Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

4.3
1819 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1819 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTravelingBizMan
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food. Not seasoned enough. Salmon was ok. Bland potatoes. Tater tots were average but not tater tots. Shrimp over cooked. Fettuccine under seasoned.

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ShanayaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant definitely exceeded my expectations! The lighting and mood was perfect. The food was fantastic and the rooftop bar was just the icing on the cake. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner in downtown Charleston!

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CharlesB
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent food! Very good location from our hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Chicken and waffles were the best! The waiter wasn’t as attentive as needed. We had to ask for lots of things and didn’t know about some specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We have eaten at Stars over a dozen times in the past few years! Our service was exceptional but the menu has been greatly reduced and the food was inedible! All 5 of us could not eat our meals! The risotto was too sugar sweet! We will not be going back!

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Anzi
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, although it took awhile for it come back. My friend was also low key solicited by another customer while we were there

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Sunday brunch with the Jazz experience with a friend from out of town. It was so fun! The music was great, food was delicious, and service was fantastic! Ryan was our server and he did an awesome job. We will return for the New Orleans style brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Didn’t have pickles so they made me some with a quick pickling! The food was good, but I found a small hair in my potatoes the second she put my food down. Also asked for no bacon and a few other requests that weren’t taken care of the first time around, but that was more so the kitchen rather than our server. Decent place

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Wiener
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Quaint restaurant in a great area of town. Service was slow especially drink orders. Made reservations for rooftop told don’t do that when we got there.

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nevragain
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I have waited about 6 years to get into this reportedly 5 star restaurant/bar and it came heavily recommended. What a disappointment! We arrived early moderately dressed up to have cocktails on the rooftop before dinner. We had to climb numerous stairs as we were told the elevator was only for staff (we later observed EVERYONE using the elevator). On the roof top everyone was dressed casually (jeans, shorts etc) .. the drinks we brought to us promptly and they were ok. Service was only received from the bartender. After we finished our drinks, we trekked all the way back down to the hostess desk (again, we were told we were not allowed to use the elevator) We were seated first at a very tiny table for 2 that was very cramped. I requested if we could go to a larger table with more comfortable chairs and were immediately seated across from the tiny table w/o problems and had the same server. The menu was very limited in its choices. We were there for steaks as I had been told that was what STARS was known for. Our salad's were brought first. I ordered a ceasar salad. No one came to offer freshly cracked pepper. I had to stop a server (not mine as she didn't return) for some. No bread was ever brought to the table. No one came to ask if we wanted any more drinks or wine. Our main course arrived. Mine was warm to room temperature. I had ordered my steak medium rare. It arrived rare almost raw. When I told my server, she said she would be right back to take care of it but never did. I ate the edges where were slightly grissly but tolerable. The mashed potoatoes were cool and the broccolli was ok. We did not order dessert. Lastly the NOISE! OMG! The music was far from dinner music .. it was 80s hard rock and VERY loud .. so loud we could barely hear ourselves talk to one another. I looked around at other tables an noticed that their servers were more attentive to their requests. Again, dinner attire was VERY casual FAR from the dressy outfits

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4jlong
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Had a reservation for which the restaurant was clearly not prepared. After waiting 15+ minutes we were seated right next to the DJ and blasted by the music. Again, clearly an afterthought as we were the only ones seated in this area, even though we had a reservation. Service was slow. Missed a lot of simple details like: we ordered beignets for the table and they brought a single bowl and no plates so we easily scattered powdered sugar everywhere. Coffee was not hot, frozen mimosa machine was not working. Had a combination of breakfast and burger entries and all were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely awful experience. 15 minute wait with a reservation, sever less than friendly, food took over an hour to come. When the food did come it arrived cold.

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Safmarco
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never got our food after sitting for over an hour..terrible, all they are interested in is serving the Bachelorette parties! Terrible..shouldn’t even be on open table.

