White Pillars

4.7
987 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Farm to table restaurant located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, just steps away from the beach and the Mississippi Sound. Located in a gorgeous restored and updated beach front home built in 1905. We use locally sourced farm fresh ingredients to compose a menu that changes daily with availability of fresh ingredients as well as with the changing seasons, known as Contemporary Southern Cuisine. We offer craft cocktails, local beers, wine and a dining experience that is second to none.

White Pillars has been voted #1 in several categories in the Sun Herald People's Choice Awards for 2018 including Best Chef, Best New Restaurant, Best Happy Hour, and Best Wedding Venue. We have also been recognized as one of the Best New Restaurants in the State by Mississippi Magazine.

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve

    $60.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    We will be offering a 3 course pre-fixe menu for Christmas Eve. We will have a child’s option (12 and under) available for $25. We look forward to serving you and Merry Christmas!
  • New Years Eve 2021

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    We will be closing out 2021 with our usual New Years Eve Bash! We will be offering a 4 course pre-fixe menu with truffles, foie gras and caviar. There will be live music in the lounge! Come join us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 987 people are saying
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vipJoffNMicheleClarke
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Peter
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding! Crudo was amazing.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable staff. Wonderful quality.

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MatthewC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I understand that it was a holiday. Food was late coming out. My turkey appeared undercooked while my son’s fish seemed fatty. Not worth the price despite one meal being deducted.

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Jordang
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best turkey I’ve ever had .. will be coming back for a regular meal !!!

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Pammiekins
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible. Our waiter would come to table and drop off something, then take off without asking if we needed anything.
Got gumbo, then had to flag someone down for a spoon.
Wine didn’t arrive at the table until after our sides were served, then entrees arrived later and sides were no longer hot.
Very over priced and just an overall poor experience.

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vipFantastic
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The whole experience was great except for our waitress who kept us waiting for our entrees and cheque. Bar was absolutely fantastic. The bartenders were young guys but def told school when it came to making quality cocktails. Food was sublime. I had the NY strip and it paired perfectly with the potato and tomato dish it was served with. My wife LOVED the deep fried Turkey with mashed potatoes and greens. The deserts were so-so but the entrees made up for it. If our waitress had been a bit more skilled it would have been perfect.

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DonaldL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. We were really impressed with the cocktails as well.

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AnitaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First time to dine there.
Wooden table scratched pretty bad no table cloth.
Pictures on wall lip sided in room with fireplace.
Order rabbit dish, which did not taste like rabbit but chicken.
I’ve eaten rabbit many times. This was served in a dish with pasta and veg I.
My husband meal was served cold. Turkey fried nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and comforting for the Thanksgiving holiday, felt at home.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We sat at the bar.....and had the “2nd beat bar tender”.....too funny, he was excellent. Really helped make the day.

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Spiritwind
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Arrived and had to wait over 1/2 hour and shifted everyone to the bar. Then finally seated no tablecloths for &60 a person and the scheduled menu was not as advertised. We ended up leaving because I am limited on what I can eat and they didn’t serve the meal as advertised Bad experience

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WesleyVail
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the perfect date night, White Pillars is absolutely the place to go. It is perfect for lovers, friends, and everything in between. I will certainly return, hungry for more.

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PHephen
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience. Food and atmosphere are always exceptional. Enjoyed some new seasonal dishes that were featured on the menu. Chef Sumrall's ability to create a sumptuous ever-changing cuisine using farm-to-table local and regional food sources is beyond compare.

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LaurenR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great waiter! We definitely cannot wait to go again!

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vipBobbieH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of seven. Service was top notch and every entree we had was delicious.

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere - everything was outstanding. Save room for dessert!

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vipHowie
Mississippi
79 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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bars
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been twice. Both experiences were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar area. Had a blast!

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TinaS
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dillon was wonderful & food was great.

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markf
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

food lacked Pizazz. Oyster Art. soup was more like celery soup. wood fired Wahoo was good but needed aaa sauce to accompny it. side dihes were disappointing. beautiful venue ,good bread, the rest of the dinner was just lacked everything. Sorry I wish I could it was great but it wasnt.

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, however more detail could be put into the plating and presentation. For a chef that puts food this good out of his kitchen it should arrive at the table beautifully presented. For a high end restaurant, I think the “eat with your eye first” rule should be implemented. Service and ambience was very nice. However, no fault to the server, the kitchen was out of (2) of our entree choices.

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MiriamF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was excellent. It’s a beautiful place. Rebecca was great!

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Ryan
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was prompt, and our waitress was attentive and awesome

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PAULB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

FOOD COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT WARMER. SERVICE WAS GREAT

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BeNWA
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around 5 star experience and would definitely recommend White Pillars to anyone looking for a great high-end Sunday brunch. Service and food were both top notch. Cocktail menu didn’t have the biggest selection, but we tried several around the table and all were excellent.

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vipLynnR
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nobody’s fault but the flies were swarming. Very unappealing.

White Pillars
Responded on October 27, 2021

We are so sorry! We have actually tried several different things for the patio and will continue trying new solutions. We would be happy to move you inside next time if there is an issue though!

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DebraH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff provided top notch service. He explained the menu in great detail and his recommendations exceeded our expectations. The shrimp and grits was honestly perfect and the peanut butter pie was unbelievably good. Jeff engaged conversation with us but never hovered. The rest of the wait staff ensured our water glasses were full and were kind and polite. A must stop if you are in Biloxi Mississippi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a hidden treasure

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ChristiA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with our helpful and adorable waitress Madison. The charcuterie board was wonderful and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection along with fabulous cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca did a great job of taking care of us. Mahi Crudo was delicious. As was 3 way oysters and Korean pork belly.
Some if the finest apps we have ever had. Duck and pork chop were on point as well. Thanks Chef!

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with excellent food! Highly recommend.

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BlaneS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place for a special event. Limited menu and hasn't changed any since our last visit in early May.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This was our 3rd time at White Pillars. The atmosphere is perfect. Unfortunately we did not have a great experience this time. The food was fine however we waited 30 min for our appetizers and then over an hour for our entrees. Even in a fine dining restaurant that is not acceptable. I’m sure we would have enjoyed our food more had we not been frustrated by the long wait time.

White Pillars
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi, we are so sorry for your long wait! We work hard every day to ensure that our guests have the perfect experience, but we know sometimes we fall short. We are diligently trying to hire and train new staff and hope that your next visit will be better. Again from the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry.

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vipRoianneG
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night out when you go to White Pillars! Great food & drinks along with fabulous service.

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MalloryF
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience, RTR he food is always top notch, the service is part of what makes the experience so great! Definitely a restaurant to always go back to!

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BillinGeorgia
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Food was good, but the waitress said they wouldn’t budge on swapping sides. So we were limited on what to order and didn’t order the sides we really wanted. Probably wouldn’t go back.

White Pillars
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hi! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, but we wanted to take a second to explain our aversion to substitutions. Each of our dishes is put together with flavors and components that are meant to compliment one another. While we will leave out parts of a dish on occasion for aversions or allergies, we aren’t always able to swap it for another component as the flavor profiles would not match up. We do offer sides as an option to order though! Thank you!

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CameronB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the pork chop, and my girlfriend got the burger. Both are excellent options, and but my must get is the mac and cheese 100%

FAQs

White Pillars is rated 4.7 stars by 987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.