Fodor's Expert Review 39 Rue de Jean

$$$$ North of Broad French

With a backdrop of classic French-bistro style—gleaming wood, cozy booths, and white-papered tables—Charleston's trendy set wines and dines until the wee hours here on such favorites as steamed mussels in a half-dozen preparations. Order them with pomme frites, as the French do. Each night of the week there's a special, such as the popular bouillabaisse on Sunday. If you're seeking quiet, ask for a table in the dining room on the right. It's noisy—but so much fun—at the bar, especially because it has some of the city's best bartenders.

French Sceney Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater $$$$

Quick Facts

39 John St.
Charleston, South Carolina  29401, USA


Known For:
  • Lively social scene, especially before shows at the Charleston Music Hall next door
  • Top-notch sushi, an unexpected addition at a French joint
  • Nightly specials, including amazing burgers and bouillabaisse
  • Lively social scene
  • Top-notch sushi
  • Amazing burgers

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