39 Rue de Jean - Savannah

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Escape to Paris in Historic Downtown Savannah. Widely known simply as “Rue”, this 2015 addition to the Savannah culinary scene is the sister to its original Downtown Charleston, SC location. Featuring a festive Brasserie and very European atmosphere, Rue is just the right place for a café au lait, leisurely dinner, a lively dinner or drinks with friends.
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AF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely marvelous evening. The food was outstanding and so was the service. We had forgotten how much we like it.

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SG
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When they first opened they were all the rage. We had dinner there because it is close to Ships of the Sea museum and the Savannah Music Festival. The resturant was good and plenty of room at 6:oo p.m. Wine selection also good. I'd recommend it and we had a good time. Just a small step behind the better restaurants in Savannah.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a 9:30pm reservation which may have colored our experience. The steak was underdone, they were out of spinach, the fries were stale and the asparagus(extra cost) was blah- out of bernaise sauce as well. Had to ask for melted butter. No bread was brought to the table at all. I had 2 small crepes and overload of mushrooms and zucchini. The mesculin salad was very good. We were very disappointed and won't return or recommend.

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MS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience - look forward to returning sometime soon! Love the downstairs!

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BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Rather slow service and the escargots were not so good... everything else nice though.

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EF
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server(Christina, I hope:)) was great as well as the manager Mr. Curry. We loved everything so much we came back and did it all over again the next day! Best menu I have seen in a long time and executed even better. I highly recommend.

Escargot comes in the beautiful shells. Foie Gras seared perfectly. Crispy Pork Belly was out of this world, beef tartare served with the Quail Egg still in its very elegant shell.

Mr. Curry is very knowledge and approachable when it comes to his wine list. The first night, we enjoyed a beautiful red Burgundy, 2011 Corton grand cru. The second night, we enjoyed a white Burgundy, 2010 Nicolas Patel Chablis Grand Cru.

Thank you So MUCH!

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AB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent, contrary to mixed reviews. Had the onion soup - lovely. Coq au vin - great..and chicken cordon bleu. Good portions. Fresh warm bread.
As good as their first restaurant in Charleston.
Not too close to neighboring table. Good service.
Both husband and myself fed back that bathrooms had run out of towels/ soap: an easy fix!

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TE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vannesa our service was outstanding and the Lamb Shank and Salmon were excellent

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for the second time to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent. Server was prompt and knowledgeable, available but not hovering. Food was perfectly cooked. The drinks were great. The manager brought a complimentary dessert to the table paired with a wine and a story, which honestly is one of the reasons I like going. It reminds me of the experience you get at a small family owned restaurant. We plan on many more trips.

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v
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at the Rue deJean in Charleston many times over the years. We really enjoy the venue and the food. We happened to be in Savanna for a bit so decided to try the sister restaurant 39 Rue de Jean. The venue is quite nice but is a different vibe than Charleston. Not in a bad way. There is the Bistro feel with a nod to the antique mirror decor.

The food was excellent. The bread was up to their usual standard (perfect). Mussels in vegetable cream were perfect. My spouse my the Chicken Cordon Bleu as was very pleased. Our server made excellent suggestions on wines by the glass.

Overall, if you enjoy the restaurant in CHS, you will be happy here.

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MF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was not good, definitely not real French. The service was mediocre.

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EV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Decent meal ruined by poor service
The bartender & server Kristen should really get over themselves. My husband & I travel extensively, enjoy meals out often, & are always very generous tippers. This is the 1st time we’ve ever purposely restrained ourselves from leaving at least 25%. Trying to make friendly small talk with our server Kristen, about anything from the decor of the restaurant or simple questions about menu items, was met with such a condescending & obnoxious attitude that I’m not sure we would return despite the fact that my husband & friend did enjoy their steaks. I noticed that she did manage to muster up some personality with another table she served, but certainly couldn’t be bothered to do so with ANY of her visits to ours. My mussels, beef tartare, & pork belly were nothing special. The crème brûlée & flourless chocolate cake desserts were really good. We probably would’ve returned, with other friends in tow, to try other menu items. If we ever decide to, we will literally avoid this chick’s section in order to enjoy our experience... hopefully.

