Our Special food for your Special guest

Welcome Joe DiMaio to the Stars Team!

Chef Joe DiMaio has been preparing for his position as the new head chef at Stars for his whole life. From the age of 5, DiMaio loved being in the kitchen exploring and growing his appreciation for food, and since then his appetite for learning new food and cooking styles has never dwindled. After graduating from the Art Institute of Charleston, his love of cooking led him to attain a line chef position at the Ocean Room at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. While there, he worked with and learned from renowned chefs like Charlie Trotter, Patrick O’Connell, Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Craig Deihl, Ken Vedrinski and Norman Van Aiken. He then held a position as Sous Chef at Mercato before joining us at Stars Rooftop & Grill Room.

Joe is known for innovation in the kitchen, and he can always be found studying menus, reading books, and working directly with local suppliers to develop new ideas. He’s an expert on the different growing seasons of the Carolinas, knowing which produce is in season at what time and how best to cut and use fresh meat and fish, allowing Stars to offer the best prepared, locally sourced menu selections around. In addition to his vast knowledge about fresh meat and produce, he’s also an expert in pastry making! He’s considered one of the best young chefs in the country and is known for helping to start the “Carolina Cuisine” movement that is currently sweeping the Southeast.

Chef Joe has received several culinary competition awards, including a silver medal in ACF’s Charleston competition and a silver medal in the ACF USA Culinary Cup, but at Stars we’ve always known Joe Dimaio possesses rare culinary talent. He’s been a part of Stars since before we opened in 2012, and he’s been a big part of making Stars the fine dining destination it has become. We’re proud to name him our new Head Chef, and we cannot wait to see where he takes us in 2014!

Charleston's Premier Rooftop Bar Is Located On King Street In The Heart Of Downtown.

Main Dining Room Banquet Space

Stars Restaurant is available for luncheon parties, bridal showers, and business meetings. Our restaurant is not open to the public for lunch, so guests planning a daytime event will enjoy private dining in Charleston, SC with the entire restaurant to themselves! Our lunch catering menu offers a breakfast buffet and sandwich lunch options, as well as dinner entrées.

Capacity: Up to 140 Guests

Our Rooftop Bar is available for Private Events

Rooftop Bar Banquet Space

With 360-degree views of Charleston’s skyline, our Rooftop Bar is as gorgeous during the day as it is in the evening. Guests can relax around the bar or enjoy table seating while taking in the sunset and starlit nights. The full Rooftop Bar can be reserved for large events and gatherings. For more intimate events we have a private area overlooking King Street that can be reserved separately from the main Rooftop Bar for cocktail receptions or a cocktail hour prior to dinner in the Wilkinson Room.

Capacity: Up to 150 Reception

Vintage Room for privet dining

Vintage Banquet Room

The Vintage Room is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of our downstairs restaurant to provide an optimum private dining experience. The room is equipped with audio-visual capabilities, including a projector. This intimate space is ideal for corporate functions, pharmaceutical dinners, & small private parties. The cozy interior highlights our love of wine at Stars.

Capacity: Up To 24 Seated

Wilkinson Room

The Wilkinson Room

A quiet space set apart from the main restaurant boasting an exposed brick wall and large windows overlooking historic & vibrant Upper King Street. Maplewood wainscoting and overhead beams, and artisan lighting contribute to the warm ambiance of the room. The Wilkinson Room’s decor suits any event’s color palette. The second floor can be accessed by stairs or elevator.

Capacity: Up To 75 Seated, 100 Standing

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