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Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique
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Ranked #18 of 204 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Best Buy Plaza
Description: The people Red attracted, they were the inspiration. The patrons of a wine boutique turned out to be people who were open to the finer experiences. What a pleasure to fulfill their interests in fine food, good company and quality service. In rising to those requirements we found Red had become a restaurant, unique in its focus on the pleasure of an evening. Wine was the starting point. Beyond the snobbery that once surrounded wine in America, Red let’s you explore, enjoy and fulfill your interest, your own way, using a serving instrument that’s unique to our region. Please consider this your own invitation to join us for an evening soon.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We wandered into here out of curiosity, thinking it was just a liquor store and discovering a beautiful atmosphere and the most passionate and lovely owners! Ryan & Dawn are so pleasant, down to earth, and just want to share the wines and food they love with others.

They have brought an unpretentious and fun way to enjoy wine tasting, with elegant self-serve wine dispensers. Simply choose a wine displayed in the machines, put you glass under the tap, choose a serving size (prices displayed per serving), drink up until you find something you really like and fill up your glass with it.

The food is great, we had an assortment of things off the menu and nothing disappointed. Excellent selection for the cheese platters.

R&D was easily our most enjoyable dinner during our vacation. It was really a great place to sit with friends, taste some great wines, eat, and talk to your friends, as well as strike up conversation with new people while perusing the wines. All in all, a wonderful experience. Thank you Ryan and Dawn! We will be back next time we're in town.

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Thank Claytron22
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

My wife and I found this place yesterday by looking at Trip Advisor web site. What a wonderful surprise. We were greeted by the owner (Dawn) and treated royally. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. They have numerous wines you can sample at reasonable prices. I ended up tasting three different vinos and purchased a bottle of each to take home.
We will definitely return the next time we visit Hilton Head.

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Thank Ray Z
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a long day of golf and we were welcomed by Cynthia with a smile and suggestions of what to order. Everything was so good! The presentation was perfect! Then the darling owner Dawn took time to visit with us and make sure all that we ordered was ok. Our new favorite place .

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Thank celeste1028
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Settle yourself at your table in the incredibly comfy chair and prepare for a unique and delicious supper. The wine boutique is cozy inside, yet sophisticated, with soft jazz playing, and, has a great wait staff and owner.
So, to the wine....they feature 32 different wines available by the ounce, four ounces or a glass. You may purchase a card with a chip, a fun way to try as many wines as you like. You decide how much money to "load" on the card. One thing to remember - it is good only at R & D so if you are visiting, and don't use your allotment, you don't get back the balance. You can always add more if you wish. Now, take your card, AND your glass and head over to the circular wine dispenser. Insert the card, chip down, choose the wine you want to sample, select the size and with your glass under the spigot, push the button. Remove your card, take your wine back to your very comfy chair and peruse the menu.
The twenty-four year old chef has compiled a very nice selection of tapas, paninis, appetizers and cheese boards. It's perfect for sharing. We started with the white bean and sundried tomato bruschetta. It was especially good as the bread wasn't so crispy it shattered when bitten. We then tried the flatbread with Gorgonzola, pear and arugula, and the applewood ham panini - both delicious and a nice sized portion.
For dessert we had the creme brûlée. It was magnificent and a nice way to end the meal.
Ryan came over several times to check on our progress and even offered to snap a photo of us.
Overall, this is a must-try place. It hit on three big criteria ... ambiance/service, food and wine.
We will no doubt return next time we're in the area.

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Thank travchef
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

R&D is a unique vibrant atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a glass(s) of wine. Their unique wine pay as you go Italian hi-tech wine dispenser system allows you to try multiple wines via a tasting or glass of wine until you find the one which suites your wine palate.

The cheese plates are unlike any you will find anywhere in the area as they are imported from NY, Italy and Canada as well as other areas. You know they are serious about the tasting of their food as even the baguettes are brought in from a NY bakery and they are well worth effort.
Ask about their specials of the day as they will surely make you want more, i had the duck special which was as flavorful as I have ever had (including in France) and even my non-duck loving wife is a convert after I let her taste the splendid flavors.

Dawn and Ryan are as gracious and fun working owners as you will find anywhere.

Simply put, if you miss going here, you will truly have missed a hidden gem

Kudos to the owners and chef
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