Charlie's L'Etoile Verte

4.8
1818 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.

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 1818 people are saying
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BetsyU
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie's never disappoints. Great ambience, excellent service, fresh fish, ample portions...
Our 'go to' for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining. Seafood to steak, everything is delicious.

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vipIleneG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5-stars lleneG!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lady that served us was fabulous. We had the red fish blackened. It was delicious!!!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Hilton Head. Never fails to deliver great food.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

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

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DavidB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had done takeout here during Covid and finally were able to get a babysitter for the kids so we could eat in. Our new favorite spot on the island for date night. Loved everything about this place, starting with the handwritten daily dinner menu. We literally wanted everything on the menu. Escargot was a must. The duck confit dumplings were delicious. Filet and Grouper Cheeks for dinner. For dessert we had Pumpkin Cheesecake which is 10 times better than pumpkin pie. Also got a Carmel Cake to go (literally the best cake we have ever had).

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review DavidB. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and are happy to hear that you've enjoyed Charlie's via takeout and as a date night out! We truly appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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ThomasA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality of food and very friendly
service . Love their Monday 50% off wine deal !

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

Thank for the stars and kind words ThomasA. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Monday wine special and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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birthdaygirl
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from out of town

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

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

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JanG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Hilton Head once a year and always make sure to eat in the bar. Love it and are never disappointed. We missed Jeff, the bartender, this year but Anthony was delightful.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5-stars JanG!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner as always. A bit noisy but better than when overcrowded in 2019. Great value on 1/2 price wines!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the stars. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Monday wine special and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a perfect experience and meal. Charlie’s never disappoints

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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StevenW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Hilton head by far, comes highly recommended. Cobia outstanding

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the stars and kind words StevenW. 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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MissEl
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Charlie's. The food is always superior and the wait staff so professional. And clean--it doesn't get better than this with the special care they take with menus, etc.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review MissEl. 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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Mark
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service and food were good. The restaurant has an excellent wine selection. The entree items were mainly fish/shell fish with a couple of meat entrees to choose from. All entrees came with a small dinner salad which we found the lettuce to be somewhat wilted. My wife's tuna entree and my scallops were good and the vegetable and au gratin potato sides were excellent.
We ordered the pav' chocolate dessert which was very good but petit and over priced. Overall I would rate our dining experience 3 stars.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback Mark. We look forward to your next visit with us, cheers!

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vipJudyJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heaters above the tables on the covered patio outdoors are fabulous and really add to the ambiance and overall experience. Food and service were both excellent as usual!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review JudyJ. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your outdoor dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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JeffF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great meal. Terrific seafood options, good staff.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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PeteC
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service with great food and equally great company.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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vipScbeach
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-stars Scbeach!

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Coop
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is fabulous. Fish is the best in the area. Server Tammy is a true professional; attentive, knowledgeable, unobtrusive, friendly. A wonderful dining experience.
A little decor refresh would be welcomed.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback Coop. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipBizDevGal
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a lunch or dinner with friends. Excellent service team; soups are fantastic; good menu choices.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and kind words BizDavGal. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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Buck
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You won't find higher quality and fresher fish anywhere in Hilton Head. Just primo ingredients and prep. Started with Escargots. Wife had flounder meuniere and I had mahi mahi. Delicious and Amanda provided very good service. Look forward to returning.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review Buck. We are happy to hear that Amanda made your evening an enjoyable one and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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vipSylvi
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle took amazing care of us at my husband’s birthday dinner. She made the celebration even more special. The food was superb

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review and for choosing us to help celebrate your husband's special day. 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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vipdebbieY
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Filet was ordered medium and had to be sent back twice but the staff was very apologetic

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review debbieY. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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DeenaW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening we had at Charlie's. We ate outside under heaters that were adjustable and kept us warm. My husband and I had the tuna with Thai peanut sauce. What a terrific combination! Our friend had the shrimp and grits which is a staple in his diet and he raved about the quality of the shrimp and the sauce. The three of us shared the chocolate pave and the caramel cake and were delighted with our choices. The wait staff was equally outstanding - ours had worked for Charlie's for 16 years which is a testament to the working environment at the restaurant. It was the best meal we had at Hilton Head.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 6 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the porch 3 level heaters and soft blankets .

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-stars. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your outdoor dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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FrancesM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend to Charlie's for a birthday lunch. As always everything was excellent, the food, the service and the ambience. We cannot wait to go again.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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vipjohnny313
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very busy lunch hour, but the staff was up to the task. Our waitress Amanda juggled several tables with help from other staff members. Great job.

Food was excellent as it always has been when we visit Charlies.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and kind words johnny313. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!

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DaveF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely attentive, she did an excellent job. All 4 people at our table siad it was the best meal they've had on Hilton Head Island.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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MarnieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant at Hilton Head. Many wonderful seafood options, appetizers, and desserts.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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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vipWalterS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent great food

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the stars WalterS!

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LoraineH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while because of Pandemic our return to the restaurant was formidable.
Great all around.
Food service etc.

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

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

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NatureNut
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed natural outdoor setting on Hilton Head Island.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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MichaelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, superb and attentive service by Tammy with excellent recommendations, and the salted caramel pie was to die for.

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Diane
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful mean and great service. I did the Early Bird special and it was fantastic!

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LindaC
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so tasty and always a good variety to choose from. Love the warm atmosphere and friendly serving staff.

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NancyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner and they made it very special

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

Thank you for the 5-stars NancyB!

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vipGeorgiaGuy
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent island institution. Quality food and great wine list. Friendly service.

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HelmetMan
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food

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

Thank you for your 5-star review HelmetMan!

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vipSteve
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. We keep coming back due to the consistently good food and service.

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

Thank you for the 5-stars Steve!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 91 year old father-in-law for dinner and everyone was so sweet and accommodating. The food was incredible, from the bread right through to dessert and the servers were attentive. It wasn’t inexpensive, but it was worth what we paid for such a lovely evening and delicious meal.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful 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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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 4.8 stars by 1818 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.