WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

4.7
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Unique to Hilton Head, WiseGuys is known for their Small Plates,Big Wines,Serious Cocktails and Steaks. The Small Plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail-party dining to a new level, showcasing urban flavors and strikingly exciting presentations. WiseGuys features hand-cut steaks aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness, offering a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature Entrees include amazing seafood creations. The award winning wine list delivers over 150 specially selected bottles; over 50 wines served by the glass. By using the Island’s first WineKeeper system, WiseGuys showcases and features 18 wines that are usually not available by the glass. When it comes to Serious Cocktails, no detail is overlooked;their infusions are hand-crafted using the freshest of seasonal fruits and premium spirits. They truly offer something for everyone including vegetarian, gluten free and children's options. Come in and savor their food and share their passion.
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PS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Wiseguys. Love the healthier menu selections. Hope you offer more in the future. Tried an espresso martini. They finally put some alcohol in it. Loved it.

CM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for a birthday celebration. Food was fabulous. Martinis are very smooth. We had the flash fried calamari and shrimp that was tossed is a sweet and spicy sauce with a slaw on the side that accompanied the seafood nicely. We both had steaks with the 3 peppercorn rub. So flavorful! Served with whipped potatoes and seasoned green beans. Topped off with an Alamo’s skillet brownie.
Our only complaint was the noise level. We were in a back corner and we could hardly hear each other and even our server had troubles hearing us.
Other than that, everything was great and would highly recommend this restaurant.

C
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!
Will definitely return again

JG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are unsure where to take an out of town guest, you can’t go wrong taking them to WiseGuys.

SW
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming a favorite dining destination for us. Cocktails are great, menu choices are varied and the steaks (at least our filets) are excellent. Great ambiance in the dining room.

JW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I love the feel of the restaurant. It makes it different from other SERG restaurants. We will be visiting more often.

OT
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always in the top 5 favorites!! Service is great, cocktails outstanding and food first class!

A
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our meal. The pork chops and the filet was excellent. The chicken parm was also very good. Onion soup was alright. Have tasted better. The cream spinach was dry and tasteless. The thing that bothered us the most was every change there was an up-charge and the waitress did not tell us. This is not a cheap restaurant and to have an up-charge for getting spinach instead of peas or french fries instead of mash potatoes can really turn you off.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Salad was excellent yet, tiny in size. French onion soup was great. Our waitress knew we were planning to share yet said nothing about the portion size. Steak was excellent but, the Bearnaise sauce was very acidic. My husband's baked potato was cold. Our waitress was slow with our drinks and rarely checked on us.

JG
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time here after 15 summers on island and now permanent. Rachel was a lovely server and suggested items. She was very attentive. There was a large table next to us so the noise level on this evening was high. The food was delicious. Salad, small plates...perfect for when you don’t want a heavy meal...and yet the steak menu looked wonderful for when you do. I will return.

B
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go to celebrate all our special occasions

A
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately, very nice room, lovely attentive staff. Food was excellent, perfectly prepared and great presentation.

C
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent chicken parmesan, good service. Tight seating though

M
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were greeted warmly the minute we walked in. Morgan and the rest of the servers were attentive. Bread was brought, we were asked if we had any questions, everyone was very nice. The food was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

JA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was excellent and good value for price. Will go again.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out as a family

GK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My wife's salad was supposed to have avocado and it didn't. We ordered 2 $9 molten chocolate cakes and it was at best the size of 2/3 a cupcake. Poor value for the money, probably won't be back. Excellent server.

CC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had made a reservation for New Years Eve, Dec.31, on Dec.16, requesting “quiet sitting away from high traffic area”in one of two dining areas in the restaurant. Our reservation was for 9:00pm and we arrived early.The back room is very quiet while the front area , near the entrance and bar are notoriously very busy. We are repeat patrons and live on the island. It is usually a wonderful dining experience but was not this time. We arrived early for our reservation and still waited, finally seated at 9:40pm.Prior the receptionist explained that there had been a medical emergency in the quiet dining room so there would be a additional delay unless we wanted to sit in the noisier front room. We deferred but watched other couples’ whose stated reservations were later than ours be seated ahead of us in that dining room . Once taken to our seats (40 minutes in), we were seated in the quiet dining room next to the waiter service area where the servers were back and forth to serve water, do set up etc, high traffic still. Again, I asked the hostess to be seated in one of two empty tables away from this high traffic area. She explained that they were reserved. No one ever occupied those tables. My husband ordered the She Crab soup appetizers that was too salty to eat and was sent back, uneaten. The waiter said that because of the lateness if the hour, now 10:40, the soup had “condensed “ leading to the saltiness. By now, without solicitation, the manager came to the table to apologize and “to thank us for our patience”. That was appreciated. He returned to explained that the steak that I had ordered, “the Chef was not satisfied with and replaced”. It was fine once I got it at almost 11:00pm. We ate quickly,and left at 11:30pm, with those 2 empty tables still unoccupied, quiet and away from the high traffic areas, as we had no intention of ringing in the new year there. By then the restaurant was almost empty. The manager offered us a free dessert but... really?

