About Bistro Toulouse
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Bistro Toulouse brings the Parisian experience to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We offer modern interpretations of classic regional French dishes, fine wines and cocktails in a newly renovated space in the Sea Island Shopping Center. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting featuring a large granite bar, natural wood décor, soft colors and lighting, eye catching art work and great music.
We use fresh, high quality ingredients prepared with sensitivity and care. Our dishes include French bistro classics, seasonal specialties and daily specials to showcase the creativity of our culinary team.
What pairs better with great food than great wine? Bistro Toulouse offers wines that complement our cuisine. Our focus is on French varietals and traditional styles of production, though we offer wines from all over the globe, including 18-20 selections by the glass. Our seasonal house cocktails include creative beverages made with our own infused liquors and syrups.
French, Contemporary French, French American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Chuck Dawley Blvd (Route 526)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample complimentary parking is available right outside our door in the Sea Island Shopping Center.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bistro Toulouse Ratings and Reviews
If you like French cooking, Bistro Toulo ...
If you like French cooking, Bistro Toulouse is for you. I dined there during Charleston's Restaurant Week, choosing the $35 menu. My first course was the house pâté, really more of a terrine, surrounded with bacon and studded with pistachios. Instead of the usual cornichons, it came with a variety of pickled vegetables plus fresh frisée. The steak au poivre was studded with crunchy green peppercorns. Although ordered medium rare, it was just a trifle undercooked, but this is better than overcooked. It came on top of braised spinach with potato purée underneath for a nice contrast of flavors. Dessert was a lavender crème brulée with a subtle taste of lavender. I heartily recommend Bistro Toulouse. After all, you have nothing "Toulouse" (sorry--I could not resist a bilingual pun).
We came to Bistro Toulouse since it was ...
We came to Bistro Toulouse since it was on the Charleston Restaurant Week list and we had not been but wanted to try it. We found the setting great even though it is in a strip center. The food was outstanding and they had a very thorough and complete wine list. Mt wife had the chocolate soufflé for dessert and it was to die for. Both of our entrees, tile fish and coq au vin, were both equally great. We had driven about 20 miles to get here but will certainly make the trip again
I've eaten here many times. I took a fri ...
I've eaten here many times. I took a friend who had never been before during Restaurant Week in January 2017. Their RW menu is always a good selection of what they excel in preparing. But if you want the full experience, get the wine pairings. A lot of effort goes into making sure it all goes together. Their regular menu is also very good. Portion sizes are good. Just be careful. It's way too easy to order too much food! And if you can't finish that bottle of wine, no worries. They can cork it to go. And on Wednesday nights they heavily discount the wine. And they have a very nice wine selection. Don't let its location scare you away. As soon as you walk in the door you forget that it is nestled in between a pizzaria and a launderette.
Been several times and always quite good ...
Been several times and always quite good. I think it may be the best French restaurant in the Charleston area. Don't be fooled that it is in a shopping center, once inside it looks like a French bistro atmosphere
This was a surprising find. We went as ...
This was a surprising find. We went as it was restaurant week and found this great place. The menu was very authentic and everything else as well. The escargot were not the best as they came out warm, however everything else I got as well as my wife was awesome. The price was exceptional as well. Can't wait to go back.
The roast chicken crepe had good flavor; ...
The roast chicken crepe had good flavor; but was dry and needed to be topped off with a savory sauce. In fact, I was surprised it didn't have a light sauce over it. It also didn't need the greens in the crepe just the chicken, goat cheese, mushrooms and tomato confit would of sufficed. My partner had the Braised Pork Hash, it also had good flavor but it wasn't a true hash. It was runny and more like pork stew with poached eggs on top. If they had taken the braised pork and served it over grilled rustic chopped potatoes, onions, and peppers it would of been amazing. Our desserts were on point and made up for the so so main meal. The lavender crème brulee and red velvet bread pudding were outstanding! Service was good and staff was very friendly.
Bon! I was in the area and checked Open ...
Bon! I was in the area and checked Open Table to find a good place for lunch. I spend half my time in France, and am always wary of "French" restaurants, but decided to give this a try. When I saw it was in a strip mall, I got even warier. Well, I was WRONG! This is a fabulous restaurant.
