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“One of my Charleston Favs!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 39 Rue de Jean

39 Rue de Jean
39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
843-722-8881
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Ranked #119 of 778 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located in historic downtown Charleston , SC , 39 Rue de Jean is a refined French cafe and bar offering the best in classic Brasserie cuisine. The creations of our culinary team pay homage to the classic brasserie cuisine that inspired vehemently loyal Parisians. Guests of 39 Rue de Jean enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a predominantly French wine list blended with a selection of our steward's favorites.39 Rue de Jean offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host professional gatherings or celebratory affairs, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King Street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance
North Carolina
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“One of my Charleston Favs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I never miss an opportunity to eat here when I'm close to Charleston. Lunch or dinner. Great place. This trip we personally connected with our waiter, Jake, and basically let Jake decide what we were having for dinner. He didn't steer us wrong! So here's a shout-out to 39 Rue de Jean...and to our buddy & terrific foodie -- Jake!!

Visited May 2014
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear GypsyAtLast,

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us at 39 Rue de Jean recently. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston!

Best,

Whittney P.
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English first
Franklin, TN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Tried this French restaurant on recent family trip to Charleston, and chose mostly for location, and we were very happy we did. We were also concerned there may not be a kids' menu, but they did. Our son enjoyed an excellent burger. We enjoyed our escargot appetizer, and my husband liked his main dish of mussels. I opted for the quiche of the day, and it was good, not great, but good, as was the accompanying salad. I was glad to have some leftover sauce from our husband's mussels dish to add to the quiche for extra flavor. The service was very, very slow, but overall it was a very nice find with very enjoyable food and atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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8 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited mid afternoon. The food was very good and yet I had read reviews of it being expensive - not the case for us. The atmosphere, décor etc. was very nice. The wait staff were very pleasant but feel they should not be cutting the bread and then handling it with their hands. In this day and age, it is important to have good hygiene.

Visited May 2014
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London, Canada
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“Consistently good food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped in here for two meals on two separate days during our recent trip to Charleston. Once for Sunday brunch and then once for a dinner with a group of people. Both times the food and service were very good.
Portions are large, so it's great value for your dollar compared to restaurants closer to the market. Menu has a wide variety of options, even sushi (not sure how that's French cuisine . . .).
I would return to this restaurant & I do recommend you check it out if French-American cuisine is of interest to you.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear trvlwrldgrl,

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us at 39 Rue de Jean recently. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston!

Best,

Whittney P.
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“Best food deals in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

For $30 for two including the tip, you can't go wrong with the wonderful chicken and fish meals they serve. When I asked the waiter what was good? His answer was everything, and he was right. I had huge peices fried chicken and my wife had pecan covered whiting. We shared a chocolate cake made with coca cola syrup for dessert.

Visited May 2014
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