Savannah is packed with fantastic little places to head to for a romantic dinner or special occasion. The city offers a wide range of excellent restaurants and eateries that offer outstanding cuisine, fine wines, and world-class hospitality and service. Celebrate love at one of Savannah’s oldest restaurants, 17hundred90 Restaurant, where fine dining and comfortable lodging make for the perfect celebration. Enjoy organic American cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the charming, farm-to-table Cha Bella or take dining to a new level in Elizabeth on 37th’s beautifully restored circa-1900 mansion and savor some of the best seafood in the city.
1.Olde Pink House Restaurant
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Located in the historic downtown district on Abercorn Street, the Olde Pink House is the most famous restaurant in Savannah and renowned for providing a world-class dining experience. Set within an elegant 18th-century Colonial mansion, the intimate, sophisticated restaurant serves a seasonal menu of Lowcountry cuisine with signature plates of Almond Encrusted Tilapia, Crispy Fried Lobster Tails, Jumbo Sea Scallops, and Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breast. Guests can dine in the beautifully appointed dining room or the comfort of the adjacent inn’s rooms, and enjoy an array of fine wines, and handcrafted cocktails from the full-service bar against a backdrop of live entertainment. The Olde Pink House Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday and dinner only on Sundays and Mondays.
23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-232-4286
2.Local 11ten Food & Wine
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Set in a beautifully restored 1950's-era downtown bank a block south of Savannah's Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, Local 11ten is a contemporary bistro-style eatery with a rooftop bar that serves seasonal American fare with Southern touches in a chic setting. Offering a unique dining experience with innovative cuisine, world-class wines, and unrivaled hospitality and service, Local 11ten features elegant candle-lit marble tables in the main dining room, as well as a semi-private table in a vault room with cork walls, dark velvet curtains and an antique brass chandelier for private functions. Foodies, tourists, and locals alike can enjoy a seasonal menu of southern-influenced cuisine for dinner only, seven nights a week.
1110 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-790-9000
© 17Hundred90 Restaurant
One of Savannah’s oldest restaurants that celebrates the rich history and heritage of the city, 17hundred90 Restaurant is based in the inn of the same name and offers fine dining and comfortable lodging. Housed in what were originally three separate residences, the highly acclaimed restaurant is renowned for serving outstanding cuisine with a menu of hand-selected prime steaks, lamb and chicken and southern vegetables, fresh salads and homemade desserts. The food is accompanied by an extensive list of fine wines from around the world, including rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with imported spirits. 17hundred90 Restaurant is open for dinner only, Monday through Sunday.
307 E President St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-236-7122
4.39 Rue de Jean
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Tucked on the west end of Oglethorpe Avenue, 39 Rue De Jean is an eclectic French eatery that serves classic French food with a modern twist in a casual European-style lofty space. The brasserie’s menu features favorites such as bouillabaisse, braised rabbit and escargot, along with prime steak, short ribs, and freshly prepared sushi and seafood. The full-service bar offers an extensive wine list of more than 200 easy-drinking and rare labels, as well as craft beers on tap and by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and imported spirits, and freshly brewed coffee and specialty hot drinks are also available. 39 Rue De Jean is open for dinner only, Monday through Sunday.
605 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-721-0595
© 45 Bistro
Located in The Marshall House, 45 Bistro is a privately-owned and managed restaurant that offers exceptional dining experiences and elegant spaces for private events. Set in a beautifully restored historic inn that dates back to 1852, the restaurant features three private dining rooms that can host couples for a romantic dinner for two or up to 250 guests for a variety of functions. The menu boasts signature dishes such as Seafood Pasta in a white wine butter sauce, North Atlantic Salmon over toasted orzo with marsala beurre blanc, Duck Two Ways, sushi-grade Ahi tuna topped with pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, and Quinoa-crusted local Black Grouper with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. 45 The bistro is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-234-3111
6.700 Drayton Restaurant
© 700 Drayton Restaurant
Located in Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection, 700 Drayton is an upscale dining establishment set within an elegant 19th-century mansion with six beautifully appointed dining rooms and Old-World charm. The award-winning culinary team produces sublime cuisine with Southern accents and a Bohemian twist, which is accompanied by an extensive world-class wine list of well-known and rare vintages to pair with each dish. Exuding the grace and charm of the historic city, the restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate love or a special occasion. 700 Drayton is open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-721-5002
Located in the heart of downtown Savannah’s historic district, a. Lure is a contemporary restaurant that serves classic Southern fare with global accents in a modern, yet rustic ambiance. The restaurant is set within an architecturally significant building with stylish interiors and offers an unrivaled dining experience for couples and groups alike. The innovative menu features a combination of low-country gourmet cuisine and farm-to-table fare, including ocean-fresh seafood, prime, grass-fed meats and chicken, homegrown vegetables and salads, and homemade desserts. a. Lure is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
309 West Congress Street, Savannah GA, Phone: 912-233-2111
© Alligator Soul
