Restaurant News

TÔRŌ RESTAURANT OPENS 

TôRō has opened at Beach Market, 2 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Serving Latin and Asian inspired fare delivering a blend of culinary creativity and culture to a vibrant, yet casual and innovative atmosphere. Mon-Sun 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

RAMEN BAR COMING TO HILTON HEAD ISLAND 

JINYA Ramen Bar plans to open this fall on Hilton Head Island, according to a news release. Located on Mathew Drive in Port Royal Plaza, JINYA will serve the traditional flavors of Japanese food via small plates and its acclaimed ramen. When the 3,000-square-foot restaurant opens, it will be JINYA’s first location in South Carolina. 

NEW RESTAURANT OPENS AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT

Savannah Tequila Co. has opened at Plant Riverside District in Savannah. The restaurant and pub offers traditional Mexican favorites (including handmade tacos, flautas, and burritos), signature margaritas and agave spirits. Food to-go available.

Hilton Head Yacht Charter is bringing Caribbean-style cruising to Hilton Head. Starting in May, the 80-foot Hatteras motor yacht, Top Shelf, will offer exclusive day cruises and gourmet evening-dinner cruises for up to 12 guests.

Charter guests will work with Chef Jenn and a charter concierge to perfect every detail of their theme-based evening aboard. Popular themes include French, Italian, Latin, or a “Taste of the Americas.”

Fresh ingredients combined with an eclectic seasonal menu are at the forefront of Hilton Head Island’s newest eatery.

The menu offers a variety of American favorites with a touch of Southern flair. With a ‘Farm to Table’ concept in mind, Chef Scott handpicks the freshest available produce and proteins. Crab cakes and lobster mac and cheese get you started. The entrees include a New York strip steak, pan-seared scallops and blackened chicken tagliatelle which features house-made pasta. Save room for savory desserts such as Death by Lemon or Chocolate Souffle. Along with Sunday brunch favorites, Lulu Kitchen offers the freshest Lowcountry oysters, May River Crab Bruschetta and a Spicy Crispy Shrimp Loaf, to name a few.

Comfort and familiarity are at the root of Chez Georges Bistro & Bar.

Owner George Casalicchio aims to offer a gathering place for families, friends, and neighbors on the South End of Hilton Head Island.

“It doesn’t matter the day or the occasion, it’s a constant,” he said.

Farm-to-table restaurant opens

The SERG Group opened Nectar Farm Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant on the same location as the former Marley’s Island Grille spot on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, SERG founder Steve Carb said.

“Enjoy all the fruits of the Lowcountry in one special spot,” the SERG Group website said.

restnewsSEA PINES ANNOUNCES REDEVELOPED RESTAURANT

The Quarterdeck restaurant at the Sea Pines Resort will be redeveloped to include a new rooftop oyster bar offering 270-degree views of Harbour Town Yacht Basin and Calibogue Sound, according to a news release. Design and engineering are in the final stages, with demolition and construction set to start this spring. 

MEDITERRANEAN GRILL OPENS ON HILTON HEAD 

Casablanca Mediterranean Grill officially opened shortly after Thanksgiving. Chef Hicham Elmadi has 24 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in French and Mediterranean cuisines, with an emphasis on using fresh products with a farm-to-table focus, a Facebook post said. The menu includes wraps, falafel and chicken kebab.

MARIA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN CELEBRATES GRAND OPENINGrestavrnews

Maria’s Mexican Kitchen in Beaufort opened in November. The locally owned-and-operated restaurant serves a variety of authentic Mexican dishes as well as Tex-Mex plates. Maria’s Mexican Kitchen was inspired by all of the Marias in the owner’s personal life. 

VIRTUAL GRATITUDE – AND PASTA - EXPERIENCE

Hilton Head’s Chris Schembra, founder of 7:47 and a bestselling author of “Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection,” will host a virtual dinner 7:47 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Using its evidence-based framework, the 7:47 Gratitude Experience has sparked more than 500,000 relationships. The event aims forr participants to get to know their neighbors on a deeper level.