About Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique

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.

1011 Fording Island Rd
Suite C105
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Best Buy Plaza

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 837-3747

Website:
http://www.blufftonred.com/

Executive Chef:
Heath Prosser

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.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Red The Restaurant & Wine Boutique Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.7

value

4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Live Music (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and wine!!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Always incredible food, great chef from New Zealand, inventive dishes or choose your own cheeses and meats into a nice platter and just enjoy the wide array of high quality wines. This is a hidden gem with the nicest people, the most attentive service and the opportunity to sample a lot of wines in small amounts while you look for that perfect tasting. The New Zealand rack of lamb is unbelievable but the chef's specials also deliver. The most recent was Maine Lobster in Ravioli. Whoa!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

We met some friends visiting Hilton Head at RED for dinner. We had a great time tasting a big variety of wines. Shared the Escargot appetizer and got into a few bottles of an awesome French Minervois red wine blend.

The chef's special Veal Chop entree, the wild-caught Scottish salmon and a couple entree salads followed. All wonderfully presented.

Our server was helpful and bright. A great evening !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We loved it. Food, wine, service and atmosphere were all spot on. We will be back going back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went on spur of the moment. Was able to get a regular table. They also have high tables. I had beef and hubby had salmon. Both excellent. Shared a dessert as the waitress said it would feed two. She was right! Wine menu had great variety. The atmosphere was subdued and conversation at other tables could not be overheard. A wonderful place and would go again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love everyone who works there!! The service is the best in the area and the food is amazing!! We plan on taking our friends and family when they visit.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had dinner with friends 10/28/17. Live fairly close by, but had not noticed it until seeing the restaurant in the Top Ten Restaurants in the Hilton Head /Bluffton area. We are glad we went. Started off with escargot (a dozen!) washed down with prosecco. Excellent. We than had the "red" Caesar salad (with some cherry tomatoes included). Then had the glazed duck with mashed potatoes & broccoli. Superb. Washed that down with some pinot noir (Simi). Both were very good. The chef (from New Zealand) and his wife (our waitress) came out, and we had an extended discussion. Very nice folks. Many other delectable looking dishes. We shall be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, wine sampling, by the glass or bottle. Service was spot on. Dining areas were nicely appointed. We plan on returning.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had dinner here with friends recently. All 4 of us commented about the food and the overall experience. It was all outstanding. We will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Red makes a good impression when you first walk in, a wall of wine, an interesting combination of high top and regular height tables and what looks like a private dining room at one end of property.
The wines by the glass were highlights of the lunch. Both were very drinkable and fairly priced. The soup would likely have been very good if they had backed off on the amount of spicy Italian sausage. It was so hot that I couldn't taste the rest of the ingredients nor my glass of Red without rinsing my mouth with cold water after every spoonful. The sandwich was too thick to use a knife and fork and too overflowing and oily to use your hands happily but it tasted ok.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My wife and I had a truly wonderful meal. We heard the chef is from New Zealand, so we both ordered the rack of lamb. The lamb was outstanding . . . very tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection, as were the accompanying veggies. We also tried the French onion soup at the recommendation of another diner. Also out of this world. An extensive but not daunting wine list. It is easy to try a variety of wines w/out breaking the bank. Service was excellent. Although located in a strip mall, the restaurant itself is a small, very pleasant venue; an appropriate setting for a nice dinner out / special occasions. Very reasonably priced given the food quality. Highly recommended for anyone in and around Hilton Head.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Another pleasant evening at Red. We were a table of four. Our meal was well prepare and the service was excellent. Good wine menu as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Absolutely amazing. Good food and service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything about "Red" was fabulous. Two waitresses, one very quiet and gentle the other was
a bundle of enthusiasm. We will return soon and recommend it to friends. I thought the Bruschetta was the best I have ever had. My date loved the Salmon and I thought the Escargot was perfect. All in it was a five star event .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had a 4-cheese platter, which was delicious and included olives and pickles. I also could have chosen sausage with it. My Pinot Noir was delicious. It was quite expensive though. Understandable for good wine, but more than I would ordinarily spend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really clever way to try multiple nice wines - so made it a fun experience. Food was very good. Ambience much improved under the new ownership. Service was great. Really nice dining experience

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Come for the wine choices, where you can purchase a debit card and sample three different size pouring of top red and white wines approximating 50 selections. But you will leave in awe of the food. The chef, here from New Zealand is quite talented. Many nights there will be a special or two but either way, the rack of lamb, short ribs or salmon will definitely make you very happy. Coming early for unwinding with some wine samplers and a snack? Oh, the artisanal cheese and meat choices will wow you. Try it, you'll see!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have never been disappointed at RED. The wine selection is excellent and priced within reason. The fact that you can select the size of your pour from the wine keeper is also notable.

