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Wren Bistro & Bar

4.5
4.5
947 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wren Bistro & Bar is a hip neighborhood restaurant that boasts a relaxing, yet upscale environment. We serve delectible dishes with locally grown ingredients, unique micro brews and carefully selected wines. Wren is located in the heart of historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us for lunch or dinner, or have a relaxing beverage at our inviting bar. See you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 524-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Cross street

    Port Republic and Carteret St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 947 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hilton Head

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  1. KD

    KimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lauren was our waitress and she was fabulous. Great food and good time. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Slow to be seated and slow for our server to arrive. After our initial contact with server service was excellent. We will be back and I do understand short staffing. I just wish some more eye contact was made and our presence was acknowledged.
  3. D

    Dawn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burger night was great! Nice atmosphere, nice waitress.
  4. H

    Huettb

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  5. S

    Snapchat

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinners are consistently excellent and not overpriced. Waitstaff is attentive. We love making this our date night restaurant.
  6. T

    Tito

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was average. The waitress tried her best but was overwhelmed.
  7. KB

    KevinB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I had a great experience here. The food was fantastic-from the cocktails to the appetizers and then the main dish. The only complaint was that the main dish came out before we were even done with the share plate appetizer. Other than that, great experience
  8. KR

    KayRen

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The woman behind the hostess stand was great!! The kitchen got my sons kids meal out super fast!
  9. MH

    MeganH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent but our table was really close to our neighbors, felt like everyone could be a part of everyone else’s conversations.
  10. W

    Wilpo

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The people who work/serve there are excellent- no complaints. I like that they have a "short menu". They need to get control of their menus; no consistency from what's posted online to what's posted on the front door to what's actually being served once you are seated (their fryer being down did not help, but those things happen). Some blandness in each of the courses served at our table. Bar could use some more experienced bartender(s), and maybe a bit more diversity in options. I will go back to make sure I didn't just come on a bad night; however, it's important to note that there are so few options for dining in Beaufort, so I would probably have to come back by default.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Had a few mistakes on orders
  12. RC

    RobertaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent the food was very good. We all had an enjoyable time I will return.
  13. m

    mommaluv2eat

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and apps were delicious. Portions were sharable. We had Flounder, Pecan Chicken and the Meatloaf. Everyone liked there entree. The pace of the meal was relaxed and we were able to hear one another talk. We will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Good food. Great service. Enjoyed our evening.
  15. n

    nancyb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had a birthday lunch at Wren. Our table was ready when we arrived and the food was excellent. It was a real treat being there.
  16. BV

    BrendaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both loved the salads we got. I had the Crispy Thai Shrimp Salad, and my friend had the Greek Goddess. We also shared an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes. All of it was very delicious!! We will be back!
  17. BG

    BonnieG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit. The food was wonderful and well presented. We had the salmon and crispy flounder. Service was excellent. Our server was sweet and attentive. The atmosphere was festive and warm. We will definitely be returning often!
  18. M

    Mo59

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner
  19. JK

    JonahKuhio

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server, Holly L., was very helpful and knowledgeable relative to the menu, steering us in the direction our appetites wanted to go. The tomato bisque was outstanding, as was the chicken salad. Well done - we'll be back.
  20. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Too loud!!!
  21. K

    Kristine

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  22. CH

    CathyH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Always have loved this restaurant but was greatly dissatisfied this visit. Service was terrible. My husband and daughters French fries were undercooked and soggy, we would have let our server know but she never came back to the table, couldn’t order another drink and had to hunt her down to get the check.
  23. JL

    JohnL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahi was phenomenal! Clean plate award!
  24. FM

