About Charlie's l'etoile verte

In 1982, Charlie Golson opened the doors of his Hilton Head restaurant based on the cuisine of “L’etoile Verte,” a small café he frequented while living in Paris. At the time, the restaurant was a one-room establishment, but the simple fare and elegant cuisine caught on with locals and tourists alike. In 2001, the restaurant moved to a new spacious location with a full bar and an elegant French country atmosphere.

Since the beginning we’ve remained a family owned and operated restaurant focused on serving seafood with a French twist.

Discover The Best Local Ingredients

Today Charlie’s Green Star maintains the tradition by offering French-American cuisine made with the freshest ingredients available in the Lowcountry. The chef, Charlie’s son Palmer, is sure to include 14 fresh seafood items (mostly grilled) and 4 to 5 options for meat among entree options each evening.

Wine Our Extensive Selection

The extensive wine list is among the few in South Carolina to be awarded the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, with concentration on California Cabernet, Oregon Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, and the Rhone Valley.

Charlie’s daughter Margaret Golson is a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our award winning wine selection is a reflection of her passion for great wine.