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THE RESTAURANT

Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m, until 10 p.m.

Our kitchen enjoys an exceptional reputation built on the creative talents of our chefs. The menu is American, although our executive chef Regan Browell draws inspiration from her native New Zealand and international travels. Whether you’re enjoying Southern breezes poolside, the cozy club setting of our lobby or relaxing in our dining room, rest assured that your meal is memorable and your service is prompt and cheerful.

The Willcox has received high honors for sustainability and is routinely recognized by Wine SpectatorBest Chefs of America and our community for our food, cocktails and staff. Come break bread with us. The experience is unpretentious and remarkably delicious.

MENUS

BRUNCH


Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Today’s soup, cup or bowl … 5/7

Cheddar and ale soup, bacon, green onion, cup or bowl … 5/7

Caesar salad , baby gem, parmesan, bacon, garlic croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies … 7/10

Spinach salad, roasted squash, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate vinaigrette … 7/10

Fruit and yogurt, overnight oats, honeyed roasted apple, hazelnuts, Greek yogurt  … 7

Chorizo verde, hoecakes, fried eggs, salsa verde … 12

Baked pimento cheese skillet grits, poached eggs, tomato salsa … 12

Pumpkin pie pancakes, pecan brittle butter, bourbon maple syrup … 10

Cheesy ranch potato gratin, grilled tomato, bacon confetti, scallon, fried eggs… 12

Ham sandwich, soft bun, Black Forest ham, jalapeño jelly, aioli, roasted marinated tomatoes, fried eggs… 12

Roasted vegetable egg white soufflé, spinach, feta cheese  … 8

Sally Lunn French toast, Sally Lunn bread, roasted apple, cinnamon mascarpone, maple syrup  10

Eggs on toast, fried, poached or scrambled, white or grain toast … 6

Eggs Benedict

two poached eggs on toasted white, hollandaise sauce

w/ bacon …  10

w/ spinach …  9

w/ smoked salmon … 11

PEI mussels, chorizo vered, cilantro, lime  … 9/13

Risotto cacio e Pepe,  parmesan and cracked black pepper, basil oil, tomato preserve 12

Beef burger, malt vinegar pickled onions, house made bacon, mornay sauce, fries 12

SIDES

Potato hash 3   | Cheesy grits 3     |   Bacon 4   | Cheddar jalapeno sausage 4   |   Oatmeal 4   |  White or grain toast 2   |   Fries 3   | Two Eggs 4

BRUNCH DRINKS

Bloody Mary 8 | Sparkling pomegranate 8
Ginger shandy 9 | Dominicana 10

SEASONAL SMOOTHIES

Autumn fruits, pomegranate, pear, grape, coconut water, chai seed  … 5

Banana oat, banana, oats, dates, cinnamon, hemp seeds, almond milk … 5

Brain booster, apple, blueberry, apple cider, lemon, flax seed …  5

COFFEE

Proudly serving Counter Culture coffee
Drip coffee 3.5 | Espresso 3.5 | Cappuccino 4 | Latte 4

TEA FORTE TEA

Earl grey  4 | English breakfast  4 | Estate darjeeling 4 | Green leaf 4

BITES


Available daily from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. 

Our Bites Menu offers a light snack for one or a selection to share among friends.

Chicken liver pâté, port wine gelée, toasted bread … 11

Crispy calamari, sweet chili sauce, lime … 9

Shrimp, creamed mushrooms, bacon, Anson Mills grits … 12

Fried dough pillows, prosciutto, honey, apple, parmesan …13

Tuna poke bowl, wakame, cucumber, green onion, black sesame seeds, cilantro, rice ponzu aioli … 10

Eggplant Parmesan, fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomato pesto … 9

New Zealand lamb lollipop chops, jalapeno jelly, goat cheese spread … 18

Hummus, nuts and seeds, pumpkin seed oil, organic rice cakes … 7

Parmesan truffle fries …  5                      

Grilled chicken wings, mustard maple glaze …  9

Cantonese shrimp, back bean sauce, rice noodle, choy sum … 10

DESSERT


Available daily from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

We offer mouth-watering desserts to complete the perfect dining experience. But if desserts aren’t for you, try our selection of fine cheeses.

All desserts are made fresh in-house.

DESSERTS

Apple custard tart … 8

Strudel, cream, bourbon maple

Chocolate and hazelnut brûlée … 8

Cinnamon and caramel cookie sandwich

Ice Cream Cup 7/12

Ask your server about our flavor this week or take a pint to go!

