Charlie's L'Etoile Verte

4.9
1390 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.

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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1390 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is exceptional! This food is outstanding. From the delicious salad with champagne vinaigrette to the grilled fish with mango sauce. Dessert was excellent too. Everything my husband had was excellent also. The service is exceptional as well. The best food we’ve had on the island in seven months living here. This is an outstanding restaurant you don’t want to miss!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was outstanding. The service was impeccable and the food from the appetizers, entree’s and desserts was amazing. We would return happily every night to order a completely different meal until the entire menu was exhausted. This is a perfect example of combining French cooking and technique with southern food, fresh fish and shellfish.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Charlie's for years and never had a bad experience,

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with family and friends. Delicious seafood, champagne and wonderful desserts

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KennethB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, both of us had seafood, tilefish and tuna. Waitress was attentive, personable and helpful.

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Travelingdiner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar dining was quiet, elegant, delicious and a great value. Bartender Jeff is always the best!

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SteveB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie’s is the best restaurant on Hilton Head Island. Great food service and ambiance

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GeorgeF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. The only distraction was the new construction of the porch but I know that will be completed in short order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely in every way!

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vipRob331
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice menu that changes daily. Creative sauces and preparations. Nice varied wine menu and not overpriced. Both fish dishes we had were well prepared. Service was prompt and polite.only one minor stumble- the pate was served too cold to spread. We’ll certainly return.

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LenoreG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at reasonable price. Menu assures something for everyone. Service is excellent and service people are friendly. One of my favorite places for dinner or lunch. Mondays bottles of wine are half price-WOW!

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ROBERTB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick the GM was a really good guy. Our server Amanda was phenomenal, and Jarred was really good. The food was incredibly fresh and perfectly prepared. And we are all chefs and picky about our food. Will definitely be back. Glad Open table recommend or we would've never found out about this establishment.

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ChristaP
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came hours after getting engaged and the wait staff were so lovely! They have great suggestions and made us feel so special! The food was delicious as well but for sure pricey! We enjoyed ourselves immensely

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MLLC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredibly wonderful place to go eat and worth every penny you pay for the food and service. We love to go here for special occasions and were just there for anniversary. Our favorite dinner is the duck breast which never disappoints. This time we tried the caramel cake for dessert and it was absolutely delicious.

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MSDF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. Started with the French martinis which was a wonderful cocktail. She crab soup and flounder dinner were great. Will definitely go back

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vipSCFoodie
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service!

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vipPatM
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was excellent! Best restaurant on the island!

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boomerhh
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and outstanding service as usual!

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ChadT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie’s is a mainstay of every HHI visit for us (to a point where we’ve found ourselves going more than once a week!), and it should be for you, too.

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food4thought
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding as well as the service and extraordinary staff. I love the ambience and I am a frequent guest. I highly recommend and you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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garrems
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to HHI many times but never before got to Charlie's...this was a mistake... a beautiful place, with gracious servers, ours was delightfully funny yet totally appropriate and professional.

The menu is diverse with many fish dishes...the food itself was extremely good.

Overall, I am sorry it took so long to discover this place but I will be back many times in the future.

Excellent evening we had good food and felt well taken care of.

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vipFayetteFoodie
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thaddeus did an excellent job. Blackened corvina was amazing, as was the bread pudding.

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MelissaT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience on HHI! Thaddeus was our server most recently and was spot on with pacing the meal and anticipating our needs. Difficult to do with a larger party, as there were 7 of us dining. Our meals were excellent: duck, monkfish, wahoo, and steaks all cooked perfectly. Desserts went above and beyond expectations! Love the atmosphere and everything about this quaint restaurant.

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DonnaD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale, expensive but fantastic! Loved the bang bang shrimp!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars DonnaD!

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bcfromwv
West Virginia
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Charlie's is always a special dining experience. You can count on having fresh seafood or flavorful steaks and there are always many fresh options. Our waitress spent time going over the menu that is new every day and gave us recommendations once we told her our preferences. She helped match the perfect wine. The Caramel Cake is one of the best desserts I have ever had. We always dine at Charlie's when we visit Hilton Head. In addition to the waitress we had other servers bring us bread and continually fill our water glass and clear dirty dishes. Dining there is unforgettable.

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NaiW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Charlie’s for date night, always great food, wine and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wine list and service. We had filet mignon and duck and both were excellent. Service was great. Highly recommend.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JadedNYer
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening from start to finish! The food was remarkably fresh and prepared perfectly. The service was the best we have ever experienced - anywhere!! The ambience is charming. Looking forward to returning soon.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

HI JadedNYer, Thank you for your glowing 5-star 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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Joey
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte was a good experience. I went especially for the flounder Meunniere. This was a favorite of mine at a restaurant in New Jersey 30 years ago. It bought back the memories of the dish but unfortunately fell short in the breading and browness of the dish.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Joey, Thank you for your review and feedback. Cheers!

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patb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always. First time back for 2 years because of covid and cancer. You haven't missed a beat. Thanks for a memorable luncheon.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Hi patb, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our luncheon with us. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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viptommyr
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service!

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vipUptowner
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Charlie’s… our favorite place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Charlie’s! The food & service is always outstanding!!

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vipBA1234
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Jody is awesome, we always enjoy her!

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DanC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations only 20 minutes in advance but were greeted and seated upon arrival. Very nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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TimR
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was perfect and the wait staff was outstanding. Brava, Amanda!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words. We are fortunate to have Amanda as a part of our Charlie's Family and are happy to hear that she made your time with a=us enjoyable. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent good , great service, and atmosphere. We visit every year when we vacation in Hilton Head.

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 1390 OpenTable diners.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://charliesgreenstar.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.