I’ve wanted to try Bistro 17 for several years when we’ve visited Hilton Head, but we have so may favorite restaurants there, it’s been hard to fit in. This year we finally ate there, and what a great experience!
The restaurant has a nice view of the Shelter Cove Marina. We had hoped to sit outside on the terrace. The weather wasn’t good, but our window table inside also had a nice view of the water and boats. The rest of the interior was charming. And we really enjoyed the live piano music.
Our server was wonderful. We loved the French bread. Our entrees and sides were outstanding. The chef did a nice job of accommodating my special dietary needs. The wine by the glass was excellent, and the pours were generous.
It was really fun to meet and converse with the owner, a fellow Iowan. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay for dessert (they looked great) and more wine. (We had other obligations for dessert that night.) We’ll make sure we have dessert when we return next year. Bistro 17 is now one of our Hilton Head favorites.