Pumpkin roularde … 7

Mascarpone, almond biscotti crumble, coffee syrup

Deep fried brownie bite … 2

HOLIDAY MENUS


Easter Buffet 2017

$37++pp

Children under 12, $12++

10am-3pm 

Selection of croissants and warm bread sticks, pecan and raisin cinnamon rolls

Belgium waffles with blueberry maple syrup and fresh blue berries

Crispy bacon

Scrambled eggs

Egg Benedict with Canadian ham

Curry sweet potato and broccoli salad with cashews

Romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, avocado, croutons, egg, Parmesan dressing

Sticky bourbon and pineapple glazed ham on the bone, Dijon mustard

Salmon filet, baby peas and asparagus, feta and lemon crumble

Marmalade glazed baby carrots, candied pecans

Cheese manicotti, bolognaise, mozzarella

Cheesecake mousse, strawberries, graham cracker crunch

Chocolate fondant cake, toasted coconut and chocolate rough

Italian almond tart, ricotta cream

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and Persian fairy floss

Selection of Easter eggs, marshmallow and French macaroons

MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH 2017

$37++ / $12++ children 12 and under

10am-3pm

Sweet scones, breakfast muffins, turnovers, homemade butter toasted English muffins V

Vanilla Greek yogurt chai seed pudding, coconut, almonds, raspberries V,GF

Selection of summer berries and fruit V,GF

Baked French toast, blueberry maple, pecan crumble V

Tomato and camembert pie V

Egg Benedict with Canadian ham

Watercress salad with smoked salmon, garden peas, egg, horseradish vinaigrette GF

Southwestern salad – romaine, tomato, corn, black beans, avocado, crispy corn tortilla, creamy cilantro dressing V

Roasted salmon fillet, green and white asparagus, lemon, herb and anchovy butter GF

Mushroom and garden green pea, roasted red onion pasta, gorgonzola V

White wine and thyme roasted cage free whole chicken, gravy

Lemon pepper roasted baby potato V,GF

Fresh spring vegetable selection tossed with olive oil and garden herbs V,GF

Assorted pralines and macaroons

Banoffee tarts – banana, caramel, cream and chocolate

Victoria sponge – sponge cake layered with jam, cream and strawberries

Chocolate layer cake, almond praline

Cheesecake mousse, lemon curd, crispy meringue GF

THANKSGIVING BUFFET 2017

$37++ / $12++ children 12 and under

12-5pm

Crostini, flatbreads, crisp bread, honey butter soft rolls, butternut squash, pear and ginger soup

Waldorf salad, Granny Smith Apple, celery, crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy quinoa and walnut crumb, Dijon mustard mayonnaise

Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy and stuffing porchetta V,GF

Corn pudding

Roasted honey mustard brussel sprouts

Garlic and jowl bacon green beans

Maple roasted sweet potato and pansies with rosemary, thyme and Boursin cheese

Ginger kisses

Bourbon pecan pie with maple cream

Triple chocolate cheesecake with toasted marshmallow

Cranberry pear tart

Christmas Eve at The Willcox 2017

Served 5 to 9 p.m.

$45 per person; kids’ menu available for children 12 and under.

Call (803) 648-1898 to make reservations.

Starters

Seared Salmon filet, roasted butternut squash falafel, turmeric and orange sauce or…

Three sisters succotash relish deviled eggs, deviled ham croquette, cheese crackers, dilly b&b pickles, lettuce leaves

Entrees

Prosciutto wrapped cod, chestnut gnocchi, wild mushrooms, wilted chard, brown butter or…

Roasted duck breast, roasted pears and parsnips, soft brie, boozy cherries, or…

Orecchiette passa, Romanesco, Grana Padano, roasted walnut sauce

Dessert

Apple and brandied fruit tart, creme diplomate, streusel crumb, ginger syrup or…

Sticky toffee ice cream box cake, pecan brittle, hot toffee sauce

NEW YEARS EVE 2017

5.30-10pm, $55pp
kids menu available for 12yrs and under

Served 5 to 9 p.m.

$55 per person; kids’ menu available for children 12 and under.

Call (803) 648-1898 to make reservations.

