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River Bar

The Cloister

Casual and inviting. A Sea Island favorite.

Where seemingly simple dishes for lunch and dinner are made extraordinary. Choose from the bar menu—small-batch American spirits, delicate French liqueurs, an extensive collection of Old and New world wines, and tasty signature drinks. Dine outside overlooking The Cloister pool and the Black Banks River. The perfect place to kick off your Sea Island stay or fuel the rest of your day. And one of many delightful places to watch the sun setting over Sea Island. Up late? We are, too! Join us for a drink, a burger or nachos, and catch the game.

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Sunday–Wednesday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.


Before 5:30 p.m.
Casual attire acceptable. Tank tops, swim, and fitness attire not permitted.

After 5:30 p.m.
A collared shirt and slacks required for gentlemen and boys over eight years old. Swim attire and flip-flops not permitted.


Recommended for dinner.

Steak Frites

The classic Brasserie fare—steak frites. Definitely not just meat and potatoes, this is a hefty 12-oz strip loin of tender beef paired with hand-cut fries. With a side of a decadently rich Bordelaise sauce—délicieux!


Hors d’oeuvres




Prix Fixe


Hors d'oeuvres


Plats Principaux

Steak Frites

Chef's Suggestions


La Sauce


Fortified Wines


Hot Tea



*Our Sea Island Team takes allergies very seriously. Before placing your order or consuming any food or beverage, please alert a service team member about any allergy you or your party may have. Our product may contain wheat, egg, dairy, soy, fish, or other allergens even if not listed on the menu. As required by the State of Georgia, we provide this information: “Consuming raw or undercooked meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish, or Eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.”

Cigar Lounge

Enjoy a robust cigar, some good company, and a vintage malt whiskey, port or cognac in the Cigar Lounge. Grand leather chairs. Wood-paneled walls. Old nautical charts and exquisite paintings. And a ceiling made of heart of cypress and pecky cypress beams more than 200 years old. This room oozes charm and character, the perfect backdrop for a true old-fashioned smoking room. Based on your personal tastes and flavor profile, a Cigar Sommelier will custom select an exceptional cigar from the expansive humidor. Request a cigar-lighting ceremony performed tableside for a truly memorable experience.

Meet Chef Eric Fullem

You will find classic dishes filling the menus at the River Bar, where Chef Eric’s relaxed and confident approach to cuisine and commitment to flavor are easily recognizable. After extensive training ranging from comfort Dutch food to true French cuisine, Chef Eric’s strong commitment to quality and family brought him to Sea Island in 2015.

Other Sea Island Restaurants to Enjoy


The Cloister

An authentic, rustic Italian eatery with a river view. Where the pasta is homemade and the prosciutto is house-cured. Watch the chef toss dough through the air at the open pizza kitchen.

Georgian Room

The Cloister

The only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Georgia is also one of its friendliest. And local artisanal partnerships help us bring the finest ingredients to your table. A culinary highlight.

Southern Tide

Sea Island Beach Club

Dine oceanside overlooking the dunes of Sea Island Beach and out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Fresh seafood meets local charm in a casual setting.