Vestige

4.8
150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Vestige is located in the heart of beautiful and historic downtown Ocean Springs, MS. We are a small locally-owned Contemporary American restaurant, open for Lunch and Dinner with full bar and seasonal menu.

We believe in seasonality, locality, and sustainability whenever possible. These tenets allow us to create wholesome dishes that we feel good about serving and eating!

***Please note: Our menu and prices change frequently depending on what is fresh, tasty and available. Shown online is a sample menu. We strive to cook most everything from scratch (with love) in our tiny kitchen, including our homemade bread.
Enjoy our artisanal cocktails, some wine, or local/ regional craft beers with your dinner too.

So please, do drop by and let us cook for you. It's what we do best!
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J
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience! My favorite food in Ocean Springs!

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PC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed our experience at Vestige very much. The service was excellent! The bread that was served with a molasses/lemon zest butter was delicious, and my three friends and I enjoyed the experience very much. One friend had lamb and another had steak. They both said those dishes were excellent. My halibut was just slightly overcooked, but the presentation was wonderful, as were the vegetables served with it. My other friend had halibut too and enjoyed it. The chocolate creme brulee was wonderful! It was the highlight of the evening.

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

A very special evening for my husband and me! Food was amazing! The salad with blueberries and peaches was so unique! I look forward to “trying” to duplicate it at home.Halibut was cooked to perfection. One of our favorites was the butter with sorghum and lemon zest. My husband said the bread was the best he had ever had! Excellent wine and cocktails. Service was great. Very attentive without feeling rushed. Looking forward to a return visit when we are once again in Ocean Springs. Will definitely recommend Vestige!!

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c
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Vestige did not disappoint. It is a truly unique dining experience on the MS Gulf Coast. The service is top notch, the food interesting and delicious. Try it.

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RR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, no exaggeration.

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JB
Mississippi
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful first experience. Brought out of town guests and it did not disappoint. Excellent Sazerac cocktail and bottle of Pinot Noir. Thanks again for a memorable meal.

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J
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always! Happy to have the crab claws back on the menu. Thanks for a great evening!

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JM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food done right. Great service, great cocktails. We will be back!

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W
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Interesting wines and cocktails. Pickled shrimp small plate was great. My fish was perfectly cooked with flavorful accompaniments. My husband and friends had the hanger steak and the pork, both done sous-vide and loved the dishes. Very modern and different menu cooked perfectly.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Vestige is always a treat. The service is attentive but unobtrusive and the food is the best.

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L
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent dinner. Every bite was delicious with tremendous depth of flavor. Service was attentive and impeccable. We were not rushed, and every course from pre/dinner drinks and appetizer to dessert was served graciously. We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding restaurant nearby!

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LK
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the world. I have never had anything but a 5 star meal at this restaurant. I am so grateful to have this little gem located in Ocean Springs. No one should miss the experience of the best food possible.

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B
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All was really top notch and five stars except the halibut - seared on one side, it was a bit underdone to my wife’s taste and had a large bit of the dark bloodline that was not flavorful. The salads (tomato salad & compresses melon salad) were a summery treat. The egg with Royal Reds a delicious bite, especially with the crusty warm French bread. And my vegetarian pea and summer vegetable entree was flavor packed. A very good meal except for the fish.

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TH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Vestige is our go-to place for date night.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Staff was friendly. Cannot wait to return.

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TS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely exquisite. All dishes were delicious and memorable.
Service welcoming, friendly and professional.

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TJ
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a beautiful dinner. We ordered Foie Gras, grilled octopus, and blue crab claws. The presentation and taste were perfection. Just enough for us each to sample. Our salad with green goddess dressing had fresh greens and heirloom tomato. It was an explosion of summer freshness. Our main entrees were crab cakes and lamb. The crab cakes were lightly breaded with panko. The taste was mmmm good! Light, crisp and delicious served with summer vegetables. The lamb was cooked to medium rare, tender and served with oyster mushrooms. Our experience was a twelve out of ten. The extra two points came with the creme' brûlée and chocolate torte. Michael was attentive and we appreciated his personality and he took very good care of us.

