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Overall Rating: 366 reviews

Leroy D.

December 5, 2017, 4:05 am

Pros. The entire staff works as a team. My appetizer was Sushi crab something! It was huge! The salmon was wonderful. My green beans were called some fancy... Read More

Frances T.

November 25, 2017, 8:12 pm

11/24/17 Get the mussels. Plump, perfectly cooked and a choice of sauces! The pomme frites are delicious but we ask them to season them lightly since they... Read More

Minta P.

November 9, 2017, 12:16 am

I have been dining at Rue de Jean for years. Speaking for the food, it has always been delicious. Yes, you will find a hearty amount of butter on your... Read More

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Savor luscious wines at one of Charleston’s most popular restaurants, 39 Rue de Jean, which occupies a creatively renovated two-story brick warehouse built in 1880. Affectionately known as “Rue,” the restaurant emanates the characteristics of an authentic Brasserie, those refined French cafes that inspired a vehemently loyal clientele.   For the full event information please […]

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Flirting with sushi Beyond big cities, sushi was slow to catch on. Corson recalls a bunch of fishermen in Maine, where he lived, hanging a “sushi restaurant” sign on their bait shed. “From their point of view, eating raw fish was a stupid, gross thing,” he says. Yet when the owners of 39 Rue de […]

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Meat + melty cheese + bun. Could there be a more delicious combination? Well, yes. Add bacon, a fried egg, and bbq sauce, please. Scratch that—sub the “melty” for pimento, and add some lettuce and tomato. Wait, no… let’s lose the beef and go with a turkey burger topped with some spinach, brie, and green apple. […]

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Situated in historic Charleston in a brick warehouse that was once home to Charleston Manufacturing Company, this French bistro is loud, lively and always serving up a good time. Check out the Locals Guide to Charleston from Garden & Gun here

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While not officially in the city’s French Quarter, 39 Rue de Jean is the defacto Left Bank of Charleston, the always hopping Parisian hub for all things authentically francaise. Since it first opened in 2001, Rue de Jean has satisfied the cravings of visitors and locals who appreciate the refined high art of braising and the comfy […]

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  Executive Chef Aaron Lemieux and General Manager John Williams talk about the last 12 years with the amazing 39 Rue de Jean! To see full article click here.  

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39 Rue de Jean is very near the Visitor’s Center in Charleston. In fact, we have passed it many times heading onto King Street.  I don’t know why we hadn’t noticed it before but the food Gods were smiling on us.    To read the full article, click here.

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Looking for a more elegant bar experience with a French twist? Then head to 39 Rue de Jean. Its dark wood and tile interior, red bistro chairs, and intimate sidewalk dining never fails to transport you to a Parisian brasserie. Chef Aaron Lemieux offers a huge menu of French classics like braised rabbit, coq au vin, and steak frites (their homemade fries are among […]

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Upscale: 39 Rue de Jean Down-home: Poe’s Tavern Perfect patties result when the beef is ground in-house (allowing customers to order their desired doneness). At 39 Rue de Jean, the Brasserie Burger—10 ounces of prime beef with Roquefort, Gruyère, or cheddar—is a dressed-up bistro plate that pairs nicely with a glass of wine. If you’re […]

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National Geographic Traveler Magazine includes Rue de Jean in it’s feature on “ChoHo”, Charleston’s blossoming version of New York’s SoHo. Marion Square, Circa Lighting, Embassy Suites and a few other notable restaurants are among the list. “A flickering gas lamp marks this French bistro with belle epoque woodwork, gilded mirrors, and, charmingly, sushi. A hamburger […]

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