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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frederica Road
Description: Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant (coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes nightly and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This restaurant is one of the finest that we have visited. The waitstaff was pleasant, knowledgeable, and invested in the success of the restaurant. The salad tasted as if it were just picked, and it might have been with so much local produce. The meals were perfectly prepared and the portions balanced. We had a very creative pork dish with small medallions wrapped around spinach with a delightful sauce. The grouper was outstanding and the lava chocolate dessert was equally delicious.

The wine list was excellent and while not inexpensive, well priced. The entire experience was the highlight of the weekend.

Thank ekd123
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is always a must dinner visit for us when in St Simon's. The crab chower, the baby green salad, small plate of crab cake and creme brulle were all outstanding. A nice wine list. It will be interesting to try their Italian place next door.

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Thank endjed
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

After trying so many restaurants on the Island, we were pleased to find this place, and were very satisfied. Our dinners were prepared well and service was flawless. Halyard's is now one of our top choices during our winter stay here, especially since we have been disappointed with some other restaurants in the area.

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Thank Trekkerstwo
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

A pricey restaurant but worth it. Chef Dave brought my salad out and later came through the dining room to check on everyone, stopping by each table to ask how everthing was.

Thank Sky R
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We've had a number of great meals at Halyards, and it is always a special experience. On our most recent visit, we tried the fresh catch - trigger fish sautéed with cherry tomatoes in Georgia Olive Oil (yes, Georgia!) and a sampling of appetizers and small plates - fish taco, crab cake and shrimp taco. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented and smartly served. Don't miss this one!

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Thank SouthGaTravelGuy
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