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Brasserie la Banque, Charleston, SC

Brasserie la Banque

4.7
4.7
1010 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Brasserie la Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant nestled in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment, Brasserie la Banque celebrates life's memorable moments from impromptu drinks to convivial gatherings and leisurely meals. 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

8:30 PM


Booked 44 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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: (843) 779-1800
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    Broad Street and East Bay Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,010 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

1,010 Reviews
  1. ShirazSun

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My hanger steak was very well cooked but came bathed in a white sauce that, had I known, I would have asked for on the side. Wife's scallops very good. Harictots verts a bit overcooked and floating in a sweet sauce that I decidely disliked. Very nice server. Overall a pleasant experience.

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  2. Pleun

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a long time before our drinks were served and it took a very long time before our food was served. The food was lukewarm and tasted all right. I think our experience would have been a lot better if we didn't have to wait so long and if the food was served hot. Service was friendly.

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  3. ChrisR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend

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  4. KatyaWB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! recommend the duck and crispy potatoes! A great choice for an evening of fine dining.

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  5. Alitony

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was wonderful. Our sea food was cook to perfection-scallops and fish filet. We enjoyed fresh oysters, steak tartare ,beets salad and two desserts lovely. We are both GF for medical reasons and neither one of us experienced a reaction. That is always nice.

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  6. DanaV

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is delicious, and the cocktails are fabulous. Love the setting and decor (used to be a bank). We’ll be back!

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  7. CharlesS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent especially the squash casserole but the highlight of the evening was the thoughtfulness of the staff. Truly exceptional in the way they pampered my wife on her birthday.

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  8. VictorS

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was too salty and the desert was not authentic.

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  9. MaryBeth

    Richmond

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Saturday brunch! Amazing food, cocktails with amazing friends!! Great Charleston vibe without the weekend crowd. Make reservations!

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  10. Jake

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience every time we’ve dined here !

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and staff! They have a cute little bar downstairs that you can have a cocktail at while you wait for your table to be ready. It’s almost like a speakeasy but it was so nice. The staff was so warming and welcome and had a Polaroid camera to take pictures of everyone with their valentines date. It was so awesome and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back

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  12. steveg

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. It was noisy due to the high ceilings and hard floors. Downstairs bar is definitely worth a visit. I had steak tartare and mussels. Both were delicious. Crème brûlée for dessert.

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  13. GrandCru

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager/hostess and waitress were excellect. It is a lovely atmosphere. Most of the food is very good, but avoid the quiche. Mine was thin, heavy and overcooked. The eggs benedict was quite good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service at brunch. The eggs Benedict and French toast were delicious. The crispy new potatoes are the best potatoes we’ve had.

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  15. Kittenlover

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 6 with a 7:00 PM reservation. We were pleasantly surprised that the manager comped our drinks on account of the wait. The food is really great: French onion soup, roasted Brussels sprouts, scallops, crème brûlée. All wonder. Our waitress, Alice, was helpful and friendly.

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  16. kirtlkrk30

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed in our experience there. Per previous recommendations, we had heard wonderful things about the restaurant. However, we had requested a certain table which was sadly not accommodated, though we have confirmed before our arrival that we were good to go. The service was subpar and food was did not meet expectations considering prior dining experiences, granted the mussels were awesome. Not sure if we will dine again and that makes me sad, considering my parents are/were regulars.

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  17. MeghanF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our anniversary and it was the most memorable experience. They gave us a personal card, complementary champagne, rose petals, pins, etc. Food was beyond excellent, service was incredible, and the entire atmosphere was so romantic. Do not pass up on this place and I highly recommend you go here for an anniversary or special date night.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, service, food and wine - outstanding. A fine dining experience in a wonderful french brasserie. Treat yourself you will be thrilled you did.

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  19. Maru

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant. Amazing service, Great food!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, prices are very reasonable, food is delicious and the service is great!

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  21. Judy

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their trout is one of the best entrees in Charleston!! Three of my party had the trout and the fourth diner had mussels and frites which he loved. Love this restaurant and the people who work there. Thanks!!
    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Judy! We love what we do here, and I'm happy you enjoyed your experience! - Tanya Thomas, General Manager

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  22. LinneaR

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner with a great waitress, Caroline. She was helpful and always available.

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  23. jack

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed their meals. Great service. Nice place. We will go back. Nice vibe

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  24. murph

    Chicago

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails -Midnight in Paris delicious. The trout amandine is superb. Terrific service and ambience.

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  25. JimT

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our second time dining at la Bangue. Both times I ordered the steak frites. Meat was tough. My wife ordered the trout and was very pleased . Our server was efficient and pleasant.

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  26. JimmyL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been several times, and it never disappoints! The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have everything you need

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  27. Sunny

    Glasgow

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was good but many of the food items that are supposed to be warm/hot came to our table cold. Very disappointing.
    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on February 1, 2024
    Hi Sunny, I'm very disappointed to hear that your food items weren't served at the proper temperature and embarrassed to hear we dropped the ball on the culinary side of your experience. I would love to get in touch further and hear more about the specifics so we can make it right. -Tanya Thomas, General Manager

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  28. Selina

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so lovely. We went as a last minute reservation for our anniversary and couldn’t be happier with the service. The staff were beyond wonderful. The food was delicious - especially the oysters and the drinks. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Charleston.

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  29. RobertB

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first dinner here. Great service, creativ menu, tasty preparation

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab omelette is so delicious. The Beet salad is a winner. Eggs Benedict doesn’t disappoint! Great service
    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thanks for the great feedback! Come check us out for dinner as well! ;) -Tanya Thomas, General Manager

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  31. Linda

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, lovely service and welcoming - we were celebrating a wedding anniversary, and table had a card, gold leaves and small wooden heart “ephemera” on the cloth. Delicious drinks from the bar. - the meal was disappointing. Food too salty and the trout was swimming in butter - and I am a butter lover - just not properly seasoned.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Highly recommend for birthdays and special occasions! Beyond thoughtful and so much fun!
    Brasserie la BanqueResponded on February 1, 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! We love what we do. See you soon!

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  33. KTCharleston

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The trout is the best in town and the ambiance is wonderful

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  34. BobK

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner last night with out of town guests. Oysters on half shell, Mussels, Steak Tartare and Steak Frites were all very good. Service was excellent too. Restaurant wasn't as busy as usual so noise level was a little more moderate.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, we will return for sure!

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  36. GM13

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, great wines (even by the glass) and great service. It’s a beautiful space in a great location.

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  37. lovecuisine

    Charleston

    133 reviews

    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome at the front. Ashley and Alice service was perfect - very friendly and offered excellent suggestions. Good wine list and the ambiance is so Chalreston. The cuisine is always consistently yummy - luv the roasted beet salad, the escargot, crab ravigotte, the coq au vin. so good. Try it - you will return 😊

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  38. GregoryS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good lacked flavorings, could have use dashes of salt and 2 or 3 others. So service between plates.

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  39. ClaireH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came here for a date night/birthday celebration. The food was outstanding, we had the bread to start and for our entrees we had the lowcountry bouillabaisse and the duck confit. Both were cooked perfectly and had exquisite flavor. We were treated so nicely by the staff. I will remember this night for years to come! Thank you!

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  40. BruceP

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and wonderfully prepared dinner. Wine list is pricey especially the white side.

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Brasserie la Banque is rated 4.7 stars by 1010 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Brasserie la Banque

1 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broad Street and East Bay Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, 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: (843) 779-1800
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