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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top notch. Our table had rabbit, steak, salmon, the seafood tower, escargot, foie gras, drinks, and wine. The service was attentive. This was a busy weekend, and I didn’t know what to expect (St. Paddy’s Day celebration/parade in Savannah). We were seated exactly on time and had a leisurely meal to cap off a great day. I can’t wait to return to this restaurant.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We chose 39 Rue de Jean because the menu looked very good. Unfortunately the taste and preparation of the food wasn’t as good. We ordered French onion soup which tasted watered down. The chicken cordon bleu was terrible. The chicken had a gamey taste, a fatty layer of skin and lacked any kind of seasoning. The steak was ordered medium but was served rare. After being sent back, the steak was served medium rare. The french fries were the best part of the meal. Our waitress was very attentive. The service we received was excellent with the exception of the steak being served undercooked after two attempts. The price was too high for food that wasn’t very tasty.

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y
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great, especially Jeffrey and Kate. Food was super as well as happy hour.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous staff, great food, short walk to Civic Center

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WK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun place with a delightful menu. Accommodating staff that is very customer orientated.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, 39 Rue de Jean delivers an outstanding meal and experience!!!! We had sushi and escargots to start, both fabulous. Especially the escargots, the creamy butter sauce is to die for. Our entrees were incredible. The last time we went we got the same thing, and we couldn’t resist ordering the same lamb and cordon blue pasta! Highly recommend this place for any occasion. They have great French wines to pick from, and their waiters are very knowledgeable.

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go either for a date with your husband or a larger group.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place for many reasons. Recently visited for my birthday, first time eating in the dining room, which was a little loud. (due to a large group of soccer fans enjoying happy hour in the adjacent bar) The GM came by our table welcoming us, nice touch. (perhaps he knew we were repeaters) We started with a dozen oysters on the half. Fresh, large, and delicious. Nice affordable wine list. My salmon over sauteed spinach was spectacular. Moist and juicy, crispy skin with a light bernaise sauce. Others in my party had the steak , reported good, perhaps a little on the well side, thus the request for some extra sauce, and the rabbit entree ordered by two adventuresome eaters who said it was delicious (but with no over the top raves!) Fresh warm bread was welcomed and replenished twice. Our server gave us some helpful info about the menu, happy to make any substitutions, was a busy Sat night so we didn't mind pouring our own wine. Though everyone was too full for dessert, they brought a complementary chocolate pot de creme, and 4 spoons, and a nice glass of paired wine. (for my birthday) Delicious! Plenty for the 4 of us to share. Will continue to come back here especially for the great "happy hour" in the bar area. (5-7) $4 glasses of wine , great happy hour prices on mussels (6 kinds!) and oysters! It being one of our favorite "light supper" spots...especially if you enjoy a little "French" vibe.

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BV
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu was fantastic but the execution was very poor. Rabbit was over-cooked. One order was wrong, and shrimp were served under-cooked (too raw). It is too bad they could not deliver on what appeared to be a great selection of foods.

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S
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit and the experience was every bit as wonderful as our first visit. This time we were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and we had her two toddlers, age 2 & 4, along. The staff was prepared for us with an out of the way booth which worked perfectly for the young girls. The food was delicious. The waiter very attentive. They even provided a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl. For an authentic French meal with excellent service 39 Rue de Jean is the perfect place.

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CR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal I had during my three days in Savannah. I wish I had eaten there every night.

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g
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was exceptional. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. For our group of four we ordered escargot and mussels for appetizers. We tried different preparations of the mussels and liked the bacon blue cheese the best. For entrées three of us had fillets and one had the ratatouille. All was perfectly cooked. The demi-glace was perfect particularly when paired with the mushroom meuniere. The service was very attentive without being overbearing. We are "locals" so we have many options in Savannah to choose from.I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server was rude and food was subpar. First issue was we ordered an appetizer which didn't come out as an appetizer but came out with our meal. The muscles were bland with basically no flavor. We both had 2 drinks, with myself ordering 2 mules. They were out of the vodka that was on the menu for the mule, so they made me a regular one which was fine. When the second one came out, it was literally half the size of the first one and tasted completely different. When I asked the waiter she said (with a bad attitude) that there was the same amount of alcohol in it. Just less ginger beer. Then she gave us our check. Not only was the drink the same price, but they charged $2 extra for the ginger beer. Needless to say, I didn't want to lose my cool so we paid and walked out. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this place. Considering the horrible service, high prices, and recent bad reviews, there are much better choices in Savannah.

