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About Purple Parrot Seafood and Steaks
Regional favorite since 1987, Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks features contemporary seasonal cuisine. Highlights include fresh Gulf seafood including several varieties of fresh fish along with shrimp, crab and oysters, Certified Angus Beef, and locally grown artisanal foods. Wine Spectator award winning wine list features over 700 labels and 30 wines by-the-glass. Cocktail bar is a local hotspot featuring hand-crafted cocktails from fresh ingredients.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Robert St. John
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks hosts a yearly Wine Festival each spring.
Purple Parrot Seafood and Steaks Ratings and Reviews
Randy and I were delighted to discover the Purple Parrot on our recent trip to New Orleans via Hattiesburg. Our meal was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented, and the handcrafted cocktails were unique and fancifully garnished. I especially enjoyed the Televangelist....a surprisingly light and refreshing drink made with rum, lemon, pineapple, and toasted chestnut liqueur. For dinner, the two of us shared a scrumptious Fried Green Tomato appetizer topped with a ragout of heirloom tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and fresh crab meat. Randy ordered the catch of the day for his main course... perfectly pan seared triple tail served over a savory sweet potato hash. I chose to have a dozen briney fresh oysters with the best mignonette sauce I have ever tasted. Our server regularly replenished our basket of hot, homemade yeast rolls. We highly recommend the Purple Parrot.
We were seated immediately upon arrival and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. This was was our second time to try this restaurant and both times we have left promising to return again soon. Hattiesburg is about 5 hours from SHREVEPORT and halfway to the beaches we visit in Alabama and Florida, so this is a good place to break up the drive and enjoy a great meal and cocktails! The charbroiled oysters, sensation salad, speckled trout and crabmeat along with the scallops were a big hit. We enjoyed a wonderful Chablis and then we're able to share a white chocolate bread pudding along with a blueberry cheesecake that were sinfully delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. We can't wait for our next trip to the beach and reason to stop by again.
Have planned to eat there each time I have been in H'burg but things never worked out. Last weekend for my anniversary, decided it was time and all the hype I have heard for years was found to be true. Great food. Great service. Very helpful and friendly staff. We will be back....soon!
This was one of the few nicer dining options a that shows up for Hattiesburg. The ambiance and roomwas great, but the room design does not afford much privacy or buffer from the loud taking foursome sitting a few tables over. Food was fine, but server (while nice) did not have much to offer by way of recommendations other than reading options off the menu. Would definitely give them another chance.
If this is not my favorite restaurant in the world, I can't recall any that I like better. The Parrot sits at the apical intersection of the gastronomical, ambiential, and value axes. That is to say, you can't find better cooking and better wines in such comfortable surroundings at a lower price anywhere in the Western world. Note that there are four separate restaurants under one roof here, with others specializing in imaginative mixed drinks, craft beers, comfort food, etc. This review is for Purple Parrot only. The others are all worth a visit depending on the mood and occasion.
On Feb. 14, my husband and I celebrated our 68th Valentine anniversary (63rd wedding anniversary will be in March) and this was the perfect lunch: good Margarita, rum & coke; house salads with really good blue cheese dressing; very well-seasoned special and catch of the day; and delicious creme brulee for dessert. The waiter was quick to offer suggestions about the food and changes that could be made to better suit us. We could not have chosen a better place to celebrate - definitely worth the drive from Picayune. Thanks
All Food was well prepared. Quantities were good for the price of the plates. Service was excellent. Being able to share the king cake bread pudding, which was available at the Crescent City Grill, completed the night. The pictures by my friend Wyatt Waters added greatly to the environment.
It was very difficult to get an online reservation. We were greeted and seated right away with smiles. The music has got to go. Weird and loud. Our waiter was a very nice and respectful young man. He gets an A+ for personality although inexperienced in fine dining. I ordered a wine pairing it took about 30 min or more for the wine to come out but once he got with the manager to pair it the Tally Chardonnay half bottle was light and crisp with a zing finish. It may have cost as much as the meal but worth it in my opinion as I enjoy wine tasting and pairing. This place could be so much more with the right music and vibe. We ordered fish that was lightly fried. We will try blackened next time. We are not a fan of grease. Very good food, great service and we will be back no doubt. Thank you for the wonderful meal and service. It was a lovely course.
The food was good. But, much was lost with the recent makeover. The subdued, white linen tablecloth setting with a unique selection of entrees was what made this the perfect special occasion restaurant. The old atmosphere and menu really screamed, "Special Occasion!" Now, it seems like just another boring steak and seafood place. The food was definitely great, and we will definitely be back. But, neither the menu nor the atmosphere has that unique character it had when we first visited a couple of years ago.
Truffle fries are always a favorite. The crab boil potatoes were great as well. Purple Parrot's take on the seafood platter was a welcomed change to the usual mound of fried food that most seafood restaurants offer as a seafood platter. The white chocolate bread pudding was great, as usual. Next, I'll try the chilled seafood platter that caught my eye while browsing the menu.
The entire menu was thrown in the trash and Robert St John started from the ground up to create simple, well-prepared, great tasting steaks , seafood and speciality dishes as well as nightly specials on a daily basis.
When I want to steak I want it hand cut and trimmed properly, perfectly seared and prepared. This is what you get at the Purple Parrot.
Thank you for listening.
Go ahead and treat yourself. The beer, wine and whiskey selections are top notch
First time to see the new menu. We enjoyed the food, and once we were seated, the service was fine. Our only complaint was that we had to wait for several minutes before someone even asked if we had a reservation. However, I must admit that we have eaten at the Purple Parrot many times and this was the only time that we have felt let down. Maybe it was just a fluke.
My wife (the date) have eaten at the Parrot on other visits, but the first since the changeover
to the new menu. It has been my favorite, for many years (probably 18-20), when we visit Hattiesburg. My wife had the filet, about which she raved! I had the Rack of Lamb, that was
great. Since I always enjoy lamb, I asked the waiter (Jonathan) for mint jelly on the side, and he said that they didn't have any. During the appetizer, this very nice gentleman came by the table
and inquired how everything was going so far. I told him how good the appetizers were, but was disappointed that there was no mint jelly for the lamb, to which he promptly said "Don't worry
I'll send someone to the store, and we'll get you some". Our visitor was, of course, was the owner, Robert St. John (my wife has been buying his cookbooks for years). All in all, it was
a great dining experience and the encounter with Robert, made it even more special.
After a chance experience at The Purple Parrot a fews months back while passing through Hattiesburg on a business trip I was determined to return-- and made a 165 mile trip specifically for cocktails and dinner. Everything was spot-on and even better the second time-- which doesn't happen often. The cocktails and food are perfectly woven together-- it's a great multi-sensory experience.
Requested a quiet table in the corner that was conducive to visiting. We arrived at 11:20 AM for an 11:30 AM reservation and our table was waiting for our party of 3 upon arrival. Service was prompt and caring without being intrusive. Food was great. Our waiter let us linger for awhile once the bill was paid (there were other open tables).
The Purple Parrot always has good food and a wonderful wait staff. It's usually pretty quiet and we can hear each other and that's why we take clients there, its just this time there was a very loud baby a table away, but PP can't help that. We would have heard that baby scream from the next building over. ;)
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