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Wentworth Grill

3.8
3.8
140 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Fusing the freshest ingredients with creativity and Southern flair is the order of the day at Wentworth Grill. Our delectable, handcrafted menu features stocks, sauces, and desserts prepared from scratch while our simple and charming décor and impeccable service make this an all-encompassing dining experience.

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Menu

Eye Openers

Upon request, Whole-Grain Toast is available; Seasonal Fruit may be substituted for Breakfast Potatoes

    Refreshing Starters

    • Yogurt and Granola Parfait$6.00

      strawberries

      • Cereal$6.00

        choice of berries or sliced banana, milk

        • Cinnamon Oatmeal$5.00

          raisins, brown sugar, milk

          • Perfectly Ripe Fruit Plate$10.00

            strawberries, blueberries, melon

            Renaissance Signatures

            • Classic Eggs Benedict*$11.00

              hollandaise sauce

              • Lowcountry Crab Benedict$16.00

                fried green tomato, seared crab cake, Old Bay hollandaise

                • Classic Buttermilk pancakes$10.00

                  whipped butter, warm maple syrup

                  • Southern Pancakes$12.00

                    toasted pecans, peach maple syrup

                    CLassics

                    • Two Eggs* Any Style$13.00

                      rosti potato, smoked bacon or sausage

                      • Shrimp and Adluh Mills Grits$15.00

                        • With a poached cage-free egg$18.00
                      • Sausage and Cheddar Frittata$12.00

                        green onions

                        • Egg White Omelet$12.00

                          spinach, tomato, feta cheese

                          • The Western Omelet$12.00

                            ham, cheddar, tomato, sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms

                            • Waffle$10.00

                              butter, warm maple syrup

                              • Saffron Bakery Brioche French Toast$11.00

                                cinnamon, maple syrup

                                Sides

                                • Single Egg Benedict*$6.00

                                  • Crisp Bacon$4.00

                                    • pork sausage*$4.00

                                      • Rosti Potato$3.00

                                        • White Cheddar grits$4.00

                                          • Breakfast Bread$3.00

                                            muffin, danish or toast

                                            Last updated: April 24, 2019

                                            What 140 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                            3.8
                                            3.8 based on all time ratings
                                            • 3.8Food
                                            • 4.0Service
                                            • 3.7Ambience

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                                            72% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                            1. R

                                              Rollie

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 24, 2015

                                              overall3food3service5ambience2

                                              The service was off the charts. Our waiter was friendly and informative. My Espresso Encrusted Lamp Chop was small and not very tasty. My wife loved the Pasta with Lamb Bacon and Gruyere cheese. No espresso was a downer.

                                            2. DC

                                              DCinDC

                                              London

                                              37 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              37 reviews

                                              Dined on December 25, 2014

                                              overall3food5service2ambience5

                                              One of the few places available for Christmas dinner. The maitre 'd was attentive, helpful and friendly. We passed on the buffet and waited in the bar until the 8 pm dinner menu was available. The maitre d took care of us in the bar where we ordered drinks and a cheese plate that had a pepper jelly included. Turns out the cheese plate was mediocre at best and the pepper jelly was more of a tangy dressing which was a match to none of the cheese. We were seated in the coming room prompt at 8 pm and the maitre d told us of some specials and a few items that were discontinued. Somewhere in between the order and delivery the waiter came over several times to tell us that some other items that were out...but belonged to other tables. The cook appeared and came to tell us the fish was out. When we told her we did not order it she apologized and stormed into the kitchen screaming at the waiter for making her do it. Our shrimp and grits and local raised peek chops were amazing and well presented. Overall am ok if strange experience. Not sure I would return.

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 25, 2014

                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                              Over priced buffet was forced onto patrons whom made reservations online. The buffet had some decent options but tasted like frozen foods. For the astronomical price we paid per person, fresh made food should have been the only option.

                                            4. RV

                                              RVAWm

                                              Charleston

                                              239 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              239 reviews

                                              Dined on December 1, 2014

                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                              While venue would seem perfect inside Renaissance hotel, on arrival @ 6:30, we were only guests in restaurant and continued alone throughout meal ending about 8pm. Server was pleasant and food was as described, the ambiance could have been so much better. Tile floors, nice wood wall trim & comfortable fireplace (not active) could have set scene. Instead the evening was sterile, uninviting. Seemed more perhaps a hotel breakfast venue rather than pricey dinner place as expected. Maybe our expectations were wrong. Too bad in this city of great restaurants.

