We are temporarily closed for dine-in and take-out. Please visit our sister restaurant, Cru Cafe. Thank you for the continued support and we’ll see you soon.

A welcoming neighborhood bistro and eatery Purlieu pulls inspiration from both  traditional European cooking and from the culinary traditions of the Lowcountry. Situated on the edge of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood, the name “Purlieu” pays homage to both the French definition – “a piece of land on the edge of a forest,” as well as the Lowcountry dish, pilau, pronounced “per-loo” in Gullah culture. The rotating menus highlight seasonally dishes and flavors and are paired with a curated list of French wines.

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Purlieu (noun)

  1. A piece of land on the edge of a forest.
  2. A person’s usual haunts.

Perloo (noun)

  1. steamed rice dish often with meat, shellfish,
    or vegetables in a seasoned broth.

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