Wren Bistro & Bar

4.5
670 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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Johnst
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived early but seated right away. Food well prepared. Service was good. They had a full house so noise level was up.

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becmojo
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a great lunch at Wren! He enjoyed a fabulous chicken salad sandwich, and I had a Mediterranean chicken pita sandwich. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

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Kerwin
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was amazing. Sitting at a high top was a bit nosier but we knew that going in. Your wait staff will also have bar responsibilities so service could be a little slower. My drink and all of our meals were absolutely fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was a complete mixup with our reservation. They didn’t have our table. As it turns out the party that was with us had already been seated at our reservation and the hostessed couldn’t tie the two together. Consequently we waited a long time only to find out our friends told us they were at the table

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LEP1
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time we have eaten here, the first for dinner and this time for lunch. Would go back again when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tiffany was our waitress. Wonderful!

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Wendy
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious Hamburger with french fries special on Thursday's!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sooo unhappy they have taken the crab fritters off of the menu. May be our last visit to the Wten.

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MaggiW
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always incredible, we were served in good time with a lovely wait staff!

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Cxcx
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Beaufort eateries!

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Boysmom
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

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vipDStan
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reservations for four at 7:30 on a Friday night. Hostess seemed confused as to where to put us. Told us they were cleaning a table in the back. Waited another 15 minutes to be seated. Only one appetizer which was seafood bisque. That was delicious. Reason for deduction of stars is as follows: no place settings on the table after waiting 15 minutes to be seated. Also, three dinners were brought out together and the last dinner lagged behind by about 8-10 minutes. Disappointing. All of the dinners were beautifully displayed and were really delicious, so I will overlook the lack of service and will return in the future based on the food alone! Hopefully things will improve as time goes on!

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Sunshine
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Bartender was very personable and charming. Ben’s suggestion for the cocktail that evening was made to perfection.

The hostess welcomed my husband and I with warmth and sat us in a quiet, romantic corner.

We love to cook and I may say well.
The pork chop tender and the steak,
which was ordered MR, dead on.

Great Evening
Thank you

JB
JBJBJB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The manager (a female) rushed myself and the two ladies I was with out because another reservation was there. We were at a 4 top table and 2 people came to take our table. As we were walking out, we realized there were about at least 4 open two top tables that were available before we got up AND they had open reservations still (because we checked). Also- the shrimp and grits was very untraditional and very sweet as it had applewood bacon in it. But other food was great!

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PrepKitchen
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

So disappointed in Wren last night. We had a reservation at 6, which we arrived on time for. At 7pm, our check was brought and we still had full wine glasses and more in the bottle. We were not asked if we’d like dessert. We were told the table needed to be turned over. After one hour. Very uncomfortable. At 710, a different person came by and said are you almost done. We still had wine. 10 minutes later we were reminded there was a reservation waiting, so I asked, what do I need to do differently. This is the 3rd time we have been asked to leave. The table behind us was here when we arrived and no one has approached them to leave. Completely unacceptable that a “nicer” restaurant would push a party of 4 out the door an hour after sitting down.

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Cat2
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in town! We had good service and food. Service can be hit or miss but we did well.

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eyelash
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was not hot but it was good. Server was attentive and quick.

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EdwardM
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and interesting menu

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Joseph
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brought an out of town guest here and we had a terrific dinner. I had the oh so good chicken diablo and the other guests had really very good cheese burgers. Service was timely and professional, noise level was most comfortable and all service was non-intrusive.
Will for sure order the diablo again !

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NattyG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! They were a little short-handed due to Covid, yet were still able to exceed our expectations as being a great place to have an excellent dinner! Bravo!

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MartyS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved their meal. The shrimp and grits were the best around. Wren's is always consistent.

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WilliamD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table for 6 on Friday was very good. The service was excellent and the food was very good. It was quite noisy to the point that having a conversation was difficult. When we went back on Saturday we were blown off by being told that it would be in 1 hour wait when there were empty tables in sight. The lady at the desk was flippant about the fact that they did not have anything in clearly made it known that they did not want anybody waiting. As good as the food was on Friday because of Saturday we will not be going back and we live in the area.

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Reen
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cocktails. Friendly and efficient server.

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vipGeneB
Atlanta
121 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Favorite go to lunch spot in town. Awesome big salads with protein. Wish they would expand the white wine by glass list and bring back the Albariño or Vino Verde or add a Gruner Veltliner.

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MaggiW
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great, food and service wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the weekend, picked Wren and was not disappointed. The ambience is perfect, cozy and warm very intimate. We had pasta, fried flounder and steak and all entrees were delicious. Service was top notch, very attentive but not hovering. Would definitely recommend!

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JimJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party of six enjoyed the food and the service and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely return when in downtown Beaufort.

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vipJohn
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Southern Salad and your tea with oranges and strawberries. We had a great lunch!

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BrandyG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wren and their staff never disappoint. They always do a great job. Food is fresh, hot and delicious!!

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BarbaraG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Wren. Mahi-mahi was excellent. Crispy flounder also delicious. Wonderful evening.

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vipPqueen
Orlando
75 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good lunch spot. Nice menu. Service was ok but it too so long to pay that we ended up leaving cash. Waitstaff supposed to wear masks but one server didn’t wear it correctly- needed to cover her nose. Drove me nuts looking at her!

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Kristine
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious. We love dining at Wren!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very special for our anniversary. Dinner was delicious and the service was delightful.

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vipJude
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent chicken salad for lunch. Waitress was super!

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vipTracyB
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Crispy flounder was the best flounder I’ve ever had. All the food is amazing and service is great. Such a good experience as always!

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Mo59
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good experience for an evening out with my wife. Service was great, with excellent attention to us. The food was very good, as I enjoyed the flounder dinner with drinks. Overall a good experience.

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DebiY
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was not cued in to being a waiter. But he did deliver the food. The dishes are high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were so glad we made a reservation as we watched people pour in til they were out on the street! The place is rustic and really cute. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Great value. Will definitely go back.

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DianeS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This is one of the few restaurants open for lunch in Beaufort DT area. The food is quite good, but the ambiance really needs an update. It's very austere and shabby these days. The large round table in the back is sticky and had large holes in it. Either get a new table top or offer table clothes. Additionally, there are large sea grass rugs hanging on either side, making the person sitting by them have to move every time anyone gets up. Time for updates.

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Atltennislady
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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 670 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.