From the moment I walked in and was greeted by the fellow behind the bar, who took care of me immediately, I knew I had lucked out. The service was top-notch professional, the menu, terrific, and the food superb! I had the mushroom crepe, and it was better than some I have had in France. The bread was also wonderful.
I can't say enough good things about Bistro Toulouse, and will be sure to return. It actually made me happy that I have two doctors in Mount Pleasant whom I must see regularly. Makes the drive up from Beaufort worthwhile.
We had another great meal here. The food ...
We had another great meal here. The food and the service were terrific. The desert souffles are absolutely to die for. This is a real gem in a non-descript strip mall. Highly recommended. We'll be back many more times.
We stopped in because our friends loved ...
We stopped in because our friends loved the place, but we were a little dubious about"French food." Boy, did we have to eat our doubt along with the best roast chicken I have ever had in my life. My husband says the grilled octopus was outstanding, and the bartender couldn't have been more helpful by giving me the recipe to the delicious cocktail I had ordered. This place is great, but don't y'all come and keep me from getting in!
This was our second visit and we really ...
This was our second visit and we really enjoyed our meals and time with friends. Two had Hanger Steak, the others had Flounder and Mussels. The meals were all outstanding as was the service. The noise level can get just a bit elevated but not outside what you'd expect. We'll be back.
Superb neighborhood gem! Highly recommen ...
Superb neighborhood gem! Highly recommended! We had charcuterie first, fois gras pate highly recommended. Salad was very good, very nice greens; and barrel fish which was delicious but could have been cooked a minute less for our tastes, but still not to be missed! Get a soufflé- we shared orange, exceptional. Waitress was great, gave us some recommendations for ventures into the city. Worth going here for sure!
The food and drinks were as delicious as ...
The food and drinks were as delicious as ever, and the service as outstanding as ever! (Please see my previous review) Still one of our top three favorite restaurants in Charleston... which is saying something, given the wealth of great restaurants here.
This small bistro holds its own against ...
This small bistro holds its own against the top restaurants in Charleston! Located in a small unassuming strip mall, do not judge the book by its cover.
There are so many positives to my dining experience I'm not sure where to begin but let's start with the kind, friendly service immediately when you walk in the door. Everyone is smiling, they are truly happy to serve you a wonderful meal. The chef walks out into the restaurant periodically to see what's going on, that to me is the clue that he understands how to make a restaurant successful.
The menu is just the right size, with a lovely offering of international cheeses as well as specials of the day.
The food itself is brilliantly prepared, perfectly seasoned. The breads are homemade and it they have this wonderful whipped butter which you really must try, and I normally don't eat butter but I couldn't help myself.
The wine selection is very nice and the wines served by the glass are great and inexpensive.
Ambience is lovely....warm earthy colors, simple table and chairs, French artwork. My only recommendation to the owners would be to add in French music, and to put on the television some travelogue videos of France (rather than the local TV channel).
The place was filled with a broad array of clientele, including couples on first dates, many tables of groups of women out to have a fine dining experience or celebrate a special occasion, to singles..... sitting at the bar, enjoying the ambience and some great food.
This will surely will become one of my favorite restaurants in the Charleston area, after just moving here from Europe.
Having just moved back the Mt. Pleasant ...
Having just moved back the Mt. Pleasant area after 8 years in Nashville, we were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem right in the old part of Mount Pleasant. This is very similar to our favorite French Bistro in Nashville as the menu was structured very similarly and the food and service exceeded that place in every way.
We had a reservation but sat at the bar for drinks and dinner and our Server (the bartender) was extremely knowledgeable and really knew his way around the menu. We enjoyed the Octopus and Charcuterie appetizers as well as the outstanding preparation of the daily catch and mouthwatering desserts! We highly recommend this gem and plan to come back on a regular basis.
In France there are four distinct types ...
In France there are four distinct types of places that sell prepared food to clients seated at tables. They are, Cafe, Brasserie, Bistro, and Restaurant. The quality and variety of food, wine, and also the price increases for each type, begininning at a cafe. Bistro Toulouse is an an authentic "Bistro", ie. A neighborhood spot full of regulars. The food is excellent, with a wide selection, mostly from the south-east of France. The wait staff is knowledgeable, efficient, and, unlike their French cousins, very personable. Located in a suburban shopping center, your Ubetr driver will find it. Bon Appétit!
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