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About Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique
The people Red attracted, they were the inspiration. The patrons of a wine boutique turned out to be people who were open to the finer experiences.
What a pleasure to fulfill their interests in fine food, good company and quality service. In rising to those requirements we found Red had become a restaurant, unique in its focus on the pleasure of an evening.
Wine was the starting point. Beyond the snobbery that once surrounded wine in America, Red let’s you explore, enjoy and fulfill your interest, your own way, using a serving instrument that’s unique to our region.
Please consider this your own invitation to join us for an evening soon.
Bluffton, SC 29910
Global, International, Wine Bar
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. Or rent out the restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique Ratings and Reviews
Sadly we can't give a good review. First impressions mean a lot and our first visit wasn't a good one. Our table was available and ready. It took, in our opinion, a bit too long to get our first round of drinks. We ordered appetizers to enjoy with our first drink. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Our next round of drinks arrived faster but our next food order was taking so long we decided to end our visit without further waiting. We were told there was one chef and he was working in a very small kitchen and, while he was doing his very best, it was a bit of a challenge to keep up. The dining room was full. The server and the manager were very apologetic, genuinely sincere, and adjusted our bill as a courtesy. We didn't ask them to do that because we had enjoyed our drinks and appetizers. Nonetheless, they did what they felt was necessary and also gave us a "wine card" to use on our next visit. Hopefully, we will return once we learn that the issue with the kitchen space is addressed.
Hi tech! Phenomenal menu!
Our entire meal was delicious!
Friendly and knowledgeable service, including Chef Prosser ...visits all tables. A special and exciting touch!
Wine everywhere for decor...classy and eclectic!
Definitely we will be returning!
Can you get the hint we liked it!!!
We like this place! We've been four times now, find it creative, fun and fully enjoyable. The chef is amazing! Lamb chops are great, as are the short ribs. Love the moderate portions. Flourless chocolate cake is great, and the chocolate truffles, all house-made. A gem for dining- then add the creative wine tasting and attentive staff. Well done!
What a surprise! Just one week ago, the restaurant and wine selectors delight was totally and I mean completely redesigned. Yes, it is still in the Best Buy strip mall but please, walk inside. You will as if you are in a small village bistro in Provence and an after work restaurant in Toscana. Still the best people, an awesome chef from New Zealand, great dishes and well, you want some wine!? Forget the outside appearance, please walk in, sit down and enjoy the European style wine systems, where you can try some wines normally you may not. You can sample small glass for reasonable prices, munching away at an artisanal cheese and charcuterie plate or just order the baked brie appetizer. You will be quite happy!
The renovation is amazing, looks like a new restaurant while keeping a lot of the "special" feel from before! Seating is very comfortable and it has a New York feel to it. Food is as good as the renovation and as always many selection from wine list or by the glass!
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.
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