I see this restaurant as a quiet intimate fine dining restaurant. Delicious and family owned.
Great for the winter.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like food,music and great service You will love this place
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Studio is tucked away
The Studio is tucked away in an office building and worth the trip. Very nice room overall; original art on the walls; dark. A special occasion type place - white table cloth, nicely upscale for HHI, expensive, very good food from apps to mains, very good wine list. We both had their "pallette" plate - a sampler of their top three main courses - filet, lamb and red grouper - each was excellent...we also tried two different apps - crab cake and a mozzarella/tomato/ tofu that were both very good...they seem to have vegan choices as well....Bottom line is that this is a place worth going to for a splurge meal...Its pricey but you feel like you just about get your money's worth...Our main was $38 each, apps $9, the wine was a $65 Oregon Pinot.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and great service
This is our second time dining at The Studio. Again, the food was excellent. I server, James, did a great job and made the experience even better. Will definitely come back on another vacation to Hilton Head.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
During our annual two-week celebration of life in Hilton Head, we like to try new restaurants as well as revisiting our favorites. For some reason, we had never tried The Studio in the nine years it's been open. It will now be one of our regulars.
The food is excellent--well-prepared and presented, and the Early Dining menu is a bargain by HHI standards. Don't miss the art on display by local painters.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a restaurant which
Finally a restaurant which caters to a vegetarian appetite. And the food and atmosphere is outstanding. Can't wait to return.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant...the
Very nice restaurant...the food was delicious and the art/music added a very nice touch.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place on Hilton Head
This was our second year in a row and we were not disappointed. I had the best steak in my life. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. A true gem!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was good but very dark inside Not sure we would go back. But worth a try in my opinion
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feast for the eye and stomach
Tasty food with a special point of view. Chef Paul created a fabulous meal for us. We had soup with the duck app, followed by the three plate sampler of fish, lamb and steak. (this is a must for a first diner to the studio). I chose a veggie option, hippy meat loaf. If all veggie food tasted this good I would have converted years ago. There is not a kids menu per say, I was pleased about this. Parents don't always want to feed their kids chips and hotdogs. Chef Paul made My 4&6 year olds steak with mash/pasta, they cleaned their plates. Our dessert was no less spectacular, bread pudding with white chocolate.
We left with full stomachs and a piece of art to support the re homing of circus animals.
The studio is a must.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Dining in an Art Gallery
We enjoyed our dining experience and were glad to have been introduced to this special restaurant by using a restaurant .com certificate
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit hard to find but the staff are very friendly and nice. Food is excellent.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful - love the atmosphere
One of the prettiest restaurants I've ever visited. Dark red walls and twinkly lights. You would never guess it from the outside. My daughter's tuna was delicious and a very generous portion. Lovely presentation. I ordered a vegetable stirfry, which was just okay. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it for someone who wants a lovely, un- beach like dinner in Hilton Heas.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic date night
My in-laws have been telling us to try The Studio for years and we finally took their advice. What a fantastic evening! It will be our new "must visit" restaurant when we are here. Something for everyone on the menu... we had a hard time not picking multiple entrees! ;) The service was impeccable and the pacing of courses was perfect. We also love when the bread arrives hot and with room temperature butter - again, perfectly executed! Great wine and cocktail menu. Our first experience with a "liquid dessert" (Girl Scout Martini) was a perfect ending to such a fantastic meal. The quality of the food can not be beat and the prices are incredibly reasonable. Thank you! We look forward to coming back on our next visit to HHI!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved everything about this
I loved everything about this spot, the food, the service the atmosphere.... just a perfect little gem. It is a small intimate space with great fresh delicious food. We had the duck and escargot for starters and then the tasting menu and finally some bread pudding and berry crumb cake and we were not disappointed.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time around
This was the second year we have eaten here. Table was placed way too close to the entertainment which at first made us very uncomfortable. We were insured that the music was not loud and were given the opportunity to dine in the other gallery although there were other tables available. Decided to stay put and give it a try. The music was tasteful and engaging. The food excellent. Next year however, we will request a table near the windows.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second just as food as the first
Wonderful restaurant in every respect. Our second visit after a five star experience in May. Words don't do justice to this fantastic gem. Experience it for yourself. This will now be on our short list of three "must do" restaurants while on island. Spectactular.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
While staying at Hilton Head for vacation, I stumbled across this gem and all the previous wonderful reviews. We opted for the early dining option, which was quite a steal and the 'petite' portions more then filled us! You get a choice of soup or salad, entree, and a pick from 3 desserts. I am not a big salad person but theirs was excellent and parents enjoyed the soup. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and dessert was just cherry on top, the brownie is a must! Our only wish is that we stumbled across this gem our previous visits to the island!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we stay here we
Every time we stay here we have dinner at this restaurant It has never disappointed us!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
More people shoud come
This place is awesome for fresh different food. I really appreciate the vegetarian options. The zucchini and the escargot are unbelievable. I loved the place!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Let's keep this our secret!
