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About RED Wine Boutique
With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, Red Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition Red Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 400 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner. Red's private room is perfect for your intimate event.
Bluffton, SC 29910
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Best Buy Plaza
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The Wine Room's rustic décor creates a refined atmosphere. Celebrate your gatherings in The Wine Room. This private room accommodates up to 8 guests.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
RED Wine Boutique Ratings and Reviews
This was our second visit and we all enjoyed the experience. The wine pour system is fun and the food is delicious. I ordered the lamb special and got enough for 3 meals. We also ordered the baked brie app - very yummy. The mussels were delicious too; again huge portions! An added benefit is that it's quiet, so you can have a good conversation. Oh, and the service was personable & perfect.
My husband and I chose Red Wine Boutique for a special date because of the great reviews, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was inviting, comfortable and intimate, and the wait staff attentive but not too much so. The food was phenomenal, there's no other word for it! Fresh and inventive. Even a familiar appetizer like French onion soup was the best we've ever tasted. We drove 45 minutes to get to Red Wine Boutique and would gladly do that again.
The chef at R&D is a "hidden gem". He takes small plates to another level. Each time we go, we order the mushroom truffle flatbread which is out of this world. We start with that and usually have either the special of the night or I have the salmon and my husband has another selection. We brought our friends with us this time to introduce them to this and they couldn't believe such a great place was located in a tiny hide-a-way strip mall. To top it all off, the wines are fabulous and the ability to taste them right there - a little at a time - makes it even better. Our waitress, Christie, added to the excellent experience. Dawn has done a terrific job putting this whole operation together. She gives it her "ALL". Thanks to everyone, We will keep going back... and back... and back. AWESOME!!!!!!!
We LOVE R & D!! The food is always great and if we do not have an big appetite we can put together some of the small plates, makes it fun for small groups. Dawn (the owner) is terrific and very knowledgeable about the large wine selection she has. You are able to taste 32 selections in varying sizes so you can see what you like. Do not miss R & D, check out the many educational wine tastings that they have on a regular basis, chance to learn from the vintners.
We had a quiet Saturday evening dinner at R&D. To say that the food was fantastic was an understatement. I was unclear on the initial concept, since the write ups talk about Tapas. Tapas was few and far between on the menu. What was on the menu was fabulous. We had Short Ribs and an order of Scallops and both were done to perfection.
The food was fabulous, our server had impeccable taste and service and we were so very pleased to have eaten at R&D. We will be back again. This may have been our best meal yet in the 120 days of living in Bluffton. It will be hard to top this food.
Don't let the fact that this is in the Best Buy shopping center keep you from coming here. The wine selection is fantastic and although we didn't do the wine tasting with the Enomatic machines we will definitely try them next time. The Herbed Goat Cheese Gnudi and the daily pasta special of fettuccine with scallops was really good. Desserts were yummy too!!
The crusted salmon is excellent and I had one of their excellent salads and a small plate with 2 lamb lollipops which was the best dinner I've had there. We had a table of four and everyone liked their dinners Our friends had the scallop dinner and the grouper special. We all walked away happy.
We are long time residents of Bluffton and have passed by this spot many times. We were looking for someplace new to entertain a business associate and happened to find R & D on this website. We were very pleasantly surprised. The service, food and ambiance were fantastic. We have found a new favorite place for entertaining clients and for just fine dining!
I have visited this wine boutique a number of times and over the years I have spent a lot of money. The wine selection is extremely good, however when you buy a bottle of wine in a restaurant the corkage fee should not be an additional charge it should be included. I also feel that the owner could have been a little more friendly especially since I spent over $280.00 for dinner and wine. I was made to feel that I was not worthy of the establishment. I will not be returning to purchase wine or dinner.
R&D Wine Boutique is a great place to learn about wine with their unique Italian dispensing systems. Plus you can purchase bottles at retail and not suffer the mark-up of normal restaurants. The incredible bonus sometimes not appreciated is the menu and the chef. The scallops, the salmon and the short ribs are as good as you will find at the high spots of Hilton Head Island or the Bluffton better restaurants. And the cheese and meat plates for just a nice time sampling wines are fresh, varied and nicely presented with jams, bread and crackers, even gluten free ones, if you wish. DON'T LET THE FACT THIS IS IN THE BEST BUY SHOPPING MALL STOP YOU FROM GOING!
