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RED Restaurant & Wine Bar

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European, Wine Bar, American
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1011 Fording Island Rd, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209 (Best Buy Plaza)
+1 843-837-3747
11:30 - 21:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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388 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank fjmccarl
Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one expensive restaurant. We expected $$, but it was more like $$$$. We ended up splitting Shrimp and Lobster Burgers with fries and we were more than happy. It was a big portion for one, but it was everything they described. It's won awards. The drinks for fabulous, too. Everyone was very happy with their selections, but it... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We love this place and came, sat at the bar, and had a wonderful evening.And our dinner has Always been Great!!! Beautiful room, and The Wine list goes long!!!! They also have an outdoor patio that is Gorgeous!!!!!

Thank CarrielMH
Bluffton, South Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

Thank fischfins
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank yenneks
new york
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank thinkingofmoving
Bluffton, South Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Ted J
Tara L, Owner at RED Restaurant & Wine Bar, 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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560 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank HapyGuy7
Hilton head island SC
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love the atmosphere. And the idea of sampling several different wines to find a favorite is appealing. Imagine sampling an ounce of wine at a time. If you like it, you can order a glass or help yourself to a six ounce serving. But caution! These samples add up mightily - and the selections are not my idea of... More 

Thank Caroline M
Tara L, Owner at RED Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi, I wanted to reach out about your review back in September and let you know we are under new management and ownership. We will be hosting a new re-launch event if you are in the area in the next 45 days. Our wine list is now changing every 2 weeks, along with the hundreds of offerings from our cellar.... More 

Marco Island, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband and I recently were in Bluffton for the night and stopped in the R & D wine for a snack. The place is really appealing and the wines and the cheese board was great! The young lady working was very pleasant to talk with and very knowledgeable about the wines. We even ended up buying a bottle to... More 

Thank Donna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
European, Wine Bar, American
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Fording Island Rd, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209
    (Best Buy Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3747
RED Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory entrees, imported cheeses, and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine for lunch or dinner. RED Wine is a one-of-a-kind wine bar and retail boutique, offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the Sommelier. With over 400 different wines in stock, RED Wine boasts one of the largest selections in South Carolina for wines by the taste, half glass, or full glass. We look forward to hosting you in our intimate dining room or our private wine cellar.

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