R & D Wine Boutique
R & D Wine Boutique

R & D Wine Boutique

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rdwine.net/
  • Phone: 8438373747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Open for Wine and Beer after dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine Room's rustic décor creates a refined atmosphere. Celebrate your gatherings in The Wine Room. This private room accommodates up to 8 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Best Buy Plaza
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from R & D Wine Boutique
With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory small plates, flatbreads, modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition R&D Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 150 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner.
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R & D Wine Boutique reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (8)special occasion (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A gem in Bluffton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have been here twice and love this spot! It is such a relaxed yet lovely atmosphere. Great wine selections and perfect menu with which to pair wines. The owner, Dawn, is so engaging and it is obvious she cares about your dining experience. Definitely at the top of my list of where to dine in Bluffton/Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A different kind of Wine Bar
    BlufftonFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Cool way of delivering the wine...great selection and can taste many to find your favorite ones.. yummy snack sized sharing food dishes.. perfect for a evening out with someone special or a close friend...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A place I frequent...
    AmberB
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I go back and back again! Each time I enjoy every drop and bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Wine!
    Spence
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had an amazing time at R&D and we will definitely be back on our next trip to the Hilton Head area. The wine was fantastic and we had great service. The food was really good, but the portion sizes were small. The owner was fun and very personable, she made the experience seem more like a fun night at a friends private party! Couldn't be more pleased with this choice, thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming back
    seenitallVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We started stopping for dinner on way from Savannah airport to our home in Hilton Head Island. I think that pattern will continue. Food is very good across menu and service pleasant / attentive. Wine selections competent but reasonable in price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    accuElliot
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Once we found it, we found a gem. The "wine machine" is a winner, and the food we ordered was well prepared and very good. The service was attentive. The owners care about what they are doing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Lovers and Relaxing
    KAON
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Real gem in an unexpected location. Quiet, great ambiance, fantastic wine selections and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best lowcountry wine bistro
    winelovers
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Enjoyed the entire experience of this lovely, small wine bistro. The food was delicious, the wines were good and it was fun to be able to sip many different types of wine. The attention to detail and ambiance makes this on our list of places to go back to tine and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adequate - but GREAT wind
    BDMAtlantaLandAreaVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Really enjoyed the wine a lot. The Cheese and meat and bread plate were very good. The food was pretty good - not great - they would do well to make the pasta in house rather than not. Lighting was bad - very bright coming from the street in a dark room is not a good mix. Overall I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the R & D Wine Boutique reviews archive.
  • R & D gem
    SKJ68
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We used back room. Ideal for group! Cozy, private, unique, but Acoustically it could use some help. Food was excellent and perfectly portioned. Good variety in selection. Great location and parking
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food and wine venue
    Wino
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is always excellent - and the wine selection is fantastic. And...you can sample most of them.....
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden, but worth finding
    Buffy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This small wine cafe is a little difficult to find the first time you visit. But... one visit and you will definitely want to return. The menu is not extremely large, but the available wines make up for that. R&D is a perfect spot for a Ladies Luncheon!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Around
    RVAWmVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We always include a stop at R&D every trip to Hilton Head/Bluffton. Dawn is enthusiastic about her selections and food offerings with welcoming charm and exuberance. The machine sampling bins are always stocked with a wide selection of wines for every taste and pocketbook. In addition R&D has the widest and best selection of bottles anywhere in the area. A real plus to an expanding retail area.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Danny
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My husband and I came here on a date and loved it. The owner was so gracious and helpful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Debbie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Can't wait to go back! The Owner / Hostess makes you feel so welcome, like you are dining in her own home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had wonderful wines, service
    Emil
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We had wonderful wines, service was outstanding and our sandwiches were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It's hard to find a restaurant where you can enjoy great food, wonderful wine, and have a quiet atmosphere that allows conversation. R&D is that rare place. Thank you for a wonderful evening Dawn!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Surprise
    Noel
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I never realized such a fantastic wine bar was in this little strip mall near PetCo and BestBuy. They have a larger private room in the back with comfy upholstered dining chairs, large table which sits 8 very easily and the walls were lined with the most spectacular array of wines. Donna, the owner is the heartbeat of this place. She lights up when you ask her opinion regarding any of her wines. She describes, in detail, the vineyard, grapes, etc with the kind of enthusiasm that let's you know this is not a hobby, this is her passion. The food was tasty. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find! Enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wonderful find! Enjoyed the food and especially the wine options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat a little, sip a little
    Hallamity
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great place for light evening dining and sipping a nice selection of wines. My wife says it's great for a group lunch in the back room. Not a place to gorge yourself, but you leave sufficiently suffonsified.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday cocktails
    Dinner46
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The service is outstanding. The food is well proportioned and prepared perfectly. I love the friendly atmosphere. It is so much fun to try so many new wines . You can taste 5 different wines and that is only one glass. Then I decide which wine I liked the most and have a full glass with my meal. And I find the price reasonable for the value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine bistro for the wine lover
    Granger
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A great place to taste some wines and eat either a few bites or a full meal. The staff are great. They were friendly, we had their attention whenever it was needed, and they really knew their wines. They have maybe 40 wines to choose from in the dispensers and nice tastefully prepared foods to accompany whatever you choose. The wines range from quality bargain wines to some serious high end wines. So be careful what you choose as your wine bill can go up quickly. You can also buy one of many other wines in the shop and pay corkage. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special in its own right
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    R & D Wine Boutique is everything the wine lover could wish for. Not only do they have wall-to-wall (literally) of outstanding wine selections, their tapas/small plate dinner selections are absolutely delicious. Don't miss the cheese selections either as you begin your tastings. Balsamic vinaigrette jelly and crackers is also unique and scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Gerry
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Fun experience, our server was a delight, food is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    WHAT A GREAT RESTAURANT WITH THE OWNER/MGR PASSIONATE ABOUT TAKING EXTREME CARE TO MAKE SURE HER GUESTS ARE WELCOMED, SERVED WITH PROMPTNESS AND DELICIOUS FOOD! THE SELECTION OF WINES AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION AND/OR PURCHASE IS GREAT!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best I've been to!
