Wren Bistro & Bar

4.5
630 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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Atltennislady
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This used to be a favorite. Planned this dinner for some time and was a bit disappointed. Ambiance has really diminished since last visit and food was cold when served.

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SteveB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent with plenty of food. Mahi was great. Waiter was very efficient. Have always enjoyed Wren.

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LauraO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Hostess was not present when we arrived. And not friendly
We were seated back in a corner in a work area.
Food was poor.
I had made reservations - expected more.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Thursday hamburger value,highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love Wren! Every Thursday is Burger night. The southern salad with grilled chicken is so delicious.

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DeedeeL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice aesthetic, cozy but not squished and comfortable noise level. Service was very good, but had to ask for water several times which is annoying. Shared the pimento appetizer, which was not good. The cheese was gummy, not hot and tasteless. We also had the shrimp and grits. The grit cakes were good, and we each got maybe 6 small-medium shrimp. The sauce the right blend of flavors but it waa a thin soupy consistency and half the bowl waa filled with it, so the cakes were soggy. We ordered a raspberry donut cheesecake for dessert which was very good. I’ll try it again hoping it waa an off night.

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DarlaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burger ! lovely restaurant and service was great

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vipJimS
Atlanta
137 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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vipsatisfiedcustomer
Savannah
56 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go-to restaurant in Beaufort. The bar gets crowded and loud, so, if that's not your thing, ask for a table away from the bar. We have always been accommodated, always had great food and service and always had wonderful experiences that we raved about. Last night, four of us had different things that all received raves -- salads, which were big enough to share, a shrimp appetizer in garlic sauce that was superb, and flounder that one guest said was the best he'd ever had, and he's a fish-liver. Kudos to our waiter and the restaurant for great service -- and masks -- during Covid, spaced tables, and a wonderful evening.

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vipCatwoman
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Offered suggestions on food selections. Was very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and plentiful. Some had the shrimp and grits, while others had the mahi. The grits cake was just as good as the entrée. We will definitely be back.

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Lucia
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was seated next to a table of 3 to 5 year olds yelling and kicking. Ordered the crispy fried flounder and they put so much bbq sauce and stuff on top it was not crispy. Not to our liking.

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JoyceM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful service on a busy night. Two of our burgers were well done when rare was ordered but quickly replaced. Good value and lots of fun on hightop

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DianaF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful local place. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits and their soups!

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TimF
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening good food and good service.

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not much ambiance but food and service were good. Very dark in the dining room and people had to use the flashlight on their phone to see the menu. Had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server was very prompt and his service was excellent but did not give 5 stars because although the servers were wearing masks, none of them had their nose covered. We split a salad and it was the perfect portion.
Dressing came on the side which is preferable except that it was served in a paper cup. Husband had the pork chop special which was a generous size with an apple chutney and whipped potatoes. He said it was very good. I had the seafood pasta and it too was good although not hot. The entrees came out immediately after the pasta telling me they were held so not as hot as should be.
Wine and food are reasonably priced and I would return despite these few short comings.

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DinerinSC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Party of 2 - First time eating out in over a year - ordered an appetizer and 2 different entries... all had the exact same sauce. Service was excellent but dinner disappointing.

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A002808
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

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vipKimpoz
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends (from the area) here on their recommendation. (We were visiting from out of state.) The food could not have been better! We all loved everything we ate. The ambiance is nice and it's downtown. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pecan cranberry chicken salad…outstanding!

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michaelm
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

other than the pecan chicken being a little dry and chewy, the experience was fantastic. will certainly go again

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fancy
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and grits ever!!! Pecan chicken also awesome

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JennaH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was hostile, we were seated in what was NOT originally a seating area (or shouldn’t be). When we asked about it, we were not heard and we were not moved.

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Shimona
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers on Thursdays and the fries are perfect! Danielle is always friendly and accommodating. Mimi was our server and did a very good job! It’s nice to have a local restaurant that consistently provides a good dining experience.

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daba5210
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Son of the Sergeant (like whiskey old fashioned) and vodka strawberry basils drinks were a hit-well balanced and refreshing taste. Probably the best hummus app we've ever had-added feta and roasted veggies added to complexity! Also, Sam's Pasta is absolutely delicious!

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ReneM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little odd that we were seated in with a wedding party!

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LaurenG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation and was seated right away. Service was great.
Thursdays are $10 burger nights - the burgers looked huge! We did not get them but will remember for next time.
We got Seafood pasta and a lovely salad. We will be back.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of food from Wren including Pimento Cheese dip with bread and almonds and the roasted garlic humus! They were fabulous!! Wrens also has a great variety of cocktails that you cant get anywhere else in Beaufort. So refreshing. We will be there again.

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CarolynD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Andrew was great. Food was excellent!! Sadly we never received water or bread. But would definitely go back. Menu is outstanding.

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vipMissyum
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJeffreyB
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger I've had in SC! Outstanding shrimp appetizer as well.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, respectable wine selection. Burger night is a must!

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charlestonian3
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Pork chop and lemon cake were to die for. Wren has been our favorite restaurant for over 9 years. Best in Beaufort.

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vipNJeD
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a pleasant surprise in downtown Beaufort, SC. Our meals were wonderfully presented and tasted fabulous. We'll be back.

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BrianG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific place. Even short staffed, they kept up and kept smiles on their faces. The noise level was higher than usual mostly due to one really rowdy table.

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SianL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Mediterranean salmon which was delicious 😋
I told our server it was the best I have ever tasted.
Had an outstanding time chatting to the tables either side of us.
Smashing evening, we'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the garlic shrimp for an app which was wonderful! One of the specials was steak and frites which was cooked exactly how we ordered and was excellent. We also had shrimp and grits that are absolutely to die for! I can’t even explain how amazing they are. We love Wren and we try to go often!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, drinks were great, waitstaff was quick and attentive. Lighting could have been a bit brighter, noise level was fine and made it easy to have a conversation. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife raved over their pecan chicken. Celebrated our anniversary & had the best chocolate torte. If we make it back Beaufort, Wren will be our dinner choice!

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburger ever. Cooked perfectly. Great price. Would recommend Wrens.

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 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.