Purple Parrot

4.5
349 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipDouglasG
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in Hattiesburg. I have traveled world and filet is equal anywhere. The fish also eaten by my party also stated same.
My only concern is that enough people read this evaluation to keep them busy but not to busy that I cannot get a reservation or they increase prices.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The beef tenderloin was so flavorful and tender. Best bread pudding.

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Shannon
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I thought the food quality would have been better. Not bad by any means but my expectations were higher. The steak was not a classic well grilled edges one but just a basic steak. Bar inside though was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and the staff is amazing.

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KarenU
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a very nice evening and pre-Christmas dinner! Seth was our server and did a great job! Thanks.

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ChrisC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've celebrated our Anniversary every year at the Purple Parrot and by far it's the most romantic and quiet place in the 'Burg. Love it and they always fulfill my "special requests". They had a glass of my wife's wine and my Sazerac waiting on me with a little table banner with our names and happy anniversary with a rose and after our meal had a desert for us with Happy Anniversary written in icing around the plate......We'll always go there for Valentines day and/or our Anniversary...Thanks so very much and Highly Highly recommend!!!

-Chris

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vipJaneyBP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Can you say “never again”? The minute we walked in the door we were “warned” of the large party upstairs. We should’ve left at that point. But after an 8 hour drive returning from vacation we were looking forward to a nice meal. Waiter kept rushing us to order. And take heed, This is important! The menu on the Open Table site is NOT the same menu in restaurant! They claimed they recently changed to their fall menu! Yes, over half the items on open table menu fell off!!! Bread came out cold,Duck rolls cold with a bbq sauce not hoisin, both entrees were cold. My short rib osso bucco arrived without the red wine Demi glacé. They tried to make up for their shortcomings by offering dessert. No thanks! Manager apologetic but too little, too late.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our family members arrived earlier than our reservation to put flowers on the table and bring a celebration cake. We were celebrating the first anniversary for my sister and brother-in-law who got married for the second time later in life. As the cake was presented they brought us each a small glass of champagne to celebrate! Wonderful evening! Thank you!

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vipChris
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a special date night for my 10 year old daughter and I. Waiter made it very special for her and also treated us to a white chocolate bread pudding which was amazing.

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vipMartin
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Restaurants we eaten at in a long time. We were just passing through and were pleasantly surprised at this Restaurant. Highly recommended.

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woody65
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience- April took great care of us !!!

Food was great!!!

We will be back soon

JG
JohnG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipLizB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambience is exceptional. Food was delicious. Five stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spend all of our anniversaries there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipLadnerM
Mississippi
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Martha
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RayR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMark
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWALTERJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GregC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ZZGranny
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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Mike
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Purple Parrot.

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vipDonnaS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
vipJD46
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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...

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Lovebluegrotto
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Sonoma
Memphis/West TN
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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MichaelB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKerryDavis
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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JohnG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ErichC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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AustinG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Purple Parrot is rated 4.5 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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