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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

The McCutchen House offers spacious, elegant rooms for bistro-style dining.

Bistro Lunch Dining

McCutchen House is open for fall 2019 bistro lunch dining.

Now taking reservations at 803-777-4450.

The historic McCutchen House is open for lunch during the University of South Carolina fall and spring semesters from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesday through Friday.*

The restaurant is an applied learning laboratory where students studying in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management learn to manage a full-service restaurant. In addition to enjoying great food, guests have the opportunity to help students advance their knowledge and skills by providing valuable feedback on the hospitality and service. 

*The McCutchen House is closed during UofSC school holidays. Due to students' academic requirements, lunch concludes by 2:00 pm.

Fall Bistro Dining Menus


  • Our Famous Tomato Pie
  • Bread with Herbed Butter

Choice of Soup or Salad:

  • McCutchen House Salad Freshly-chopped romaine and a hearty spring mix blend, ripe tomato, cucumber, thinly-sliced red onion, sunflower seeds and shredded cheese.
    Dressings: house, ranch, balsamic or oil & vinegar. All dressings are house made.
  • Soup of the Day Prepared daily. Ask your server for the day's selection.


  • Chef Walter’s Hot Brown Our version of a southern staple. Sliced smoked turkey breast, layered on sour dough toast points and finished with a local crafted white cheddar beer sauce, diced tomatoes and black pepper bacon. Served with house-seasoned fries. 
  • McCutchen House Power Bowl Our vegetarian and gluten-free option, this nutrient-packed bowl is a seasoned quinoa-rice blend paired with roasted vegetables, topped with a grilled portobello mushroom cap, drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
  • Flat Iron Steak Plate A marinated 6 oz flat iron steak grilled and topped with a zesty, house-made chimichurri sauce. Served with roasted rosemary potatoes and vegetable of the day.
  • Rainbow Trout Delicate trout dusted with seasoned flour, baked and paired with a freshly made basil beurre blanc sauce. Served with a seasoned quinoa-rice blend and vegetable of the day.
  • Chicken Scaloppini Thin, lightly-breaded white meat chicken sautéed with shallots, garlic, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. Finished in a wine-lemon cream sauce with farfalle pasta.


  • Signature Chocolate Walnut Pie and local Epworth Children’s Home vanilla ice cream are our staple desserts.
  • Other desserts vary regularly.


  • Freshly-brewed sweetened or unsweetened tea and coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Coke® Diet Coke® Sprite®


For our valued customers, please note:

  • McCutchen House is cashless. Please pay by credit card, debit card or check. We accept checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover.
  • Lunches are $11.95 + tax per person unless otherwise noted (lunch, beverages, and dessert included).  
  • Reservations: To provide an exceptional learning experience for our students and an exceptional dining experience for our guests, lunch service will be limited to 60 customers. Reservations are highly encouraged.
  • Large groups: McCutchen House is able to accommodate groups up to 20 people with an advance reservation.
  • McCutchen House servers aren’t able to accept tips, but if you would like to support our students, please visit
  • We proudly use 100% GMO-free peanut oil for all fried items.

McCutchen House will be closed on the
following dates:

  • Thursday, September 19 (Career Fair)
  • Friday, September 27 (Open only to HRSM families and their students during Family Weekend. Register for this event on the Family Weekend website.)
  • Thursday and Friday, October 10–11 (Fall Break)
  • Friday, November 1 (HRSM Alumni Homecoming Party)
  • Wednesday – Friday, November 27–29 (Thanksgiving holiday)

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