Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
golden sautéed gallettes of fish with remoulade sauce. served with a salad, potatoes au gratin, and fresh vegetables
Large Sea Scallops
Escargot ā la Bourgnignone
Food was excellent and service was great. We believe the selection of seafood dishes is the best on the island.
We love Charlie’s! Scott was a great waiter!
Loren was very helpful in explaining the variety of selections. Couple good food with good beverages and you have an excellent lunch!
Our favorite restaurant on the island for consistently great food!
Food is always excellent and a menu with multiple choices of fish with great meet alternatives. Excellent food presentation with perfect portions. Wait staff, nearly all are full time, who know the menu well and can describe preparation, the texture and taste of all offerings. You feel treated like a valued customer and the owner greets you at your table.
Hi DouglasZ, 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. Cheers!
It was a delightful surprise! The food was outstanding!
Had a wonderful time with good conversation and outstanding food!
Hi AlexandraM, Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!
Superb food, service and welcome. Be sure to look at Reserve Wine list; exceptional wines and at very good prices.
Incredible dining experience. Our server, Anthony was great! Our meal, from the escargot to the swordfish to the lamb, was cooked to perfection. A beautiful romantic setting for our anniversary.
Our waitress was wonderful.
Thank you for your 5-star review KarenN!
Terrific, as always. Service at other restaurants on the island has been sketchy, but Charlie's is always wonderful. The bread pudding wasn't as good as I recall... quite flavorless. But everything else was amazing.
Hi Ellen, Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!
Best restaurant in HHI! Fabulous French cuisine in a lovely outdoor setting. Impeccable service, outstanding wine list.
The sea bass and the mahi were fantastic. We also loved the shrimp soup, escargot and the pate.
Hi Rich, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!
10/10! I took my family friends who have been coming to HHI for 40 years and they said it was the best meal they have ever had on the island. A great menu with tons of enticing seafood options and plenty for those don’t care for fish. Leave room for dessert.
Thank you so much for your 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!
Best fish dishes ever!! Attentive and friendly servers. Affordable wine options.
Thank you for the stars and kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!
Outstanding food and service
Thank you for the stars!
We love Charlie’s. The menu is always
Exciting, and the preparation is top notch. It is out favorite restaurant on the Island.
This is a high-quality restaurant with very good-excellent food, wine, and service. Menu is new daily so you are always assured of getting fresh seafood. One thing we noticed on our last visit that, even though the three of us had different entrees, the vegetable and starch were the same for all dinners.
Golfer328, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We truly appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again, cheers!
Went to Charlie's for dinner Monday night, which is 1/2 off bottle of wine night. We have eaten here almost every time we visit HHI and usually the food is excellent. This time it was good but nothing special.
Our food: I had redfish and found it a little fishy tasting. Haven't had it before, so I don't know if that is typical. Everything else on my plate was very tasty. My husband had the halibut and said it was good, not great. I tasted it and found it to be satisfactory but nothing special. Our friend visiting from CA had the Chilean Sea Bass and enjoyed it. The bread was delicious!
The Covid precautions were impressive. Very distanced tables and all staff ore masks.
Absolutely wonderful. Go to restaurant, especially Mondays.
We had a lovely table on the porch and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
Outstanding service. Warm and engaging staff. Great meal as well.
Thank you for your 5-star review. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!
Excellent food as usual and service was very good. We enjoyed our dinner with you.
We tried to eat at the best restaurants during our long weekend at Hilton Head. Unfortunately, this is the only one that we would include in that list, now having eaten at several. The food was excellent, the ambiance equally pleasant. Would definitely return.
The food was amazing!!! Our server was very knowledgeable and sweet. Our drinks were delivered immediately and the food was served hot!!! Would love to go back.
Have never had a bad meal here. Service is always attentive. Highly recommend any seafood dish when you are here. Desserts were fantastic as well.
Lovely old-fashioned restaurant with NO tvs or loud music...just the hum of conversation.
Food was delicious, service was attentive without being intrusive. This was our second visit to Charlie’s, and we will definitely return on our next trip to HH.
Such a fabulous meal and service from Thaddeus. A highlight of our Hilton Head trip!
As usual, awesome food & service. Not a fan of high top tables in the bar but better than waiting late to eat. We ALWAYS eat here when visiting HHI (3-4 times a year). Highly recommended!
Always a delightful dinner at this classy place!
Great service food and atmosphere!! On the pricey side but well with it!!
One of our first restaurant meals since Covid. It was a wonderful choice! Everything was 5 star! Michelle waited on us and gave attention to every detail to our dining experience. We will be back in June!
Hi MaryanneM, Thank you for your review and for choosing us as one of your first post COVID meals. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and we look forward to your visit in June, cheers!
My favorite restaurant on HHI! The best food! We choose HHI because of Charlie’s!
Thank you for the 5-stars! We are fortunate to have patrons like you and truly appreciate the support and kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon, cheers!
Outstanding as always. Impeccably prepared and classic food and service that was absolutely on-point - knowledgable and unobtrusive but helpful. Charlie's is one of our must-do places on HHI and never disappoints.
Hi daa2202, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are fortunate to have patrons like you and truly appreciate your continued support, cheers!
Great service. Good food. Nice atmosphere.
Thank you for the stars kellys!
Every dinner experience here is great! Best wait staff anywhere! Food is excellent yet reasonably priced. One of the best run restaurants on the island !
Hi Bill, Thank you for your 5-star review! We truly appreciate your support and kind words and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!
All of the fish dinners were delicious! Charlie’s is out new fave restaurant!
Food was amazing and staff was friendly. We loved the ambiance for a nice family dinner. They even had a great kids' menu. We will definitely be going back.
Thank you Ember24 for the 5-stars and kind words. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!
Great service, food was excellent. Very easy to get to. Overall a good restaurant. I will visit it again.
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 941 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.