Bistro Toulouse

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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Weekday Happy Hour

Enjoy great food and drink specials...
$5 House brand cocktails
$2 off Wines by the Glass
$1 off Beer
$6 Mussels & $3 Frites
$6 Cheese & Charcuterie
$3 Marinated Olives

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2019

Ends: October 11, 2118

Availability: Wed-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy $10 off ALL bottles of wine ALL day!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 20, 2019

Ends: June 21, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:30AM-9:00PM

What 883 People Are Saying
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F
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great as usual.

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, excellent food and service. They especially always do a good job with their moules. It does have the feel of a local french Bistro.

p
London
4 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.

DP
Charleston
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.

P
Charleston
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.

MM
Western NC
2 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!

LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday brunch

KS
1 review
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.

M
Charleston
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.

J
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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.

MW
Charleston
57 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.

LH
Charleston
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!

RC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

L
Charleston
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!

d
Charleston
21 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.

j
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in MTP

MD
Indiana
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.

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

MD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a delightful evening.

TW
New Orleans
4 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.

L
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mushroom goat cheese omelet was superb !

R
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine

WN
Charleston
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).

s
Charleston
45 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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the mussels

VC
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosalee was a wonderful server

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at one of our favorite places.

JC
Charleston
78 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!

P
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wreck fish and mussels!
Wine selection is excellent!

c
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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!

BC
Charleston
5 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.

j
Charleston
30 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.

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

L
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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.

R
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, service and fun and festive atmosphere. Wonderful neighborhood spot!

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatly enjoyed octopus appetizer, boulliabase. swordfish, wreckdish and drinks. Excellent service.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a brunch. It's not buffet style! You order from a buffet menu and they bring all kinds of yummy choices. The mimosas were good. I got snapper- it was delicious! We had sweets as a starter and for dessert- phenomenal.
It was busy, reservations would be smart.
We'll be back again.

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