River Bar & Lounge

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.

Temporarily relocated to The Georgian Room while the River Bar is undergoing enhancements.

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Before 5 p.m., casual attire is acceptable. Tank tops and swim attire are not permitted.

After 5 p.m., a collared shirt is required for gentlemen. Well-kept denim is acceptable. Tank tops and swim and fitness attire are not permitted.


Not taken.


Hors d’oeuvres

Accompagnements – $9 each




Hors d'oeuvres


Plats Principaux

Steak Frites

La Sauces – $3 each

Accompagnements – $9/each



Hot Tea



Sides – $8 each


*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.”

River Bar Lounge

Enjoy some good company and a vintage malt whiskey, port, or cognac in a great atmosphere at the new River Bar 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. An extension of the River Bar restaurant, the lounge oozes charm and character, the perfect backdrop for nightcap, a relaxing bite, or to catch the game on TV.

Meet Chef Armando Gomez

Chef Armando found a passion for the art of cooking at a very young age. Growing up in Mexico City, he was influenced by one of the most unique and versatile cuisines in the world.

Other Sea Island Restaurants to Enjoy


The Cloister

An authentic, rustic Italian eatery with a river view. Where the pasta’s 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.

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