The Restaurant at The Willcox

4.7
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our kitchen enjoys an exceptional reputation built on the creative talents of our chefs. The menu is American, although our executive chef Ed DeFelice draws inspiration from his international travels. Whether you’re enjoying Southern breezes poolside, the cozy club setting of our lobby or relaxing in our dining room, rest assured that your meal is memorable and your service is prompt and cheerful.

The Willcox has received high honors for sustainability and is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator, Best Chefs of America and our community for our food, cocktails and staff. Come break bread with us. The experience is unpretentious and remarkably delicious.
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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MF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and group was so good that we stayed to enjoy the ambiance and food.

S
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving Day buffet !! Now we want to try the restaurant for dinner !!!!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just superb

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LF
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historically elegant dining in the Library". A live piano musician added to the enjoyment. Ebony, our server, was very good. Great anniversary evening!

BS
New Mexico
49 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. The started to bring out the entrees just a smidge to soon and realized we were still working on our appetizers. The comped the bottles of wine we had ordered as a gesture of apology. That was necessary but shows how committed they are to doing things right.

Food was very good and they allowed us to bring in a late guest and hustled his order to catch up with the group.

All around a great meal with amazing service.

OT
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The staff were friendly and accomodating.
The food was subpar at best. We purchased "flights" of red and white wines supposedly rated 90 points or higher, none of which tasted as rated.
I ordered a "Chinese" soup which resembled a lukewarm sweet, thick flour paste. I received bread after two requests. The bread was good.
My entree of trout was presented with a coal sized lump of cauliflower covered with an inedible, bitter, red seasoning. The pieces of fish were served stacked on edge like cards, and were fresh, but bland. All was mingled with overcooked tomatoes and tasteless chickpeas.
I decided not to take a chance on dessert.
This was not a pleasant birthday surprise.
I have dined in restaurants locally all over the world, so I am not inexperienced

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch

WW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food was outstanding and the service was fantastic. We shall return again and again.

ES
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail. Personalized note on the table for our anniversary. The only thing we has any sort of issue with, was the temp of my steak. Asked for rare to med rare, and got medium. Everything else was wonderful.

LD
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday was a quiet evening at the restaurant. The service was very good and not rushed at all. We enjoyed the gazpacho and heirloom tomato appetizers and the special, soft shell crab. It was a spicy dish, but not overly so. The only drawback to the evening was that they were out of several appetizers, dinners and deserts. That was unexpected.

Y
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant surroundings and delicious meal with perfect service! What more can you ask for.....?

AC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was outstanding. It was very moist and tasty.

SC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the family to the Willcox to celebrate a birthday and loved everything about it form the food to the atmosphere. We will be back.

SK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was excellent and unique. It had a comfortable feeling and it was the best salmon I’ve ever had!

PB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was lovely. Very impressed with the service. The feel of the historic building is breathtaking.

o
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been many times, always perfect!

JR
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern charm with southern personality combined with good food.

S
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall, considering food, service, ambience and value, the experience was only OK. First, when I made the reservation I was asked if it was a special occasion. I shared it was my wife’s birthday. That was never acknowledged in any way.

I had the Big Breakfast and my wife had Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon. When ordering, our server forgot to ask how I wanted the eggs that came with breakfast. Water refills were intermittent. The food came quite quickly, hot and reasonably well presented, although my wife’s Eggs could have used at least a bit of garnish. The muffin under my wife’s Eggs was dry. The bubble and squeak on my plate was mediocre. The kidney beans may have been fine, but we’re not to my taste.

For the cost, I was underwhelmed. But we weren’t done yet. Later that day I got an email from Open Table asking why we hadn’t kept the reservation. Having to explain we had indeed kept the reservation was icing on the virtual cake.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on June 26, 2019

Mr Clark Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is only from people like you that we can learn from and fix our mistakes. The Restaurant at The Willcox is new to Opentable, as a result we are working out some kinks with our staff, A belated happy birthday to your wife. I have spoken with the server and Chef in regards to your feedback about the menu items, further training has been implemented with the server. We look forward to earning five stars during your next visit.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day brunch with friends and family!

F
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Was served an over cooked steak. It happens, I get it. But when I pointed it out the waitress brought it back to me and told me in a certain light it was actually cooked properly. WTF?

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on June 26, 2019

Franklin, I are also shocked by the response of your server. We will be implementing further training with the server and I sincerely apologize.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and it was absolutely perfect!

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! I just came back from dinner tonight. I enjoyed my Parisian cocktail and my husband had a martini. Both were shaken until ice crystals floated on top. The way we think a shaken cocktail should be served. I had the Chicken. It was delicious and husband had the filet. We both enjoyed our dinners it is definitely a place to come back to.