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Halyards
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 June 21, 2014

Excellent food, terrific service, contemporary facility. Overall a first-class dining experience. Just a bit pricey and not located close to resorts.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Taking recommendations from Trip Advisor contributors sent us to Halyards. It did not disappoint. Our table was ready when we arrived. After we were seated we were greeted by a happy waitress who took our drink orders and quickly told us the specials.

Meatloaf bites and homemade chips for an appetizer? We tried it and though unusual, it was good. We also tried a fried green tomato and pimento salad. Another unusual choice that was also good.

The scallop special with mangoes was very good even though I do not care for seafood. As customers left the restaurant, the tables were quickly cleared, cleaned and reset. All workers were busy but quite pleasant. I liked it!

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is likely one of the very best restaurants I have had the pleasure of dining. The food is incredible. I had my son's rehearsal dinner here for the wedding and George, the maitre D went out of his way to make everything just right for us and was very patient with last minute changes to seating. Our wedding party had so many dishes and there was not one complaint. I had the Tuna Tartare and the red Snapper. I heard from others the Fillet was impeccable. We had a great dinner experience here and I highly recommend this very FINE establishment-you won't be disapointed.

1  Thank Topdiamond
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was our special night out during our stay on the island. What a delight! Food was good and service was wonderful.

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1  Thank Jean H
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's not easy for any restaurant to consistently delight guests along the challenging matrix of delivering fabulous and innovative cuisine, crisp service and engaging atmosphere. Yet Chef Dave and his team continue to make Halyard's the premier restaurant on a small island with countless options. The menu changes seasonally and the summer menu is outstanding. Dave is an accomplished angler, so the catch of the day is often just that! He's a devotee of locally/Georgia-grown provisions, too, from meats and veggies to herbs and oils. The recently expanded bar is the perfect place to dine, but any seat in the house is front row for the best food on St. Simons. A favorite for locals and a must for visitors.

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3  Thank LHCERTAIN
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