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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Want to try 30 wines or just one than this is the place. With unique tasting machines and a prepaid plastic card you can sample from 1.5 oz to 6 oz of 30 different wines that change monthly. Tapas or full meal and take home full bottles if you find something you like. Top that with the two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Want to try 30 wines or just one than this is the place. With unique tasting machines and a prepaid plastic card you can sample from 1.5 oz to 6 oz of 30 different wines that change monthly. Tapas or full meal and take home full bottles if you find something you like. Top that with the two owners who... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was here 1.5 years ago w/buddies on way back from golfing and friends are well traveled and we stopped here based upon reviews and everyone loved it. Back in area w/fiancé and we stopped while out exploring and she is a wine/foodie person and i knew she would love it and she did. Fun place!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've been coming to R&D frequently since I moved to Bluffton almost a year ago and I decided it was time to give it the praise it deserves. Having moved from Sonoma, CA I was afraid I wouldn't find anything like the small intimate wine bars and restaurants I had become accustom to. R&D took that fear away as soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had dinner and variety of wines 6.12.15. Sarah was excellent server and the owners made a point to stop at table during our visit to make sure all was well. Surprised about excellent quality, preparation and presentation of food from starters to desert. Recommend flatbread pizza and spinach artichoke dip. Wines are fun in the self serve mode allowing you... More 

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blufton,sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are so fortunate to live here and have R & D to enjoy. This was our first visit since chef Tom Boland has become a part of R & D. The meal was amazing. The cheese plate is always a big hit with us with all the choices available and the presentation. Sarah (with an H) gave us great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We've been coming to R&D since it opened. It's been amazing to witness how this restaurant has evolved. The owner, Dawn, is a creative genius with great taste and vision. From the wine dinners, to the the new menu, to Sarah's attentive service, it's just an amazing place for those with an eclectic palate.

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Bluffton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is good but at R & D it is all about the wine. From the unique wine dispensing system to it's extensive selection of fine wines it is a wine lovers oasis. If you enjoy sampling a variety of wines R & D is for you. The wine dispensing system allows you to purchase a sample or a... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There are lots of reasons we love heading to R&D (the menu, the "wine by the glass" list, the monthly wine dinners, the retail wine store, etc...) Last week we had the opportunity to meet the new Chef (Tom Boland) and try out the latest version of the menu. Many of our favorite items were still on the menu, and... More 

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Additional Information about R&D Wine Boutique

Address: 1011 Fording Island Road, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone Number: +1 843-837-3747
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: European, American

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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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