Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

4.7
962 reviews
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Award winning, Chef/Owner Eric Masson and his team welcome you to enjoy his unique low country French cuisine restaurant. Located in a 1910 historic Victorian house, The Brentwood features five elegant private dining rooms with two full bars, five fireplaces, an outdoor covered Pavilion, and an impressive wine collection. Patio open Tues-Friday. Live Music & Patio Specials: 50% Off Wine list Tuesday, Marlisa singing, Randy Knight singing Jimmy Buffett & all you can eat mussels every Wednesday & Lobster & Jazz Thursday.
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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten here many times and is my favorite restaurant in the area. I drive a cab and tell every customer that asked about a restaurant that this is the place to come. My only problem was that we where placed at a table in the front room and right beside us was a table of 4 adults that where so loud and so rude. I know that is not the norm at all but nothing was ever said to them. They would be better suited for McDonald’s than the Brentwood

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Service could not have been better. For most of the meal we were in a room that was just our group of 8. Later towards the end of the meal the other tables began to fill up. No change in the service or noise level. Highly recommend.

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JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good. The crepe brûlée was on the watery side but the rest of the food and wine was delicious. The food was cooked to our liking. The chef was such a friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable person. The discussions about the wines at Brentwood were very informative.

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CE
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, incredible food. Our sister and BIL from Seattle were knocked out by the variety of offerings and the flavor of all our dishes. The house is a little creaky (like me, maybe that's why I like it), but the food continues to be consistently first-rate French cuisine.

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DM
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed our dining experience at Brentwood.
Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambiance.

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable place to enjoy food and company. Best escargot in area.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Brentwood for Friday fish special. I was looking forward to cod fish special but the had monk fish also. This was a ver good choice and only $15. Service was great. We will definitely go back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorites in the area. Entertained many out-of-town friends here.

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OT
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excited to be back at the Brentwood! We discovered they were continuing Restaurant week to end of January, so we made a reservation for the 31st. We were seated upstairs ( never sat for dinner up there). Atmosphere seemed very nice, but after sitting few minutes, was quite noisy due to the bar crowd in the very tiny bar upstairs, which took away from the nice atmosphere. We had a table near the window, which did not help much, still quite noisy. No ambiance with noisy bar drinkers.
I asked about the dry French rose on the menu, and The waiter offered me a taste of the dry rose, before ordering it. It was turning. I told him I did not like it, but it really was turning, which I was surprised they would even offer it. No matter, I did not order it, we ordered a chardonnay instead. Quite surprised and disappointed.
Waiter was a little rough around the edges, not really into the customer, almost robotic. Had not been here in ages, and thought restaurant week was a perfect time to come back, after three years. But, the food was very good. I was though, surprised, with what I ordered. the beef bourgignon was actually, a beef short rib, which the waiter actually admitted the chef does change. I can, tell the difference. It was very good anyway, just not what I expected. The beet and goat cheese salad was minimal, scant goat cheese, beets were very good. Hardly any dressing, dry. The dessert, the apple tart, was excellent.
I would like to try again, but would hope things might be better next time. We live in Surfside Beach, quite a drive, reason we do not frequent. But, I think there were issues that hopefully will improve next time, so that when we return, we are wowed. If not, oh well.....

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 6 and went for the restaurant week special. The restaurant was very crowded and we ate in a larger room than we normally do. The room was packed and I could not even back up my chair without bumping the person sitting at the adjacent table. They had some wine tastings happening the other dining rooms which is why I suspect this dining room was jammed. We like the restaurant a lot but I would not recommend going if there are events happening. We will go back but not on an event night. Also, for some reason my risotto came out warm not hot and had congealed on top- I assume that it sat under a heat lamp while other food in the party was made. The risotto is supposed to be wonderful but it was just ok and the portion was on the small side for a dinner portion.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed the overall meal and atmosphere. Was disappointed to be charged $5.50 for a bottle sparkling water. Options given were "tap, mineral or sparkling" but no mention the latter two were an up-charge.

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M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Brentwood to take advantage of SC Restaurant. The options were wonderful, in fact they were so good we went on three separate occasions to dine. We love going to The Brentwood, always satisfied with our meals and the service we receive. If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for??

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JM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tables were very close together. My chair and chair of lady seated at next table were less than two inches apart. People at next table were somewhat loud so we had no choice but to hear their entire conversation. Made it hard to hear our conversation between the four of us.

Food, presentation, service - all excellent!
Just wish we were not sitting with the people at the next table

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KT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week 3 course meal...service spot on...choices good

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GK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely, fantastic. Save room for dessert you won't be disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner here. Shrimp and grits were very good although a little on the cool side. The wine pairing for restuarant week was a nice touch. Will definitely go back!

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J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Brentwood! We had an amazing first experience. We were seated upstairs! We enjoyed each course of our meal and the ambiance was amazing. Just what we expected in. French Bistro! Great service to - thank you Micah!

