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The Restaurant at The Willcox
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.
When booking your reservation please consider the bar booking is in our Lobby Bar area, and that outdoor reservations are not guaranteed a table inside in the event of inclement weather.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
They knew it was someone’s birthday in our party from our reservation through Opentable. Great food and great service.
Second visit in the last four weeks everything was wonderful except a fly on our first visit we had to constantly fight a fly and then just last visit another fly lit on my steak and my ladies forehead twice. Finally swatted it with a napkin and was able to enjoy the rest of our meal.
First visit. Did not meet expectations. Lacked finesse and ambience. Food was good but not excellent and service lacking. The music and noisy table near us did nothing to enhance experience. Allowance made for Covid restrictions but still disappointing.
Interesting menu. Nice wine selection. Food was very tasty. Service friendly. Ambiance was as good as COVID will allow. RestaurAnt is adjacent to a very pleasant old lobby bar and lounge.
Every time my husband and I dine here, it has always been a pleasurable experience, one of our top 5 favorite restaurants. You truly can never go wrong with dining here!
We spent the day enjoying Aiken,stopping for our lunch reservation at the Willcox Inn. Inn is beautiful. Food was inventive and outstanding. We requested outdoor dining both in our reservation and when we arrived and our host still tried to seat us inside. And i also mentioned we were there for my husband’s birthday and nothing was even mentioned. Does the restaurant actually see comments from the Open table reservation? Overall we had a nice time
Nice varied menu to suit all
The dining experience cannot be the same while the covid virus interfere with its pleasure. The Willcox did the best they could but it's just not the same.
We love the Willcox. Went early with a reservation in the bar area. The ambiance was not the usual quiet as there was a very large party of people that congregated near or table to have cocktails and talk. Thank fully they did not stay very long and the remained of the evening was very pleasant. The food and drinks were excellent as usual!
My mama has always wanted to eat here. Her birthday was last week but I surprised her this week and made reservations for us at The Willcox Inn. We absolutely loved everything about it! The food was great and an even better presentation. The Inn is gorgeous and everyone was so accommodating with the Covid restrictions! We will be back for sure!
The Butcher Cut specials are amazing. The Lobster dish on the Small Bites menu is delicious.
We had a wonderful dinner. The service was great, the food was delicious. I had the pork chop. It was tender and juicy. I also had the Gigi salad as a starter. It was huge & delicious. It would be great on its own for lunch or a light supper. My husband had the watermelon and cucumber salad. He enjoyed it. He loved the sea bass for his main course.
The ricotta cheesecake was amazing, big enough portion to share.
Outstanding, as always! Our service was a bit slow to start but the drinks and food were on point!
The service and place were impeccible, However, the food was average or below average. One of the eggs in the dinner was burnt. There was a lot of fat on the lamb and the steak which was overpriced tasted very different. I felt my salad was tasteless and the homemade dressing watery.
I would try the place again and hopefully, it was just a bad night for the cook.
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A nice, upscale, quiet place to enjoy a romantic dinner. The service is always attentive but not overbearing and food very well prepared.
Overall a great upscale local dining option.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review.
The manager was outstanding the menu on OpenTable did not match the menu at the restaurant then I have the items that you had listed on your website but the manager was very nice she paid for our meal because it was not very good the waitress was awful but the manager was excellent please update your website with their menu
Mrs. Williamson Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am truly sorry that we did not provide you with the experience you deserved during your visit. After receiving your review, I spoke with the parties involved and discussed ways we can improve server training and logistics going forward. I do hope that you will visit us again and allow us the opportunity to change your opinion and provide you with a pleasant experience in the future.
It was great as usual. We went for a bottle of wine and dessert. The service was outstanding. It seems like every waiter/waitress has the best attitude and are extremely nice. As well as the hostess and valet parkers.
Thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you being a customer. We’re here for you anytime.
While my Caesar salad had anchovies on it despite my request they be omitted, everything was great, as expected.
Cameron, our server, was attentive and very professional.
Looking forward to the next visit.
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
My friends and I pretty well had the whole dining room to ourselves. Friends are still staying home and not eating out due to Covid. My table felt very safe.
Our young waiter did a very good job attending to us. Food was good, but the veggie sandwich looked so all alone on the big white plate with nothing else accompanying it. We asked if a veggie, chips or fruit came with the sandwich and the waiter came back with a bag of chips. We were all charged an additional $3 for the chips.
Great quality food, wonderful service! Poolside dining options was very welcome.
Always love when we go to the Willcox, unfortunately considering the COVID situation the tables were bare when we first sat down, no silverware or napkins. Once we started eating the table was fully placed. We prefer a little more ambience, lower lighting, but that did not happen until 7:45 and our reservations were at 6:30, so the majority of our meal. I also could not receive my rewards, (I made the reservation based on getting a $10.00 reward given to me in an email from open table) so that was very disappointing. Now I am not sure I even have that reward available. I hope that through this post someone can reach out to me to clear this up. The General Manager said he knew nothing about a reward, when clearly I was able to make the reservation for the Willcox.
Judy, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we make health and safety a priority when it comes to our guests. We have taken a number of steps to ensure we minimize the risk to our guests, one of the many new protocols is to reduce the risk of contamination of silverware, glasses etc hence the bare tables. Please visit OpenTables help website for instructions on how to redeem OpenTable reward vouchers. We hope to see you again soon.
Food was outstanding except for the desserts. My husband called the cheesecake “bland with a side of shoe polish”. My flourless chocolate cake was way too sweet and thick. Would of loved just a regular chocolate cake with a side of that yummy whipped peanut butter stuff :)
Rest of food was delicious and memorable!
The meal was great and I will go back on my next visit!
Great dinner at a great hotel!
Great service coupled with amazing food! This place is a rare find!
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!
A most excellent evening considering the adjustments required due to Corona. Our server, Natalie, was very enjoyable and attentive.
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.
Terrific place, excellent food and drink, 5-Star service. Altogether, an amazing event.
Service was very attentive.
First time ghb oing and will return when moved to Aiken Full time. Ate Brunch and looking forward to tr ynn lunch and dinner
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.
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.
JazminP, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating, it's much appreciated!
First, this is a beautiful facility. The lobby is a spectacular place to meet for drinks before dinner. The dining room is smallish but roomy, so you don't feel like you are fighting a crowd for either service or simply to talk. The menu is a little limited, as I'm sure they are trying to have something for everyone, but it could use an expansion. All of our food was very good (I had Lamb), though not outstanding. The prices were commensurate with the dishes, except for the steak. All in all, this is a great place to bring guests for a memorable experience.
Excellent service 😊 Thoroughly enjoyed the filet migon
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.
Simply, the best place to eat in Aiken for lunch and dinner.
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review.
Fabulous! A special place to share a special occasion!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review.
Very attentive and yet respectful service. Adhering to covid rules very well, with cleaning surfaces, masks and social distancing.
Thank you for the great review! We can’t wait to have you back at The Willcox.
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 87 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.