White Pillars is located in a restored and updated beach front home built in 1905 known then as Gunston Hall. It opened for the first time as a restaurant in 1969 known and loved by many as a gem on the Coast. Its doors opened again in 2017 with new Owner and Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife Tresse. The Sumralls are passionate about showcasing the wonderful things the Coast and Mississippi as a whole has to offer.
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
We love White Pillars! It’s an awesome experience from drinks to dessert!
What a fabulous restaurant. The quality of food and service was exceptional. Michael Paoletti is uninpresented in his management of the kitchen and the delivery of some of the best fares available anywhere. Interrupt your normal schedule and visit White Pillars. From the exceptional cuisine to the entire staff,..... guaranteed you be impressed. Bon Appetite! 😀❤️🇮🇹
The dining experience at White Pillars was amazing! Everything was perfectly executed from the signature drinks to the incredible meal!
White Pillars was a 5 star experience for my husband and I. Incredible food, service, and decor. I would say they are the finest dining on the coast. Well done! I absolutely can’t wait to go back!
Farm to table...food was great! Already planning on going again!
Had to send my drink back to start things off there was next to nothing in my Sazerac the manger did bring another one made correctly. We both ordered the “Fancy” shrimp gumbo. We both thought it was bland, got a side of truffle fries just tasted like fries then we shared the Pimenton Fusilli, they were nice enough to split it for us and I have to say was delicious....all three bites there was literally 7 fusilli noodles in my bowl for $27 now yes we split the dish but my wife and I both looked down when they set the bowls done looked at each other and said we would never be back. I understand they are farm to table and quality not quantity but the portions will definitely leave room for desert! By the way the service was excellent. I’m not trying to be to picky but I’m guessing others have the same opinion given a 2/3 empty restaurant at 8 on a Sat night.
Very nice renovation - first visit since reopening of WP - went last in 1984.
Great server. Restaurant was empty for 1.5 hours on a Saturday night - not sure if fine dining is appreciated on coast? Hope it makes it - will return.
Amazing drinks (peach on the beach!). Seafood tower was incredible. Salad and main entres were good, not great. Affogato dessert was divine service/decor/ambience were fantastic. Next time, we’ll get more drinks/apps, skip the main meal and go right for dessert.
This is the finest restaurant in South Mississippi. Great food....fantastic bar.....and the Cleanest bathrooms I've ever been in. The building itself is gorgeous and design is well thought out. Viewing windows into kitchen are genius. Highly recommended for a wonderful fine dining experience.
The White Pillars is farm to table at its best. Gourmet food made with local products. The Chef, his staff, and his mixologist are second to none. We had such a great dinner, we returned the next morning for brunch. Do yourself a favor and try this place out! They will not disappoint!
The quality of the food was great. The flavors and plating were nice. It was a bit fancier than we expected. We were curious to try this place though. The filet was a great cut of meat. My wife was kind enough to give me a taste. My amberjack was pretty good. We shared a side of Mac and cheese, it was delicious. I would probably choose Anthony’s in Ocean Springs over this place though.
Delicious farm and sea to table dining.
Beautiful venue. Excellent waitstaff and service!
Enjoyed our evening- wonderful bar, cuisine, service and ambience.
A wedding anniversary was the occasion. The only thing missing was dim candlelight. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely go back for another special event.
We had an outstanding dinner and will definitely return! Service was also excellent!
The meal was great. They were filming a few select tables for a "tasting show" which was a bit distracting. Our waiter was great but food took long waits between courses. Overall a beautiful restaurant and very good food.
Great food, great restaurant, great bartenders, friendly chef, awesome atmosphere.
Excellent food and service. Cocktails and bartenders are the best. Highly recommend.
Kat was amazing! She helped me surprise my boyfriend and her service was seamless. I work in a similar farm to table restaurant in Virginia, and I can say from experience that my servers could do to learn a thing from her. Thank you for a great night!
Slightly pretentious for no apparent reason. Salad and entrée portion sizes are unbalanced. Very limited menu selections priced on the higher side of what should be. Pleasant dining rooms and furnishings. It has potential, but falling short. I could recommend White Pillars if it did.
The food was good and great atmosphere. Waiters were excellent and paid close attention to the guests.
Far and away, the best dining and cocktails on the MS Gulf Coast.
Great place. Innovative Southern-Style dishes. Homemade hot sauce is the best I've ever tasted.
Again, White Pillars excels! Maitre de very accommodating. Table staff punctual, menu-knowledgeable, and friendly. Every dish simply superb.
Great food, locally sourced. Beautiful setting and very competent, friendly wait staff.
The service here was impeccable! Their food was amazing too! I can’t wait to go back.
For the price, I thought the food was just okay. Seemed overpriced to me.
We had a marvelous dinner and our server, Wade, took excellent care of us!!! It was our first time to visit and he took great care explaining the menu items. The atmosphere was perfect!
Farm to table exquisite fine dining experience with a menu that changes as the availability local ingredients do so it seems like its always a new menu to us. Personable service to boot. In my opinion its currently the best fine dining experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Went for a late lunch/brunch on Sunday, only one other table...so that is why it was quiet.
Have not been since it closed 30 years ago. Beautiful building, inside and out. For appetizers, I had the obligatory Eggplant Josephine which was delicious and my husband had the gumbo.
IMHO a very thin, tomaoey soup and not really a gumbo, not to my taste. We both had the Southern Breakfast: Grit Girl (Oxford, MS based company) grits (delicious), fabulously thick slabs of bacon, eggs done to perfection and one of the best biscuits I have ever had. Brought the sausage home for another meal. Home made jams accompanied the meal. All delicious.
Can't wait to go back for dinner.
Brunch was delicious. Service was great! There was a jazz band playing. Husband had chicken and waffles and I had the croque madame. The chicken looked delicious , the sandwich was deconstructed but great. Cocktails were also good
Excellent service and food. Well worth the price for upscale dining.
The food was fantastic and our server was excellent
A wide variety of things to choose from for anyone on or off a diet. Everything was quite palatable. We were glad we went early so we could hear each other. re. noise of others.
We enjoyed our servers.
Great restaurant, interesting cuisine.
Creative and delicious dishes. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. Best kitchen ever.
I have been to several “fine dinning” places all over, but from Jackson to New Orleans to Biloxi, White Pillars is by far the most elegant restaurant I have eaten! The bar and dinning rooms are beautiful! The chef is very personable and even took us on a tour of the restaurant!
White Pillars has been restored to its Pre-Katrina Glory. With a new Farm to table approach the food is excellent. The salads are outstanding, and the restaurant offers dishes not found anywhere else on the Coast.
The food is great, however, the service could be improved upon, as it is rather slow.
Super experience on each of the several occasions we have dined at White Pillars. The chef, Austin; house manager, Christina; and bar tenders Justin and Robert are all the top of their trade. Try a tasting menu upon request. Best restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
An excellent dining experience. Farm to table concept that changes seasonally. Great service! Quiet enough that you can actually talk with your dining partners comfortably. Great location with a history that goes back decades but with a refreshing new concept.