Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique

4.6
292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International

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About

The people Red attracted, they were the inspiration. The patrons of a wine boutique turned out to be people who were open to the finer experiences.

What a pleasure to fulfill their interests in fine food, good company and quality service. In rising to those requirements we found Red had become a restaurant, unique in its focus on the pleasure of an evening.

Wine was the starting point. Beyond the snobbery that once surrounded wine in America, Red let’s you explore, enjoy and fulfill your interest, your own way, using a serving instrument that’s unique to our region.

Please consider this your own invitation to join us for an evening soon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(843) 837-3747
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Heath Prosser
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Private party facilities
The Wine Room's rustic décor creates a refined atmosphere. Celebrate your gatherings in The Wine Room. This private room accommodates up to 8 guests. Or rent out the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Best Buy Plaza
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience and presentations. Service was excellent. French onion soup was too thick and heavily flavored. Blackened scallops very good. Re beef short ribs - I prefer having several SMALL fall-off-the-bone short ribs to the one huge one that was served. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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RV
Richmond
208 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, overdelivery in all aspects. Add the low key, extremely talented solo singer made evening perfect.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very lovely quiet dinner. Will definitely be back.

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JM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue. Food was outstanding. The wait staff was very friendly. I would consider it the top of the list for great eating venues in Bluffton.

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RV
Richmond
208 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Number if diners apparently exceeded expectations. Servers & kitchen seemed overwhelmed. Hostess either very new or totally incompetent. Menu and preparation/presentation outstanding. Chef's visit to tables after evening rush calmed was appreciated. An obviously talented and dedicated pro for sure.
New owners have obviously put a lot of thought into reinventing concept. We will return often after first revisit and new residence here in Low Country.

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JG
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was OK. Service was awful. It took almost 90 minutes from the time we were seated to get our entrees.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment! Made my fiancées day worthwhile for her birthday! Will recommend to others!

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m
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our dining experience was perfect. the four of us ordered a variety of food and all were delicious. I don't think a bad choice can be made. The service was attentive without being intrusive.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is wonderful - decor, lighting, comfortable seating, wine selection, service, and especially the food. We have been here many times and the food is always great. Beautiful flavors, no fillers, fresh-tasting, just wonderful food.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here...food was well-prepared. Chef (from New Zealand) came out talk with us (and others)...was very pleasant. Service was good and not at all rushed. Interesting concept if you want to try a good variety of wines along with great food.

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LS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was surprised how nice it was and the people were great. The food was excellent.

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MO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little tucked away spot. Chef stops by tables to make sure everyone is doing well and enjoying their evening. Service staff is helpful and knowledge when you are trying to decide between dishes. The brie appetizer was delish and the bruschetta brought out at another table looked amazing. The pork chop was an fabulous choice as was the filet. They were even able to accommodate my friends wish to have the sides that came with another entree. Remember to save room for the dessert! I could have just eaten a plate of the homemade whipped cream.

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the music was fun, and the owners and servers made the whole meal! I will definitely be back!

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BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food and wine are always top notch

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s
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant cuisine, for wine lovers! A great evening for friends.

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JS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be one the best dining experiences I can remember. The staff was great, the food was great, the noise level was low, and there was even some great entertainment that was not too loud. That night, they featured a man on a keyboard (but playing it as a piano) and a female vocalist. Both were great - just right for a nice dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The prices were moderate or slightly above, but I have paid far more for much less at other restaurants.

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Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place. Food is delicious - whether you get a meal or a cheese plate. Chef comes out to say hello. Buy a wine card (renewable) to taste a wide variety of wines from their automatic taps. Staff is very knowledgeable and professional. Guitarist/singer on Thursday (Armand) was excellent, but not loud at all.

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D
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone who works there are wonderful and very friendly. All the servers are outstanding🤩 food is always very consistent...luv this place!!!

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RD
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, exceptionally well prepared and presented. Outstanding and attentive service.

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PH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girls night at Red. The selection of wines available fit everyone's tastes and the food was delicious!

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CG
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Noise level of live music was too loud for conversation. Lovely meal and service.

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HN
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red, as we refer to the restaurant, is just a great, local place with an incredible chef, an incredible owner who cares and awesome staff that are attentive and knowledgeable about their dishes, desserts and especially their wines, which is extensive to say the least. They also have a great Italian-style wine dispenser for those who are curious and wish to try this wine or that wine but not totally commit. It is a great system. If you know what you want, no problem. They have an extensive array of value priced, high quality wines by the bottle. OK, small hint here...the Chef is from New Zealand so try the NZ Rack of Lamb! You honestly must!