A unique experience--intimate and romantic with a creative menu. Impeccable service--the art work was the crowning touch!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We never visit HHI without eating at The Studio. The service and food are always outstanding. I have a digestive disorder and they were very accommodating. We love the blackened shrimp so we called ahead to make sure they wouldn't run out and the owner said she would set enough aside just for us. LOVE!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice selection of vegetarian
Nice selection of vegetarian and vegan entree options as well meat lover options.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great art, food, and service
The owners, a husband and wife team, have put their own personal touch on The Studio. She is an artist and this is her studio. Her works are prominently displayed. The food is excellent. The service is excellent. The prices are not inexpensive, but neither are they out of this world. Depending where you are from, the prices may seem low. The entrees range from about $27 to $35. Not high for really excellent quality. Whenever we are on Hilton Head Island we have to have at least one dinner at the Studio.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great artist approach to dining
Gorgeous artwork is displayed through out the restaurant. The food was fantastic. Wonderful experience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were treated to a table for two by the windows. Our waiter was very attentive but did not bug us. An appetizer we would recommend was the Escargot with Pernod...wonderfully unique and tasty. Our Filet Mignons were done to perfection! And we finished off with a tasty, picture-perfect Chocolate Martini. The live music added just the right touch to a flawless evening for celebrating 50 years together!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time we visited this restaurant and we will most likely visit it again soon. It is not a cheap night out, but well worth saving up for!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife is a vegan plus-eats no cooked food-as well as a raw food chef. She had to request no refined sugars and specified only virgin olive oil but that is normal because of her strict diet choice. I had a meal that included jackfruit which none of us had even heard of. All dishes well prepared and waiter very attentive. Small restaurant but was fairly busy and yet not loud. Art work on walls had a number of nudes which some diners might have trouble with but tastefully done. Not a place for someone looking for a "diner" menu.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Food
The food has the touch of preparation in your own kitchen with a very knowledgeable chef who uses healthy and exceptionally fresh ingredients. The "Pallette" gives a delightful array of 3 proteins - filet, lamb and fish. Great flavor with unique sauces and the freshest of salads. The service included checking on our requirements by the owner/artist. The ambiance is that of an artist's studio - very unique.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely one of the top
Definitely one of the top 5 restaurants on HH. Excellent service, great atmosphere, knowledgable staff, great food and an amazing wine list. You'll never be disappointed here; consistently exceptional.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food. . . great atmosphere
the food was excellent . . we ate early (6:00pm). . . the food and the art make this a fabulous place for a date meal or romantic meal for two
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special occasion
The staff and ambiance found at this restaurant created a very special occasion for my family's celebration of my sister's birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special event.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional in Many Ways
The food at The Studio was exceptional; service was attentive; ambience was delightful. A rare find.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Owned Gem
Found this restaurant by referral while in Hilton Head for annual fall golf trip with my wife. We will definitely return for truly great food worthy of James Beard consideration.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was initially met by a gorgious host that immediatly set the tone for the rest of the evening. The eligance of the room, the art work, the music was delightful. The presentation of the meal was wonderful and the choices were as unique as the entire experience. A+ service Paul great job. L keep the brush in paint you have talent.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
this unique restaurant is a great find.the food was some of the very best we have had.they treated us so well with those little personell attenative touches.we each had a salad and entrée and was both satisfied.i wanted to take my wife out to a nice location for our last night in Hilton head and this fit perfectly.during our visit we took time and walked around to view the artwork the owners wife done and they are beautiful.my wife as well paints so this was another plus for the evening.we will be back to the area again next year and will be sure to visit again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased with the food we ordered. It was very tasty and the portions were adequate. I would recommend this place to friends who visit the area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favorites
An intimate dining experience with great service and food. Generous portions, probably splitable. Make sure you ask for front room (5 stars) as back room is uninteresting (2 stars).
