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 Manuel Sequeira

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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4.4

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Groups (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our Valentine’s Day experience at Stars was second to none. Great atmosphere and service that is always followed up by the best grill room favorites!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day! What a great night. Could not have been more perfect. The service was great. We started with the oyster appetizer. A nice bottle of wine. Lauren ordered the seafood and grits and I ordered the ribeye steak ( house special) both meals were incredible. Value was good. Expectations were overachieved!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was presented well and was very delicious. I wanted to try everything on the menu. We are locals that will definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place. Everything works together for a great night out. Savanah our waitress provided the best service with a great attitude. Got to go soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great menu Very friendly staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a wonderful server who went the extra mile. Highlights included the pimento risotto, mushroom bruschetta and the pasta with sausage. It was difficult to judge the noise level as the dining room was not filled. We would definitely go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The rooftop was lackluster. The service on the roof may have been close to terrible. The service on the floor however was phenomenal. Our waiter and the host was attentive and so personable. We really had a great time....at the table.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Don’t go for restaurant week! We had a reservation but we’re not able to sit down at our table until 45 minutes later! The service was awful, my sister and myself did not enjoy our meal (barely touched it) and couldn’t get the waiter’s attention to return it. When he finally got back to us, he never asked how our meal was but simply took the plates and gave us the check. By the time he got to our table, it was almost midnight and we were so tired and upset that we didn’t want to even deal with it anymore. Very upsetting experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I went here for my birthday with a group of friends. The food was fantastic! We all had a wonderful time. We will definitely be going again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Yum, Stars. We had a great "restaurant week" dinner. The poutine was so savory and delicious. We got seated in a circular booth which was nice and romantic. I think there is also an upstairs and a room in the back for seating so it kind of felt like a cool speakeasy- lots of activity and people watching on a Saturday night. Sullivan, our server, was awesome!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was overpriced for the quality.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Took some friends that trust us to pick where to eat in Charleston. They said it was the best meal they have had in Charleston since they moved here over a year and a half ago. We have taken them to over 4 dozen restaurants since they moved here. The server was awesome and very comfortable with everything. His name was Chris. Thanks for making the evening special.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate our birthday. The food was excellent as well as the service, Chris was our server and he was super nice, explained the menu, gave us suggestions for the evening as well as for our stay in Charleston. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful experience dining at Stars Grill Room. Service was great and our server and the kitchen catered to my picky husbands requests. We have never dined at Stars before but will return, thank you for making our date night special!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was great, but food was mediocre and particularly disappointing for restaurant week. Entree was lukewarm and I was charged for extra glass of wine and overcharged for meal cost until I asked. Waitress quickly corrected, but overall unimpressed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A very nice restaurant with a great feel to it. We were in town and chose this restaurant as a result of other reviews. The food was excellent, the beer choices were great and the service was spot on. Very good option if you are in town.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was my 3rd or 4th time having dinner at Stars and was extremely disappointed. All other times, the food was great as was the experience. Understanding it was Restaurant week, I was looking forward to the menu and meal and a great deal. However, from the beginning when we asked for recommendations from the server, he even said he liked the regular menu more than the Restaurant Week menu, which defeated the whole purpose of our group going to Stars in the first place. I had brought my coworkers hoping to impress them with the ambience and the meal, but we were very disappointed in the food and portion sizes. All other times I have been, the food was incredible and portions were acceptable. The service was still good but otherwise disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes to be told the restaurant did not have advertised rabbit or duck for restaurant week advertisement. Should have been told by hostess before waiting. Such a waste of time and disappointment. Was not offered anything else comparable

