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“Tastefully Done!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taste Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Taste Restaurant & Lounge
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Taste Restaurant & Lounge is a casual dining experience, with award winning Executive Chef Amie Linton and her well trained team in the kitchen preparing American, Southern dishes with a contemporary flair. The dining room is enhanced with contemporary paintings, and hand-blown glass chandeliers.The bar/lounge area is inviting with glass chandeliers, pillows and comfortable seating arrangements. HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS:$1.00 Off Appetizers, Beer, Cocktails, and/or wine-by-the glass. Monday - Friday 4:00 - 7 PM in the Lounge/Bar or Dining Room
Toms River ,NJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tastefully Done!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

From the amazing ambiance to the eclectic menu, Taste is "spot on". We have dined in many of the popular places in Hilton Head in the past 15 years and this is a homerun! We were greated by the cheerful staff on what was probably one of the worse weather days we have ever experienced on the island. The owners Robin and Lance showed us southern hospitality by giving us a tour of their creatively designed establishment. We enjoyed a strawberry mojito and a glass of malbec from the extensive wine and cocktail menu. We started with a plate of calamari which was tender and crisp and complimented with a sweet chili sauce. For the main course we chose the short ribs which were melt in your mouth to die for and the shrimp and grits. The cheesy grits were the best we have had in the south.
Definitely sushine on a cloudy day....we will be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kathleen M
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Robin B, Owner at Taste Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you very much for your compliments, we are happy that you had a enjoyable
evening! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the island.
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English first
2 reviews
“Best Dinner of the week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Out off all the restaurants we went to on our 2014 spring break vacation this was the best. Started with the roasted oysters, on to the scallops and finished with triple layer mousse cake. The Mrs started with the arugula salad and had the home made pasta dish. The chef substituted the cream sauce for an olive oil based sauce which was fantastic. All the dishes left us feeling satisfied but not too full. Great ambiance as well. Norris was a very attentive server and guided us well through the meal. He sought answers to our questions and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Thank Paul C
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“A Must Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

What a wonderful experience the new Taste restaurant is. The décor is classy; the service was wonderful, especially our server Jessica; The food was fabulous: each dish was distinctive. The lump crab salad was chock full of tasty crab; the low country seafood chowder was to die for; the crab cake delicious; the low country flatbread filled with wonderful shrimp and Andouille sausage.
Overall, a must-do for fine dining on the island.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Buddha104
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Robin B, Owner at Taste Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you very much for your 5-Star Review, and your compliments of Jessica. We are
lucky to have Jessica on our Taste Team, and hope you will visit us on your next trip to
Hilton Head Island.
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What Great "Taste"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Everything about this new restaurant is an A+!! I had the privilege of dining there on their opening night. Most new restaurants should not be reviewed until they've worked out the kinks. This is the exception to the rule. The decor at Taste is warm and inviting and very tasteful. In other words, its simply beautiful! The tables and booths have been thoughtfully placed so that diners can quietly enjoy their meals. The lounge area is luxuriously decorated with lots of comfortable cushion seating. Everything that we ate was exceptional. My husband's filet was cooked to perfection. My son's chicken was moist and juicy, and my short ribs were tender and artfully seasoned. The wait staff was very attentive but not obtrusive. The wine list was extensive with a good selection of wines by the glass. All in all, a great new restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank AnnEilau
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
“Five Stars and Then Some”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants I've ever seen. The menu offers a nice variety of very tasty and substantial appetizers and main courses, prepared with creative touches and enhanced by exquisite sauces. The staff are not only very competent; they are cheerful. This is a "happy ship," always a good sign in a restaurant or any other operation. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Robert S
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