Purple Parrot

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338 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Regional favorite since 1987, Purple Parrot features contemporary seasonal cuisine. Highlights include fresh Gulf seafood including several varieties of fresh fish along with shrimp, crab and oysters, Certified Angus Beef, and locally grown artisanal foods. Wine Spectator award winning wine list features over 700 labels and 30 wines by-the-glass. Cocktail bar is a local hotspot featuring hand-crafted cocktails from fresh ingredients.
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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to entertain for business. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere to have a conversation.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had heard great things about this place. After seeing the 4+star rating on trip advisor and reading the great reviews, we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. The atmosphere was inviting, quite but comfortable. The service was accommodating. However the food was sub par. I ordered the grilled fish of the day, which came highly recommended. The fish was definitely not fresh. Very strong fish flavor. I was unable to eat anything that was on the plate as it all had the same strong fishy taste. My son ordered the Wagyu hanger steak and he said it was good. My husband ordered the short ribs, he said it was decent. We had hoped for an awesome experience, but unfortunately we will probably not return.

LB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambience is exceptional. Food was delicious. Five stars!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spend all of our anniversaries there

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The filet was cooked to perfection but the brussel sprouts were burnt and undercooked.

LM
Mississippi
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with great service! Enjoyed taking a business associate from another state for a delicious meal.

OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my parents 62 years of marriage. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and well wishes! The server, Ethan, was wonderful! The hostess and Manager; Jordan were awesome as well! The food and wine was great!

M
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best place in town for a quiet meal . The wait staff are very efficient and the food is always delicious . The environment is beautiful and enables you to escape the busy world outside . It is perfect !

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oleg was a polite and attentive waiter without being overbearing- perfect! Food was excellent & fresh, as were our drinks and coffee. Alway love coming to this funky & fun place when we stop in Rehoboth.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best date night spot !!! My favorite place to eat in Hattiesburg!!!

C
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived the restaurant about 630pm... We were the 3rd or 4th table (out of 25 or so in the restaurant seated. Let's keep in mind this is in Hattiesburg MS, not NYC, CHI or LA. It was rated the best in town. Hattiesburg is dotted with chains like Chilis, Outback, Olive Garden and others. We order the fried green tomatoes for an app. It was ok, but not what i had expected in this southern location. I've had better in other paces like New Orleans and Atlanta. Our main course was rack of lamb and the fish special. The fish was over cooked, and the lamb was -warm- like it sat in the warming window too long. The side fo green beans was good, but no slivered almonds as was written in the menu. Service was good, and wines by the glass were normal offerings, 2 from each varietal.
The dining room nice with low level lighting and candles throughout on white linen.
The service was good with water glasses refilled, and new silver presented with the courses. If business called me back to Hattiesburg, i might go to another place,, perhaps the more casual sister property (with better ratings) next door.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting my mother from Ft Worth, TX and had a lovely time. Thank you Cole!

WA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE...WE ALSO ENJOYED TALKING WITH THE MANAGER
ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE RESTAURANT...

GC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very nice wine list and a great wait staff! A definite do over when I am back in town!

SH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant. Ethan was great. Went for a 46th birthday lunch. Great service and great food

ZZ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This restaurant used to be a favorite....no more...I think Mr St John has lost interest in this restaurant. Food was barely average...

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our service team was outstanding. We had the Thai themed tasting menu and it didn’t disappoint! Will definitely return!

M
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were in Hattiesburg and had a great experience at the Purple Parrot. Gumbo was excellent as were the drum and the beef short rib. Excellent service as well.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Purple Parrot.

DS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with family members from all over the country for a wedding. Loved the summer menu! Especially enjoyed the cedar wrapped fish.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a good experience, the deserts could have been better but the service was outstanding and the ambiance and noise level made for a pleasant evening for our 51st wedding anniversary and our son’s 37th birthday.

JD
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu was not very exciting. They were out of Jack Daniels and TX Whiskey. I’ve never been to a place that had no Jack Daniels.
The waiter, Cole, tried hard and was very apologetic. Maybe it was just an off night...

L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ask the server for drink recommendations. The wines and cocktails were the perfect accompaniment to the always delicious meals at Purple Parrot. Don’t miss the seafood gumbo and fresh fish.

S
Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the servings were generous. The fried green tomato appetizer was a meal in itself. Great gumbo, too. I will return if I am in Hattiesburg.

MB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience for dinner. Who knew that they manage the noise level by managing the number of people dining at any one time? Dont miss this one.

KD
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Don’t miss the opportunity to dine here!!

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great environment. My wife is a celiac and they take great care to serve her special needs.

EC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am always satisfied with the staff and quality of the food at Purple Parrot, no exceptions.

AG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience. I had the opportunity of proposing to my girlfriend here, and the experience was picture-perfect. The staff was incredibly welcoming and accommodating, and the food was worth writing home about. Fantastic experience!

C
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab cakes, grilled group club and salmon were all delicious and the whole dining experience was perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a friend’s 93rd birthday! Food and service was WONDERFUL! We will definitely come again.

KC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Bryce was amazing and helped to make the evening even more enjoyable.

BJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Food was excellent and overall ambience was lovely.

KD
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and the brunch is always wonderful.

r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Sorry Robert St.John..We try the PP every year at least once in hopes that we are wowed but its just the same disappointment each time. The place has such a great atmosphere but the service is generally just very average to bad, and not well prepared. The entrees are lacking but we did have a really good scallop appetizer . I so want it to be good but it is not. I had to laugh at one of the servers as he pick up a plate at the table next to us and the person at the table complimented the steak and he stopped and looked back at her and said "do you think I would lie" rather than thank you!! anyway I think I'm done with the PP. just very average.

F
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with great food from appetizer to main course. Service was impeccable, and the ambiance was excellent.

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional from beginning to end. Purple Parrot is truly a gem of the Hattiesburg area.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The steak was ordered rare and cooked well plus. The potatoes were under cooked. The menu on line is nothing like the actual menu. Once food came no one ever came back to check on us until we asked for the check.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines supper with wife

CT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and higher end food

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