About Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

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 event space on the second floor. The rooftop bar has a 360-degree view of downtown Charleston and can accommodate up to 140 people. 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.

495 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Grill, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Downstairs Bar Hours:
Monday-Friday 4:00pm-2:00am
Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-2:00am
Rooftop Bar Opens at
Monday-Thursday 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 am
Dinner:
Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm

Saturday Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Morris Street and King Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 577-0100

Website:
http://starsrestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available after 6pm and is located at the corner or King & Morris Street, one street north of Stars. There is a city garage located on Morris St, between King and Meeting. The on-street parking is free all day on Sunday.

Public Transit:
The Charleston Visitor's center and bus shed is located one block from Stars at the corner of Meeting and Ann St.

Executive Chef:
Chef Vince Carino

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Jessica Martin 843-577-0100 or email events@starsrestaurant.com

Private Dining

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

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Good for Groups (19)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Romantic (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Scenic View (8)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Live Sports (4)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 11 hours ago

Never saw the waitress and looked at our food for 5 mins at the chef station before it was delivered to us.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Apps were great. Very good service. 8 people for a business dinner. I was a bit disappointed with the short ribs but everyone else was happy. Would return.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our first time here and we enjoyed every aspect of our meal! The wait staff was very attentive, made sure we had a gold star meal and experience! My wife and I ordered two different types of meals and both exceeded our expectations. We were comped dessert, and that was a huge plus also! When back in Charleston, we will have reservations here again!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a party of 10, for Saturday morning brunch, and the food was amazing. The food was set up buffet style, which was hot and delicious, including shrimp and grits, eggs, fried chicken and pancakes with assorted fruits, vegetables and dessert. Yum!! We highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My food was just “ok”. Salads were drowning in dressing. I was disappointed that we didn’t chose a better restaurant. I felt like it was more of a bar spot than a nice dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. The interior is cozy and elegant. Great for a date. At times the elevator from the rooftop opened up right to our table and some rowdy folks stumbled out into the romantic setting, but not really a big deal. Would return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was great except my appetizer & main course were cold. I has ordered the short ribs but then we were told they ran out. Our waiter did great, he did get crab cake that were much better and complimentary desert.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrated my parents 60th anniversary the day after Thanksgiving and Stars did a great job seating 11 of us and serving us an amazing meal. Everyone had a great time, good service and outstanding food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My wife and I found this gem on the spur of the moment. We had a great dinner downstairs then hit the rooftop for after dinner cocktails. Superb service, drinks, and food. You will not be disappointed if you choose this place!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great service! Our server Robert was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about the menu and the specials that they had that evening! We will certainly return to Stars in the near future!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The drinks and food were delicious! Wonderful time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We expected a superior experience, from rooftop drinks to the service to the food and wine. Could not have been more disappointed. And there are so many good restaurants in Charleston that it was a wasted evening. The drinks on the rooftop - plastic - at those prices? My martini only filled half the martini glass and when asked, was told that they do a 2.5 ounce pour - never heard of that for a martini and at $14! Never mind that the bartender was condescending and unfriendly about it. When we sat down to dinner, we found the waiter arrogant. We had to go through two wine selections before they found it in the back. The seafood and grits was lumpy and pretty awful. The horseradish mashed potatoes were mostly chunky horseradish - that is supposed to be an essence, not the bulk of the potatoes. Did not even ponder topping off an already bad experience with potentially bad dessert! Definitely a disappointment - generally , our Opentable selections have lived up to expectations but not this one. Warn your members!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sunday Brunch was disappointing. Pretty standard steam table brunch fare. No omelette station, nothing that was out of the ordinary. Based on past dinner experiences (all of which were good!), I expected more.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The best place to have brunch in Charleston. You’re able to try a little of everything and it’s all delicious.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was a nice place.Food was not BAD... but for the price..it was not exceptional.With so many other downtown restaurants, we likely wouldn’t return. I’ve had better filets at outback to be honest..was bland.Macaroni and cheese was good but nothing i’d come back for ..hubby said prime rib was good..not great..for nearly 50 bucks..to me it should be stand out.servive was very good

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Decent place for groups. Rooftop is okay. Food is pretty good. Waitress was kind and funny but after we got our salads it took an hour for the rest of the food. Not sure why but no explanation was given. Overall decent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My wife and I love this place! Our absolute favorite in all of Charleston. And we have eaten all over the place in this town! It's amazing from start to finish. Every course is a rock star. Drinks are amazing as well. Nothing at all to complain about. Waitstaff is on point, we know some of them by name. Just a great place to eat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service and food. I had the seafood and grits—delicious. Served with an abundance of crawfish, shrimp and scallops. My wife ordered the scallops special. Scallops were huge and perfectly cooked. This special was served with pimento risotto which was outstanding. I like bread with my meal and they typically don’t serve, but when I asked my server, he promptly returned from the kitchen with a plate of fresh, delicious bread. Guess you just have to ask. No room for dessert, but the menu looked impressive.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal, made better by the service

