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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: French

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Just not that impressed...

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Posted by csb on September 21, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Went on possibly the worst day ever--Valentine's Day. Crowded, noisy, as we expected it would be, but tolerable. Food was good, but not stellar. Waitress was friendly but REALLY pushing hard to pad the (already expensive) tab. Might go again, in the future, maybe for lunch to see if we just originally picked the worst possible day to go!

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Posted by yournamehere on August 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Fat Hen

It's wonderful having a restaurant near home with great food. Maybe when Chef Fred opens Wild Olive the crowds will be smaller for awhile at the "Big Chicken". Sorry, I couldn't help myself; I lived in Marietta, GA for 18 years.

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Posted by Guy on January 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Re: “La Fourchette

Had a great meal here last weekend. The steak frites was awesome a perfectly cooked hangar steak with a mound of there delicious fries. The service was attentive, the atmosphere was great, and lots of french wine by the glass. I found my new spot for a steak frite fix.

Posted by Mugbones on January 18, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Fat Hen

To mattyboy:

I'd humbly suggest you venture beyond french fries and fried scrimp at Fat Hen if you want anyone to take your "review" seriously. The drive-thru at Captain D's may be more your speed.

Fat Hen is the best thing to happen to Johns Island in the time since I moved out here ten years ago. Living nearby, take out has become a great way to avoid the crowds and still get our "fix" for the outstanding French-influenced comfort food. Oh, and the one time I had the fried shrimp (off my nephew's plate), even they were fantastic.

Fat Hen and Al Di La vie for best food for the money in Charleston.

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Posted by lawdog on January 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

It's definitely not up to par with it's first few years of operation. I've been eating here since the month it opened, but very infrequently the past year. Service has been acceptable but not as good as it was. The food has been ok but not stellar. The menus were down right dirty. It really is not appetizing to be handed a menu with food smudged on it and burn holes. There are too many good restaurants in this town to tolerate mediocrity, especially at these prices.

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Posted by willywoody on December 22, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Had lunch there yesterday. Nice service, friendly waiter,
food good, a touch pricy,

Posted by John N on December 21, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

I agree with the other posters here. This place has gone down the crapper. The staff has a major attitude problem and the restaurant itself is living off its past reputation.

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Posted by Wexler on July 5, 2008 at 10:01 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Don't know what planet you're from but I love this place. Yes it's loud. That happens when you're packed with a lively crowd. The food has been delicious every time I've eaten here over the last six years. If servers seemed disinterested it was more likely that they were slammed busy. If you love coq au vin or mussels or a great steak with fries... run don't walk. Oh, and check you're crappy attitude at the door.

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Posted by MortonAve. on July 5, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Crowded, bad table placing. Felt like we were out in the middle of traffic. Server seemed very uninterested, and food seemed to be made hastily. Underseasoned, poorly prepared, and unappetizing presentation. Was actually very suprised they allowed my appetizer to be brought to the table. Overall poor experience.

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Posted by katiek08 on July 5, 2008 at 12:27 AM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Crowded and noisy. Service was terrible, food was mediocre. The place sure has gone downhill.

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Posted by reserveacoustics@yahoo.com on July 4, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Re: “La Fourchette

Floavorful French cuisine with a warm bistro atmosphere.

Posted by dixie on June 17, 2008 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Fat Hen

I have to disagree with other reviewers and say that while the food is not horrible, it is certainly not on my list of favorite restaurants. Considering the food isn't exactly cheap, I would expect a little more. While the French Fries were delicious, the breading on my fried shrimp just seemed to fall right off, and the bread on my mom's sandwich was obviously very old and stale. Although this restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, I wouldn't return unless someone else was paying for my meal.

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Posted by mattyboy1227 on June 10, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Fat Hen

The best food in South Carolina!

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Posted by w on May 6, 2008 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Fat Hen

Very good food though I found out I don't like leg of lamb. Great cobb salad.

Posted by coachz on November 26, 2007 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Fat Hen

Wonderful food!! The best meal I've had in months. I had the grouper with butterbeans and added a side of spinach. What a fabulous combination. Here is downtown Charleston food on Johns Island. I'll be back--many times.

Posted by J on August 3, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Re: “La Fourchette

I love it! The food is classic French homecooking and the atmosphere is comfortable and elegant. The staff is warm and welcoming and provides prompt service, which is very unFrench of them.

Posted by duffy91 on July 28, 2007 at 7:07 PM
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