The owners are a really nice
The owners are a really nice young couple who make your experience here personal and comfortable from explaining how the wine card works to serving great cappucinno. A really different change of pace experience with delicious small plates with generous portions. And of course the wine selection is great, and the sampling is really neat and nowhere else. You'll be sorry if you don't.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The hosts, Dawn and Ryan were
The hosts, Dawn and Ryan were warm,welcoming and so knowledgable about their wines, they were delightful and gracious. The food was excellent and presentation gets high marks from us. We received a gift card for this wine bar from our daughter, who lives in Atlanta ; she thought we would enjoy it and she was correct. We brought another couple with us, so we could share tasting a greater variety of the food. They enjoyed the experience as much as we did.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unique concept for wine bar.
Unique concept for wine bar. Great fun self service tasting!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really love going to R
We really love going to R & D. The food and service are great! Wine selection is outstanding.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Canada's loss, our gain!
While not now unique wines by sip, taste, and glass servings from dispenser, the food here outdistances all similar bar elsewhere. The bright, energetic owners are a delight and totally engaged in making your visit unique and memorable. Wines and menu change biweekly with wide spectrum of prices and servings. Selections on two nights we enjoyed were outstanding. R&D is perfect. Even the rest rooms were unique and spotlessly clean and comfortable. Canada's loss of Ryan and dawn is Hilton Head/Bluffton's definite gain. Hope to have them remain for years to come.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
They specialize in good wines.
They specialize in good wines. The food is excellent - tapas mostly to enjoy while sampling wines. Walls are lined with wines, so many choices. Waite staff knows their wines. They will help you find just the right wine for your mood and taste.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ryan and Dawn are the perfect
Ryan and Dawn are the perfect couple to operate this unique wine bar. Their lastest addition of a new chef was a wise choice. They are having a wine dinner later this month and we plan on going with some of our friends. We will go there often.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small restaurant with excellent wine choices. Dinner was wonderful and service terrific. Will come here again when we visit South Carolina.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we knew about R&D
Although we knew about R&D for sometime, this is our first visit and certainly not our last. The owners were fantastic and the approach they have taken with wines is interesting and certainly entertaining for wine enthusiasts. We will certainly frequent there more often!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
INTERESTING BUT VERY GOOD
INTERESTING BUT VERY GOOD WINE BISTRO. MANY CHOICES OF WINE BY THE GLASS AND THE FOOD IS ABOVE AVERAGE.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dawn is a fabulous hostess
Dawn is a fabulous hostess and very knowledgeable about her wines. Great spot for a leisurely lunch with a friend.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find. Good opportunity
Great Find. Good opportunity to try multiple wines in many price points. Food was very good with great presentation. Host had a great personality that makes you want to come back.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a great place to go for great wine and atmosphere. Want to try different wines - this is the place. Highly recommend it to all.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I took our daughter and her fiance to R&D Wine Boutique for dinner. We had a great experience. The service provided by the owners was fantastic. Their expertise in wine was helpful. We purchased the wine-by-the-glass cards and had fun sampling several wines from the automated wine dispensers - 1 ounce for sampling, half glass or full glass for a favorite. The cheese plate appetizer was superb and I really enjoyed the salmon entree. The wines on the walls are for sale. After learning from the expertise of the owner, we purchased a bottle from Spain to bring home. Overall, this was a fabulous and fun experience. Very highly recommend.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wine and Lite Dining
Wonderful selection of wines, and the owners/wait staff know their wines. Service is wonderful. Very good selection of lite dining foods, cheeses, salads. Small space insures the opportunity to dine in an environment in which you can hear your other table partners. Great for a special evening or entertaining out of area guests. Wines are both great tasting experiences and fun.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Bluffton!
R&D is a favorite for all wine-loving locals! It's a must see!!!!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our time
We really enjoyed our time at this restaurant. Very friendly owners and great staff. Will be back soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Surprise! a real gem!
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).
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great concept for wine tasting, paired with great food. Donna and Ryan make you feel like you are visiting their home. Must try!!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
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+!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect date spot!
What a fabulous cozy spot...definitely not a tourist trap. We will go back soon!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place to go for
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!!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
More Than a Wine Shop
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.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is mostly a wine bar
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.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Go To
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.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM