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Mar 27, 2007 03:46 AM

Romantic Restaurant in Savannah?

I'm hoping to find the perfect romantic restaurant in savannah. It doesn't have to be the most expensive place (or most touristy), I'd prefer something with some history and ambiance, and of course, great food. Any suggestions?

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  1. Check out the Olde Pink House. Went there last visit and it was very good. Like the name suggests, it's in an "old pink house". I don't think they have a website...but it's very "southern" in feel and is really charming with good food. Good key lime pie.

    1. Please try Elizabeth on 37th. It is set in an old mansion and it is beautiful. Great food, great wine and call ahead and let them know what you are celebrating. They will treat you like family!

      1. I would recommend the Sapphire Grill downtown. It has a sophisicated ambiance, nice menu and is in an old building downtown, if that qualifies as having some history. Our three meals there spread over several visits were all memorable. Olde Pink House is also a dependable choice.

        1. The Hubby and I just got back from several days in Savannah.

          You can't go wrong at the Pink House. We didn't eat there this time, simply because it didn't work with our schedule, but it has been a staple of ours for years.

          Elizabeths was as wonderful this trip as it was last year. Ask if you can get one of the corner booths which are much more cozy than the regular tables.

          This year we also ate at Sapphire Grill for the first time and it has certainly earned a place on our short list! If you can, ask them for the table on the third floor that is almost in an alcove. That's where we sat and it certainly had a much more cozy ambiance to it than a regular table. Plus the food was fabulous and the chocolate martinis were out of this world.

          We also ate several meals at 700 Drayton, as we stayed at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. We cannot recommend, either the restaurant or the hotel, highly enough! The service was outstanding and the food was absolutley delicious. One night we both ordered the filet special, mine medium rare and his medium well. Both were perfectly done. Ask for a table in the small room behind the stairs- has only 4 tables and seemed much more romantic than their other sections.

          I don't know about the Sapphire Grill but all the others certainly have history. All have ambiance and great food. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them!!

          1. Not mentioned in this thread yet is my favorite restaurant in the city - 45 South. I'm a Savannah native, now in Atlanta, but have never had a bad meal there in their 20+ year lifespan. They are located in the Pirates House on East Broad Street - which is in itself another restaurant in a building dating back to the 1700s. The Pirates House is totally tourist - pirates, a brig, etc - which makes some sense since it used to be a shipping crew saloon in the 1700s and 1800s. But 45South is totally high-end and romantic. I recall a meal there where I had vanilla-butter-poached lobster in the early 90s - and have never had a better meal. I last went a few years ago, and had an impeccable experience.

            I should add that this is the restaurant that made me a foodie - and it has never dissapointed.