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Middleton Place

Dining at Middleton Place Restaurant

The Restaurant will be closed on Thursday, May 26, 2016 for Lunch and Dinner service.

Lunch

Noon – 3 p.m. daily (General Admission required)


Dinner

Tuesday-Sunday:     6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

*Closed for dinner on Monday evenings.

Call 843-266-7477 for Dinner reservations.



Special Events

March 23 through May 25 - Wednesday Wine Strolls >> 

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View Lunch Menu

The Middleton Place Restaurant strives to serve fresh, locally-sourced dishes. Items are subject to change due to seasonal availability.
 
SOUPS 

West African Peanut Soup  $7/$11
puréed sweet potato & tomato, peanuts, Middleton Place cane syrup
 
She Crab Soup  $7/$11
Carolina crab claw meat, local dairy, sherry


SALADS

Arugula Salad $9
roasted Middleton organic beets, Split Creek Farms chèvre, candied pecans, sherry vinaigrette

ADD 4 oz grilled salmon* $8, or pan roasted Ashley Farm’s chicken breast $9

Farmer’s Salad $8
local salad greens, tomatoes, Clemson blue cheese, bacon lardons, crispy fried tobacco onions, buttermilk dressing
 
ADD 4 oz grilled salmon* $8, or pan roasted Ashley Farm’s chicken breast $9


MAINS (served with two sides)

Carolina Fried Chicken $15
2 pieces of battered and fried Carolina sourced chicken
 
Pecan Smoked Pulled Pork $15
pulled pork w/ sweet & tangy yellow mustard sauce
  
Fried Catfish Basket $13
NC catfish, cornmeal dredged with blackening seasonings, rouille sauce
 
Fried Green Tomato BLT $14
challah bun, panko breaded green tomato, applewood bacon, pimiento cheese, arugula
 
Roasted Portabella on Focaccia $15
Split Creek Farms chèvre, arugula, balsamic
 
Smoked Beef Brisket on Brioche $14
pecan smoked beef brisket, collard slaw, sweet bourbon BBQ sauce, gouda
 
House-Ground Burger* $14
challah bun, romaine, tomato, grilled onion, with a choice of Ashe County cheddar, gouda, or Clemson blue cheese


SIDE OPTIONS (additional sides $4)

Cole Slaw

Fried Potato Wedges
 
Okra & Tomatoes
 
Braised SC Collard Greens
 
Hush Puppies
 
Carolina Gold Rice Hoppin’ John
 
Macaroni & Carolina Cheddar Cheese



 
 
All proceeds benefit the non–profit  Middleton Place Foundation
 
Please ask your server for our children’s options and inform them of any dietary requests.
 
An 18% gratuity charge will be added to parties of 6 or more.
 
 
*Contains ingredients that are raw or undercooked.
 
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

View the Dinner Menu

The Middleton Place Restaurant strives to serve fresh, locally-sourced dishes. Items are subject to change due to seasonal availability.
 
SOUPS, SALADS & APPETIZERS
 
She Crab Soup   7. cup/ 11. bowl
Carolina blue crab, local dairy, sherry
 
Catfish Stew   7. cup/ 11. bowl
Carolina catfish, stewed tomatoes, leeks, corn & organic Anson Mills Carolina Gold rice
 
West African Peanut Soup(V)   6. cup/ 9. bowl
 
puréed sweet potato, tomato & peanuts, Middleton Place cane syrup
 

Roasted Beet Salad (V)
   9.
roasted beets, watercress, Split Creek Farms chèvre, pecans, satsuma oranges, vincotto

Kale Salad (V)   9.
Anson Mills benne oil, golden balsamic, pickled radish, Clemson blue cheese, lardons, toasted benne seed
  
Joyce Farms Duck   9.
house cured duck confit, smashed marbled potatoes, foie gras emulsion 
 
Warm Pimiento Cheese (V)   8.
Ashe County cheddar pimiento cheese, grilled bread, house made chow~ chow
 
Short Rib Ravioli   9.
braised Carolina Bison short rib ravioli, Split Creek Farms chèvre, beet puree, wilted kale
 
Seared Scallops   13.
(2) 
pan seared Atlantic scallops, cauliflower puree, hand cut sweet potato frites
 
 
ENTREES
 
Hanger Steak*   28.
grilled Certified Angus Beef, roasted fingerling potatoes, house cured bacon lardons, asparagus, shallots, grain mustard cream sauce
 
Organic Grits & Mushrooms (V)  15.
organic Anson Mills grits, roasted mushrooms
 
Braised Short Rib   27.
braised Carolina Bison short rib, bourbon creamed spinach, organic Carolina Gold rice risotto
 
Sustainable Seafood Dish   mkt.
In partnership with the SC Aquarium’s “Good Catch’ program supporting sustainable seafood. This dish changes often and incorporates locally sourced, seasonal & sustainably harvested seafood.

Shrimp & Grits   25.
sautéed Carolina shrimp, house made andouille sausage, organic Anson Mills grits, Tasso gravy
 
Pan Roasted Quail   24.
(2) Manchester Farms quail, smashed potatoes, green bean casserole, country ham, grape jus 

Cider Brined Pork Chop   27.
Heritage Farms all-natural Cheshire pork, braised SC collard greens, house made baked beans, maple syrup  

Chicken & Dumplings   24.
roasted Joyce Farms leg quarter, house made biscuit dumplings, chicken velouté, carrots, onion, celery   

8oz. Filet Mignon*    32.
grilled Certified Angus Beef tenderloin, veal braised wild mushrooms, Yukon Gold potato purée  
 
 Executive Chef Brandon Buck ~ Sous Chefs Christopher Leszczynski & Charles Bell

All proceeds benefit the non–profit  Middleton Place Foundation

 

An 18% gratuity charge will be added to parties of 6 or more.

 

*Contains ingredients that are raw or undercooked, (V) denotes the dish is prepared vegetarian

 

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness

 

 

View the Dessert Menu

 
The Middleton Place Restaurant strives to serve fresh, locally-sourced dishes. Items are subject to change due to seasonal availability.
 
 
Southern Pecan Pie   $7

South Carolina pecans, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream


Triple Chocolate Torte   $8
salted caramel, fresh whipped cream 


Huguenot Torte   $6
Granny Smith apples, South Carolina pecans, fresh whipped cream


Vanilla Panna Cotta   $7
cherry compote


Brown Sugar Apple Cake
  
$6
apple compote, whipped cream cheese, apple cider caramel


Local Wholly Cow Ice Cream   $4
please ask your server about our seasonal flavors

 
~ Pastry Chef Courtney Simpson ~

About the Restaurant

The Middleton Place Restaurant offers visitors traditional Low Country fare. Okra soup, she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, collard greens and Huguenot torte are just a few of the tempting dishes served for lunch daily. In the evening, guests enjoy elegant dining overlooking the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside while savoring a more formal menu featuring local seafood, organic chicken, and carefully selected cuts of meat, and seasonal vegetables.
 
The influence of renowned Southern Chef Edna Lewis is still felt at Middleton Place, where she was the resident Chef for several years. The recipes Ms. Lewis developed for the Restaurant give special attention to authentic Low Country cuisine, and continue to be used for both lunch and dinner menu selections.
 
The Middleton Place Restaurant originated in 1928 when the Junior League of Charleston set up one of its first fund raising enterprises, a springtime Tea Room located in the Mill at Middleton Place. In the upstairs kitchen, League volunteers prepared okra soup and made sandwiches that were served to guests seated at tables overlooking the Ashley River. In 1949, the Tea Room, now the Restaurant, was moved to its present location.
 
The Restaurant building was designed by W. Bancel LaFarge in 1933, based on research done in Barbados, and has the same roof lines as the Mill. It was originally used as a guest house, with two bedrooms and a sitting room upstairs. The cypress-paneled room downstairs was a living and game room surrounded by a screened porch. The Cypress Room, now used as a private dining room, was originally a series of storerooms leading to the plantation office.
 
Proceeds from the operation of the Restaurant support the preservation work of the not-for-profit Middleton Place Foundation.
 
In keeping with traditional Southern Foodways, the Middleton Place Restaurant strives to use seasonal, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible, as well as supporting the conservation efforts of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative, the Billfish Foundation, Slow Foods and Fresh on the Menu.

                            

 

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