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R&D Wine Boutique

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1011 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 (Best Buy Plaza)
843 837 3747
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal...
With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory small plates, flatbreads, modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition R&D Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 150 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner.
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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Another step forward for R&D Wine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
WilliamCSC
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Bluffton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

R&D Wine is one of our Bluffton favorites, so we went to a Darioush wine dinner this week. I've always liked the food, but I think R&D has stepped it up even more with new chef Tom Boland. I can't wait to see what they'll have in store for us as Dawn and Tom finalize the new menu!

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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162 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I got to chatting with the owner who was very nice and hospitable. I believe our server's name was Sara who was also very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant is quite small, but cozy. They have automatic wine dispensing machines which work off a prepaid card. You can select a tasting (1 oz), small glass, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just came back from a great stay in Charleston and Hilton Head/Blufton. Decided to go to a wine dinner at R&D wine featuring Darioush Wines. I am so pleased I went. The wine was fantastic, great pairings and that evening they were featuring their new chef Tom Boland. The food was so delicious!

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great place to meet good people and great wines. This place is done right great food supers staff very knowledgeable of all the assets of their business. One of my favorite places. If you like wine and great pairings this is the place to go.

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Tappan, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Best place in town for date night or to meet up with friends. The concept is amazing, especially for wine lovers. You get a card (like Dave & Busters) and just load and re-load money in order to sample different wines. And the selection is incredible! I was blown away- they had Cakebread chardonnay! The food was amazing. I highly... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small establishment that is coming into its own. Fun wine choices. You buy a "company debit card" and can choose 1/4, 1/2 of full glass options. Even by the bottle! The card doesnt expire, and you can add $$ to it at any time. So it's fun to experiment with different wine choices. Food is nice. Salads are creative,... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A little pricey but a great concept. Make sure you call ahead and get a reservation or arrive early because there is limited seating. We will go back for another outing.

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Senior Reviewer
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous start to a date night. Menu was simple but comprehensive. Wine choices excellent. Our host - Sarah - was very friendly, add to the atmosphere & ambience and was very knowledgeable. Great place - stop if you have the chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory small plates, flatbreads, modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition R&D Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 150 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?