                                            5. j

                                              jb3irac

                                              Charleston

                                              6 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on November 22, 2014

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              My wife and I have been here twice and I must say it continues to be one the best kept secrets in my opinion. Located in the Renaissance Hotel off of Wentworth Street near King you've probably walked right by it several time's if you've been near that area. They're not the talk of the town like some of the other restaurants in the downtown area but nor are they trying to be. They just serve some really good food at decent prices. Decent as in more than a chain restaurant but not like the prices at say Hall's. Atmosphere is great to, quiet and great for a romantic dinner for two. We will definitely be back...

                                            6. FS

                                              FroggieinSC

                                              Charleston

                                              2 reviews

                                              1.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 8, 2014

                                              overall1food1service2ambience4

                                              Not one person finished their meal! The food was TERRIBLE. The place was empty which should have been a big red flag but it was Saturday night so finding another place for 8 people would have been tough. When our food came out, 4 of the 8 main entrees came out 15 minutes before the next 4. My friend had a half eaten ribeye sitting in front of him, my wife had about 3 bites of her filet mignon and another friend said the shrimp and grits were the worst he's ever tried. PLEASE do not let this be your only judge of Charleston's cuisine. There are many terrific restaurants in Charleston, this is just NOT one of them. Please go somewhere else...even if you're staying in the hotel. It will be worth it!

                                            7. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              61 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              61 reviews

                                              Dined on October 13, 2014

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              WG was less casual fare than I thought. I may have looked at Lunch menu instead of dinner.

                                            8. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Naples

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 25, 2014

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              We were staying at the Renaissance and didn't want to go out, so we elected to go to the Hotel restaurant. It was a weeknight so it wasn't very busy, but the quality of food and service were great.

                                            9. n

                                              newkj

                                              Louisville

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on September 9, 2014

                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                              The food was good but it wasn't great. The atmosphere and service was great. The food was a little bland.

                                            10. e

                                              eatingout

                                              Charleston

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on September 6, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great experience! Chef and servers were so accommodating of my dietary restrictions.

                                            11. J

                                              Jt99

                                              Charleston

                                              4 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on September 5, 2014

                                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                                              This place is O.k.. ..Hard to compete with the other great places downtown. So I would go again , but for from the best places in Charleston.

                                            12. l

                                              lynn

                                              Western NC

                                              17 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              17 reviews

                                              Dined on September 5, 2014

                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                              First time I have ever had a Carbonara served with ravioli versus sphagetti . Too heavy. The soup was tasty but oily. The cornmeal bread was excellent.

                                            13. D

                                              Divinedining

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 24, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our server "Bob" was great. He recommended several items from the menu that were superb. When we arrived the bartender helped us to get seated and brought us our drinks even though he was working at the bar. The brussel sprouts were fabulous as well as the the scallops and the risotto. We will definitely return. Lovely old redecorated hotel!!

                                            14. k

                                              kayleebou

                                              Charlotte

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on August 9, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              I hesitated to go here due to some less than stellar reviews, however, we ended up here because we could not get a last minute reservation at other places. It is simply AMAZING! The food, though the choices were limited, was wonderfully inspired and prepared. My daughter loved the shrimp and grits. The special, a chowder like seafood stew (recommended by the waiter) was wonderful as well. I had the lamb and it was tender and tasty. Don't even get me stated on the drinks...yum! We WILL be back, and will hope to get the same great waiter, Tristan!

                                            15. J

                                              Jazzman

                                              Los Angeles

                                              30 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              30 reviews

                                              Dined on August 7, 2014

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Had a reservation for 8, and when arrived service staff seemed overwhelmed by unexpected arrival of 25. Despite that, we we seated and served by an incredibly friendly and efficient server who was filling in. The food was outstanding and served promptly. Nice menu . Had espresso coated lamb chops, very nice touch.

                                            16. m

                                              max1990

                                              Richmond

                                              26 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              26 reviews

                                              Dined on July 18, 2014

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              This restaurant was fantastic! We walked in and there was only one other table there. I was a little hesitant initially due to the empty dining room; however, the food was incredible! I highly recommend it to everyone, do not be scared away due to the fact that it is in the lobby of the Renaissance hotel, it is absolutely fantastic.

                                            17. s

                                              srenee14

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 27, 2014

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              We should have gone elsewhere when we called to push back our reservation and they didn't need the reservation name. No ambiance and we were the only table in the restaurant. The server/bartender/concierge didn't seem overly enthusiastic to wait on us. The seafood appetizer was terrible and the server told us some of the seafood had gone bad and they had to supplement. This set the tone for the rest of the meal. Our salad was good and my boyfriend liked the lamb. I thought the lamb had too much seasoning. My shrimp and grits were the worst I have had. It was a huge plate of grits with shrimp and cheap tomato sauce. We each took one bite and couldn't eat anymore. The server didn't ask why we didn't eat our food.

