One of the latest additions to the Upper King Street movement is Stars Rooftop Bar and Grill. With a 1930s club feel and Nathan Thurston manning The Grates of Hell (his beast of a grill), Stars gives Charleston a real big city feel. It’s local but with a New York state of mind. Just about everything on the menu pays a visit to the fire-breathing beast that’s outfitted with a six-spit rotisserie, an Argentine-style grill, a plancha, and a firewall for direct ember cooking. Steaks are delivered seasoned with the perfect sear. Mini peanut hay-fed burgers are smoky, juicy, and flavorful. Big Geechie Mill grits and a whole grilled lobster are smoky, salty, savory, and sweet. A loud and lively bar hosts more than 15 artisan wines on tap, available by the glass, 500 ml., or 1 liter, and six, mostly local, craft beers are on tap at all times. Early for dinner? No problem. Take the elevator up to the rooftop and enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of downtown Charleston. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2013)
Chef Nathan Thurston's menu features unique culinary techniques using a custom designed live fire grill and rotisserie, hearth oven and rolled steel plancha.
Features: Sunday Brunch, Saturday Brunch, Dinner
Hours: D, daily.