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R&D Wine Boutique

1011 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
843 837 3747
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Ranked #2 of 152 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Best Buy Plaza
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.
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New London, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We first visited R & D in June when we were house hunting in the area. Since we returned and have relocated here, we've made it a point to keep R & D on our go to places. Others have explained the concept and it is so much fun to try wines you might not be able to afford by... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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190 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First the food. The crostinis are excellent. The eggplant parm is as good as I have ever had. The flatbreads were just ok. Second the wine. There are machines and you choose a small or large quantity of different wines. It's fun - although much of the wine is ordinary. Third the staff. Friendly and prompt. But the off putting... More

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My daughter and I found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did. The atmosphere was cozy, the food was fabulous and the wine was amazing. We were at first concerned because they were in a shopping center, but decided to go in anyway. We had called earlier because we were... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My daughter, her fiancé, and future mother-in-law, stopped here while touring area venues in search of the perfect wedding location. We were delightfully surprised at what we found in this hidden jewel of a wine shop, tasting center, and creative small plates lunch menu! Definitely on the listed of places to revisit on my next trip to Hilton Head.

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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I admit this combination wine shop and restaurant doesn’t look like much, tucked away in a open mall along busy Fording Island Drive somewhere near the interface of Hilton Head and Blufton, but my wife and I much enjoyed our late lunch here. I was in search of a good sauvignon blanc, open to wines from several origins - New... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There are 4 things I look for in a restaurant. Good food, a good wine list, a pleasant environment and a welcoming, well trained wait staff. R & D far exceeded in every category. From being greeted and assisted by the very helpful owner/manager, Dawn, to the delicious dinner, accompanied by just the appropriate and reasonably priced wine in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A friend suggested that I give R&D a try and I was thoroughly impressed. The food, wine and service was excellent. Dawn was the perfect hostess during our visit. I will definitely be coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with a good wine selection, we found it at R&D! We were served by one of the owners, Dawn. She was helpful and informative in her wine recommendations. There is an opportunity to sample various wines at a range of price points via a "credit" card system. We were able to sample bottles from... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had excellent meal here. The wine selection is large and the price is competitive. Food menu is small. We tried salmon fillet and eggplant parmigiana. Everything was cooked to perfection. If you like to enjoy a relax evening with good wine and food, don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Wow I can not believe the selection of wine. I was able to try some wine that I would have considered to expensive. It was very good and worth a little extra. What a great idea try before you buy. They have food as well. The meal I had was excellent. I really loved the bread. The staff was very... More

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