Planning a special night out in Savannah? Need to know where to eat for a special occasion? Our Savannah Fine Dining Guide will help! Here is a list of the top rated fine dining restaurants in the area:
Alligator Soul restaurant is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to dine while in Savannah?” The downtown restaurant is consistently recommended among the upscale restaurants selected by Savannah’s most discerning citizens and travelers. Our local restaurant is known for organic, fresh, natural, dayboat, local and regional fare with additional emphasis placed on humanely treated animals; starting with our organic made cocktails through to our pastry chefs in house made desserts. Travelers expect an array of choices from eclectic to traditional in Savannah’s world-famous southern city with an international flair. Alligator Soul Restaurant will not disappoint. “We will do everything we can to ensure that every guest’s visit exceeds expectations,” shares Maureen Craig, co-owner of Alligator Soul, one of Savannah’s best restaurants.
Savannah’s foodies pack Sapphire Grill, a trendy haunt with surprisingly chic interior and artistic culinary creations. Downstairs, the decor is hip—think converted industrial loft—with gray brick walls alongside those painted a deep sapphire and a stone bar; upstairs is quieter and a little more romantic. Chef Chris Nason focuses his seasonal menus on local ingredients, such as Georgia white shrimp, crab, and fish prepared with care and creative flare.
Located within the new, chic and luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Restaurant is home to Savannah’s most eclectic, talked-about dining experience. A relaxing, vibrant and artistic restaurant and cocktail lounge, adorned with chic artwork, stunning chandeliering and the full restoration and artistic touches of this original 1888 Savannah Mansion.
Influenced by the essence of Historic downtown Savannah, Brasserie 529 is casual yet refined— a reflection of the people of Savannah. With an outdoor patio, handpicked wine & beer selection, and a menu inspired by French brasseries of old, we are creating more than just a restaurant– we are creating a home. For the freshest ingredients, we source everything locally. Well versed in classical French cuisine, we offer a dining experience that is unique and accessible; complete with local ingredients of the highest quality. Representing the evolution of today’s brasseries, we venture beyond the image of cafés and breweries, and instead call to mind an image of simplistic sophistication.
Elizabeth on 37th opened in 1981 as the creation of Chef Elizabeth Terry and her husband Michael. Brother’s Greg and Gary Butch, long time employees at Elizabeth on 37th, joined the Terry’s as partners in 1988. This dynamic combination has assured the continuance of Elizabeth’s high standards of great cuisine and service in lovely, comfortable surroundings. Kelly Yambor is Executive Chef at Elizabeth on 37th. Her recipes make full use of fresh coastal seafood, local produce, and the restaurant’s own house grown herbs and edible flowers. Kelly is committed to giving our guests a culinary experience which reflects the South’s rich heritage. The simple elegance of the 1900’s Southern Mansion sets the perfect tone for our wonderful Southern Coastal menu.
Situated a block south of Savannah’s Forsyth Park, Local 11Ten creates a nightly dining experience complete with intelligent cuisine, a welcoming personality and a modern design. The restored 1950s-era downtown bank houses the casual, elegant restaurant devoted to popular southern flavors using local and seasonal ingredients such as fresh seafood caught off of Georgia’s coast and fresh vegetables and herbs from Savannah’s own farmers. With a contemporary atmosphere, foodies, tourists, and locals alike gather to enjoy unique expressions on familiar southern flavors.
At Cha Bella we bring a new and exciting culinary standard to Savannah. Our emphasis is on consistently delicious, organic, and seasonal fare served in a fun and innovative space.
Adjacent to The Planters Inn, The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants, offering new southern cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Dine in Savannah’s only 18th Century Mansion, with live entertainment nightly and outdoor dining.
Sean Thongsiri of Ele Fine Fusion developed his culinary expertise humbly by cooking alongside his mother and grandmother beside him in Vientiane, Laos. He filled in the rest of his culinary training by trial and error, whipping up both traditional and improvised dishes. It was also in the town’s markets that he formed strong relationships with the local farmers, fishermen, and merchants to give his family the finest, highest-quality ingredients. Ele Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam and comes from long line of entrepreneurs who have taught her the importance of common sense and careful attention to detail. After years of development, Ele & the Chef was born and together, Thongsiri and Tran took the most influential aspects of their upbringings, blended them into one, and are now sharing it one hand-crafted dish at a time.
Vic’s on the River is located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street. With entrances on both Bay and River Streets, we are easy to access. Pets are welcomed on our outdoor patio, where guests can dine under centuries-old Live Oaks overlooking Historic Factors Walk. Along with our spectacular views, Vic’s menu reflects Savannah’s Southern charm with our sophisticated take on traditional Southern cuisine and our fresh, local seafood selections. The Staff at Vic’s On The River invite you to come and experience our gracious and attentive service… where nothing is overlooked but the Savannah River.