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Review of Halyards

Halyards
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frederica Road
Description: Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant (coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes nightly and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Halyards never fails to impress. Excellent service. The hangar steak with romesco sauce was great. The wedge salad with pimento cheese dressing was a good starter. Nice touch was it was served chopped. Much easier to eat. We will be back again next year.

1  Thank TennTrumpet
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

OK, have to confess this is absolutely my favorite restaurant on the island. Of all our vacation trips to SSI, we have never missed a night of dining on Chef Dave’s delicious food....we seem to luck out a lot and get the large round table in the middle of the restaurant - so conducive to great conversation! If you arrive early, enjoy the great outdoor space for a cocktail or Rose, my fav....because my husband, son-in-law and good friend went on a fishing trip the same morning with Chef Dave (Hook & Knife Charter), we were fortunate enough to have Chef Dave prepare trout and redfish caught by our men! Black grouper entree was sooo good......can’t forget the strawberry dessert - oh my......reservations are a must here - you will understand why.

Thank WLM1972
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Ok. I’m a level 6 TA contributor so I read the reviews. Folks. This is fine dining but casual. Leave the coat and tie home. Slacks and button down shirts will do. And. Open table so book your reservation. Lovely drink menu on an iPad! Amazing appetizers. We ordered the shrimp dip to start. Tasty. Beef and fish dishes enjoyed by all. They have service down to a T. Water glasses refilled. Knowledgeable servers. If you want a break from casual cafes and such, check this place out.

1  Thank Cognac62
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I wanted exceptional and it was not. The menu was not that interesting. We were a large party and they accommodated us well, in spite of a busy night and a small restaurant.I just could not find any thing that excited nd on the menu. What I had was good but nut exceptional.

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1  Thank frankiegarber
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

An upscale restaurant...farm to table with unusual menu....check it over first before making reservation, which you will need. Very limited entree selections...more choices for appltizers, little plates, salads, etc. The service was ok...our food was good...not great....all in all a disappointing choice for our friends.

Thank dixieland8
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