Starters

Baby beets, forage blanc, blackberries, picked red onion, pink peppercorn, puffed ricee or…

Salted cod, asparagus, fennel, almond romesco, soft eggs or…

Bone broth, veal tortellacci, parsnips chips, chives

Entrees

Buttermilk poached pheasant breast, acorn squash, pecan gremolata, sauce soubise or…

Fresh catch of the day, chorizo verde, fregula, sarda, corn fritter or…

Quinoa, curried mushrooms, charred broccolini, green onion, fried sunny egg, cashew nut tahini sauce

Dessert

Bruleed baked ricotta cheesecake, torn strawberry sugar doughnut, drunken strawberries or…

S’more bomb Alaska, dark chocolate ice cream, flamed marshmallow, graham cracker crumb, bourbon chocolate sauce or…

Cheese plate for two, rollright, cinderella, alp blossom, preserved pumpkin, crackers

VALENTINES DAY 2018

5.30-10pm, $55pp
kids menu available 

Served 5 to 9 p.m.

$55 per person; kids’ menu available for children 12 and under.

Call (803) 648-1898 to make reservations.

Starters

Crispy skin salmon filet, braised baby boy chow, miso emulsion, wake and grab or…

Warm salad-frisbee, jowl bacon, soft egg, chives, grilled potato, Dijon vinaigrette or…

Cheese terrine, seeded nut lavish, dried mission figs, balsamic

Entrees

Fish of the Day, dash risotto, edamame, charred kappa cabbage, micro leaves, chili oil or…

Chauteaubriand to share, caramelized onion alight, smoked duxelles, Brussel leaves, brandy thyme jus or…

Channa masala chickpeas, baked squash, kale, puffed basmati rice

Dessert

Chocolate croissant pudding, vanilla sabayon, Kentucky bourbon sauce or…

Red berry galette, berry cheesecake ice cream, white chocolate, caramel sugar sticks

LUNCH


Available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CHEESE

Sweet grass dairy grill hill camembert, (America, cow), cranberry balsamic jam, cranberry pumpkin seed crisps … 14

Great hill farm blue, (America, cow), pear, honey and ginger preserve, pecan and honey nut cracker… 11

Ewephoria gouda, (The Netherlands, sheep), butter toffee nuts, baguette crisps … 11

Vita mundo (Denmark, goat), candied grapes, rice wafer thins  … 12

Enjoy all four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 48

SOUPS & SALADS

Today’s soup, cup or bowl … 5/7

Cheddar and ale soup, bacon, green onions, cup or bowl … 5/7

Caesar, baby gem, parmesan, bacon, garlic croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies … 7/10

Spinach salad, roasted squash, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate vinaigrette … 7/10

Baby kale salad, toasted hazelnut, parmesan crisp, roasted parsnip, roasted garlic vinaigrette… 7/10

Add to your salad: house smoked salmon 5, grilled chicken 5, grilled salmon fillet 9, grilled shrimp 10 

SANDWICHES

Beef burger, malt vinegar pickled onions, house made bacon mornay sauce, fries … 12

Croque monsieur sandwich, apple, radicchio, Dijon mustard … 10

Rueben flatbread, Bavarian sauerkraut, pastrami, gruyere cheese, Russian dressing  .. 10

FISH, FOWL, AND FARM

Fish and chips, cod, fries, malt vinegar mayo, lemon .. 11

Salmon fillet, spinach spaetzle, carrot pure, beet relish … 14

Risotto cacio e pepe, parmesan and cracked black pepper, basil oil, tomato preserve … 10

 Add to your risotto: grilled chicken 5, grilled salmon fillet 9, grilled shrimp 10

Map ragu, Korean Bolognese, choy sum, crispy rice cake, poached egg … 12

Steak and ale pie, blue cheese, baby leaves … 12

Today’s pasta … 11

SIDES

Fries 3   | Simple salad 5 | Creamed spinach 5

SEASONAL SMOOTHIES

Autumn fruits, pomegranate, pear, grape, coconut water, chai seed  … 5

Banana oat, banana, oats, dates, cinnamon, hemp seeds, almond milk … 5

Brain booster, apple, blueberry, apple cider, lemon, flax seed …  5

COFFEE

Buona coffee
Drip coffee 3.5 | Espresso 3.5 | Cappuccino 3.5 | Latte 4

TEA FORTE TEA

Estate darjeeling 4 | English breakfast  4 |  Estate darjeeling  4 | Green leaf 4

