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

River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff

4.7
4.7
238 Reviews
$50 and over
American
River House does have a dressy casual dress code consisting of no shorts, flip flops, baseball hats or tank tops in the dining room for the gentlemen. Comparable attire for the ladies. Children under 16 are exempt. We do offer complimentary pants to guests that may need them.
River House corkage policy is a maximum of 3 bottles per reservation without management consent at $35 per bottle.
River House has a 24-hour cancellation and No-Show Policy consisting of $25 per person plus a 18% SVC Charge.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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
  • Catering
    If you are looking for a Private Event at the River House, please reach out to MPBriverhouse@montage.com for any additional options to plan your next event with us.
  • Private party facilities
    River House has two Private Dining Rooms. The Veranda Room holds up to 14 guests and overlooks the lagoon with floor to ceiling windows and drapes. Our Culinary team has multi-tiered dining options to satisfy all dining options. Inquire at MPBRiverHouse@montage.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Bluffton
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 238 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • Hilton Head

    Best Ambiance

  • Hilton Head

    Healthy

  • Hilton Head

    Great for fine wines

  • Hilton Head

    Romantic

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

238 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone is super friendly, and Bryce my waiter was excellent.

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  2. Carolyn

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My evening was memorable. Jordan at the hostess stand was so warm and friendly. My table by the fire was so nice- it is very thoughtful to seat a party of one at such a nice table. And Clyde, my wonderful server, made the evening special. He was professional and helpful with menu items. I had the burrata and trout- all delicious. The bread was truly the highlight. My dinner was very, very good in a beautiful setting.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the kind review, Ms. Carolyn! We're thrilled to hear that you had a memorable evening at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's great to know that our team was warm and friendly, and that you enjoyed our ambiance and the special care we put into our menu items. We're also glad that you enjoyed the bread and the trout. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful experience. Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  3. SyndieY

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! The food, service and atmosphere are incredible. I highly recommend.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for visiting us, SyndieY! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's wonderful to know that our food, service, and atmosphere met your expectations. Your high recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! We were very grateful you chose to join us for a special birthday celebration! Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  4. Goodfood

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience from the minute we were greeted by the hostess. Grear server, very knowledgeable, food was lovely.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the review, Goodfood! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience from the moment you walked in at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's wonderful to know that our service team was able to provide you with great knowledge and that you enjoyed our food. We strive to offer the best for our guests and your feedback is a testament to that. We look forward to serving you again soon! Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  5. DonnaS

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful experience from start to finish. The entire staff was friendly and professional. Chad, our server, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious. We were celebrating my husbands birthday, and he was treated with a glass of champagne and a small dessert.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for visiting us, DonnaS! We're thrilled to hear that you had a delightful experience from start to finish at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. Our team always strives to provide friendly and professional service, and we're glad that our efforts were appreciated. We're also delighted to know that you enjoyed our food and that it made your husband's birthday special. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable dining experience. Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  6. EdwardC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the property prior to dinner. Do that!! Food was excellent. Broke in new server. Minor issues like refills & food knowledge. One major kitchen issue w cook temp, recovered as well as could. Again, food was excellent. Scallops & Filet. Loved the complimentary Brioche. Manager involved in recovery. Handled professionally and over the top of expectations. Definitely would go back!!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the review, EdwardC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found the service to be excellent. We appreciate your kind words about our complimentary Brioche and our staff's professionalism. We're sorry to hear about the minor issues you encountered, and we're glad that we were able to recover them. We're always looking for ways to improve and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. We look forward to welcoming you back to River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff for another excellent dining experience. It was a pleasure meeting you and looking forward to your return Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  7. MrBJU

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our new favorite in the Bluffton/Beaufort area!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 19, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  8. Kelanne1014

