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R&D Wine Boutique

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European, Wine Bar, American, Spanish
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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, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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, perfected entrees, 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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  • 5
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  • 1
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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 Super Idea

Superbly executed. Excellent food selection over a broad range of serving sizes (tapas, small plates, and dinner servings) ... all prepared with attention to detail. A thoughtfully selected list of wines by the glass. Really enjoyed the experience and will return whenever I'm in the neighborhood

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superbly executed. Excellent food selection over a broad range of serving sizes (tapas, small plates, and dinner servings) ... all prepared with attention to detail. A thoughtfully selected list of wines by the glass. Really enjoyed the experience and will return whenever I'm in the neighborhood

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Thank Ian S
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From a recommendation of a friend and reviews saying the owners are a really nice young couple who make your experience there a personal and comfortable one, we made a reservation on the phone with Dawn, the owner. She implied on the phone that the place did not have much available seating left for couples. Dawn told us only 6pm... More 

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4 Thank Larry R
Bluffton, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I called for a reservation, Dawn, the owner said that there were only 2 tables available for us because we were a two-some, one at the back of the restaurant against a wall and at the bar even though we saw many times available on open table. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty, but Dawn insisted that we... More 

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3 Thank Kim H
Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a dinner reservation and were searching an area we were unfamiliar with and found this spot around the time for late lunch so switched to lunch and boy oh boy this was fab. Dawn, one of the owners was there to explain the set up of the store, really lovely, wine bottles on display on two opposing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time in a month that we have had dinner at R&D, on both occasions the food was excellent. On our first visit I had the braised short ribs, they were tender and flavorful. My wife had the scallops that she greatly enjoyed. On our second visit with another couple we all had the short ribs, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent, the wine self-serve concept is so much FUN! Go with a group and have a great evening!

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Thank j0nni5
Okatie, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had dinner here 10 days ago. Very friendly welcome. Food was tasty. Because it is also a wine store, there are many good options at a reasonable upcharge from wine store prices. They also have a private dining room that holds 8 comfortably.We will return.

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Thank sccanuck7
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

An innovative wine bar, R&D is also a wonderful full service restaurant. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a full four course meal, you won't be disappointed with the choices here. The staff is welcoming and cordial. A delightful experience all around. We'll be back

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Thank Terry H
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

What a great find! We dined at R&D a few nights ago and we are still savoring the experience. There were 5 of us and we sat in the private room. We had a wonderful server who was very attentive and maintained a comfortable pace. The owners, Dawn and Ryan, were so accommodating and attentive to our requests and needs.The... More 

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Thank Lammy53
Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The luncheon menu was creative and delicious and the wine selection, as always, was superb. The owner is so friendly and knowledgeable - just adds to the experience of this hidden gem

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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, Wine Bar, American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory small plates, perfected entrees, 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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