39 Rue de Jean emanates the characteristics of an authentic Brasserie. Brasseries of the late 1800's offered Parisians robust cuisine, handcrafted beers, and affordable wines, all in a whirl of vibrant and jubilant socializing. Although today, brasseries are much more than just breweries. They remain the social hubs of their neighborhood.
The creators of 39 Rue de Jean chose 39 John Street, a two story brick warehouse built in 1880, to house the Brasserie. The building was built for the Charleston Manufacturing Company for storing finished products. About 1943, it was redesigned by Augustus E Constantine in the popular Art Moderne style, for adaptive office space. It was part of the Washingron Reality Company's redevelopment of the bagging company complex in the 1940's.
Our local guests refer to us as “Rue” and they know we are passionate about our food and service. We have been industry leaders since 2001 when we opened our doors. Voted Best French Restaurant every year by the Charleston City Paper, we are grateful to be a part of the Charleston Restaurant Community.
In the later portion of 2005 the management company Holy City Hospitality , LLC was established which proudly represents 39 Rue de Jean, its sister restaurant COAST, and Good Food Catering.
As of April 10, 2006 all of our facilities are Smoke Free.