Colt & Alison

Sea Island's romantic alcove for steak and seafood
When you crave steak, head to Colt & Alison, set inside Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Lodge at Sea Island. The burgundy and mahogany-paneled walls offer a warm, intimate spot to enjoy a tender cut of filet mignon, New York strip or bison strip loin. For the classic steakhouse experience, pile on sides like creamed spinach, jalapeño and cheddar mashed potatoes and pea and sweet corn succotash.

While the carefully curated wine list is worthy of your attention, the bourbon-filled Back Porch lemonade is a winner and just the drink you want after a round on the golf course, which is just outside of the Sea Island restaurant.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Of course, the prime USDA beef is the star on the menu at the Sea Island restaurant, but take your dining experience up a notch by ordering one of the dishes that comes with a table-side preparation.
  • You can get your dinner paired with wine, but we’d opt for a refreshing spiked lemonade instead. The signature Front Porch Lemonade is made with Woodford bourbon — a blend made especially for Sea Island — egg white, fresh lemon, simple syrup and a lemon slice garnish.
  • Before dinner at Colt & Alison, have that liquored-up lemonade or a glass of wine on The Lodge’s beautiful old-fashioned back porch. Time it right so that you can sit in one of the Adirondack chairs at sundown and hear the nightly bagpiper play on the golf course.
  • Colt & Alison offers special views for those lucky enough to snag tables near the bank of windows. Set inside Five-Star The Lodge at Sea Island, the steakhouse is right next to the Plantation Course, and its windows overlook the 18th hole.
  • When dining at Colt & Alison, you’ll find attentive and formal service. Donning white button-down shirts and black ties, the waitstaff makes sure that your water glass is always full and that dinner goes smoothly.
Things to Know
  • Colt & Alison is only open to those staying at The Lodge; its sister property, The Cloister; or Sea Island club members. If you are staying the night at one of the hotels, be sure to book your table ahead of time; reservations are required.
  • Well-kept denim is allowed at this classic steakhouse, but don't be surprised if you see men donning coats and collard shirts and ladies in dresses — the romantic ambiance of this Four-Star restaurant makes it an ideal date night spot.
  • Be sure to talk to the Sea Island restaurant’s waiters — they know the menu backwards and forwards.
The Food
  • This is a steakhouse after all, so prime cuts are the preferred offerings. The filet mignon comes in 10 ounces or a petite six, and you can choose a sauce; we recommend the tarragon béarnaise or the Burgundy bordelaise. 
  • For more dazzle, order the filet mignon au poivre for the entrée and the bananas foster dessert; both dishes are doused with liquor and then ignited before your eyes.
  • Don’t forget to order some sides to round out your dish. If the Madeira truffle-glazed mushrooms are among the specials, nab them.
  • You shouldn’t leave the Sea Island restaurant without dessert. The Gold Brick sundae is a Sea Island favorite with three scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.
The Design
  • The interior design of Colt & Alison uses traditional steakhouse elements, but it also takes inspiration from its surrounding golf courses at The Lodge at Sea Island. Clubs are framed in boxes and hung on the walls alongside trophies and drawings of the courses.
  • In the dimly lit, intimate space, a stone fireplace sits along one wall. Opposite of the fireplace, there’s the best ode to Sea Island golf: a bank of windows that look out on the 18th hole of the Plantation Course.
  • White-linen-covered tables have either high-back wooden chairs with a maroon and pale gold floral print, cozy paisley banquettes in the same color scheme and burgundy bolsters, or oversized leather studded armchairs in orange-red or tan.
  • A mini lampshade with a wood neck and silver base is placed atop of each table, and the wooden chandeliers use the same lampshades. The walls of the Sea Island restaurant mix dark mahogany paneling and deep red paint.
Business casual
Private dining
Reservations required
Getting There
100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons, Georgia 31522
TEL800-732-4752 ext. 4353
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