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“Great Dinner Experience”

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
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Ranked #132 of 898 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Grill, Contemporary, Healthy
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings the art of live fire cooking to Charleston. Executive Chef Vince Carino 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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Dinner Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

First trip to Stars for dinner - have done drinks on rooftop a few times which is also great. Weekday night so not too crowded but I can see how it might be quite loud when packed full on a Friday or Saturday night. The building is nicely remodeled but the higher ceiling and exposed beams do make for loud acoustics.
Our meal was terrific. Had mini-burgers (which are quite large) and oysters as appetizers followed by salmon, tuna, scallops and the pot pie. Everyone really enjoyed their entree. Get the sweet potato risoto as a side dish for the table to share: It was a hit with our group. Desserts were really good with nice presentations. We had the s'more pie and pluff mudd pudding. Both delicious without being too heavy.
Tried a few of the wines on tap but didn't find any favorites among them and at $8-$13 per glass, I thought they should have been better.
Service was excellent. Our server was Shady who answered menu questions well and made good recommendations.

  • Visited February 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great Place for Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Had a great time on Sunday for my Birthday. We had a comfy booth enough for 7. The service was attentive and knowledge on many aspects not just food and bev. She knew the history of the building and talked a little about the exec chef. oh yea and the food was amazing!! Get the trout!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Great Neighborhood Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Wonderful restaurant in a great section of Charleston. I love the whole vibe on Upper King Street and this restaurant adds another wonderful place to stop and enjoy. We started with drinks on the amazing rooftop bar which were delicious and paired with a great view of downtown. Our bartender was both knowledgeable and friendly - she made some wonderful recommendations for us. We then moved downstairs for dinner. The room is energetic and fun - although some might say too noisey - we enjoyed the ambiance. The food was on the whole very good - we had a slight problem with the tuna but we alerted our waiter and he made it right for us. That is more important to me than anything when the restaurant acknowledges a mistake and makes it right. We will certainly be back and recommend this to everyone! especially for the rooftop - what a great place!

  • Visited February 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
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“Outstanding Dinner Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've been to Stars several times and the quality of the waitstaff, bar staff and kitchen are exceptional. Recently I was there for a special occasion which was not lost on the staff. Out server, Austin, was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the menu, dessert list and drinks menu. His suggestions for wine and cocktails were taken and well received. The dinner couldn't have been more amazing. I would take hours to ramble on about the food but if you go, the Mussels, risotto, oysters, blue crab soup, trout and swordfish are phenomenal meals. The Executive Chef, Nathan, has much to be proud of. This staff is well trained and go above and beyond. The ambiance of the dining room adds much to the experience as does the wonderful roof top bar. The atmosphere is truly inviting and enjoyable. I am looking forward to returning...again!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Don't judge a book by its cover!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We came to Stars thinking it was going to be over priced and stuffy but it was the complete opposite. The food was delicious! Granted a bit pricey but I'm a believer of you get what you pay for. Our party of 7 were all very pleased. Our server Mark was very nice and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. Being able to see the open kitchen made for an every better experience. We will be back and I know our friends will too.

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