Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

4.4
1961 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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Experiences

  • New Orleans Style DJ Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a special brunch and cocktail menu every Saturday with Chef Jay Flatley. DJ and never a cover charge.
  • New Orleans Style DJ Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a special brunch and cocktail menu with Chef Jay Flatley. DJ spinning and never a cover charge!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1961 people are saying
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vipStaciHamp
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The hostess, Billy was accommodating & so friendly. Our waiter, Colby gave us great service. However, our food was awful. We had to send two entrees back because it was too cold to eat- everything was either undercooked or overcooked.

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HeatherM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Girls weekend dinner

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BarryM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Fun place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Rob our server was excellent but the brunch food wasn't great in my opinion

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DrUrsus
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Jazz player wasn’t there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a brunch like we have back home but overall delightful. Service was good and atmosphere was lively.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good however this was advertised as a live jazz brunch. There was no live jazz, only a DJ playing non-jazz music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food!!!

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eliseduffy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Go early if you want a spot at the rooftop bar. Filet was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crawfish brunch dish = AMAZING!!!! Like nothing I’ve had before!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service! Rob was amazing - best shrimp and grits we have ever had

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Logan explained everything and was so friendly!! Would go back!! Food was awesome too!

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Daniel
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

When paying high prices, expect steaks to be cooked as ordered. The 2 of us ordered filets medium rare but they came medium well. Sent them back. The second set came back medium (no red) and the manager was irritated that we would refused the first steaks. And how does a Charleston restaurant run out of shrimp at 7:00? Poor. Not returning.

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TomS
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our waiter Grant was Great! But not to his fault we tried to order wine and twice he came back and told us they were out, but his pad told him it was there. Finally found a wine they had which was a red but to our dismay it came out chilled. When we asked why it was chilled he told us all their red wines are chilled and there was nothing he could do about it. Next our food came out but my Porkchop was cold? Finally the manager came over and asked about why I was not eating like the rest of our party and when we told her what was going on she took charge and fixed most of it and took it off the bill. I can't understand why any good restaurant would ever chill all their red wines?

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vipFoodieInPA
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Charleston has amazing food options but Stars is not one of them. It's a very limited menu and we were disappointed with both food and drinks. Started with the wedge salad which had brown lettuce on the outside that should have been removed. Salad was lacking and underwhelming and definitely not worth $15. Then had a shrimp pasta dish with pasta that was completely overcooked to mush, bland sauce, some canned artichoke hearts thrown in and a few shrimp tossed in. Flavorless. We had many great meals in Charleston. Stars was more expensive than many of them and not worth half of what they charge. I should have known when they still had availability on the day of. Plan ahead and book elsewhere.

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DeniseP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent shrimp fettuccini and filet. Service was good. The music was loud which was distracting.

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GoldenGirl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing! The service was amazing! The music was amazing! I highly recommend the waffles for brunch;fabulous!

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were excited to try Stars for a bachelorette party after online reviews and a personal recommendation. Restaurant was packed with people standing around the bar area. Barely able to walk to our table and people backed almost right up to the table as we were dining. Would have looked over that, but our food was so bad it was inedible. We ordered the shrimp Alfredo. The entire dish was mush and had literally no flavor. Just tasted like wet noodles. Two guest at our table ordered it and after a couple bites pushed it aside. Other guests at our table ordered other dishes and while they were not inedible all said there was little to no flavor. The waitress even asked us if we wanted salt and pepper and we declined prior to tasting our food. When she returned we requested it and she said she figured as much everyone always does so apparently bland food is common.

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vipBallweg313
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with live music did not disappoint! Robert was a great server! Food was on point we had burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffle. All great! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch on our way out of town. The food was spectacular and so was the service. Very large parties ahead of us but staff made us feel welcome and taken care of.

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Cfabs
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Stars a handful of times for the rooftop, but I hadn’t eaten there until last night.

The service was really great and the food exceeded my expectations. The food came relatively quickly.

We had a great experience!

My only tip/ “pain point” is that they do not have straws at all. So if you’re someone like me who needs one with your frozen drink (frosé) or cocktail definitely be sure to bring your own!

