Relaxed tavern setting, unmatched menu. In the Oak Room you’re surrounded by leather ceilings, hand-painted murals, and a cozy ambiance. A rustic fireplace adds the finishing touch. Here you’ll find a broad range of southern favorites and signature dishes, imaginative cocktails and fine single-malt Scotch. The sweet sounds of the bagpiper playing nearby with the setting sun. The perfect place to unwind, fill up, or sit back and take it all in.
Southern Fried Chicken
With Collard Greens, Hoppin' John
The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior. What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints and the bones and skin are left intact. Crisp well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.
Oak Room Experiences
The veranda behind The Lodge is the place to be at dusk on Sea Island, for the drinks being served and the panoramic views of the water. But it’s something else that draws the crowd. Golfers finishing their rounds take notice. Guests settle into Adirondack chairs on the lawn before heading to dinner at The Lodge. The bagpiper strolls on the 10th fairway of Sea Island’s Plantation Course. Chances are you’ll hear “Amazing Grace,” “Scotland the Brave” and other well-recognized standards. The Scottish tradition of the bagpipes is a nice nod to acknowledge where golfing began, in Scotland. And we can’t think of a better way to close the golf courses down for the day.
The Lodge Wine Cellar
An exposed-brick staircase carries guests by candlelight to the intimate, bottle-lined chamber for a very private multi-course meal. Dine on featured selections from The Lodge’s Colt & Alison dinner menu paired with Sea Island’s impressive award-winning wine collection—more than 1,000 labels of old and new world vintages. The well-balanced collection offers prestigious international classics, vintages dating to the 1830s, traditional favorites, and adventurous varietals, as well as five exclusive Sea Island private-label wines produced by esteemed vintners.
With a fantastic, sprawling view of the Plantation Golf Course and the Atlantic Ocean, The Lodge veranda is a customary gathering spot to catch the cherished Sea Island tradition of the bagpiper closing down the courses, serenading the sunset every evening for an hour (schedule varies). Enjoy light appetizers, a refreshing cocktail, and the best of Sea Island, against a perfect backdrop.
Other Sea Island Restaurants to Enjoy
You didn’t order panoramic views of the Black Banks River, but there they are. This classic brasserie serves up delightful dishes in a relaxed inviting atmosphere.
*The Georgian Room is temporarily closed to accommodate renovations at Tavola. In the meantime, enjoy Estro in its place January 3–March 2017. Normal Georgian Room service resumes March 2017.
Sea Island Beach Club
Dine oceanside overlooking the dunes of Sea Island Beach and out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Fresh seafood meets local charm in a casual setting.