The Bluffton Room

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
At The Bluffton Room, we serve inspired American cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients in an intimate and vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Bluffton. Our well crafted cocktails, gracious service and tableside preparations evoke the feeling of a classic dinner party.

Please note that due to the size of our dining room and our tableside service, the restaurant is not suited to children under 13 years of age. Thank you for your understanding.
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C
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Friday lunches! 25 cent martinis!

LT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!!

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great service outstanding the only negative 22oz ribeye was not good

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very good. Our service and food were amazing. We got there early last reservation available.

VF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far one of our Top 5 restaurants in the Lowcountry. It feels like a big city restaurant from the food and ambiance perspective. Chef Jeff Congdon is incredibly talented and creative. I love that he keeps some of the standards on the menu year-round while changing up the seasonal items on a regular basis.

The Friday New Orleans lunch is a fantastic way to kick off your weekend. But be sure to make a reservation as it is a very popular weekly event.

The whole staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to treat yourself to a tableside Caesar salad or Bananas Foster. Both entertaining and delicious! Old school for sure! You will leave with a smile on your face and look forward to when you can do it all over again!

k
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary celebration. They gave each of us a small glass of Prosecco for an anniversary toast. Nice touch. We shared the Dover Sole which was very good but a little too salty. The sides, spinach and horseradish mashed potatoes were very good also. The dessert, warm brownie with ice cream was excellent. Restaurant was crowded and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Perfect place for a special night out or if you sit at the bar, any night. Open Fridays for lunch.

Our server, Tonja, was excellent. An asset to the establishment.

t
Savannah
59 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. Was a little noisy as window was open and bar was crowded, but service and food was outstanding.

E
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed a very nice evening; however, because we
chose The Bluffton Room to celebrate a birthday, it
surprised us that the restaurant did nothing in the way of a small dessert for our guest. The server kindly acknowledged our guest’s birthday, but that was it.
As the cost for dinner is relatively high, a small
dessert doesn’t seem too much to expect. It would
have ended our evening much nicer. As it was, just to have been presented with our bill, left us with a less than celebratory sense of our dining experience.

R
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience in the low country day in day out, bar none!

S
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

This was our third visit to this restaurant. Made reservations 4 weeks ago. Was seated close to the front door and next to a large table of approx 14 people. Almost every customer who walked by our table bumped into my chair. The noise level from the next table made it impossible to carry a conversation. Service between courses was extremely slow. Took 2 1/2 hours to dine. The server forgot our only side. The value was lacking considering the cost and slow service. Will probably not bring out of town guests to this restaurant again.

WW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have to say for a Wednesday night they were fairly busy. Usually is a good sign !
We both ordered filet, mine was slightly burned on one side, my friend’s was perfect med rare ! Trimming portions could be a little more which consists one mushroom, 2 asparagus and 2 spoons full mash potatoes.
I highly recommend local restaurants install a water filter for their drinking water and iced teas.
My waitress was happy, friendly, attentive with great similes 👍

CH
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience at the Bluffton Room. We started out our meal with bread service and the lemon bread by a local baker was phenomenal. We all ordered the Caesar salad and would highly recommend for the freshness and flavor of the dressing. All of our entrees were high quality and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. It’s so nice to have this restaurant nearby in Bluffton.

R
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the entire dining experience. Tanya was a pleasure to have as our server.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Love to eat here

U
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and venue

AE
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual.. people and the food are the reasons to go

j
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. This was our 5th time dining at this restaurant when visiting from out of town and it has never disappointed - dinner or lunch. Great wine list. This is definitely one of my favorite places.

LJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific! I requested a booth and the five of us were very happy to enjoy our own little spot of pleasure. Our waiter was wonderful - answered our questions, knew his menu, etc and treated us as we are accustomed. Could not have been better! Looks as though I have found a new "hot spot" for lunch on a Friday!

