Especially when it comes to food and drink, when most of us visit a new (or old favorite) vacation destination, we want to treat ourselves to some of the area’s finest offerings. And on the Grand Strand, there are few (if any) places that serve better Lowcountry French cuisine and fine wines than Little River’s The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro.
Located in a historic Victorian home built in 1910, the chef-owned and -operated restaurant has claimed a long list of honors over the years from local media outlets, including “Chef of the Year,” “Best French,” “Best Service” and “Most Romantic Restaurant” — just to name a few. Owner and Chef Eric Masson, a native of Brittany, France, has created a unique menu fusing classic French cuisine, fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients and Southern charm to give Grand Strand diners a delicious experience that they won’t soon forget.
Among The Brentwood’s most popular and flavorful dishes are its Lowcountry She Crab Soup featuring dry sherry and fresh herbs from the chef’s garden, Beef Wellington made with beef tenderloin, mushroom duxelles and shaved prosciutto, Fried Green Tomatoes accompanied by fresh goat cheese, and Escargots Du Chef with Pernod garlic butter. Other offerings found on the wide-ranging menus are fresh fish and seafood dishes like Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and Shrimp & Scallops Chardonnay, meat-focused entrees like Roasted Rack of Lamb and Duck Trio A L’Orange, and a range of steaks and pork chops from the grill.
The Brentwood’s lengthy wine list features an impressive selection of champagne and sparkling wines, chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, Rieslings, merlots, pinot noirs, zinfandels, Syrahs and more, most sold by the bottle.
While The Brentwood boasts a full bar that serves a range of visitors’ favorite drinks, these aren’t the only spirits that diners might encounter here. The 100-plus-year old building that houses the restaurant is rumored to be haunted by a pair of ghosts — one a lady and the other a man — and reports of supernatural activity on the property include sightings of a dark, fast shadow moving through the restaurant’s upstairs areas, visions of a face in an upstairs window when no person was present in the room behind it, reports of sighing voices emanating from the structure’s walls, and the somewhat regular appearance of mysterious orbs in digital photos taken in the restaurant. As a result, The Brentwood also hosts regular Ghost Dinners and Tours that are popular with locals and vacationers alike.
To check out The Brentwood’s range of menus and explore some of its regularly scheduled events, visit thebrentwoodrestaurant.com.
After taking in an evening of fine food and drink at The Brentwood, head back to your comfortable oceanfront accommodations at North Beach Plantation to relax and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging on-property amenities. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to enjoy some of the best that the Grand Strand has to offer.