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HW
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had eaten there numerous times in the past but not in about a year. We were disappointed that it had declined from what we consider a fine dining establishment. Our past favorites had been mussels, short ribs and lamb shank. They advertised “happy hour” but no liquor was included. Only cheap wines. The server said Dewars scotch was $ 10.00 but the bill stated $ 12.00. I complained and she said it was because I ordered it on the rocks. The manger removed the drink from my bill. The mussels were as good as I remember with the Provençal sauce and were ample. My wife had short ribs and they tasted fine but included about a half cup of inedible fat. Just an inferior piece of meat. I did not order the usual lamb shank because I had read negative reviews prior to going. Our server had piercings to the extent that it was a turn off to look at. It’s her business but detracts from the overall experience. Unfortunately, we won’t be going there in the future.

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GS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have eaten here several times. The food was no where near as good as it has been in past. Service was really bad and there was hardly anyone there. Took forever to get drinks and long time past before order was taken. We will return but hopefully it was just an off night. For that amount of money you would expect more.

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ML
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

When a restaurant offers Flounder Meuniere on it’s menu - I expected just that.
A lovely piece of fresh flounder sauteed in brown butter. I received two hunks of fried fish
perched on a large bed of rigatoni that had a meuniere sauce tossed on it.
Very disappointing. Additionally, the fried breaded fish was incredibly overcooked - to the
point of being hard to chew.
I have been to Rue de Jean many times and it is really a favorite of mine. This night, though
was a miss. I would remove the flounder from the menu or rewrite the menu to read - fried fish
with lots of pasta.

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IL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our great experience last year is what brought us back for my wife's bday this year. Unfortunately the food , especially the sea food tower (servs 4) couldn't compare to lasts years order. Last yr. It was cooked perfect and the sea food seamed of higher grade, quality and grandness this year not so much yet price was same. The manager last year came over and wished her a happy bday and have her a desert. Sadly this year no such service.
The service from Jeff was great.

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LB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. Having visited the Charleston restaurant expectations were high. Mussels were great, as was the scallop pasta. Remaining dishes that we ordered were very poor - pork belly, goat cheese/beet salad, banana dessert. Also tried the sushi out of curiosity and it was dreadful. Our waitress was rude and indifferent.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place , the server was great. The food was delicious loved the creme brûlé !

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service were top notch.
Everyone in our party agreed "we have to return soon".

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DD
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner.....excellent!

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n
Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good food and excellent service - again. What else do you want?

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We arrived at 5:45. We told our server that we had tickets for a 7:30 show at a theater a ten minute walk from the restaurant. He said that many of the other customers were going to the same show and it would be fine. After about 15 minutes, we had to ask for some bread. As we got closer to being at our table for about 45 minutes, we flagged our inattentive server down to ask the status of our meal. He told us the kitchen was backed up but our meal should be out in about 10 minutes. We finally asked the manager for help. Our food came shortly thereafter. An hour after we had arrived. The food was pretty good but, especially since there are so many great restaurant choices in Savannah, we do not plan to return here.

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C
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I gave this a provisional "yes" on recommending to others. We're fans of 39 Rue de Jean in Charleston SC, but this one wasn't at that level. We think they must have been understaffed the night we were there. Employees brought us other tables' orders -- twice. Some in our party enjoyed their meal very much. My duck confit, normally a favorite dish, was tasty but overcooked. The manager was apologetic for the problems. We may try it again on a future visit, but there are so many good restaurants in Savannah that this one will have to up its game to flourish.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing. Calamari was greasy and hamburger was over cooked.

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WM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and the service always top notch. I want to stress that, as this is one of our favorite places. The only dings on RDJ is the large open atmosphere of the restaurant makes it VERY loud when it is bustling and also contributes to the one star down for ambiance. The brick work is beautiful and some of the detailing quite nice, but at some point a rather cavernous room is just a big space to fill, so if you are looking for "intimate" this is likely not your spot.

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FC
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and will be returning. Highly dependable quality dining at a reasonable price. Always excellent service. Even when crowded, as it can get later on weekend nights, the noise level is not bad. The large separate bar area helps.

We especially like the fresh oysters on the half shell and several presentations of mussels. World class!

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K
Savannah
39 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of favorite restaurants in Savannah. Food and service are always excellent. Wine list is varied and reasonable.

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