Gourmet Guide to Savannah, GA | Top 10 Local Restaurants
Run by the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gryphon is a friendly café and tearoom offering brunch, lunch, plus afternoon tea all within an elegant environment. Located in the historic district in the 1926 Scottish Rite building, the interior is stunning with high ceilings, gorgeous mahogany bookcases displaying books and porcelain, and stained glass. With an emphasis on organic locally sourced ingredients, the menu is seasonal and offers tasty items that will sate many a visitor’s hunger. Dishes to note are the peppered pork tenderloin medallions with goat cheese, potato cakes and vegetables served with a Dijon sour cream sauce and an organic peanut butter sandwich with local honey, house-made granola and banana on wheat bread.
Gryphon, 337 Bull St., Savannah, GA, USA, +1 912 525 5880
Opened in 2001 by Sandy Hollander, 45 Bistro is a fine dining and award-winning restaurant located in the historic Marshall House. Built in 1852, the interior underwent a complete renovation in 1999 returning it to its previous glory, including oak floors and exposed brick walls, which in turn created an elegant environment for savouring delectable cuisine. Discerning diners have an array of New American dishes from which to choose, including starters, pizza, entrées, and desserts. Notable highlights include local blue crab cakes; the grilled cervena venison chop with wild mushroom kugel, Brussels sprouts, cipolini onions and lardons finished with a lingonberry demi-glace; and for something sweet, the chocolate torte with raspberry coulis. This bistro also features a full bar offering handcrafted cocktails, as well as a great selection of wine.
Established in 2012 in the heart of historic Savannah by Daniel Berman, a.lure specialises in Low Country cuisine, which is regional cuisine, with a contemporary twist and an emphasis on seafood. Focused on the farm-to-fork movement, this eatery seeks its ingredients from local purveyors whenever possible ensuring quality and freshness. Within a contemporary rustic interior complete with exposed brick walls and modern accents, diners can feast upon a host of small plates, succulent entrées, and tantalising desserts. Some recent highlights include shrimp and grits with local shrimp, smoked bacon, peppers, onion and leeks served over creamy grits and a filet of beef tenderloin accompanied by caramelised onions and bleu cheese potato gratin, asparagus and a red wine demi-glace.
A.lure, 309 W. Congress St., Savannah, GA, USA, +1 912 233 2111