sit us even though we had 1 extra person. My FAVORITE party was the salmon. This salmon was so Delicious and so tender. Great atmosphere!

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KatherineJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal we had in Charleston! All of the food was wonderful - will come back!

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Great
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved our evening at 39 rue de Jean. In these strange covid days, we thought the management had socially distanced everyone very well. The food was delicious and the entrees were enormous! Our server was great and overall we had a fab time. Next time we are downtown we will definitely have 39 rue de Jean on our list of restaurants to revisit.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston
Responded on December 12, 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for taking time to share you wonderful experience with us! We appreciate the kind words, and hope to see you again in the near future! All the best, Shannon Doherty General Manager

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I ordered the vegetarian dish of Mushroom Confit and it was just terrible. All black/brown with the only taste of salt to distinguish between the thin mushroom and parboiled potatoes. I am very disappointed and would prefer that their "cook" was familiar with preparing all dishes being offered on the menu. Service was slow, drinks left empty and 15 minute periods of no service. There were only 3-4 tables seated. I thought restaurants were anguishing for our business?

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TinaZ
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Sunday brunch; this restaurant is one of our favorites in Charleston. The food was so good, as usual. Our wait staff was efficient and friendly. The restaurant is currently following safe COVID protocol. I highly recommend any meal at Rue de Jean.

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StephenG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch to complete our weeklong celebration of our 44th anniversary. It was the perfect way to end a great week.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston
Responded on December 11, 2020

Hi Stephen, We are so thrilled to hear that you spent the finale of your 44th wedding anniversary trip with us! We love celebrating special occasions with our guests, and it truly means a lot that you chose us to share that with us. We hope to have you all join us again in the near future! All the best, Shannon Doherty General Manager

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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 4.5 stars by 2602 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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