MR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

J
Savannah
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual Wise Guys was great for a nice dinner. We were there New Year's Eve which was also my wife's birthday. Since it was NYE the restaurant was busy and a little noisier than normal but it certainly didn't spoil the dinner. Ashleigh did a wonderful job as our server but WG always has many people helping out. The food was terrific and perfectly prepared. I like steak served very rare and that was exactly how it was served. Her lobster tail was nicely presented. The accompaniments were also very good. The only negative of the evening was that the chairs were too low for the table where we were sitting.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The goat cheese polenta was a must have! I’d go back just for that.

ML
Memphis
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I had the pork chop. Don’t like their small plates. Chop was delicious but instead of the potatoes I had the wild mushrooms.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I grew up in Hilton Head and Wiseguys has always been a favorite of mine. On my trip home, I knew I had to take my husband there for the first time. However, the food did not live up to our expectations or what I have come to know from Wiseguys. The steaks were not as flavorful as usual but they were cooked well. The charcuterie board was small and not “the norm” and then croutons for the Caesar were burnt to a crisp rather than soft and yummy! The restaurant was slow and behind in the kitchen which I think had a lot to do with it. I know the situation I had at Wiseguys was not normal and my husband is absolutely willing to give it another try on our next trip down there!

SG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was fabulous!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

KH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my parents anniversary and they treated them so well!! Thank you Wiseguys!

J
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a group of 12 for Christmas Eve dinner. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The only problem was that me as the host, was the only one who had an over cooked steak. It will not keep me from coming back, we enjoy it too much!

TJ
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Wise Guys. Love the food, wine, and service. This trip, I had the special seafood dish - black bass (a local fish) and risotto. My wife’s short rib was very fatty and, upon complaining, was immediately returned and promptly replaced by our server. Second rib was perfect. We even splurged and had bananas foster for dessert. It was scrumptious. All in all, another great evening.

I
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was outstanding

JK
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hoping WiseGuys was just having an off night. We can usually count on WiseGuys for a special meal and having consistent great service and food, but all of our filets were cold and not cooked to temperature. Our server was very nice but had several missteps. The wonderful personable manager from NJ wasn’t there. Hoping she was just on vacation as she always ran a tight ship and the other managers just weren’t as good. We used to always count on WiseGuys for our special family meals. Hope we still can...

p
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place just a little noisy but food and service was great

KM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection the steaks were awesome!

HN
New England
70 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wise Guys is our “go-to” dinner location. Great management, great staff, best Chef (Chaun) on Hilton Head Island. Continuously revise the Specials and the menu is eclectic and imaginative. And all your moods are covered, from inventive appetizers to unique small plates right up to the high-end entrees. Aged, premium meats and the freshest seafoods. Even once you are inside you get differing environments from a vibrant bar scene to club like seating and finally to a quieter back room dining area.

b
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wise Guys is one of our favorite "go to" dinner restaurants on HHI. Great, attentive service (Josh). Consistently good food and drink. We live within 15 miles and really enjoy going to HHI during the winter months when traffic is not a problem. We do also look forward to continue supporting the SERG Group's expanding operations in Bluffton and we would like the SERG Group to renew their efforts to support the Sun City Community Theatre in the upcoming year.

FV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love coming to WiseGuys. Food is exceptional and the place is always crowded. You'll need reservations.

JH
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food delivery was a little disjointed...appetizer came after salads. My salad was supposed to have filet served on top and didn’t, but was subsequently corrected. Otherwise definitely no complaints about the food. Hangar steak was excellent as was my filet/salad. We were seated in bar area and it was quiet on a Monday night even with a holiday office party eventually seated near us. Hardest part was finding the restaurant in the dark and with us being new visitors to HHI. Would definitely return though!

JC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had the 6 oz tenderloin that was properly prepared and very tender.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive to food allergies. Great service. Prices mostly reasonable.

MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant on the island! Food is always consistent.

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