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Brasserie la Banque, Charleston, SC

Brasserie la Banque

4.6
4.6
494 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Brasserie la Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant situated in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment. Led by owner and industry veteran Steve Palmer of Indigo Road Hospitality Group, the restaurant is a culmination of Palmer’s work and his passion for the classic French brasserie and its cuisine. The menu features a selection of traditional French dishes alongside more innovative fare. Aptly named for its previous role as a city bank, Brasserie la Banque is located within the iconic 1 Broad Street corner building that dates back to the 1700s.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 779-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Brasserie La Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant nestled in historic downtown Charleston, SC in the historic South of Broad neighborhood. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment.

  • Private party contact

    The Indigo Road Event Team: (877) 591-0497

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Broad Street and East Bay Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 494 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very friendly knowledgeable staff and fair pricing
  2. B

    Bill

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal along with service. Enjoy sitting at the bar as it’s a very eclectic crowd. We enjoy going late in the evening.
  3. SP

    StephenP

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner! The French onion soup was delicious. I had the steak fritz which was a little small but delicious. Enjoyed a bottle of wine and had some bourbon for an after drink w dessert. Highly recommend. We had a high top table next to the cooks.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Nice restaurant. Food was good. Beautiful restaurant interior in old downtown building.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Our server, I think her name was Ashley, was very knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed all our food
  6. KW

    KyleW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we had in Charleston! Definitely returning :-)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and waitress was excellent
  8. AB

    AndreaB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We loved the ambiance.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing experience 100/10
  10. ST

    STEPHENH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunningly well managed restaurant!. Goodness begin from the top!
  11. G

    Gmary

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracious staff. Food exceptional.
  12. RV

    RobertV

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I like this restaurant. This was a return trip and the food is good and not over priced, service was excellent and the atmosphere is terrific.
  13. JM

    JeremieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Staff was efficient and courteous. Never felt rushed. Will definitely return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! Excellent from the service to the food!!
  15. J

    Joyous

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was the fifth or sixth time we came to this restaurant, and the first time we sat in the dining room as opposed to dining at the chefs counter or the bar. Obviously, we like the place and last night we wanted to share our new favorite “go to” with friends. I’m sorry to say that it was meh. Really, the food was fine and the service was ok, given the labor difficulties everyone is having these days. But there are too many great restaurants in Charleston for this standard to be acceptable. We’ll be back, but probably not right away.
  16. RB

    RebeccaB

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Fabulous restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at Banque. It is consistently great. The best steak frites that I have ever had. You cannot go wrong. Fabulous!
  18. k

    katherineh

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We found the service to be uneven. For example we waited a long time for drinks only to have our appetizer arrive right away!😟 Also, dessert was slow to be delivered and finally we received 2 desserts when only 1 was ordered!😬
  19. P

    Pattim

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Received a txt that table was ready, which it wasn’t. Although there were other tables available,we were seated by service station.. The hangar steak serving I had was very tough,though flavor was good. French onion soup broth was very good, but cheese needed to be under broiler longer
  20. M

    Malcolm

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The combination of creative French cuisine, excellent service and inviting ambience is hard to beat.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have dined here multiple times together. We brought our daughter for her 18th bday and my in laws this time. I think it was our best experience yet (and they’ve all been AMAZING). Our waitress was amazing!!!!! From start to finish she was really helpful and engaging. All the food was delicious (our favorites were the cheese plate, duck, and crepe cake of course) the strawberry goat cheese ice cream was also super tasty!! Thank you for a memorable night.
  22. m

    marina

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Starter and main course were excellent. Desserts were not good but were taken off our tab.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a date and a beautiful meal. Great drinks and chefs that love what they make.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the end of the bar with a view of the kitchen for my birthday which I loved. Gorgeous building. Great staff. Would love to go back!
  25. DG

    DianeG

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meals ( steak frites and coq au vin with roasted Brussels sprouts) were delicious and well prepared. Dessert chocolate mousse excellent. Pretty little restaurant, noise level fine even though it was full. I would definitely come back.
  26. GG

