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Brasserie la Banque, Charleston, SC

Brasserie la Banque

4.6
4.6
386 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Brasserie la Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant situated in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment. Led by owner and industry veteran Steve Palmer of Indigo Road Hospitality Group, the restaurant is a culmination of Palmer’s work and his passion for the classic French brasserie and its cuisine. The menu features a selection of traditional French dishes alongside more innovative fare. Aptly named for its previous role as a city bank, Brasserie la Banque is located within the iconic 1 Broad Street corner building that dates back to the 1700s.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 779-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Brasserie La Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant nestled in historic downtown Charleston, SC in the historic South of Broad neighborhood. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment.

  • Private party contact

    The Indigo Road Event Team: (877) 591-0497

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Broad Street and East Bay Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 386 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SF

    SusieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely top quality delicious food! Enjoyed all the appetizers and our dinners! One of our favorite Charleston restaurants!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the steak Frites with hanger steak. The bernaise sauce was wonderful the pomme Frites were good, but the hanger steak was tough and difficult to chew. Well I will be going back to this restaurant I will not order that again.
  3. JM

    JohnM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday! Every single thing we ordered was delicious, and the service was attentive and so friendly. I highly recommend the seafood crudo ceviche style (so flavorful with crisp citrus notes) and the mussels (rich and savory) appetizers. The frites are wonderful - and they are generous with the portions! The home baked brioche bread is scrumptious too. I enjoyed my hangar steak and my wife raved about her grouper entrée. We will definitely be back for more!
  4. SJ

    SuzanneJ

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal. Food was a bit cold but still tasted great. Will be back
  5. E

    Ellenh

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Our meal took a long time to get and when it was served, it was cold. Our server, Chase, was good. We later found out that the executive chef and pastry chef left last week. Kitchen was backed up. We plan to return but will wait to do this.
  6. KR

    KimberlyR

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful setting, and a wonderful waitress. Highly recommend.
  7. M

    Moonshadow2

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Brasserie La Banque on Saturday to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The decor is stunning and the old bank building is a treasure! It was lovely evening starting with the outstanding cocktails. A Manhattan for my husband and a Sidecar for me. We were seated at a high top in the bar and enjoyed the bartender’s professionalism and profiency. The service was stellar. Caroline was our server and she was attentive and very patient with our questions. Many staff members stopped at our table, making us feel cosseted. My husband asked for the sweetest oysters for his appetizer. Caroline did the research and came back with Pink Moons which were perfect. We shared the escargot. Delicious. Rich, velvety, smooth and a little earthy were the words which came to mind as I devoured the Foie Gras. The entrees were equally as delicious. My husband had the Duck cassoulet and I had the Steak frites. The sauce La Banque should be served in a large bowl with a very big spoon. Heavenly. The desserts looked decadent and they serve Cirsea gelato. I will pace myself next time so that I can try the perfect little orbs of profiteroles. My husband surprised us all and ordered another dozen Pink Moons. He finished his meal with French press coffee in a delightful presentation with a little birthday candle on his saucer. I finished with the Cab Franc I ordered with my Steak frites. Thank you to the staff at Brasserie La Banque for making my husband’s birthday so special.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went with a party of four and had a delicious meal. They have a nice cocktail and French wine list. The escargot is served in one ramekin as opposed to being served in the individual cups, which isn’t preferable to us because we like the bread crumbs topping each snail. The beans in the cassoulet duck dish were al dente, which was unexpected, but the flavor was still great.
  9. JS

    JennieS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Always the right choice. Menu great, drinks fantastic, and we love the Vault!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Not a bad experience, but tables are very tight and difficult to navigate the room.
  11. CE

    CEDa

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Coq a vin and lemon dessert were incredible! Only complaint is that the escargot wasn’t that tender or especially flavorful, but was a large portion size. Great location and absolutely wonderful service. Everyone working had a smile on their face!
  12. JK

    JKD1

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  13. M

    Mike70005

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good. The steak frites and the Coq au vin were enjoyed by all. The service was poor. Waited 25 minutes for a table though we had a reservation Then waited 10 more minutes for our server to greet us. Each course was very slow in arriving and we never received our dessert. It was then an effort to get someone to bring us our bill. It was not overly crowded and they seemed to have plenty of staff so I the delays must have arisen in the kitchen. I would not go back.
  14. D

    Darc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food and service outstanding. Third visit for us four. Noise level intolerable. Only sit in front room not back room!

    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on September 21, 2022We are so sorry that the noise level in the parlor room was not a pleasant experience for you! We aim to adjust the speaker levels frequently as the amount of diners fluctuate, and apologize for missing the mark during this visit. We will absolutely be happy to accommodate you in the front dining room for future visits, and truly hope that you come back to see us again!