Alligator Soul is an intimate Southern eatery based in an industrial warehouse that serves organic and locally sourced cuisine in an elegant and romantic setting. Established in 2003 and set in what was once a basement grain warehouse, the eatery showcases the art of unpretentious fine dining, offering guests unrivalled dining experience. The restaurant serves a seasonally inspired farm-to-table menu that features exotic meat selections such as antelope, bison, camel, elk, and pheasant, as well as crawfish, scallions, and oysters stuffed with bacon. Mouth-watering, decadent desserts are the perfect end to the exceptional cuisine, along with an extensive list of signature cocktails, fine wines from around the world, and craft beers. Alligator Soul is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
114 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-232-7899
9.Bella's Italian Cafe
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Bella’s Italian Café is a warm and welcoming, family-friendly eatery that serves rustic Italian fare in a casual and relaxed setting. The menu features all the regular favorites such as sharing platters of antipasti to start, hot and cold appetizers, fresh salads, handmade pasta and sauces, wood-fired pizzas and specialty plates of fresh seafood and prime meats. The cuisine is accompanied by a list of fine wines from Italy and around the world, along with signature cocktails, classic spirits, craft beers, and exceptional coffees and desserts liqueurs. Bella’s Italian Café is perfect for a romantic dinner for two and also caters for private events and functions. Bella’s Italian Café is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
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10.Billy's Place at McDonough's
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Located above the popular McDonough's in the heart of Downtown Savannah, Billy's Place is a high-end piano bar that presents tapas-style dining, fine wines, and live piano music in a relaxed setting. The vibrant bar offers a menu of casual pub fare such as burgers, fish and chips, crab cakes, baked ravioli, and fried oysters, along with a variety of easy-drinking wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, classic cocktails, and soft drinks. Live piano music on most nights provides a subtle backdrop for guests to enjoy while wining and dining. Billy's Place at McDonough’s is open for dinner and drinks, Tuesdays through Sundays.
3956, 20 E Perry St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-231-9049
© Cha Bella
Cha Bella is a charming, farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of Savannah that serves organic American cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant has a cozy dining room and an outdoor patio where guests can enjoy delicious food prepared with locally sourced ingredients from within a driving distance of the restaurant. Our menu features culinary creations of fresh wild caught local seafood and organic farm-raised beef and poultry, eggs, cheese, fruit, and vegetables, along with seasonal specialty dishes, homemade pasta, and fresh-baked bread. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of world-class wines, craft beers, unique cocktails. Cha Bella is open for dinner only, Monday through Sunday.
102 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-790-7888
12.Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
© Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
Located on bustling Broughton Street in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is an elegant restaurant that takes diners back to the heydays of the Roaring 1920s. Inspired by the decadence of the decade of excess, Chive combines classic and contemporary to provide an unrivalled dining and drinking affair with sublime cuisine and signature vintage cocktails. The menu features traditional Asian and Southern dishes with a twist, and the full-service bar presents a variety of handcrafted cocktails, easy-drinking wines, craft beers, and other libations. Boasting stylish 1920s art deco era, the restaurant is an excellent spot for a special celebration or a private function. Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
4 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-233-1748
© Circa 1875
Tucked away in the heart of downtown Savannah, Circa 1875 Dual is a Parisian bistro and pub that serves authentic French cuisine and fine wines in a classic Old-World setting. Boasting elegant décor with vintage artworks and a charmingly chic ambiance, the bistro serves a menu of French classics such as escargot, moules mariniere, cassoulet Maison, coquilles St Jacques, foie gras, loup de mer, and crepes Suzette. The bistro has an extensive wine selection of easy-drinking local and global wines that can be enjoyed by the glass or the bottle, along with other drinks such as craft beers, spirits, and cocktails. Circa 1875 is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
48 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-443-1875
14.Cotton & Rye
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Cotton & Rye is a contemporary gastropub set in a former 1950s bank with a deck that serves creative New American fare and an extensive selection of drinks from a full-service all-American bar. The highly acclaimed restaurant has a utilitarian, mid-century feel with an expert culinary team that fuses modern techniques with traditional cooking methods to produce a menu of eclectic Southern fare. Dishes are made from scratch with special treats like inhouse-made sausage and pâté, freshly baked bread, inhouse-made sausage and pâté, grass-fed and locally sourced meats and cheeses, and homemade tomato jam. The cuisine is accompanied by signature cocktails such as prickly-pear margaritas made with Herradura Blanco and jalapeño syrup and Sazerac bitters ice that changes the flavor. Cotton & Rye is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
1801 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-777-6286
15.Cuoco Pazzo Cucina Italiana
Located in downtown Savannah’s historic Victorian Historic District, Cuoco Pazzo Cucina Italiana presents casual Italian dining in a laid-back and relaxed ambiance. Boasting a warm and welcoming, Old-World atmosphere, the family-friendly restaurant serves a creative menu authentic Italian fare with sweet and savory selections ranging from handmade pasta and sauces, wood-fired pizzas with various toppings and veal, chicken, and seafood dishes to flatbreads, paninis, and delicious desserts. The restaurant has a modern dining room and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner on the weekends and dinner only Wednesday through Friday. Don’t miss the Bottomless Mimosa and Sunday Brunch with live jazz at Noon.
