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HHI - Robert Irvine's EAT

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If you're in the HHI area a must-stop is Robert Irvine's EAT restaurant. Its located in the Village of Wexford Shopping Plaza on 278. My husband and I ate there two nights in a row - we sampled 12 items, both tapas and an entree - all were exceptional.
Top 2 favorites were she crab bisque (a special) - best of the island
Salt-crusted ahi tuna - thin slices of tuna stacked in a line on top of a semi-sweet coconut/orange glaze which offset the salt of the tuna.
Others sampled were coconut shrimp, tempura calamari steak with 2 great aioli sauces and fried green tomatoes.
The entree was the grilled snapper served over a red pepper coulis and the most amazing grits.
Tapas were in the $7-$12 range, entrees $22 and up.
Service was excellent - manager (Nate) couldn't have been nicer - he stopped by our table several times over our two visits.
Robert Irvine (he's the food network chef on the show Dinner Impossible) also stopped by and chatted with us on both nights.
Atmosphere was very stylish with comfortable seating and upscale decor.

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  1. Interesting - I had followed his St. Pete fiasco.

    Here is the link for the Hilton Head place:

    http://www.eathhi.com/

    Here is a review written partially from the perspective of "what did we lose out on":

    http://www.tampabay.com/features/food...