Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Maureen R.Price Point$$$Helped?0Oct. 18th 2014
Live Oak, located in Sea Pine Resort's Plantation Golf Club, features a low country inspired menu in a wonderful dining room with beautiful panoramic views of the golf course. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner are served daily in the picturesque dining room.
Live Oak's breakfast menu features traditional favorites like omelettes, waffles, and Eggs Benedict. You'll even find a few allergy friendly choices like Gluten Free Hotcakes and a Vegan Specialty (steel cut oatmeal, a fruit salad, and a Kiwi Acai Berry Smoothie). Lunch includes: entree sized salads, sandwiches (chicken salad, BLT, and Reuben to name a few), pizza, and a few light southern inspired entrees (Shrimp and Grits, Chicken Gumbo). Allergy friendly entree selections include gluten free pizza and a vegan Black-Eyed Pea, Rice & Kale Falafel. Smoothies and hot drinks are available. The dinner menu features a selection of seafood based starters (mussels, crab cakes, oysters), salads and soups, brick fired pizzas, a selection of southern style entrees (seafood pasta, South Carolina daily catch, and Shrimp and Grits). Certified Angus Steaks are served with your choice of 2 sides. A full wine menu is available (the restaurant has received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator). The highlight of the menu is a gluten-free Vegan Tasting Menu. This wonderful 3 course meal is a delight for everyone, not just those following a specific diet. It's a great introduction for those starting either diet as well, as it proves that vegan and gluten-free food can be healthy and taste good at the same time. You will start with a delicous bowl of Sugar Pie Pumpkin Bisque topped with crispy parsnips. The soup is perfectly spiced and perfect for the fall season. The entree is a falafel made with rice, kale, and black eyed peas. The resulting flavor resulting from the combination of these 3 ingredients, along with the spaghetti squash and pomegranate ragu, is surprisingly incredible. Dessert includes a small sampling of mango sorbet and a tasty side of mango fruit. The veggie gluten-free pizza was a wonderfully filling idea for an appetizer, and an excellent alternative for vegetarians who can not order any of the tradional seafood based appetizers. Every course was absolutely delicious and unique. A wonderful creation that I recommend to anyone looking for a fresh, healthy gluten and vegan friendly dish.
Service was prompt, classy, and professional. Our waitress was informed on the exact ingredients used in each dish. She was able to answer any questions we had about choices on the menu without needing to go back and check with the chef.
The highlight at Live Oak is the picturesque dining room, featuring floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of Sea Pine's Heron Point Golf Course. The beautiful architecture, including a 35 foot Rotunda ceiling and elegant place settings provide the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date or celebratory occasion. An outdoor covered patio is the perfect casual choice for a light lunch.
Live Oak is a wonderful addition to your Hilton Head vacation. Even if you are not staying at Sea Pines Resort, I recommend making the drive over to experience an incredible dinner in a wonderful setting. Tasty creative dishes, professional service, and relaxing golf course views make a visit to Live Oak a must for any tourist seeking a delicious, fine dining experience.