Fodor's Expert Review Sapphire Grill
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Savannah's foodies pack this trendy haunt with its surprisingly chic interior and artistic culinary creations. Downstairs, the decor is hip—think converted industrial loft—with gray brick walls and a stone bar; upstairs is quieter and a little more romantic. Chef Chris Nason focuses his seasonal menus on local ingredients, such as Georgia white shrimp, crab, and fish, all of it prepared with flare. Look for myriad interesting accompaniments, such as jalapeño tartar sauce, sweet soy-wasabi sauce, and lemongrass butter. The six-course chef's tasting menu, with fresh seafood and top-quality meats, is $100 and worth every penny. Chocoholics alert: you will find your bliss in the miniature cocoa gâteau with lavender almond ice cream. From the bar, the hand-muddled mojito is a thing of beauty and delicious fortitude. If you and, say, nine of your favorite people want to celebrate, reserve the private wine room on the third floor.
10 W. Congress St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401, USA