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Sean O’Brien

General Manager

Sean O’Brien is the General Manager of Charleston’s classic French restaurant, Brasserie la Banque. A New York native, O’Brien got his start in the hospitality industry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he was classically trained in the culinary arts. After graduation and spending some additional time at the school working as a Teaching Assistant, O’Brien’s early years were spent gaining hands-on experience in the kitchen before later transitioning to the world of bartending and management. Pulling from his culinary roots, O’Brien was a natural at crafting elevated cocktails with unexpected savory flavor profiles and continued to hone his skills as a Bar Manager at several establishments before relocating to Charleston, SC in 2017.He jumped into the Lowcountry’s flourishing culinary scene, working behind the bar at several of the city’s popular restaurants, including The Grocery, Prohibition, and Coastal Provisions at Wild Dunes. In 2019, O’Brien joined the award-winning team at Indigo Road Hospitality Group as the Bar Manager of Indaco, a rustic Italian eatery located on lively Upper King Street. In addition to overseeing the restaurant’s innovative bar program of on-tap cocktails and other shaken creations, O’Brien made his way into the dining room, interacting with guests and doubling as a Front of House Manager most evenings. With a triple-threat of culinary, beverage, and front-of-house experience, O’Brien was brought on to serve as the opening General Manager of Indigo Road’s French concept, Brasserie la Banque, in November 2021. Complementing the beauty of the historic space and French-forward cuisine by Executive Chef Jeb Aldrich, O’Brien ensures the best service and guest experience for each patron that walks into the Brasserie. When he’s not at the restaurant, O’Brien spends his time on the water, playing a game of golf at one of the area’s beautiful courses, and eating his way around the Lowcountry.