The Restaurant at The Willcox

4.7
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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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at a great hotel!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service coupled with amazing food! This place is a rare find!

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MarianneW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit of a rocky start with service, which improved. The food is delicious and portions are huge. We were staying at the hotel and didn’t bring a cooler. We could have easily eaten the chicken wings and penne bolognese for another meal.

The vodka martini we had in the bar before dinner was excellent!

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Marygoho
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most excellent evening considering the adjustments required due to Corona. Our server, Natalie, was very enjoyable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The CAB Filet is one of the best steaks we have ever had! Absolute melt in your mouth delicious! This place is so charming, a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Especially if you include one of their romantic packages and stay the night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place, excellent food and drink, 5-Star service. Altogether, an amazing event.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very attentive.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ghb oing and will return when moved to Aiken Full time. Ate Brunch and looking forward to tr ynn lunch and dinner

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with the team to let them know to keep up the good work.

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JazminP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We wore our mask to the table. We’re seated somewhat close to the pools area, it was a beautiful home. Our server was amazing
We enjoyed the Korean wings(this is a large serving) so could have been a meal . My husband had a chefs choice ribeye and myself a lamb chop. Cooked to perfection . the dessert Cheesecake is a must. In the middle of a Pandemic this establishment has perfected adapting to it.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 22, 2020

JazminP, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RobbS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We sat out by the pool (which was very nice) and had drinks, apps, and entrees. It was very private and relaxing. Will definitely make this a regular thing. It was our one year anniversary and they made us up a “happy Anniversary” card and even complimentary champagne.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. Will be back! Food and service were exceptional!! Portions were very generous. Selection was great. Beverages were awesome. Superb fine dining.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating, it's much appreciated!

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RachelC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service 😊 Thoroughly enjoyed the filet migon

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with the team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply, the best place to eat in Aiken for lunch and dinner.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 8, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review.

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Mimi
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! A special place to share a special occasion!!!

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review.

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PaigeM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and yet respectful service. Adhering to covid rules very well, with cleaning surfaces, masks and social distancing.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We can’t wait to have you back at The Willcox.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place. Atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Food presentation was beautiful as well.

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on June 24, 2020

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Willcox.

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JimJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't hesitate to go--it's everything you can imagine and then some--the setting is amazing and the food/service is even better!

The Restaurant at The Willcox
Responded on June 24, 2020

JimJ, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a lovely, beautifully restored inn with a gracious staff. Our brunch was delicious. The only thing that we felt was lacking was the orange juice for the Memosas was from concentrate.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Table was waiting for us when we arrived. Tables adequately far apart. Lamb t bone tender and yummy. Scallops tender with flash seared crust. Highly recommend.

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vipGAH80
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is outstanding. The food is good. Always a good experience.

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vipSCFoodie
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and beverages at the Wilcox, served with class! Creative Chef,
amazing dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing meal. Great service.

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Anna11982
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service for Mother’s Day brunch!

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Sally
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
My husband had a steak that melted in his mouth and my scallops were fresh and tasty!
The chicken pate was the best best best ever!!!!!
And so were the cosmos!!!!
We throughly enjoyed our evening there and will go back!

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DiannaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was top notch and no rush to enjoy the meal and evening

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vipFoodLover
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A scrumptious lunch in a luxurious setting. We went to Aiken for a meeting that was held at the Wilcox. Having never been there, we decided to have lunch before the meeting and were delightfully surprised. I had a delicious bowl of sausage, lentil and escarole soup while my husband enjoyed smoked brisket over cornbread with perfectly poached eggs. Service was on point but not fussy. The menu, quality of food, service and atmosphere were all enough to have the Wilcox on our list of places we will definitely return!

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ElizabethG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch with friends I havent seen in a while. Full disclosure, I manage a restaurant, so on my days off I'm a yoga pants and sweatshirt kind of gal. I knew the restaurant was nice, but I go out on Sundays with zero concerns about my attire. I usually brunch at finch or bonefish, so I'm aware of how the normal brunch crowd looks. When I got there, I was taken aback by house beautiful it was, and immediately embarrassed by how I was dressed. No worries from any of the service staff. They treated me like any other customer. On top of it all, I had my five year old with me. I know service crews, especially on a finer-dining level, may cringe at the sight of a child, but not here. Our server, I wish I could remember her name to give her the shout-out she deserves, was so kind, and so patient with my daughter. She brought out the coloring sheet, and offered some tips on playing tic-tac-toe. Again, this was brunch- the meal for people who enjoy good food, but also have small children. Dinner service may have different vibes.
I started with the winter salad. Simple and delicious. Perfectly dressed. I had the filet for my entree. I'm not certain exactly how I envisioned the egg tostada side. I suppose I wasnt expecting it to be crunchy, and layered. I wasnt exactly sure of the proper way to eat it, but I did and it was fantastic. At the risk of sounding unrefined, I'd describe the side as "breakfast nachos." Coffee was fantastic, and service was polite and friendly without being too obtrusive. Loved it.

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CandaceW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful brunch at The Willcox! The atmosphere is so cozy and beautiful, the food and drinks were sublime, and the service impeccable (shout out to our fabulous server, Ebony). I loved the pianist and wood-burning fire, and the complimentary valet service is a wonderful addition due to the limited parking available nearby.
I will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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vipjillm
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a mixup with our order which meant we didn't get our entrees at the same time. (20 minutes apart) The wait staff was extremely apologetic and management comped one meal so that wouldn't stop me from going again as the food was outstanding and ambience incredible.

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CarolW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent. All in all, food was good and hot when served. My only bad mark would be the crowd at the bar. Hard time getting around and through crowd to use restrooms. Valet service very good.

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Carl
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. Comfortable. Good drinks. Fair wine list with good prices. Food was good not great.

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landladyone
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

new menu was delicious, atmosphere is lovely and our server was fabulous.

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vipdsnyder
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next to my mother's house, this is my favorite place to visit when I'm in Aiken. Recommended.

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vipCammyH
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were all excellent and we cannot wait to go back!

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LizT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but the waiter should have told us the butcher cut was $88. It tasted great, well seasoned but Wow, it was not Wagyu. There are plenty of great things on the menu that I’m sure I would have enjoyed just as much had I known. The fire alarm went off for most of the meal, that was rather annoying but clearly out of the staffs’ control as they were working on getting it turned off. Overall great night, good service. Bar drinks were outstanding!

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GeorgiaP
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Eve pre-fix menu. Food was so good, served hot and outstanding options. Festive environment too!

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vipParis
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Christmas Eve. We love everything about the Willcox.

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vipLauraT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We ended up waiting 15 minutes for a table even though we had reservations. Several parties without reservations were sat before us. We then waited for any drink including water for almost 20 minutes. We had to flag someone down just to get water. After that the service improved and the meal was good.

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Stacy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my mother with a delicious brunch!
The food and service was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely brunch with the family. Beautiful room, especially with the holiday decor. Excellent service, very accommodating and warm. Could see how the whole team worked together, which makes it even better than just a singular great server. Food was very good, but thought about it after leaving that there was no mention of dessert choices, not that I had room! We’ll be back.

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The Restaurant at The Willcox does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. The Restaurant at The Willcox also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 648-1898.

The Restaurant at The Willcox is rated 4.7 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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