The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Dine in a home more luxurious than mom’s basement with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine cuisine and drinks from The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn in Summerville.
A Forbes Five Star recipient and AAA Five Diamond Award winner for dining, Woodlands Inn treats guests to old-fashioned Southern hospitality within the walls of an elegant, Georgian-style mansion. The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn presents an elegant menu of updated American cuisine, using fresh ingredients from South Carolina farmers, fishermen, and gardeners. A typical dinner menu includes delicacies such as Montana Ranch beef rib eye with potato purée, oyster mushrooms, and “white Worcestershire” ($32) or a wild-mushroom risotto twined with haricot vert, pearl onions, pine nuts, and champagne sabayon ($25). Midday meals may include pecan-crusted chicken with parmesan potato purée and sun-dried cherry jus ($16) or a grilled 8 oz. Legare Farms burger with your choice of toppings ($15). Cuisine offerings change daily based on the availability of ingredients but always present delicious twists on American classics––except for Yankee baked beans, though Yankees are exceedingly welcome (unless that Yankee is Yankee Doodle).
The recently restored Woodlands Inn mansion combines classic décor with historic fireplaces and elegant wood paneling, and the grounds include 42 acres of palmettos, oaks, and magnolias for the perfect after-dinner stroll. Diners should know that cell phones are not permitted in The Dining Room, so patrons should excuse themselves and take calls in the lobby, lest they risk conjuring the ghost of John C. Calhoun, a fervent anti-texter.
Travel + Leisure magazine named Woodlands Inn one of the World's Best Hotels in 2010, and it also won the AAA Five Diamond Award for both the hotel and The Dining Room. The Dining Room was also named a Diner's Choice winner on OpenTable with a 4.3-star average rating.
- The staff of the Woodland's Inn restaurant put more into the diners total experience than I've experienced in a very long time. The food is creative and speaks to the chef's passion. Service was impeccable. – An OpenTable.com User who dined on 08/13/2010
125 Parsons Rd.
Summerville, South Carolina 29483Get Directions