Excellent service and food. Well worth the price for upscale dining.
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!
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.
worst experience ever, starting with the table placement. The cold air blowing down was causing the floral center piece to flutter. My fried soft shell crab was very good, I didn't care for any of the sides that came with it. Seemed like a strange food pairing. My husband had the fried chicken, the center was cold. Just boxed it up and took it home. Didn't stay for dessert just too cold.
Farm to table ingredients. Compliments to the Chef! Took Mother and Father for Mother's Day and everyone was very happy with food and service.
Over priced and very disappointing. The building is beautiful but the service was spotty, the food was average, and the prices were ridiculous. My wife and I had reservations to meet my mother in law and her partner for a special occasion. My wife and I arrived at the reservation time holding a large vase of flowers and were told we'd have to wait for the other couple to arrive before being seated even though the restaurant was empty. After a couple of uncomfortable minutes the clueless hostess relented and seated us. Smarter to seat people at the reservation time and let them get comfortable and order drinks. I ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir that I've had several times before. It is $23 at retail and $67 at White Pillars, the kind of markup that I find unnecessary and annoying. The wine was warm when served and although not spoiled, did not taste the same as the several times I've had it recently. I suspect it was not stored properly. My wife and I shared a summer salad which was the highlight of the meal. The other couple shared a pork belly appetizer which was a tiny portion, but tasty. We each had an entree. My grilled red snapper was $36 for what I would guess was a 4 oz piece of fish over a bed of black rice. Edible but more than twice what I'd pay at better local restaurants. My wife had tuna which was sort of grey and blah. The damage for 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, a shared side dish, a bottle of wine and 3 glasses of a different wine was $75 per person. High end big city prices for an average coast meal.
My birthday and Mother's Day brunch
We went for brunch. Wade is a great server. The cocktails are very nice and the food is noteworthy. It is not the usual dining experience on the coast. It is much more interesting than is usual. Also the restaurant itself is lovely and more than quiet enough for conversation. All in all we can very much recommend it for brunch or dinner.
We celebrated our anniversary here. The service was tops and the food was wonderful! Recommended!
We made a last minute decision to go four our forth Sunday Brunch at White Pillars and candidly it was our best brunch experience ever. Including New Orleans, Atlanta, and some of the great historic Forbes Five-star hotels throughout America. As before we started our afternoon with one of head mixologist Justin’s remarkable craft cocktails: I chose the French 75 and my guest had what she described as the most balanced Bloody Mary ever. My guest started with the Oyster’s 3 ways, which is always amazing and I selected Chef Austin Sumrall’s grandfather’s Oyster Pies which are a must try. Again my guest selected a new comer to Chef’s Austin’s always changing brunch menu. This time she chose the fresh Baked Farm Eggs Shakshuka, made with slow roasted garden fresh tomatoes, a trilogy of bell peppers and house made sausage. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict on a crispy pan sautéed red snapper filet. Pasty Chef Stephanie Costa desert selections included an amazing Cucumber & Lemon Zest Panna Cotta with a dollop of in house made fresh Key Lime ice cream atop a candied key lime slice, truly amazing, and my chocoholic guest had the chocolate cheese cake. This is a must do for anyone wanting to experience the very best of the Gulf Coast.
Great experience and fabulous food. Staff was perfect. They are definitely finding their way and their niche spot for Coast dining. Brunch was wonderful.
Inside Nothing like the former White Pillars what a shame. Overpriced for portions and definitely lacks the feeling of warmth. Commented that we’d enjoyed the crabmeat stuffed mushrooms from prior owners but was told chef cooks from local markets. Local groceries have fresh mushrooms and local waters are abundant with crab. Bartender was hospitable as he probably had been told we were sent to bar as reservations which we honored by being punctual were delayed 20 to 30 minutes as there were “two large parties and they were understaffed.” The newly renovated exterior will lure former guests one time only until management gets a hands on grip soon.
Mixed review. Nice venue and service was fine. Table cloths would seem appropriate given decor and price point.
My steak was tasty and well prepared but quite small for $40. Wife's pork chop was unremarkable. Presentation of both was nice. Best part of meal was desert. All seemed unique.
The food and atmosphere were amazing, and the service was impeccable! Fresh, local ingredients are beautifully presented to delight all the senses.
Very noisy dining area, even with only a few tables occupied, very strange. Anyway, food was pretty average especially for the price. Disappointing.
Austin and his staff showed us a first class experience - food, drink, service was all impeccable. Date, family dinner or business dinner - they can do it all for you!
Birthday dinner with two dear ladies! We get together every year and choose a different restaurant. Although I have been several times, one other has been once, and the third person had not been, we were made to feel special and welcomed. We each ordered something different and we each enjoyed our dishes. Ended our meal by sharing the black velvet cake. Not a morsel left! Our waitress made us feel very special and also share our birthday month!! We made special memories that evening and will definitely go again!
This was a fantastic restaurant! The food was great and we will definitely be back there again in the very near future.
My filet was excellent quality and taste, barely warm though...
The collard greens were super duper. Everything else was so-so.....overpriced overall.
Very good experience. Will return.
We enjoyed the creative menu, love the music playing, enjoyed the ambiance. It was a great experience, far different from our usual dining experiences on the coast. I would highly recommend it.
Perfect! Thank you!
Our server, Wade was outstanding! He explained the menu very well with suggestions for our meal. The wine selection was adequate and portion size as well for entree. The White Pillars Chocolate Bar is fabulous for dessert!
Our waitress was very nice and professional
The building has been beautifully restored and the food excellent can’t wait to go back
Having retired from cooking, I gathered my adult children and grand children who live out of state for Easter Sunday brunch at the White Pillars. Finally found a venue worthy of the occasion. Of the seven of us, six different menu selections were made, each of which was superbly prepared and presented. Beautiful day, lovely setting, excellent service, a rarified dining experience shared with my loved ones.
Delicious brunch food, amazing drinks, great service.
Had a great Easter Brunch. The atmosphere was great as was the food and service. Will definitely recommend the brunch to friends and will return.
White Pillars is one of the top restaurants on the MS Gulf Coast. I ordered the Brussels sprouts & they were amazing. I ordered the snapper for my entrée & the flavors were fabulous. The snapper dish had a curry coconut sauce, delicious! We finished the night off with the chocolate bar dessert, which is a must order!!!!!
Austin, the chef, really is amazing & we are so lucky to have him on the MS Coast. His farm to table concept is out of this world!!!!!
I was with my husband, my mom & her friend. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful! I really appreciated our waitress for taking her time to discuss the menu with my mother & her friend.
I have been to WP several times since their opening & I haven't been disappointed yet!!! Their cocktails & appetizers in the bar are outstanding, perfect for a group to meet before going to a play, movies or just to socialize!
I can't wait to go back again!!!!
Excellent service, and food. Handled my large group with ease, and all the food and service was fantastic. Would absolutely come again on my next visit to Biloxi.
Celebrating with the Bunko Girls! 25 years! Our server, Heather, was wonderful and attentive. Every dish well thought out and delicious. We tried every dessert on the menu and we were not disappointed!! Kudos to the new pastry chef for her innovative and beautiful creations!
The appetizers and small plates were amazing!!! The argula flatbread was soooo delicious! The Brussel sprouts are a must order, the pairing with butternut squash is so good. I got the carpet bagger steak and it was ok. My spouse enjoyed her steak. We will absolutely go back!
Our first brunch at this ‘National Historic Place’ restored mansion. The every changing brunch menu featured traditional coastal brunch offerings with our first experience of ‘fresh from the farm free range eggs’ which are remarkably more delicate and tasteful than their grocery store chicken factory cousins. We started our meal with one of mixologist/ bar manager Justin’s brunch punch and proceeded to a flight of the most amazing deviled eggs. I can never get past the Gulf Oyster’s Three Ways. My guest choose the Gumbo ‘Z’ herbes which was an amazing interpretation of the Lenten classic. Our fresh gulf shrimp & fresh milled grits were perfect followed by fresh Louisiana strawberry crisp and fresh baked cookies. If you live or are traveling to the Mississippi Gulf Coast you shouldn’t miss Chef Austin Sumrall and lovely wife Tresse’s culinary theater.
I love the focus on keeping things local! Fantastic food, and the service was amazing. Will be back!
Made reservation well in advance for birthday dinner. Upon arrival we were seated in the loud parlor area, not in the general dining area. When I asked if we could move to the inside dining room, I was told it was a very busy night and if our party went down drastically in size "we'll see what we can do". It was so loud and muffled, we could not hear each other speak. We were literally screaming at each other to converse. We were then told we could not bring in outside food(petite fours) to the restaurant. Two weeks prior, at another birthday dinner, we brought in two cakes with no issue. The hostess told us "well, let me go check and see if it's ok just this one time." Guess it was our lucky day, as we were told "it'll be fine for tonight."
First course came, birthday girl's gumbo was literally ice cold. They brought her a new one about 20 mins later. Then, brought another one and came back and took it away. Wrong table. Took the same gumbo to other table. Ordered boudin balls. They were delicious. I shared mine with the birthday girl because we were starving. Waited 1 hour and 45 minutes for our flatbread and poor chop. Flatbread was undercooked, pork chop was raw. Manager never came to table, simply removed a few flatbreads from our check instead. After requesting to speak with her numerous times, she finally visited (with hesitation) to tell us they were very busy and she's sorry.
Bottom line, we felt like an inconvenience and that they were doing US some sort of favor by accommodating our party. If you dine here with a large party, make sure to ask them NOT to seat you in the bar area AND ask in advance if there is an issue bringing birthday cakes/cupcakes/petite fours/cookies. Apparently it depends.
The atmosphere in general is great, the facility is beautiful. It's just entirely too much money to spend to be treated like an inconvenience AND have the food subpar, to say the least. Most likely won't be back with a group of more than 4. Good luck!
The hand crafted beverages are absolutely amazing and the food is beautifully prepared, very tasteful, and we have not found anything on the menu we do not like. Happy hour is a must for a lite appetizer and a fresh cocktail. Looking for to trying the new Sunday brunch very soon.
Took important clients to WP for dinner. What a great experience. Chef Sumrall prepared great dishes, service was outstanding and our clients loved it! Nothing on the Coast compares.