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R&D Wine Boutique

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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
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11:30 - 21:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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new york
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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 

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Tara L, Owner at R&D 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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496 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 30 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 

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Thank Caroline M
Tara L, Owner at R&D Wine Boutique, 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 26 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 

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Loudon, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

As I drove into this strip mall in back of a Best Buy, I had no idea I was about to get to this gem of a dining experience. I had great hope because of our friends, now HH residents, that do have the palate and experience to find a "foodies" delight! This little gem had some high tech precision... More 

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New Mexico
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I visited this wonderful hidden gem with my sister and friend, while celebrating us buying a new home in Bluffton. The owner, Dawn, is helpful and delightful. We each bought $20 wine cards and tried out several delicious wines, plus enjoyed a yummy cheese plate with 4 types of cheese, plus crostinni, nuts, fruit and honey. I've read several reviews... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just discovered R & D today - what a wonderful place, with a fantastic wine selection! Our appetizer cheese plate was delicious, and it was such fun sampling various wines from the wine dispensers. Dawn was a warm, welcoming host, who made us feel right at home - very knowledgeable and such a fun person to talk to! This would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, American
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 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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