Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

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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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PB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch buffet. Some of the food was a little cold. But it was a buffet.

p
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service, and an overall lovely evening. The mushroom bruschetta was absolutely fantastic.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great dining experience. They don’t serve food on the rooftop, only drinks. Wish we had known that before we got there but still had a good time.

HH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very allergy friendly!

CB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Gnats or fruit flies around the table. Food was heavily salted and not very appetizing. Service was unimpressive. Does not meet Charleston standards for the price as there are much better dining options available at that price point. Appeared to be catering more to the wedding/ bachelorette party crowd.

R
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service was great, food was.....lentils undercooked, scallops and shrimp over salted. French fries were good.. Didn't feel like sending anything back.

p
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and had a great meal. Our server, Sullivan, was awesome and friendly. We will be back.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Rob was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and attentive.
It was a pleasure to have a great server, it made our experience that much better. Food, drinks and dessert were fantastic! Will definitely return on our next trip to Charleston.

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing

OT
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Cocktails were unique and tasty! Service was incredible!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions we’re so large it could have been noted that sharing is recommended. We wasted so much food because we could not take the leftovers. Also, when we asked for more bread it felt like it was a hinderance. Other than that it was a great time!

JR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. When I made the reservation on open table I wish i would have known that there was no food on the rooftop. we would have come early and had a drink up there before dinner

CA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Did Sunday Brunch, got to brunch 45 minutes before end, food was definitely not fresh or tasty.

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The quality of the food on the buffet was the worse I’ve eaten in the city. The service level was nonexistent, the hostess was not interested in seating us, the waiter couldn’t hear to take our orders the way our table was arranged. We had a party of 6 for a birthday celebration and was embarrassed to have invited them as our guests. Seating 6 in a booth for a buffet is ludicrous because it’s difficult to get out without people having to get up to go to the buffet. Just a really bad experience that I would recommend to anyone.

FE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time @ Stars, and we went for the Sunday Brunch. My only complaint was that champagne was not offered like the mimosas! Food and service were good, and the price is competitive.

LR
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our waitress was very nice. We ordered a bottle of wine. We swatted gnats and fruit flies the entire time we were there. We ordered our meal the prime rib and mashed potatoes were so salty we sent it back. They replaced potato with rice that was tasty but steak still salty. The manager never came to our table to discuss our concerns. Will definitely not go back to Stars

MV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

My wife and I have been to Stars before, but it has been a couple of years. The restaurant has totally changed, and not for the better. It is noisy, service is slow and the atmosphere seemed to be more of a bar, than a high end restaurant. We were seated at a tiny table right next to the bar, and when we requested to be move we were told, "sorry, but all our tables are booked up" even though there were numerous empty tables surrounding us for a while. I was also disappointed to learn that they did not have local grass-fed beef anymore. The one saving grace was that the food was good. If the food was not as good as it was, I would probably have rated this restaurant one star.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have ever had!! Made our honeymoon that much better!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good, service was not

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Very accommodating. Great food, service, atmosphere. 10 stars

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After reading other reviews I think I expected a little bit more from this place..not bad but not the best food we’ve had here by any means. The service was good but the food took forever to come out and our waiter was one of the only ones inside so he was spread pretty thin. Overall I’d say it was good, not great.

HM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was quite good and our server Sullivan was excellent...friendly and helpful. The only issue on this particular night was that they had a fruit fly issue. And the roof top bar afterwards was refreshing.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, everything was absolutely delicious! We couldn’t choose which was our favorite - the dishes were all that good. The cocktail of the night, Euphoria on the rocks, my new favorite. Raymond even went so far as to sing for us! He was attentive, knowledgeable and such a gentleman! Thank you to Raymond for making our special occasion that much better!

F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from Eric. The food and presentation is excellent and they have absolutely fantastic cocktails. This is our third time at Stars and we’ve never been disappointed. The bartenders are top notch as are all of the staff we’ve encountered.

MI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service from Robert was amazing. The rib-eye I ordered was cooked to perfection and my quests food was also cooked to perfection. Robert our server was so knowledgeable about the food they prepared that I felt comfortable ordering any one of the Entrees. This is must go to restaurant when in Charleston.

JD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

This was one of my favorite brunch spots to go to. But this time, it was not great. Seems like they cut down on the quality of food. Also, A lot of the food ran out and took a long time to refill. All of the dessert ran out and never got refilled. It was not even that busy and we came 2 hours before closing. Was not impressed at all and I could have spent that money elsewhere.

h
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. The food was amazing. We expected our food to take longer because it was such a nice restaurant. We really didn't think the wait was that long but the restaurant did and they brought us a complimentary glass of champagne to make up for it. Best experience so far.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great night and it was a great time for restaurant week as stars roof top restaurant. The only thing I have to say that really annoyed us and our mood was that there was a mosquito that was trying to bite us and a couple of knats kept on flying around the room, but besides that everything was wonderful.

VL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We think the service was perfect and no changes were needed in that aspect. As for the food, we agreed the restaurant menu was a great deal for the amount we received, but we just thought the overall taste was a 3 - 3.5stars. Our favorite meal were the desserts, so whoever the Pastry Chef is gets a thumbs up!

K
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Calamari and bacon fries were delicious. Our surf and turf and scallops, though, were bland. For the price, we expected a better meal.

There isn’t much of a view on the rooftop bar. Bushes are too tall to see much and the flies made it a less than ideal experience.

The service was very good and while a bit on the noisy side, the ambiance overall was nice.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was not great. Drink order wrong and no dinner served until after 2 hours of being there. Food left much to be desired. Crudo was warm and their were more inedible flowers floating in it than actual seafood. We were quite disappointed.

GC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We reserved a table for a group of 15 at 5:45 pm. We arrived at a long table near the window with a long bench for 1/2 of the party. Everyone was seated and ready to order by 6:00. Long story short we did not receive our food until 7:30 pm. Many of the dinners were cold. The food was mediocre for the price. Finally, when we were ready to leave the server would not split the bill. There is no policy regarding NOT splitting large party bills either in the booking process, confirmation, or explained to us when we ordered. In this day of high tech how hard can that be? Overall a very disappointing experience and I will NOT be going back to or recommending Stars restaurant to anyone.

In my experience they should change their name to STAR and remove the S because they certainly did not deserve any more than that from our experience.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stars was an overall fantastic dining experience! Our waiter went out of his way to offer us suggestions, specifically entrees locate to Charleston. Highly recommend the seafood grits!! Also, a great spot for groups as they had a lot of circle booths!

J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, clean building. The food was slow in coming out but we had company with us and had a couple of drinks while waiting. Took a little longer then we like, sat down at 7:15 but didn't leave until 10:00

CD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday brunch in Charleston! I will definitely go again and recommend.

K
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. Definitely will return. Tell Sullivan thanks for the special dessert it was the best.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A younger group was celebrating, and as expected... they were super loud!! We eat here every time we are in town..Excellent as usual

T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place was not at all as t looked on line. Definitely don’t think the buffet is worth $25 and it the mimosas were flat. Not impressed at all.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bachelorette party ♥️

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KL
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, well seasoned and excellent service

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