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

Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)

4.8
4.8
4569 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • 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

What 4,569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Hilton Head

    Best Overall

  • Hilton Head

    Best Food

  • Hilton Head

    Best Service

  • Hilton Head

    Best Ambiance

  • Hilton Head

    Best Value

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

4,569 Reviews
  1. SandyC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food as always, though, acoustics aren’t good.

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  2. AALover

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely evening with great cocktails, service, wonderful food and I would honestly walk from Michigan for the caramel cake for dessert! Hubby had the cannoli trifle which was amazing, and our entrees were Sheepshead for him and scallops for me and both were beautifully presented and delicious. This is always a high point of our visits here. We love Charley’s!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best see food place I have ever been , great ambiance and service.

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  4. JPinsc

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie's is one of the best restaurants on the island for a reason. Go once and it will become your favorite.

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  5. PeteG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The sheepshead with lemon garlic aoli was very good and my wife asked for another sauce for the ahi tuna. The chef prepared another one that was excellent. Always consistent and very good.

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  6. Jane

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service and ambiance.

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  7. Seapinesresident1

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite restaurant on the island. Willing to adjust entree even when I mess up the order:) love this place for a million reasons because it is one in a million,

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  8. Ralph

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined there several times and it is always excellent, drinks, food and service.

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  9. RobertS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was excellent, but we have had her before so I would not expect anything less. Food always great. We love Charlie’s

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  10. T8558

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food and service were awesome! Still one of our favorite restaurants!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, we each ordered something different and each entree was excellent. We started with a nice salad and then had a variety of fish entrees....tilefish, halibut and monkfish. Each was in a different preparation, but all were delicious. Our waitress was particularly engaging.

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  12. JoeS

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining there and definitely won’t be our last there’s wasn’t one thing on the menu that I wouldn’t order atmosphere was great really homey and comfortable inside food was incredible our waiter Lucas was great and I’ll definitely request him again. If you haven’t been there get yourself there you won’t regret it.

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  13. Viking

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Above and beyond service for a guest with food allergies as well as great food enabled everyone to relax and have an exceptional dining experience. Highly recommend.

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  14. SDerrick

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was also… life this place

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Superb dinner menu, prefominantly fish, changes daily.

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  16. BarbaraC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, seafood is never overcooked and service was first rate.

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  17. JaniceN

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luv Charlies - great place to meet friends! Food, Drinks, Service - Excellent!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is an excellent place to eat. It is one of my favorites on Hilton Head Island. The food is always well prepared and delicious. The service is excellent. Their menu has a very nice variety of items. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  19. BillE

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best selection of fish on the island. The best options for preparation also

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  20. RobertR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie’s was outstanding as always. Great menu and wine choices. Highly recommended.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service! Terrific experience always!

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  22. Mike

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Charlie’s in 2 different locations on a regular basis since moving back to the Hilton Head area in 2001. It continues to be one of our favorite dining venues with daily entree changes primarily featuring fresh local seafood and beef. Charlie’s, after all these years, has never veered from their commitment to excellent cuisine, service and low country hospitality. You will not be disappointed!

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  23. winde

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal here. Our server, Jody is top shelf.

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  24. Patty

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A totally delightful dining experience in every way. Food was excellent. Service was professional and very pleasant including the wine service. The room was lovely as well.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal! The best creme brûlée for dessert, too!

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  26. kevinf

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine out frequently and without question Charlies, is the best experience on Hilton Head...food, service, wine list, just amazing...do not pass it up if you are visiting, if you are a local, make it a regular event (of course, if you're already local you probably know that already)

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  27. stewartl

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal as always but very noisy last night. . Foursome next to us very loud. We could hardly hear each other

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  28. michaelw

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Monday night 50% off bottle of wine was a pleasant surprise. Halibut was prepared perfectly.

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  29. annetteg

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Going to Charlie’s was amazing. The food, the service And the ambiance was jnbelievable. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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  30. Charlies

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went as a group of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. I am vegan and they made a dish to meet my dietary needs and it was delicious. Great service, as always. Charlie's is a winner every time.

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  31. GG1234

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service. Keep coming back when we visit Hilton Head!

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  32. KristiMo

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a res for outdoors but ended up eating at the bar - I love the bar. Thad and Jeff are amazing and attentive! The food was fantastic - the classic flounder, the halibut, and duck breast were pleasers - all cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Def recommend - Charlie’s never disappoints!

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  33. AnitaM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another Great Dinner at our Favorite Restaurant, Charlie's Coastal Bistro. Enjoyed our Porch seating, intimate, and comfortable. Our server, a vivacious young woman, was informative and friendly. She recognized us from previous visits even. Very enjoyable evening , we Will Be Back Soon! Thanks to all who made our evening Great!

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  34. wolfetd

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Outstanding service and attention from Jeff, as always!

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  35. GEOS

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy Charlie's. My wife loved her Halibut. My Sword fish was dry. We will return, but I will likely try something different next time.

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  36. Anthony

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in HH, hands down. Excellent selection of daily caught fish entrees. Superb all around. Excellent service as well. Our waitress was very kind and on top of everything.

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  37. Barb80120

    Denver

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite when we visit. Terrific service, charming ambiance, great cocktails and a menu that has a wide selection of local specialties. We always appreciate the staff guidance on their delicious local fish.

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  38. DavidH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived 30 minutes early, but host was able to seat us immediately. The server was wonderful and made sure to stop by frequently to make sure we have everything we needed. Food was great, desserts wonderful.

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  39. DanaA

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday at Charlie's yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic! Delicious appetizers and mains -- for both the beef fans and the seafood fans. Jodie took exceptional care of us and surprised him with a candle and truffles at the end. We could not resist the Baked Alaska and shared that between the four of us. We love Charlies!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Professional staff and delicious entrees.

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  • 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 4.8 stars by 4569 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)

8 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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