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time here and we really enjoyed dinner. Truffle fries are amazing and worth the calories.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very attractive ambience. Service was good.
Food was tasteless. Scallops were beautifully prepared but had no flavor. Sausage with pasta had very little sausage. Crab cakes could have been made of canned chicken.
Drinks and wine were fine. Bartender didn’t know how to make a martini that was shaken.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great location, great atmosphere, great service. We were there on a (not busy) Sunday night so the noise level would probably be higher on a busier night but we had a booth for six people and conversation was very easy. No kids menu but an accommodating staff that fixed a kid-appropriate meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The staff was very accommodating of our group with eleven, five children aged 2-16, and six adults. The service was very good and the food choices were fantastic. The bacon Tater tots, baked oysters and calamari were good appetizers for all. THe ribeye special was greatly enjoyed by several at our table and the salmon special was excellent as well. Several of the children had their hamburger and based on the clean plates it was a good choice as well. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A friend recommended Stars and we were able to get reservation, however it was a late evening appetizer but we really enjoyed the food .

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal. We ordered the bingo oysters as an appetizer to share and they where excellent. My husband ordered the lobster pasta dish and was very pleased with it. I ordered the scallops in rositto with pimento cheese. The scallops where cooked to perfection and the rositto was outstanding. We where very pleased with our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Monday night out with visitors from New York City. Sadly it was raining so we were unable to have a drink on rooftop. Nothing you could do about that. Cabernet wine suggest wasvery enjoyable, as was the Pinot noir. Appetizers of crab cakes, calamari and kale salad enjoyable. The second salad, Caesar, had way too much dressing. Entrees: lobster linguine - lobster rubbery and pasta tacky, special roasted chicken dry and almost inedible, steak special advertised at 7 ounces was two small triangular pieces of overcooked and very tough meat on at least 1 pound of cold mashed potatoes with melted cheese (I thought) and spinach, special scallop okay. All in all, a very disappointing meal. I will not recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautifully romantic ambiance. The food was fantastic the service was awesome good drinks it was the perfect anniversary dinner!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent service, fabulous food! Just a great overall dining experience!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was amazing!! Made my fiancé’s birthday trip to Charleston even more special. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Date night with my husband. Was amazing

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Prime rib is one of the menu specialities. It is spit roasted over flame then cut and grilled to order. Actual is a very good ribeye steak and not the traditional prime rib. Our were perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. This was our first visit and we will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Weeknight visit. Service was fast and attentive. Steak was cooked ok, but sides (mushrooms, chard, and grits) were bland and did not compliment it at all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It shows that we were no shows. We did eat the special prime rib?

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went to Stars for a Brunch with Family (Wife, son - Citadel Cadet, Daughter - Wofford) on weekend of football game. Stars is a favorite of my Daughter for dinner so we tried them for Sunday Brunch. It was excellent and we will definitely return. Everything from the made to order items to the buffet was perfect and exceeded even our high expectations! Service was great too. Even in the incredible restaurant environment of Charleston, Stars is a standout in every way!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a delicious brunch

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service was great. Came here for a birthday celebration with 8 people and sat at the chef's table. It was a little noisy but overall had a great experience. I had the surf and turf. The steak was one of the best I've ever had.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Truly amazing! Incredible food and incredible service. Even the after dinner coffee (freshly ground!) was incredible. And Eric is one of the best servers ever!!! You'll love Stars!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ordered two prime ribs and were served two inedible rib eyes. We ordered an orange juice for my 3 year old nephew and they brought him a Jack Daniels and OJ. Luckily, we caught it in time. Two of the four kids' dinners came out 20 minutes before the others leaving two hungry and cranky children. The hamburger we ordered was undercooked and the bacon on top was
inedible. Even the Caesar salads were underwhelming. To top it off, our check at the end of the meal was completely inaccurate and it took quite a while to straighten it out. I was embarrassed that we chose to bring our guests to this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What an awesome time. The food was amazing! Pricey, but worth it. After dinner we had more drinks on the roof top with Cigars! Definitely going back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food-service-ambiance
After dinner...fun rooftop bar. Lots of young people

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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