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“Wonderful Dinning Experience”
Review of Bistro 17

Bistro 17
Ranked #22 of 378 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Made reservation which were executed perfectly.Service was outstanding from the wine recommendation to the personal attention from the owner.The food was excellent and presented in a very appetizing way.The soft live music added just the right mood for a perfect dinner for two. Highly recommend reservations during the season.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went to early dinner, free glass of house wine and 15% off bill. Had the dinner crab cakes with fries, good, but fries could of been hotter, really don't care for cold fries, they did not seem to be hand cut, frozen maybe. My wife had the chicken special, breats of chicken stuffed with ham and covered with sauce three rolls large enough for two people to share, a lot of food. Even with the discount and free wine the bill was high, so be prepared for an expensive dinner. We will go back for lunch warm enough to sit outside and have the patty melt which is not on the dinner menu, but will ask if the fries are fresh or frozen, if frozen will pass on them.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We walked into this lovely restaurant by the marina and were seated in a cozy spot all to ourself by a charming hostess. As we sat down, the lilting sounds of a piano hinted that this was to be a special evening. The service was wonderful; the French-inspired cuisine, excellent. Bistro 17 was on its way to a 5-star review from me.

But then! We couldn't see where the sound was coming from--but a male voice began singing along with the piano. His voice--less than mediocre, but that wasn't the worst. He couldn't seem to find the notes--every other note strayed flat. Now, I'm a former singer, so I tend to be critical; but my husband who isn't at all musical had a pained look on his face that said "this is really awful!" A rather screechy female voice joined in. We snuck a look from behind the wine-bottle-lined wall where we sat. The male voice was that of the piano player whose playing we had been enjoying. The soothing, romantic atmosphere had been invaded by this loud duo. We couldn't wait to leave.

The moral of this story. Bistro 17 is a lovely place with excellent food and nice background piano music that adds to the atmosphere. But PLEASE tell the piano player to stop the singing--both his and hers--and perhaps add some more sophisticated Great American Songbook music to his piano selections. If he sticks to the ivories and not the vocal chords, we'll definitely be back!

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1  Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

This trip to Hilton Head we visited Bistro 17 twice. Definately our favourite. Service excellent. Food exceptional. The Red Pepper Soup is a must try.

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1  Thank Beth P
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

My wife and I stopped for a light lunch at Shelter Cove Marina. We enjoyed sitting at an outdoor table by the water. The salmon salad was one of the best I have had. Service was friendly and prompt.

1  Thank Bockman
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