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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
4801 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 17 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 4,801 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Hilton Head

    Romantic

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

4,801 Reviews
  1. Griff

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie's is a must visit for us every time we come to HHI. The food and service are always top notch - we can't wait to come back again.

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  2. LaurieR

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and service on the island! It is always the first dinner reservation we make when visiting. Jody has been our server several times and has gone above and beyond. The chef’s daily preparations are original and delicious. This is a must stop for dining.

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  3. DavidS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress very helpful and efficient. Our food was hot and delicious.
    Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)Responded 4 days ago
    Thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love this place. The food is outstanding, as is the service!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seafood. Great service. This was our first visit, but we will be going back.

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  6. CheryllM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful time. Jodi was very engaging and made us feel special!

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  7. nonicleveland

    E. Tennessee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Charlie’s when we visit Hilton Head. Our server Lauren was knowledgeable and helpful in advising about fish dishes and wine. The escargot, blackened salmon and redfish with curry sauce were super. Crabmeat salad wasn’t as tasty as I’d expected but calamari was excellent.

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  8. ScottCislandpiano

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Charlie's! It has been our go-to for birthdays and anniversaries for several years now. We don't eat meat, so we especially appreciate the fish and seafood specialties. Last night we had the halibut, and it was great, as expected.

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  9. MissMolly

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both Appetizers we exceptional. The pâté appetizer was the best II have had. Our wait staff was attentive and helpful. We have returned to the bistro every visit to a Hilton throughout the years. I continues to be a must do

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  10. Walkersabout

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fine but we booked in for 8:15 and by 9:30 they were keen to get us out so turned the air con off. We asked for it to go back on which it did then turned off again.

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  11. EnjoyGoodFood

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smoked salmon starter terrific! Salmon was generous and delicious. Grouper was outstanding. Mahi-mahi was thin and overwhelmed by the mango sauce. The waiter, Lucas, was delightful ( great sense of humor and very attentive. We also appreciated the manager turning down the air temperature.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon is the best steak I have ever had. My wife and I love the ambiance at Charlie’s. There doesn’t seem to be a bad seat in the house. Everything was wonderful.

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  13. KatrinaN

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out food was amazing, as always. The value for the price is also exceptional because of the accompaniment’s of the declicious salad, scalloped potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The ambiance and service were also exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return again.

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  14. NanW

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. This was our second time here. We will be back.

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  15. StephanieA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior food with many unique menu options. Charlie’s is always a “go to” when we are in Hilton Head.

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  16. KimG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant. Food and service are terrific.

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  17. ClintL

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had heard so many good things, but our experience was subpar. I don’t think we have a reason to visit again in the future.

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  18. cooper

    Pittsburgh

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going to Charlie’s for 20 years! Always has been our Hilton Head favorite. They consistently serve terrific food. The menu continues to include the same stand buys with a few additional choices. Very efficient and friendly. Servers are knowledgeable . Great decor . Can’t be beat.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really helpful about the menu. food was excellent and environment was perfect. They worked hard to make our anniversary special.

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  20. Desch

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charlie's never fails to deliver excellent food, solid service, and a mgt team that truly makes you feel welcome.

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  21. mags

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie’s is a MUST when we visit HHI! The food is always delicious—several years dining at Charlie’s and we’ve never had a bad experience. Jodi has been our server several of those visits and she’s always very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, etc.!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happily celebrated our anniversary @ Charlie's Coastal Bistro. Everything was perfect.

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  23. Mark

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All 5 entrees were terrific. Blackened red fish, halibut, and sole. Service was very good and appropriately attentive. We will be back!

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  24. Jazzz

    Coastal Georgia

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining room, excellent service, great lunch menu & value, recommend salads

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  25. DianeA

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never fails to impress! First class food and service!

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  26. Ziggy

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is always wonderful. You can’t go wrong. Just be sure you make a reservation

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  27. BillA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is ALWAYS delicious and the service is always great. We’ve never been disappointed!

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  28. Hawk

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie’s is definitely one of our favorites on the island. Great food choices, always wonderful service. So many great sauces and variety. Jody is the best server ever.

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  29. TomB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was another great dinner at Charlie’s. We have been enjoying dining here for 25+ years and have never been disappointed.

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  30. BarbaraL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each year we look forward to consistently delicious food and good service.

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  31. RalphW

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife had the duck, which she loved. My filet was excellent. The bread pudding I had for dessert was the best I've had outside of New Orleans. Our server, Lucas, was knowledgeable and helpful. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in Hilton Head.

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  32. LaurieL

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Escargot is always the best. The fried oyster with Brie was insane. Red trout very fresh. Chocolate cake and key lime pie didn’t disappoint. Josh gave a nice wine choice and Pam is a gracious hostess.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to Charlie’s many many times and every time they prove why they are the best resturant on the Island - period!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service and food. It was quieter than normal and less crowded which we enjoyed. We live here and love Charlie’s.

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  35. OU72

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lucas has waited on us several times over the last 2 years, he’s terrific at his job & has a wonderful sense of humor, he never rushes us!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Val was a wonderful waitress. The food was delicious and the presentation was perfect. Of course, Jeff never disappoints for an after dinner drink in the bar ! We come here every time we’re on the island which is several times a year. Always been a favorite ! 

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  37. PeterB

    Atlanta Metro

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a wonderful dinner at Charlie’s. Stacy is great!!

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  38. EdP1

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Charming atmosphere, excellent service and always the best edible creations. It’s one of our favorites!!!

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  39. Georgia

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious and excellent service ; great variety and options.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food…the flounder Munire for dinner and the pate or fried oysters for appetizers were great choices. Service was excellent 

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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 4801 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 17 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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