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RobinR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Waited 30 minutes past our reservation time My food was only mediocre and Cosmopolitan was not good. Disappointed

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Joanie
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stars was a pleasant surprise! We always eat at a local (renowned) restaurant but could not get reservations. We have been coming to Charleston for many years, living only 2.5 hours away. We made a reservation at Stars and were extremely pleased with the food, service and the value. The menu appears limited but it really is quite sufficient. Often too many choices take away from the proficiency of a restauranteur. Food - excellent and HUGE portions (salads are almost a meal in themselves) so order carefully because everything looks and IS delicious; Service - very attentive without being bothersome and the entire staff works together like a well-oiled machine; Value - for the portions, the quality, and the experience, we felt like this was a great value for a wonderful meal and enjoyable evening. HIghly, Highly recommend you try Stars!

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vipPeki
San Diego
127 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a one and done for us. The rib eye ( ordered rare) came rare- but ice cold. Obviously they don’t bring their steaks to room temperature first. And the add on chicken for a salad wasn’t the usual breast you get- but a tough boneless thigh.
The positive was our waitress. Attentive and personable!

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vipBethanyC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For a brunch “experience “ I did find much experience. It was a fantastic meal and the waiter was fantastic. The “DJ” was no where to be seen and the music was a touch loud.

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WendyF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was outstanding , atmosphere fun , food was average at best

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GregB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 boys ordering steaks. So good! Our one friend ordered shrimp and noodles like a total dork. Our server was super cool. Overall would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately, they would not seat incomplete parties. I then watched and per my perception they have others our reserved table. ( 2 days plus made) when my other 2 arrived ( within my 15 min window) we were relegated to a high top in the noisy bar near door way. Server asked if we were celebrating anything, we were. No gesture was made on part of restaurant. Potential is here, not realized for is on this evening.:(

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DerekO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fancy/ casual dinning, the waiter was very polite, the food was great, chief was extremely nice and they are a team of their craft

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was our server and truly the best of the best. The food was amazing. I would absolutely recommended this place to anyone coming to Charleston. Live music was great too!

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am celiac so realize that going out to eat is going to be a risk. We went at the very end of the night and our waitress tried her best to see what foods I could eat and what would be safe for me. Unfortunately, I did get glutened, but I know that was a risk I was taking when eating out. The food was super good, the vibe was more of a college bar atmosphere than I was anticipating... But we did go at 9PM on a Friday - so this was also expected. Meals were pretty pricey, even for Charleston, but great taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an event that we had to hurry off to, and everyone was very accommodating. Management allowed us to put in our order early, and the staff helped us get in and out without feeling rushed. Food was excellent, as always. We’ll always recommend Stars.

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chasman
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu, too noisy, tables too close to each other

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MarkS
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The rooftop bar was underwhelming.
Tables and chairs were sparse, my Aperol spritz was served in a plastic cup, as were all drinks. At this price point there should be glassware.
Service was excellent.
As far as the restaurant; first the good.
The food was excellent. The oyster starter was great. Shrimp fettuccine was outstanding. The house manager, Steph, was one of the best.
The problem started with the wine list.
We ordered a bottle of French Chablis.
When we ordered a second, we were told they were out. Picked a Malbec to accompany my friend's ribeye.
They did not have it. The tap wine they suggested was thin and just ehh. And finally the big mystery of the night. My wife ordered two margaritas, one came tall the other short. Our waiter informed us it depends on which bartender makes the drink. Uh??

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, the service with Stephanie and Logan was great. Very professional and had great suggestions. Their suggestions did not play in our decisions. Their knowledge of the side menu items were spot on

Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals. The prime rib steak was cooked to perfection. The Mac N cheese was the best I may have ever had and I’m from the south.

Overall, great atmosphere and the quality of the food was excellent. The service was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was everything as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Went with a party of 16. Had us split into two groups of 8. Was a little frustrated when we arrived that there was actually an area all of us could have been accommodated together at but instead they sat a smaller 4 top at the adjoining table just as we arrived. Poor planning—our party that prebooked out had to separate somewhat across the room from each other. It definitely wasn’t a great party accommodation. Food was good but steak was not warm in the center. I would recommend but not for large groups. Try some where else. Prohibition close by did a great job of getting us all at one table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Filet Mignon was cold and there was a ton of fat and grizzle on rib eye

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vipPaulaB
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall was a very enjoyable

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 1961 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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