    FMNewYork

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Despite the restaurant being empty, they sat us at the worst table near the door and wouldn't move us. For food, it was like every dish had cheese in it which was odd. Ordered garlic shrimp and it came in a cheese sauce. Soup had cheese in it. Salmon came with cheese risotto. Nothing wrong with cheese but this was overkill. No vegetarian options on the menu. Probably won't go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great overall. I am a tough grader. One of the better places to go in Beaufort
  26. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food isn’t as good as it used to be. Skimping on salad dressing, avocados and other ingredients. Tons of lettuce and onion in the salad - shrimp were good but clearly frozen.
  27. D

    Dissapointing

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I'd like to start by saying that we are local. We eat in Beaufort on a regular basis and our dinner last night at Wren was incredibly diappointing. Last night was "First Friday in Beaufort" a major envent for the town and a Christmas celebration. We made our reservation at least a month in advance. We arrived at about 650 for our 7pm reservation. We were happy to wait for our table..... My husband stood at the bar, patiently waiting for over 10 minutes before a bartender would make eye contact with him.... to finally get 2 glasses of wine. We were seated at our table at around 720. No problem. The first thing our waitress says to us.... " We're out of the meatloaf... we were out of it before you even got here." OK... hello... what's your name???? Would you like a cocktail? FYI the meatloaf is THE best thing on the menu.... so on the busiest night of the year, you were not prepared and did not make more??? OK.. we'll just order something else. My husband ordered the pasta which he said was very good. I orderd the burger medium rare. Oh my.... the burger was cooked so well done... dry and believe it or not crunchy. Fries COLD. By this point I was so tired and hungry... I did let the waitress know and she said we could start over but it would be a wait. no thanks. My husband was already into his dinner and I was HANGRY. I picked the meat and bacon off the burger. The waitress agreed and was apologetic but OVER and OVER again told us it was not her fault but the fault of the kitchen. She offered us a free dessert.... we declined as that is not somthing that we can eat. When she brought us the check, she brought us a a very little ( maybe 1-2 ounce) splash of wine to apologize for the service and quality of the food. By this point it didn't matter. There are SO many great places to eat in the area... choose someplace else...
  28. g

    glutenfree123

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Busy night and hostess was very accommodating to our additional guest. There were 3 of us in our party and none of us had a good meal. My pork was over cooked and dry and cold. My husband’s meatloaf was over cooked and cold. Our guest had salmon and it was undercooked— she asked for medium. Our waitress was very nice. She had a lot of tables to wait on so she was rushing around. We will certainly try Wren again on a less busy night because we love their sister restaurant, Jane’s on Hilton Head. Right now, I would not recommend to friends they go to Wren. Very nice people there but very busy.
  29. T

    Travelingman

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Res. on Open Table for 7. Arrived 2 minutes early. Waited for almost 10 minutes; it appeared that they were short on staff. Hamburger special night; $10 with shoestring fries. No substitutes. Ordered 2. 1 came out medium rare & 1 came out well done. Both hamburger outsides were very charred. Fries just warm. Didn't complain but not returning for the hamburger special because it wasn't so special Wait staff was friendly and attentive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  31. JP

    JoanneP

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an enjoyable dinner at the bar. Food was delicious and service was great. Hostess was very nice and helpful.
  32. J

    Jake

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place for lunch with friends. Best chicken salad in South Carolina. Always a friendly staff and of course my favorite server Ms Holly. Holly always has a smile, makes you feel welcomed and fills your requests.
  33. JE

    JoanElizabeth

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Our meals were delicious, the service was excellent and we’d recommend it to anyone.
  34. H

    Happyfeet321

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatloaf is back on the menu, and it is huge, sharable and fabulous!
  35. AM

    AnnM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a romantic dinner
  36. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu selections. Very good turn around and service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!
  38. CC

    CareyC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and impressive service. Truly perfect
  39. SD

    SDilday

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Salmon special was perfectly cooked, very savory! Loved the butternut squash risotto.
  40. d

    donnatravelplanner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Burger night did not disappoint. But next time we’ll share one. They are huge!!

FAQs

Wren Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 524-9463.

Wren Bistro & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Wren Bistro & Bar

210 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Port Republic and Carteret St

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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