WiseGuys Steak & Lounge
WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nick Unangst
  • 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, 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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WiseGuys Steak & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)special occasion (89)notable wine list (85)neighborhood gem (76)good for groups (59)vibrant bar scene (56)hot spot (49)romantic (47)great for outdoor dining (32)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • this time some disappointing meals.
    catsandroses
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I love this spot. one of my favorite places to go. i've had the same thing EVERY time for a year.. Margarita pizzette, beet salad and ahi tuna lettuce wraps..(this would be my perfect choice for a last meal) but my dining companions weren't as lucky this time. two had the salmon.. said it was overcooked but farro was excellent. three had the fish and chips and said it was a sog fest. two had the double cut pork chop and waiter suggested a change to mashed potatoes.. both said the pork was excellent though on the small side. the potatoes were about the size of two half dollars.. miniscule. Dirk did a super job serving us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jeburrows
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Filet mignon was flavorful and tender. House mac n cheese was delicious. If you dine before 5:45pm it's 25% off entire check. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viva La WiseGuys!!!!
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Superb menu, professional service & great ambiance. We wrestled over the wide variety of menu selections: WiseGuys offers both a traditional style restaurant menu (soup, salad, entree & dessert) or tapas style menu (small plates)! We went with the Tapas and dined on a variety of delicious small plates: goat cheese brûlée, WG salad, WG Pork sliders and a WG four different cream brûlée dessert tray! All excellent!! The beer, wine & liquor selection is also quite outstanding. WG takes much pride in their own selection of specialty drinks: we had a great martini, an out-of-this-world bourbon blend & fine wine! Service was excellent: the General Manager was also pitching in and serving our table! We ask him to give our waiter a huge raise...we got a laugh and left a nice tip. A very nice evening and a great meal & drinks...Viva La WiseGuys...we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island Treasure
    Jack
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The experience was excellent! Derrick (our waiter) is a professional for sure. Presentation and delivery was perfect. After we had left the GREAT restaurant, Kimberly extended herself in a special way. MANY THANKS!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    On vacation in Hilton Head, we have tried several of the SERG group restaurants. This was by far our favorite. We had the pork chop and a seafood combo - both were excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devine Dinner for Two!
    susansings2u
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Enjoyed new experience at Wise Guys! Scrumptious Caesar Salad for hubby; Roasted Beet Salad for Me! Followed by Tender, juicy melt in your mouth steaks, with wonderful homemade steak sauces like Truffle Champagne, and delicious sides. Sweet Tea--excellent, brewed; Snapped up the coffee and fresh, Beignets for Dessert--we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Sheila
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food, service, and layout of restaurant were wonderful! Very nice dining experience with my daughter during our get away weekend! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome wine list, wonderful service!
    HHIBEACHBUM
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My husband and I went for date night and boy we were glad we did! The server made wonderful wine and small plates recommendations! My faves were the wild mushroom risotto, and the lollipop lamb chops - to die for! We also had delicious bread pudding and flourless chocolate torte with coffee for dessert. We've been coming to HHI for several years and we wish we hadn't waited this long to try Wise Guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu and excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great choice of regular as well as small plate menu items. Sam is a fantastic waiter! We dine here every visit to Hilton Head Island
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent restaurant great knowledgable staff the food is great with the best bread pudding you will ever eat so glad they went back to the older presentaton
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My husband and I decided to try Wiseguys while we were at Hilton Head celebrating our wedding anniversary. Everything about wiseguys was Phenomenal....the GM gave us the option to be seated right away or wait about 5 minutes for a table that we felt was personally much better....we decided to wait and we were not disappointed. Our waitress Raven, was so passionate, energetic we loved it. Wiseguys would definitely be the only reason why we would return to Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wise Guys Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As usual the food and service at this restaurant were exemplary. Our waiter couldn't have been more gracious in responding to our needs. The food was top notch and the 'climate" warm and friendly. Of course, the four of us will be back!! (By the way, your macaroni and cheese is the best I've ever had)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great early bird
