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Brasserie la Banque, Charleston, SC

Brasserie la Banque

4.6
4.6
433 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 21 times today
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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 433 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. WP

    WPerk

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. We had a lovely evening. Everything about our experience was top notch. Will definitely return again soon.
  2. W

    Winnie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everyone’s dinnerwas great except my husband’s. He had the coq au vin and it was not very good. The last time he had a signature chicken dish that was excellent. Noise level was a bit irritating.
  3. JG

    JeanneG

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Beautiful space with great ambiance. Our group was looking forward to an excellent French dinner. For drinks, we inquired about the champagne of which the server had no knowledge of them. For appetizers we ordered the steak tartar, oysters and bread. The tartar was good and well plated as well as the oysters. The bread was tasty but was accompanied with cold butter. Prefer whipped or soften butter for ease of spreading. For entree we ordered cab strip and frites, coq au vin and market fish which was flounder. The NY strip was cooked to requested temp but fatty. Everything was very salty to the point of being inedible. Brussels sprouts were overdone and over seasoned. Our tab was was very expensive making our experience disappointing. Poor value for the money spent. Our server was slow to take Our order and bring drinks but the food did arrive timely.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    They were out of three different items we tried to order and it was only 6:30pm. Great atmosphere and good service but how can you be out of options you have on an already limited menu?? (The staff was apologetic and helpful but still….)
  5. f

    foodhound

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday—great service and food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the Cheese Plate to the Flounder Special of course a side of Frites followed up with Profiteroles!!! Everything was delicious!!
  7. PG

    PGAfoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visit, very impressed with the quality of the cuisine the ambience and the very friendly wait staff!
  8. DL

    DennisL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Loved the building but inside was a bit noisy. Was disappointed with my escargot, as they came out warm at best. Usually escargot is serve piping hot from the iron cast dish. Did not asked for dish to be taken back, as my wife’s fish dish had been delivered at the same time. Also felt like we were being rushed through our dinner.
  9. j

    jackiec

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were able to eat at the chef’s table, the chef and his staff made our experience absolutely terrific.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was just okay
  11. JZ

    JimmyZ

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in the mood for French cuisine. They did not disappoint.
  12. G

    Greekgourmet1

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered shrimp, fois gras, steak frites and mussels. We enjoyed everything except that Husband wasn’t very pleased with the shrimp. We’ve been to Le Banque before and always enjoy our evening.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Ambiance, food, service… this restaurant is top notch. The salad, entree Market fish, and dessert were delicious.
  14. k

    kcinsing

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was poor. We got our food before our drinks. Very hard to get a server’s attention. We were disappointed this time around.
  15. J

    Jeff

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The entrees were phenomenal, but I will have to say—don’t order the bread which you have to purchase. The space is designed beautifully and gives you a great dining experience. But they forget about the bathrooms. Overall a great place and I will go back.
  16. h

    honestreview

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place. Friendly server. Food was good. Wish the mussels came with bread for soaking up the sauce!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance and lighting were just right with the beautiful architecture. The food was delicious. I was looking forward to pulling the escargot out of their shells with the little fork, but they came without the shells in a bowl with some delicious sauce and some baguette slices. We had a chicken dish which was delicious and presented well but I don’t think I would order it again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and overall atmosphere
  19. MM

    MikeM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service from the bartenders
  20. t

    teresahs

    Charleston

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels and crepe cake were wonderful! Everything was very good but those two dishes were the stand outs. The atmosphere is quaint and very French! We will return!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Most favorite i look forward to is the french onion soup. Where did it go?
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu with plenty of gluten and egg free options! Delicious experience and would recommend to anyone!
  23. l

    leeh

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. My only qualm was that the service was a bit slow. Could be they are short a server or two. Otherwise fine.
  24. L

    Luvs2eat

    Wilmington

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place and good food. Attentive staff. Great downstairs bar area. Definitely will come back.
  25. s

    sk29

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was excellent for all 4 entrees, selection of fish and chicken. Desserts were FAB. Our Table right by the hostess station was bad, all the calls and requests were very annoying. Tables further back would be fine.
  26. CH

    CHRYS

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I have been looking forward to trying B la Banque for months. Last night was truly one of the worst meals in a long time. After 27 yrs in NYC I can assure you that I know the difference in quality. My friend and i both had the mussels /frites. They were tasteless and COLD. we had to ask for smaller forks. The escargot were also BLAND! No flavor at all. Surely you have a chef problem. And the $7.00 brioche??? Mediocre and should have been NC. Who serves mussels without bread or rolls for which to enjoy the mussels’ and escargot sauce??? Such a disappointment!!! No reason for us to go back. Do get a new chef! CMZ
  27. R

    Rich

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time eating here. Always a great time. Great food and service. Highly recommend.
  28. D

    susanD

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very noisy and the kitchen was slow, waited 35 minutes for entres so we were comped bread... we were both also comped desserts which were very good. They were very apologetic. It was a limited menu, however; what we had was very good. Great location.
  29. k

    karlan

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was so divine Really we will continue to come to la banque
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always, service was fantastic. Our poor server even had an arm in a sling, but she was great—very attentive and very knowledgeable
  31. i

    islander

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting with great food and service. Crab appetizer outstanding and unique. Reminder of how great food can be in Charleston
  32. KK

    KaitlynK

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best dinner experience! Don't forget to stop by the bar/speakeasy downstairs as well - incredible!
  33. b

    bstan24

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Great atmosphere for an upscale dinner in a non-stuffy place. Service was great, cocktails were great and the food was great.
  34. TM

    TerriM

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance and service was good but the food did not quite live up to the descriptions. Two in our party ordered the hanger steak. When it arrived it was tepid in temperature. Another in our party ordered seafood and it was very average.
  35. M

    Madeleine21

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were good. Table service was attentive and courteous.
  36. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful front room. Great service. Our party of three each loved their meals. We would highly recommend!
  37. DC

    DCDC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    This one needs a comment. The quality of the food was very bad. Two of the meals were frankly presented in a non edible way. The vegetables were not tolerable. The fish were substituted without telling us. The waiter however was delightful. He tried 2 times to resolve the problem by returning the meals to the kitchen. Please avoid dining at this restaurant. They have significant problems with the quality of food preparation. We were advised that they had recently lost their chef and they were retraining. They said they would credit the two meals that were bad. But only credited one.
  38. SC

    SheilaC

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely devine dinner at La Banque - atmosphere, service, food, libations - all fabulous! We will be back, hopefully soon :)
  39. S

    Scobey

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive and good service. Nice wine recommendation.
  40. KW

    KylaW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated my 40th birthday here - just a quiet dinner with the most delicious food and wine. The cocktails were also really wonderfully thought out. The menu doesn’t have a ton of options but you can’t go wrong with what they offer. Each course was decadent in its own way. And after each course we were excited for the next. Our waiter (Chase) was incredible and made sure we were taken care of each step of the way. He was kind, attentive and timely. Altogether, this experience is more like a work of art than a dining venue.

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Brasserie la Banque is rated 4.6 stars by 433 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 21 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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