New restaurant, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is located on Upper King Street in downtown Charleston SC. Stars features Modern Southern American cuisine, a traditional 1930’s inspired grill room, full bars on the main floor and rooftop, as well as, special event space in the Wilkinson Room on the second floor. Since opening in September 2012, Stars has quickly become a favorite Charleston hotspot for exceptional fine dining, late night cocktails and special events.
Chef Nathan Thurston and his culinary team are dedicated to serving locally sourced foods provided by the farmers, fishermen and purveyors of our beautiful Lowcountry. Star’s menu is accented with unique culinary techniques using a custom designed live fire grill and rotisserie, hearth oven and rolled steel plancha. Stars brings a new focus of live fire wood grilling to the unique cuisine of Charleston. Chef Thurston delivers an appreciation to his cuisine by focusing on the details of each dish – seasoning, balance, pairing and presentation.
The atmosphere and vision of Stars Rooftop & Grill Room was designed with a focus on its historic location at 495 King Street. The owners of Stars utilized the exterior and interior architectural integrity of the original building in the restaurant’s design. Stars was uniquely constructed preserving a large amount of the existing materials through the process of reuse, reclaim, restore and sustain. High curved booths, one-of-a-kind artisan built chandeliers and sconce lighting, reclaimed Appalachian Walnut wainscoting, a coffered ceiling and custom Terrazzo floors revive the craftsmen decor of the original design of the building.
The name “Stars” evolved during the first visit to the rooftop. The skyscape was extraordinarily clear with a perfect view of the stars, especially the Milky Way. The rooftop offers a stunning 360 degree view allowing guests to appreciate the unique, historic architecture of our Holy City.