We always have a great time when we go to R & D! Dawn is very knowledgable about all the wine that they have available for you to take (over 32) that you can get three sizes to taste. Great way to learn about different wines. The menu is very good with a lot of small tastes and very goo entree selections too. There are daily specials that change weekly so you always get a chance to try something new. Perfect for both eh novice and expert wine lover, a not miss place for sure!
The BEST of everything wrapped up into a small package. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. It has a HUGE wine selection, a very lovely atmosphere and phenomenal service. I don't really want to say how wonderful it is because then everyone will go there and I won't be able to get a reservation! Seriously though, Dawn has put together the perfect combination of terrific service, awesome food and personal attention to detail. It's hard to stay away. Thanks!!
We frequent R & D quite often....it is our Bluffton "go to" place.....not only for the fine wine and food selection, but we are always greeted with a genuine smile and welcome! The proprietor, Dawn, is full of wine knowledge and enjoys sharing her personal favorites! We love the ability to use a pre-paid R & D "credit card" allowing us to opt for a tasting "pour" or a full glass of a favorite choice of wine. Also, the food selections have grown and improved over time....we like the smaller portions so we don't tend to overeat. BUT, SHHHHHHHHH! This is a hidden gem and we don't want it to lose its' small neighborhood feel !!! :-)
Went to this restaurant with good friends based on the new chef who recently joined with a background at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. All of us found the food taste to be very good keeping in mind the wine is main attraction. Portions were small for the money. But the taste was really there. My main issue was that the food arrived only warm. If I order baked Brie i expect it to come out very hot. The entree I had (short ribs with risotto) have fabulous flavor, but again was just warm. The serves were also very slow which was surprising as there were so few people in the restaurant. Service was top notch. We may go back again but no rush.
Whether your looking for a place to do some serious wine tasting, or looking for that relaxing afternoon of wine and wonderful food, this is the place to be. Excellent selections of wine, and a perfect menu offering something for everyone. Our party of six was truly pampered and we will definitely be going back for more.
Nice cozy, quaint place. Went with another couple and first time for all four. We ordered two shared appetizers, two had tapas entrees and two had full dinners. Everything we had was prepared to perfection. Desserts were awesome. Atmosphere and service terrific. Will definitely go back.
This is a fun place, however not much wine for the money. The cheese platter was wonderful and my flatbread was delicious. My friend had the eggplant and was very good.
My concern is that we were able to try about 8 wines for our 25.00 card and then purchased another smaller amount and we never got a full glass of wine. Each amount tasted was very small for the money. We thought it was too expensive to try the wine tasting. Next time we will just buy a bottle.
We went to the restaurant to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were greeted at the door and warmly welcomed to the restaurant by Sarah. She told us that they had received our notice of a seafood and fish allergy and the chef was ready to accommodate the allergy. The restaurant has a unique way of tasting wines where you can have a one, two or six ounce pour to decide what you want. Sarah was very helpful in walking us through the program and suggesting wines we might want to taste. The wine selection is very good. We started our dinner with an appetizer of prosciutto, homemade tomato jam and arugula served on crostini. They have a great selection of starters and small plates. My husband had the duck which he said was wonderful and I had a wonderful eggplant Parmesan that was not heavy on the sauce, excellent. They gave us a dessert on the house to help celebrate our anniversary which was a peanut butter and chocolate tart. Wonderful. We will go back!
Excellent!Excellent! Excellent! Great use of an intimate space. The staff is so welcoming and the wines are delicious. The food was great also. We will go back there many times. It is so fun to do your own "tastings" of all the different wines before you choose one to drink with food. All employees couldn't have been more helpful.
My husband booked the restaurant because it would accommodate 6 people. We had 2 young girls, our adult daughter and my husband's 86 year old (but very hip) aunt in our party. Needless to say, I was worried about the menu. We were pleasantly surprised with the service and food. The owner gave us personal attention by seating us in the back room. Our server was excellent. Although there was not a children's menu, she recommended items that were kid friendly and the young girls were very happy with their pasta and flatbread meals. Our daughter and aunt, were equally as happy with their meals and the of course the Rombauer chardonnay. My husband and I plan to make a return visit to the restaurant the next time we visit Hilton Head. Great dining experience!
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