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We made this reservation for restaurant week which began on 1/10, it was 1/13 at 6pm when we went. When we asked for the restaurant week menu we were told that they were sold out of everything. I wouldn’t have made the reservations here if not for restaurant week. It felt like a bait and switch, we weren’t offered anything for the fact that they had sold out of restaurant week items. Not a discount, not a free app, not a dessert nothing. The food was good yes, but that doesn’t negate the fact that I felt like we were bamboozled into eating off the regular menu. The waitress said well u can go somewhere else...well by that time it was 7pm in downtown charleston so anywhere would have been packed and we would have needed reservations, oh and I am 8.5 months pregnant and needed to eat. Very disappointed overall, and will probably never go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and service. We had an excellent experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a great time! This restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere is perfect. Food was great. I plan to visit again!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My husband and I were in town for a conference and decided to try Stars for dinner. We are so glad we did. The building it is in is beautiful. Our waitress was Brandy and she was very personable and knowledgeable of the menu. Made good suggestions and allowed us time to enjoy a drink before ordering.
I ordered the salmon which was perfect. I have a hard time finding salmon cooked the way I like it and the chef did a great job. It was cooked medium and was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. My husband had a pork chop special which he enjoyed very much. I would highly recommend trying it out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year's day evening and very slow. I checked but got a sorry we missed yo email so my Open Table reservation was not acknowledged (I had to go back to ask them to check me in - want the points and I also get a commission for all reservations on OT through my business).
We got a shrimp cocktail (nice big shrimp and yummy cocktail sauce, which was good for shrimp cocktail). Got the caesar salad which had a nice house-made dressing. For dinner, the Stars Grill Room Steak - too rare - purple - asked for med rare, small portion. Just ok. Server was tentative and not attentive, considering how slow it was. Plenty of other great places to try in Charleston - probably won't go back for dinner.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fourth visit. Consistently excellent. Thank you!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Third time for family brunch and each time it's been perfect. This trip my husband and I stayed after brunch and enjoyed the rooftop bar and drinks. Absolutely wonderful cocktails.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the brunch buffet and it was lackluster at best. Overpriced, and the food was mid grade at best.
Bacon was cool, not even warm.
Salad dressing had no label, and we very thick so it was difficult to get them out in small quantities.
The made to order omelette was over cooked but very hot when delivered.
Coffee was good.
Would not give them another shot with so many other great options to choose from.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We sat downstairs on a very busy weekend night to celebrate our daughters recent college graduation and sort of holiday celebration combined. The energy in the place is awesome, and even though it was crowded, we were seated right at our reservation time. Wait staff were very attentive, the waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and our entree's and dessert were all amazing!
To top it all off, the management team jumped into action rallying help from some of their staff to find and save our daughters new college class ring that had fallen down the drain of the bathroom sink. They couldn't have been more helpful! We'll definitely be going back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved it and can’t wait to go back! Delicious surf and turf options!...Cozy table for two...what’s not to love!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

From the time we entered everything was great , my table enjoyed every aspect and our server was the best !!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Stars. Our waiter, Eric, was personable and had great suggestions for the meal. Our appetizers, entrées, and desserts arrived quickly and were all delicious. Those who ordered the steaks were particularly impressed by the quality and the attention paid to the requested temperature - they were perfectly cooked. An excellent variety of choices, a great focus on local ingredients, and fantastic setting.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a great experience. We had the best service and fantastic food and drink.

The staff did a great job recognizing my daughter and her special occasion.

Our server Sullivan was fantastic!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve at Stars and had a marvelous time! Our server Sullivan was the best. We wanted to take her home with us but settled for having her picture taken with my kids. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very festive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner was a pleasant surprise as we were expecting a lot less quality and ambiance. The wine, entree and dessert were quite good. The beef was superb, the lobster generous and the asparagus cold. Service was outstanding! Waiter presented the specials as all one price and bill did not reflect it. Surf and Turf was a special and priced much higher than the others. Never suggesting an adjustment. Therefore: mislead and cold asparagus for a very expensive dinner FOUR stars. The only reason we showed was because open table helped us with a reservation on this night when many places are closed. It was packed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family was in town for Christmas. Never been before. The Christmas Eve brunch was absolutely perfect. Food was delicious and a great variety. Loved the shrimp and grits. Even had Christmas cookies, yummy!!! Hope to be back again!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Chris, our waiter, went above and beyond to take excellent care of us on the eve of Christmas Eve. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We love Stars. Quinetta, the pastry chef,
makes the best desserts. Sullivan did a great job as server. Robert Fripp dies a great job too. The food is anyways good. The rooftop is a great hangout spot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great spot for brunch! The shrimp and grits and chicken benedict was fabulous! Attentive service and wonderful ambiance!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful! Came with my family for my birthday and they did not disappoint!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We loved it!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Sunday buffet was delicious with many offerings. Everything was fresh and displayed very nice. Our entire party, from 11 years to 74 enjoyed the dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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