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Dinner at Sapphire Grill (Savannah, GA)

on November 17, 2010

Our friends Lori & Mike have told us about their friend’s restaurant, Sapphire Grill, in Savannah, GA for a while now. We always said if we were ever to get up to Savannah we’d check it out. Well on the way home from Charleston we took a detour and decided to have dinner at Sapphire Grill before heading home. We arrived in Savannah on Sunday at 5:15pm. Found the restaurant and discovered they didn’t open till 6pm for dinner! So we made a reservation for 6pm. We were looking forward to meeting the owner/chef Chris Nason. But as luck would have it Chris was off that night. Either way, the restaurant was incredible. Great decor, brick walls, low lights, candles, full bar, very classy. It reminded me of a small intimate New York City type restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was incredible! Besides the regular menu and ala carte menu they were also offering a “4 course sampler dinner” for $45 a person. We each decided to go for that. We had a choice of 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, 2 salads and a dessert. We were also given a loaf of crispy HOT bread and olive oil for dipping. The olive oil had a great salt/pepper mixture in it as well. Incredible!

I of course didn’t get pics of the food as I forgot the camera in the car. But I had the following: Appetizer: Champagne Poached Lobster on tomato/spinach. Salad: Caesar salad with an anchovy confit on top of four large crispy croutons. Entree: Wild Atlantic Salmon over polenta, with grilled asparagus. Dessert: Mini chocolate gateau with lavender vanilla ice cream. Everything was incredible! My husband had: Appetizer: Large Diver Scallop atop “forbidden” black grits. Salad: Caesar salad. Entree: 7 oz. sirloin with thin crispy french fries made to look like a tic tac toe board and roasted cherry tomatoes. Dessert: Mini chocolate gateau as well. We were also allowed to choose several sauces to go with our meal and we chose Sweet Soy & Wasabi, Truffle Butter, and Jalapeno Tartar! All were delicious!

All the portions were small but perfect. Just enough food, we were not overly stuffed and didn’t feel hungry afterwards. This was great since we still had to drive another 6 hours to get home!

The waiter, Gerome, was wonderful. Very attentive and fixed our napkins every time we got up from the table. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed every minute.

The restaurant is located at 110 West Congress St. in Savannah. It’s actually directly next door to Paula Deen’s restaurant! I recommend everyone giving it a try when in Savannah. The restaurant also has a third floor that I am guessing is for private parties or overflow.

Next time I will take pics of the food for sure! (The restaurant photos are from their website)


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