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Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique

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1011 Fording Island Rd, Suite C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209 (Formerly RED Restaurant & Wine Bar) (Best Buy Plaza)
+1 843-837-3747
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Machine-poured tastes of excellent wines were a charming way for four women friends to reunite on a Friday evening combined with attentive service and delicious food, it was an evening to cherish.

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taralopez, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with Red. Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very unique restaurant/wine bar concept in a hard to find location. If you're looking for a treasure - this is the place. Great food and reasonable prices. Try dozens of wines for a small price, have a great lunch or dinner or have it all! This newly remodeled/re-decorated restaurant is quite the gem. Wonderful date night location or the... More 

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taralopez, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our newly remodeled RED. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening. See you soon for the cheese plate! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, Red Restaurant & Wine Bar is still in the Best Buy mall. But just walk inside and open your eyes to a great renovation, all new everything and a little slice of Provence and Toscana. A great chef from New Zealand now produces the great dishes, small plates, cheese plates made to order and charcuterie, so fresh and so... More 

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taralopez, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words of our remodel. We are so excited to reopen with the newly updated space. Chef Heath is so awesome and we are so fortunate to have his as part of our family! Hope to see you soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been entertained by the exceptional character of this new establishment twice recently. A wine pairing dinner and the reopening post new decorum last week. The ambiance provides for relief of tensions and a get-away from the boring unoriginal. The new interior design speaks elegance and grace with more seating than before the refreshing. The staff was attentive, professional and... More 

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taralopez, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review RED. We are so excited to have this newly renovated restaurant and wine boutique to share with our local community and traveling visitors. Chef Heath's new seasonal spring menu is winning everyone over! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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409 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

New owners are really committed to making RED the best. Hired a new chef who is teriffic. Change the menu seasonally, spring menu out next week. BIG news is a remodel next month that will really make the restaurant more fun and functional. Go on their website and follow the wine tastings and dinners they offer, well worth it. Had... More 

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taralopez, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

Our remodel is complete and we are open! Thank you for the kind words. We strive to make your experience exceptional! See you soon. More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you like to try new wines before purchasing a whole bottle, here's the place to go. A nice atmosphere with bottles arranged by "reds" , "whites", and "around the world". Try the clever self -serve display to choose 2oz, 4oz. or glass. They also offer fine dining for dinner...we had "beet salad", and "seafood appetizer". Then we enjoyed the... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The great previous owner had to sell and their good friends took over with absolutely no hitch in quality or service. Same great chef, same attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. This is a unique place utilizing a standard for European Enoteca places with automatic wine dispensers. They have a great selection and you can also by feature bottles and even... More 

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new york
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a wonderful surprise in an otherwise pedestrian setting. You will love the intimacy and ambience at lunch or dinner. Talk about getting away from it all. The menu is sophisticated but Bluffton style. I love to take people there because they are always surprised and make it a favorite of their own afterwards. The beloved and creative owner... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I visited one of our old standbys last night for small plates and some wine. We had learned that the original owner, Dawn, was no longer in charge and we decided to see what was the same and what was different. Our first plate, the four cheese appetizer plate was just as good as always. Same cheese... More 

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Tara L, Owner at Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique, responded to this review

I am very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your last visit with RED, formally R&D. The temperatures in the machines are computer controlled separately by its own computer system. I am truly sorry the staff denied your request for additional bread. We always have plenty available. I invite you to come back when we host our re-launch event... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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565 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a very good place to taste the wines you want to try but do not want to buy the whole bottle. Also a good place to learn and discover new wines. The food is very good too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Fording Island Rd, Suite C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209 (Formerly RED Restaurant & Wine Bar)
    (Best Buy Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3747
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?