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“Afternoon tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gryphon Tea Room

Gryphon Tea Room
Ranked #1 of 22 Coffee & Tea in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Intimate, elegant and gracious, Gryphon is located at Bull and Charlton in the ornate 1926 Scottish Rite building. The alluring cafe menu offers signature favorites and fresh, seasonal offerings of rich, organic ingredients from local sources. Gryphon is the premier cafe of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and some SCAD students work in the cafe and carry on the renowned tradition of Savannah hospitality.
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Such a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon respite. Full tea or just an afternoon snack...and I would recommend both. Convenient central location in the historic district.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Spent a week in Savannah and had many good meals, but this is the only place we chose to go back to for a second meal. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and delightful food. The spinach pie and the quiche were superb, as was the smoked salmon. Very nice soups. Light food, well done. Don't miss it

Visited April 2013
Thank Ian A
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Wonderfully Delicious Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

My college girlfriends were in town for a visit. We started out going to Mrs. Wilke's, but shied away from the lengthy line. One of the girls had heard of the Gryphon Tea Room. It ended up being one of our favorite places to eat out of the four day stay! It used to be a pharmacy years and years ago, but now looks as though you are sitting down to dine in the library of a fine, old home. The ambience is wonderful and not a bit like some frilly tea rooms I have visited. Our food was scrumpious and the wait staff (all from SCAD) were gracious and helpful. I can hardly wait to find another excuse to go!
Our group was dressed in nice casual, but this would be a wonderful place for a special occasion as well.
Oh, and the prices were most reasonable for the ambience and quality of the food. It also doesn't hurt that it is on the corner of a beautiful historic park and close to other neat little shops and a book store.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ghm172
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique environment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

SCAD students are the wait staff. The quiche was cold. We sent that back while eating our salad we needed to ask for more salad dressing! Our waitress was apologetic as well as embarrassed. I would definitely give it another try. Reservations were needed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Ann1347
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Canton, Georgia
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A refreshing change for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

On our recent visit to Savannah, we ate here twice.

It's a really different place that the normal lunch spots in Savannah. It's in an old pharmacy that has kept all the wood display cases that have been turned into bookshelves and an absolutely gorgeous stained glass piece in the ceiling.

And the foods good. It's a bit more upscale than burgers and fries, with a nice selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches. On one visit, I had the french onion soup & a chicken sandwich. The french onion soup was great on a chilly day and the bread that the sandwich was on was a wonderful crusty french style bread.

On our second visit, I had a salad with a goat cheese medallions. Also excellent.

As a way to make them unique, they bring your bill inside one of the many old books lining the walls.

Warning, come early or make reservations. On both visits we arrived within 1/2 hour of opening. The 1st day there were 4 unreserved tables that filled within 15 minutes and the 2nd there were only 3. If you want a table that's not in the traffic pattern, you will need to have a reservation.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JFMMBCanton_Georgia
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