  15. DR

    DianaR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect brasserie ambience and food. Steak frites was divine as was the flounder with string beans and potatoes. Profiteroles capped off the evening.
  16. JB

    JonB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very cool venue and (always) friendly staff.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Came for restaurant week, may have been a mistake. Unfortunately I know they are understaffed, and they were very busy given it was restaurant week. The food did not wow us by any means, my ice cream desert was a soup, my chicken was dry, and our shrimp was not 100% clean. That being said, I am sure this is not to the typical standard and quality of their food.I have heard countless wonderful reviews about the restaurant, I only wish I didn’t come during restaurant week. Would love to try again under different circumstances

    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on September 21, 2022We are so sorry to hear that our Restaurant Week experience did not "wow" you! We more than anything wanted to offer a menu that did not feel like it was sacrificing portion size or quality, and unfortunately did not meet our own standards during your visit! We truly hope that you will join us in the future so we can show you the experience you deserve. Thank you! - Management

  18. b

    bfood

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    service was excellent. Food was good, but the temperature was luke warm only
  19. RQ

    RobinQ

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We loved trying Brasserie La Banque for Restaurant Week. The service was great, friendly and attentive. The food was mostly very good, way too much salt on the fries. The dessert situation was a bummer as there wasn't the advertised pots de creme and then profiteroles ran out for other tables.
  20. M

    Maltese310

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It’s Restaurant Week and we thought we’d try Brasserie La Banque. We ordered from the R Week Menu. We shared our entrees, the Steak frites (upgraded to prime steak) and the Coq auVin. The steak was cooked perfectly and tasted very good with their signature La Banque sauce( like a Bernaise). The Coq Au Vin - the chicken was cooked to a succulent texture but the taste of the rest of the affects of this dish were off, not complementary. We would not order the Coq Au Vin again. The shrimp cocktail appetizers were good and the profiterole desserts very good.
  21. JO

    JimO

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar watching the chefs in the small kitchen …… what a show ….. great personalities …… walked us through what they were cooking including flounder almondine, duck, and hanger steaks. It was a great experience with great food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service where excellent
  23. CA

    CABO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Charleston, SC has many fine gourmet restaurants but LaBanque is clearly not one of them. It was very noisy and crowded which I guess you can understand on a Saturday night. However, there is no excuse for the marginal food or the fact that they were out of many of the their featured appetizers and entrees. If you are under 30 and like a crowded bar scene, then you might enjoy LaBanque. Otherwise, Charleston offers many more restaurants with infinity better cuisine and ambiance.
  24. D

    Deniseac007

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab . exceptional service
  25. CD

    CharlestonDiner

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service in a great location!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful even on a stormy night!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Koki the bartender. She’s the best.
  28. MD

    MarleeD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brasserie La Banque was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! Everything was delicious and wonderfully prepared. The caviar service is a must!
  29. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Delicious food, beautiful historic building and wonderful people work there Their flounder almondine is one of my favorites. The coq au vin is a new dish on the menu and is delicious also!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Our server was great, and the food was outstanding (per usual). Loved everything we had but especially loved the fois gras!!! Already planning our return dinner!
  31. LL

    LisaL

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Freezing cold asked twice to turn down. No atmosphere in back room.
  32. T

    Thomas

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious varying menu. All fresh and original. Exquisite cocktail selection. Superb waitstaff, attention to our preferences and offered good selections.
  33. w

    wholc

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional. Wine list is terrific. We sat in a high top table at the bar. Our server, David, was outstanding. I highly recommend requesting David as your server. The chairs at the high top tables are very comfortable, which is not normal at most high top tables. The atmosphere is fun, chic and a bit elegant.
  35. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my 76 birthday here. My steak was perfect. Our waitress was superb.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our meal was good! We have caviar service, then a few small plates/salads and entrees. We mentioned to the server that we had to leave by a certain time to make it to the theater in time. She was unable to make that happen. We were 30mins late to the show.
  37. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been waiting for a high-end French Brasserie to come to town. So glad we came! Food & drinks were incredible - highly recommend the duck as a main course. Incredible depth of flavor. We also enjoyed the steak tartare, mussels, and strawberry goat cheese ice cream. Service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes. Great value for the quality of food and service you get. We enjoyed a quiet table near a window for a classy date night. Rowdier group tables were in the back if that's more your scene. Also there's a hidden cocktail bar downstairs for a late night out. Will definitely be back!
  38. MD

    MikeDeas

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaBanque is the new undiscovered gem on Broad in Charleston. Well priced for fine dining. The menu will surprise you! This is a locals find. Don’t expect the cruise ship crowd here.
  39. KV

    KatV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely dinner. Staff was attentive, food was delicious and we had a great time. Food was very slow to come out and we were there for quite a long time as a result…. But we enjoyed it and would certainly go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Anniversary. Chairs not so comfortable, felt crowded against the wall.

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Brasserie la Banque is rated 4.6 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Brasserie la Banque

1 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-3001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad Street and East Bay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 779-1800

  • Private party facilities

    Brasserie La Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant nestled in historic downtown Charleston, SC in the historic South of Broad neighborhood. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment.

  • Private party contact

    The Indigo Road Event Team: (877) 591-0497

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