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“Excellent Southern French Cuisine”
Review of 39 Rue de Jean

39 Rue de Jean
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Ranked #67 of 938 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Food was excellent! A variety of menu items - I had the scallops and they were divine! Wine was also good and desserts fabulous. They dont have traditional seafood but the french influence was delicious. It is a bit pricey - but the quality was excellent. Wait staff was great!! Good service and good humor. Ambiance was also nice.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Whenever we sail into Charleston harbor and stay more than a day, I insist on a late lunch at 39 Rue de Jean. It is my very favorite French restaurant this side of the Atlantic. The Moules are always good. My favorite is the Bouillabaisse. Their wine list is extremely reasonable. For the best service, ask for Jimmy. Tell him that the sailor girl sent you...

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

i have only tried lunch but have liked it so much I have returned several times the past few months. just an interesting menu and decent wine list. Always something different to try and always been a winner. reminds me so much of the great little cafes we ate at during the years we lived in Brussels.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visit Rue de Jean often. The service is spectacular. The employees actually seem happy to be working there. The food is always fabulous. The French Onion soup is a sure bet, along with there excellent salads. The other offerings always pair unique flavors in simple French dishes (quiche, soups, croissants and sandwiches) to make them oh so yummy! Rue de Jean is a sure thing whether for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Had a very nice lunch here - hubby had quiche, daughter and I had moules (I had marinière, she had blue cheese) and dad had a burger. All of us thoroughly enjoyed it, the service was attentive but not in your face, and the wine was lovely. Nice to have something a bit different.

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Thank jaggieb
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