                                            18. W

                                              Whynot

                                              Charlotte

                                              25 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              25 reviews

                                              Dined on June 10, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              Everything we had was delicious. Best salad I ever had. Crab cake was wonderful.

                                            19. PD

                                              PDCLarry

                                              New York Area

                                              80 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              80 reviews

                                              Dined on May 29, 2014

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Wentworth Grill is a great location for most of the Spoleto festival venues, and is highly recommended for that. The food and its presentation is good, with a couple of outstanding selections. Service was excellent and attentive. The wine list is very basic, but reasonably priced.

                                            20. S

                                              Smgjr

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 11, 2014

                                              overall2food2service3ambience2

                                              It is no wonder we were able to get a reservation for noon on Mothers Day at the last minute. The $34 per person price was high for what was offered. There was a limited selection of breakfast food, the scrambled eggs looked dry and over-heated, several carb dishes like grits and hash, only one meat - pork, only one seafood - salmon, only one pasta - macaroni and cheese, limited vegetables - grilled carrots. The mimosa and bloody Mary were extra. The tile floor in the dining area made it feel more like a cafeteria. No tablecloths, no candles. There was a very pretty single flower on the table. A carnation and a chocolate candy were presented to my wife for Mothers Day - that was nice. A 20% gratuity was added - for a buffet? Disappointing!

                                            21. l

                                              luv2eatitalianfood

                                              Phoenix

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on May 11, 2014

                                              overall3food4service5ambience3

                                              The Mother's Day brunch was very good, a bit pricey though. The service was excellent. The room where the brunch was served was lacking in ambience. This would not be one of my favorite places to dine.

                                            22. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 10, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Took my wife here for Mother's Day and it was everything and more. Service was awesome and the food was even better. Located in close proximity to everything you need. Believe we found a new place to go to get a delicious meal.

                                            23. B

                                              Barnabus76

                                              Washington DC

                                              16 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on April 20, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is the first time that I went! It was the best service that I have had in a very long time, and the food was amazing!

                                            24. d

                                              dsswithn

                                              New England

                                              43 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              43 reviews

                                              Dined on March 9, 2014

                                              overall1food1service3ambience2

                                              The night that our party of eight dined, there was only one other diner in the dining room. The one waiter provided OK service to nine people. There were limited choices on the menu, and the food was just OK.

                                            25. GN

                                              GroupNightOut

                                              Charleston

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 15, 2014

                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                              This restaurant came recommended by friends who have dined here multiple times, so I'm hoping I just visited on an "off" night. I had previewed the menu online; however, the menu presented was different and did not seem as varied. The scallop dish I had planned to order was not offered, and none of the available items appealed to me as much. The food was OK - not bad, not great. The service was lacking; the server was pleasant but very forgetful. I was dining with a group, and we were able to talk and hear each other well.

                                            26. BM

                                              BMW77

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall1food2service1ambience1

                                              We were very disappointed with our dining at Wentworth, as a matter of fact it ruined our valentines day. The service was terrible and for what we paid for our dinner we were unhappy with the taste and portion size of our dinner. Theaa server and manager were very rude and moved around way too fast. Horrible experience, we will never come back.

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Denver

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall2food3service2ambience2

                                              We went to Wentworth for Valentine's Day, in part because the OpenTable review said "romantic." Well, it was expensive and the drinks were fine, but the service was sloppy and the food was forgetable. Given the options in Charleston, this place needs to up its game. We had two waiters who didn't communicate. They forgot our bread basket and when we asked, the bread was still cold in the middle. The fixed-price menu was pricey but not outrageous. The food was handsomely presented but unimaginitive beyond that. The really memorable meal was the next morning, when we went to Hominy Grill.

                                            28. GG

                                              GoGo

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Our group of five enjoyed Valentine's Day evening at the Wentworth grill. We were in town for the SEWE show and had found the restaurant on Trip Advisor. The Renaissance is a knock out, so the approach to the restaurant from inside the main lobby doors is gorgeous. The elegance continues through a parlor, beautifully decorated and with a giant fireplace and on into the dining room. Our waiter, Jay, was efficient, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. His service could not have been better. We enjoyed all the selections on the special menu and everything was delicious, beautiful and gorgeous. Not one dud in the group. Do not miss this great Charleston spot. We will be back.