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SD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love,y restaurant with fabulous food.

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PA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent is THE word to describe every aspect of our dinner. We booked Saturday 1/19/2019, as part of the South Carolina Restaurant Week promotion so we expected a bit more crowding and noise than normal for this restaurant. We had cocktails at the upstairs bar. The house wines are superb. (Let the owners tell you the long story behind the house wines.) The various dinners we ordered were cooked to perfection. (Eight of us so not going to try and give impression other than YUM!). The wait staff is courteous and friendly. And they do not say my pet peeve greeting ‘Hi guys’.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in fine dining. This is one of the top three in tithe Myrtle Beach region.

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s
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Brentwood during SC restaurant week. Many great choices on special menu. The four of us were very pleased with our various selections. Wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. Great evening. They are extending menu through end of January. Highly recommended.

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We can’t wait to go back! Wonderful food, wonderful service, and amazing wine.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Loved the short ribs and Ossa Bucco, Excellent house wine and onion soup.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Went for the restaurant week special. Very good food, service and ambiance.

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d
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brentwood was an outstanding restaurant in every way. We started with the Pear and blue cheese salad. The vinaigrette dressing was perfect. My wife had the chicken Rockefeller and I had the bouillabaisse both were great. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce that ended a great meal. William our waiter made a nice suggestion for my wine. His service was excellent. The room we were in had an interesting wall treatment of wine corks instead of wallpaper. We have already made our reservation for Valentine’s Day.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!! We discovered it during Restaurant Week and we will be back!

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our second visit to the Brentwood. Our first dinner there was delicious and we were looking forward to another gourmet meal. The salads we selected were very tasty but our entrees were served tepid and presentation was a little sloppy. We ordered the coffee profiterole for dessert and it was so tough that we needed to cut it with a knife. We had intended to order a bottle of wine but when we asked if we could take the open bottle with us if we didn’t finish it, we were told they charged $15.00 to cork the bottle.
Very disappointing.

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F
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for restaurant week so it was a great value. We have dined here many times before and enjoy Chef Eric's French entrees. He was on his game for this special week and the place had the largest crowds I have ever seen there.

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JA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They definitely accommodate for food allergies and celiacs. The meals were fabulous and the atmosphere is charming.

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DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very good meal for restaurant week. However we were seated in the bar. Should have asked to be moved

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CG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant. Best food I’ve had since leaving New York

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Previous visits were better. This last visit, did not live up to expectations. Yet, will return and try another food selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end I must say food was great, wine was great, dessert awesome, service was good!

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DV
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Pricey but will go back

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Staff were very friendly. However, the waitress appeared to lack training for the style of dining. We felt rushed to order when we wanted to take our time because of the occasion. She didn't ask about the type of potato or sauce preferred with the fillet, didn't appear to be familiar with the wine list, twice walked away without checking that required silverware was on the table, and didn't bring sugar with the espresso. Each of these is minor, but together suggest a lack of attention to detail.

The fillet was cooked as requested (medium), but was exceptionally salt, making it difficult to enjoy. It was not returned, because that would leave one of us with a meal getting cold while the other was waiting for another fillet.

The scallop and shrimp risotto was very good.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating at this restaurant and it surely will not be our last. You can tell the staff really love their job. Our waiter was William and Maggie was the bartender. The service they provided was excellent. We had a very comfortable table. We ordered from the Prix Fixe Menu which was a three course meal. My Riesling wine was excellent and my husband really enjoyed his perfect Manhattan. They have a fantastic wine list. Every course was special from the salad, entrée and dessert. And the menu had many things to choose from. We even met the Owner and Chef who came over to our table to make sure everything was perfect and we assured him it was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. We had a very enjoyable evening!

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GS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tis is an outstanding restaurant. If you are in the area you must dine there.

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AM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

I have had dinner many many times at the Brentwood. It has always been fine dining to me. Also had many holiday dinners there.

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MK
Wilmington
83 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, quaint house and owners were extremely friendly.

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R
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Menu Preview. We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the menu. It was outstanding. It’s a Prix Fixe menu with Four Courses. We started with the Amuse which was a steak tartar. Excellent flavor with a slight hint of vinegar. For our second course we had the Oysters Rockefeller and Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Mousse. The Oysters came out very hot and delicious. The Shrimp was a really nice size and my wife said they were really fresh. Next course we had the Braised Lamb and Scallop and shrimp meal. The Lamb was really tender and just fell off the bone. Well cooked and was served hot. Not much more to say about the Scallop meal except my wife ate it all with nothing left on the plate. Finally we ended with the Chocolate Fondant and Creme Brûlée. We were so full but who could ignore desert. You could tell the all the meals were made to order. Don’t expect to get a rush meal. It took a little but well worth the time between the courses. Just enjoy the great selection of wine and take the recommendations of your server. You can’t go wrong. Thanks again to the Brentwood team that made last night a great night out.

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