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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

Moroccan sweet potato, lentil and bean soup

Pita crouton, Greek yogurt, cup or bowl GFO … 5/7

Caesar salad

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

Spinach salad

Quinoa, sweet potato, roasted red onion,cranberry red wine vinaigrette …  7/10

Fruit and yogurt

Honey poached pear, cinnamon oat crunch, Greek yogurt, nut crumble  … 7

Loaded ranch baked potato pancake

Smoked cheddar, scallion, sour cream, bacon,  fried eggs  …  12

Bagel egg in the hole

everything bagel, egg, house-made pork sausage pattie, herb cream cheese spread … 12

Chocolate chip cinnamon waffle

banana, almonds, mascarpone, maple syrup …  10

Waffled mac and cheese

Salsa roja, fried eggs, arugula … 10

Savory crumpet                                                      

Chorizo bolognese, bocconcini, poached eggs … 12

Egg white omelet   

tomato, beans, avocado, red onion and cilantro, white or grain toast … 8

French toast  

thick cut brioche, cranberry apple preserve, whipped yogurt, apple spiced maple syrup … 9

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

Michelada mussels

Tomato, corona, lime .. 9/13

Fried brown rice

carrot, snow pea, edamame, smoked tofu, nappa cabbage, broccoli, scallion, fried free range egg … 10

Beef burger

Arugula, fig jam, brie, fries or slaw …  12
SIDES

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

BRUNCH DRINKS

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

SEASONAL SMOOTHIES

Green monster: kale, banana, peanut butter, honey, milk … 5 

Coconut and berry: banana, strawberries, raspberries, almond, coconut water … 5

Blueberry and hemp: blueberries, hemp seeds, banana, kale, coconut water … 5 

COFFEE

Proudly serving Counter Culture coffee
Drip coffee 3.5 | Espresso 3.5 | Cappuccino 4 | Latte 4.5

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 petites menu offers a light snack for one or a selection to share among friends.

Chicken liver pâté, port wine gelée, toasted bread … 10

Crispy calamari, sweet chili sauce, lime … 7

Filipino pork and shrimp roll, plum sauce … 8

Crispy Szechuan brussel sprouts

Green onion, peanuts, cilantro … 7

Whipped feta

Saffron roasted cauliflower, pita bread GFO … 8

New Zealand lamb lollipop chops

Pickled grapes, Gorgonzola cremificato spread …   17

Hummus, Lemon chermoula, crispy chickpeas, grilled pita GFO … 7

Pork schnitzel fries

Caper, lemon and thyme butter … 8

Parmesan truffle fries …  5                      

Crispy chicken wings           

Nuoc mam caramel, lemongrass,  ginger, chilli, cilantro …  9

Lox board

Smoked salmon, capers, red onion, herbs, egg, pumpernickel …  14

CHEESE

Cremeux de Bourgogne (France, cow), pear butter, graham cracker … 10

North Hendren co-op black river blue (America, cow), cherry clove preserve, graham cracker … 9

Pleasant Ridge reserve (American, cow), orange bourbon marmalade, potato cracker …  12

Goat lady dairy smokey Mt.round (America, goat), port wine jelly, petit toasts … 11

All cheeses, enjoy our four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 42

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

PB&J

Panna cotta, Concord grape jelly, peanut butter crunch  8

S’more

Graham cracker sponge, chocolate bourbon mousse, toasted marshmallow, chocolate custard ice cream   9

Ice cream cup              

ask your server about our flavour    this week or take a pint to go!          7/12

Coconut custard cake 

Bananas foster, cinnamon toast crunch  7

Maple syrup steamed pudding

Pecans, caramelised white chocolate cinnamon cream  8

Deep fried brownie bite      2

CHEESE 

Moses sleeper brie (America, cow), strawberry rhubarb preserve, graham cracker 12

Mountain gorgonzola (Italy, cow), dried figs, graham cracker 9

Cabot clothbound cheddar (American, cow), orange bourbon marmalade, potato cracker  11

Petit Billy (French, goat), acacia honey, Potato cracker 10

Enjoy all four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 42

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

Christmas Eve at The Willcox 2016

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

Gin and tonic cured salmon, winter citrus and fennel caprese salad or…

Cauliflower and roasted chestnut soup, pancetta brioche soldiers

Entrees

Trout, parsnip puree, buttered Swiss chard, currant, pine nut and chestnut relish or…

Grilled NY strip steak, roasted butternut, apple and goat cheese bread and butter pudding, crispy Brussel sprouts, jus or…

Caramelised onion and black pepper gnudi, onion broth, crispy leeks, mushrooms, Parmesan

Dessert

Spiced sticky date and caramel cakes, banana fosters ice cream, rum maple syrup, almond or…

White chocolate mousse, raspberry Pollock, angle cake, vanilla bean cream, raspberry

NEW YEARS EVE 2016

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

Starters

Saffron roasted cauliflower salad, crispy sesame crusted goat cheese, cashew nuts, baby spinach, lemon, garlic and turmeric dressing
or
Beef Carpaccio Japanese style, tempura oysters
or
Maple roasted pear, Point Reyes Bay blue cheese fondue, speck, endive, watercress and walnuts

Entrée

Braised roasted volcano pork shank, creamed sauerkraut, baked pasta
or
Fresh catch of the day, clams, chorizo, crispy potato, cilantro parsley pesto
or
Closed ricotta and Swiss chard cannelloni, sautéed mushroom, roasted garlic crème fraiche, poached egg, parmesan