    GreekGourmet

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Living in the neighborhood, this is one of our favorites, especially for New Year’s Eve. The four of us enjoyed great service and cuisine! For my special New Year’s treat I had caviar with all the fixings, flounder and we all shared the pear tart dessert with ice-cream which was all so delicious. One of our group had duck which he loved and husband had the crab dip and then the hanger steak with fries that he enjoyed. The sides were so good! We shared a lovely bottle of Chateauneuf de Pape. The music was good and not intrusive and we could easily carry on a conversation even though the restaurant was at capacity. The manager Michael, and Brittany, Ashley and the entire staff were extremely accommodating, warm, welcoming and friendly! This is by no means our first visit and won’t be our last! Thank-you and Happy, Healthy New Year to all.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Spilled my water and it was quickly seen and our server didn’t make me feel bad about it at all! Great people!
  28. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love this restaurant but get really annoyed by the rushed service that constantly interrupts conversation.
  29. B

    Britt

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Early NYE reservations, we had requested & booked the seating with a view of the chef preparing food. We got sat at a hightop beside the service well in a half full restaurant. After accepting our table fate I requested an egg white cocktail I saw on the website prior to coming & was told I had to go downstairs afterwards cause its a separate bar. When we tried to order mussels we were told they had a pace and we could order them once we got our cocktails. Outside of the arrogant staff that couldn’t be bothered - the food was spectacular and we enjoyed the dishes. Would recommend for cuisine but maybe sit at the bar.
  30. s

    stargazer53

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the chef’s counter where we observed food prep and had a chance to interact with the staff there. Food and drinks were both excellent. Definitely a place to go back to.
  31. J

    Jodieg

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Seafood was good and plentiful in the bouillabaisse. The bread which is special. They had wonderful mock tails. Service was good. Seats by the window have vents above them and it was chilly
  32. KE

    KathrynE

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time to dine here. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. It can get a little noisy but it is lively.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Brasserie La Banque! Friendly staff, ample seating, and tasteful interior. Tried escargot for the first time! Loved the sauce it came in plus dipping in bread was tasty. Also opted for the dozen oysters featuring east coast varieties. The mixed greens salad was refreshing and my friend tried the bouillabaisse. The cocktail list is succinct and on point with the cuisine. Loads of wine options too. The star of the show was also the crepe cake! Not overly sweet and nice way to finish off the meal.
  34. LT

    LauraT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great, lovely service. Food was alright but extremely over salted. Has a wide variety of plates and each was over salted and beans in cassoulet were not warm. Disappointed with food. Might return for a drink at the upstairs bar but wouldn’t plan to eat there again with so many better options in Charleston.
  35. FM

    FredM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Server Ashley was top notch and the spacing of courses was perfect Food was great and profiteroles for dessert is a must
  36. B

    Brantlee

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere & service! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Xmas eve! It was lovely. Highly recommend the French onion soup and the crepe cake! The waitress was so amazing too. Great ambience and in an old bank.
  38. MH

    MichaelH

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Warm, friendly service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the chef’s counter for date night, and it was perfect!
  40. AM

    AubreyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had reservations, but arrived 30 min beforehand. The host was kind to acknowledge us. Let us know we could wait in the bar below the restaurant. As we entered what is the basement bar, there were no seats. We stood looking around and the bar tender loudly told us to move to the entrance and out of the way. Rude and embarrassing, but we obliged. As we stood there for at least 8 minutes a table got up and it was cleaned and we waited to be told by the bartender if we could take the seat. In the meantime someone walked up to the bar was acknowledged right away and helped. We were told we could sit in the clean tables. Waited a few more minutes ordered. When requesting the check, I had my credit card out. The bar tender acknowledged I needed the check and said she would be right back, but the table next to us waived their card, she took it and ran the card, brought their card and check while bringing our check back. It was apparent there was a clear difference in the bartenders service toward us. Our dinner service was amazing and the food was great. If it was not for this portion of our visit I would really have NOT enjoyed this first time visit.

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Brasserie la Banque is rated 4.6 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Brasserie la Banque

1 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-3001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad Street and East Bay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 779-1800

  • Private party facilities

    Brasserie La Banque is a neighborhood French restaurant nestled in historic downtown Charleston, SC in the historic South of Broad neighborhood. Paying homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively and welcoming environment.

  • Private party contact

    The Indigo Road Event Team: (877) 591-0497

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