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R&D Wine Boutique

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European, Wine Bar, American
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1011 Fording Island Road, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910 (Best Buy Plaza)
+1 843-837-3747
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to R&D on and off since they opened years ago, including wine tastings and wine dinners, but it somehow slipped off our radar as a place to enjoy fine dining. Last night, we remedied that with a "date night". Wow! May have been the finest dinner we've had not only in Bluffton, but all of Beaufort County, including... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation for 6 pm for 2, and I figured I would be able to get a good table by eating so early. When I arrived, I was told that my friend and I would have to sit at the only 2-top in the place, which is a very small table (especially considering the 6'7" size of my... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

As a local R & D is one of my favorite little 'out-of-the-way' dining and wine tasting venues. Its been several months since I've been there so I was thrilled when my husband suggested we go for dinner. I had the Arugula salad and wanted to lick the plate. It was so fresh and flavorful with pears and walnuts. Amazing!!!... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You feel like you are going to dinner at a friend's house with a wine tasting party twist. The counter is set up so that you feel like you are gathered in the kitchen and welcome to peruse the wine cabinet, and get what you want. They have a great system set up so that you can buy wine per... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We just got home from an absolutely delicious meal and delightful experience at R&D, so much so that I wanted to share my experience immediately. R&D has been a place we have wanted to try for a while, and we finally got it tonight. We decided to venture out after being trapped inside during horrible rain all day and thought... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We usually dine here every time we visit Hilton Head. However, our last few trips involved house hunting so we did not get to go to R&D. We have now moved to Hilton Head and went there today for lunch. As usual, out meal and the service were fantastic.The wait staff is extremely friendly and customer focused. This is a... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

With Best Buy on the left and Petco on the right, who would expect to find an outstanding wine boutique. Looks can be deceiving. If you enjoy wine, an awesome menu, and great service, then this is a must visit.

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new england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

A small but varied menu with all dishes well prepared. Service was excellent and prompt. The ability to try many different wines from different regions with different styles made this interesting. The type of place you would expect to find in a city not in Bluffton SC.

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Okatie, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

They have a quiet table that seats 8 in the wine "cellar". Comfortable chairs and perfect for a small party. Wine selection is fun and educational; varied selection. The food was excellent; everyone enjoyed their dinner. Wait staff is exceptional! Perfect for a pampered evening out.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Please do not let the fact this lovely small dining and wine specialty restaurant is in the Best Buy mall! The Italian wine systems, used all over Europe are an incredible way to sample wines inexpensively and gain comparative experience. But the FOOD! Sometimes we get mesmerized by the fact this is a wine hobbyists heaven. The chef is great,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions
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
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
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.

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