WiseGuys Steak & Lounge
WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wiseguyshhi.com/
  • Phone: 8438428866x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Greg Tucker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let the professional staff at WiseGuys cater your next event! Call today for a catering consultation and custom proposal.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merchant Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from WiseGuys Steak & Lounge
Unique to Hilton Head, WiseGuys is known for their Small Plates,Big Wines,Serious Cocktails and Steaks. The Small Plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail-party dining to a new level, showcasing urban flavors and strikingly exciting presentations. WiseGuys features hand-cut steaks aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness, offering a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature Entrees include amazing seafood creations. The award winning wine list delivers over 150 specially selected bottles; over 50 wines served by the glass. By using the Island’s first WineKeeper system, WiseGuys showcases and features 18 wines that are usually not available by the glass. When it comes to Serious Cocktails, no detail is overlooked;their infusions are hand-crafted using the freshest of seasonal fruits and premium spirits. They truly offer something for everyone including vegetarian, gluten free and children's options. Come in and savor their food and share their passion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
WiseGuys Steak & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)special occasion (100)notable wine list (85)neighborhood gem (72)romantic (61)vibrant bar scene (57)hot spot (56)good for groups (53)great for outdoor dining (32)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (18)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • AndyHHI
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we always enjoy the small plates and creative menu items. Great place to enjoy conversation and dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • karencope22
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was okay, but once was enough. There are so many really good restaurants on the island, that this one pales in comparison.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DeeinWmsbg
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Service was excellent and our food was delivered quite quickly. We took advantage of the 25% off (5:00 pm to 5:45pm) discount by eating early and there was no problem. Portions were generous. Since we were last there (several years ago) they have enlarged the restaurant, but it still maintains the atmosphere of elegant casual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We come every year
    dcwino
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our 3rd year coming and the good is always delicious. We are fans of the early dining special from 5-545 and service is always great. You can never go wrong with the short ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great steaks and great desserts. Knowledgable server who appeared to really enjoy his job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WG never disappoints!
    AAWG
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Mu husband and I love WG. We always choose WG whenever we are celebrating something special, such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother's/Father's day. We love WG mostly because of the great food and wine selection because it's always outstsnding. I had a baby 9 months ago and i was bit concerned that the place wasn't baby/kid friendly. It turns out it was the complete opposite. I hope they add a a baby changing station in the ladies' (or men's!) rest room. Again, we love WG!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great event
    HMLFJ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I chose this after extensive perusal of TripAdvisor reviews and descriptions for our 51st anniversary. 3 out of our party of 4 ordered the surf and turf which was very delightful. The chef made the required distinctions of the filet mignon between rare, medium rare, and medium, and the meat was tender and juicy. The lobster tail was larger than expected and the sauce made it the best we had ever tasted. It also was cooked to perfection. The coconut shrimp were also wonderful. The small plate of sashimi Tuna melted in our mouths - fantastic! Finishing the meal with cappuccino and molten flourless chocolate cake made this truly a meal and night to remember. Very pleasant and attentive server (Karely) without being overly intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service deteriorates significantly when busy,(May have been our server conversing with others) food remained very good. Next time in Hilton Head it will be lower on the list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We loved everything we got. The ahi lettuce wraps were great as well as shrimp wontons. The French onion soup was great!!! The loaded skillet potatoes were amazing and the bread pudding was huge and the best we've ever had. Didn't have the typical bourbon sauce which I hate so it was to die for! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wise Guys/Wise Choice
    HomeChefTom
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wise Guys greeted us in a friendly manner and seated us early since we arrived before our reservation time. The food was very well prepared and served in a timely fashion. The scallop risotto and the demonico rib eye were excellent. Caesar salad was rather bland, but they do serve it with white anchovies if requested. They do have an excellent wine list whether ordering by the bottle or by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free choices galore!
    NYtravels
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Finally, a restaurant that not only had an actual GF menu (not just a piece if paper), but a variety of amazing choices. We are from NY, and Wiseguys felt like a Manhattan restaurant in SC. Incredible food, extensive wine list and professional and knowledgeable wait-staff. Everything Sam, our waiter, recommended was a hit at the table. If you get seated between 5-5:45, you get 25% off of your bill-food AND drinks! A must for any food and wine enthusiast vacationing on HHI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • little noisy
    catrig77
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Seated next to a hyper little girl. Grandma was no help. Mom was mute. Food was good. Server great. Said wrong time of the year.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • beachgrl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was really fabulous. I had the filet with a demi glaze and the roasted wild mushrooms. Superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had wonderful steaks but the seafood lovers in our group were also satisfied. Loaded scalloped potatoes were flavorful but a little dry. Of our three dessert choices, the brad pudding was hands down the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unexpected find!!
    DJfoodmissionVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Extensive wine list. Food was very tasty. Southern fried bread pudding was excellent. Waitnstafg was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous- again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our second time here- and another great dinner. The filet's are so tender, had the gorgonzola sauce with it and I couldn't get enough! Skillet potatoes good as well. My kids let the waitress know my husband and I were celebrating our 22 wedding anniversary and she brought out a complimentary fondue for the table for dessert- very nice of them. Our waitress was Raven- she was fabulous- so friendly, always a smile on her face, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great last minute find
    London
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Four of us were looking for a nice place to eat before our vacation ended. We planned on eating at the Boat House, which has always been one of our favorites. Knowing that the wait could be long, we made a reservation at Wiseguys as a "just in case". We got to the Boat House just before 7 and found our wait to be over two hours! We quickly decided to try Wiseguys. We each started with one of the specialty drinks, which were well worth the price. Two of us had fish dishes and the other two had steaks. In addition we ordered the She-crab soup. Yum! All were marvelous -- maybe even better than that. My husband said his Delmonico was the best he's ever had. Wiseguys quickly became our new favorite go to in Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overal Superb Experience
    Misty63
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our server, Danny, was knowledgable & very pleasant. The decor was Fantastic & we have already recommended Wiseguys to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HHI birthday visit
    Steaklover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting. The tables were a little too close together, so you could hear others conversations. I was a little disappointed that they didn't do anything special for birthdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cooldaddy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first time at wiseguys. We really enjoyed our experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience
    SummerSnowBirds
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were four for dinner. Two of us shared 4 small plates which were all excellent. One of the other two had the shrimp and grits the other the beef short ribs. Presentation, quantity and quality were all top notch. So glad friends recommended this restaurant. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fantastic meal
    Robert
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    You must eat at this restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is exceptional. Don't miss this gem on Hilton Head Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    NapaGirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Every time we are in Hilton Head we dine at WiseGuys. The atmosphere is good, servers are very attentive (thanks Dirk) and the food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good atmosphere
    Like2eat
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had the petite filet with crabmeat and French onion soup for a starter. The food, service and atmosphere was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really good find!
    RSauce
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A great dining experience! Greeted warmly and seated quickly. Our Waiter, Danny was masterful with recommendations for food and drink. My steak was as good as he suggested. My wife was vacillating between two fish dishes and he pointed out that she could have both in smaller portions. Chilean Sea Bass and Grouper, that she shared with me and they were both excellent. Drinks were expertly prepared and a very nice wine selection is available as well. My wife finished off with a foursome of Creme Brulee, that consisted of Chambord, Vanilla , Grand Marnier and Kahlua. She they were all excellent. My steak was available with four different sauces and as many side dishes as well. Really good place and great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenomenal, excellent food & more
    DecoratingDiva2
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We loved our visit to Wise Guys Restaurant! My red snapper and grouper combination was absolutely delicious! My husband's filet mignon plus crab cakes, sauteed wild mushrooms and spinach was also excellent. The seating was very comfortable and the kid's meals were just as good and a great value. This is our new favorite restaurant in Hilton Head. Thank you for also having a gluten free menu, this really attracted us as well as we have two in our family that have celiac and this is always a concern when dining out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    eagle0412
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    As soon as we walked in the door, we had high hopes for this restaurant. The decor is modern, the menu intriguing and the servers (especially Maegan) attentive. When the food came, we were not disappointed. The crab fondue was light and tasty; the jumbo scallops were seared perfectly; the short-rib sliders were tender; and the mushroom risotto was smooth and creamy. (And believe me, we are usually disappointed with risotto if we order it any place other than our favorite restaurant in Little Italy, NY.) The bill can get a bit pricey, but the early bird discount (25% off if you place your order by 5:45p) makes it more manageable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is Great for Romance or Family.
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For the past three years, the Saturday evening before we return home from our beach vacation we have eaten at Wise Guys. We enjoy the small plates trying new things. This years surprise were the manhattans and the cheese plate, but all the offering were tasty. With the selections of wines, special drinks and food Wise Guys can be appreciate by a couple on a romantic date or a family enjoying a good meal together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Tapas!
    Luvdining
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our 2nd trip to Wise Guys and enjoy the small plates. They have a nice variety of plates to choose from - with our favorite being the Shrimp and Calamari and the Baked Brie in Pastry. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on HHI
    DennisSVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is the third year we have visited Wise Guys. Consistently good food and service. Great Menu selections from the small plates to the full menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite place on the island!
    PittgrlVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Absolutely delicious! Huge menu! Great service! All 4 of us loved everything about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stephanie
    StephHHI
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was great! Atmosphere was outstanding!! Love this place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    JerseyBeachbum
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great place. A lot of options. Was a tapas place which was great, now they have full entrees. Steak and seafood is great. We had one steak that wasn't cooked right ( which they fixed) but otherwise it was great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    Jessica
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Consistently a great meal, with both unique and signature items. Baseball Cut Sirloin is always a great choice, and is flavorful and as tender as a filet. Mixed drinks are always interesting mixes poured fairly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A port in a storm
    FreeboVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our first visit on the night of a torrential downpour. Staff was the epitome of grace under pressure. Food was very good as we shared small plates. Looking to go back soon to enjoy the full menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our Server, Danny, was awesome! He advised us on the menu and was dead on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    ConnerFamily
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We have been coming to Hilton Head for 35 years and WiseGuys will now be our list of must eats each time we visit. The food and atmosphere was great and while it is a little bit of a drive to get there from where we stay, it is worth the drive. See you next year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Smile
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was great, service was prompt and pleasant, couldn't ask for anything more. Always enjoy dining at Wise Guys!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Keith
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was the best meal we have ever had in the 12 years we have been coming to Hilton Head. We got the grouper that was outstanding, rib eyes that were cooked perfectly, chicken and waffles that were awesome and the corvina that was a special that was delicious. We got a small plate of shrimp and calamari that was unbelievable. Our waiter was Danny who we would definitely request again. He steered us in the right direction on what to order. We got there before 5:45 & they give 25% off your whole bill including drinks! We didn't know about this deal until Danny told us. We highly recommend Wise Guys and look forward to eating there again the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Waiter and the ambience were awesome! Would recommend the restaurant to other HHI vacationers!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.