Although Myrtle Beach is well known for their casual, family friendly atmosphere, we also know how to bring out all the bells and whistles. Appreciators of food and wine will not be disappointed by the array of upscale culinary options that the area provides. With an eclectic mix of traditional American favorites and trendy fusion restaurants – Myrtle Beach offers upscale dining options to please even the pickiest palette. Take a look at our rundown of the area’s top fine dining restaurants and let us know what you think!
Owned by chef Curry Martin, a graduate of Johnson & Wales, Aspen Grille offers diners a sophisticated yet familiar setting paired with exceptional culinary offerings. The menu offers classic cuisine with a French flare and always incorporates local and organic ingredients when possible. Enjoy everything from escargot to rack of lamb at this local gem. Call (843) 449-9191 for reservations.
Enjoy a little taste of Italy at Ciao. Known for their authentic offerings and diverse wine list, Ciao is consistently a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Try any of their handmade pasta dishes, like the walnut and spinach ravioli or the penne puttanesca for something hearty or stick to one of Ciao’s fresh salad or seafood entrees for something a little lighter. And, with over 50 wines to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Call (843) 449-5700 for reservations.
Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Croissants Bakery is known for infusing traditional southern comfort food with new age techniques to create something totally unique. The crab beignets, spring rolls, and boudin balls are popular starters in addition to their extensive menu of decadent entrees and desserts. The menu also features suggested wine pairings, making it easy to choose something to accompany your meal. Call (843) 448-2253 for reservations.
The Library Restaurant
With over 30 years of success in the area, The Library Restaurant is a true Myrtle Beach tradition. The staff wears tuxedoes as they perform tableside service, a French fine dining tradition and a rarity among modern restaurants. Enjoy traditional French cuisine prepared with the utmost perfection. Favorites include the oysters Rockefeller, French onion soup, duck l’orange, and steak Diane, to name a few. Call (843) 448-4527 for reservations.
New to the area, Divine Prime presents a modern approach to dining. The décor is contemporary and chic and the menu offers a variety of tapas and entrée options, perfect for those wishing to try several things. Tapas items include truffle popcorn, shrimp salad deviled eggs, and pork belly, while the entrees include several hand cut steak options in addition to fresh seafood creations. They have a full dining area and a wine bar making it easy for you to find the perfect spot to enjoy your culinary delights. Call (843) 839-9790 for reservations.
Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille
As the name suggests, thoroughbreds is known for their hand selected chops and seafood offerings. Ranging from prime steaks and rack of lamb and everything in between, Thoroughbreds serves only the finest cuts. Their decadent desserts are also famous, especially their flaming bananas foster, prepared tableside in an exciting spectacle. Call (843) 497-2636 for reservations.