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

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Groups (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Local Ingredients (12)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Scenic View (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great cocktails, rooftop had a nice view.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We decided to try Stars for Saturday Brunch. There was on street metered parking which was a nice surprise. There were no more than 10 other people dining while we were there which was another surprise because the food was good, service excellent and a great value. $3 mimosas and such a fabulous variety of cold and hot dishes. Our server, Lily, was attentive and very pleasant. A little too far to walk from the Inn we were staying at on Bay but worth the drive.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The stuffed grouper was very good. The ginger snap icebox faker for dessert was also good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Took a quick weekend trip to Charleston with my girlfriend and found this restaurant via google maps. The food was pretty good (we got the ahi tuna as an appetizer, then I got a vegetarian dish with eggplant and roasted vegetables and my girlfriend got risotto with chicken). The rooftop bar was really cool too (there were alot of people coming in and out for the rooftop bar).

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We loved our waiter (Eric) and the food. The lobster was not to write home about but the prime rib was incredible! Meal prices ranged, mine was $35 with a dessert whereas my boyfriends was over $100 including 2 beers and a dessert. The atmosphere was beautiful and we enjoyed a walk on the rooftop after dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our waiter was great, he made spot on recommendations and the food was fantastic!

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great service and food, our waiter was friendly but also gave really useful advice on food and cocktails. Highly recommend the mushroom bruschetta.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent service. Party of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Afterwards we went up for the sunset on the roof top for after dinner drinks. Just a great evening. Would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We arrived on time for our 7:15 rsvp and were quickly taken to our table where waited for over 10 mins without anyone acknowledging we were there or bringing water even though we were right next to the kitchen. We ordered the stuffed tater tots for an appetizer and they were delicious and piping hot, the Cesaer salad was also great and we were so excited for the entrees, but ended up very unimpressed. The prime rib was chewy and barely warm, and the pimento risotto was cold like it hadn't been reheated yet. The lobster fettuccine looked good and was the best dish we had despite it coming out barely above room temp, the Italian sausage with papperdelle didn't have much going on even with all the ingredients, the kids steak was ok but the french fries were the best thing we ate that evening. While we were waiting for the table to be cleared the manager came by to ask how we enjoyed our dinner we told him we had sent 1 dish back because of the temp and several others should have gone back but we were too hungry to wait, he thanked us for our feedback said "we'll, that's an easy thing to fix" and left. I don't know if a party of 5 was too much for them to time properly but with the number of large tables available I hope they can figure it out soon because there are too many other great dining options around the city to choose from.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We ordered kale salads, bacon tots, shrimp cocktail, seared Salmon, risotto special and all were good except the kale salad would be greatly improved if chopped more finely. The problem was that my husband, whose birthday we were celebrating, ordered a hamburger med well. It was very small and burned all of which he said he could overlook, but it was cold on top of that. Also the bacon on it was undercooked. Everything else was good. They should really not offer a burger if they are going to do it so poorly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I'd give STARS six stars if it was available. The meals were fantastic and cocktails very taste and unique. Great service, not rushed. Too full for desert but the menu looked very nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I've never reviewed a restaurant before but after such a fine experience I was compelled to. We had brunch for two and it was fantastic. The fried chicken Benedict was my favorite followed closely by the shrimp and grits.
The service was superb as well. Chris was a wonderful and attentive server who after taking great care of us suggested other interesting places on our visit.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

You cannot beat Stars for an exceptional meal and stellar service! I bring clients for meetings, friends for celebrations and my husband for a romantic evening out. Restaurants of this caliber are dying out, but I don't understand why. You can count on a perfect meal and exquisite service every single time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

great restaurant, felt slightly under dressed in casual clothes but that was probably due to it being a saturday night

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love catching up with friends here, the roof top bar is the perfect after dinner drink spot

