Le Charlot - Southampton

4.2
147 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
We are a casual French restaurant located in the heart of Southampton.
We've taken the menu of our home location in NYC and added an East End twist.
What 147 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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RS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Although a small menu it serves fresh, delicious food especially if you love clean French food.
Service is impeccable and the staff is warm and friendly without being all over you.
They also are concerned about any allergies and modify food to address them.
Must go.

SF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service, even on a busy Saturday night.

OT
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

nice French bistro with good food. The mussels were excellent.

E
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you!

JM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice place with good food and calm ambiance. Nice outdoor seating

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The menu changed and is very limited. Not many options especially for a vegetarian. What we ordered was good but I don’t know if I’d rush to go back.

l
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Our most recent visit to Le Charlot was disappointing -- especially following a good dinner there two weeks earlier. Unaccountably, they had cut a lot of dinner items, including all the pastas, off their menu since our last visit and they had NOT adjusted online menus to reflect this since I specifically checked before bringing friends there. The waiter had no clue why and I never got to ask the manager. We got there 8:15 or so and ultimately waited almost 45 minutes for our dinner, even though it wasn't that crowded when we arrived. By the time we left, it was more crowded and appallingly noisy -- hard to even have a conversation. My husband liked his mussels and one of our guests said his steak was good, but the burgers were uninspiring - thin, bland patties with very little flavor. With great burgers now so ubiquitous, it was surprising to see these -- although I will say their fries are great. Here's hoping they expand the menu back. If so, we will definitely give it another try.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice dinner. Service was attentive and quick. Menu is not huge but both our dinners were very good. Fun spot right in the middle of town.

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good service from the general manager. Excellent grass fed burger and Thai mussels. However, surprised to see a charge of $12 per bottle of Pellegrino sparking, that is quite exorbitant and easily overcharging the consumer. Otherwise, would re-visit.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Although the manager and waiter apologized and removed a meal and brought is dessert, the kitchen forgot our main course. We waited almost am hr between appetizer and main course. The waiter finally acknowledged that they didn’t pull our ticket. Salmon arrived uncooked and chicken paillard cold.
Disappointing

l
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had a good experience mid week after 9 PM when the restaurant was probably about half full. The service was great and the food very good. I had the vegetarian pasta which was excellent and my husband had the mussels with frites. Excellent fries although he felt the mussels could have used more garlic. As a bread eater, I appreciated that they still serve (very good) bread on request. The biggest negative, as with virtually all restaurants in the Hamptons, was noise; hard to talk even with the place just half full. Still it’s a solid option in Southampton and particularly good if you want a lighter meal.

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food. We had heard it wasn't great, so stayed away for years. We finally decided to give it a try - we should have listened to the rumors. Mussels were tasteless; artichoke also totally mediocre; steak au poivre was almost inedible for my husband - half of the steak was gristle. The chicken curry was ok, but nothing special. For the price, the entire meal was totally unsatisfactory. Would not go back and certainly wouldn't recommend. We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

s
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le Charlot is our go to place. The staff is always friendly, and the food is always wonderful. There is rarely a time that we go that we dont run into many other friends!

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food wasn't bad, but not much was really French. (I don't count French fries as French.) Service was excellent and the owner friendly and caring. This place is very much a part of the Hamptons scene. That can be very cool if you're into it. Perhaps not the best place if you're not.

n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Be prepared to wait, service is very slow, but the food was good!

KB
8 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall, ext price was very good. Food was excellent. Price fixe offers great value. Service was quite slow for no apparent reason, this is the only negative.

BB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and a great meal. Nice selection of wine as well

NM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service mussels and avocado app excellent

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food here is very good - Authentic French - Prices are of - but the wine is OUTRAGIOUSLY expenseive - the cheapest glass is $18 and the cheapest bottle is $52 - and they usually don’t have the lower priced bottles - so you can expect to have to purchase a $75 bottle.
Also we were there on a weeknight with only 2 other tables occupies and we waited 1.25 hours just for the first course/appetizers to be served - dinner reservations were 6:30 - we left at 9:30!!!

JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Went for an early dinner during restaurant week. There were few dinners so noise level was acceptable, however with the closeness of tables the experience on a busy weekend night would most likely be very different. Restaurant week pricing was reasonable for quality of the food, however, regular menu prices seamed high.

D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Our first time there. Everything was delicious. I had the moules and there were amazing. My only, only wish is that they would add one or two local ales to the beer list. The wine list, however is fantastic.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

We wanted French and the options are few unfortunately in the Hamptons. So we gave it a try. The only thing French here is the name. The food was mediocre at best and generally tasted as if it were sourced from the frozen food section at Shop Rite or canned. I ordered the cassoulet which had sausages that tasted no better than frozen Jones breakfast sausages. My wife had cod which was tasteless and an overly fried potato croquet which was so fried you could not taste the potato. It sat in a slop of tomato sauce which was we would guess from a jar. The appetizer was artichoke which was OK but nothing exciting. The atmosphere was not French. A large screen TV blasts behind the bar. The service was adequate. No bread. A nice crispy baguette would have been welcome but it never came. Way overpriced. We expected big $ in the Hamptons but we also expected quality.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just love the way you make every patron feel special!
The food and drink eveything we wated and more!!

AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and great staff. Bartender is the best!

OB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a great lively but relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend.

AI
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining.
Even better than the first.
Excellent service!
Excellent wine!
Food made me feel like I was back in the
South of France rather than South of Hampton!
Bravo!
We’ll be back!

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food
Great service

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was very good

JS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal service always a pleasure to eat here

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great value, great service

K
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always good. It’s a simple, elegant menu, the music is hip and I feel like I’m taking a vacation

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christopher was amazing

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were very good.
We love this restaurant.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Le Charlot dinner was extra specially good. The food was outstanding for each of the three of us. The avocado salad is the best anywhere. The soup was tasty, warm and seasonal. The main courses were absolutely excellent. We ordered two generous deserts for three people and were more than satisfied. The view from the window of beautiful historic Main Street, Southampton is rewarding any time of year and especially with the decorations of the C'mas season. You feel good if you dress up, you feel good if you go casual. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Altogether, this restaurant is a great choice for any special occasion or for just plain dinner. Well worth the price.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Onion soup, steak always a winner.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious French onion soup!

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Le Charlot is a very pleasant Southampton restaurant open all year, affording classic French fare
in an unhurried atmosphere. It is also a location where it's still possible to hear the person across the
table. The wine list is reasonably priced and the wait service is polite, discrete, if a bit slow. But
then , it is off season and for midweek the restaurant did a great job. Our Cajun fish was beautifully done, not too spicey, right on the mark. The salads are very nicely prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
This is a good choice when in Southampton and the sidewalks are rolled up early off season.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food was OK
The Service was OK
I knew that it would be pricy. I must say the drinks are the most expensive in Southampton.
I understand the brunch is very good.
We went for restaurant week they did offer the usual choices Hamburger chicken fish beef.
we had one complaint and it was handled immediately.
I would go back for brunch but I most likely would not have another $18 drink.

R
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Waaayyyy overpriced! Food not special. Won't go there again.

AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was delicious. The only reason I gave an average rating is because of the service. Our waiter, Dima, was the problem. He didn’t bother to read any of the specials; we asked for bread that never came; he forgot our order so he had to ask a second time; he told me my order was no longer available and then I found out the table next to us was served the dish; he never checked on us and didn’t deliver any of the food. I watched him wait on every other table surrounding us. We were there for our anniversary and was ready to spend a lot of money but I think he saw that we were a younger couple and figured we weren’t worth his time or at least that is how he made us feel.

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