    Coastal Georgia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Can get a bit loud in the River House with the hard floors and high ceilings, makes for a noise level that rises with the guest count. Noel, was a wonderful waiter in that he was personable, attentive and was not dismissive in his attitude. That means, compared to many wait staff today in other restaurants...they just present as impatient with their dining guests, forgetting that their performance adds to or breaks a dining experience. Food was good. Had an overcooked double cut pork chop, and as much as I try not to disappoint the hard working kitchen staff...for this level of restaurant they needed to be aware that pork perfect temp is 145 degrees and not to let it go beyond(resting time included). Otherwise pork goes quickly to dry and tough. SO, I mentioned to Noel, just to let the kitchen know mine was over, and Noel insisted he get it redone. I would normally just argue that I would be fine...and would have accepted the kitchen just being informed. But Noel insisted he wanted to get it corrected. I had a moment of guilt...but when the pork chop came back properly cooked...it was wonderful and I truly got to enjoy that the kitchen could cook properly. :) Let me add that the dining room supervisor(think there were two that night), did come by to make sure our meal also was satisfactory. Attention to detail appreciated. This was our first time back at River House, since the remodel/Inn switch over to Montage...we used to love the old dining room w/ eating on the outer side w/ fireplace(glad it's still in use now inside on both sides). Even though locals for 12 years...and not back in 9(wow!)...it was pleasurable that we will be back. We do do Hush and Buffalo's...just never got back around to seeing the updating dining at River House. Was lovely and probably will be back again. Thank you!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded 7 days ago
    Good Day, Kelanne1014. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. We appreciate your understanding about the noise level and the pork chop overcooking. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to provide the best dining experience possible. We're glad to hear that our dining room supervisor made sure your meal was satisfactory. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  9. Passionfish

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and exceptional service. My filet was a bit dry; however, the sides were nice.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 18, 2024
    Good Evening, Passionfish. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our venue and service at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. We're sorry to hear that your filet was a bit dry. Your feedback is important to us and we will certainly take it into account for our future menu execution. We're glad that you found the sides nice and we hope to see you again soon. Please let us know if there is anything in the future we can do to ensure your experience is seamless. Warm regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Epic Valentines Day celebration with she who is my wife. Incredible service from John at the bar. Great dinner. Started with clab cakes. 100% crab. Delicate and delicious. Apple and burratta salad. Amazing flavors and textures. Very light. Elk chop for dinner. Better than beef! My wife had the Maine lobster tail. She went crazy for it. Cooked perfectly. Poached. Chocolate souffle for desert. Romantic and delicious. Amazing night! Thank you to the entire River House team. We will be back.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback and Happy Belated Valentine's Day! We're thrilled to hear that you had an incredible Valentine's Day celebration with your wife at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's great to know that you enjoyed our crab cakes, apple and burrata salad, and the elk chop. We're glad that you found the Maine lobster tail to be better than beef! We're also glad that you loved the chocolate souffle for dessert. We strive to create memorable experiences for our guests, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to welcoming you back for more delicious meals and romantic nights. Regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment and staff were lovely. The food was very good but we ordered too ala carte sides. They can be shared.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for dining at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff and taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our environment and found our staff lovely. It's great to know that you found our food very good, too! We appreciate your feedback regarding our à la carte sides and will certainly take it into consideration. We hope to see you again soon! If there is any additional details you wish to share with us about your experience please feel free to reach out at Damien.Olsen@montage.co Regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  12. CarolH

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines Eve dinner - Always a special experience for a special occasion. Food and service were wonderful.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 16, 2024
    Good Evening, CarolH. Thank you for choosing River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff for your special Valentine's Eve dinner. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We always strive to make every occasion a memorable one. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Best, Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  13. maryp

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always in every regard. Located in the heart of palmetto bluffs alone is worth the trip
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback, maryp! We're thrilled to hear that you had a perfect experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's our pleasure to be located in the heart of Palmetto Bluffs and to provide you with the kind of service and food that you've come to expect from us. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  14. JayKay

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific dining experience with EXCELLENT service and outstanding food!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 12, 2024
    Good Morning, JayKay. Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a terrific dining experience with us at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's wonderful to know that our service and food met your expectations. We strive to provide our guests with outstanding experiences and your feedback validates our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  15. RonF

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience all around. Clyde our server was A++. Food was on point. We were celebrating two special birthdays and it was the perfect evening at the River House. Shout out to Melissa, the pastry chef who made the birthday cake.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 11, 2024
    Good Evening, RonF. We're thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's wonderful to know that you had a great time celebrating your special birthdays with us. We're especially glad that you enjoyed our food and found it on point. We always strive to make every occasion special for our guests, and your words are a testament to that. We're grateful for your ratings and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  16. LanceBriggs

