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“Good choice for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sapphire Grill

Sapphire Grill
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Ranked #71 of 858 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Congress & Whitaker
Description: One of the city's most consistently stylish restaurants evokes a low-key, counterculture bistro, but its cuisine is grander and more cutting-edge than its industrial-looking decor and its level of hipness would imply. Wrapped in warm brick and cool steel, the Sapphire Grill has steeped itself in a history of fine culinary tradition. Christopher Nason is the owner and the most talked about chef of the moment in Savannah, preparing what he defines as a "coastal cuisine" based on seafood hauled in on the day of its preparation from nearby waters. From seasonal chanterelles and oregon black truffles, to the most tender cuts of meat and delicate seafood, Chef Nason and his team work feverishly to keep Sapphire at the mark expected of her.
Clarksville, Virginia
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33 reviews
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“Good choice for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

I've been coming here for years on visits to Savannah. It has been consistently good and I haven't had a bad meal ever. However, there are so many great eateries in Savannah that I can see why Sapphire is not more highly rated. It is vastly better than Paula Deen's place next door so unless you are a tourist and feel compelled to tell all your friends back home that you went to Paula's I'd advise you to duck into Saphire.

  • Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Had dinner recently as a part of an anniversary trip. The decor and building is very cool. Our waitress was a little harried, because she was given extra tables, but we were in no rush. Had the clams and octopus appetizer, which was excellent. Also had the grouper and it was delicous. Very nicely priced wines by the glass, also. Would definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Virginia Beach, VA
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our server was the best part of our meal. Can't remember her name but she was very professional and sweet and accommodating.

The food was good, not great. The prices were through-the-roof (for example: for $19 you can add a plate of specially-seasoned salts to your meal. Yes, folks - $19 for SALT.). I'm OK with through-the-roof prices if the food knocks my socks off, but it just didn't. I had a salad which was plain-jane & too much dressing. Also had crab cake appetizer which was good but not outstanding, and too spicy. It's a cute atmosphere, but again - nothing terribly outstanding.

Also note that the menu posted on the website and on the door is NOT the actual menu. We'd picked out what we wanted to order earlier in the day based on the menu on the door, but it was nowhere to be found on the actual menu.

Overall: meh.

  • Visited May 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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132 reviews
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“Great downtown Savannah restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a party of four and had a wonderful time. Great food, service and drinks. Two of us had the Grouper and it was wonderful. One had the Tuna which was also great. The wine list was also quite good.

  • Visited May 2013
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ATLANTA
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“Delicious! Fresh and perfectly prepared!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

For the past several years, whenever in the Savannah, GA area, I eat at Sapphire Grill. Mother's Day 2013 was another opportunity to enjoy this quaint establishment. The calamari is soaked in buttermilk and flash seared...tender, no grease just fantastic! The benne encrusted black grouper melted in my mouth. My daughter enjoyed the Ahi Tuna over Carolina gold ....fabulous. Dessert topped off a perfect meal. We enjoyed the triple vanilla creme brulee and berry cobbler with lemon gelato. Service was perfect....informative and non-intrusive.

  • Visited May 2013
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