Especially when it comes to food and drink, most of us want to treat ourselves to some of the area’s finest offerings when we visit a new (or old favorite) vacation destination. And on the Grand Strand, it’s hard to find a restaurant serving better Lowcountry French cuisine and fine wines than The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River.
Serving up award-winning cuisine 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 that fuses classic French cuisine, fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients and Southern charm to foster a flavorful experience that Grand Strand diners won’t soon forget.
Among The Brentwood’s most in-demand dishes are its Oysters Rockefeller with sautéed baby spinach, crispy smoked applewood bacon and Pernod-scented Mornay sauce, its Beef Wellington made with beef tenderloin, mushroom duxelles and shaved prosciutto, its Fried Green Tomatoes accompanied by fresh goat cheese, and its Lowcountry She Crab Soup featuring dry sherry and fresh herbs from the chef’s garden. Other offerings found on the wide-ranging menus are meat-focused entrees like Beeler’s Pork Osso Bucco and Roasted Rack of Lamb, fresh fish and seafood dishes like Southern Bouillabaisse and Shrimp & Scallops Chardonnay, and a range of steaks and pork chops from the grill.
The Brentwood’s lengthy wine list features an impressive selection of chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, champagne and sparkling wines, Rieslings, merlots, Syrahs, pinot noirs, zinfandels 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 the restaurant calls home 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 visions of a face in an upstairs window when no person was present in the room behind it, sightings of a dark, fast shadow moving through the restaurant’s upstairs areas, 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 a spooky hit 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 enjoying an evening of exceptional food and drink at The Brentwood, head back to your luxurious accommodations at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to relax and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging amenities on the property. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to take in some of the best the Grand Strand has to offer.