White Pillars

4.6
309 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.
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JO
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This place has great potential. Perhaps one day it will live up to that potential.

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FM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We went to White Pillars for Sunday Brunch and looking forward to it since we have eaten here for Dinner and had enjoyed an excellent meal and experience! However this meal was not so great. First the menu did not have as many traditional Brunch items as you would expect and is more creative, which would be fine, if , these were delicious. Unfortunately they were not. Additionally the restaurant ran out of a few of the items that we wanted to order, such as the French Toast?? And Honey?? for the Chicken and Waffle's. The Shrimp and Grits are delicious as was the Fresh Catch of the day. We really like the fresh farm to table concept especially with the emphasis on Mississippi products! So we will give it another try and hopefully they will add some great classics to the line up for Sunday Brunch.

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JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charged for a split plate without notification. I don't mind paying such if notified. Music was inferior and wrong kind of music for a high quality experience. Harpist, jazz piano, or classical would be more appropriate. The style and low quality music cheapened the dining experience for me.

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RF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but the service was slow and needs improvement.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely visit. The food was delicious and the building was beautiful.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent in all respects...service, selections, quality of food and its preparation. Did have to wait in the bar prior to being seated in the restaurant and it took much longer than it should have to be even ackowledged.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Meh it was good but not great.. not great value, nothing wowed us but it was a decent meal. We heard a lot about this place so maybe our expectations were too high but it was okay.. I would come back but not be my number once choice.. service was great, everyone was friendly we just didn’t LOVE it if that makes sense

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

My first time to try White Pillars was Valentine's Day and there was quite a crowd. The cocktails, food and service were excellent. The only issue was how long it took to get served. We had reservations for 8:00 pm and didn't get served until about 10:20 pm. It seemed that the kitchen was overwhelmed - despite the fact that most patrons had reservations. Maybe the add-on traffic from people eating at the bar was just too much to handle.

Overall, the restaurant is great. I look forward to trying it again - when it's not so crowded.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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BJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us went for a valentine's dinner. It was a little bit of a wait, but we expected that. Unfortunately the bar / lounge were short staff, and it was almost impossible to get a drink during our 20 minute wait. However, once we got into the dinner area, everything was very good. The food was excellent, the service very good, the timing of he courses was very good. Overall, things were very good.

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I decided to take my wife to dinner for Valentine's Day and this was our first visit to White Pillars. Overall, it was a very pleasurable experience. It's advertised as a fine dining restaurant, and for the most part, it lives up to that billing. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, and the staff and service were excellent. We both ordered the Carpetbagger steak, which is a New York Strip, with a topping of bleau cheese crumbles and a few fried oysters. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and the meal was outstanding. My only complaints - and these are admittedly very minor - is that the main dining room has tile flooring, which makes for a very noisy environment. Also, there were no tablecloths on the table, which I feel a fine dining establishment should have. Otherwise, it was a very pleasurable and enjoyable dining experience, and I will definitely go back. Highly recommended.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the White Pillars numerous times and it is always a great dining experience. The food selections are creative and made with fresh local ingredients. Highly recommended for Sunday Brunch.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an early reservation on Valentine’s evening. It was our first time dining here and overall it was a very nice experience. Jordan, our server was top notch and our food was delicious.

There was only one negative that I feel I need to share. We were seated in the room where we can watch the kitchen staff thru the window. I unfortunately saw the chef working with food while holding his cell phone to his ear. He proceeded to put his phone back into his pocket and continue handling food, without washing his hands. I guess I was a bit surprised to see this, especially being a 5 star restaurant. I don’t even allow cell phones on my kitchen counter at home, knowing the germs they hold.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Valentine's dinner there and I just have to say, it was fantastic! Everyone we interacted w/ from host, bartenders (love the sazerac!), and our waitress Misty who was friendly and very sweet, were just wonderful people. The food was AMAZING, we especially loved the goat cheese ravioli (I'd eat a whole bowl if they offered!) and the whiskey/bourbon list is top notch. I cannot recommend this place enough!! I'm super excited to go back and see what the chef comes up with next!

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JR
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the dinner. Had the "1000 layer potato appetizer" which was good and unique. Then 2 fish dishes for entrees and their brussell sprout dish as side dish with -really enjoyed it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Farm to table to stomach. Pure delight.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!! Have been to brunch twice and enjoyed everything we ordered! Fresh and exciting food choices!

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E
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fabulous. Will definitely visit again!

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M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to The White Pillars. The brunch selection was great, but our server, “Missy”, was phenomenal. Attentive without being obnoxious and seemed genuinely happy to help.
I would recommend the restaurant.

