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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
3268 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 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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 3,268 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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  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Best Food

  • South Carolina

    Best Service

  • South Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • 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

    Most Booked

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  1. JR

    JodyR

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle is a wonderful server
  2. S

    Shamrock

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our Island favorites it never ceases to produce quality food and events. Went for our 63 year anniversary and the staff picked up on it immediately. The “hot plates” are a fine feature. Portions are generous and compliment each other. On the top of our referral list for visitors. If it’s fish, it’s Charlies!
  3. RC

    RobertC

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucas was a great server. We had a truly enjoyable meal.
  4. C

    1nCamillion

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was just exceptional! There were 6 of us, and we came in during an extremely busy time during restaurant week. We had friendly, wonderful and warm service, by not only our server, but also the food runners, and bussers were so kind! Our meal was hot, delicious, we enjoyed the duck entree, the cod, and many other specials! The ambiance is fantastic, and although the restaurant and bar were very full, we felt as if we had an intimate dining experience. We definitely made the best decision to go to Charlie’s and cannot wait to do it again and again in the near future! The bartender made us the absolute best chocolate espresso Martini after dinner was finished, and even though we were the last table, we never felt hurried or rushed. Five star ambiance, food and service all the way!
  5. H

    Horn

    Coastal Georgia

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Charlies is one of those restaurants where you have no worries about taking friends there for the first time. Food and service was just terrific.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience at Charlie’s and would definitely return. Food was excellent and Server, Judie was a pleasure.
  7. JR

    JohnR

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charlies is one of those places you can always count on to do an outstanding job. Maybe that's why they have been here for the past 40 years. In addition to great food, their service, day in and day out, is top notch. Clearly a stand out of the better Hilton Head Restaurants in our opinion. We also love the ambience and the comfortable spacing. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.
  8. RM

    RonaldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all I would like to thank the other people for leaving reviews or we might not tried this restaurant. Everything about this place is exceptional. From the atmosphere to the staff and the food. I read other reviews and they recommended the duck. I love duck and had to try it. They were right. It was delicious and would melt in your mouth and my wife tried the swordfish it was perfectly prepared with an abundance of flavor. It’s a definite must try place. We will definitely return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t know why we had never been to Charlie’s as we’ve lived here for many years but decided to go last night and it was AMAZING… Everything! Ambiance is quiet and cozy. Food was superb. The varied menu options, which you don’t see on other fine dining restaurant menus, made it difficult to choose. Service was attentive, impeccable. We will definitely be back!
  10. O

    Onthego

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was excellent
  11. JF

    JenniferF

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Restaurant week. Food was ok. Expect more from this restaurant. They ran out of the one dessert that many of us wanted and substituted something that was similar to one of the other 2 choices. So caramel dessert or caramel dessert or the other choice. We asked if they could sub the bread pudding which was on the regular menu and told no. So ordered the caramel cake which was the substitute dessert and it was just OK. When our cards were charged it was $20 over for each of the 3. Thankfully I had figured what it should be ahead so noticed right away. The other 2 were ready to sign. Turns out the server also figured it out and re-did the charges. She had tables mixed up but still a big possible overcharge. We will go back for special occasions. And ordered the bread pudding for the table-paying extra-and it was the best dessert!
  12. s

    sether

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable service, cocktails, and especially the food. My wife was celebrating her birthday and was treated royally. We met some nice people while there. We plan to go back soon.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was restaurant week so service was a little slow. We missed the first 10 minutes of our movie and had to take our desserts to go. But the food was great. Time flew but it was 50 minutes before our entrees came so that put a dent in our time table
  14. KM

    KarenM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. We go every time we are in Hilton Head. Absolutely the BEST!
  15. BD

    BobD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week menu was marvelous, as well as the regular menu, such great food and atmosphere!
  16. RP

    RichardP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thadeus at the bar attentive and took care with a full house. Food on the restaurant week menu was great. If you go the homemade Caramel Cake always a must. Ended with stellar espresso martini.
  17. h

    hhibob

    Charleston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very simple----continues to be the best restaurant on the Island.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the island!
  19. V

    Vicki

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch ordered special of fried oysters, very nice.
  20. KW

    KatieW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! Amazing food and great service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    We ate at Charlie’s for the first time during restaurant week. Food was very good but the decor is dated and depressing.
  22. T

    Tui2000

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Rapid service, then long wait for dessert snd check.
  23. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a birthday dinner with my mom during restaurant week. Great value. Thaddeus our waiter was great and attentive. Food was delicious. Caramel cake just like my grandmother’s, delicious!
  24. G

    Gman

    Coastal Georgia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service; very good food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal at Charlie’s! The restaurant week menu was great! Love this place!
  26. r

    ronnie

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service by Bri in the dining room and the attentive bartenders
  27. DM

    DonnaM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent our last evening on HHI at your restaurant and it was delightful. Our server, Stacey, was so personable and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Being restaurant week, we thought the food would not be as good as the food on the main menu. Boy were we wrong - all of our food was wonderful. Nice portions, interesting preparation. And of course 1/2 of bottles of wine. We will be back in May!!!!
  28. FD

    FuzzyD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere awesome meal and service. A great place!
  29. GL

    GeoffL

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there!!! Had a wonderful time!! Will b back!!!
  30. L

    Lynn

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening celebrating my daughter’s birthday! GREAT service! All staff friendly & helpful!!!
  31. TD

    ThadD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner and outstanding food quality
  32. DR

    DavidR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent lunch diners at Charlie's and are never disappointed.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a same day reservation and could only get bar seating which is fine with my hubby and me. The restaurant was packed when we got there but only had to wait 5 minutes for our table to clear. Loved the atmosphere in the bar. We had recommendations from the server because everything on the menu looked great. I had the redfish that had an Indian flavor profile. All I can say was Wow! The dish was so flavorful! We highly recommend the restaurant for food, service and atmosphere!
  34. WL

    WayneL

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine food, prepared and presented in an excellent way! Our server, Thad, did a great job in giving us a wonderful dining experience.
  35. DR

    DebbieR

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Lucas was excellent. Would definitely go there again.
  36. JP

    JPinsc

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently excellent food. Deserts are great.
  37. DW

    DonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife has a hard time with ordering anything else but the Lamb. It's really outstanding.
  38. JJ

    JanieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was our person. Very helpful. We had the $25 off coupon so ordered our favorite Rombauer Chardonnay. Great food, and we are already booked to go back.
  39. PH

    PatriciaH

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the fact that we can enjoy French cuisine on Hilton head Island!
  40. KR

    KennethR

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the Island ll

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 3268 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 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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