    ruby
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    WiseGuys' early bird is a great buy. Unlike many restaurants that cut the price, have limited offerings and smaller portions, they discount the meal and drinks by 25% - a great deal. Going early also meant we had a quiet meal. As the restaurant began to fill it started to get pretty noisy. There was an error in my dessert: the creme brulee sampler had one without any sweetness. I told the waiter and immediately had visits from the hostess and chef confirming that there was an error and very apologetic. Without asking, there was no charge for the dessert. All in all, a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    HollmarkVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have been here many times before , this was a disappointing visit, but will most likely try again , my husband had filet , it was excellent , I ordered lobster risotto , was good but came out cold , our waitress nancy was no where to be found I told here it was a very small portion as well she agreed it came back soon larger and hotter , but by then my husband was finished his filet ! Nancy was busy telling people at other Tabels to mention her on trip advisor because there was a contest for associates ! She did not bother to tell us I'm sure she knew she would not get a good review ! We most likely return anyway because other visits have always been great !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely surprise
    WiseGuysVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have been to Hilton Head many times and were pleasantly surprised to find this on the Top Restaurants list for Hilton Head. Nancy, our server, was excellent. Salmon and Shrimp dishes were excellent. Shortbread and Ice cream dessert was outstanding. We will go back and recommend to visitors and locals. Owned by owners of Frankie Bones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    silversmithVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We dined here on Halloween evening. Salads, steaks & desserts were all outstanding, & so was the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Donna
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was our second visit to Wiseguys. Their Sea Bass (sadly, no longer available) was the best meal I had ever eaten. I had the salmon this time and it was wonderful. I don't care for oil with my bread but what they offered was quite tasty. All four of us had a great meal. The inside of this restaurant is beautiful, very classy. Excellent service. Love the fact that if you are there during early bird time everything is 25% off.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Best restaurant we are at in Hilton head. Would definitely visit it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surely one of Hilton Heads best
    Frank
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Happily secured reservation. From appetizers to main course, veggies are first class prep and presentation. 4 people in party had 4 different steaks, all different levels of prep requested and all were spot on! Outstanding wine list with plenty choices by glass or bottle. Our waiter, Sam, was a great help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    obieVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    nice looking place, comfy and well-spaced seating, huge and terrific wine selection by the glass, great steaks, nice variety of small plates, and the service was that professional combintion of friendly and competent (meghan was our server). i'm very impressed by the whole operation. highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    RRhend
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This place totally exceeded my expectations. We went for early dining as it is 25% off the bill. I had a filet that I could cut with my fork. Hubby had the shrimp, scallops and calamari. Both one of the best entrees we have ever had. The sides, however, could use some help. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New fav spot
    Southernyankee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best filet mingon ever! Atmosphere, service and food are spectacular. We visit hilton head 2-3 times a year and wiseguys will always be on the to do list!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    First time to this restaurant. We had a delicious steaks with peppercorn sauce, asparagus and mushrooms. Excellent service by our waitperson Sam.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    MissjanetVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food with outstanding service. Manager and waiter checking on tables just enough. Gluten free options, early bird discount, extensive wine list. Great find!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTED
    VashtiVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    WE EAT HERE OFTEN BUT THE LAST TWO TIMES THE NOISE LEVEL WAS WAY TOO MUCH. THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A GOOD TIME, THAT WE ALL WANT, AND BEING OBNOXOUS! THE OVER THE TOP VOLUME CAME FROM 2 TABLES THAT ACTED AS IF THEY WERE THE ONLY DINERS. TABLES AROUND US WERE EQUALLY DISTURBED. WHEN I SPOKE TO THE MANAGER I WAS TOLD HE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING. I KNOW HOW DELICATE THAT CAN BE BUT WHEN SIX PEOPLE ARE RUINING AN EVENING OUT, AT AN EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT, FOR 15-20 PEOPLE I THINK A SUBTLE INTERVENTION IS APPROPREATE. WE HAPPENED TO BE ENTERTAINING FRIENDS FROM OUT OF TOWN AND IT WAS EMBARRASING AFTER HAVING TOLD THEM THIS WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. WE HAD TO SHOUT TO BE HEARD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Group
