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Savannah Honeymoon Dinner

gigi_nola Mar 23, 2009 07:47 PM

My soon to be husband and I will be coming to Savannah for our honeymoon and are looking to have a romantic and memorable dinner our first night there. I've done some internet research and think I've narrowed it to 700 Drayton, Elizabeth's on 37 or Sapphire Grill. But I'd love a local's recommendation on which of these is best or if I've missed a better place completely? It will be a weekday night but we'd still like to dress for dinner and have it be truly special, both in cuisine and atmosphere. What do you think? Thanks!!

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    smokestack lightning Apr 1, 2009 04:57 PM

    Just spent two and a half years in Savannah. My strong recommendations of the places you mentioned is 700 Drayton. Cha Bella is a good place but wouldn't recommend it for a honeymoon dinner. 700 Drayton is nice and there is an excellent bar upstairs for a drink or desssert with good jazz on weekends.

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    1. re: smokestack lightning
      Buddha49 Apr 2, 2009 04:40 AM

      Elizabeth on 37th Street and Noble Fare are my current fine dining faves here in Savannah. Probably a tip of the hat to Elizabeth, which is located in a beautiful and fine old mansion and has a kitchen and wait staff that are extremely knowledgeable. Greg and Gary Butch really know their wines, if that's important to you. The tasting menu at Elizabeth is a culinary tour de force and hopelessly extravagant, just the sort of thing you'd be looking for on such an occasion. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay; we have the most lovely city in America and enjoy sharing it with visitors.

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      maestrette Apr 1, 2009 04:08 PM

      I also recommend the Olde Pink House. We had fabulous food there, and the setting is very special. Classy but not stuffy.

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        LaLa Apr 1, 2009 05:51 PM

        I think the olde pink house is very romantic and the food is yummy too.
        Elizabeth's does have a tasting menu of 7 for 70.00 that might be nice.
        700 Drayton does a lovely brunch but I havent had dinner....I want to do the cooking school there someday.

      2. ted Apr 1, 2009 03:13 PM

        I've been to Elizabeth's since Elizabeth Terry sold it and wasn't as impressed. We had lunch today at Cha Bella and really enjoyed it. Solid emphasis on local and organic.

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          bronwen Apr 1, 2009 09:43 AM

          I just came back from a few days there. Sapphire Grill does look very good, though we didn't eat there. I can recommend Bull Street Chop House - everyone was very dressy! Also the Olde Pink House is historic and very pretty. Although it's a chain, the Charthouse on River Street is lovely with a view of the river.

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