Fodor's Expert Review 39 Rue de Jean
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.
39 John St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
- 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