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Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte), Hilton Head, SC

Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)

4.9
4.9
2517 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Focusing predominately on fresh local seafood with a French, Lowcountry flare, Charlie’s is the place for good food, good wine and unforgettable memories all enjoyed in a quaint French country atmosphere.

A Savannah native, Charlie Golson’s interest in the French language and culture took him to Paris. After a long stint in the fast paced hotel kitchens of Washington DC, he was ready to move back closer to home. It was at that time he was able to open up a one room French bistro. The restaurant has grown over the years, but the ‘Green Star’ remains steadfast in offering the finest ingredients the Low country has to offer with a menu that is hand written daily. Resort Casual.

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Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Low Country, French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-9277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Castillo

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us (843) 785-9277 to inquire about a private event.

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,517 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hilton Head

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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  • Hilton Head

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hilton Head

    Notable Wine List

  • Hilton Head

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food at a reasonable price. Helpful wait staff

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charlie’s is always a treat! Lovely lunch. Great way to start the weekend!

  3. LW

    LoriW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently great food and service. Our go-to fave.

  4. O

    Okatie

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server, Thadeus, was outstanding. Besides being very personable, he is very knowledgeable about the menu & wine list, and did not miss a beat.

  5. DW

    DonW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time eating in the bar area and it won’t be our last. The bartender and his helper were very accommodating. The food was great as usual. My wife loves the bar menu.

  6. SR

    ScottR

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the perfect dining experience. Have never had a bad meal. Service is great. Love everything about Charlie’s.

  7. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charlie's has become our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The wait staff is efficient, personable, and attentive without being overly so. We found that the menu is new every day so everything on it is the "special of the day"! Amazing and nothing but a fun delightful experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fresh and delicious! Excellent service.

  9. S

    Scbeach

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charlie’s is so consistent, it never disappoints. This restaurant has been spectacular since it firs5 opened and continues now with the same excellent seafood and outstanding service. We ate at the bar last night, the bartender Jeff is back and as always takes care of us. Highly recommend as one of your stops while visiting this wonderful island.

  10. B

    jamesB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service exceeded our expectations. We dined there several years ago and decided to try it again. It was even better than before.

  11. KM

    KathyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We didn’t enjoy our food. It was mediocre at best.

  12. D

    Dave

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    OMG! Food, service, ambience was so so awesome! We have been coming to Charlie's for many years, but it never ceases to please us each and every time! We love it and we will be back again and again!

  13. B

    Beth

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We love Jeff and half price wine night!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is always great! We had the monkfish and swordfish and both were superb. I also liked the pace of the meal - very relaxing and not rushed. Lucas was great!

  15. KO

    KettyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our dinner was excellent. I would recommend the scallops highly.

  16. W

    Walt

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around

  17. M

    Melsey

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a fabulous evening and fabulous choice for a restaurant. The restaurant accommodated us very nicely when I asked to be switched to a roundtable. We were meeting friends we had not seen in years. And they accommodated us nicely with our wheelchair. Highly recommend this as a spot to visit while in Hilton head.

  18. O

    Olivia

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was the best place we ate at on the island! Loved everything!

  19. JB

    JosieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was a gorgeous spot, and our waitress was incredible and attentive! The food was well-priced but had great quality and taste! I would go back if were we visiting longer:)

  20. RM

    RalphM

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Outside is fine under a fan or after 8 in summer. Some of the outside tables are not under fan and are warm. Flounder was over cooked but snapper was great. Appetizers were all great.

  21. R

    Riley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    5 green stars! Always amazing food and service. Thank you.

  22. b

    bigredmd82

    Nashville

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best on the island. Their fish preparations are excellent

  23. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Most of the food was a little above average, service was extraordinary and overall recommend to all.

  24. SH

    SueH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were vacationing on Hilton Head while celebrating our 50 wedding anniversary. Charlie’s was the perfect choice. The ambiance was French country romantic. The service, our server was Val, was excellent. Our meal was outstanding from start to finish. We had escargot for appetizers and scallops for dinner. Our best dining experience the whole week.

  25. WC

    WilliamC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was top notch. Could not have been better.

  26. CA

    CaptainAmericaEatsAgain

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was good. Go.

  27. J

    Jeannedarc1

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here and ate outside. Lovely food great service and beautiful atmosphere!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fantastic place to go dine. For us, it was to celebrate our anniversary, so we were willing to expect a relatively steep bill. Not at all. For the quality of service, food, atmosphere and enjoyment I felt like we got away with a steal. The menu was fantastic, a beautiful mix of Hilton head and France. The server Lucas was incredible, so thankful he helped us last night. Definitely want to come back and will recommend to anyone.

  29. DD

    DiningDiva1

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary. All perfect. Pate filet mignon great service.

  30. M

    Margoritahville

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charlie’s has always been the place to dine when in Hilton Head. And still is! Food is wonderful and service is outstanding!! Never disappoints!!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food good service.

  32. SN

    SteveN

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went last year and enjoyed this year did not disappoint. The food was delicious and flavorful. Portion size was good also. Don’t forget dessert! Our server, Thadius, was cordial and new the menu. Attentive but not rushed. Other diners seemed to be enjoying themselves. Good vibes.

  33. C

    Chrissy

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience in every way! Our best meal on Hilton Head. Ambiance is very elegant! Highly recommend!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We, once again, had a spectacular evening at Charlie’s!! The ambiance is beautiful. The staff is just a perfect group of exceptional people. Everyone who works at Charlies conveys confidence with kindness and great humor. We just love going to Charlies. Oh, then there’s the food. We have never had a bad meal. In fact, we have nothing short of terrific food every time we’ve enjoyed an evening at Charlies. And to cap the evening off, we got to experience the return of Jeff, bartender extraordinaire! Jeff, we wish you continued good healing. Michele, thank you for the great service, Thad the warm welcome. Patrick, your are the consummate host. Kayla, your smile lights a room. And Jody, girl, you’re a rock star!

  35. a

    aimtoplease

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely dining experience! Easy to hear one another, good food, and fabulous service

  36. JH

    JudyHHI

    Charleston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out to dinner no special occasion. Sat outside. Very comfortable and quiet.

  37. E

    Ella

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous, outdoor dining on the porch recommended. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. A must try .

  38. CG

    ChrisG

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I absolutely love this place! Delicious food with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The hand written menu changes daily featuring delightful surprises. A perfect setting for enjoying time with my forever dinner date. Thank you Charlie’s for another wonderful dinning experience. Ovua for now, we will be back.

  39. RP

    RayPat3

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charlie’s is our favorite Hilton Head restaurant. We like it so much we eat there twice.

  40. M

    Mkew

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday on the Porch! Lovely!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) using the Order Online button. Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-9277.

Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) is rated 4.9 stars by 2517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)

8 New Orleans Rd Hilton Head, SC 29928

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Low Country, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Castillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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