DINNER


5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

CHEESE

Sweet grass dairy grill hill camembert, (America, cow), cranberry balsamic jam, cranberry pumpkin seed crisps … 14

Great hill farm blue, (America, cow), pear, honey and ginger preserve, pecan and honey nut cracker… 11

Ewephoria gouda, (The Netherlands, Sheep), butter toffee nuts, baguette crisps … 11

Vita mundo (Denmark, goat), candied grapes, rice wafer thins  … 12

Enjoy all four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 48

STARTERS

Today’s soup, cup or bowl … 5/7

Cheddar and ale soup, bacon, green onion, cup or bowl … 5/7

Caesar, baby gem, parmesan, bacon, garlic croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies … 7/10

Spinach salad, roasted squash, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate vinaigrette … 7/10

Baby Kale, toasted hazelnut, parmesan crisp, roasted parsnip, roasted garlic vinaigrette … 7/10

Add to your salad: house smoked salmon 5, grilled chicken 5, grilled salmon fillet 11, grilled shrimp 10 

Confit duck carbonara, tagliatelle, bacon, garlic, parmesan, duck egg … 14

Shrimp Okonomiyaki pancake, pickled pink ginger, scallion, kewpie mayonnaise, black sesame … 12

Baked skillet pimento cheese grits, cherry tomato salsa ..9

PEI mussels, chorizo verde, cilantro, lime … 9/13

FISH, FOWL & FARM

Today’s fish  …  AQ 

Scallops, potato and onion pierogi, wilted radicchio, apple, tarragon créme fraiche … 26

Salmon fillet, pole bean, shiitake mushroom, crispy shallot, miso butter … 23

Today’s pasta …. 16

Risotto cacio e pepe, parmesan and cracked black pepper, basil oil, tomato preserve … 10

Chicken breast, roasted acorn squash, pecan gremolata, sauce soubise … 21

Duck breast, dirty rice, embrued mushrooms, jus… 23

Beef burger, malt vinegar pickled onions, house made bacon, mornay sauce, fries … 12

6 oz fillet mignon, nam Jim, brussel sprouts, bean sprouts, cilantro, scallion butter … 27

10 oz NY strip steak, pomme paillasson bacon frits, arugula, bordelaise sauce … 27

Today’s butcher cut … AQ

SIDES

all sides 5 dollars each

Sauteed spinach | Simple salad | French fries, malt vinegar mayo | Creamed spinach | Sauteed wild mushrooms, garlic Worcestershire butter

KIDS


Available daily from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Bring the kids because we’ve created a menu just for them, including entrees and desserts to delight their taste buds.

For children 12 and under

Entrees

Carrot and celery stick with Ranch … 4

Grilled cheese with fries … 6

Cheese burger with fries or green salad … 7

Mac and cheese … 5

Grilled chicken with baby new potato and garden peas … 7

Desserts

Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce … 4

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream … 5

Fruit cup … 4

PERFORMANCE DINNER MENU


Enjoy dinner before every Aiken Performing Arts and Aiken Community Playhouse show. The menu is available on performance nights only, and you must present your ticket to receive this offer. Reservations should be made by 6 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to enjoy your meal. Dinner is $24 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.

(Choice of two courses)

Starters

Grilled marinated bell pepper salad

buttermilk blue, spinach, Kalamata olives, herb vinaigrette

Today’s soup

our creation for the day

Entrées

Salmon fillet

broccoli, pork gyoza, peanuts, Szechuan sauce 

Pasta of the day

Desserts

House made ice cream cup

Chocolate molten cake

vanilla ice cream, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate sauce

PICNICS & PLATTERS
TO-GO


Just for you (For one and include a bottled water)

Signature Caesar salad

Chopped baby gem with crispy bacon, parmesan garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, white anchovies, Caesar salad dressing … $15

Salad supper

Baby spinach salad with apple, almonds, goat cheese, cranberries, pomegranate molasses vinaigrette and grilled chicken breast … $15

California Classic

Sundried tomato hummus, flatbreads, Carrot and celery sticks with ranch Shrimp and avocado summer roll, sweet chili sauce … $15.5

Southern

Biscuits, pasta salad, deviled eggs and country ham … $15.5

Ploughman’s

Crusty baguette, wedge of cheddar, chicken liver pate, pickles, chutney, sliced ham … $18.5

Salad & Sandwich

Mason jar chopped salad with balsamic vinaigrette, Chefs inspired chicken salad sandwich … $18.5

Winter Warmer

Bowl of soup, Fillet of beef sandwich with Dijon mustard and arugula … $20

Add a little something! 

