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WiseGuys Steak & Lounge
WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

WiseGuys Steak & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wiseguyshhi.com
  • Phone: (843) 842-8866
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "You must eat at this restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is exceptional. Don't miss this gem on Hilton Head Island."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had the petite filet with crabmeat and French onion soup for a starter. The food, service and atmosphere was top notch."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious! Huge menu! Great service! All 4 of us loved everything about it!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was great! Atmosphere was outstanding!! Love this place"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our Server, Danny, was awesome! He advised us on the menu and was dead on!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was great, service was prompt and pleasant, couldn't ask for anything more. Always enjoy dining at Wise Guys!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Waiter and the ambience were awesome! Would recommend the restaurant to other HHI vacationers!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here the last night we were in hilton Head this time. We visit the island as often as we can. We were in HHI for eight days this time. The food was superb & the service & ambience were top shelf. I had the ribeye & my wife had the risotto & crab cakes it was wonderful. I would have eaten here more than once had we gone earlier in the week. This is definitely our new favorite restaurant in HHI. TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We sat on the quiet side of the resturant away from the bar which was great for conversation. I had the beef short ribs and he had the sirloin. Both were amazing and the bread pudding was out of this world!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, atmosphere, and place all around. Highly recommend it...especially the early dining (5-6). Everything ordered before 5:45 is 25%off!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated immediately at a nice table. Service throughout the night was very good. The avocado/arugula salad was excellent, wontons, beef carpaccio and goat cheese crepes small plates were excellent, but the lobster risotto just didn't make it. The pork entrée was also good, but not great. Bananas Foster with vanilla ice cream dessert was also very good. So a little up and a little down. Overall would recommend though. Dish selection is key."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was prepared perfectly. Seared scallops tasted fresh and delicious with the wild mushroom risotto. My wife's steak was done to perfection as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday at Wise Guys and it was the perfect place to do so! The food was outstanding and the décor so crisp, clean and updated. Only issue was that the booth was a bit uncomfortable and we felt like we were sitting too low for the table. I would suggest a table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a good outing with good wine and food in a nice cozy setting"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "WiseGuys has become a favorite and must-do for my friends and I when we come to Hilton Head. Never had a bad bite -- the food is fantastic and fun. The wine list is excellent and the staff is friendly and accomodating. You can't go wrong with this place!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Wise Guys and we were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have always had excellent food and drinks at Wise Guys. The small plates/pizzettes are outstanding. Desserts are great. too."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our server was fabulous (I think it was Kim). Interesting choice of small plate appetizers. Superb main dishes well prepared and presented. Ambiance is upscale not low country. Pricing very reasonable for quality. All in our party of 4 enjoyed the total experience. Glad we went."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I travel frequently, and always look for good restaurants from Florida to NY, Dallas, Hawaii, etc. Wiseguys food and service was first class all the way. We both had a double tenderloin topped with crab meat stuffing, a nightly special. Fantastic, with great salad, vegetables and delicious wine. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Nice place, good service, food was just okay. Will try again when in the area."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We found this place via Wine Spectator's list of recognized restaurants in the region, figuring good wine typically pairs best with good food. Our assumption was spot on! WiseGuys offers both a traditional steak menu along with a vast assortment of small plates (which can make the tab more reasonable). In our two visits during our 4-night excursion to HHI, we had the: margherita pizza (twice), fig/prosciutto pizza, beet salad, beef carpaccio, tuna tartare special, beef sliders (twice), fried calamari/shrimp, truffle fries, shrimp/lobster wontons, creme brule sampler, & chocolate molten cake. All excellent, plus great service. We had two kids with us and, though the kids menu is impressive, we stuck with the small plates all around."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Dining with my 88 yr old mother and the Small Plates menu was just perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the Beef Sliders and the Prosciutto and Fig Pizzetta. Service was attentive and friendly. The location was convenient for us. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is the best resturant we've been to in years. The steaks were simply amazing. If that was really what cow is supposed to taste like I am wondering what the chain " steak house " restaurants have been serving us for years. This was truly a great meal. Service was very good also. We will be back for sure. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Did not feel that the inside was kid friendly at all.....outside only. I thought the prices for the small plates were quite pricey. I also felt the menu was stressful and not easy to navigate. I don't mind paying for services received, but was disappointed in the quality of the food"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food is delicious and some quite original such as the beet salad. From 5-7, salads, pizzas, appetizers, & drinks are 25% off. Every time we are in Hilton Head, this restaurant is on our list."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Took advantage of special for Veterans on this day and was not disappointed. Thank you. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We were a group of 10. Food was excellent though the fish dishes were not as good as the beef. The Sea Bass was very oily. The wine list is outstanding. We are going back again to try other things on the menu. We have been coming to HHI for 20 years and Wise Guys was a new find. It definitely has made the list. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014