                                            29. L

                                              Lucy

                                              Charleston

                                              4 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              We had not eaten there before so we were very excited. I went online to check out the menu before we chose Wentworth Grill for our Valentine's dinner and I was anticipating the scallops. However, when we arrived, the "special" menu for the evening only offered three entrees. I do understand why they'd like to limit the menu on a busy night, but I was disappointed. It's a very comfortable restaurant, the service was great, and in spite of that limited menu, I would like to try it again on a "regular" night with their "regular" menu.

                                            30. V

                                              Valentine

                                              Charleston

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              We dined with WG for Valentines' Dinner...this weekend was my wife's first time to Charleston, and we wanted a special place with (not too) southern food. We loved it!

                                            31. d

                                              desnerg2

                                              Atlanta

                                              5 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2014

                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                              We had a nice table, good food and good service. There was nothing outstanding, but nothing wrong. The wait staff seemed inexperienced. No tablecloths. Sort of cold atmosphere.

                                            32. G

                                              Goodfoodaholic

                                              Charleston

                                              37 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              37 reviews

                                              Dined on February 7, 2014

                                              overall3food5service5ambience2

                                              After reading the reviews, was reluctant to book a table, but wanted somewhere close to the theater we were attending that night, so went ahead. The service was good (only one other table in use in the dining room but the bar area was full), and the meal was very good. They had shrimp and grits with chicken apple sausage, which was a pleasant surprise as I can't eat red meat sausage. It was spicy and very good. My wife had the North Carolina trout, which she said was excellent. The ambience left a lot to be desired, with the hard tile floors, and it seemed a bit pricey for the location/ambience.

                                            33. T

                                              Tigerlady

                                              Charleston

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 18, 2014

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Our service was great and the variety of different foods and flavors was a hit. Intimate without being stuffy. We will definitely make plans to have dinner again at Wentworth Grill.

                                            34. h

                                              happydiner

                                              New York Area

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on January 11, 2014

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was excellent and the chef easily accommodated my need for a substitution on one of the menu items. Our server was attentive and seemed genuninely interested in the quality of our dining experience.

                                            35. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on January 11, 2014

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              We decided to try the Wentworth Grill during Charleston Restaurant Week because their menu offerings were very interesting. What arrived on the plate was a big disappointment. Soggy hushpuppies, flavorless shrimp & grits and beef with a "bottled" tasting sauce. On the up side, the atmosphere in the restaurant was very enjoyable and the service was excellent.

                                            36. f

                                              foodie1

                                              Charleston

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 10, 2014

                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                              During my visit to Wentworth grill we were seated promptly however it took awhile for a server to acknowledge our presence. The food was nothing spectacular compared to other dining options in the downtown Charleston area. The dining room was also very loud and not suitable for a nice intimidate date. I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for exceptionable service, quiet dining atmosphere, and great food. I guess it would be the perfect spot for an office lunch trip.

                                            37. L

                                              Lori

                                              Charleston

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 10, 2014

                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                              My husband and I went to Wentworth Grill during Restaurant Week. We have been to several of the top restaurants in Charleston during Restaurant week and have always had a good experience. However, the Wentworth Grill is not comparable to most restaurants in Charleston. It has ZERO ambiance, the food was terrible and the waiter was average, at best. I felt like I was in a budget hotel breakfast area. It was one big room, with orange plastic furniture, plastic place mats, and there was no one even seating people. The only good thing was the drink we had at the bar before dinner.

                                            38. S

                                              Steve

                                              Charleston

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on January 10, 2014

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              Dinner was great; food outstanding; service awesome

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 10, 2014

                                              overall2food2service3ambience1

                                              2 bottom shelf drinks = 21 dollars not to mention were rushed through our meals which weren't top Notch like we expected from other reviews. We figured During restaurant week they would try to excel an Impress possible new patrons. So if you wanna spend 120 And leave feeling so so about it, or have two much Or have too much money on hand, this is the place For you!

                                            40. C

                                              Charlestonfoodie

                                              Charleston

                                              13 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on January 8, 2014

                                              overall2food4service1ambience1

                                              The food was actually really good. I would recommend it for groups as there were a lot of open tables, so it probably wouldn't be difficult to make a reservation for a large group and have a good meal. I was however expecting more from the establishment. It didn't feel like fine dining. The server was nice, but didn't pay attention to detail. Things like water glasses being left empty for too long, bringing dessert out before all the dinner plates are cleared, pouring wine in one corner of the table and then handing it down the table for the customers to hand to their neighbor is not quality service. Again, it wasn't terrible I just expected more.

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                                            Wentworth Grill is rated 3.8 stars by 140 OpenTable diners

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