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table4us
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a pleasant surprise !! Great food and nicer in the inside than it looked on the outside !! Rooftop deck was a nice extra benefit !!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our apps got delayed but everyone was apologetic and comped for our trouble. The food was amazing! Would go again for sure

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RickyA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Broken cocktail glasses were served, raw chicken tenders were served (twice) to my nephew. We caught it and luckily, he did not get sick, but the chicken was completely raw in the middle. As always, the server was awesome. The menu was also not nearly as good as it used to be. Still a great spot, but has definitely gone downhill recently with food quality and menu options. We went for Easter brunch and spend a good amount of $$; won't be going back for a while.

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vipmoonbird
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Meal took about 45 minutes to be served, but food and drinks were good.

SG
SandiG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had Easter brunch here. From Atlanta so pretty disappointed when 1) we were not seated on Rooftop and 2) Brunch was not a buffet. These were the only two reason I selected this restaurant for my family to enjoy our first holiday together as a family. The website is VERY unclear about these items and misleading.

Service was good and food was ok but menu was very limited since we were expecting a Buffett.

Very disappointed for the money we paid for a party of 8!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Easter brunch

JE
JENNIFERE
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for Easter and it was a fabulous meal! The Jazz music perfectly complimented the decor. The staff was great and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Funday Brunch 🥳 so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Bloody Mary we’ve had in a while, awesome service. I wish we could have enjoyed jazz to a live band rather than a DJ but maybe that’s a covid thing. Great experience overall. Really enjoyed the food.

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scottk
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our filets were cooked to perfection and very good. My cosmo was perfect!

SM
SiulMV
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was wonderful. Will come back :)

JB
JenniferB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, not terrible but nothing special. I paied $28 for a small salad, had to request dressing, and 4 boiled shrimp that had no flavor. Like having warm shrimp coktail on my salad. Bar type atmosphere is a fun vibe and was good to have late dinner reservations and then walk up to the rooftop bar, which is fun, and not have to stand in line. Would reccomend the bar, not the over priced, mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was good. My companion had the filet mignon. I had the ribeye. Between the two I would recommend the filet mignon.

SY
StephanieY
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter was kind of rude and service was a bit slow. But the food was amazing. The restaurant is beautiful. The atmosphere is super fun. Would definitely go back again!

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vipPbw287
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Service was amazing. We were there for brunch to celebrate an anniversary and had the best time!

BG
BeccaG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! We tried the tots and the steak, which were both phenomenal. Our server, who’s name has slipped my mind, was absolutely wonderful, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu and beer selection. He was training another server as well, who was doing very well!

JT
JeffreyT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Really good food and service, which was interrupted by the traffics to the rooftop bar...I would suggest creating a separate entrance for the rooftop bar.

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vipnickell1113
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was very good but the food came out much too quickly. If we hadn't slowed down our ordering, we would have been out within 30 minutes. A bottle of wine was sent to our table as a surprise by someone. The restaurant didn't bring the note that was supposed to be attached so we weren't certain who had provided it! Fortunately we guessed correctly. Food was good.

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vipBrians
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was very good. Roof top bar and for dinner.

SC
SCRESpecialist
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches we’ve had in Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It took us over an hour and a half to get our food, granted it was Valentine’s Day weekend. However, the portions sizes are extremely small. Cocktails were the best part of the whole experience.

JW
JessicaW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and drinks were great. We had great service and would return in the future.

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thefoodenthusiast
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there when they opened for brunch. Service was good, and were able to enjoy the meal.

MR
MarkR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We normally love Stars this time the recommendation of the Ribeye was terrible. It was so chewy and they didn’t even offer to take it off the bill. Disappointing cause I normally spend a lot money(1000.00 x 12 last year) entertaining clients so I think we will look for another place for a while.

JM
JohnnyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the restaurant week menu and the relaxed environment. Dinner was a great experience for my out of town friends and the wait staff was exceptional. I highly recommend the local catch if you visit!

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ShenequaB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing!!! The waiter was knowledgeable and very courteous. I will be attending brunch again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place seems to specialize in dinner service with a rooftop bar but do not sleep on the brunch! It was delicious. The rooftop bar is nice with lots of greenery but unfortunately the view isn’t great as it is mostly other roofs you are seeing with no view directly to king below

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 4.3 stars by 1819 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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