39 John St, Charleston, SC | Directions 2940332.788027 -79.936876
Sunday Brasserie Brunch 10am-3pm
Sunday Dinner 5:30pm-11pm Bar Open Until 12am
Neighborhoods: Harleston Village
Rue de Confusion – We started off our evening by sharing a drink at the bar. Note, you don't want to sit at these bistro tables for too long as the chairs are less than errrr....roomy. Cute looking, yes, comfortable, no!
Drinks were okay but we suffered from the disease of the absentee waiter. After attracting his attention we ordered a few appetizers for the table. Some were okay (shrimp cocktail), and others were downright pathetic (cheese plate).
We decided to move onto the dining area for our main meal (we initially had thought of having our dinner at the bar, but realizing that we all were mighty uncomfortable with those notorious chairs, we changed seating.
A fellow diner checked out the sushi bar and reported back that things didn't look too fresh with regards to the sashimi so we decided to forgo that option.
In agreement with the other reviews our waiter for dinner was very unattentive and had a definate attitude-I wonder if we had the same waiter as one of the other reviewers or are they all like this?
Dinner was OK but nothing to write home about. In my opinion, definately overpriced.
I think Japanese and French would be a lovely fusion, but here it just seems awkward.
DON'T GO HERE!!!! – Our waiter was an a##. He ignored our table, was rude when he did talk to us, got our check wrong, twice, and blamed it on us. When we went to the manager, he tried to blame it on us, too. We spent half an hour trying to straighten it out...and when he got a poor tip, followed our party out of the restaurant yelling. So much for Southern Hospitality, Charleston.
A nice surprise... – Perfect place for something different than your "lowcountry" cuisine! And I love my shrimp & grits!!! My date and I both tried the chef special...a first taste of duck breast for me...and I was not disappointed! The place was busy...but we were not overwhelmed. Our waitor took great care to help select a wine for the entree...and it was fabulous! It's been two weeks and I'm still thinking about that delicious creme brulet! After dinner we headed to the bar for more drinks....and the bartenders were more than attentive. The whole tab was a little pricey...but for a special occasion it is PERFECT!
decent alternative – we were looking for an alternate to the seemingly endless supply of seafood places in charleston. french food has always been a culinary treat. despite the worn silver mirrors and brassere-feel (not badly done) this isnt balthazar. not close. it was decent. oysters and escargo were average. menu was somewhat limited, but not without enough options. service was attentive without being over the top. it was a bit of a hike from the heart of the old city though. especially in the humidity. busy bar scene (we ate at 8:30 on saturday) and most tables full. it was big enough to accomodate several large groups, yet we didnt feel dwarfed. probably $150 for 6 oysters, an appetizer, 4 drinks, 2 dinners and desert, tax and tip included.
Great! – My wife and I went there Sunday last and thoroughly enjoyed the Bouillabaisse. Wait staff was excellent but very busy.
Very Pastis – Not only does Rue offer a tempting bar scene, the menu is very tantalizing as well. At first, I was skeptical of a restaurant that served steak frites and unagi rolls but much to my delight, they nailed both. This is a great place to mingle with locals while also enjoying a fun, hip place to eat before going out. Good sushi and bistro fare.
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