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R&D Wine Boutique

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1011 Fording Island Road, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910 (Best Buy Plaza)
+1 843-837-3747
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory small...
R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory small plates, imported cheeses, and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine for lunch or dinner. R&D 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, R&D Wine boasts one of the largest selections (over 32) 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem

So pleasantly surprised to see this type of restaurant and wine bar in beautiful Bluffton. We were just spending the night in Bluffton and I had read about this place on TripAdvisor and it was near our hotel. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and it could become a favorite very easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So pleasantly surprised to see this type of restaurant and wine bar in beautiful Bluffton. We were just spending the night in Bluffton and I had read about this place on TripAdvisor and it was near our hotel. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and it could become a favorite very easily. Other patrons were eager to share their... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the R & D Wine Boutique on Aug 22nd and were delightfully surprised at this very intimate restaurant. You can tell by the name of the establishment that most of the experience is about wine. However, we experienced GREAT service and also terrific food and were invited to take our time sampling the wines around the room. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Go there quite often for wine tastings and it's a great place to go should try it. A great place to plan for great wine tasting great staff on point.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Accommodated 50 people one evening for a Birthday party. Food was excellent, passed by servers, we selected several varieties of wine that were also served and beer, water, soda available on request. Great venue, very attentive wait staff, delicious food and Dawn was the best in organizing with our party planner.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Dawn is a great hostess. The food is delicious. I love this place. Subdued, relaxing ambiance . This is a great place to meet up with some friends and relax. Great way to try different wines without buying a whole bottle. Seeing my wine card in my wallet makes me smile and reminds me it's time to go back! Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food ,wine and service were excellent. Tables were elegant with sparkling glassware. Atmosphere was quiet with well-spaced tables. I think the owners go to great lengths to make a visit here a real treat.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was there this weekend for a bridal shower and it was such a neat idea. we all had cards loaded and could taste several wines (and even add more to the card at our own expense). there was a selection of hummus, cheeses and flatbreads...all delicious! My husband and I had been a few years ago for a quick... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Warm and welcoming. Great service and love the atmosphere - who wouldn't surrounded by all of those bottles of wine? We like to share the tapas items on the menu but there are options for those who prefer larger meals. The salads are wonderful, cheese selections are always a treat and the flatbreads are great for sharing or as an... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friendly service/knowledgeable owners. Brought one of our sons and his fiance with us and we all enjoyed sampling different wines. Food average for price but we really did not go to R&D for that anyway.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I must start by saying that we have always had an excellent experience at R&D until today. We have bought wine and enjoyed dinner there on several occasions. We have also recommended R&D to several friends. Today we pulled up at 3:00 on the dot looking forward to delicious food and wine. The sign outside said "Lunch and Dinner served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1011 Fording Island Road, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910
    (Best Buy Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory small plates, imported cheeses, and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine for lunch or dinner. R&D 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, R&D Wine boasts one of the largest selections (over 32) 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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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