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White Pillars

4.8
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630 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 630 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKerryDavis
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and an outstanding menu!!

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Becs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food left a little to be desired, something I didn't expect. Everything on the menu looks amazing! The service WAS EXCEPTIONAL!!! Kudos to the servers and overall feel of fine dining. However, despite having a 7:30pm reservation, we weren't seated until 8:00ish. My husband and I split the eggplant Josephine, fried okra, and beef Wellington. The eggplant was delicious, the okra was extra crispy/crumbly outside but not quite tender enough inside, and the beef Wellington wasn't good at all. Perhaps it was because our expectation was of something a little more familiar or typical (our server did tell us that the pastry wouldn't be wrapped around the beef)... but I envisioned a lovely, light and flaky puff pastry under, beside, wherever (you pick the spot) along with a divine sauce, delicious creamed spinach, and foie gras mouse to die for. Our server offered to have the entree split in the kitchen, for a charge, and said that we would each get our own pastry that way also. What we each got was a small but nice looking beef medallion and a messy and minimal scattering of other items. The foie gras mousse was a quarter sized smear on only one of our plates. The overall taste of the beef was just "off" for us. The "pastry" was unrecognizable and the size of a large salad crouton. And the creamed spinach, come on!!??? Well, you get the point. We were excited when we arrived but disappointed as we left. Maybe it was an off kind of night for the kitchen.
Who knows - It IS 2020!!!
insert eye roll ;)

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RobertB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was horrible. It took forever to get drinks and refills. Our waitress was absent the entire time.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service is always great and the Avocado Toast is to die for. The rest of the food was mediocre during this last visit. We will of course come back again to see Zach! He’s always wonderful.

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LisaB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant we’ve eaten at in our lives. The food is absolutely exceptional the freshness can’t be beat the service is World class and the price is fair for the value!

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vipJOHNM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant on MS Gulf Coast and rivals most fine dining restaurants in New Orleans. I have been eating at the White Pillars regularly for the past several years and think that it keeps getting better each visit.

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scsunlimited
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch to kick off our birthday week celebration in Biloxi!

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southernvoice
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch at the White Pillars was a nice sit down occasion for a few family members to catch up with one another. The charcuterie board was a nice start and had very pleasing choices. The bottomless mimosas were a huge hit at the table and our waiter Dylan was a charmer. The eggplant josephine, for which the WP was known for back in the day, was just OK.. a bit salty on this occasion. The Brioche French Toast was EXCELLENT, but on the other hand the waffle that came with the Chicken and Waffle dish was a total fail. All in all, we had a nice experience and the food as a majority was good. This is an expensive place and we knew that going in, so to have just OK food was disappointing.

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Cprince
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good that we decided to return for Brunch on Sunday after having dinner on Friday!

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BrandyB
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best brunch on the coast! Fresh farm to table food that is amazing! Wonderful service too!

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Cprince
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, food and service. Definitely on my A list for the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried several different small plates, some cocktails, and desserts. It was a $200 meal. The food was very good, but it’s not a place that I could afford to eat at weekly.

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Moosemarie
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This goodie with a crush on farm to table and craft cocktails was so happy! Perfectly prepped, quality ingredients, some unusual dishes. Great service. Perfection.

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StephenP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have eaten here before and will return. One subpar night's experience shouldn't dissuade others from dining at this fine establishment.

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BillD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing decor, and creative menu. Drink menu was also spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service was nice a tad bit slow but SUPER friendly and accommodating. It was very romantic atmosphere perfect for a lovely birthday dinner. The food was good and we loved that it was all local and fresh. We will definitely return next time we are in Biloxi.

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DannyW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever dined in. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Biloxi.

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vipSOUTHERNFOODIE
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing, service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipNOLANative
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you have heard good about White Pillars is true. The service was attentive and friendly and the outdoor patio is great for relaxing and providing maximum distancing in the current environment. The food was extremely good especially the watermelon gazpacho. Even the coffee was great. Excellent choice for a great meal at a very reasonable price.

