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Updated: Oct 25

Did Someone Say Restaurant Week?!?



GUYS. It’s one of the very best times of the year here in Savannah! Summer Restaurant Week 2019 is officially upon us, and boy does it look DIVINE! This is the time for Savannah to do what it does best: woo you with the allure of meticulously crafted dishes from some of the brightest and best minds in the food & beverage industry! This year, the festivities began Friday July 26th and will continue through Sunday August 4th. It is important to note that some restaurants will only be participating from July 26th-August 3rd, but still, that’s TEN whole days of chances for you to experience some of the most delicious food in town!


Where is the best source for all things restaurant week? Our friends at Do Savannah have compiled a list of venues, menus, maps, hours of operation, and anything your heart or mind could desire. Click on the handy dandy link above, and voila! All the information is at your fingertips. But what exactly is restaurant week? If you’ve never had the chance to participate in one, well, you’ve missed out! A pre-fix menu is carefully created, in which anywhere from 3-5 courses are offered at a discounted rate, usually somewhere between the $30-$50 per person range depending on the restaurant and dishes they choose. Some places will offer wine pairings for an additional price, and this is typically in the $20-$30 per person range. *PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT* If you happen to order a glass of wine and then change your mind to do the wine pairing, make sure you vocalize this. Yes, I’m speaking from experience #somanywineglasses. The courses are as follows: appetizer, main course (or multiple courses if the restaurant is offering more than one) and desert. There are usually two options per category for you to choose from, and yes, the choice is not always the easiest! It truly is a wonderful experience and an amazing opportunity for you to check out a restaurant that perhaps you may have not gone to for some reason or another.


Now, having worked in the food & beverage industry myself, please also note, that restaurant week can be extremely stressful, unrewarding, and a pain in the rear for staff. They’ll never let you know this, so please be a little more kind, patient, and generous in your calculations of a tip at the end of your meal. This is a chance for the restaurant to shine, and show you just how passionate they are about their craft, and to give you an opportunity to get a first hand experience of how much work and dedication it takes to succeed in this industry.


Tune in later this week for my review of Noble Fare, trust me, you won’t want to miss it! And you will probably book a reservation for restaurant week after reading it. You are very welcome in advance. Cheers friends!


Author: Maureen


List of participating restaurants:

1540 Room

17 Hundred 90

22 Square

700 Drayton

A. Lure

Alligator Soul

Aqua Star

Billy’s Place

Bonefish Grill

Castaways

Chart House

Cohen’s Retreat

Corleone’s

Howlin’ Hound

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill

Melting Pot

Moss + Oak

Noble Fare

Prohibition

River House

Rocks on the River

Ruth’s Chris

Savannah Spirits

Shrimp Factory

Tondee’s Tavern

Vic’s on the River