606 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-239-6950
16.Elizabeth on 37th
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Set in a beautifully restored circa-1900 mansion, Elizabeth on 37th is a fine-dining restaurant that promises a unique and memorable dining experience. The dining establishment focuses on local seafood and regionally sourced produce, house-grown herbs and edible flowers, which are paired with classic ingredients to create a menu of delicious Southern Coastal fare. Signature dishes such as Baked Creamy Grits and Roasted Vegetable Hash, Spicy Savannah Red Rice and Georgia Shrimp, and Parmesan Dusted Local Flounder reflect the South's rich heritage. The cuisine is accompanied by a list of fine wines from around the world, as well as craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. Elizabeth on 37th is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
105 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-236-5547
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© Garibaldi's Cafe
Garibaldi Cafe is a favorite neighborhood spot in historic downtown Savannah that serves refined Italian fare featuring fresh local seafood and shellfish. Set in a former firehouse with a romantic, laid-back ambiance, Garibaldi Cafe is the perfect place to celebrate love or special occasions with friends. Exuding an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant is decorated in dark hues and warm tones with thick carpeting to muffle sound and luxurious leather banquette seating. The menu features a range of selections from a raw and steam bar where freshly shucked oysters can be enjoyed on the half-shell to shellfish platters and hearty entrées of locally sourced meats, chicken and veal. Fine wines can be savored by the bottle and the glass, as well as classic cocktails and other libations. Garibaldi Cafe is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
315 W Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-232-7118
The top dining destination of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gryphon is a modern American café that serves delicious Southern food in a tranquil setting. Taking center stage on Savannah's Madison Square, the restaurant is set in a beautiful building that boasts timeless 1926 Scottish Rite architecture and elegant interiors with original stained-glass panels, carved mahogany bookcases, and crisp white-clothed tables. The café serves signature favorites and fresh, seasonal offerings prepared with locally sourced ingredients and regional produce along with a variety of local and imported wines, beers, cocktails, and specialty coffee and teas. Gryphon is open for lunch only, seven days a week.
337 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-525-5880
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19.Jazz'd Tapas Bar
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Located on the fringe of Ellis Square in the heart of Downtown Savannah, Jazz'd Tapas Bar is a sultry and sophisticated tapas bar that serves an internationally inspired small plate menu and handcrafted cocktails against a backdrop of swinging jazzy tunes six nights a week. Boasting a chic industrial ambiance, the spacious below-street-level bar features a sleek serpentine bar and intimate tables and serves a creative menu of eclectic Americanized tapas. The full-service bar offers a wide range of signature cocktails, easy-drinking wines, and craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and guests can enjoy live entertainment six nights a week. Jazz'd Tapas Bar is open for dinner, drinks and live music, seven nights a week.
52 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-236-7777
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20.Lulu's Chocolate Bar
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Lulu's Chocolate Bar is an intimate, atmospheric dessert restaurant and bar that serves housemade sweets and desserts, along with specialty cocktails. The bar serves organic Fair-Trade coffee provided by a local coffee company, The Sentient Bean and brewed coffee from PERC, the perfect accompaniment to the delectable desserts, cakes, cookies, biscuits and sweet treats on the menu. Lulu's Chocolate Bar is open for late lunch, desserts, and dinner Monday through Sunday and Happy Hour specials throughout the week. The café also offers catering services for private functions and events.