Mason jar pie- individual maple bourbon brown butter peach pie … $8

Cookies … $4

Brownies … $5

Seasonal diced fruit … $6

Chicken liver plate, grilled bread … $10

Seasonal hummus, flatbread … $7

Triple cream brie, grapes, wafers … $12

BEVERAGES

Bottled water & soft drinks … $2

Ice Tea … $2

Lemonade …$2

Invite Some Friends (serves up to 10 people)

STARTERS

Caesar salad with croutons, parmesan, bacon, caesar dressing … $50

Mixed green salad with vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette … $40

Pimento cheese $16 Blue cheese and walnut spread … $20

Seasonal hummus … $25

All dips served with flatbread or melba toast

PLATTERS

Crudities selection, hummus and ranch $25

Grilled asaparagus with sweet balsamic and olive oil $30

Chicken liver pate $50

Cheese – selection of European and domestic, accompanied with fresh and dried fruits, nuts and spreads … $75

Poached shrimp (2 lbs), cocktail sauce, remoulade and lemon … $70

Smoked salmon, dill spread, marbled rye, pickled red onion … $100

Poached salmon filet, lemon herb sauce, red onion, capers … $75

Roasted beef tenderloin, baguette, mustards, horseradish crème … $125

Fruit – selection and seasonal sliced fruit and berries, yogurt honey sauce … $30

All platters served with flatbread or melba toast

ENTRÉES

Pimento cheese mac and cheese … $50

Sheppard’s pie with carrots and peas, potato top … $80

Meatballs with marinara and pasta … $70

SWEETS

Selection of cookies … $20

Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting … $30

Chocolate brownies … $25

SKIP THE GROCERY STORE


Last-minute get together or simply too hot to cook, pick up snacks or a meal to feed your group.  Priced per person.  Simply call the restaurant and place your order.  Ready in 45 minutes.

Chilled gazpacho soup, queso fresco, avocado,  cup or bowl  …   5/7 per person

Chicken liver pate, port wine gelee, toasted bread  …  10 /person

Roasted chicken wings, Korean BBQ butter, scallion  GF   …  9 /person

Lollipop lamb chops, smoky pickled okra, tomato marmalade GF …  17 /person

Caesar salad, baby gem, parmesan, bacon, garlic croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies … 7/10 per person

Summer salad, peach, corn, green tomato, basil, arugula, white balsamic vinaigrette … 7/10 per person GF

Ice berg salad, bulgur wheat, tomato, cucumber, herbs, red onion, feta yogurt dressing GFO     … 7/10 per person

ADD TO YOUR SALAD  grilled chicken … 5, grilled salmon filet … 10,  grilled shrimp … 10

Today’s pasta  … IQ

GREEN PRACTICES

The Restaurant at The Willcox is committed to seasonal cooking and procuring ingredients that are grown and harvested from sustainable and local food sources whenever possible.  We are proud to be partners with the following sustainable suppliers; Yon Farms, Niman Ranch, Coleman’s, Sea2Table and Keegan Fillion Farms

Executive Chef Regan Browell takes great pride in making almost everything from-scratch. The result is a menu that is free of processed and chemically preserved foods, and a kitchen that’s virtually free of food being delivered using plastic containers.

The Restaurant disposes of waste conscientiously and creatively by making “reduce/reuse/recycle” our standard operating procedure. Our menu has been printed on 30% post consumer recycled fiber paper, take-away containers are created using 100% recycled product and our used cooking oil is collected and converted into biodiesel fuel.

The Restaurant at The Willcox is committed to reducing our environmental impact and increasing our use of sustainable resources, while providing the finest and freshest foods for our guests.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY.

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RECOGNITION

  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE — Wine Spectator
  • BEST CHEFS OF AMERICA:REGAN BROWELL — Best Chefs America
  • MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT — Aiken Standard
  • BEST WAIT STAFF — Aiken Standard
  • BEST BRUNCH — Aiken Standard
  • PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN DURING HAPPY HOUR — Augusta Magazine
  • BEST ORIGINAL CREATION COCKTAIL — Augusta Magazine
  • GREEN EARTHKEEPING AWARD — SC Hospitality Association
  • THREE PALMETTO CERTIFICATION — SC Green Hospitality Association