The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience

4.8
1052 reviews
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Contemporary American
Entice Your Senses While You Dine in our Fine Art Gallery. Innovative International Cuisine featuring Wild Game & Grassfed Beef as well as Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Menu Options. Also offering Live Musical Entertainment, Artists Creating at the Easel, Patio Seating, Tapas Tuesdays & Weekly Wine Tastings


Private Dining Room Available for up to 35 People

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C
Portland
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at The Studio was a superb experience in every way. The food was creative and delicious. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The background music (guitarist) was perfect for dining. We'll definitely return.

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TO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing & the service was outstanding

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LB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the guitar music, with the artist painting a great work during dinner!

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J
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her birthday. We have been there 3 or 4 times. Never a disappointment.

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TW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the regular menu this time, which has some interesting items not on the early-bird menu. The Thai Pad Thai was an unusual take and was delicious.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food. Will come back again.

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j
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner, the service and the music. It was all very lovely.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. The atmosphere was great, and the musician was very good. Excellent food and service. We will go back.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good! Lots of vegan options!!

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M
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The server really cared about our having a great dining experience.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter is vegan and we found this hidden gem of a restaurant in the Food & Fork Magazine offered at the Vacation Time office. She had so many entrees to choose from on the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was outstanding. We would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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G
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hilton Head Island secret that needs to spread!! Very eclectic ambiance, enjoyed by my husband especially, a true lover of art. The soft yet pure voice of the “music man” made the evening pleasurable without intrusion. Our server, the owner/artist/bartender, the musician, and the Chef/owner were all welcoming and warm hosts. I’d go back, and I’d take more friends. The escargot was delicious & an artistic presentation on top of a roasted sweet potato slice...just needed some hard bread to sop up the sauce...for both the eye & the palette. The lamb was enjoyed by our friend, who went on & on about how flavorful it was...he never shared! My husband complimented the flavor of his filet numerous times. I enjoyed the Ahi steak but prefer a little thicker cut with less coating. The sauces were amazing. All that said, the presentation of all food was superb. Two HUGE desserts arrived & were over the top (blueberry crumble & chocolate lava cake). My French cosmo was very tasty. Nice wine list as we shared two Italian reds. Worth the visit & every penny.

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B
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal in a unique setting. We didn't know what we were getting into when we booked our dinner here, but it was great. We were treated to excellent food, attentive service and delightful music, as well as distinctive art. It was a pleasure being here, and I look forward to returning.

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LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an awesome intimate dinner. The food was fabulous as well as the service and music. Will definitely return!

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TT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Dining room a little dark. Could light it up about 10%. We enjoyed the experience.

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TW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience with excellent food, pleasant atmosphere, and an outstanding value for the early bird special.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, flavors only a true chef can create. The atmosphere is very romantic and the food... oh the food is put of this world! Desserts are nothing to write home about though. Stick to the appetizers and entrees.

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SM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this restaurant!!! They always remember us even though we visit the island two times a year. I travel often for work and am fortunate to eat at some of the finest restaurants. The Studio is my favorite restaurant of any restaurant I have ever been too. We look forward to when we return in May!!!

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was great, one nit, the requested rare salmon was cooked medium well but it still was superb. Great atmosphere for couples, talented singer complimented meal and ambience.

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had on Hilton Head in a very long time. Everything was perfect. Very quiet. Presentation was lovely and food was delicious. Not a place for young children.

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MK
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and we shall return. Lovely background music. We ordered crab onion soup- outstanding. Then Scallops and Mushroom crepes. Serving size was double what you normally see. Wonderful preparations and flavors. Highly recommend!

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sent during restaurant week and were handed 2 menus. My husband wanted to order off of the regular menu and I wanted items off of restaurant week menu. We were not told until they came to take our order that we had to order off of same menu.
The staff was attentive, but almost to much so. Two servers did not communicate with each other and we were asked numerous times what we wanted to drink and what our entree choices were.

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T
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice selection for restaurant week. The salmon was delicious but a bit heavy on the sweetness. Salad was just right but I personally don’t like balsamic vinegarette. Would have like a choice of dressings. Desserts were spot on.

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Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent meal and lovely music. I rated value less, considering regular menu prices, although we enjoyed GREAT value during the restaurant week.

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FB
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good as always. Portions were smaller due to its being Restaurant Week, but that was OK because it was priced commensurately. One of our favorite Island restaurants!

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HH
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at The Studio many times. They seem to improve each visit. Outstanding service with well prepared quality ingredients.

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P
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately the salmon was dry. Also we were having a drink and told the waiter we weren’t ready to order. The a minute later the waitress came over for our order. Also. I ordered the house wine which they don’t have. He gave me a wine that was more expensive then a few others. Not happy

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends who hadn’t been there before, we had, to enjoy the restaurant week menu. Everyone loved their food. Our server was great, we never felt rushed, conversation was easy. The musician was a very skillful guitarist and not intrusive.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Entertaining place to dine. Guitarist, singer, and oil painter!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu. This restaurant is one of our favourites on the Island.

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! We always enjoy our meals at The Studio - we had the lamb and the grouper, both excellently prepared and presented.

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PS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was fantastic. Service and meal was perfect. We shared with five other friends who also felt it was a perfect evening. Enjoyed the guitarist and noise level was perfect. Highly recommend The Studio!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Theee friends met to try a new place and have paella.

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f
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably delicious‼️ Pleasant live music and atmosphere.

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as good as any on the island and better than most. The service and atmosphere was top notch. We are locals and eat at the better restaurants, and this one is equal to the best. We will be back.

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D
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I split a grilled portobello mushroom caprise salad and a lamb chop entree and both were fabulous. We each had 3 perfectly prepared chops with risotto and asparagus. Spices used were incredible as they added a mild but distinctive favor which paired perfectly with the red wine we selected.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at The Studio and is was even better this time than before. I gave it 5 stars the first time as well. The appetizers were perfect (tuna &egg rolls), dinner excellent (the Palette & Pad Thai) and desert a perfect finish (bred pudding). Service is just right and the classical guaterist was very good.

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B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!! An interesting menu with creative and delicious plates and salads.
There was a wonderful artist there painting a gorgeous heron with 2 babies. It was such a pleasure to watch him work and enjoy the delicious meal. The salad was lovely, even the bread tasted especially good and the entree with a fish, steak and lamb and was so good!!
Wonderful and after dinner I enjoyed the art hanging in the 2 dining rooms.
Enjoy!

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G
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dining experience is very unique as you are eating within an art studio! Reservations are necessary as seating is limited but can be seated at the bar if you wish. The food is top notch with a special emphasis on the Grouper. Our only issue was we were told risotto would be served as a side but we received mashed potatoes instead. Anyone can make mashed potatoes!
Will definitely return and highly recommend!

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s
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been to The Studio many times. It never disappoints!!! New Year's Eve dinner was incredible.

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