The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
This lovely Victorian home was built in 1910 for Clarence (1886-1943) and Essie Bessent McCorsley (1887-1974).Here they raised four lovely children. After Clarence passed away on March 29, 1943, with their children grown and married, Essie began renting rooms to fishermen who were visiting the Little River area for $1.00 per night, for 50 cents extra she would prepare a substantial breakfast. The building was moved to its current location sometime between 1960 and 1970.
After Essie died August 15, 1974 the home was empty for several years until the Victorian home was purchased and restored it to its natural splendor. The Stublick brothers from the Brentwood area of Long Island, NY ourchased the home and gave it the name Brentwood Restaurant and crafted a menu to please every taste, taking their menu to a higher level.
After 13 years the Stublick brothers were ready to retire, so they began searching for a new owner. After an extensive search they found Eric and Kim Masson from Saratoga Springs, New York to take over their successful restaurant. Eric and Kim had started two successful restaurants in New York, and they decided to make the move down south to Little River, South Carolina with their two children, Jolee and Rémy.
Chef Eric Masson, a French native and a holder of three degrees from the prestigious Ferrandi Culinary School in Paris. Chef Eric will brought in a French twist to the expertly prepared cuisine the previous owners started.
Chef Eric’s approach is creative yet simple with an emphasis on fresh and local quality products and dishes, which are not only delicious but also good for you.
You may also want to check out their Ghost Dinner & Tour schedule. There have been times in the past when a dark shadow has been seen moving about in the upstairs area and there have been several who have witnessed a figure in an upstairs window.