Vintage Twelve at Kingston Plantation Resort
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We come here every time we come to the beach because we typically really enjoy the food. This time was pretty disappointing. The server didn’t know the menu, didn’t provide a wine service for the wine we ordered, could t make a recommendation on wine, and just lacked the professionalism for that level of dining. For a dinner that was over $200, I expect the server to have some sort of idea what he is doing and that wasn’t the case. We may have to change this as a beach tradition.
Arrived early, so very few other patrons. My food was good. My wife’s food was not well seasoned.
Great food. Service started slow. But overall great time.
A more upscale restaurant within the Hilton Embassy which also provides a romantic occasion with your significant other. Noice level is low so it was nice to enjoy a great meal while being able to talk at a normal decibal.
Food was good. Delicious seafood chowder. Mandarin martini was great. Had the fresh catch and it was nice. Service was wonderful. Chastity was are server and she was excellent.
A little tucked away and some confusion when checking in but once seated very good service and food overall
The food was decent but over priced in comparison to other options. When paying $30 for shrimp and grits, you should not have to hand dig out all the shrimp to remove tails or $35 for fresh catch with bones. The “tower” appetizer was $40 and included 6 raw oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp cocktail and 6 mini crab claws. It was also supposed to come out with mussels and an array of sauces (it came out with a massive heap of horseradish and cocktail sauce). Not too impressed with what was supposed to be fine dinning. Skip the trip. The “beautiful sceanic view” is obstructed by a window panel divider. It could easily be fixed by using high top tables.
Service was good
Food was meh, at best
Therefore value was not good
Many other places are much better - sadly
Our server was amazing! She was very friendly and efficient. My husband loved his shrimp and grits. I probably would have enjoyed my dinner more if I had been hungry but we had just come from happy hour with free food. The bread was delicious as well.
Wedge salad was loaded with maple syrup bacon and blue cheese. Beautiful and delicious spinach ravioli
This restaurant is a complete waste of space in this hotel. Great view from a void should be its name. The sparse menu lists today's catch at market price. When I asked the waitress what the catch today is she told me "we don't have one" then I asked if there were any specials and she said "yeah we have some type of sliders but they aren't very good!!" This location needs to be completely revamped. It's location right off the lobby facing the ocean has so much unrealized potential. Asain fusion? Sushi? Craft beers/martinis? Even a little nightclub would be better then this place. Someone at Hilton Corporate needs to step up and make these changes. This current situation is an embarrassment. It was a Saturday night at seven in June at a full hotel and only 3 tables were occupied! Hello!!
It was very good. The view is amazing and so was the food. The bottle of rosé complimented the meal perfectly. We’ve been before and it was just as good this time. We just love the Kingston Resort and this restaurant.
Awesome ambiance, great food, loved the staff and the dessert was amazing!
Wonderful service from Danny and Kimberly. Food was amazing will definitely visit again
The dinner was our wedding dinner with family. Although Lilly and Ted were very friendly and attentive the delivery of our food was unacceptable. My wife and I had our salads eaten by the time the rest of our family received there salads. Then the main course was totally unacceptable for time delivery. Our one family member finally received his meal after the other 10 of us had eaten our meals and the plates were being cleaned off the table. Then the desserts took an unusual amount of time to be served. The excuse we were given is that the kitchen was small and that they were working on getting this corrected.
This is excuse was exactly that....an excuse. This was our wedding dinner I am seriously disappointed with the timing of the food delivery and given no options once we expressed our dissatisfaction with the restaurant.
Vintage 12 has a diverse menu, but the food presentation does not match expectations. I ordered the wedge salad and it was presented as an iceberg Cobb. The server was quirky, but at times was judgmental about the choices we made ordering. The restaurant was very quiet the night we went where there were only 2 other tables that night. The food was not the quality I was expecting for the price paid.