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MB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in a quiet, lovely setting.

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KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic quaint restaurant w a great vibe.

Excellent food and exceptional service.

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OT
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful use of local ingredients. Nicely crafted cocktails. Not quite adequately staffed for the midweek crowd. Imaginative food, some of the best I’ve had on the gulf coast. Would definitely go again.

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GC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have taken different friends there 4 times over the last few months. Everyone loved the food and atmosphere. It's a real winner.

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LV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Loved it, can't wait to try it again! Food was prepared perfectly, flavors all meshed together for a wonderful meal.

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c
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vestige is a special place. The food is imaginative and perfectly prepared. Service is excellent but don't expect it to be a quick meal. That is not why you come to Vestige. It is a small place with a small staff, which is part of what makes it wonderful. The staff takes good care of each guest and will remember you when you return.

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GC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time in two weeks that I had taken guests to have lunch there. Every time was a treat, delicious food and a lovely place to sit and visit. I plan to have dinner there soon.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The waiter and waitress were so very kind and helpful! I enjoyed it so much!

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L
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have now eaten here 3 times and I have had mixed results. This time service was very slow. There seemed to be only 2 people working- no hostess, bus boy or bartender. They did the best they could but it was hard to keep up on a Saturday night. None of us were impressed by our salads or appetizers. The entrees were good but nothing special. Options are very limited and portion size is on the smaller size. Especially when considering the price, there are much better places to eat.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly great! Wonderful experience!

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BW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very tasty for the most part, and interesting options. The setting is serene, and our server worked hard to manage all the tables he had alone at a busy lunch time. Almost everything was very good. My side salad's dressing was so salty it was inedible; the waiter reported my dismay to the chef, but the response was "she doesn't think it's too salty." Not a great response, since I was the one who would have liked to have been able to eat it. Otherwise, superb. I'd try it again.

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H
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The evening was overall disappointing, the appetizer was great, we had the chicken and duck pate. The soup also was very tasty. It started to go downhill from there, there were only two wait staff for the entire restaurant. I requested a refill on wine which took about fifteen minutes. Once the entree came out which was about 20 minutes after we completed the soup course. The entree was void of taste. This was our first try of this restaurant and we left very disappointed.

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed in the food. Kale salad dressing extremely salty. Fish wasn't as fresh as it has been in the past. It is a good place to talk, however, as the noise level is low.

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JO
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local, seasonal produce turned into magic. We are so lucky to live here and have it nearby.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are amazing! I've eaten there several times and everything is consistent, from my first visit to this visit. They are well deserving of their James Beard nomination!

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CB
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Vestige was a highlight of our trip to Ocean Springs! We will definitely be back.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful food experience! We really enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and everything from the cocktails and small plates to the main entrees was so well prepared and delicious! We will definitely be back and we will recommend it to our friends and families.

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WP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Fantastic food and service!

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JJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vestige is our go-to favorite place for our Anniversary celebration each and every year. It always exceeds our already high expectations.

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DE
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In town for business and found this as option for dinner. Great meal and service. It was a Tuesday night, so quiet and only a few tables when we arrived. Then we were the only diners. Waitress was helpful on the menu items and the chef is putting together great entrees. We had the veal loin and the hanger steak. Nice wine list, and unique cocktails to start our dinner.

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OT
Mississippi
57 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only true white table restaurant outside of few in the casinos. I am a regular. Menu small. Taste is large.

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BL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, the BEST and FRESHEST meal I’ve had in some time. The assortment of seasonal fresh vegetable accompanying each entree were incredibly prepared and beautifully plated with each of our main course selections. Cannot wait for another visit to Ocean Springs.

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JC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers, great cocktails, and the entrees were delicious.

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