Dessert

Caramelised white chocolate, ginger caramel and macadamia nut tart, pineapple compote, mango sorbet
or
Swirled chocolate meringue roularde, praline cream, espresso syrup, crispy caramel chocolate puff
or
Cheese plate for two: sweet grass dairy brie, jasper hill barley hazen blue, 5 spoke tumbleweed cheddar, white gold honey, crackers

LUNCH


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

CHEESE

Cremeux de Bourgogne (France, cow), pear butter, graham cracker … 10
North Hendren co-op black river blue (America, cow), cherry clove preserve, graham cracker … 9
Pleasant Ridge reserve (American, cow), orange bourbon marmelade, potato cracker … 12

Goat lady dairy smokey Mt.round (America, goat), port wine jelly, petit toasts 11

Enjoy all four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 42

SOUPS & SALADS

Today’s soup, cup or bowl … 5/7

Moroccan sweet potato, lentil and bean soup, pita crouton, Greek yogurt, cup or bowl GFO …  5/7

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

Spinach salad, quinoa, sweet potato, feta, roasted red onion, cranberry and red wine vinaigrette … 7/10

Winter salad, baby watercress, pear, blue cheese, candied pecans, smoked maple dressing …  7/10

Add to your salad: house smoked salmon 5, grilled chicken 5, grilled salmon fillet … 8
SANDWICHES 

Brussel sprout, bacon and bean quesadilla, blue cheese dip … 12

Beef burger, arugula, fig jam, brie, fries or slaw … 12

Open faced fried chicken sandwich, blue cheese dressing, lettuce, tomato, egg, bacon … 12

FISH, FOWL, AND FARM

Fish and Chips, cod, fries, malt vinegar mayo, lemon … 11

Salmon fillet, buttered snow peas, puffed brown rice, lemon ricotta … 13

Stir fried brown rice, carrot, snow pea, edamame, smoked tofu, nappa cabbage, broccoli, scallion, free range fried egg …  10

Add to your rice: grilled chicken … 5, grilled salmon fillet … 8

Avocado on toast, free range poached eggs, chili flake dust …  8

Waffled mac and cheese, bacon, arugula, balsamic roasted cherry tomato … 10

Today’s pasta … 10

Savory steak and cheese pie, simple salad … 12

SIDES

Fries 3   | Seasonal slaw 3 | Brown rice 3 | Steamed broccoli 5 | Simple salad 5 | Creamed spinach 5

SEASONAL COCKTAILS

Green monster: kale, banana, peanut butter, honey, milk … 5

Coconut and berry: banana, strawberries, raspberries, almond, coconut water … 5

Blueberry and hemp: blueberries, hemp seeds, banana, kale, coconut water … 5 

SEASONAL COCKTAILS

Bloody Mary 8

COFFEE

Proudly serving Counter Culture 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

Cremeux de Bourgogne (France, cow), pear butter, graham cracker … 10

North Hendren co-op black river blue (America, cow), cherry clove preserve, graham cracker … 9

Pleasant Ridge reserve (American, cow), orange bourbon marmalade, potato cracker … 12

Goat lady dairy smokey Mt.round (America, goat), port wine jelly, petit toasts 11

Enjoy all four seasonal cheeses with their accompaniments … 42

STARTERS

Today’s soup, cup or bowl …  5/7

Moroccan sweet potato, lentil and bean soup, pita crouton, Greek yogurt, cup or bowl GFO …    5/7

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

Spinach salad, quinoa, sweet potato, feta, roasted red onion, cranberry red wine vinaigrette  …  7/10

Winter salad, baby watercress, pear, blue cheese, candied pecan, smoked maple dressing …  7/10

Michelada mussels, tomato, corona, lime  …   9/13

Seafood terrine, mushroom salad, grilled ciabatta … 12

Stuffed Italian meatball, butter roasted tomato sauce, basil, pecorino  …   11

Porcini mushroom ravioli, brandy sage brown butter, chestnuts, smoked mozzarella, baby spinach …  12

Add to your salad: house-smoked salmon … 5 Grilled chicken … 5 grilled salmon fillet …10

FISH, FOWL & FARM

Today’s fish  …  AQ 

Scallops, honey roasted parsnips, bacon, cippolini onions, kale, smoked maple, pecans  …   26 (GF)

Salmon fillet, butternut squash miso puree, crispy wonton, nappa cabage pear slaw   …  22 

Today’s pasta  …  16

Fried brown rice, carrot, snow pea, edamame, smoked tofu, nappa cabbage, broccoli, scallion, free range fried egg …  16

Chicken, bacon gnocchi, shaved Brussels sprouts, broccoli, jus …   20

Roasted duck breast, aromatic roasted baby carrots, caramelised ginger mandarins  …  28

Beef burger, arugula, fig jam, brie, fries or slaw  …    12

6oz filet mignon, cauliflower puree, wilted kale, pine nut currant relish   … 27

10oz NY strip steak, portobello mushroom brioche melt, Gruyere fondue, fried onion rings … 27

Today’s butcher cut … AQ 

SIDES

all sides 5 dollars each

Seasonal slaw | Simple salad | French fries, malt vinegar mayo | Grilled broccoli, lemon, parmesan | Creamed spinach | Collard green gratin

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

Arugula Salad – Tomato, feta, pine nuts, balsamic dressing

Soup – Our creation of the day

Entrées

Chicken Breast – sautéed baby new potatoes, spinach, jus

Linguine – shrimp, tomato, arugula, lemon butter sauce

Desserts

House-made ice cream cup — Ask your server about our flavor of the week

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

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