We love Vintage Twelve. We have stayed at The Embassy Suites for many years but did not try Vintage Twelve until the last three visits. we have not been disappointed. Every meal has been great. The atmosphere is what we were looking for. Yes. It’s expensive. But we know that going in and are prepared for the expense. It’s convient because we are staying there. But for a really nice night out or special occasion try Vintage Twelve.
We visited during restaurant week. The menu was okay but the food was not. Six of our neighbors had gone there the previous night and had the same opinion. The onion soup was good but very sweet. The grilled romaine was good also. Two of us had the steak and shrimp entree. The steak was half grizzle and fat. It almost seemed to have been steamed instead of grilled (very grayish and limp and very tough). I asked to exchange my sweet potatoes for the collard greens but was told that the chef would not make any changes. We were 1of 3 tables that were dining there that night. The other meals (1pork entree and an off the menu filet mignon were okay also). We ordered a bottle of wine and they didn't have it so the 1 and only waiter on that night, brought us an already opened bottle he claimed was better and would charge us the same price as the one we ordered. Again okay, as well as the desserts . The bill was very high for what we had. One wine, one beer, and four entrees with tip and tax was $250.00 for four of us. We will not be returning any time soon.
Great View but terrible service! Would not suggest this restaurant at all!!
Restaurant Week menu, ribeye and shrimp cooked just right. Same with grouper. Creme Brulle out of this world. Food arrived promptly. In fact seemed as if we were rushed out, request for coffee or... after dinner apparently not heard. Just given checks.
we picked this place, one of a dozen featured in the MB area for SC Restaurant Week, 1/11-1/22, because of the menu-it seemed unique. I made res, requesting a window table, because i know the dining room faced the ocean. when we arrived, friendly hostess checked off our name-there was only two res. Then she seated us at a deuce, while 3 fourtops were unoccupied along the window. I mentioned my request for a window table, and she immediately moved us.
We added grilled oysters to our 3 course, $30 meal and ordered a bottle of wine. It was out, so she substituted another French rose' for the same price-good. However, she picked up the wine glasses to pour and her hand covered the label. Wine was good, but i looked at the 2 white wine glasses and saw they were different, one was taller and slimmer than the other! I didn't expect Riedel, but it was a little much. Food was satisfactory, especially French Onion Soup and grilled Romaine. Grouper was very good, as were veggies. There were 2 desserts offered for this special Restaurant week menu, but they were out of one, so the Creme Brulee' was OK.
Would NOT recommend this restaurant. We went with friends for restaurant week and the service and food were both awful. Spent $80 on the bill for steaks that were as thin as a slice of pizza and were very over cooked. If that is a representation of their restaurant I won’t ever go back. Not worth the money. Don’t waste your time!
To begin, finding the restaurant was a little difficult as it is inside an Embassy Suites all the way in the back of a large gated golf property (Kingston Plantation). We eventually figured it out with a little trial and error.
Second, their website never listed a price fixe menu for Christmas Day. They had an Easter menu posted, but none for Christmas, so I expected to be ordering from the ala carte menu; which would have been a lot better for my family.
The $55 Christmas menu was a bit limiting for my group:
1st: Squash Soup or Salad
2nd: Shrimp Cocktail or Blackened Oysters
3rd: Prime Rib, Filet, Grouper, or Fried Scallops
4th: Snowman Ganache, warm Rice Pudding, Creme de Mint Ice Cream Parfait
Overall, the food was "good" but lacking in a few ways. My salad was fine, but nothing special. The oysters were delicious but the toast points served with it were huge and not what I expected. The grouper was wonderful and the grits served with it were surprisingly great. But the snowman ganache dessert was a disaster. Two giant truffles, stacked as a snowman, were impossible to eat. The outer white chocolate layer was way too much and overpowered the tiny chocolate core. It was so cute, but a sad end to the meal.
My son wished the shrimp cocktail had more than three shrimp in it -- took him 3 seconds to eat. He thought his prime rib was too fatty and he barely ate it, which is odd for the carnivore he is. And he thought the Creme de Mint parfait was lacking mint. It was also odd that they served it in a tall thin parfait glass but didn't have long spoons to use to get the ice cream out of the bottom of the glass. Poor planning by the chef there...
