Summer in Charleston is synonymous with vacationers visiting our famous cobble stoned streets from far and wide. The sunny weather also beckons Charleston natives to spend the long days and warm nights soaking up the fresh air and enjoying everything our beautiful city has to offer, from the sandy beaches to the historic plantations to the posh nightlife. Whether you find yourself in the Holy City on a vacation or a stay-cation, you won’t find a better place for a delicious, skillfully prepared dinner than Stars Rooftop & Grill Room on bustling Upper King Street.
Our Grill Room is home to three state-of-the-art grills, all custom built for us by Texas based J&R Grill Company. Take a look into our exhibition style kitchen and you’ll find a live fire wood burning grill, a plancha or “plank” style grill, and a six-spit rotisserie. The grill room is also home to the Lowcountry’s live fire and rotisserie expert, champion of the Carolina Cuisine movement, Chef Joe DiMaio. Each day Chef DiMaio prepares roasted chicken on the rotisserie for that night’s dinner menu. Each chicken is brined overnight to intensify and integrate more flavor, and then cooked whole on the rotisserie while being periodically sprayed with brine. Order the Spit-Roasted Organic Chicken when you visit us for dinner, and you’ll receive a seasonal set of one leg, one wing, one thigh, and a portion of the breast, all perfectly tender and infused with rich natural flavor.
Chef DiMaio’s expertise doesn’t only lend itself to the rotisserie. Visitors looking to satisfy their seafood craving should look no further than our Plancha Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Four ounces of fresh, handpicked lump crab meat is prepared with herbs and mustard, and then placed on our plancha grill, giving it a delicately crispy outer crust and sealing in its rich flavor. The finished crab cake is served atop a mix of thinly shaved zucchini, squash, and carrots, and finished with pea tendrils and a pink peppercorn and citrus vinaigrette.
Visit our Dinner Menu to see the full list of Chef DiMaio’s grill room creations, and stop by soon to get a taste of the Carolina Cuisine movement for yourself. A new special from the grill room is featured each night, so be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates! We hope to see you soon!