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Halyards
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 April 12, 2013 via mobile

we visited for our wedding anniversary... excellent. lives up to its tripadvisor ranking. service was outstanding. we enjoyed every course...and we left very full. we felt the prices were reasonable. no compliants..very happy.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I love this place it is so nice. It's always busy but its a nice place to go for a romantic dinner. The food selections are really nice and the wine is exceptional along with the service.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Super fresh fish cooked with TLC. Everything was excellent including the service. Had grouper and flounder that was prepared "with love." Most on the island rate this restaurant in the favorite category.

Thank 736BobH
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I read all the reviews on this place and was a little concerned about their consistency, but for us it was great - yes its a little too pricey, but having eaten all over the Island this is the best restaurant on st. simons, so what do you expect? The tuna and avocado tartare is a big disappointment as i have seen it presented much better than that - but the short ribs are great and the fresh-catch of the day delicious. service was fast and efficient - nice selection of wines by the glass and the Chef-owner walks the restaurant a lot and stops to chat. He also owns Tramici next door which we tried last year and was good too.

Thank Expattraveler100
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We wanted to like this more. However, the food didn't deliver the promise of the menu. Can't seem to decide if it is formal or casual. That problem could have been fixed by great food.

Thank wwtraveler_10
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