Charlie's L'Etoile Verte

4.9
941 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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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 941 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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vipRobertG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great. We believe the selection of seafood dishes is the best on the island.

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vipEmlmom
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Charlie’s! Scott was a great waiter!

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Stephen
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loren was very helpful in explaining the variety of selections. Couple good food with good beverages and you have an excellent lunch!

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JillL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on the island for consistently great food!

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vipDouglasZ
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful surprise! The food was outstanding!

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AlexandraM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with good conversation and outstanding food!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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vipc9drinker
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service and welcome. Be sure to look at Reserve Wine list; exceptional wines and at very good prices.

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vipbonappetit
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKarenN
Northern MI
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review KarenN!

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Ellen
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ellen, Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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BillB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in HHI! Fabulous French cuisine in a lovely outdoor setting. Impeccable service, outstanding wine list.

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Rich
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass and the mahi were fantastic. We also loved the shrimp soup, escargot and the pate.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish dishes ever!! Attentive and friendly servers. Affordable wine options.

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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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Charlie’s. The menu is always
Exciting, and the preparation is top notch. It is out favorite restaurant on the Island.

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vipGolfer328
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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ellens
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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JohnG
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Go to restaurant, especially Mondays.

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vipCarinaU
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely table on the porch and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Warm and engaging staff. Great meal as well.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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

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BernardO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual and service was very good. We enjoyed our dinner with you.

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vipDaveSCA
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JM
vipJoanneM
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AllisonS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDiane
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous meal and service from Thaddeus. A highlight of our Hilton Head trip!

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BusterA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipBill
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delightful dinner at this classy place!

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LizM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and atmosphere!! On the pricey side but well with it!!

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MaryanneM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on April 7, 2021

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on HHI! The best food! We choose HHI because of Charlie’s!

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on April 5, 2021

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!

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vipdaa2202
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded 7 days ago

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!

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kellys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for the stars kellys!

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Bill
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on April 5, 2021

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!

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vipTngal3
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the fish dinners were delicious! Charlie’s is out new fave restaurant!

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Ember24
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
Responded on April 5, 2021

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!

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SeanR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was excellent. Very easy to get to. Overall a good restaurant. I will visit it again.

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 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.