White Pillars

4.7
1046 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

  • Valentines Pre-fixe

    $60.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    We will be offering a special Valentine’s three course pre-fixe menu for the entire Valentine’s weekend! This will be our only available experience. Our romantic menu will be available on our social media pages and website. We look forward to serving you!

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 1046 people are saying
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vipjimg
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Everything is homemade. Im not kidding, even the crackers for your oysters are homemade. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and it was perfect!!! We are definitely going back when we are in Biloxi!!

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vipDavid1961
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was awesome! Food was great! We will be back.

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LeesaF
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was delicious! They have unique items on the menu and it is almost always delicious.
One note - if you go for the bottomless mimosa, be aware its a 50/50 mix of OJ and champagne and they can't change the mix. It was heavy on the OJ for me so I doubt I would get that again.

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DonaldM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always top notch. From the atmosphere to the service and food, this place nails it every time! We love it and recommend it to everyone we know!

Austin is always doing something amazing with fresh ingredients. The menu always changes. There is always something new and a reason to go try something new! We absolutely love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never miss the mark.

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vipJayS
Baton Rouge
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t ask for much more. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Farm to table fresh with a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, the atmosphere, everything was fantastic!! We were celebrating our Dad’s 82nd birthday and they went out of their way to make it extra special!

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KathyS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the seafood tower which is one of the items that consistently stays on the menu. Everything is fresh and locally sourced. The flavors of the mahi and the swordfish were wonderful and we tried the Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese. Everything was exceptional!

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Bth000
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very white and sterile. They could use a few more pictures on the wall.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST meal I’ve had in FOREVER 🥰

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SarahF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star dining experience. Professional with artistic care in every bite!

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Emiko
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had, and we tried every course, was incredible. We can’t wait to go back!

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Kellyp1
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dined with my daughter and her friend after a cheer competition. Of course the atmosphere was fantastic, the food was amazing and the staff courteous
I had the fried oyster mushroom entree and it was amazing! I was a little nervous to try it, but it was perfectly fried (and I don’t usually eat fried foods much), came as a napoleon type stack over curried rice with cucumber (relish). The flavor combo was superb!
Also, the mushroom flatbread app is a must, and the crab avocado toast was amazing!!
They were a bit backed up, however, and it took an unusually long amount of time to be served and we were already tired from the competition…. Wouldn’t say that would deter me from going back- it was 8:00 on a Saturday night- that is just prime time and with Covid, everyone is a bit short staffed.
Chef Austin Sumrall did not disappoint! Will definitely make another trip and plan on another great dinner there!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience3

A hard review to write but bottom line, this chef
deserves better. Such a well rated and highly reviewed
establishment needs to invest equivalent assets and
training it does into its servers as it does into is cuisine.
After making previous reservations, dressing
appropriately for the atmosphere, and ordering a
variety of drinks and food the service we received fell
tragically short. Our server mumbled a greeting as we
were sat. We immediately ordered after getting a
detailed and enthusiastic recommendation from one of
the friendly and professional bartenders. Little under
TWO HOURS later we received our entrees. Our server
Trey checked on us a generous estimate of TWO times
in a completely unenthusiastic way. We had empty
water and drinks each time and had ordered two large
appetizers and three entrees. We had completely
finished our wine by the time our entrees finally came.
The friendliest service we got the whole night was from
Michael the manager and our bartender. I would highly
caution those considering this restaurant for a
celebratory event if you don't want it to be ruined by
frustrating service, disappointing wait times, and overall a disrespectful and inhospitable environment. As someone who has experienced restaurants with food of this quality I can assure you I expect my server to know what type of squash is in my dish as well as be able to
tell me one detail about my food which unfortunately
was not the experience we had. After a tasteful
complaint to the manager we received a glorified "sorry
bout that here's your check". Can assure you I won't be
passing their name along to the countless stream of
friends we know visiting the area. My compliments to
the chef, perhaps get a staff who can serve at the same
level that your food can.

White Pillars
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi, we are so very sorry about your poor experience! We did get a little behind in the kitchen Saturday. I hate to make excuses, but all of our food is made from scratch and just like everyone else we are taking on each day understaffed. We have already addressed the server that was an issue as you made it clear that night. I would like to point out that you aren’t hurting the server by leaving this review and telling people not to come. Just me and my family, but it is your prerogative. -Chef

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was excellent. Brendan did an excellent job of recommending entrees and we had the best experience. Everything was unique and cooked to perfection. We will be back!

