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Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

4.4
4.4
2056 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings the art of live fire cooking to Charleston. Stars exemplifies an artistic appreciation for live fire cooking by focusing on the details of each dish – the seasoning, balance, pairing and presentation. The restaurant has a full bar and grill room on the first floor and multiple event spaces on the second floor. The rooftop bar has a 360-degree view of downtown Charleston. Dedicated to serving locally sourced food within 100 miles of Charleston, Stars’ food and beverage menus are fresh and seasonal. Stars brings a new tradition of open flame cuisine to Charleston and is not to be missed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Bar
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–2:00 am
    Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Stars creates an exceptional event venue to host private dining events, both social and professional. Our Event Coordinator, Jessica Jacobs, has experience in hosting, catering and managing all event types from business meetings to intimate weddings.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Jacobs : (843) 317-2474

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Morris Street and King Street

  • Parking details

    After 5pm we recommend the pay and park lot located behind Stars off of Morris or St. Phillips Street. There is a flat rate of $10.00 payable by cash or credit card at the parking kiosk. To enter Stars walk down Morris and take a right on King. We are located 5 buildings down on the right!

  • Public transit

    The Charleston Visitor center and bus shed is located one block from Stars at the corner of Meeting and Ann St and on-street parking on King is always available

  • Entertainment

    We have live entertainment starting at 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Chicken & Waffles$19.00

    fried chicken, buttermilk waffles, maple syrup

    • Breakfast Plate$15.00

      two eggs any style, homemade biscuit, sausage and bacon, sausage gravy, crispy home fries

      • Biscuits & Gravy$15.00

        sausage gravy, homemade biscuit

        • Chef's Omelet$14.50

          3 farm eggs omelete (Chef's Feature), crispy home fries

          • Crawfish & Tasso Etouffee*$24.00

            over dirty rice with poached egg

            • French Toast "Banana Foster"$13.00

              • Steak & Eggs$28.50

                farm eggs any style, crispy home fries, asparagus, hollandaise

                • Low Country Shrimp & Grits*$27.00

                  tasso gravy, johns island creamy grits

                  • Stars' Burger$18.00

                    cheddar, bacon, lto, crispy home fries

                    • Mixed Fruit Parfait$9.00

                      greek yogurt, mixed fruit, granola

                      Brunch Cocktails

                      • Frozen Mimosa$6.00

                        • Mimosa$6.00

                          • Bloody Mary$7.00

                            Last updated: May 4, 2022

                            What 2,056 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.4
                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.3Food
                            • 4.6Service
                            • 4.4Ambience
                            • 4.1Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            Loved For

                            • Charleston

                              Good for Groups

                            • Charleston

                              American

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                            1. J

                              Jennifer

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had the best server! Kolby was on it with the service and recommendations. A very friendly staff. The manager came over to say hi too. We talked Southern Charm and got the scoop. All around a great experience.

                            2. CA

                              ChristineA

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Delicious for a steakhouse. Rob our server was fantastic. Highly recommend the short rib.

                            3. L

                              Lpnc

                              Charlotte

                              11 reviews

                              3.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                              Rooftop bar was great. John, was wonderful and tweaked our drinks to make them perfect. Loved being up there. Dining room was a great disappointment. I had chicken and waffles. Chicken was over cooked and dark brown. Tasted burnt. 1/2 a waffle. My husband had crawfish and etouffee. No noticeable crawfish visually or taste wise. I know it was Mother’s Day and we had a 12:45 reservation but didn’t think you were out of food and kitchen was closing. Disappointing Mother’s Day for me.

                            4. O

                              Owen

                              Charleston

                              9 reviews

                              2.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall2food3service3ambience3

                              Unfortunately, we have to report that this was not a great visit. After many visits in the past for Sunday Brunch at Stars, we learned on this occasion that there was a new Chef and new menu. To be as nice as possible, no complaints on the food taste, but the serving size and price was an unpleasant surprise. We left hungry for an expensive brunch. I am sorry but we will not venture here again.

                            5. AD

                              ADL2013

                              Charleston

                              193 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              193 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              We needed a quick group lunch place in between graduation events and we chose Stars. We were in and out of the restaurant in about an hour. The food was delicious and they had live music. We enjoy it.

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall1food1service5ambience3

                              The food was not up to par. The wine on tap was not good. It didn’t live up to what we expect of Charleston cuisine.

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Top notch service from beginning to end. Food was absolutely delicious!! A wonderful place to enjoy a fabulous dinner. The roof top for drinks was awesome too!! The view was amazing!

                            8. SN

                              SusanN

                              Philadelphia

                              23 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              23 reviews

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Was a tad disappointed that no food is served on the rooftop but bartender was great and we took our drinks downstairs to enjoy a yummy brunch

                            9. DP

                              DianaP

                              Charleston

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was outstanding, my husband had the 18oz ribeye and I had the 10oz Culotte. We also had the hoisin barbecue ribs which the bartender highly recommended and the Panzanella salad. Service was impeccable his name was Brandon and we will be return guests on our next visit.