The set menu is always enhanced by the daily specials. Whether we are there for lunch or dinner, it has always been a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

always great one of our favorites chef is fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Totally renovated earlier this year, the Red, The restaurant and Wine Boutique looks like a slice of Toscana once you enter. The chef, from New Zealand, is beyond incredible. From cheese plates to meat plates on to specials such as Veal Chops and local fish dishes, you will be pleasantly surprised. Yes, this IS a wine boutique and one of the best you will ever see. Get yourself a prepaid card and sample away. But in the end, when you leave, you will be saying "Wow! The Food Here Is Unbelievable!"

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and great staff

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A pleasantly small venue, nicely appointed, we felt very comfortable there with a unique, & orderly system for wine lovers from tasters to full fledged drinkers....You are able to select your own wines from small tastes to full glasses choosing from 36 whites, & 36 reds ...The food was top notch & the service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is a great option for wine connoisseurs and foodies. The portions are generous. Expect to spend over $22 per entree and $8.00 and up for a 6-ounce glass of wine. There is also the fun option to do wine tastings. Appetizers run $11.00 and up . Because the portions are generous, you can make a meal out of them. We are partial to the escargot, mussels, cappucino and creme brulee. They also offer a wonderful selection of cheese plates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

This was our second visit and the renovations are very well done. Such a beautiful atmosphere for a nice intimate evening. We were greeted, seated on time and ordered from the new summer menu. My husband had the duck special and I had the bruschetta and avocado salad with shrimp and crab. What a wine selection! Our meals were very enjoyable and the chef came out to introduce himself. The staff was attentive and overall really enjoyed our experience. We will definitely be back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I've been to RED for lunch and for dinner within this past week. First time since new ownership. Lunch was quite good however, service is very slow. Dinner was with 3 other couples. We reserved their 8 person dining room and that was perfect. Dinner menu is limited and was not very appealing to most of the men. Again, service was very slow. Having mentioned slow service I must add that the staff was very nice. My husband would not go back but I would for lunch but not for dinner (unless I want to eat alone!). I hope they will be successful and overcome their growing pains. Their on-site manager, Ginger, is an asset to the restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Sadly we can't give a good review. First impressions mean a lot and our first visit wasn't a good one. Our table was available and ready. It took, in our opinion, a bit too long to get our first round of drinks. We ordered appetizers to enjoy with our first drink. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Our next round of drinks arrived faster but our next food order was taking so long we decided to end our visit without further waiting. We were told there was one chef and he was working in a very small kitchen and, while he was doing his very best, it was a bit of a challenge to keep up. The dining room was full. The server and the manager were very apologetic, genuinely sincere, and adjusted our bill as a courtesy. We didn't ask them to do that because we had enjoyed our drinks and appetizers. Nonetheless, they did what they felt was necessary and also gave us a "wine card" to use on our next visit. Hopefully, we will return once we learn that the issue with the kitchen space is addressed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The wines are wonderful. Some of the dishes are cooked with an "adventurous" spirit. I loved the Mussels appetizer -delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Coming from Chicago, we've become rather spoiled "foodies" & the Red Wine Restaurant & Boutique wowed us in every way possible. Our sincere compliments to the Chef, to Ginger & the entire team!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Hi tech! Phenomenal menu!
Our entire meal was delicious!
Friendly and knowledgeable service, including Chef Prosser ...visits all tables. A special and exciting touch!
Wine everywhere for decor...classy and eclectic!
Definitely we will be returning!
Can you get the hint we liked it!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Everything was very nice, food and service. A little pricey. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine, tax and tip is $100.00.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 20, 2017

really enjoyed ourselves looking forward to coming back for dinner, well worth the drive from savannah. Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our first visit was delightful! We both loved being able to try all the different wines. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a very nice ambiance! We will be back--hopefully soon and often! Food was great too!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Had a wonderful time!! Loved the decor, the service and the food! A very special place that must not be missed!! Will be back very soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great little place. Little hard to find, but worth it.
Huge selection of wines, plus tasting stations.
Backed Brie appetizer was wonderful.
Meal and service very good
Definitely worth repeat visits

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Everything was great, food was delicious and staff very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Pricey but a lot of fun. Would do it again without a qualm. We went early so not noisy. It can see where it would be noisy with all that good wine

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent place with a new concept form the wine lovers Reasonable prices Great service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I highly recommend RED great food and excellent wine selection. Don't let the name fool you or location worth a visit we will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful as usual. We love the new decor! I has a nice flow, but is still quite & comfortable. The staff are always attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food and a unique way to picking the wine you would like to drink. Small but intimate. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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