Savannah Dining Recommendations – From the Innkeeper at The Gastonian
Suggestions from Hallie Mobley, Innkeeper at The Gastonian
Restaurants We Recommend Near The Gastonian
We have several restaurants in Savannah we recommend to our guests daily, but there are some really special neighborhood places that we absolutely suggest for guests looking for a place “around the corner” from our historic Inn.
In fine dining:
700 Drayton is located inside the Mansion on Forsyth Park, and includes an inventive menu and fantastic artwork. Specializing in modern Southern cuisine, 700 Drayton features fantastic views of the park, just four blocks away from the Gastonian.
Leoci’s Trattoria is located three blocks away from the Gastonian and features an Italian menu with an emphasis on local ingredients. Leoci’s features both indoor and outdoor dining. Their Gnocchi of the day is a local favorite.
Local 11 Ten is a well-liked restaurant located just across Forsyth Park from us. They have built up a reputation for quality food and service. The owners wanted a restaurant that had a menu that was simple yet refined and honest to their Southern roots. The food is best described as being contemporary Southern cuisine. They are located in a remodeled bank one block south of Forsyth Park. Upscale atmosphere, but not formal.
Carriages can not drop off here.
Noble Fare is located at 321 Jefferson Street in the residential historic district of Savannah. Noble Fare is a small elegant restaurant with 11 tables in the main dinning room and 2 rooms upstairs for private dinning, seating for up to 24 people upstairs. Chef Patrick McNamara prides himself on having a scratch kitchen, nothing frozen or canned. Everything baked or cooked fresh and on the premises everyday, including all breads and pastries. Chef McNamara uses an American approach to French technique and is more than willing to personalize dishes to fit the needs and desires of his patrons.Carriages can drop here depending on their schedule.
In casual dining:
Crystal Beer Parlor is an old prohibition-era speakeasy that serves great Southern food to locals who know where to go. It is casual, has an extensive menu, and is a ten-minute walk from the Gastonian. They don`t accept reservations and you can get in on a busy night with a 15-minute wait. Great for last-minute arrivals to the Gastonian without a reservation anywhere.
Six Pence Pub is an authentic British Pub about ten minutes` walk from the Gastonian. It serves great pub food and beers late into the night. You may recognize it as the place where Julia Roberts caught Dennis Quaid cheating on her in the film “Something To Talk About”. No reservations required.
Soho Café South is an excellent restaurant to have lunch at one of the days you are in Savannah. Soho is a favorite of locals. It is located at 12 West Liberty Street.
Mrs. Wilkes` Boarding House on Jones St. near Barnard St. serves the best Southern food in Savannah for lunch only, from 11am-2pm Monday through Friday. An all-you-can-eat feast with 30 items. Best bet is to get in line early (10:30am) or before closing (1:30 pm). President Obama had lunch there while in Savannah. The great paradox of Savannah – how to sample all 30 items at Mrs. Wilkes after a fabulous breakfast at The Gastonian!
There are a number of fantastic restaurants in Savannah. Any one of our concierges would be happy to make arrangements for taxi transportation or assistance.