Bistro A Vin

Bistro A Vin


Ambience, romantic and Parisian-vibe, will call us back every time! Did I mention the chilled dry rosé ?!?❤️
Hello :) What is the soup tonight please?
Everything was excellent! The duck was definitely my favorite! Thanks for taking such great care of us!
Looking forward to this!

Bistro A Vin is a French restaurant and wine bar located in the quiet corner of Archdale and Market Street in Harleston Village, downtown Charleston.

Come and have a drink on the patio too!

Operating as usual


Our favorite weekly holiday has arrived - hello ! 🧀 Celebrate it with the Tomme de Berry - a firm tomato-based French cheese that tastes just as good as it looks! 🍅


Merci dear friends and merci to Charleston City Paper! 💜 We are so honored to be nominated for these amazing categories in this years BEST OF CHARLESTON awards! Please consider voting for us:

Best Wine Bar

Best Wine Selection

Best Bartender - Mathis Chantepie

Best Sommelier - Eleni Rigas


A night well spent at the Bistro looks a little something like this! 🥂 Our small plates are show stoppers & paired with the perfect wine, you'll love your next night out in Charleston! Come join us - we're open tonight starting at 3:30 pm!
📸 @travelerbyleni


Make all your own! 🍷🥃🧀 Start off with our tasting with Eleni, then make sure to add on a few small plates, and follow it up with a cocktail or two from our master mixologist, Mathis! Don't forget local artist Jeremy Aiken @foreverfrommetoyou will be with us tonight as well, providing entertainment with his amazing live painting! All the fun begins at 3:30pm!


Frosty & crisp… this weeks Tasting Tuesday is not to be missed! 🥂 We’ll start off with a zippy pet nat, followed by a crisp Loire Valley chenin blanc & finish with the introduction of our new by-the-glass Beaujolais… “Griottes” by Pierre-Marie Chermette! 🍇 It’s the perfect spring red 🍷Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm, see you there!


Happy Sunday spotlight everyone! 💡 For those of you who might not know this kind face, please say hello to Andrew! Andrew is the master behind all the beautifully created charcuterie boards and snacks at the Bistro! Every placement of a meat or fromage is thoughtfully decided and placed by Andrew - to make every bite look as delicious as they taste! Make sure to come in and say hello the next time you're at the Bistro & order a charcuterie board to see Andrew's artwork!


A spectacular Beaujolais for your date night Saturday! 🍷 What will you be pairing with this bottle tonight? We're open until 10pm tonight, come enjoy a bottle or two! Merci!


A blooming beauty for 🧀 Have you tried our decadent P'tit Basque fromage? Not only does it look this beautiful in person - it tastes just as good as it looks! Served and enjoyed on its own, or becoming the star of your next charcuterie board, you'll be thinking about it all weekend!


A creamy snack for your Thursday pairing - come enjoy the fresh and delicious hummus with baguette! 🥖It's perfect for enjoying on the patio!


Three cheers for the home team brews! 🍺 @mchantepie makes sure that all of the beer served here at the Bistro is local - celebrating and highlighting the incredible breweries right here in our beautiful city! What will you be pairing with one of these tonight?


Our Tuesday plans look pretty perfect, don't you think? 🍷 Join Eleni tonight for starting at 5:30 - or join us for a whole evening of fun starting at 3:30pm! Local artist @foreverfrommetoyou will be with us tonight working on another beautiful piece. 🎨 We'll see you soon, mes amis!


Cheers to a new week! We’re going around the world for tomorrow’s Wine Tasting Tuesday 🥂 Sparkling crémant rosé from the Loire Valley in France, followed by female winemaker Sybille Kuntz’s dry Riesling from Mosel, Germany, capped off with Hazelfern Cellar’s Walla Walla Valley, WA Syrah! 🍇 Not to be missed. Tomorrow, 5:30-7:30pm.
Cheers! Eleni 🥂


What a team! Hats off to these four for their hard work, creativity, and joy that they bring into the Bistro every day. 💜 We're closed today - but make sure to say hello to Ian, Eleni, Mathis, and Andrew the next time you're in for a visit! ❤️


No matter how you're feeling for date night in Charleston - we are here to help you pair it with the perfect bottle. 🍷 Come enjoy the view from our quaint little Bistro, it's just as beautiful as it looks! We're open tonight starting at 3:30 and can't wait for you to join us!


It's a Gouda kinda day for ! 🧀 Let's celebrate with the newest additions to our menu, Pesto and Black Truffle Gouda! These truly show stopping fromages directly imported from France need to be on your charcuterie board tonight!


That almost weekend feeling has us bubbling like these beauties! 🍾 Let's start the celebration early - come pop some corks with us tonight! Every day deserves some bubbles, right? Doors open at 3:30pm!


When the smoke hits just right. 🔥 An Old Fashioned like you've never experienced before - say hello to the 40 Archdale Old Fashioned Mathis’ own unique take on this classic drink. 🥃 You won't soon forget this smooth and smokey cocktail, you'll be ordering another before you know it!


