Myrtle Beach, S.C.

102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH
86. Fine Dining Restaurants

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Fine Dining Restaurants

Sure, burgers, pizza, and fried seafood are the staples of any seaside vacation experience, but many visitors like to plan at least one night (if not several) at one or more of the many Myrtle Beach fine dining restaurants. What exactly is “fine dining?” It’s a focus on expertly prepared food, a meal often served in several courses, often taking the better part of two hours (unless speedier service is requested). It’s well-trained servers who take their jobs seriously, and it’s an ambience perfect for special occasions. The region once lacked many sophisticated, food- and service-focused restaurants, but that’s no longer the case. Though you won’t need formal evening wear to enjoy a fine dining meal, many patrons do dress to impress; the men in coat & tie, and the women in one of their favorite outfits. When time and budget allow, there’s nothing finer than fine dining in Myrtle Beach.

Aspen Grille

The name may sound like a Rocky Mountain resort, but the taste is Carolina Lowcountry cuisine at its finest. Owner/executive chef Curry Martin has worked on both coasts and Europe, gaining an appreciation for great food and wine. He brings his expertise and passion to every dish, every table, every night.

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The Original Valentino Italian Restaurant

If you’re craving Italian food while you’re staying along the Grand Strand, make your way to the Original Valentino Italian Restaurant in Surfside Beach! This fine establishment is owned by Sal Bommarito, who is an integral part of the restaurant. Sal has been in the restaurant business since the ’70s and it shows; his customer service and dedication to the quality of food and service at Valentino is bar none.

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Sea Captain’s House

from 6 reviews

What started as a beach house for vacationers in the 1930’s, transformed in 1962 to become Sea Captain’s House – a nostalgic staple among Myrtle Beach eateries. Serving guests low-country appetizers, seafood, salads, and desserts with an oceanfront view, it has remained a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, Sea Captains House always has a place for you at their table.

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Croissants Bistro & Bakery

from 2 reviews

Since 1995, Croissants Bistro and Bakery has been a local’s favorite serving quality comfort food at affordable prices. Offering everything from coffee and espresso drinks to homemade soups and sandwiches to baked delicacies and catering – Croissants is the one-stop shop for all of your dining needs. Honored as SC Restaurateur of the Year, owner Heidi Vukov strives to blend the freshest ingredients with exceptional customer service in order to create an unforgettable experience for each and every guest.

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SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar

Sea Blue has garnered so many Best Of” awards and positive reviews from food writers, critics, and patrons, it’s almost unfair to be asked to describe the menu, the wine list, and the ambience in a few short sentences. So here are a few words instead: urban-chic, intimate, imaginative, luxurious, artistic, relaxing, creative. Sea Blue put the fine” in fine dining. Try it for yourself and join the thousands before you who enthusiastically agree.

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The Melting Pot

This regular winner of Most Romantic” restaurant offers fine dining with a twist. You’ll fall in love with the wide variety of flavors and menu options, and your meal is always cooked to order, because you do the cooking. Each table features hot oil or water in which to cook beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetables fondue- style. Just be sure to leave room for the decadent deserts, all prepared your way, literally.

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Thoroughbreds Chophouse and Seafood Grille

from 4 reviews

Since 1988 Thoroughbreds has served the finest food along with superior service, making it one of Myrtle Beach’s most iconic and well-loved restaurants. A local’s favorite, the award-winning Thoroughbreds serves tender beef and veal, perfectly prepared fowl, and the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand. The carefully timed food service is where Thoroughbred’s also shines, making for a true fine dining” experience.

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The Library

Many Myrtle Beach restaurants claim a long-running status for fine dining food and service. The Library, near downtown Myrtle Beach, can truly say its 40 years on the beach make it the original, and many say, still the best, hands-down. With its tuxedoed wait-staff, tableside service, and a master chef’s touch, The Library’s menu, specials, and ambience, make it a sure bet for discriminating foodies.

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New York Prime

from 3 reviews

If you’re looking for a choice, top-notch steakhouse that only serves the finest cuisine, look no further than New York Prime. Boasting top cuts of USDA grade prime that are aged for more than four weeks, New York Prime provides the best quality food for hungry patrons. Even the potatoes, shrimp, and other ingredients at New York Prime are the best you can get, which means that the menu is a little expensive, but don’t let that stop you from trying out the delectable food here.

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The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

from 3 reviews

Located in a lovely Victorian home that is more than a century old, Brentwood Restaurant offers a unique, fine-dining experience in the heart of Little River. Located just one block off Highway 17, the Brentwood Restaurant’s owner/chef Eric Masson is well known for providing quality food and service.

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The Parson’s Table

This charming structure sits in a 1885 church building that has been remodeled using even older materials from the area. Owner and head chef Ed Murray Jr. serves his award-winning cuisine amid a backdrop of antiques, local cypress timber and stained glass windows from the original tenant.

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