Bistro Toulouse
Bistro Toulouse

Bistro Toulouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrotoulouse.com/
  • Phone: 8432163434x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Schulz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chuck Dawley Blvd (Route 526)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample complimentary parking is available right outside our door in the Sea Island Shopping Center.
A word from Bistro Toulouse
Bistro Toulouse brings the Parisian experience to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We offer modern interpretations of classic regional French dishes, fine wines and cocktails in a newly renovated space in the Sea Island Shopping Center. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting featuring a large granite bar, natural wood décor, soft colors and lighting, eye catching art work and great music.
We use fresh, high quality ingredients prepared with sensitivity and care. Our dishes include French bistro classics, seasonal specialties and daily specials to showcase the creativity of our culinary team.
What pairs better with great food than great wine? Bistro Toulouse offers wines that complement our cuisine. Our focus is on French varietals and traditional styles of production, though we offer wines from all over the globe, including 18-20 selections by the glass. Our seasonal house cocktails include creative beverages made with our own infused liquors and syrups.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Bistro Toulouse reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (76)special occasion (34)notable wine list (31)romantic (29)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (21)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great dinner here on 8/28
    columbiadoc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had supper here this week. Restaurant is in a shopping center and I had difficulty finding it because I am from out of town. I had a sauteed squid appetizer that was excellent with grilled striped bass as a main course that was also excellent. I also had a beet salad that could have had more flavor. Wine list was good with good wines by the glass. I wish I lived locally so I could come here more often. Good service and well worth a visit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • This is one of our favorite places.
    NJVisitors
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    While we always enjoy dining here because the food is delicious and the service perfect, this experience was not as satisfying. Granted it was a Friday night and the place was filled with diners but we have been there when it has been crowded before but not quite as noisy--even when a large group celebrating a birthday was present. This time, however, was unusually loud and we had the particularly annoying experience of a woman seated to our right who had an incredibly loud laugh, much like that of a braying donkey. So discomfiting!!! However, it will not stop us from going back--although it probably will not be on a Friday night!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and thoroughly enjoyed Bistro Toulouse. The service was great, the food was wonderful and will definitely return again soon.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I will return
    Tater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Started with escargot(very good-not great). My wife had the French onion soup(good flavor and cheese-too much bread and not enough onions in the soup). Main courses-duck was cooked perfectly, flounder as well. Desert-dark chocolate soufflé-best I've ever had. Very good quality=bring pocketbook.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    this was our second trip to Toulouse. It's a terrific addition to the Mt. Pleasant, and Charleston area, offerings. Excellent menu, quite good food, reasonable wine list. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vinasdottir
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is my second time dining here and it was a more pleasant experience than my first visit since we went early on a Sunday evening and it was not noisy as was the case previously. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and very helpful. The steak/frites and arugula salad were outstanding as before. My husband had the onion soup and duck entree and was very pleased with it. We shared a lavender creme brulee which was rich and satisfying. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mpacct
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a jewel! I felt like I was in Paris! Good service, great menu selection and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Toulouse is a French Delight
    Francophile
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bistro Toulouse and heartily recommend it to those who appreciate French bistro dining. The food was delicious and the waitress very knowledgeable. The menu is spot-on for those of us that love visiting France, even if it means just for a cozy dinner down in Mt. P!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful addition to mt pleasant
    CHSfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Te food was fantastic and people were so very nice. We will be back. We had four different meals and all were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magpie2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was creatively prepared and delicious. Everyone at the table had something different and my fish atop spinach and white beans was outstanding. We happened to be there on a Wed. when all bottles of wine were discounted $10...a special surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caution
    CautionVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our food was not cooked as ordered. They did offer to remedy, but our server let her feelings be known. She was really annoyed with us for our complaint. Not a good experience! Probably won't return. There are too many great restaurants in the area to bother with this one again.
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  • Consistently great!
    out2lunch
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We are consistently impressed with the food and service at this neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delightful and delicate. I cannot go on about the foood enough. Each course was a celebration of how talented this chef is. Sauces are a wonderful addition not a cover up. I wanted to try everything on the menu. The veal just melted in your mouth. Service was outstanding. This restaurant is truly a hidden treasure. We had dinner on aSaturday night with friends and enjoyed it so much that we made reservations and came back on Sunday for brunch. We were as pleased as the night before. This is a " don't miss" restaurant and you will become a regular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Third time eating here and food was excellent and service beyond expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and service were excellent and the restaurant was quiet at the six o'clock hour thank goodness. I avoid loud restaurants in which one can't have a reasonable conversation. I look forward to returning to Bistro Toulouse.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Actually, quite good. Menu provides variety, extremely we'll presented, & served by attentive, congenial staff. I plan to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scoopVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food is good but not exceptional. To improve overall quality, attention has to be given to sauces, seasoning, and for certain dishes, the mode of preparation. For example, duck has to be "crisped" All of this is possible if done deliberately without radical, rushed changes. For a neighborhood restaurant, they have a good base.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    gooziemomVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First time I had lunch there, very good, nice menu...excellent sandwiches & wine list is good. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it, you won't be sorry!
    LindaLaCVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Decided to give this fairly new restaurant a chance even though we usually frequent the restaurants on the peninsula as I read that the food was good and prices fair. We (four of us) loved the food. We had not one single complaint! Onion soup was great, not too salty, muscles seasoned in a great broth, bread was great (especially for dipping in the muscle broth), fresh fish preparations were as good as I get in New Orleans and rarely experience in Charleston. Definitely will go back. My only worry is that it's tucked out of the way in a shopping center in Mt. Pleasant, not very noticeable or impressive from the outside. The inside is very cozy and attractive. It wasn't very busy when we were there for an 8:00 reservation. Hope it lasts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Food in Charleston area
    Pierre
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    With the unfortunate closing of La Forchette, The Charleston area was left with a void in quality French food. Bistro Toulouse fills the void with high quality food, notably the Duck and Snapper. It would be hard to match the intimate decor of La Forchette, yet the dining area is comfortable with a welcoming bar. Escargot was very good and they have a nicely balanced wine list; thankfully mostly French.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston's best French Cuisine?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Recently, I have noticed several new restaurants in Charleston touting French cuisine. I have tried some and heard not so good about others. My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Saturday Brunch in MP at Bistro Toulouse over the weekend and cleaned our plates. A friend had recommended the place recently and we decided to try it. We shared an excellent French Onion Soup and she had the quiche and salad plate, and I had the Cobia special. I am certain the other choices we did not select would have been authentic and equally delicious. It is not an inexpensive place to dine, but it's French! Classic cuisine like this takes time and technique to get it right and is worth the price of admission. Bon Appeitit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and selections
    Iluv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had never been to this restaurant but really liked the menu, so I took my friends visiting from out of town. There were. 7 of us, and everyone ordered a different entree. They were all amazing. The location leaves something to be desired but the food is awesome.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit as good as first!!
    chsdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    After a very enjoyable and delicious first visit to Bistro Toulouse, we returned hoping for a repeat and were not disappointed! My husband enjoyed the mussels and duck, I had the French onion soup and steak frites. Both were excellent. This time we saved room for dessert - soufflé and crepes - both delicious. Great spot in Mt Pleasant, nice to have a fine dining choice among the more casual places along Coleman.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    BirthdayGurl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had the crepes and mussels. Both lacked sauce and flavor. On a positive note, we liked our server and had a great bottle of Picpoul.
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  • Fabulous find!
    Scarlette
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Recommended by some friends, we decided to give it a try. The last several times I have ordered duck at other restaurants (Magnolis's was one of them), I was extremely disappointed. Our waitress encouraged me to try Bistro Toulouse's duck. It was fabulous! It restored my faith in duck. My husband tried the wreck fish (one of the specials) and he raved over how good it was. We shared the apple tart with caramel ice cream. What a wonderful way to end the evening!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy French Bistro Classics
    LindajwinkVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    In a comfortable, well appointed setting, with professional waitstaff attentively serving you can enjoy perfect renditions of classic French fare. The charcuterie and cheese platter was an excellent appetizer, and a huge serving with all the accompaniments for country pate'. The triggerfish entree was prepared well, and tarte normande for dessert completed a very good meal. It was nice to see the chef out in the dining room early in the evening before it got busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    mrZ1265
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our group of 4 dined on July 4th and it was very quiet understandably so but gave us a good chance to relax and enjoy. All of our selections were very good, no complaints and good to find something different than the usual seafood everywhere. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place for a change during your vacation week and if I lived there I would be a regular.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay!
    debsdefenders
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My party and I had dinner on Wine-Wednesday...It was good, but not fabulous. It was also empty at 6:30. I had a small bowl of french onion soup...$9.00 and it was just okay! The beet salad, also $9.00 was really a tiny portion. The duck and mussels were good. I would not return in the near future, only because there are too many other restaurants to choose from in Mt.Pleasant.
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  • Very Good French
    FunferItaliansVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    You might not be tempted to enter based on the location in a strip mall but don't let that distract you. The food is very good, very French and the wait staff charming and friendly. We went for brunch and now will have to try dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable local restaurant
    Cccov
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience! The food was really good and the wine list was reasonable. We will definitely return!
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    singnkittyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great addition to local restaurant scene. Very good menu, something for everyone. Wonderful flavors, preparation & presentation. Goood portions & reasonable prices. Mt Pleasant, please support this gem of french dining in an elegant casual atmosphere. Nice bar. Really friendly efficient service. They accomodated our large group with open arms. Go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Crd2246VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is our new favorite restaurant. We've been there for dinner, lunch and also weekend brunch. Each time we go we're delighted by the quality selection, presentation and flavors. Obviously, the chef is very talented. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. And to top it all off: the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OzzieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is the second time that my husband and I have eaten here. Our second experience was very consistent with our first. The food is great, service timely and friendly and the wine list sufficient. It is great to have a quality bistro around. We will be back again!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LuvFrenchFood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fabulous evening, although the noise level was quite high. Service and food were superb and wine list delightful. This was an anniversary celebration and the entire staff were gracious with their congratulations. We look forward to returning often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but noise level is high
    Vinasdottir
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Two friends and I had a good dining experience here although I was disappointed in the noise level in the place which made conversation a bit difficult. Two of us had the hanger steak which was very tasty but a bit tough. It was served with absolutely delicious frites and an arugula salad. The third diner in our party had mussels which she very much enjoyed. Our server was attentive and helpful with menu items although initially we felt a bit rushed. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mpacct
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    What a great addition to Mount Pleasant! Lunch was fabulous - can't wait to try dinner.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true local gem
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A very good go-to neighborhood restaurant where the food and service is white tablecloth caliber, but without the tablecloth! Strongly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous French
    Crd2246VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    After our first visit, we've been back again and again. This place never disappoints. The chef is very creative and competent and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. My husband is always looking for fresh fish that has been cooked well. He found it here. I like the French specialties: gougeres (little puffs of Gruyere heaven) and the Croque Monsieur. Try the fries. They'll spoil you for all others. Oh, and great wine list too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second visit
    Iempie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were at BT once before. The food was v. good, fresh and French bistro like fare was offered on the menu. I had the duck breast...it was done right. The second visit was equally good. Fish of the day on a bed of au gratin. Fresh green beans. Good fresh, simple fare but done right. No convoluted concoctions with too many ingredients. My husband had the veal. we will definitely return and recommend B Toulouse. Hope they keep up the high standard that we have experienced and keep it interesting for returning customers by having specials that are a variation from the regular menu. Chapeau!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Identity Crisis
    Janie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The restaurant has great service, a good menu, and good food. However, the large TVs are distracting and make the atmosphere feel more like a sports bar rather than a cozy French Bistro.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic