Sea Island’s gracious hospitality extends from its unparalleled accommodations and engaging activities to a remarkable range of dining options. Under the expert direction of Sea Island Culinary Director Jonathan Jerusalmy, MCF-ACF, each restaurant offers a unique take on regional flavors. The passionate farm-to-table approach of Sea Island’s culinary team informs every aspect of its craft. Each restaurant’s culinary excellence is maintained through a strong relationship with local farmers, butchers, fishermen and artisans, whose freshest products are incorporated into each innovative menu.
The Cloister at Sea Island
At the core of Sea Island’s culinary spirit is the Georgian Room. Artful interpretations of refined Southern cuisine by the Georgian Room team are served in a rarified setting trumped only by their culinary prowess. The restaurant has been honored 10 times with the coveted Forbes Five-Star status. The Georgian Room team transforms slow-food classics into refined delicacies. Guided by a “farmer’s mission” for organic purity, they create ingredient-driven, regionally inspired dishes. Flavors are clean and sophisticated and are artfully plated and paired by the restaurant’s expert sommeliers.
The Sea Island Beach Club
Within the Beach Club, Southern Tide, Sea Island’s ocean-side restaurant, overlooks the dunes of Sea Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Honoring the traditions of Sea Island, Southern Tide taps into the strong southern influences that are the foundation of such menu items as Shrimp and Grits with Logan Turnpike grits in an Andouille cream sauce and a Southern Fried Chicken Dinner. The Wonderland sweet shop turns Sea Island into every kid’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” with 15 different ice creams to choose from and over 65 varieties of candy.
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and Surroundings
For a tavern setting with a gourmet twist, the Oak Room at The Lodge proves unmatched. The relaxed tavern is lined in oak, is appointed with leather ceilings, and features hand-painted murals and a rustic fireplace. Outside on the terrace, sprawling views across Plantation Golf Course and St. Simons Sound unfold – a supreme backdrop for a refreshing lager or a single-malt scotch while the bagpiper plays at sundown.
Colt & Alison
Surrounded by historic golf photos and memorabilia, devotees can dine at Sea Island’s classic steakhouse, Colt & Alison, whose menu includes some of the finest USDA wet- and dry-aged beef along with local and imported seafood specialties. Restaurant sommeliers pair each dish with masterful recommendations, while wait staff demonstrate the flair of tableside prep to perfection via tossed Caesar Salad or flaming Bananas Foster.
Davis Love Grill
Located at the Retreat Clubhouse, the Davis Love Grill is Sea Island’s sports pub. At lunch and dinner, the menu offers a mix of modern club cuisine and nostalgic club favorites, as well as a wide selection of cocktails, wines on tap, and craft beers, topped off with the option of viewing virtually every televised sporting event available.