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food snd service was outstanding. Bryce was a fantastic server. Great menu knowledge and positive energy.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Good Afternoon, LanceBriggs. Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Our team takes great pride in providing knowledgeable menus and a positive energy to our guests. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff soon. Best, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  17. HLee

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything was great…atmosphere and food and service are excellent in one of the prettiest dining rooms in the Southern United States. Thank you for everything!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback, HLee! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's always a pleasure to know that our efforts to create a beautiful dining environment are appreciated. We're grateful for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  18. ChristinaM

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River House is a wonderful experience! The ambiance is lovely, the service is exceptional, and the food is delightful!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Good Afternoon, ChristinaM. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff! It's great to know that our ambiance, service, and food all contributed to your positive experience. We always strive to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It must have been an off night and previous experiences were excellent Food was not great this visit
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. We're sorry to hear that your recent experience didn't live up to the high standards we strive for. We appreciate your feedback regarding the food and service. It's disappointing to know that we fell short this time. Rest assured, we will take your comments into consideration as we continually work to improve our guests' experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and show you the high-quality dining experience we're known for. If there is any other details you wish to sure I can be reached at 8439492765 or by email at Damien.Olsen @montage,con

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  20. BarryB

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience at the River House! The food was incredibly delicious, and with the attentive, friendly service, made for an incredible experience! Ted was first rate, and thanks is owed to the sweet hostess, “Waxhaw” too!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hi BarryB, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. Your kind words about our food and service are greatly appreciated. We're glad that our team's effort to provide attentive service was noticed and made your experience memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  21. Aced

    Charleston

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, service and food was outstanding. We enjoyed every aspect, the Rossini was exceptional. We look forward to dining again soon.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hello Aced, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's great to know that our service and food met your expectations. We strive to provide an outstanding dining experience for all our guests and your feedback reaffirms that we're on the right track. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful meal. Best wishes, The Management Team

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  22. RobD

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Been there many times. Now they nickel and dime you for everything. Want to split an app? $5 per app. And we even ordered two entrees so we weren’t going low need at the restaurant. Watch out for hidden fees
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 8, 2024
    Good Evening RobD, We appreciate your loyalty to River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff and the time you've taken to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were not met with the expectations of fair value with the pricing initiatives we have in place. We strive to provide the best service and value, and we'll definitely take your feedback into account to assist us in remaining competitive in the market. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a better experience earning your trust back. If there is any additional feedback you would be willing to share with us, I can be reached at Damien.Olsen@montage,co or 843-949-2765. Best regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager.

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  23. Oldtownlover

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Fine dining restaurant in Bluffton, hands down. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 2, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Oldtownlover! We're overjoyed to hear that you consider us the best fine dining restaurant in Bluffton. Your kind words truly mean a lot to our team. We're looking forward to your next visit. Thanks again! Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager - River House

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  24. AinslieR

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Noel was amazing as well as the rest of the staff (bartender and hostess were equally fantastic). However the portions were very small (lamb was meager once fat was trimmed, tuna was quite salty) so for the price it’s certainly not the best value or quality on property.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on February 6, 2024
    Good Afternoon, AinslieR, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. We're thrilled to hear that you found our service to be fantastic and our staff to be amazing. We're sorry to hear that you felt our portions were small and that the quality of our food didn't quite meet your expectations. We strive to provide a desirable and memorable dining experience for all our guests and we'll certainly take your feedback into consideration. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and exceed your expectations. Best wishes, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  25. RobertD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Great food and service. Pricy, but welll worth it.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, RobertD! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff. It's great to know that our food and service met your expectations. We're glad you found the experience well worth it. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff Management Team

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  26. AmyT

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time here, brought out of town friends. Mediocre service, server came by a couple of times? She was busy. Could have been any restaurant, anywhere. Nothing remarkable unfortunately and will not return. Extremely noisy too.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for the review, AmyT. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit to River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff didn't meet your expectations. We understand that the service and noise level were not up to your usual standards. We're always looking to improve, and your feedback is invaluable in that process. We hope you'll allow us to gain your trust back in the future. If there is any additional details you would be willing to share we would be gracious to hear them. I can be reached at Damien.Olsen@montage,co or 843949-2765. Thank you and looking forward to connecting with you. Best, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  27. LisaR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience, the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. We enjoyed it and we'll be back
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 29, 2024
    Hey LisaR, Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our ambience and found our staff to be friendly and attentive. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for our guests and your feedback is a testament to that. We look forward to welcoming you back to River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff soon. Best regards, Damien Olsen River House Restaurant General Manager