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L
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this little wine bistro for good food and wine and quiet conversation with friends. The renovated décor by the current owners is charming. The server that we've had on our last two trips there is fun and outgoing. It is an undiscovered (by many) gem tucked between stores in a small shopping area.

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B
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and very special place. Hidden in a strip shopping area and one would never know it once inside......a five star in every way!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding from the oyster appetizers to the short ribs and pork chop entrees to the bourbon pecan pie. The presentation of the food was also outstanding. This is our new favorite in Bluffton.

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KH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food and service, very nice menu offerings and great selection of wine. loved the wine tasting options.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect choice for my 70th Birthday. I was a little nervous since this was located in a strip mall. It was perfect in every thing. I am Definitely going to return to this great restaurant

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VL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find in a strange place. You don’t expect to find downtown dining in a strip mall but that is exactly what Red is, minus the booze. I could have been in a wine bar in any big city. No one was there when my husband and I arrived but by 7 it was filling up fast. You must have the seafood chowder. We will be back, often!

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HH
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our third trip to this fine restaurant. First, it is a cozy and small setting. While it sits in a strip shopping center (Best Buy), once inside you are carried away with a nice ambience. The servings are the right size (smaller)for foodies to allow for multiple courses. We have had the chef’s choice bruschetta each time and enjoyed. Last night I had chefs special which was filet (6 oz) and a small serving of lobster thermador. It was good, especially the steak. The others in our party had the chicken Kiev, pork chop, and the Shrimp/crabmeat appetizer (as their main course). All said they enjoyed. Wine tasting is fun using the card, the wines are decent, not outstanding but a nice price point if you want to just have fun with it. Service was very good and Laura’s descriptions of the menu items are entertaining. Very Good live background music!

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Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places!! Service is always lovely, food outstanding. Ordered two starters and mussels could easily feed 2 people. Cant wait to go back!

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MD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The concept of wine drinking is unique ; wine fountain for a $20 card you fill your glass 1, 3 or 6 oz of your choice; wine by glass or wine by bottle and you pick it up on the wall. The atmosphere is very cozy and warm, tables not too close so more private, and they offer a private room seating up to 8 people. The service was attentive and food very tasty and unique; and even though they had entertainment(Thurs. Fri. and Sat.) the noise level was tolerable.

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RK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful meal at Red. I ordered 2 of the specials and a red wine. I had the leek soup as a starter, and the trigger fish entree. The trigger fish came with a lobster sauce and veal tortellini. It was very, very good. The prices are on the higher end, so this is a special occasion type of restaurant for me. I would recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondeful evening. Great food. Great drink. Live music. Fantastic!

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JD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reds is always a great choice!!! They have live dinner music every night and never overwhelmingly loud. The chef comes out to see if you enjoyed your meal and is always very personable along with the rest of the staff. This is a hidden gem in Bluffton. If it was closer to Palmetto Bluff and old-town Bluffton, it would be jammed pack all the time.
Consistently great food with great customer service is the key!

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AM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went early for a Father's Day celebration. My husband said the escargot and lamb were the best he has had in a very long time, to include the years he spent in Paris. High praise from a gourmand who eats just about anything, but never forgets a BAD meal. Our server was super kind and accommodating. I was there with my daughter and a friend of hers both of whom have some special needs, our server was kind, patient, and professional.
I recommend this to anyone. It is not cheap, so we won't do this too often. But we will be back!

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GM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. Slightly understaffed. The wine dispensing machine looked great, but it did not work properly. The machine was a distraction for restaurant staff and diners trying to use the machine. Get rid of it.

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D
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The best duck ever had. Great wine selection and recommendation. A must to go to.

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RW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wine tasting process is unique and a very enjoyable process. You are given a card that is loaded with the dollar amount you pick. You can then go to the dispensing windows and select the wine you want to taste. You can chose between three different quantities. It’s a self directed wine tasting. To top it off the food is very good. Over all a 5 Star Experience.

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V
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place - great wine selection as one would expect from a wine bar! The food was delicious and creatively served. Flatbreads were a big hit and the seafood chowder was great. Will definitely be back

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had never been here before and it was a great eat out experience.
The selection of wines by the glass is huge and they are for the most part bottles you haven’t heard of— but very good.
We recommend it highly.

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