39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.2
3370 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 3370 people are saying
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theresem
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and personable service. Wide variety of wines. Scallops and chocolate cake was delicious!

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JohnsIslanders
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was restaurant week, and the waitress kept taking us off that menu. They were out of one of the two entrees, early in the evening. One of the desserts on that menu was not good.

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MichaelF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tammy was a great waitress, very social and fun. Took special care of us for our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went during restaurant week. The duck was overcooked and the sides were just blah.

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Heirloom
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything on the menu is delicious. the wait staff was courteous and prompt. great feel

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual

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MaryS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I visited 7 months ago and gave it 5 stars. Service was superb. This visit was a 180 degree difference. Service was on par to what I would expect from Ruby Tuesdays. Staff seemed overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. There was no pride in service. It was super sad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

$45 market price steak frites. Def not prime, right tough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Rue de Jean and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is lovely, quiet and intimate. Out service was perfectly attentive and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised at the generous food portions that was absolutely delicious! We found another gem to add to our date night rotation.

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keniawithJeephendrick
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The house wine was great and the food was very tasty!!

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BrianL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was top notch and food was excellent!

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Booklady
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our dinner is a mixed review. The mussels were excellent. The scallops were the best part of our meal - really excellent! The salad was mundane and mostly greens not beets or goat cheese. The location next to the Music Hall very convenient. We sat out on the heated patio but inside was very appealing. We would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food tasted burnt and lacking flavor.

BH
vipBobH
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rue De Jean has a really pleasant atmosphere and JJ was such a personable server. Our food was outstanding and authentic, and you can count on us dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I throughly enjoyed our experience at Rue de Jean.
Our server was well versed in the menu and she made excellent recommendations. We enjoyed a wide range of appetizers, entrees and drinks. We are looking forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess Sophia led us to the perfect table, and our server JJ was exceptional. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to 39 Rue de Jean. The food and service is always impeccable and always consistent. Dined at the bar last night with a girlfriend and the bartenders were absolutely the best. So friendly and engaging with the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a craving for crème brûlée- and this place did not disappoint! We also had some cocktails that were fantastic. Ambiance was perfect for date night. We want to come back and try some of the entrees they offer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, Edward was our server and he was incredible. The food was wonderful and it was a great atmosphere- will be back!

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StuartK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the server was very efficient and knowledgeable. His name is Edward and when we go back we will ask for him to work with us.

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Factoryconnection
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant continues to be a special place to enjoy a meal well above what even a very good cook could prepare at home. Even outdoors, the place is charming and the food delectable. Mussels in a variety of broths are a must-have, every time, although the French bread wasn't quite to their historic high standard. The bowl was plenty for two to share!

Croque Madame was an appropriately indulgent and delicious sandwich, and the fries may have been the best I've ever had. I didn't even intend to get them; they just came with the Croque Madame! Gold medal.

The up-market french toast (I forget the actual title) thrilled my companion and was perfectly prepared and served.

For two people with no alcohol our bill came out to $63 plus tip, but we did have some leftovers. A most satisfying upgrade from standard brunch fare!

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vipEandRLittleFalls
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Loved the French bistro ambiance, our waiter, and the food was delicious. The chicken francaise was the best we ever had! Highly recommend this restaurant and palm to go there again when we are back in Charleston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French bistro! Escargot and Seared duck were both excellent! Great service! Highly recommend.

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FelipeP
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and service.

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vipBillK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were in Charleston for my wife's birthday and found 39 Rue. The environment reminded us of our visits to Paris. Great atmosphere and food for New Years Eve

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LORIC
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service
We would definitely return

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JacquelynA
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food snd service. Misha was our amazing wait person!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with the kids!! Menu had a good selection to accommodate everyone’s tastes. Atmosphere is beautiful with a charming elegance- it was perfect for the occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a nice little nook outside with festive holiday lights and tea candles. The music was nice. Then something happened and a flood light switched on, spoiling the ambiance. Also a difficult customer asked them to turn off the nice music, so we were forced to listen to the clashing musical remnants of neighboring businesses.

Somehow they could not find the champagne glasses for our New Year’s Eve bubbly. The wine was very good regardless. The bread was warm, which is always great. Green beans were delicious. Mashed potatoes were dry and under seasoned. Shrimp dish also lacked flavor.

The service was friendly. However, we were there over 1.5 hours for an early evening one course meal. They seemed under staffed. I wish this restaurant well, as I remember many nice meals here.

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cftodd
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I hate giving bad ratings but everything’s from service to food quality was underwhelming. I ended up eating just the beets out of my salad. Will not be going back. Way better options downtown this here.

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CongS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service is very friendly and environment is super energetic. However the mussels were served strong smell but they changed without charging me. Overall quite good place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation with 2 kids. A 10 & 17 year old. They even had a hamburger for my 10year old.

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JoshQ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had for dinner was fantastic! Pork chop was delicious, as was the steak tartar!

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LocalDiner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It's so sad to see a once great place fall so low. Being from Charleston, I have always loved Rue and always recommended it to friends. I can't do that anymore. The once delicious vegetable cream mussels are fishy and the sauce is flavorless. Nowhere close to what it once was. The rabbit and sushi are no longer available. I understand sourcing problems for the rabbit and can cut them some slack for dropping sushi if it wasn't a profitable item, but the things you were known for should be done well or not at all. Coincidentally, I ate there twice in the past week and can say that this is not an isolated or anomalous situation. So sad, because my family and I have always loved the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and management was excellent

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fantastic
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing starting with the cocktails, the bread (oh that bread), the escargot, Caesar salad, foie gras and chicken franchise - the meal just kept getting better and better. Don’t miss this place, it’s fantastic!

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vipbill
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Might have been Sunday night and day after Christmas
We were disappointed
In a restaurant that we love

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SalemS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place has slipped over the years...mussels were rubbery and unappealing...Chicken was overcooked...cooked days earlier and reheated...black skin...good flavor...you have to stay on top of your game in Charleston...too many good places...

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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 4.2 stars by 3370 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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