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The River House Main Dining Room - River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC

River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff

4.8
4.8
20 Reviews
$50 and over
American
In the South, there’s an intimate connection between the table and the land. Our fertile soil feeds corn and cattle. The palmettos provide cover for quail and game. And the ocean provides its bounty with the incoming tide. The River House is a culinary celebration of this relationship and our professed love for the land and waters of the Lowcountry.
After attending the Culinary Program at Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois, Chef Daniel immediately immersed himself in his craft as he continued to refine his skills through notable positions such as Chef de Cuisine at a Forbes 4 Star, AAA 4 Diamond and DiRona award-winning restaurant and, most recently, rebranded a diner to a well-rated Casual Fine-Dining establishment. Throughout his experience, Chef Daniel has showcased his skills and enthusiasm for his art across several media outlets – from Bon Appetit Magazine, to Live segments on news and food channels, in addition to culinary conferences in Las Vegas.

Not bookable

Online reservations at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 706-6542

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Daniel Vesey

  • Neighborhood

    South Carolina

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. PA

    PAULM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service..Teddy was the best waiter we have ever had.
  2. WN

    WannabeNashvilleCat

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had to ask for our server twice during our meal. I expected the beef would be excellent. It was disappointing. The Caesar salad was excellent. The lobster was excellent. The bartender, Valdamir, was outstanding and most attentive.
  3. MJ

    MegJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely dinner! Teddy, our server, was gracious, knowledgable and efficient; a true professional. While the prices were high, the meal was delicious -- perfectly portioned, composed and seasoned. Extras like the peach brioche bread and the lovely little s'mores made the meal even more special. I would wish for a more interesting wine list at prices under $100 a bottle.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breathtaking setting, first class service and impressive menu. The homemade apricot bread with Amish butter served from a box may have been my favorite!
  5. p

    pwat

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were 5 stars out of 5 and I’m very critical
  6. JK

    JoelK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It's a beautiful room. The service was excellent, once we were seated. The 'regular' wine list very good, although the 'reserve' listing of what's in the cellar is exceptional, reflecting years of collecting. I don't think the food prep was 'five star,' but the pricing [except for the meat dishes] was reasonable for a high-end restaurant. It warrants getting dressed up.
  7. FF

    FrequentFlyer99

    Savannah

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. A+ All The Way around!
  8. l

    likegoodfood

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Quite expensive and all ala carte. Although web site indicates jackets required, there were a number of people dressed casual. Website should be changed or follow your own requirements.
  9. g

    gr8eats

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice experience. Tuna appetizer and trout, duck entrees were lovely presentations and delicious. Cheesecake desert, with fruit and sauce, much nicer than you'd expect. Love the hidden speakeasy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    So happy to see that the River House is back. We missed it! The food was very good. Loved the duck leg appetizer, freshly baked bread and frites. The complementary glass of champagne for our anniversary, amuse bouche and complementary bite for dessert were nice touches. My trout entree, while tasty, arrived cold, probably because of the trout roe that was on top. That should be remedied. One negative...they seated us next to the bar where servers constantly come and go to the kitchen. They knew this was an anniversary dinner, so a quiet table next to the large, beautiful windows would have been so much nicer.
  11. MU

    McUng

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly delicious beef tartare and Peppercorn Encrusted Ahi Tuna. The “Mixed Up” mushrooms were delightful!
  12. HT

    HoustonTom

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at the Montage and the River House was steps away from our cottage. Nice walk along the river to the restaurant. The restaurant was like stepping back in time to a old plantation home with excellent Southern food. Hat's off to the Chief and the Bar manager for a great selection of wine and rum.
  13. PN

    PamelaN

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal for a special occasion
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding . The food was prepared with seasonings that enhanced the flavor and the presentation was lovely. A special place.
  15. SN

    SusanN

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Disappointed that the window frames block the view completely! You missed the million dollar views! Food very good, except for the steak tartare. Pricy. Ambiance nice. Service very good.
  16. RP

    RogerP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary dinner and evening with friends
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new addition to Palmetto Bluff
  18. j

    jenniferm

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Really unfortunate in every way. Felt like I was at Chuck E Cheese!
  19. JS

    JohnS

    Northern MI

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long remolding the new River House is a great addition to the community. Looking forward to many dining experiences
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautifully renovated restaurant offering views of the May River and delicious steak & seafood options with a nice wine list. Attire is jacket requested.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff is rated 4.8 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Carolina

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Daniel Vesey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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