While we enjoyed the food for the most part, we will not return to this restaurant again. I do wonder if the experience would have been better with their regular ala carte menu.
It was off season at the beach front hotel it’s in ,so it was very empty, just us do to this options were less than usual . They did not have prime rib or any rose’ wine, they told my husband they were out of tuna so he ordered a different fish , then the waitress ended up bringing him both dishes. and said he could have both. The service was good and the quality of the food was good. Quite pricey but we had a coupon from the hotel.
A few discrepancies with our order from the kitchen but our server was excellent and rectified the problems. Over priced dessert menu!
The staff is spectacularly friendly and accommodating. Really. Try it. It's got an elegant feel and the people who work there could not be nicer. Try it if you're in the hood.
First, the good news. The manager on duty recognized that we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and we had a very nice table with an unobstructed view of the ocean. But there was nothing special about our service from our waitperson or in terms of any complimentary amenities (e.g., glass of sparkling, amuse bouche, special occasion dessert, etc.) -- like we had from Café Amalfi (a sister property) 2 days earlier. The scallops were not seared and the appetizer crab cakes were very small. At the end of the night, we spent almost $100 for an average meal with a spectacular view and a personal greeting from the manager on duty. We don't plan to return. If our travel brings us back to Myrtle Beach, we will go to Café Amalfi instead.
This restaurant is at the Embassy resort so you may have to check in at a security gate upon arrival at the resort. The food and service were great. The view was also great. We had a early dinner and it was very quiet when we arrived but it was getting quite loud as we were leaving and more tables were being seated.
Vintage Twelve is located inside the Embassy Suites Hotel at Kingston Plantation Resort. That was not noted in the description, so it took a little looking around to find it once we arrived in the vicinity.
While the menu was creative, the server assigned to our table wasn't well-informed about preparation, ingredients, etc. His description of what to expect on the plate was inadequate. I ordered the scallops, but did not order any sides based on his description of the plate.
The saving grace was having a table overlooking the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
This was our splurge dinner while in Myrtle Beach. We were not disappointed. Our male server was outstanding. He explained all the dishes and made great recommendations. He made us feel like we were the only customers in the restaurant. My wife and I both had the scallops. Excellent! Crab cakes starter and desserts were also wonderful. Only down side is it is somewhat hard to find. If we lived in Myrtle Beach, Vintage 12 would be our go to place for special occasions.
Disappointing. The hostess appeared annoyed when we arrived and went to get her manager when we assured her we had a reservation. We were seated by the night manager and never saw her again. The wait staff was tied up busing their own tables so it was several minutes before we were greeted by our server. The wine selection was decent but overpriced. The Caesar salad was a small head of romaine (basically a large head of romaine with most of the leaves pulled off to make it small; I'd have trimmed the stalk to make that less obvious) drizzled with dressing. The "rosemary fingerling potatoes" were just plain red potatoes chopped up and boiled; I did manage to find one sprig of dried rosemary but they were otherwise unseasoned. The mashed potatoes were a gooey cheesy blob that had to be cut because you couldn't address them with a spoon; I think they had to have been a few hours old and rewarded. My husband's steak was free because it was rancid. We didn't bother with dessert. The night manager did not come back out to address any of these issues, but we did talk to the day manager the next day. He seemed upset about our experience and assured us they would be addressing all of our concerns at their daily manager meeting. For now, I recommend you go somewhere else for your nice dinner out. Maybe check back in a month or two when they get things smoothed out.
Way too hot in the restaurant to be able to appreciate the experience.
I recently hosted a dinner for ten. We were greeted very professionally, and shown our table. The staff had been so kind as to have connected several tables to together to enable easier conversations. A very nice treat.
Appetizers were offered. Several ordered to their individual tastes, but in addition we ordered the Sea Food Tower. Absolutely spectacular! Lots of crab claws, oysters, clams, HUGE shrimp, horseradish, cocktail sauce, and lots of fresh limes and lemons, all over three tiers and lots of crushed ice. Magnificent.
