Charlie's L'Etoile Verte

4.9
1941 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1941 people are saying
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nolongerhungry
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Thank you!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-stars nolongerhungry. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Love the new decor. Can’t wait for our next trip to the island and dinner again at Charlie’s!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-stars and kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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viploverestaurants
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - bar menu and main menu provide lots of options. Anthony our server (bartender, and more) made the experience fabulous with great service and humor.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review loverestaurants. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening in our bar area and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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HEATHERN
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The low review for atmosphere was due to lack of candles.

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vipCarol
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-stars Carol!

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Splat1
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific! Food was delicious.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 5-stars Splat1!

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vipDinahLee
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences on Hilton Head...great food, fresh menu daily, extensive wine list, good cocktails, indoor and outdoor options (even off season)...not a single thing is lacking.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful 5-star review. We truly appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipGolfer328
New England
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and 1/2 price wine on Monday is a great deal.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review Golfer328. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Monday wine special. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anthony was outstanding!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 5-star review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit and we had an early (5pm) reservation. It got really busy later. The food was excellent across the board and the ambiance is elegantly understated. Our server was attentive but seemed to be fairly new so had to verify some things. We have been to the other French restaurant in Hilton Head (Chez Georges) and find this to be on a par. Highly recommended!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Charlie’s was EXCELLENT!. The food, the service and especially the environment. They have gone out of their way to make their restaurant where their audience (older adults) will feel comfortable dining indoors with upgraded air filtration and well spaced tables. Thank you thank you! I had a wonderful blackend redfish which was every bit as good if not better than K Paul’s in New Orleans. The bread pudding, made with some sort of carrot cake bread was sublime. We have already made reservations to come back at least twice more during our stay here on the island. This is the standard for every other restaurant.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful 5-star review NoVaFoodie! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipCatbacker
Kansas City
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Ant believe it took us so long to try. Great atmosphere, great service, and food was delicious. Highly recommend!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Catbacker. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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JohnJ
Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal on my wife's birthday. We enjoy Charlie's each and every time we go there.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review and for choosing us to help celebrate your wife's special day. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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MikeW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite places to eat in Hilton Head! Menu changes daily and always has something good. Desserts are outstanding.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review MikeW!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. Waitress was excellent and attentive without interrupting unnecessarily.
Food was excellent. I had monkfish and my girlfriend had redfish and both were perfect. The shrimp appetizer was great and the peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert even better.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful 5-star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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KenK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Wine list is accommodating for all tastes and pockets. Love the bread.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review KenK. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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Susie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, as always...Charlie's is my "Go To" spot on HHI for lunch with friends and family...Consistent quality...Excellent staff...

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words Susie. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and truly appreciate your continued support. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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AALover
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant and a MUST every time we’re on HHI! As always we received a warm welcome, wonderful service and a meal perfectly prepared and served. I had gnocchi with shrimp which was a bit of a departure from their usual offerings but it was melt in your mouth delicious. Hubby ordered the redfish which was also wonderful. Although already stuffed, I can’t possibly leave without caramel cake for dessert (and no I don’t share it!) and it was perfect as always. We have never had a less than stellar experience at this gem establishment and highly recommend it to everyone!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive service (Val), delicious food. As always, Charlie’s Etoile Vert deserves a five star rating for everything one might look for to celebrate a special occasion (for us, our wedding anniversary)

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Tui2000
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed Charlie’s but I would have felt more comfortable if the servers were mssked.

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BrianT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Fish was perfectly prepared. Server was excellent with recommendations.

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EllenR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Superb food and drink combined with lovely and attentive service as well as delightful ambiance! Consistent excellence!

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MaryanneK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress had the room and was very busy, very polite and checked in with us as often as she could. All staff encounters were pleasant. Appreciate the $25 coupon in local magazines. Will be back.

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StevenS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server Sammy was excellent. We sat outdoors but were not cold as they have great heat lamps. We also had a 25% discount coupon from Charlie’s which made it even better.
Would recommend Charlie’s everyone. Although we have dined there several times, it has always been great.

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DaleT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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Tngal3
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Redfish entree delicious as last time. Good veggies. Need to add a try chocolate dessert like fudge cake or molten lava cake or flourless torte. Stacy was our server and did a wonderful job!

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JodyR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was wonderful as was the duck

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your 5-star review JodyR. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipNC123
Charleston
94 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Parking lot was full, didn’t know where over flow lot was.
Arrived 5 minutes from our reservation and were told rudely they were just calling us.
We had requested outside weather pending and it was in 40’s that night. No option to move inside despite empty seating.
No one showed us how the heat lamps worked or offered blanket. We requested outside as my husband has low immunity, but didn’t expect to sit outside in the cold.

Learned you can’t use the well publicized coupon with wine discount. Not mentioned by staff.

Food is good, staff are arrogant and outside tables should be used if weather is warm.

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DeeMig
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints...their fish choices are spectacular.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 5-star review DeeMig. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipSteveB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie’s is probably the best restaurant on the island…..great food, service, ambience, and very friendly

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review SteveB. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipJOSEPHF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and value

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new years eve tradition for us. A little surprised at the 30% service charge/tip added to the bill.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your 5-star review and for making Charlie’s your New Years tradition. We do automatically add a 20% service/tip for parties of 6 or more. We do have that noted on the bottom of our menus, we apologize that it wasn’t made more aware to you. We truly appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a first class restaurant. The staff offers first class personalities, fun and personable. One minor concern, is that on busy nights parking can be a challenge
making it necessary to park elsewhere. We have been happy customers for several years.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your 5-star review and feedback. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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Rbporay
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Amazing service, outstanding food, an overall outstanding evening.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words Rbporay. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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widwpd
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Charlie's L'Etoile. Our table was perfect and we were able to chat very easily over the low noise level. Food was OUTSTANDING! Our waitress was very attentive and fun. The owner stopped by to wish us Happy New Year! All in all a great evening!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review and for choosing us to celebrate the New Year. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipMeme
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE Dinner. Special Menu.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for the 5-star review Meme!

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vipDonA
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve food was the best!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your review and for choosing us to celebrate the New Years. We look forward serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipbillv
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding g. Excellent food, service and just all round great restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Charlies did not disappoint. The red fish was excellent. Our usual dessert is the Carmel Cake, but last night we decided to try the cranberry raspberry cake, and it was possibly the best cake I have ever had. Charlie’s is our favorite island restaurant and we always look forward to a dinner there.

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KristenP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie’s is my favorite restaurant on the Island and has never disappointed. I dine here for about every special occasion. My Mom is visiting for the first time in 2 years due to Covid and she always looks forward to eating at Charlie’s with me. It has a become a tradition every time she visits. The ambiance, the superb food, the staff…everything combined makes it a wonderful, comforting experience that I enjoy immensely every time.

FAQs

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-9277.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte is rated 4.9 stars by 1941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.