                            10. TG

                              TonyaG

                              Denver

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall4food3service3ambience4

                              Loved that this restaurant offered a 'Jazz Brunch' and was centrally located. The staff was friendly, the interior and rooftop were intriguing, and it had a feel of cleanliness. The brunch included a saxophonist, which was a great addition to the overall theme of the 'New Orleans style brunch'. The chicken and waffles were delicious--chicken breading and flavor perfect match to the liege waffle--a way to improve it, warm syrup :) Two of the people in our group ordered steak and eggs, overall great but the egg cooking preference was switched. The coffee was very strong and frozen mimosa was served in a small rock tumbler. Little things that could be addressed for higher quality experience, but there were more pros than cons.

                            11. AF

                              ArtF

                              Savannah

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                              Steak was seriously undercooked but they took it back and gave us a discount on our bill.

                            12. z

                              ziggy

                              Raleigh

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Classy mixed drinks. Fine dining. Great atmosphere.

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Tampa

                              1 review

                              vip
                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Very very loud & food was NOT good. Had to send the steaks back they were raw! It was slammed & many bachelor & bAchelorette parties walking through & smashing up against our table to get up to rooftop bar. For a $500 bill the food was NOT worth it! Will never return!

                            14. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              12 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                              overall2food1service4ambience1

                              Made reservations months ago for a birthday celebration, got notified upon seating that there’s a new chef and a new menu. Not the best options, dishes could taste better, steak was burned on one side and raw on the other, honestly will not be back. Way too loud and the seating arrangement was not the best. The waiter did a good job though.

                            15. KC

                              KimC

                              Charleston

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food and our waitress was very nice. We had a great time.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Charleston

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food was amazing!

                            17. MM

                              MikeM

                              Atlantic City

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Visiting Charleston for the first time with my granddaughter. Was a great meal our last night in town.

                            18. MG

                              MicheleG

                              New York Area

                              11 reviews

                              5.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was excellent and so was the service. Also really enjoyed the live music.

                            19. R

                              Rose

                              Charleston

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Enjoy a pleasant brunch with live jazz. Our meal consists or French toast, chicken & waffle and the breakfast plate absolutely amazing. The service was pleasing. We will surely visit again.

                            20. D

                              Derek

                              Charlotte

                              25 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              25 reviews

                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              The food was quite good. But they are very proud of it. For the price I was expecting better. The food was good quality but I was looking for the rest of it.

                            21. CK

                              CindyK

                              Cleveland

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This was one of our favorite restaurants during our 4 night stay in Charleston! The rooftop bar is nice but there really is not much of a view. The drinks were very good and it was a nice way to spend some time waiting until we could be seated at the restaurant downstairs. The food was amazing! The menu is changed regularly, most ingredients are sourced locally so it's a very seasonal menu. Our waitress was outstanding and her recommendations spot on. We would not have ordered the spare ribs appetizer unless she had suggested it, and they were incredible. The veal special was outstanding, probably the best veal I have ever eaten. And the desserts did not disappoint. All in all, an outstanding experience.

                            22. TG

                              TennisGirl

                              Charleston

                              112 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              112 reviews

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall2food3service4ambience3

                              Sorry to say I was a little disappointed. First, although we'd had reservations for a couple of weeks, the gentleman checking us in looked and looked, and took several minutes to act like he found our names, and when he did, he sort of hemmed and hawed and said "sorry the high top table is all we have", when I believe I'd requested a booth when I made the reservation, and he made no mention of it, and acted like he was just working us in. Then our nice server informed us there was a new chef they were all "so excited" about, but the menu was not great. Very, very limited for a nice restaurant like this. We probably won't be back; too many other good options in downtown Charleston.

                            23. R

                              Rixs

                              Charleston

                              71 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              71 reviews

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Its been a long time since we’ve dined at Stars and that will change. The service was impeccable- from Billy managing the front through Robert serving us- it was great. A shout-out to Chef Tom and the new menu. The food was tasty and well-presented. Preparation was wonderful. Wine list was augmented with tap wines which were perfect for our meal. Can’t wait to return!

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great experience

                            25. S

                              Sage

                              Charlotte

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              We’ve usually love the drinks and food - start to finish. We visited for Saturday brunch— the Crawfish Etoufee and Steak and Eggs were phenomenal (minus the group of extremely loud and tipsy ladies across the dining room). We returned a week later for dinner on Friday only to find a very limited menu with about 4 entrees and only 1 seafood entree (w/ 2-3 scallops!). This was disappointing since fresh seafood is literally around the corner and the menu normally includes a balance of light and heavier dishes. When we asked about the new menu…we learned there is a new chef. I “settled” on the bolognese which had good flavor but still seemed off character for Starz and overpriced at $40. We wont cancel it yet but we will give the new chef time to settle on a menu before returning. We expect more seafood options on the coast. Please expand the menu to include more surf and turf!

