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Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

4.3
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1762 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The hostess was unfriendly, the waiter was not super attentive and the food was a complete disappointment. Cinnamon rolls were ice cold, the biscuits were flat and there was italian sausage in the gravy.

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vipRonP
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Restaurant is directly across from a night club. Food still left something to be desired. Good place, not great.

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Perfection
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food. Definitely a must-see if you’re in the area.

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FullandHappy15
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I are in Charleston for our anniversary and because of the restaurants had no openings, we decided to give this place a try. The rooftop bar was a fun way to start the evening on a windy night. Our server Rob was incredible and made the evening super special. The quality of food was super high, but the portion sizes are pretty small for the price. Had we received a bit more food for our buck, I probably would’ve given this five stars. Great place to do something special!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good service, really good food; filets were amazing but that was about it. A little pricey but to be expected in downtown Charleston. Was looking for something a little more intimate but that was probably my fault. Rooftop was really fun for drinks.

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ChadR
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food
Will definitely go back again.

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vipLUCIAO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frozen mimosas are amazing. The burguer was perfectly cooked

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During the Covid 19 crisis, the restaurant is taking every precaution. We did have to wait for food longer than we would have liked and the restaurant was low or out of several dishes. BUT I think this is to be expected while restaurants are dealing with the virus. The staff was attentive and gave us both a free round of drinks and desert samplers to make up for the wait. We were very pleased overall and look forward to going back when challenges of Covid 19 are over.

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Harvey
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

When we arrived for brunch, not one other diner in sight. Ordered the cast iron skillet cinnamon roll - which wasn’t one roll but three little ones. The rolls were way over cooked and just okay. The coffee tasted burnt. Aside from food, the staff was very friendly. Was hopeful but left disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful ! Came for drinks and then dinner downstairs !!!! Definitely recommend coming !!

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Lynne
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and showed up early to enjoy a cocktail at the Rooftop bar. It was a Monday night so it wasn't crowded. The food was great!! The salads were amazing and we all shared entrees. They were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! Order the halibut and add three massive scallops for very reasonable price. One of the best meals of my life. Only thing to know is that the rooftop has no food service but no view either so sitting near the window along King Street allows for great people watching.

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KGW1
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Terrible server, out of a part of 8 no one really enjoyed their food. It was also VERY hot inside the restaurant. Not worth what you pay for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very small portions at a very high price

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paigeh
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved every minute of my experience here! We had fantastic service, with Robert as our server, the food was great & really nice atmosphere. We will be back!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat on a weekend trip to Charleston with my wife. Service was excellent and we felt very at home. Will come back for our next visit to Charleston!

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Steffenie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was great and so was the service. Also, loved the playlist!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my worst downtown Charleston experience ever. I’m getting married in a few days and my young daughters and I decided to do a little bachelorette party to celebrate.

We usually go to Halls, and made the unfortunate decision to try Stars. I tried it a few years ago and it wasn’t great then either so I should have learned my lesson.

Upon arrival the hostess just stared at us and said nothing. I finally said “I guess I’ll go first we have a reservation at 7”. No reference was made to our special occasion at all even though we included it in our reservation.

We were seated and wanted to order mocktails since my girls are underage. The server - who also made zero mention of our special evening - said they couldn’t make them because they don’t have a blender. Um...what??? What restaurant doesn’t have a blender? Ok. Moving on.

We were informed of a long list of things they were out of which was surprising given their limited menu to begin with. We went to order an appetizer and were then informed they were also out of that. I asked why they were out of everything and our server said because they were changing the menu the following week.

I wanted to leave at that point but my kids did not, so we stayed. We ordered what they had available. It was not great. For as expensive as the steak it it’s just dumped over fries in a bowl.

The food was as unimpressive as everything else. No one was nice or went out of their way to make sure we had a great evening. The kicker was that CNN was playing on most of the TVs. Yes please let everyone watch the coronavirus news as we’re trying to enjoy an evening out. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

The restaurant was empty and I watched them turn away lots of big parties of people at the door. Idk what’s going on at this place but I will never be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed that there was no eating on the rooftop. They were out of lobster and lamb. I ordered steak and frites - would have been delicious but the peppercorns were very overwhelming and I love pepper.

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First, it smelled like dirty mop water and then there were gnats and flies flying around the table the whole time we were there. Our food came out quick but I imagine that was because we were only one of 4 tables in the restaurant. Service was good but the food definitely wasn’t worth the money. We both had the steak frites which we ordered medium well. It wasn’t even cooked medium rare. The fries were soggy and the “sauce” was more of a gravy that the steak was smothered in. Food and atmosphere might be better during normal circumstances but it wasn’t hitting on much this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Not do great service from server and manager.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wouldn’t know I had a reservation and 2 hours before I got a text that they closed to clean. So for our anniversary night we didn’t have reservations anymore and no where to eat all nice places were booked

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ShariC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Rack of lamb was great! The safety of the customers with the current situation made me feel safe and protected. Thank you

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RayH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Very good wine selection and food was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Fathers Day celebration while visiting the beautiful city of Charleston. Food was delicious! Drinks were spectacular! Rooftop bar was a hit as well!

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KellyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch menus option. Food was good. Service was quick. Great value. And don’t miss their rooftop bar for a cocktail or even just a coffee. Fried Oyster Eggs Benedict was crazy good!

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vipRachelH
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Do not be fooled. This is not a rooftop restaurant. Very misleading. Would not recommend.

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GilA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful meal all the way around

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed in menu and good quality and taste.

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vipFavorite
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terrible food and service The menu had 4 entrees I would never go back I don’t know how they will stay in business.

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
Responded on May 28, 2020

I really do apologize for the limited menu. With everything happening right now we are trying to get back to normal as much as possible, however it is going to take some time. We typically don't do food on the rooftop, but we wanted to add more seating for our customers, this is something we are new to and are still learning the best way to accomplish this. We will be launching our full menu next week and I would like to welcome you back to give us another chance. Best, Stars Management

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great night out. The food and drinks are a little pricey, but given the location it is to be expected.

The only negative was the bouncer. My friends and I are all clearly over 25, but he took (no exaggeration) about 3-5 minutes to inspect each of our IDs. He even did this for people that were 40+. I understand being thorough, but it was excessive.

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
Responded on May 28, 2020

I am so glad you all enjoyed your night out. The security was through a third party and we have made this issue aware to them and hope to not have this problem again. I hope you come see us again. Best, Stars Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and awesome food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Me and my Girlfriend went here for nice dinner out. It was our second time eating here and it was just as good as the first time we went! Highly recommend!

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FranG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The rooftop bar was very disappointing. There was no view at all except for industrial rooftops. There was no atmosphere either. The drinks were watered down. The food in the restaurant was pretty good. Our waiter was very good!

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vipdisappointed
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was disappointed in the food quality this visit.

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RichardH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Delicious food. Service was suspect at best. Would definitely go back hoping service would step up a little.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of town family visiting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except for weather.

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vipLucyloo17
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, especially at the roof top bar. The service at the dining room was wonderful. It was an awesome evening!

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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 4.3 stars by 1762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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