Happy from all the ladies of Bistro A Vin! Strong women, like fine wine, are always worth your time and attention. 👑. Let’s celebrate one another every day!


Just Eleni in her natural habitat! 🍷 Come join her tonight for - she's picked some pretty special bottles to share with you! Don't forget to say hello to the whole crew and grab a scrumptious snack or a few meats and cheeses to pair with your evening while you're at it!


Happy Monday! 🥂 Celebrating a new week with the perfect bubbles. Philippe Gonet’s extra brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne, from La Mesnil sur Oger is one of our favorites! 🍾 Toasty & floral on the nose with a hint of lime, the palate is full of ripe fruit, candied apricot, peach & grapefruit with a long, smooth finish. Enjoy with charcuterie or sweet treats!
Pick up a bottle & join in for Wine Tasting Tuesday… Tomorrow 5:30-7:30pm!
Cheers! Eleni 🥂


We are closed today - but wanted to inspire you with this beautiful spread! After a hard week or day at work, there truly is nothing that a good cocktail and a charcuterie board can't fix! 🥂 Make sure to pencil us in this upcoming week & join us for with Eleni on Tuesday starting at 5:30pm!


Introducing our newest menu addition, the Berry Clafouti! 💕 This beauty is served with bourbon whipped cream - and is a perfect addition to your date night tonight! See you at this Bistro tonight starting at 3:30!


A spotlight on the beautiful Smoked Salmon with house-made blinis, crème fraîche and lemon! Have you tried this delicious delight with your favorite glass of wine from the Bistro?


This Foie Gras is for you, mes amis! What will you be pairing with it tonight? Doors open at 3:30pm, we can’t wait to see you then!


Happy ! 🍷 Our cozy little bistro is so excited to open its doors tonight for you to enjoy the handpicked wines Eleni has chosen for tonight’s tasting starting at 5:30pm! 🎨 Beautiful live painting by @foreverfrommetoyou and our whole menu will also be available, doors open at 3:30pm! Cheers!


In support of the people of Ukraine Bistro A Vin and Bistronomy will stop using and featuring any product from Russia. Let’s work together for peace against dictatorship, a small drop in the water can become a big wave.


Happy Monday! Get ready for Wine Tasting Tuesday tomorrow! 🍷 Featuring this gorgeous Morgon, Beaujolais by Anthony Thévenet. This medium-bodied, dry red is 100% organic, with elegant red fruit & floral notes from 25 days of Carbonic Maceration, a touch of earthiness & bright acidity. 3 wine tastings for $15. 5:30-7:30pm with Eleni! See you there 🥂


What a sweet way to end the weekend! 🍫 Did you miss our Chocolate Souffle and French Macarons? Come and enjoy them this upcoming week - every day deserves a sweet treat!


Patio weather is right around the corner, we can feel it! 🍷 Come enjoy the early spring breeze with a glass of your favorite wine for date night! We open tonight at 3:30pm!


Cheers to Friday, indeed! 🧀Our menu is full of scrumptious plates to enjoy during your visit at our cozy bistro! Which are you most excited to try? The Spinach & Artichoke Crostini? The Smoked Salmon with house-made blinis? The Bruschetta Burrata? Comment below!

Who is Bistro A Vin?

Dominique and Florence Chantepie both grew up in the Loire Valley of France. Dominique’s infatuation with food began when he was just 7, helping his mother in the kitchen fix dinner for their family of seven. At 15, he decided to learn the art of pastry making and moved to the city of food: Paris. Just a few years later, Dominique’s desire, curiosity, and appetite brought him to Montreal where he worked as a Pastry Chef. This exposed him to new challenges and helped him create a new dessert repertoire.

It was not until Dominique moved to San Diego, California that he fulfilled his dream of being a restaurant owner. It was there where he met his wife and co-owner, Florence. They opened their first French Café and Bakery in 1991. Their Café specialized in European style breakfast and lunch with a wide variety of pastries, specialty cakes, wedding cakes, and artisan bread.

Once having their two kids, Millie and Mathis, they wanted to expose them to different cultures so they spent a few years traveling throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands, and Asia. They returned to France for six years only to realize that they wanted to come back to the United States, this time in the Holy City.

In 2014, Dominique and Florence opened their new concept of a French Café in Mount Pleasant with two business partners which led them to go out on their own. They began by opening Café Framboise on Market Street in 2015. A Breakfast and Lunch Place, that specializes in French Patisserie, where guests can enjoy a variety of sweet and savory selections in an inviting, tranquil and modern environment. In the last two months, they opened Bistro a Vin next door which is an authentic Parisian Bistro with a full dinner and dessert menu. Both of these business ventures are the cultivation of 40 years in the food industry.

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40 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 9pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 9pm
Friday 3:30pm - 10pm
Saturday 3:30pm - 10pm

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