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
wonderful dining experience
food was fantastic, my husband loved the boar chops, waiter was very attentive and personable
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is our favorite in hilton head. The place is charming and the service is the best. We had the tasting menu with a wine pairing that was excellent . The server was great, friendly,knowledgeable and funny. The portions were generous. You have to try this gem. In addition on Friday and Saturday there is a singer.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service, ambience
A very romantic setting perfect for fine dining. Service is very personal and professional. Good wine list and menu. The entree's are gourmet all the way.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Artwork on display
First time here. Interesting artwork by owner and friendly atmosphere. Pricey but nice menu. Only item under par was ahi tuna app--slices were too thick and very stringy. All other dishes were excellent!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A warm artist's studio
The art can draw folks to the door; the food will keep them there after the art has been viewed. The menu reflected thought and initiative. Seared ahi was 1.25" thick to allow the flavor of the tuna to be enjoyed - at least an inch of rare ahi - very good! The studio pallete included lamb, beef and grouper. Presentation was pleasing as was the serving pallete. Little touches such as small piped dollops of mashed potatoes. Broccolini was well prepared.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An inviting and charming atmosphere
An inviting and charming atmosphere. Not for large groups or children. Husband's salmon was outstanding; my shrimp excellent. Will return when another special is offered. Rather pricey for an ordinary dinner out.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our absolutely favorite restaurant
Our absolutely favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. A bit pricey but well worth it for the extraordinary food,
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss this one!!!
From the time you walk through the door you know you've come to a special place. It all begins with a warm greeting then a wonderful meal with great service. Of course there is the exceptional unique art work! Just an all-around best experience!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely time and would recommend to anyone. Service, short of a slight billing snafu that was rectified, was outstanding. The main selling point is the incredibly intimate atmosphere. A definite go-to special occasion spot. If going for the first time, check out the four-course tasting with wine pairings, which was both a great value and delicious.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the gems of Hilton Head
I have a few restaurants that I patronize when I go to Hilton Head. This one is the top of the heap. The food is memorable, cooked to perfection, and reasonably priced. The menu is consistent from visit to visit, reflective of the fact that they serve a number of tried and true favorites. The owners are personable and attentive. This is my "go to" restaurant when another restaurant fails. It is a gem of a restaurant, located in an unusual place. Worth the effort every single time. "The Studio" will become one of YOUR favorites and you will thank me for the recommendation.
Only one week on HIlton Head? Try "The Studio", "Ela's Grille, "Vine", "Sage" and "Red Fish". In that order.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Hidden Gem on Hilton Head Isl
The Studio is unassuming from the outside, but once you walk inside it is anything but unassuming. The decor is beautiful and artistic and the menu is awesome. I highly recommend trying one of the tasting menu options with wine pairings. The four course was excellent!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Studio is truly a hidden gem; we found it delightful for a quite but special occasion during our recent visit to Hilton Head Island. Located in an unpretentious area but with outstanding food and a charming, creative atmosphere. With two separate dining rooms, it’s fit for either groups or a quite dinner for two. I rarely write reviews but this place is truly delightful and should be shared with others.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM