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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston, Charleston, SC

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

4.3
4.3
3901 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 722-8881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Beasley

  • Catering

    We cater through our sister company Events by Good Food. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information at eventsbygoodfood.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The Upstairs at Rue event space offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host professional gatherings or celebratory affairs, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance. Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. The venue maintains the charm of the city’s historic architecture while allowing the versatility to create an atmosphere appropriate for your special event. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information with the provided inquiry form.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    King St. and John Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. VT

    VaughnT

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Very noisy restaurant
  2. KD

    KDub

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great. I had the chicken and it was juicy and delicious. It was very very loud. One kid yelled almost the whole time we were there. If you can get a table outside do it.
  3. D

    Dan46

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Good recommendations. Food servings were generous and delicious
  4. KC

    KathyC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had a reservation and we were greeted warmly and was seated promptly, we were a party of 2. We were seated right by the kitchen which I didn't care for particularly since the restaurant was mostly empty. We were seated at a table for 4, so there again, why by the kitchen? The server, Tom was at the table promptly and gave us water and bread for the table and asked for our drink orders. He offered us suggestions and asked if we had questions. I had fried goat cheese beet salad to start and it was divine. The balsamic vinigarette dressing was very tasty. We split the pork chop entree and it was certainly enough for the both of us. It had potatoe gnocci and roasted tomatoes. All so good we had no room for dessert which Tom described and sounded wonderful. We'll come back again when we next visit Charleston.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good wine, small tables lol
  6. DA

    DAFP

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner and our server was excellent!
  7. AG

    AdolfoG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Charleston we have eaten here and it's always great. We always enjoy the mussels along with the duck breast and the trout. We will see you again!
  9. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food served by good people at affordable prices in a very pleasant atmosphere. Go there!
  10. LS

    LarryS

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This was our first time at this restaurant and first impressions are what one remembers. Unfortunately our first impression was from a disinterested hostess that seemed to wish she was somewhere else. Service was slow and giving the waiter the benefit of the doubt was due to a lack of staff. I ordered the Seared Scallops with Creamy Parmesan Polenta. The scallops were tender and satisfying however the polenta was anything but creamy and if there was parmesan I couldn't detect it. Overall a disappointing performance.
  11. r

    richs

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great time
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service was terrible…had to ask for a bread basket while we waited for apps, which took forever. Our waitress was sick and was hacking/coughing and we rarely saw her. When our apps came out, they were mediocre and part of our silverware was taken when our app plates got picked up. A different server brought our food out but no new silverware so we waited and tried to wave someone down for new utensils…no such luck! Didn’t see our real server til we were almost done with our food….Never got new silverware so I attempted to eat over-cooked duck with my fingers. Didn’t end up finishing dinner because the curry rice was so salty, the duck was like eating rubber and the broccoli was ice cold. Super disappointed and this was a Birthday dinner, so definitely not a great experience.
  13. A

    Abp1

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Not good. Obviously this restaurant has significant management problems. Food mostly terrible. Mussels grossly huge overcooked and shriveled up. Tasted real fishy. Coq a vin only had chicken in dish with watery sauce Braised rabbit very dry. Chicken Frances’s. Gnocchi somehow deep fried and tasted like over used oil. Waiter missing in action but may be due to poor staffing and overworked. Poor clearing of table. The ordered cappuccino turned into latte? Had no milk or sugar for regular coffee. Expensive meal that we looking forward to and turned into nightmare. Will not recommend to my worst enemy
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was good and the price was appropriate. However we were clearly an after thought for our waitress.
  15. r

    rocky

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Slow, disinterested service. We no longer order the mussels but many around us complaining about them. Does the restaurant really not care anymore about pleasing it’s diners.
  16. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Table wasn’t ready even though there were no diners. Mentioned a birthday on the reservation and it wasn’t even addressed. Mussels were incredibly large and over cooked. Butternut squash soup was served lukewarm, at best. Both NY strip and Veal were overcooked. Salmon was raw in the middle. Server had trouble splitting the bill so we did it ourselves. Four dishes were served and we waited ten minutes for the last dish so we could eat together. We were seated at an end table, but hostess seated a couple in between us and another large party, and they were practically at our table, making them and us very uncomfortable, considering the whole side of the restaurant was still empty.
  17. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    One of the worst French meals I’ve ever had. My entire party was very disappointed with food and there was a terrible smell coming from somewhere within the restaurant while we were eating.
  18. CS

    CathieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful romantic evening, the food was fantastic. Will come back on my next visit.
  19. LO

    LeslieO

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always, curry mussels are amazing and great wine selection!
  20. r

    rcrc

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    the restaurant was way too loud. The short rib was great, but the chicken was bland and the shrimp pasta had way way too much butter.
  21. IO

    IOPfoodie

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Foie Gras was excellent. Sweetbreads yummy. Steak tartar a little chunky but flavorful.
  22. KB

    KimB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The butternut squash soup was the best I ever had… Did not care for the mussels, They were too big and too tough! The pumpkin dessert was delicious
  23. l

    linaz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    This time the food wasn’t very good, I really like this place but I don’t think I am coming back
  24. AD

    AmandaD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal here. It is consistent and we always have great service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7:30 Friday evening, and it was busy. Very quaint ambience. Our waiter was prompt, helpful and attentive. The food was excellent - salmon, squash soup, pumpkin cheesecake (👍👍👍👍). I’d recommend it.
  26. JC

    JoyceC

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Dinner
  27. J

    John

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you could want with wonderful staff, excellent service, and marvelous food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed when we eat at Rue de Jean. Another wonderful dinner and service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD and SERVICE!!! We loved everything we ate!! True French cuisine at its finest!!
  31. I

    Ilv2trvl

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little early for our Anniversary dinner but fortunately did not have to wait to be seated. Server was attentive and kept our wine and water glasses full. Nice! Food was very flavorful. Enjoyed the Moules' appetizer and the French Onion soup. Dinner was the crispy skin Salmon and the Ravioli dish. Both were excellent. Creme brulee' for dessert was a little too soupy. Our only complaint was the we placed a comment in our reservation that we were celebrating our Anniversary but never mentioned at all. Finding this to be a issue with OPEN TABLE on more than one occasion.
  32. ES

    ElijahS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Gorgeous Wife’s birthday
  33. NP

    NicoleP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was really good. We enjoy our meal. Music was low for us sitting outside, it could have louder.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Great food, terrible service !
  35. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Good meal.. lousy service. Waiter took our menus without taking order .. came back 10 min later and said our food will be out shortly. Go figure??..Only had one drink..he never asked us if we wanted another one. Took water bottle up so we had our meal with one glass of water all evening. Good food but LOUSEY WAITER SERVICE
  36. j

    jsllvn

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Very good food and atmosphere. Location is very convenient as well.
  37. s

    saraho

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The service was great! The food was subpar for the price.
  38. TL

    TonyaL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely noisy! We asked to be moved away from the bar. It didn’t help. On top of that, they play loud techno like music … people in the restaurant have to yell over it to have a conversation. Service was slow. After waiting ten minutes for drinks, we left. More like a neighborhood pub than a French restaurant.
  39. JD

    JimmyD

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Steak Au Poivre to perfection.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All 6 in our party enjoyed our dinners. We all went back for brunch the next day!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.3 stars by 3901 OpenTable diners.

39 Rue de Jean - Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 31 times today
Google Map for 39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King St. and John Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Beasley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 722-8881

  • Catering

    We cater through our sister company Events by Good Food. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information at eventsbygoodfood.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The Upstairs at Rue event space offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host professional gatherings or celebratory affairs, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance. Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. The venue maintains the charm of the city’s historic architecture while allowing the versatility to create an atmosphere appropriate for your special event. Please contact Tristan Whisenant, General Manager of Upstairs of 39 Rue de Jean at (843) 725-5959 ext. 2 or request more information with the provided inquiry form.

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