                            26. M

                              Melanie

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 24, 2022

                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                              The menu was very limited, not a “garden salad” type option at all. A beet salad was $18. 😮 The scallop dishes at our table (3 of 6 entrees) were very salty, and scallops are naturally salty. I would likely not return for the food, but maybe a drink. Service and ambiance were good.

                            27. LL

                              LLL3

                              Cincinnati

                              20 reviews

                              5.0

                              20 reviews

                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Heath our server was great! He made sure we had an outstanding dining experience. Highly recommend!

                            28. AE

                              AshlynE

                              Savannah

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loved the New Orleans Brunch! The music was fantastic

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Richmond

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Overall experience was wonderful. Drinks and food were delish.

                            30. C

                              Charlotte

                              Charleston

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall3food2service5ambience5

                              Very limited menu. We had 7 total and everyone ordered something different so we basically tasted most of the menu offerings. Nothing was overly exceptional. We have dined here several times over the years and always had a great experience with food and ambiance. Although, the service and ambiance were exceptional as always, we will have to rethink dining again unless the menu gets better.

                            31. KR

                              KimR

                              Charleston

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loved our dinner last night. Our server was really super. She also works at Toast and knew the menu and made great recs. Food, presentation, all excellent! Cannot wait to return soon for brunch next time. My scallops were fabulous. The lavender lemonade was out of this world.

                            32. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Detroit

                              3 reviews

                              3.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                              overall3food4service4ambience2

                              Big table of 8, with a reason for 8:45pm… they told us at 10 we couldn’t order dessert? Even tho we had a big dinner bill. They asked us to clear out and a move our table. Our steaks were good but the potatoes were cold.

                            33. c

                              cynthiam

                              West Palm Beach

                              30 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              30 reviews

                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                              Ate here during a recent visit to Charleston. I think Stars is better know. For its rooftop bar. Food was good (had the bolognese and the pork) Nothing special

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                              We changed out reservation from Felix to Stars because of the exceptional meal that we had during restaurant week. But, I have to say this time was a major let down. I understood that they were short staffed in the kitchen. But the menu choices weren’t that great. They were for sure saved by their taste. The service was super slow but there weren’t many tables filled at all. Will for sure come back, hope to have a better experience though next time.

                            35. A

                              Amazing

                              Charleston

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Celebrated our friend’s birthday and we had a wonderful time! Felt like we were at our own private party. Our server was a beast!! Fun, informative and very attentive. Our bar server came to our table a few times and was a riot! Love them both! They made it the best experience.

                            36. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Atlanta

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                              overall2food2service4ambience4

                              Sub par breakfast food

                            37. CI

                              CindyI

                              Charleston

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              We do miss the different varieties for brunch. I realize Covid has stopped the buffet but would love to see more lunch and seafood options.

                            38. AT

                              AjaT

                              Charleston

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              We went in for a birthday brunch. It was New Orleans theme, which we were excited about. However the menu lacked NOLA inspired food.

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Charleston

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food was delicious, service was friendly, and the live music was great!

                            40. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Cork

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We met friends for the jazz brunch, the music and food were amazing and service outstanding!!

                            Safety precautions

                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                            • Screening

                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                            FAQs

                            Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-0100.

                            Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room is rated 4.4 stars by 2056 OpenTable diners.

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

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                            Booked 28 times today
                            Google Map for Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

                            495 King Street Charleston, SC 29403

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              Morris Street and King Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Downtown Charleston

                            • Hours of operation

                              Bar
                              Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–2:00 am
                              Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am
                              Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
                              Brunch
                              Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
                              Dinner
                              Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              American, Grill, Steakhouse

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Elegant

                            • Dress code

                              Smart Casual

                            • Parking details

                              After 5pm we recommend the pay and park lot located behind Stars off of Morris or St. Phillips Street. There is a flat rate of $10.00 payable by cash or credit card at the parking kiosk. To enter Stars walk down Morris and take a right on King. We are located 5 buildings down on the right!

                            • Public transit

                              The Charleston Visitor center and bus shed is located one block from Stars at the corner of Meeting and Ann St and on-street parking on King is always available

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Entertainment

                              We have live entertainment starting at 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

                            • Additional

                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (843) 577-0100

                            • Private party facilities

                              Stars creates an exceptional event venue to host private dining events, both social and professional. Our Event Coordinator, Jessica Jacobs, has experience in hosting, catering and managing all event types from business meetings to intimate weddings.

                            • Private party contact

                              Jessica Jacobs : (843) 317-2474

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