    Skip
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Made a reservation for 14 and was promised 2 tables of 7 in the back dinning room. Instead was given 2 tables in the bar area. The service and food were both good but the noise level was so high from the bar that we could barely hear one another.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • StormalongVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Awesome find! Great place, one of our new faves on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fun
    winelvr
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We always try and squeeze in a stop here when we come to HH. The atmosphere is fun, the food is very good, with a choice of small Tapas style dishes or full size dinners. Servers are always fun and attentive. You also have the choice of sitting inside or outside which is nice. Fun place to be...definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service excellence
    BobFarmer
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We visit the island for 3 or 4 weeks each year and always make sure to dine at Wise Guys several times. From the small plates to the full entrees the food is always impeccable. Not once in our experiences has there been a disappointing plate. And we are fairly demanding when dining out. The seafood and fish is fresh, the steaks tasty and tender, and there's much creative flair. Don't miss the desserts, they aren't your run of the mill offerings. Also, we appreciate the 5:00-5:45 early discount. When footing the bill for 5 or 6 big appetites, it really helps out. As for the management and staff, they have been just as perfect as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TennisGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our first time here, but we plan to come back when in Hilton Head again - great menu and food was wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bread pudding
    Tarheel1994
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was great and the food was really good especially the steaks and southern fried bread pudding, which was especially amazing. The only drawbacks were spinach was too garlicky and they were out of at least two of the specials by 7:45. But it is still well worth your time and money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food Good Value
    JC65
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    WiseGuys was a nice find on Hilton Head. The food was outstanding and the menu had nice variety. Excellent wine selections and availability by the glass allowed me to enjoy a few favorites. Prices were well below those at many of the better steakhouses, which is always a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great service
    foodie73
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    WiseGuys remains on my "must-visit" list at Hilton Head. The extensive wine list includes many available by the glass - great for experiencing a new wine. The beet salad w/ feta cheese was incredible, and addictive! Grouper was prepared with a simple, but delicious white wine sauce. Sam and trainee, Inga, were there to provide great advice and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love it!
    Newgrammy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We only get to Hilton Head once a year and Wise Guys is always a must visit! We love, love, love the small plates! Most places with small plates are over-priced and non-filling enough to make an excellent meal...Wise guys does it best with excellent, cheerful service. Oh, and then there are the wine flights!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food
    Chloemom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went her for a birthday celebration and sat outside. They is no water view as it's inland, but it is still charming. It's not on a street so it's quiet. The food is amazing, the service is excellent and the overall experience was outstanding. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Molly is the best server we have ever had at Wise Guys. The food is excellent, creative cocktails are delicious. Don't hesitate to go to Wise Guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved WiseGuys!!!
    xmas
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Another fine meal at this awesome restaurant. Food, drinks, hostess, server, chef, management--it is a fabulous combination of perfection. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved WiseGuys...
    xmas
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating my 65th Birthday last night and picked WiseGuy's as a new restaurant (for us) to try to celebrate this special occasion. After last night's awesome dining experience, WiseGuy's has become our favorite restaurant in Hilton Head, hands down!!! Our meals were simply outstanding, from drinks, to appetizers, to dessert. However, what made our dinning experience truly memorable was our server Raven. She was exceedingly professional, courteous and attentive, and quite the expert with the menu details. Raven is probably the best server we have had in years. Needless to say, we loved WiseGuy's so much that we have booked a table again for tonight. A true gem of a restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • September 2014
    Pickles
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food fair prices
    ABNC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our second visit to Wise Guys and no let down at all. Drinks, food and wine all were excellent. I highly recommend this spot to anyone visiting HHI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic