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Bistro Toulouse - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
888 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 216-3434

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Schulz

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Cross street

    Chuck Dawley Blvd (Route 526)

  • Parking details

    Ample complimentary parking is available right outside our door in the Sea Island Shopping Center.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. S

    Stewart

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great as was the service. Our seating area was quite dim and I needed my cell phone flash light to read the menu. noise level was quite loud...........the restaurant needs to add baffles or noise suppressors. Also the seats of the chairs are not padded................fortunately the restaurant had trow pillows one could use mo make the seating more comfortable.
  2. JL

    JimmyL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the five course meal with wine pairings for Valentine's day. Everything was delicious. Have been to other French places in town and spent a lot more for a lot less
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday lunch celebration. Though in a strip mall the food was delicious.
  4. F

    Foodlover1

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were very good but wine at $10 per glass still annoying. They ran out of wine special at 6:45 which seemed like poor planning. Also, waitress had no idea what “1 special “ available that I’d signed up for on Open Table was all about.Time for a little fine tuning! Over all, a good restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and good food.
  5. F

    Foodlover

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great as usual.
  6. p

    pafballou

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in all of charleston. We eat out a LOT. Don’t let the strip mall fool you.
  7. DP

    DanaP

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    It was our first time there. we found out about it because the restaurant was listed for restaurant week. One of my friends does not drink alcohol so when we found out that the 1st course was only alcohol she had to order from the regular menu. It was fairly loud...I couldn't hear my friends across the table. The food was delicious but the waiter was not friendly. he did not smile, he checked on us once but he would not listen for the answer. He asked then walked off. My friend wanted coffee after thee meal but we could not get our waiter attention then we gave up.
  8. P

    Patrick

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was slow, but they were working very hard. It was crowded. Seemed there were not enough wait staff for the crowd.
  9. MM

    MM23

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    We had guests in from out of town. The restaurant was overcrowded, loud and under staffed. The food quality suffered. Croissants burned. Quiches and crepes barely room temperature. Presentation of food good. Taste was flat. Very disappointing!
  10. LS

    LynS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Birthday brunch
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best hidden gems in Charleston!
  12. KS

    KariS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Saturday lunch/brunch! HD reservation with 3 friends and got right in. The quiche, mussels, and crepes all delicious.
  13. M

    Marissa

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food here was delicious. We went for brunch two weeks in a row and will 100% go again.
  14. J

    John52

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was quite good, but there were a number of things which detracted from the experience. First we had to wait twenty minutes for our table with no good waiting area. Second and most severe, the restaurant was so very noisy that conversation was impossible. It wasn't energetic; it was deafening. And finally, our waitress worked very hard to do her best, but she was clearly overwhelmed by the number of customers she had. I would go back and would recommend to a friend, but perhaps not during restaurant week and maybe not on a Friday or Saturday night.
  15. MW

    MaryW

    Charleston

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant is one of our go to places when we want a casual meal that is good. The only reason I am not giving it a very good is because the last 2 times I have been there, my meal has been cool. They try to reheat but without a microwave it takes a while. The taste of the food is always good but it's the temperature of it that is the problem.
  16. LH

    LaurieH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding! I highly recommend Bistro Toulouse!
  17. RC

    RichardC

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good French food, with European portions. Exactly what we were looking for!
  18. L

    Love2dine

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a pleasant new experience - we ate here for the first time and will definitely be back. Great food with excellent service. Reminded us a bit of Paris. Nice, reasonably priced wine as well. Don't skip desert!
  19. d

    dineinps

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We eat at BT very often. It's our "go to" place in Mount Pleasant and we are always extremely pleased with our meals. They do a particularly OUTSTANDING job with fish. I highly recommend BT.
  20. j

    jillc

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best kept secrets in MTP
  21. MD

    MaryD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we tried the Bistro was during restaurant week, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. We especially enjoyed trying some different wines that were paired with all the courses of our meal.
  22. EJ

    ErikaJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall the food was amazing expect for the creme brûlée was burnt in some parts and other parts there was granules of sugar. Our server Rosalee was very nice and attentive. 4.5 out of 5 Stars.
  23. JK

    JeanneK

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We went for restaurant week. First visit and won’t be the last. The food was excellent.
  24. MD

    MarkD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a delightful evening.
  25. TW

    TheresaW

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I was a little disappointed when one of party asked to swap out a sweet wine for one of the other featured wines and we were told that was not possible. Seems kind of strict, and we weren’t asking for a wine off of the restaurant week selections. I had the duck/pork loin selection. The duck and the purée were awesome. The pork was all fat. Once again disappointing. Another member felt the short ribs lacked flavor, but the vegetables were excellent. I have been there before with excellent results. Perhaps it was just this evening. I will go back but probably not at dinner. It is too pricey to risk what happened this night to happen again. I hope they would be more flexible with requests in the future. I realize the chef chose the pairings for a reason, but if someone really can’t tolerate a particular selection I would hope there would be some options.
  26. L

    Lajh

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The mushroom goat cheese omelet was superb !
  27. R

    Robert

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine
  28. WN

    WilliamN

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surpassed expectations...attentive, but not overly so, service; courses were nicely paced; food was excellent (short rib was sublime).
  29. s

    scbluedevil

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite lunch places. A perfect French bistro hidden in a strip shopping center, and worth seeking out. Today we had mussels & frites which were perfect and ample, as well as some wonderful gougeres and a bacon bloody mary to start. Service was attentive and entertaining. No better way to spend a Saturday.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the mussels
  31. VC

    VegasinCharleston

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosalee was a wonderful server
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at one of our favorite places.
  33. JC

    JohnsonC

    Charleston

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A wonderful neighborhood gem that is sure to please, a conclusion reached over many visits. This last visit was on Christmas Eve which accounted for a fully packed place, thus raising the noise level. They offered a prix fixe menu which included my sought after roast goose option. Appetizer options included lobster bisque (lobster-forward!) and foie gras (additional price supplement). Wine pairing for all three courses and specific for each menu option in the courses was a modest $16) making the entire dinner package value-priced. While one could argue for better pairing, it would not have been possible at the chosen price point. With a full house, the service was still friendly, helpful, and, most importantly, accommodating to our request that one diner had two appetizers, and the other, two desserts - splitting our three course meals accordingly. Kudos to all!
  34. P

    Page

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wreck fish and mussels! Wine selection is excellent!
  35. c

    cookalot

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening - the staff were wonderful and could not have been more helpful. The Octopus and mussels were outstanding - my husbands steak was very good - a little disappointed in the Bouillabese......no saffron a little lacking in flavor and too little rouille - would have liked thicker more rustic slices of bread grilled lightly with olive oil and garlic......the grapefruit ice was to die for. Would definetley book again the next time we are in the area!
  36. BC

    BobC

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food prep and presentation continues to be outstanding. The specials are always innovative and interesting. Sometimes deserts play second fiddle to the rest of the menu, but not here. The deserts have well prepared regular items, and, as with the appetizers and entrees, you can count on innovative and often unique items, designed and built on site. I find that I am far more likely to get desert here than any other restaurant that we frequent in the Charleston area. Overall good vibe coupled with great food make this restaurant a regular for us.
  37. j

    judys4444

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    the boulibase was not good. the anise had no aroma - it was leftover sauce. did not report to server as I ate it as I was hungry. will not go back and will not recommend.
  38. M

    Mimi

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we loved this place.. quiet, great fish, and felt mignon,. escargots and good salads..mimi
  39. j

    jillc

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Waitress was new, staff backed her up. Food was impeccable!!!
  40. L

    Livesatthebeach

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We went there looking forward to a classic French Bistro dinner; came away greatly disappointed in the food, it was not terrible, but not very well prepared. I started with a selection from their charcuterie and cheeses. Received a nice slice of rustic pâté, some accoutrements, and a teeny, tiny slice of Ossau-lraty cheese. Wife ordered the Escargots Bourgogne in garlic-butter and parsley; the dish was short on garlic and served tepid; it’s meant to be served hot out of the oven with sizzling garlic butter and shallots. For her entrée she ordered the Herb Roasted Chicken; it was pretty good. I ordered the Bouillabaisse; it was not so good. It consisted of 4 large mussels in the shell, 3 medium size shrimp, a small piece of grilled octopus tentacle, and 3 or 4 very small pieces of fish. The broth was watery and tasteless consisting of a few pieces of celery or fennel root, I couldn’t tell the difference, it was so overcooked, and a few tablespoons of dice tomato. It totally lacked the rich seafood stock and the required Provençal herbs and spices that distinguish bouillabaisse from traditional fish soups. Additionally, the Rouille that was served on top of the bouillabaisse was similarly lacking in taste; more like a dollop of mayonnaise. This dish was also served nearly at room temperature, it should be steaming hot; could be the stove, range, or cooktop was malfunctioning that night, who knows? Maybe it was an “off night”, maybe the chef was on an extended Thanksgiving break, but whoever was in the back doing the cooking was asleep at their workstation. We’ll give it another try and hope for the best, but we have to ratchet down our expectations, that’s for sure.

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Bistro Toulouse - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 216-3434.

Bistro Toulouse - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chuck Dawley Blvd (Route 526)

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample complimentary parking is available right outside our door in the Sea Island Shopping Center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Schulz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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