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KevinD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice dinner and atmosphere. Was seated outside and the service was excellent. Fair wine selection but enjoyed what was ordered.

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AMYS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food.

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RebeccaR
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, best meal we have had in a while and service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sharon and I feel the service was outstanding, the food as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an absolutely fabulous brunch! Coming from California, I have high standards for brunch and this was hands down the best avocado toast I’ve ever had! For desert we has the pecan pie and the pastry shell with the bitter pecan notes was just perfection! We had a great get together, our waiter was friendly and had a great knowledge of the menu, and we could not have found a better brunch spot for the weekends! I only wish it wasn’t raining so we could have done outside seating under the awning!

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider ourselves regulars at White Pillars. Since having our son we haven’t been able to go as much, but each time we go, we love that there is always something new on the menu. If your a local or visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you need to make an to stop here and treat yourself for a night!

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DiannaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time going to White Pillars and we always enjoy the experience. Good service and great food. We never feel rushed, although sometimes the drinks do take too long to arrive. I would still highly recommend coming here for a special occasion.

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DavidC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

These are very difficult times for restaurants. We went early and there were some open tables and the large dining room was unused. The Eggplant Josephine was delicious as it was in its inception in the 6o's or 70's. The other dishes were excellent, well prepared, plated and served by a friendly and helpful waitstaff. Duck breast very good and the Pot au Creme for dessert was very tasty.

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JimmyL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love White Pillars setting, atmosphere and lavishly appointed dining rooms. The seasonal menu is 5 star. Always fresh and local organic produce and meats. Chef Austin continually prefects his recipes and well thought out fresh ingredients. The presentation of food plated on organic handmade potty is beautiful! Attention to every detail adds to your dining experience.

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Chef2chef
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of my life! Fresh. Innovative. Beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant in Biloxi. I thought I was in chicago or NYC. Chef Austin is fantastic. A must if you are in Mississippi

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RobertT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience; wonderful food; wonderful place.

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vipHeatherP
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went here because of all the reviews on trip advisor. Restaurant was delicious. Our server was very accommodating. We started with gumbo and crab avocado toast. Toast won! It was great. Gumbo ok. Husband had a breakfast. His grits were very good. Never had garlic grits before and they were very tasty. Bacon was delicious. I had the eggplant Josephine although small it was the perfect amount for me and very good. No dessert, too full. A very enjoyable brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere.

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BrookeG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I frequently dine in restaurants all over the country and I can say this meal was in my top of all time. Everything was executed to perfection with such unique flavors.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was great as well. We are from out town but I can't wait to make the trip back to Biloxi to eat at White Pillars again.

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BobbyV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food taste and presentation far surpassed my expectations. Would highly -recommend this establishment for an experience of fine-dining. Waiter was extremely humorous.

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KathrynD
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A random find on open table that turned out to be such a great choice. Lovely service, allowed my dog on the patio, wonderful original cocktails, cool menu that changes regularly. The asian salad was perfection.

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and Dinner was delicious and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place on the main strip with food does not let down!

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TonyaA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This was the third time eating there. The food was not as it was the previous two times before (food and service was amazing in May). I ordered the same exact burger as before and was raw inside. Edges were cooked so I ate just the edges, mushrooms and fries. Manager came by offer to take it back and cook more. I declined because we had already waited a long time for the food. I would have appreciated a percentage off just burger but not offered. Already had plans to eat there again on Sunday for brunch and went back. Food was much better however service was not present. Had to ask the other tables server for our server multiple times. The other server actually took our whole order because our server had not come out to even greet us within the first 15 minutes we waited. For the price we paid for two meals I do expect a higher quality and consistency of food and service.

Would recommend with reservations. Hopefully would be what we experienced in May and not this past weekend.

White Pillars
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. You are absolutely right. You should not have had to pay for your burger if it was undercooked. As far as your service goes from Sunday, we will find out who you had and make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Not to make excuses, but staffing during these trying times is very difficult. This leads to inconsistency that we try to avoid. We will keep working hard to better train our employees and can assure you a better experience in the future.

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White Pillars is rated 4.8 stars by 630 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.