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c
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, especially the ramen, rabbit pasta and flatbread. Drinks are unique and tasty

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RG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Pillars has a wonderful brunch! It’s the place to be on Sunday mornings!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband ordered the grilled red fish with the cauliflower puree, black rice, and roasted vegetables. It. Was. Phenomenal. I ordered the wood-grilled amberjack with vegetables and a meyer lemon vinaigrette. As good as his was, my entree was the polar opposite. The fish was WAY over seasoned and overcooked and the vegetables were WAY over dressed with the overpowering vinaigrette. It was hard to swallow. I will be back to give them another try because EVERYTHING else was top notch. The service. The ambiance. The homemade bread and lard with honey and sea salt. Everything else was done with excellence. I look forward to trying something else and enjoying my meal as well as my husband enjoyed his.

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JR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is billed as a fine dining restaurant, farm-to-table, so I was very excited. We went on a Friday evening and there were only a few occupied tables when we sat down. We all ordered some mixed drinks, which took forever (about 20 minutes) to arrive to the table. I thought this odd especially since there was no one in the bar. Anyway, dinner was just okay. Fish lacked flavor. A friend had the rabbit which was apparently very good. Oddly when there was only one of us still eating our entrees the waitress came to the table and removed the other dishes. The person still eating felt the need to apologize (“Sorry, I’m a slow eater.”) In a fine dining restaurant, a server should NEVER do that as the person still eating feels like they are being rushed. This is Serving 101. We also ordered dessert and she brought the check while we were still eating dessert, came over and checked if we were ready to give her the check while we were still eating (and we hadn’t even looked at it yet). So don’t tout yourself as fine dining if your servers serve like they are at Applebee’s. I really wanted to like this place, and I really wanted a restaurant NOT in a casino in Biloxi to shine.

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JB
Mississippi
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful food. Server seemed overtaxed but we had a nice meal. Thanks.

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KM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The staff was so friendly. The ambience was gorgeous. Next time I am in Biloxi I will go. Worth every penny.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder brunch with girl friends! We tried new dishes and learned some new words lol. Service was amazing and the “farm to table” concept was very interest... and yummy :)

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CK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have now been here on three occasions in the last 2 months. Every time the food, drinks and service have been terrific. Before going you should know two key things. The dining room is always very cold, so dress warm and bring sweaters and coats. As well, you need to order your entire meal selection at the start of your meal. So you need to order your soup, appetizer, salad, and entrée at the start and at one time, so they can better prepare it for you (according to the staff). They obviously bring courses as required, but you need to order upfront. They will allow you to order your dessert later. However all the food ordered has been very good. This is really a nice place.

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was beyond amazing. A little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.

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s
Mississippi
33 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was a little disappointed in the reduction of their Happy Hour food menu.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch and they only had brunch menu. The service was great and the restaurant is beautiful. The food was average

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CF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried one of the new menu items, mahi-mahi. It was exceptional. The ambience of this restaurant is always amazing. The bar area is always warm and friendly with the best kraft-made cocktails on the coast.

If you haven’t tried the new shrimp Po boy or oyster & artichoke soup I would highly recommend it.

There are many good restaurants on the coast, however I would rate this one as the best.

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Food was outstanding duck fat fries and black drum. Service very attentive, can’t wait to go back

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LY
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a last minute wedding dinner arranged for us. The staff was great and put our small party in a private room. The food was outstanding and the home made carrot cake was the best I ever had. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as usual. We think it's the best on the Coast.

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S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine and service!

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D
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! This was our first visit and we did Sunday brunch. We chose to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful day looking out over the water. The food was great and our server was very attentive and informative when we asked questions. The prices were very reasonable, actually lower than expected for what we received. We will be back. Several other dishes we want to try.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table dining at its best. Bar is also excellent.

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JA
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was outstanding. It is such a pleasure to have this level of culinary experience on the Gulf Coast. Thanks to Chef Austin for another fabulous experience.

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HG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went for New Year’s Eve. This restaurant had been highly reviewed and recommended. They were serving a prix fixe menu for $90/plate, and we knew this in advance. We were looking forward to an elegant evening.

When we arrived, the host informed us that they were “running behind” and we sat down in the bar area to wait for a table. Regrettably, they were not just running behind, but we waited an hour and ten minutes past our reservation time, then were seated for thirty minutes and no servers came to our table. They weren’t really even that busy, and no one on the staff was concerned that the kitchen/service was that slow.

We got up and left before ordering. Very disappointed. And hungry.

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Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years really fun and great foodstuffs

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