Food & Wine // 3 min Read

Introducing River House, Palmetto Bluff’s Newest Culinary Experience

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Apr 01, 2022

In the South, there’s an intimate connection between the table and the land. Our fertile soil feeds corn and cattle. The palmettos provide cover for quail and game. And the ocean provides its bounty with the incoming tide. River House is a culinary celebration of this relationship and our professed love for the land and waters of the Lowcountry.

Overlooking the May River and surrounded by sweeping oak trees, River House is designed to provide an exclusive riverfront dining experience that is only found at Palmetto Bluff. Expansive floor to ceiling windows allow copious amounts of natural light to wash through the dining room. As the day turns to night, the varying colors of the sky are part of the show until darkness arrives and envelopes the room in a deep, moody glow.

Natural light floods the dining room at River House.

Comforting and elegant, River House showcases a curated assembly of seasonal ingredients and vegetables served alongside thoughtfully sourced meats and seafood. Bespoke cocktails and curated wines add to the experience, creating unforgettable nights of Lowcountry dining.

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Vesey leads his team with inspiration and passion, transforming gastronomy into art, which is why he was the ideal fit for the newest dining space at Montage Palmetto Bluff, River House. Chef Daniel has successfully led all aspects of Octagon restaurant, bar and in-room dining as well as oversight for Fore & Aft. He leads his team with inspiration and passion, transforming gastronomy into art, which is why he was the ideal fit for Chef de Cuisine of the newest dining space at Palmetto Bluff, River House.

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Vesey leads his team with inspiration and passion, transforming gastronomy into art.

Inspired by the bounty of the Lowcountry our artisans have crafted an array of bespoke cocktails. Enjoy one of our seasonally crafted beverages or experience a new take on the classics. River House’s wine list features over 2,500 different labels from the world’s major wine regions in a variety of formats, with an emphasis on benchmark wines and notable emerging wineries. Our sommeliers work closely with the culinary team to develop wine pairings for changing seasonal selections on the menu.

Find a curated selection of bespoke cocktails at the bar.

Director of Beverage and Certified Sommelier, Robert “Bob” Smith joined Montage Palmetto Bluff in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing beverage operations at the Forbes Five-Star resort’s four distinct dining destinations: Octagon, Fore & Aft, Blue Bird food truck, and the newly unveiled River House Restaurant, coffee shop and speakeasy. A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Bob is a Certified Master Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Spanish Wine Educator, and holds his Barsmarts certification for Cocktails and Spirits.

palmetto bluff real estate

Real Estate / Real Estate Sales Report: Palmetto Bluff’s First Quarter Update

Real Estate in Bluffton SC: Trends, Updates, and Insights Positioned amidst the serene Lowcountry landscape of South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff stands as a beacon of luxury and natural beauty, attracting discerning homebuyers seeking an unparalleled lifestyle. ...

May 2024

Sporting Life / 7 Underrated Fly Fishing Spots in South Carolina

With its abundance of rivers, waterways, and streams, South Carolina is one of the best destinations for fly fishing in the Southeast. Not to mention, its mild weather throughout the year makes it a great place to fish all year round. Whether you are an experi...

May 2024

Real Estate / Real Estate Spotlight: 119 Hunting Lodge Rd, 151 Squash Blossom Ln, and 127 Hunting Lodge Rd

Discover These Cozy Coastal Cottages at Palmetto Bluff The Lowcountry is a place to retreat from reality and fully immerse in the serene atmosphere, which is why so many people are drawn to making it their home. There are a plethora of luxury homes in South C...

May 2024

Artist in Residence / Birds of a Feather

Photographs by Cacky Rivers and Cameron Wilder It is a sunny, cold December morning when we meet in the Conservancy classroom in Moreland Village. Everyone is well-equipped with binoculars and all manner of cameras and giant lenses. Cacky arrives last, in a r...

May 2024

Culture / Striking Gold

Photographs and Story by Joel Caldwell Marion “Rollen” Chalmers has been garnering a lot of well-deserved attention of late. Garden & Gun, the Blue Zones project, and even the TODAY show have made the trip to Rollen’s native Hardeeville, South Carolina, t...

May 2024

Culture / Local Character: Marie McConnell

Marie McConnell Director of Member relations, Palmetto Bluff Club Where are you from and how did you get here? I am from Buffalo, New York—born and raised. Go Bills! My husband and I got married at Sea Pines in Hilton Head in 2012 and fell in love with the ...

Apr 2024

Sporting Life / Saddle Up: Longfield Stables’ Trail Ride Program

Nestled amidst the tranquility of Palmetto Bluff, Longfield Stables stands as a beacon of serenity amid lush green pastures and the gentle presence of grazing horses. Its picturesque setting makes it a haven not only for the esteemed Palmetto Bluff Club Member...

Apr 2024

Conservation / Palmetto Bluff Conservancy 2024 Summer Camps

The Conservancy is looking forward to another summer of fun with our upcoming kid's programs!  Wild Child Camp and Junior Naturalist Camp will have dedicated weeks in June. Registration is $200 per child for the week. To participate, parents must fill out t...

Apr 2024

Culture / Palmetto Bluff Growing Outdoors

Photographs by Summer Pagatpatan Palmetto Bluff is a wilderness playground for families, a gateway to the outdoors, to living life close to nature. Palmetto Bluff Growing Outdoors, or PBGO, encompasses the ethos of this extraordinary place. CampGO is PBGO’...

Apr 2024

Sporting Life / A Comparison of the May River & Crossroads Golf Courses

Discover the May River and Crossroads Golf Courses at Palmetto Bluff Positioned within the enchanting Lowcountry landscape, Palmetto Bluff boasts an array of world-class amenities, with its golf courses standing as a testament to the community's commitment to...

Apr 2024
LIVE
Community Villages
Experience
Palmetto Bluff Club
On The Water
The Arts Initiative
Events
Conserve
About Us