Looking for a special place to take someone for an anniversary, first date, celebration, or more?
Here is a list of the 10 best-ranked fine dining restaurants on Hilton Head, according to Yelp.
ELA’s on the Water
Ranked as number 10 on the list, ELA’s on the Water is an award‐winning waterfront restaurant on Hilton Head. The establishment features harbour-side water views, fresh-catch seafood and premier steaks in a sophisticated atmosphere. Frequented by many for the restaurant’s ambient dining, romantic setting and special event options, ELA’s is an optimal spot for any guest’s fine dining needs. Reservations are recommended for dining at this restaurant. ELA’s is open daily and located within Shelter Cove Harbour at 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Chez Georges Bistro & Bar
Listed as ninth on the list, Chez Georges is a French bistro that illuminates the elegance behind French cuisine. Chez Georges is a gathering place for families and friends, which serves traditional bistro staples while incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from around the Lowcountry. Chez Georges can be found in Orleans Plaza at 37 New Orleans Road Suite J, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar
Coming in eighth for best fine dining on the island, Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar is a self-proclaimed American bistro with southern soul. The establishment uses fresh ingredients sourced from local and regional farms, purveyors, and waters. Lucky Rooster’s menu changes seasonally based on ingredients, tides, and the staff’s inspiration at the time. The restaurant can be found at 841 William Hilton Parkway Unit A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Ranked in seventh place, Sunset Grille is a casual fine dining restaurant established in 1996. Guests have the option to enjoy lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at the establishment voted by Garden & Gun magazine to have one of the Best Bloody Mary’s in the South. Sunset Grille offers sunset and water views perfect for a romantic fine dining experience. Located in Hilton Head Harbor Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway and overlooking Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, Sunset Grille can be found at 43 Jenkins Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
Ranked number six on the list, Hudson’s is a waterfront joint, which can be found off of Port Royal Sound, featuring outdoor water views for a Lowcountry dining experience. Sunset views make for an optimal fine dining experience. Hudson’s can be found at 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. The restaurant seats guests on a first come first serve basis, meaning that reservations or call-aheads are not accepted.
Landing fifth on the list, Chophouse 119 can be found in Shelter Cove and is a premier steakhouse on the island. With numerous rave reviews, this establishment serves a variety of options that can curb anyone’s appetite and make for a fine dining experience in the visually appealing atmosphere. Chophouse 119 can be found at 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
OMBRA Cucina Italiana
Ranked in fourth place on our fine dining list, OMBRA Cucina Italiana is dedicated to bringing guests fresh seafood from local markets as well as rustic flavors incorporated in refreshing ways by turning local ingredients into Italian classics. The restaurant has a selection of premier Italian wines, cocktails, liquors and top shelf spirits. The wine list is specially selected to create an optimally paired dining experience for all guests. OMBRA can be found at 1000 William Hilton Parkway, G #2 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Charlie’s Coastal Bistro
Placing third for culinary excellence, formerly named Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte, this restaurant primarily focuses on fresh, local seafood with a French, Lowcountry flare. The establishment hosts a quaint French country atmosphere while guests enjoy their premier fine dining, lunch or dinner, experience. Charlie’s Coastal Bistro can be found at 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Sage Room came in second place for best fine dining on the island. This establishment features elevated American fare and notable wines. The atmosphere presents itself as casually upscale featuring an open kitchen & chef’s table for guests to view as they enjoy their meal. Sage Room features a variety of unique appetizers, diverse cuisine from four corners of the world, and nightly innovative specials. A full bar and eclectic wine list make the list for this restaurant, which can be found at 75 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Ranked in first place, Vine can be found on the south end of the island in Coligny Plaza. This “Earth to Table” restaurant serves unique food that is advertised as being “not for the unadventurous.” A self-proclaimed fun and simple dining spot in a sophisticated atmosphere, this restaurant is surely one to try for any adult. Children 14 and under are not permitted. Vine can be found at 1 N Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.