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I'm not sure what happened here. The menu was sparse, and the selection of items was underwhelming. The tomato broth-based, vegetarian risotto was too soupy, and to add two scallops for protein cost me another $10. The restaurant was hot because the air conditioning wasn't working well. The server was upset about something personal (which she disclosed to us, and we sympathized). However, she never brought our salad and two of our three checks were completely wrong - some of my items were on my friend's check and some of hers were on mine. I came here a couple of years ago, and before Saturday, I hadn't been back except for a cocktail. I'm not likely to make reservations here again anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall it was good. Brunch was good. You really need slings or a different type of hair hair for those with a baby carrier and at least one changing table winks be helpful. I had to change my baby on the counter.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fabulous! Great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great experience at this restaurant! I had Sunday brunch here for my bachelorette weekend. Restaurant was great at accommodating 10 girls at a large table. I also appreciated that they did individual checks for everyone to make it easier to pay. The brunch buffet was great, had a little bit of everything. Would definitely recommend brunch here for large groups!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great brunch! Drinks were great and food was delish!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was good; but the service left much to be desired for. Our waiter was gone for more than 30 minutes, someone else packed our to go boxes, and it took forever to cash out. He didn't even take the time to ask how we wanted the bill broken up, which added to cash out time. I came in for my birthday and it felt like any other dinner, nothing special. He got an order wrong, no apology just he'll go fix it in the kitchen. Then an "I didn't charge you for it.....I guess he was expecting us to pay for food we didn't eat. I'll stick with earlier reservations here; not exactly the place you want to be when the rooftop is full and other guests are in the dining room.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food on Stars brunch buffet was fantastic...what was left of it. We arrived for our noon reservation and much of the buffet had not been replenished and was very messy. Our server took 45 min to bring coffee because they had ran out. Bloody Mary was the worst I've ever had. Bartender was incredibly rude. Staff delivered omelets to table 15 min after the meal was complete and they were sitting on paper with ink that had soaked into the egg.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Stars offers a buffet brunch with many options. I chose to go here with a large group of friends, as there are many options and it seemed like a good value. The food did not disappoint, but unfortunately the poor service ruined the experience. I would probably recommend checking out other spots before settling at Stars.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was fantastic. Great rooftop spot for going out with our bachelorette party afterwards. Would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Bery good experience. Salmon was incredible. Calamari and oyster apps were great. What made this for us was the service. Eric and Chris were both polite and very knowledgeable. We learned quite a bit about what we were eating and drinking, which added to the overal experience. Probably my favorite restaurant in charleston.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This was my mom's 87th birthday brunch with family. I walked in and informed the hostess that it was a birthday brunch and if she could have something special brought to the table, she said absolutely. Nothing was ever brought to the table the value of the branch and what food was offered was not worth going , nothing special.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

So, last time, we had Chris as our server who was amazing and was definitely part of the experience which led to a 5 Star review

It is a year later and we brought my 12 yo son for his birthday dinner. We were a bit disappointed not to have Chris as our server but still excited to be there.

Now I will let my 12 yo give the rest of the review.

"Our server we assume was drunk from the beginning to the time when we walked out I didn't know the definition of drunk until I saw her literally drop tons of French fries on my brother and gave my Brother 2 meals, both were wrong my meal was not what I ordered and when we told her she gave me the same meal with a different side dish this is after she messed both the appetizer order and the drink order. Plus she was slurring and repeated her self over and over again. Happy Birthday to me it was a sad birthday dinner and I hope that I don't have to go back unless we get Chris next time ."

Dad back here....we told the manager who although apologetic still let her come back to the table. My 12 yo may not know what a drunk person is but I do. She was. Ultimately my son started crying. Birthday dinner over. Dinner was comped but still a disaster.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The menu offered enough variety and the food was very good. The Charleston Pluff Mud Pudding for dessert was AMAZING!!! It was fun to go up to the rooftop after dinner for drinks and diversion. The only downside to our visit was the service. The waitress was not friendly or welcoming. Her attitude was dry and a bit indifferent. She forgot to bring the iced tea we ordered and when asked about it, she flippantly said: "I'm working on it!" We had to ask again for the beverage before she brought it (the food had already been served!) We were also served the wrong food and she did not check in with us at all. Finally, when she brought the bill, she had charged us for a bottle of wine we did not order and for the wrong food . Nonetheless, I would go back to this place - as long as we do not get the same waitress!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

When spending time in Charleston we always want to hit some good restaurants so this time we decided to try Stars. The food was excellent! I had lobster with pimento cheese risotto, hubby had the prime rib and my 8 year old had a grilled cheese. All our meals were fantastic! We were very happy with the experience. The only thing I did not like was the half circle booths. It's very hard to converse with the entire table with that type seating.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Unbelievable experience. Impeccable service combined with incredible food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We had reservations for 11 and they were able to accommodate us at their Chef's Table. The waiter was friendly and experienced, and the food was enjoyed by all.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food and great service! I was driving down from Columbia to take a group of cadets out from The Citadel. We all enjoyed it very much and our server Sullivan was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We went for dinner- service was excellent- food is just ok however. We got a pasta dish and a chicken dish- they were nothing special for the price. I would recommend it for drinks but not for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Awesome place with awesome service and food!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Super impressed with the food and service! One of the best meals I've had in a long time!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 4, 2017

A quiet, and tasty dinner. Burger was cooked to order, and the apple crip capped off the occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was decent, definitely over priced. Service was great. The only big issues was the gnats everywhere. They were flying around us, our food and drinks the entire time. One even landed in one of our drinks.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

My boyfriend & I went here for our last night in Charleston. We had a drink on the roof to start and it was great. The drinks were wonderful and view was nice, I think the shurbs could be trimmed though.
Dinner was amazing, I love that there isn't a lot of seating because we were able to actually hear each other when speaking. Definitely will go back next trip to Charleston!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our server "sully" was great! My daughter had a burger and it was tasty as was my filet and my sons shrimp and grits- hubby ordered a med rare prime rib and it arrived too done- but they fixed it as fast as they could- whisky sour was very tasty too!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We visited Stars for Sunday brunch as part of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. I must say that we had an awesome experience. The food and service were awesome. With a group of 14, including a 2 y.o. and 4 y.o., there wasn't one complaint on accolades. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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