The salads were very large. The wedge as almost a half a head of very crisp lettuce.
Our table had individually selected entrees of chicken, steak, prime rib, crab cakes, and the special of the evening – lamb chops! All were well presented and prepared appropriately. Everyone is still raving about the quality, quantity, and value.
Let us not forget to talk about the desserts! We ordered crème burlee, chocolate cookie in a skillet, fruit, and strawberry shortcake. Again, nice presentation, and VERY tasty.
We will definitely return…
I booked this place for my husband's 39th birthday with high hopes, based on the reviews. The decor and view were beautiful, but everything else was such a disappointment. We spent nearly $200 for the 4 of us, and (most) of the food was just plain bad. We ordered hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes and grilled oysters as starters. The tomatoes were bland, the hushpuppies were really nice, and the oysters were nothing like the menu suggested. They originally brought out raw oysters by mistake, and I'm pretty sure that they just took those and quick grilled them and brought them back.... for main course, my husband got their prime rib. A huge portion, but definitely overcooked. I got the scallops and pepperdelle pasta and it was really bad. The scallops had nice flavor, but they were lukewarm, and the pasta was cold and already had that hard coating on them like they were sitting out for awhile. It made no sense, especially since we were literally the ONLY table there. I should have said something while we were there...to have spent that much and to eat unappealing food just makes me so angry.
This is a wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had 6:45 pm dinner reservation on a Wed night. The dining room was fairly empty. And the view of the ocean was spectacular.
The appetizers (Flatbread and Fried Green Tomatoes) were delicious. Our five entrees (Ravioli, Short Ribs, Pork Chop, Filet Mignon and Tenderloin with Twin Shrimps) were all delicious also. And the bread was very hot when delivered.
The various dishes were a little pricey. And the valet parking was troublesome because it took too long to get someone to bring back the car. But otherwise I was very happy with our evening at this restaurant.
Seven friends visited Vintage Twelve to celebrate wedding anniversaries. We were not disappointed. Our server, Tara, was excellent and very knowledgeable regarding the menu. You have a choice of entrees with included sides or ala cart selections. Our selections were the pork tenderloin with shrimp (excellent and enough for a second meal); shrimp and grits, which three of the ladies and one of the guys (refusing to share), raved about and one couple opting for the petite filet. My wife and I also shared a wedge salad which was very good. Topping off the meal, Vintage Twelve surprised us with a couple of Happy Anniversary deserts which we all shared.
This is a great restaurant for a special dinner with a great ocean view.
Alex from Buffalo was fantastic- great service - funny guy!
Great customer service and above and beyond recommendations and putting up with me.
Tim from Canada was equally awesome.
I requested special dinner requests - no butter on the fish etc.
The chef delivered - the grilled halibut and collard greens were so delicious. Oh, if you are going to eat bread anywhere - eat it here! Again, chef was a champion of le pan.
Great wine selection, easy and scrumptious night with beautiful ocean views.
Spot on evening - exactly what I was hoping. Thank you!
After reading some of the reviews, I was nervous. But this meal was pretty good. We had shrimp cocktail (huge, delicious shrimp), the Caesar salad for me (liked it), and crab cakes (just OK)...then my husband had the prime rib special which he liked and my daughter and I each had the filet mignon, which was delicious. The only thing I'd say was that I wish the waitress told us that the sides were for sharing...because we both got the mashed potatoes and we could have just split one. Overall, a satisfying meal.
Visit every year!
The fish entrees are excellent and reasonably priced. However, the Caesar salad and grilled oysters were less impressive. The oysters were $22 for 8! That's a bit much and they had broken shell pieces in each tiny oyster. The oven heated bread they bring out is delicious and the cream brûlée desert was perfect. Lastly, you'll have a nice view of the beach if you dine before dark. So, I'd go again, but don't get the oysters or order much wine.