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Unique to the island for its contemporary, sophisticated and urban feel, WiseGuys has quickly become Hilton Head Island’s see-and-be-seen dining hot spot. Our luxurious dining room, accompanied by a modern bar and lounge, will transport you away from the island and into an urban restaurant atmosphere. The amazing ambience is second-to-none on Hilton Head Island. WiseGuys features an expansive bar, a cosmopolitan lounge, a private dining room with an award-winning wine list of over 200 bottles. We also have a Wine Keeper system, which ensures every glass is as good as the first. You are invited through the stainless steel doors and into our plush and friendly environment to savor the steaks,
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Family style, Gift Cards Available
Wise Choice! We took a party of 13 to wise guys. Table of 9 serviced beautifully plus a table of 4 teens nearby. Many of us enjoyed selections from the early bird menu $18.95-20.95 includes salad or soup plus a modest sized entree. Table favorites:...shrimp and grits, chicken Parmesan, petite filet and crab cake (both VERY petite), ribeye. Several shared desserts - all homemade and all amazing. Don’t miss the massive ganache laden cheesecake, bread pudding and lava cake!all left full and happy. Noteworthy: fantastic wine list with stellar options by the glass (prisoner, caymus, etc). Will definitely return.More
Call me impartial but, we really like this place for a break from our daily dose of seafood while visiting Hilton Head Island. As usual, the steaks were outstanding but, what caught our attention was the comprehensive knowledge of our server Colin. From appetizers, to...main courses, and to wine selection, he handled it all without any reference to outside notes. Very capable for such a young person. Keep up the good work.More
Arrived in Hilton Head on Tuesday afternoon and quickly decided we ought to nail down a dinner reservation. We got 8:45 PM at Wise Guys via Open Table online The place was still pretty busy at that hour. We were seated promptly. Rachel was a...proficient and charming server. Delicious, novel drinks — Paloma and Southern Charm. I had blackened redfish over a rice concoction. My husband had scallops and wild mushroom risotto. Both “positively delicious” was our judgement (And we are a couple that gets around- - NYC, Italy, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, etc, etc.) We highly recommend Wise Guys for a super tasty meal.More
My wife and I traveled to Hilton Head for the first time ever to celebrate our 20th anniversary, so I did my research on restaurants and based on other reviews I chose WiseGuys for a Saturday night steak dinner celebration. This turned out to be...a huge mistake. When I made the reservation the young lady asked me if we were celebrating any special occasions and I told her in fact we were celebrating 20 years of marriage and I wanted the night to be special . I received a call from the restaurant earlier on the day of our dinner, presumably to confirm the reservation, and was told again that they had us down for 7:30 and celebrating our 20 year anniversary, I felt like it would be a good night.
We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation and when we walked up to the hostess counter and told the young lady our name and reservation time she didn’t make any mention of our anniversary and just turned with menus and walked away, guess we were just supposed to follow her.
Well she walked about 10 feet and sat us at a tiny table for two in the bar! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
There was a high top table with six people crowded at it , so close to us that one woman’s hair was literally hanging down over on our side .
The look on my wife’s face said it all, I returned to the hostess stand and asked a different girl if we could get a different table, told her my name again in the hopes it would trigger the fact that, hey we are here for a special occasion, just check our reservation. Still no acknowledgement although she did move us to the main dining room to a corner table , only after the original young lady walked up and asked why she was moving us and then walked away in an obvious huff.
The new table was much better and we settled into our dinner, waiter came over and still zero acknowledgement of our anniversary, but hey whatever maybe they don’t go for that here let’s just enjoy our meal.
My Wife had French onion soup and I had she crab, both were good. I ordered the Delmonico ribeye and wife got the filet Oscar. My steak had good flavor , but was filled with sinew and thick strips of fat that made it tough to eat, I’ve had plenty of great steaks in my time and this thing wouldn’t make the top 100 , certainly not what I was expecting.
At this point I was 100% done , staff cleared the table and I was expecting maybe one last chance that these guys would at least attempt to salvage our celebration dinner, but the waiter only asked if we wanted to see a desert menu and when we declined that, the check soon followed.
We watched one group receive a dessert with a candle for a birthday celebration, so they do recognize special occasions, just not ours.
So we left disappointed and totally unimpressed and me with zero chance to redo a special event.
Sorry I trusted these guys to such a big moment .
Hope this review will save someone else from the same fate.More
Wise Guys is probably a little less know but a little more upscale then the other Serg restaurants on Hilton Head Island. You will want to have a reservation at this popular bistro, and can do so by calling or Open Table.
Food and service...are both excellent and we recommend our favorite server,Josh. He is personable (remembers us and what we like whenever we come in) and is attentive without being overbearing. By all means ask for his table.
It is located off Main Steet attached to the Hilton Head location of Frankie Bones near Hilton Head Plantation.
Thought of as primarily a steak house, their seafood and Italian are both delightful. We had Chicken Parm made with Bolognaise sauce (fabulous) and Salmon also a treat.
One other thought, they have a chocolate fondue to share for desert which is excellent and a fun way to finish your meal and have more time together. We never feel rushed there. Plenty for four diners.More
Date of visit: March 2021
Montana N., Marketing at WiseGuys, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2021
Wow Earl, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
The 3 of us decided to ordered 5 different small plates. All were excellent but the winner was the beef tenderloin carpaccio, closely followed by the short ribs stuffed mushroom. The lobster risotto, shrimp & lobster wontons and crab cakes followed. Having a varied dinner...made our dinner very enjoyable. We will definitely return.More
This restaurant was, by far, the most crowded and least Covid-careful of all the restaurants that we visited during our week in Hilton Head. I don’t think the restaurant removed or even tried to separate any of the dining tables or seats at the bar...- and they were all filled with customers, who were overwhelmingly maskless as they waited for their food. Very disappointing that the restaurant didn’t try to protect their customers or employees better.
We ended up ordering take out and waiting for the order in our car. The food was fine - had the filet and signature salmon dishes. In retrospect, we should have just looked for a different restaurant.More