Croissants Bistro & Bakery, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

croissants bistro sc

When I found myself invited to Croissants Bistro & Bakery in Myrtle Beach, SC, I thought soup and sandwiches. I’ve been to the Atlantic Bread Company and Panera’s Bread and am familiar with their menus. Well, I was totally mistaken. Croissants is not a chain. Its atmosphere is intimate; its bistro menu is impressive.

When Heidi suggested the five course regional tasting menu, I went with her recommendations and feasted on French cuisine southern style. Chef Bryan Bodle use fresh ingredients, local and regional foods, and seasonal produce to create a gourmet meal.

The guests at our table sipped Houghton Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from W. Australia and nibbled on fresh baked french bread until the starter appeared. It was a golden tomato tart made from locally grown tomatoes, topped with micro greens and accompanied by butterfried wild caught South Carolina shrimp.

Soon the second course appeared to my delight. I love fish and savored every bite of my Murrells Inlet red snapper medallion with corn okra stew. I left nothing on the plate. The portions had been delicious and ample.

Next came grilled South Carolina quail accompanied with creamy adluh grits infused with homemade pimento cheese and french-style green beans. Since I never had quail before, I sampled it carefully. This was a delicacy and not at all gamy. The grits on my dinner plate surpassed any I ever had. I wished there were more.

As glasses were filled with Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir (2006) from Argentina, I delighted to see the next entree, grilled-roasted pork chops served with scalloped potatoes and homemade apple butter. It was superb. I really wanted to eat it all but knew better. Alas! One does not ask for doggie bags in fine restaurants.

As the table was cleared, I wondered if the finale was a European-style pastry. As homemade vanilla ice cream garnished with South Carolina blueberries accompanied by a cake truffle duo made with local pecans was placed before me, I could wish for nothing better. The vanilla and chocolate confectioneries were works of art.

If you are in the Myrtle Beach area, Croissants is a must. It is one of the best restaurants in which I have had the pleasure to dine. Its reputation is built on fifteen years of quality and service. Its food is affordable. I am sure you will enjoy your dining experience. My compliments to the Chef!

Croissants is located at The Beach First Center, 3751 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC.

10 thoughts on “Croissants Bistro & Bakery, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  1. My mouth is watering. What wonderful descriptions of the food! I wish I had a trip planned soon, it would be on my “must see” list!

  2. This sounds delicious. I don’t find myself in the South Carolina very often, but the next time I drive through it I’ll have to give it a look.

  3. I love Croissants! There menu is amazing – the food is delicious and the everything is priced just right.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *