Salt & Ivy, the newest in the Beau Rivage’s remarkable stable of eateries, describes itself as “Casual Elegance with a Southern Twist,” which is as fine a descriptor as there could be for the casino’s newest restaurant.
Located in the atrium, with soaring ceilings that reach a height of 65 feet, the space has been completely made over with all new brightly colored tables and chairs and is surrounded by a floral trellis and light blue and yellow walls that combine to give the feel of an airy southern garden. The overall effect is delightful, making for a calm and beautiful place to dine with friends or family.
The Beau Rivage has earned a reputation over the years for uncompromising excellence, and Salt & Ivy is no exception.
The ambiance is lovely, and the brand-new menu, designed with something for everyone in mind, is creative and well thought out. If you visit the Beau, you will probably find that restaurants like BR Prime, Jia and Stalla, almost always require dinner reservations and that’s where Salt & Ivy comes to the rescue. With almost 300 seats, Beau Rivage’s newest restaurant offers excellent breakfast/lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options.
The Beau’s executive chef, Kristian Wade, describes the menu as “classic American, with a few twists.”
For Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, diners will find American classics like shrimp and grits, made with blackened shrimp, candied bacon, cheddar cheese, roasted tomatoes, poached egg, and Creole sauce. You will also find fried chicken and waffles, crab cakes, avocado toast, and crab Louie (crab, asparagus, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, boiled egg, lettuce, and Louis dressing). If you are in the mood for something bubbly, you have a go at the bottomless mimosas!
For lunch, if you want to go light, there are five starters, like shrimp cocktail, chicken wings, and bam-bam shrimp. There are six salads, and four soups, including French onion.
If a sandwich is what you are craving, there are 10 to choose from. The Italian sub is my favorite, with ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni, pepper relish, lettuce, and tomatoes, but there is also a club sandwich, a BLT, burger, po-boys, and a classic Reuben. Other favorites include pizza, red beans and rice, country-fried steak, and crispy fried catfish.
For those seeking a new dinner experience, Salt & Ivy presents entrees designed to please all palettes, including Redfish Imperial with Lemon Butter Sauce, Yellowfin Tuna Steak and BBQ Shrimp and Grits. On Tuesday nights, in addition to its regular menu, Salt & Ivy features the Fried Seafood Platter with Mississippi Farm-Raised Catfish, Shrimp, Oysters, Stuffed Crab, Hushpuppies and a Baked Potato, along with domestic beer specials. Friday nights are Prime Rib night, served with a Baked Potato, Fresh Vegetables, Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce. Pair your Friday dinner with an assortment of red and white wines on special.
Salt & Ivy is a great place to relax, people watch, and enjoy a chef-prepared meal that always meets the Beau’s high standards.
For more information or reservations, call 228.386.7111 or visit www.beaurivage.com