The Brentwood Story
This beautiful Victorian home was built in 1910 for Clarence and Essie Bessent-McCorsley. Here they raised four lovely children. After Clarence passed away in the late 1940’s, the children grown and married, Essie often rented rooms to fishermen visiting Little River for $1.00 per night, 50 cents extra for a hearty breakfast. The building was moved to the current location sometime in the 60-70’s from across Route 17, Grandma Mary’s started serving the public with good home cooking.
Closed sometime in the 80’s, the Victorian house stood on the hill until it was purchased and restored it to it’s natural beauty. The Stublick brothers from Brentwood, Long Island (hence the name Brentwood Restaurant) created a menu to please every taste, taking the art of cooking to the highest level.
After 13 years they were ready to retire and searched for the perfect people to take over their successful restaurant. Eric and Kim Masson from Saratoga Springs, New York answered their call. After starting two very successful restaurants in New York, the Masson’s made the move South to Little River, South Carolina with their two children, Jolee and Rémy.
Chef Eric Masson is a French native and hold three degrees from the prestigious Ferrandi Culinary School in Paris. Assisted by his team, Chef Eric will bring 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. We invite you to experience the talents of this unique team.
Ownership has changed, but the charm and tradition of this beautiful home remains the same as it did almost 100 years ago.