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Circa 1875

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French, Contemporary
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48 Whitaker Street., Savannah, GA 31401 (Broughton)
912-443-1875
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Definitely worth it

Excellent food, service, and ambience. What more could you want? The place is divide into two. A gastro pub with I presume the same menu. Nice background music. Was a little noisy, but hey, we are in America. We had drinks there, then transferred to the restaurant. Just a very nice evening. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
peterdeculcheth
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, service, and ambience. What more could you want? The place is divide into two. A gastro pub with I presume the same menu. Nice background music. Was a little noisy, but hey, we are in America. We had drinks there, then transferred to the restaurant. Just a very nice evening. Well done.

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Gilford, NH
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great but simple French cuisine in a beautiful setting. Try the steak frites (true French fries) with the truffle sauce or the salmon over white beans with pesto sauce. The profiteroles were the largest ever. If Napoleon sends these to the Russians he doesn't lose at Waterloo. Ask for waitress "Betty Boop," she's a great French waitress.

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Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Let's start with our fabulous server, Betty- she is a true asset to this establishment! Originally from Paris, France- of course her French accent and expertise only enhances the French bistro experience here. Started with a perfectly balanced German Riesling- not too sweet- Betty paired her recommendation perfectly to my taste. My husband enjoyed the absinthe cocktail. His escargot was... More 

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Monticello, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing restaurant just as all the reviews say. Get there early and have a drink at the bar. If you are a table for 2 request the small table by the Stairs to the basement, it's a great table location. One of our favorite meals in Savannah!

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Savannah, Georgia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Met a large group there for a drink and stayed for dinner. Had been there several times before as a foursome. Good bar, staff, steaks and fries. Some of the appetisers were a bit iffy but overall a very good choice. Try not to sit down stairs which feels claustrophobic.

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Marshfield
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Although we were in Savannah - tonight we were transported to a very quaint and wonderful Parisian Bistro in Savannah. The decor is perfect, the staff is perfect - and the food ... yes, PERFECT. We started with an exquisite beef tartar made in the truly Parisian way with a raw egg yoke on top. Delicious perfection !!! It was... More 

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sevilla
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

if you like what you see on their website you won't be disappointed- in fact I'd say they could blow their trumpet a little louder. The welcome was genuine, tables are cosily close but not packed in. Food was exceptional, service impeccable and paced just right. There seemed to be a lot of Savannah locals in, a good sign -... More 

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Louisburg, Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant's ambience and food are the perfect combination. We enjoyed a leisurely early arrival in the bar - time to take in the charming setting with a glass of Cabernet. Because our week in Savannah was during late February we avoided all the high season crowds, lines and long waits. My husband enjoyed the steak and frites and I... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Dinner here was absolutely perfect thanks to the attentive and great wait staff. Good was delicious, drinks menu fun and overall a great dinner

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Douglasville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What an incredibly charming and intimate French bistro. The server, an older French woman, was exceptional. The food was amazing. I had the crab cakes, onion soup, ratatouille, and chocolate cake. The wine list was impressive. A very nice find in Savannah. A real treat for an evening out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Whitaker Street., Savannah, GA 31401
    (Broughton)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
  • Phone Number: 912-443-1875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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