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AndyT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of state friends’ first visit to WP, and we promised them that both the food AND the experience would be top flight. We were not disappointed. The evening was outstanding in every way, Rebecca’s service and personality were wonderful, and a table side visit from Chef Austin topped it off perfectly. All the stars!

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ShariB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining experience was excellent in all aspects. The occasion was highlighted by excellent service and food of the highest cuisine. I will be sure to repeat the visit at my first opportunity.

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lorim
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful brunch experience. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all were very pleased. The presentation was beautiful, and the food was delicious. Make sure you save room for dessert.

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Todre
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect. The service was impeccable and the execution was on point. We had one minor complaint about a drink order but the staff addressed it and corrected it right away with ease. One of, if not the best, restaurant experiences of the gulf coast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster soup I’ve ever had. Lovely ambiance, staff was great, and we could actually have a nice conversation with the room nice and quiet.

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KelseyA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute experience! The atmosphere is excellent, but the food and drink is what shines! The service is friendly, helpful, and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and we had a fabulous time! The food was amazing…everything we got from appetizers to dessert! The service was great! Jeff, our waiter explained all choices and did not disappoint! He took great care of us like we were his only table! The place is beautifully and simply decorated. Overall our experience was very memorable. We plan to go again when we return to the area!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on New Year’s Day. Excellent food and a great experience.This was our second visit there. Great place! Highly recommend.

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Love2TravelRound
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and foos was rustic,fresh and authentic. Very much worth the price and we will return.

MD
MariaD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food enjoy everything.

JB
JamiB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated NYE at the White Pillars
Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff! The menu was creative and well executed!
The host station staff was personable and festive, they made you happy you were there!
Our waiter was wonderful, attentive, personable and professional
Happy Healthy Safe Prosperous 2022 to all
Thank you
Lastly the band was excellent as well

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Gov22
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the special NYE Dinner at the Pillars. Great time!

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PHephen
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to celebrate New Year’s on the coast. Great live music with Symone French. Chef/Owner Austin Sumrall provided a fabulous 5 course feast. Foie Gras was excellent (my favorite). Bar Manager, Justin Gehrmann, and all the bar staff, Maria, Robert, and Brendan, were great. Of course it goes without saying that Mike Sigafoos and Tresse Sumrall, ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout the night.

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special event or just a great place to dine or have a kraft cocktail, this is it.

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DawnJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My pork chop was charred on the outside and RAW on the inside.

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Coven8or
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and excellent service from Michael. Totally enjoyed our dinner. The dishes are very creative and use fresh from farm ingredients. I loved the Beet Salad appetizer and Swordfish meal. My husband had the spinach salad and chicken meal. All were excellent. We finished it off with the pear turnover with homemade cream cheese ice cream. Sooooo good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time. Food was all well prepared. Service was great.

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JPfromMPLS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This must be one of the best places for an upscale lunch/dinner in Biloxi!
We came here for the Christmas Eve Dinner, while visiting Biloxi for a vacation. It was one of the best food we had in the whole trip!
Not to mention, service was very friendly, restaurant was so cute and overall experience was very satisfactory.
We'll definitely be back next time we visit Biloxi. We'd love to try their regular menu.

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vipNOLACat
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we have had Christmas Eve dinner at the White Pillars. Both times everything about the place was top notch. The food, cocktails, service and ambience are all wonderful. We will continue our Christmas Eve tradition there!

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Debb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent everything -taste -service atmosphere - but the strip was quite chewy Great cocktails. Ty

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SarahC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for my birthday dinner and service and food were both spot on. Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Pillars is lovely year-round, but especially so during the holidays. The staff is attentive and warm and the menu is surely one of the most unique in the area. It is also seasonal, which keeps things interesting! Tonight we ordered the swordfish crudo and oyster soup followed by the pork chop, swordfish, and shrimp entrees with a side of Mac and cheese. Ended with the apple galette and caramel ice cream. All were delicious, but we agreed the grilled swordfish was the standout dish. We still want to try the Amberjack and Brussels Caesar (which seems to be a staple). Also, dying to go to the Drag Brunch, which is surely a good time! So thankful for WP and the amazing atmosphere and experience they provide!

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marym
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall i would rate the food a little overpriced.. The service and ambiance are excellent. Desserts were fabulous. I would go back and order small plates next time. Wine prices were comparable to most fine dining places.

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aburrell39503
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has become our go to place for date night. the staff is wonderful and the food never disappoints.

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White Pillars is rated 4.7 stars by 1046 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.