39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.5
2665 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 2665 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a double date with college roommate who I haven’t seen in 6 years. Food and service were exceptional!

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vipLoretta
Greensboro
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fabulous! Service was very good. Our table was in a room off to the side and it’s a bit rundown. The main part of restaurant was nice. I assume the room our table was in is used for overflow. I made reservations well in advance we were in from out of town celebrating our son’s birthday so I was a little disappointed with atmosphere but the food and service made up for it. I highly recommend and if I return I will request a table in main dining room.

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vipgms3461
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dads 74th birthday

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vipDebbie
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Service and food were great. A very loud table across the room made for a less than enjoyable evening. Once they left we could have a conversation at our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Always one of Charleston’s better restaurants.

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vipBarbK
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skip the touristy seafood places and head here - we NEVER go to Charleston without dining in our favorite restaurant. The mussels were done to perfection - perfect warm bread for dunking - the coq au vin was outstanding - my husband enjoyed every bite - salads are delicious and large - we could have split one - but why share if you each want your own?! Our server Jason was very attentive - answered all of our questions and recommended wine - the ambiance is Parisian - lovely music and decor - we truly love this gem of a restaurant - on a side street off King - and worth finding - you will love it! Next time we save room for the best cream brulee in town!

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CharityH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for an anniversary dinner. The food was amazing! I mean finger lickin good! Lucky the plate good! If I had room I'd get another entree good! Great atmosphere! Great wine selection. We will be back when we're in town!!

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KimG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was outstanding. We always enjoy the mussels. Our server was great. Very attentive and told us about Tuesday's special on mussels. My receipt says our server was JJ. We will be back. Thank you for another terrific Rue De Jean experience.

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MariaP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Greeter greeted with a smile and waitress was very friendly and thorough.

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vipJulieU
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on this beautiful day! Delicious food and appetizers! Mussels are the best!

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Local
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always great--consistently. Our waitress was apparently new, but with more training and experience, will reach the Rue de Jean standards.

Highly recommend!

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MarybethC
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting in the alley! Love moules!

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vipSillyone
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 4 of us eating and we all found the food and service outstanding. It was a bit noisy when we first arrived at 7, but quieted down within a half hour.

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MegLV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server Maggie was awesome 👏

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Dking
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual. Service was great. Great atmosphere for dining with friends.

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MimiandPoppi
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French onion soup! We also had the chicken francaise and the braised shorts ribs...both equally delicious! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the half price mussels!

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CaracoleVA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the meal. Steak tartare was excellent. We eat here a few times a year and love it. This time we were relegated to a corner near the bathroom a bit less inviting than the main room. We also miss some of our favorites like Bouillabaisse. We would love for a pastry chef to be hired and return for added dessert decadence. But overall, a great meal.

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ChristinaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered scallops and the pear dessert. These are 2 of my favorite nostalgic dishes at this establishment. Apparently they have a new chef now, so the preparation was significantly different. Instead of delicatly plated scallops they came swimming in a bowl full of enough sauce it felt like a soup. Was in need of salt. Pears should have been soft from the poach and they were not. It will be a while before I am ready to try something else.

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KimC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST dinners we've had in Charleston! The service and ambiance was fantastic, but it was nothing compared to the food! All I can say is this... order the Chicken Fracaise!! The chicken was crispy, the lemon caper sauce was full of flavor, and the homemade gnocchi were delicious! I'm a bread-lover and the French Baguette was perfect. Although we usually like to try new restaurants when we visit Charleston, we will definitely be going back to 39 Rue de Jean (and ordering the same dinner all over again). Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Getting together with my s.o & my friend with her husband. Food was amazing. Service was great, even though it took a little while for our waitress to come and greet us/get drink orders.

There were plenty of inside tables open while we were sat outside. Because it was cold and rainy, it would have been nicer to have been seated/moved inside.

Food and drinks were amazing. Would definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Way too much salt on everything. It was like the just poured salt all over our food.

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Caroline
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Valentine’s Brunch at Rue was good. I was a little put out to have been placed next to a larger group and it did not seem that six feet was observed between our tables. More like three or four feet.

The food was great and plentiful so it’s a good value compared to some places downtown.

I think in general, I prefer the ambiance around dinner time, and on a quieter (less busy) day. Service was a bit off because our waitress had at least four tables.

In pre-Covid days, the bar is a good place to hang out as it’s not filled with obnoxious college kids.

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MegLV
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines lunch 2/14/2021, a warm greeting from the hostess on a cold and rainy day. Once settled in a cozy booth by the bar Eric never missed a beat with his timely and courteous service. One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston ❤️

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Bubblebee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I dont know why I was so excited to go here... the service was terrible and the food was nothing exciting. Ordered a 80 dollar bottle... cork was broken at the table and he called it break a cork day...seriously? Potato soap? More like potato paste... would not recommend. Brussel sprouts? Not flash fried... burnt... extra cripsy. Being from the city I was excited to cross this one off the list... now I don't understand why I was. Do NOT recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We haven’t dined at Rue de Jean in many years, but it certainly isn’t the same. The steak frites was over cooked and lacked flavor. The gnocchi was over cooked as well and disintegrated without taste. Good service, but felt rushed by the staff. Servers/hostesses were sloppy in their attire. Seems like the ownership has lost focus on what got them to the status they once enjoyed. Won’t be returning.

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BarbaraM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail! Got orders correct and kept glasses filled!

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Jimbofisher
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Entrees were delightful, a rocky start as the charcuterie had some dry/hard meat. Waitress messed up our order and I got my duck about 20 minutes after the other entrees were out, mussels were delightful. Did not have champagne refills throughout but waitress was kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Little loud. Waiter was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We alway visit this place when we come to town.

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geniak
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, fantastic service, in a lovely setting. Will definitely be back soon!

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SCSTEAKLOVER
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a memorable Valentine's dinner while visiting Charleston. From the onion gratin soup to the poached pear dessert, the food was amazing!

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Hambone843
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. The waitress was nice. To me there are plenty of other places to go to in Charleston that taste better.

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JulieW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels I’ve ever had. We haven’t eaten out in 1 year, but were pleasantly surprised at their Covid mitigation strategies. I have high standards related to this.

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MikeA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and service was excellent. I highly recommend the mussels and burger.

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MattBeam13
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went for an early Valentine's Day and enjoyed the special on mussels. The staff was great and our server was very responsive! We felt safe as the staff were all wearing masks and tables were spaced out. We have never had a bad experience.

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melodys
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mussels and the escargot were excellent. Half price Mussels on Tuesday !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent! Our waitress was mediocre...meaning...she didn’t really engage/take her time with us...she kept looking the other way when we ordered etc...felt like she was annoyed. I’ve had better wait staff. I just thought we would get a better service since it’s such a nice restaurant. The food and wine were perfect!

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SammyG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve spent a lot of time in France and Belgium and this place more than scratched the itch for some moules and frites and a solid steak with bearnaise. The coq au vin was excellent and the portions were healthy. The noise was just right for not hearing other people’s conversations or for other folks to hear our kids! Only thing I would have liked to have seen would be some high-octane Belgian beers for my little moules to swim in.

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MickF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Maid the Mistake of ordering a Burger in a French Restaurant
Not a great idea
Was a very bland burger

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 2665 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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