Vestige

4.7
133 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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Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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
38 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
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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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
3 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
20 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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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Fantastic food and service!

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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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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
94 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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Mississippi
48 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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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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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding, and the environment was perfect for a date night. Will be back.

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JP
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food always!

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RJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! The attention to every little detail of the food and drink was wonderful! Interesting local ingredients were used creatively. And the cocktails were delishous!

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PL
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch and a visit with my sister were so enjoyable. The atmosphere is conducive to conversation and the food was delicious. We both had the tomato salad followed by my perfectly fresh and perfectly cooked snapper and her amazingly hearty black eyed pea gnocchi. For dessert, we split the cornbread pudding. I've been for dinner twice before and loved Vestige and now a third time for my first lunch. I will definitely be back for a fourth visit!

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Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at his restaurant was one of the best in recent memory. Starting with a sidecar and two glasses of the Pinot Noir, the atmosphere could not have been more pleasant. Four stars for the heirloom tomato salad and the grilled octopus starter. However, the pork loin entree was truly spectacular. Vestige compares favorably with any restaurant I have patronized in recent months, and that includes visits to Montreal, Chicago, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale. My highest compliments to the chef.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was outstanding! Unfortunately the service was slow. There simply wasn’t enough help for the number of guests. Obviously lots of folks have heard how delicious the menu is.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vestige has been our favorite special occasion restaurant for several years now. We love it because they use local farm produce and meats and prepare it in a special way. Their menu is eclectic and always tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time. The food is outstanding. The service is impeccable. The drinks are creative and delicious.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a local I have eaten many times at Vestige and have always enjoyed it very much. The service is friendly and attentive, the seasonal cocktails are yummy, and the food is delicious.

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c
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Vestige was outstanding. The food was so delicious and one of a kind. We licked our plates clean, even the butter was the best butter. Service was well paced and attentive. We could not have asked for a better way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you!

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BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find in Oceansprings. Excellent food in a modern elegant environment. I could feel an Asian refined Japanese influence in the decor the moment I walked into this cozy comfortable restaurant.
The appetizers and main courses included local ingredients presented in a visually interesting manner.
I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a well prepared meal adequately portioned and artfully presented. That hand mixed cocktails were interesting and delicious.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gourmet without relying on butter and cream for flavor. Creative dishes from fresh, local foods. Lovely plating. Wonderful experience!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was a little slow as there was only one waiter but he did a great job to keep up. The food was so good. I will definitely be back.

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PF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely night and all enjoyed a delicious meal, beautifully presented. My husband, who eats big, hearty meals, would have liked a larger portion but he thoroughly enjoyed his pork loin! I gave the noise level a moderate rating but only because my friend and I were loud! My apologies to the other diners! We’ll be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience there was a real treat! Both the service and food were outstanding as we celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary. It is a little pricey, but certainly worth the money for special occasions.

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vestige came highly recommended, and managed to far exceed expectations! We have eaten at many fine dining establishments, but honestly none come close to Vestige. The salad was a perfect blend of flavors with a subtle and light dressing. The crab claws were great. I got the Steak, it was over maitaki mushrooms, puréed corn, and creamed potatoes. We closed things out with the chicory coffee créme brûlée, I don’t even like coffee and this thing was amazing!!!

Hands down best meal you’ll find!

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L
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our 34 th anniversary. We had a wonderful dinner out. Couldn’t ask for a better experience! I would definitely suggest the fois gras - yum. Hubby had a chargrilled octopus - very tender and delicious. Then the wagyu strip steak special -with shiitake mushrooms. He enjoyed his meal while I had the lamb loin. The lamb was very tender , cooked perfectly and was a generous portion. Shared a fresh peach dessert. Even the decaf coffee was good! Will definitely be going here again. A nice “special occasion place or a nice date night out. Great service! From start to finish.

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