42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-480-4564
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© Noble Fare
Noble Fare is a family-owned restaurant in the heart of Savannah's Historic District that serves a seasonal menu of modern fare inspired by local ingredients and produce. Boasting an intimate, chandelier-lit dining room and a newly remodeled wine bar on the second floor, Noble Fare presents fresh, flavorful, and innovative fare with a focus on local seafood. Signature dishes include tuna tartar with avocado and pineapple relish, pan-seared scallops with bacon and corn risotto, and the decadent dessert of raspberry chocolate cake and creamy custard. Noble Fare is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
321 Jefferson St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-443-3210
22.Pearl's Saltwater Grille
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Nestled in the heart of Sandfly, Pearl's Saltwater Grille is a casual dockside eatery that serves a seasonal menu of regional cuisine with a focus on fresh, locally caught seafood and succulent steaks in an airy space with spectacular river views. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Historic District, the restaurant is a seafood lover's paradise with signature dishes such as Crab Stuffed Flounder, Parmesan Crusted Grouper, and Jumbo Grilled Caribbean Shrimp, along with a variety of fried seafood baskets and lighter meals. Casual and rare vintages accompany the delicious cuisine, and large windows embrace breathtaking views across the water of tidal inlet off the Georgia coast. Pearl's Saltwater Grille is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
7000 La Roche Ave, Savannah, GA 31406, Phone: 912-352-8221
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23.Persepolis Lounge and Grill
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Persepolis Lounge and Grill is a spacious Mediterranean restaurant that brings the tastes and flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean and Persia to Savannah. The low-key restaurant offers a seasonal menu of well-prepared cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and an array of drinks, both local and imported from around the Mediterranean. The eatery has a casual, relaxed ambiance and guests can enjoy signature dishes such as Cappagioli with feta cheese, kalamata olives, pepperoncini, fresh walnuts, and pita bread; Falafel gyros in warm pita bread; and char-grilled chicken souvlaki. A full-service bar provides a variety of drinks from craft beers on tap and by the bottle to easy-drinking wines and handcrafted cocktails. Persepolis Lounge and Grill is open for dinner only Monday through Saturday.
41 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31410, Phone: 912-443-0414
24.Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar
Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar is a chic Asian fusion restaurant on Savannah's Southside that serves Thai cuisine with European and Japanese influences in an elegant, intimate space. The stylish eatery has a modern sushi bar that presents freshly made sushi, including a variety of standard rolls, along with shrimp tempura, avocado and eel rolls, tempura grouper, and sashimi. An array of authentic Thai cuisine is also available, ranging from red curry with chicken and sea scallops with basil sauce to yellow squash curry, and Thai salmon with zucchini. Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
11215 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419, Phone: 912-920-5504
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25.Vic's On the River
© Vic's On the River
Set in a beautifully restored 19th-century cotton warehouse in the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Vic's On the River is a fine-dining restaurant that serves classic Southern cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Situated on the banks of the Savannah River and the Historic River Street, the restaurant boasts a beautiful dining room with soft lighting and stylish décor and an outdoor patio where guests can dine alfresco-style beneath the branches of centuries-old live oak trees. The restaurant presents a menu of traditional Southern cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and produce, which is served by attentive wait staff with passion and flair. Fine wines and signature cocktails accompany the cuisine against a backdrop of breathtaking river views. Vic's On the River is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
26 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-721-1000
25 Best Romantic Restaurants in Savannah, GA
- Olde Pink House Restaurant, Photo: Viacheslav Iakobchuk/stock.adobe.com
- Local 11ten Food & Wine, Photo: Local 11ten Food & Wine
- 17Hundred90 Restaurant, Photo: 17Hundred90 Restaurant
- 39 Rue de Jean, Photo: 39 Rue de Jean
- 45 Bistro, Photo: 45 Bistro
- 700 Drayton Restaurant, Photo: 700 Drayton Restaurant
- a.Lure, Photo: a.Lure
- Alligator Soul, Photo: Alligator Soul
- Bella's Italian Cafe, Photo: Bernd Jürgens/stock.adobe.com
- Billy's Place at McDonough's, Photo: Billy's Place at McDonough's
- Cha Bella, Photo: Cha Bella
- Chive Sea Bar & Lounge, Photo: Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
- Circa 1875, Photo: Circa 1875
- Cotton & Rye, Photo: Cotton & Rye
- Cuoco Pazzo Cucina Italiana, Photo: Fxquadro/stock.adobe.com
- Elizabeth on 37th, Photo: Elizabeth on 37th
- Garibaldi's Cafe, Photo: Garibaldi's Cafe
- Gryphon, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- Jazz'd Tapas Bar, Photo: Jazz'd Tapas Bar
- Lulu's Chocolate Bar, Photo: Lulu's Chocolate Bar
- Noble Fare, Photo: Noble Fare
- Pearl's Saltwater Grille, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Persepolis Lounge and Grill, Photo: Brent Hofacker/stock.adobe.com
- Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar, Photo: stockmelnyk/stock.adobe.com
- Vic's On the River, Photo: Vic's On the River
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