    Keiko
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    This charming restaurant is located in a strip mall, and may be easily overlooked, but don't. There are only eight tables, so I encourage you to book ahead. The wines are outstanding -many unusual and hard to find, yet all price points. There is a wine dispensing machine where you may sample up to 20 different wines, should you choose to do so. The food is wonderful: the spinach artichoke dip is delicate and light, not overly salty. We had the eggplant parmesan and the chicken marsala, followed by Creme Brûlée, all perfect. Portions were just right. The chef came out to check with us to insure everything was to our liking. The service was outstanding. I could not ask for anything more and will return every time I am anywhere near!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute spot in Strip Mall.
    PatinaVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A Fun and Funky little spot in Bluffton Strip Mall. A Wine sipper's dream !! So, many choices. It was so much fun to load you card with $20.00 or more and fill your glass with all the great wine selections. Tapas and small plate menu is pretty varied which was nice. We did small plates, food was terrific. In the past we chose the specialty cheese platter was equally delicious. The owner is fun and engaging which gives the place a relaxed vibe making it impossible to meet people while enjoying the food and wine. My, only complaint is the noise level and tables could be a bit more intimate. But, we still enjoyed ourselves!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasions!
    DougVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Twice we have found our way to R & D for a special evening and were not disappointed! Great food, great wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and drink, friendly
    smuff
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Finding a great glass of wine is fun and a great way to try many before deciding on one or two glasses to go with your appetizer and dinner. Deserts are great too. The owners are so personable and they make you feel very special almost like being at their home. The cheese appetizer plate is great no matter which cheeses you choose and the nuts , crackers and fruit that come with it are a pleasant surprise. We've been there many times and never been disappointment. Dinner specials are always good and the go to flatbreads are excellent-especially like the duck , the olive one and the mushroom one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Go To
    RVAWmVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    When on Hilton Head (or off), the first destination is R&D. In addition to the ever changing selections in the wine taste machines there always is the friendly staff and great food selections to greet another visitor. Many wine labels not found elsewhere and the chance to taste or order a full glass of labels you probably wouldn't purchase in full bottle or taste before purchase. R&D is always a winner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Novelty wine shop, poor value
    joseph
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This "restaurant" is in actuality a novelty wine shop. The novelty are the wine kiosks where you can taste a variety of wines at small portions with the hope of you finding one that you will purchase. Now for the restaurant.... The food we had was a "filet special" and a cheese platter. The filet tasted like a hamburger with low quality meat or preparation. The cheese platter ($16) was small with cheese and meat worth less than half of what they charged. Our appetizers salad lacked creativity. On top of that the wine was overpriced. Overall the restaurant is a poor value. It is better described as a novelty wine shop (kiosks) that is not worth it for dinner but may be to try something different "pre dinner".
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is mostly a wine bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    This is mostly a wine bar for tasting using enomatic machines. The food was good and enough to accompany a tasting. Disappointed in the selection of white wines this time but will try again next year. Owner is very friendly and knows a lot about wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Than a Wine Shop
    RVAWmVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    R&D has become our 'go to' spot when in Hilton Head/Bluffton. The machines are always filled with interesting selections and at a broad range of prices. Nice to be able to taste new wines and old favorites even if whole bottle purchases aren't within the budget. This trip was for midweek lunch. Tapas type selections made decisions tough. All were outstanding. Back at Thanksgiving week for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place to go for
    Club1136
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    What a great place to go for good food and great wine. When we visit Hilton Head we make it a point to go to R&D. Dawn and Cynthia treat us like family. We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    wine4usVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Six of us had dinner at R&D recently. We were wowed by the friendliness and wonderful food. However the wine selection was amazing. We loved the fact that you could taste an ounce, 3 ounces or fill a 6 ounce glass with a very wide selection of both red and white wines. Using a prepaid card entitles you to taste all price levels of wine. We opted for the cheese platter and individual small plates. We were not disappointed-the food is fresh and well prepared. We are all definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    What a fabulous cozy spot...definitely not a tourist trap. We will go back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected.
    DougVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Tucked into a corner of a strip mall without much exposure to passing traffic, R & D Wine Boutique must be doing something right to attract the crowd that filled the room on our first visit. And they are!! The small plate portions were just right for sharing and the food was outstanding! For lovers of the grape, this is a must. I had never experienced the wine dispenser system in place at R & D, but if you want to enjoy a variety of wines, conduct your own tasting, or just be fickle, it is the way to go!! All very fun with great food and knowledgeable and attentive staff! A+!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun experience
    cat15
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    great concept for wine tasting, paired with great food. Donna and Ryan make you feel like you are visiting their home. Must try!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise! a real gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    We were on vacation in the Hilton Head area and were curious about this wine bar. We had a blast trying different wines from the serving machines. The locals and the owners were super helpful recommending wines and even offering a free glass when the change the bottle from the machine. The food was very tasty but it is more small plates, sandwich and flat breads than tapas. The concept of loading the card with the amount that you are willing to drink it is a great idea if you do not want to expend too much money or you can use it in your next visit (we saved ours for the next time we are in the area as we will definitely go back).The service was excellent and were super nice with my son (10 year old).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our time
    Stitcher
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We really enjoyed our time at this restaurant. Very friendly owners and great staff. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.