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing wine dinner experience at the river house. As palmetto bluff members, we are so lucky to have this restaurant on property. Keep up the great work!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 22, 2024
    Good Day, We cannot thank you enough for giving us a try and trusting us to execute our first wine dinner at River House. We hope to continue to bring forth exciting new features for our community and residents to enjoy for years to come. I wholeheartedly appreciate your support and trust in us and our ability to execute at the highest of standards and expectations. Thank you and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  29. MeaganM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic wine dinner. Service and food were both excellent
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 22, 2024
    Good Day, Mrs. Mowry. We cannot thank you enough for giving us a try and trusting us to execute our first wine dinner at River House. We hope to continue to bring forth exciting new features for our community and residents to enjoy for years to come. I wholeheartedly appreciate your support and trust in us and our ability to execute at the highest of standards and expectations. Thank you and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  30. PaulG

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service staff, especially Larissa the bartender, are amazing. They make you feel at home.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 22, 2024
    Good Day, PaulG. Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. We are ecstatic to hear we made you feel at home as these are the exact intentions we strive for with our guests. Larisa will be so gracious to hear of your kind words about her. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you home again in the future. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  31. MyTurn

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever had anywhere! Everything food, service, and ambience was OUTSTANDING!!!!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 21, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. We are so happy to hear that we were able to honor and exceed your expectations. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  32. PaulL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cuisine was exceeded only by the service and ambience! Will definitely return given the sensational experience!!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 21, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  33. Tracy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Not to be missed
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 2, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We are grateful for your time spent with us and your kind words. We cannot wait to have you back in the dining room with us. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  34. RosaP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Palmetto Bluff the food was amazing
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 2, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We are humbled to hear of your time spent with us being to your expectation and hopefully exceeding. We cannot wait to have you back with us in the future. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  35. thomask

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    great place to have a romantic dinner with a stunning view of the river
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on December 26, 2023
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. Thank you for the kind words and the honest review. We look forward to having you back! Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal and impeccable service from Vladimir our server. 
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on December 26, 2023
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. We are excited to hear the sentiments of Vlad and will be sure to extend our excitement of this! Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  37. TreyF

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River House was amazing! A culinary treat with impeccable service!
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on January 19, 2024
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  38. tsunamismom

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unparalleled service. Sublime food (and beverages 😉). Gorgeous decor. Desserts to die for. Great location snuggled into the heart of Palmetto Bluff’s Wilson Village.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on December 22, 2023
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to give Benny our waiter a 5 Star service award!! He made our experience special!  The ambience was excellent! Although I’ve been to many 5 star restaurants my fillet mignon was a little  pricey . Everything else was priced accordingly .
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on December 22, 2023
    Good Day, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. So grateful for your patronage and that your experience met your expectations. We cannot wait to have you back with us. We appreciate you taking the time to speak about the pricing and the service. We will continue to ensure our value and prices remain competitive. We hope you will join us again in the future. Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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  40. KenY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No valet parking, difficult in person parking. Poor sound suppression in the restaurant, average food, not worth the price point, and average service.
    River House - Montage Palmetto BluffResponded on December 22, 2023
    Mr. Young, Thank you for taking the time to speak with us about your experience over the phone. We are working diligently to correct our areas of opportunity and look forward to gaining your trust back in our ability to execute excellent experiences in the future. Please reach out to me if you ever need anything in the future. Damien.Olsen@montage,co or at 843949-2765 Damien Olsen Restaurant General Manager River House

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff is rated 4.7 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

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1 Village Park Sq, Bluffton, SC 29910

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bluffton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 706-6542
  • Catering
    If you are looking for a Private Event at the River House, please reach out to MPBriverhouse@montage.com for any additional options to plan your next event with us.
  • Private party facilities
    River House has two Private Dining Rooms. The Veranda Room holds up to 14 guests and overlooks the lagoon with floor to ceiling windows and drapes. Our Culinary team has multi-tiered dining options to satisfy all dining options. Inquire at MPBRiverHouse@montage.com for more information.
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