HN
New England
63 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the Bluffton Room as a reliable high-end restaurant with great dishes, seasonally adjusted, 3-4 times each year. On Tuesday's they have a great "Bar Only Burger Tuesday" which is just incredible. No reservations, first come, first serve for that event. You get a lot of attention here. They also have great valet parking as Bluffton Old Town can sometimes be a challenge finding a space near your destination. Unfortunately on this specific visit, the duck enter' was truly unacceptable. Cooked perfectly to medium rare, which it should be, the duck breast was way too chewy. We had them re-cook it to near medium which improved it but not to what we would call the Bluffton Room level of expectations. In our opinion is was just poorly sourced. On the positive side, our firsts, grilled octopus and the beet salad were awesome, nicely presented. I had the 8 ounce Filet Mignon, medium rare also it was absolutely mouth-watering incredible. Sorry no room for dessert! And a great wine list, priced fairly instead of the with the usual 2 1/2 time retail pricing. Awesome.

C
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed a long chatty dinner in one of the big booths at The Bluffton Room. The service was attentive and on point, and we shared the Dover sole with two side dishes. Simple, elegant and well prepared, and our bill (with shared dessert and a cocktail) was well within what felt reasonable for the evening. I'll definitely go again (and again).

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Artichoke app along w steak and sides were delicious.. table side Caesar salad was bland and way overrated by waitress. Skip it

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all around.

H
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for a first time lunch for them. They loved as we also. Friday New Orleans themed lunch is always outstanding.

V
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very popular for Friday lunch, so it was crowded and noisy. The Creole specialties are recommended, since we don’t normally have the opportunity. This has become a Bluffton tradition.

GL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We got there as soon as the restaurant opened at 5PM and they seated us at a 2 top against the wall. Since reservations are highly recommended they would have known it was going to be a slow night, but we got one of the worst tables in the place. I ordered to seared Corvina, and my mom ordered the Lamb Chops. The Corvina was dry and overcooked and was rectangular in shape, like it was pre-packaged. It could have used a lemon-butter drizzle of some kind, but even still I was expecting something that looked like fish, not something the shape of a can of SPAM. The Lamb Chops were under-seasoned and undercooked, and although the outside of the chop was flavorful the inside had no taste; it didn't even taste like lamb, it just had no flavor at all.

With 1 appetizer and 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 desserts and a bottle of sparkling water the bill came to about $162. Neither of us had any alcohol, so I can hardly imagine the bill with a cocktail each and a bottle of wine. By the time you tack on the customary 20% tip, the bill was about $200, or $100 a person.

There are a lot of places to spend $100 per person in the area and get what you pay for, and there are a lot of places less than $100 per person that are a much better value. If you have a lot of money that you don't know what to do with and want to appear trendy, this is the places for you. If not, the food is better and less expensive across the street.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff! Super polite! Dreamy decor and terrific steakhouse!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with friends. Everything was delicious especially the grilled octopus

SC
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always - just keeps getting better and better.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to the Bluffton Room since it opened 5 years ago.

In fact we owned the condo, above the yoga studio so we watched it being built.

This week was their 5th anniversary and we were invited to come celebrate. The food and the experience is always unique and very special!!! We love the Ceasar salad prepared table side. Tonight we shared the bone in rib eye cooked to perfection. Our sides were the Brussel sprouts with bacon so delicious!!! We ended our mean with key lime pie... our favorite is bananas foster prepared table side but we were trying to be good.

When in Bluffton or Hilton Head... make your reservations for the Bluffton Room!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for Bluffton Room’s Anniversary week-promised lots of specials-used usual menu with less than a handful of specials-we tried one. Our very expensive steaks off the regular menu were all over cooked. Drinks were fine. Tasty ice cream over a dead brownie

DG
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Undoubtedly my favorite restaurant in the area.

JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love nights out at The BLUFFTON Room. The food is always excellent and we love the ambiance. This venue is highly recommended!!!

f
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner could not have been better. good friends, great service (thank you Tanya and Trevor) and wonderful food. A real memory of our 49th anniversary for sure!

SY
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Ben was amazing and everything we ate was great! Drinks were also outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. Tanya was attentive and helpful. It was our anniversary and she brought us complimentary champagne which was so lovely. She made great suggestions and we had a fabulous time.

DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

needs wall decorations to absorb noise level when the restaurant is full.

RT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and dinner! Table side salad and dessert prep was over the top. We will return.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Food was amazing....Tatiana, our server made our dining experience unforgettable! Put the Bluffton Room at the top of your list!!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A bit noisy, but not enough to be of concern. Overall, an outstanding restaurant.

AD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonja Hughes is one of the best servers ever! Personable and efficient.

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