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“Would not return to this restaurant”
Review of Vine

Vine
Ranked #8 of 369 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $80
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a dark cramped restaurant located in a strip mall in Coligny Plaza. Our music loud, the lighting uncomfortably low ,making it hard to read your menu, large taper candles provide minimal illumination and drip on your table. The staff will explain our dishes and ingredients in excruciating detail, and outdoor seating is in a parking lot with a view of NOTHING. Service is sub standard on a good night and our food ordinary at best. If this sounds appetizing then we would love you to join us for a memorable culinary journey. Our Chefs have lived throughout the world, our 400+ bottle wine list is almost all small boutique and rated wines. We work as a team and take pride in meeting and exceeding every guests expectation. Dress is club casual and no children under 14 PS we are not an Italian Restaurant!!
Anderson, SC
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Would not return to this restaurant”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The good: attentive servers, varied menu, excellent appetizers.

The bad: very cramped quarters set in a noisy, cheesy souvenir strip mall. To maximize revenue the owners have converted a narrow outside patio into an "indoor" eatery by enclosing it in plastic sheeting and heating it with propane warmers. The patio floor is uneven causing tables to wobble. The chairs are very hard and uncomfortable [they also wobble]. Passers-by are literally at your table. The number of tables and chairs in this patio area are far too many for the small space making it extremely difficult to get into or out of your chair and one is literally rubbing shoulders [and backs] with other diners. This patio dining area is less than 10 feet from the parking lot so ones view is of the front of parked cars. The setting is more suitable to a pizza parlor than a fine restaurant. But the most disappointing aspect of this restaurant has to do with their prices. They are far too high for the quality of food and ambiance provided [for example I had the ravioli dish that cost almost $30. I was served 6 ravioli with parsley sprinkled on top. No sauce. They were plain tasting and pasty]. Our bill came to almost $120 for the ravioli and two osso bucco dishes and one appetizer. No salads. No wine. No dessert. I understand that in Hilton Head everything is required to be more expensive. But this restaurant is charging way too much for what it is providing. In reliance on their excellent TA ratings, we reserved our table weeks in advance and drove for an hour to get there. How it rates such good reviews is puzzling. As we drove away we were reminded of the story about the king who was not wearing any clothes. Bottom line: if you go, be prepared to be disappointed and to spend too much for too little. A thoroughly regrettable experience....

  • Visited March 2014
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Hilton Head Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food and Wine Hilton Head!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We love this restaurant. Great food, great wine, great service! Small atmosphere and a warm relaxing place to have dinner :)

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank bicyclebilly
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NJ
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Top on HHI”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Phenomenal gourmet restaurant on HHI. Warm atmosphere with friendly servers, maitre d Harry and owner Steven. Great specials and regular menu. Terrific wine list. Visit for a special occasion or just a great dining experience.

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Thank Handman
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Minneapolis, MN
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Gourmet and fun”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I really loved this place. The ambiance is lowkey but "moody." The food was wonderful. It was on the edge which made it fun and interesting. Combinations are different....
Absolutely the best foie gras I have ever had, bar none (even France!). It is pricey but worth a splurge.... We had great service and knowledgeable wait staff. Get reservations early.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank AroundtheWorld
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Wildwood, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant on the Island”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

There are many great restaurants on and around Hilton Head Island, but we believe that Vine is the best. Our last visit, which was our fourth, was a birthday celebration. Our party had the Scallops, Pear & Gorgonzola Ravioli, Lasagna, Roasted Carrot & Godiva Chocolate Soup and the Bacon Sundae. They were all outstanding dishes. The Scallops were melt in your mouth delicious and the soup was like no soup I had ever tasted. The service was over the top and Steve (owner) made us feel very welcome. The whole evening was a most enjoyable dining experience. Thanks to Steve and his outstanding staff.

Bob

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank bob34345
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