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39 Rue de Jean

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39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
+1 843-722-8881
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For Sunday brunch, one person in our group chose New York Steak Hash and two chose the ‘Sunday special’: Crepes filled with strawberries and cream, accompanied by a side salad. The steak hash was so salty that it is hard to say if it was flavorful – it deserved to be sent back to the kitchen for something more palatable.... More 

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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meals were perfect, tasty, delicious! Everything from the mussels, the shrimp, the trout, was cooked and prepared exquisitely! Ambiance outside in courtyard. Service was excellent!

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Thank Shirley W
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff went out of their way to accommodate my gluten allergy. We had mussels, steak frites and rabbit and it was all over the top delicious! Be sure to reserve ahead of time or you will end up in their noisy, busy bar! Totally worth it!

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been on our radar and list of restaurants to try for quite a while and we eventually got around to making a visit. Everything good. The ambience is typical of a busy Parisian Brasserie ... a lively place with one important difference. The Rue de Jean bar and wait staff are way more friendlier than you are... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

hard to believe that a restaurant that has inferior food, terrible service and exudes an uncaring attitude toward their Patrons is long for this world in Charleston. Pass on this - there are too many other great dining spots in town to waste your time and dollars here.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drinks were good the food was subpar. It was very salty and heavy. It was an odd menu. The sushi had too much rice. I would go here for drinks but not dinner

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all: from the ambiance, the service and the food (prices too) are a little recreation of a traditional bar cafe in Paris. The "Plats du Jour" are reasonably priced. Great quality and the selection is to satisfy and calm your daily palate indulgences. Delightful wine selection, average onion soup (go for the cup), delicious Mesclun salad... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was superb. I had the beet salad and coq au vin. The coq au vin melted in your mouth. The atmosphere is nice and great for conversation. Service was very slow to start.

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch and was sadly disappointed. The service was fine but the food was awful. We were brought out some bread before the meal and it was hard and burned on the bottom. My husband and sister order the potato soup and both said it was awful. So the soup was sent back. My sister decided not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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272 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to 39 Rue de Jean several times and have enjoyed it, but after this visit, we won't be returning. The service was very slow--we waited well over 30 minutes before we got our food, which finally appeared after we asked a second time about it. And this was at lunch when there were several empty tables! Then... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at 39 Rue de Jean, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at 39 Rue de Jean and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 30
Cuisine
Sushi, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-8881
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?