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Our aim is to capture the incorrigible spirit and convivial atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club, established at the Anchorage in 1891. In its heyday, the Club hosted performances, grand parties, dances and even gambling—a raucous getaway from buttoned-up social strictures of the time. Today, guests can cocktails and dinner with unrivaled water views or a sophisticated brunch surrounded by 300 years of Beaufort history.
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.
Entice Your Senses While You Dine in our Fine Art Gallery. Innovative International Cuisine featuring Local Seafood, Grassfed Beef as well as Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Menu Options. Also offering Live Musical Entertainment, Artists Creating at the Easel, Patio Seating
Private Dining Room Available for up to 35 People
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
A Savannah native, Charlie Golson’s interest in the French language and culture took him to Paris. After a long stint in the fast paced hotel kitchens of Washington DC, he was ready to move back closer to home. It was at that time he was able to open up a one room French bistro. The restaurant has grown over the years, but the ‘Green Star’ remains steadfast in offering the finest ingredients the Low country has to offer with a menu that is hand written daily. Resort Casual.
We serve traditional bistro staples, incorporating fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the Lowcountry.
Our spirits are high quality and hand picked and our wine list is carefully curated of French imports and French-style selections.
Reservations recommended. Indoor & outdoor dining available.
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.
Here we showcase a menu of lighter fare including sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza and smaller portions of our chefs’ acclaimed meat and seafood dishes. We also have Italian coffees and a full bar. "Hilton Head Monthly" readers have voted us their “Favorite New Restaurant” and “Favorite Lunch Place.”
Join us for Happy Hour (4:30pm-5:30pm), when we offer specially-priced cocktails, wine and perfectly-sized snack plates.
Or stop in and browse our carefully-curated specialty foods. They include cheeses, fresh meats, house-made pastas, olive oil, tomato products, heat-and-serve entrees and homemade desserts.
Please visit our website or call for dining reservations.
The new Ruby Lee’s offers more of what patrons of Hilton Head Island have come to love and expect in the past: delicious southern cooking and a comfortable yet stimulating atmosphere that offers the perfect way to enjoy sports or outstanding blues, jazz and soul from local and regional artists. If you’re not familiar with Ruby Lee’s, it’s a locally owned restaurant, started by Tim Singleton (known to Low-country residents as an athlete and head coach). The restaurant is named for Singleton’s late grandmother who is the inspiration for the Southern-style menu. The new and revamped version of the original; yet it still captures the Southern feel-good themes that have an uncanny way of making you hungry for fried chicken, shrimp and grits, corn bread, and sweet tea the moment you walk in the door. If, for some reason, you’re not quite ready to eat after walking in the door of Ruby Lee’s, you’ll notice a pang of hunger once you look at the menu.
- JKJuneKSouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 1 day agoLukas our server was very accommodating and pleasant! He made the experience perfect ! My son was late and we ordered his food but we ended up doing take out he was driving from and hit loads of traffic! Lucas made it go smoothly!!👍👌🍷More infoCharlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte)Price: Expensive• Seafood• Hilton Head•4.9
- BMBobMRaleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill •1 review5.0Dined 3 days agoWe absolutely enjoyed our meal. I grew up in New York City, and I always long for the calamari and spicy marinara that we would get on Mulberry Street the calamari at Ombra was among the best I’ve ever had. The really good calamari doesn’t feel like a rubber band when you chew it and this was really good calamari. It was tender and flavorful, and even my wife who has never liked calamari shared my plate. Great waiter. Lots of fun. Thoroughly enjoyable.More infoOMBRA Cucina ItalianaPrice: Moderate• Italian• Hilton Head•4.8
- KMKennethMPhoenix / Arizona •1 review5.0Dined 5 days agoWe went to ELA'S to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving together ...we started with appetizers... had the Pear, Cranberry, and Arugula Salad and the Southern Poached Shrimp Cocktail. My spouse had the Thanksgiving dinner and I chose to go with Scallops and Crab Risotto (of course we shared back and forth). Everything came out hot, fresh, and ridiculously tasty.... we finished up with a double espresso and shared a piece of pumpkin cheesecake that was drizzled with a strawberry sauce and had a small scoop of vanilla bean gelato... I can't say enough about the food, the experience, and especially our server.. she was magnificent and a lot of fun... we will certainly return to this restaurant multiple times in the future:)More infoELA'S On the WaterPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Hilton Head•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerSouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 5 days agoI have never been a fan of going out on holidays..I find restaurants operate on a sub- par level with unusually high price points. Redfish was the opposite! Meredith was our server and never made us feel rushed. The food was OUTSTANDING! The decor is among the classiest I have seen since moving here 7 years ago. Thank you Redfish for exceeding my expectations!More infoRed Fish - Hilton HeadPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Hilton Head•4.6
- WwashburnvipColumbus •71 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Have gone for brunch multiple times. Never a bad experience. What can go wrong with bottomless mimosasMore infoJane Bistro & BarPrice: Moderate• American• Hilton Head•4.7
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