10 Best Restaurants for Romantic Dining in Savannah

Nothing spells romance like an intimate dinner for two, warmed by the glow of candlelight, tasty food and fine wine. As you might expect in a city enveloped by history, charm and gentility, Savannah offers many places in which to savor a delicious meal with your loved one, surrounded by all of the accoutrements of romance.

Choices range from a stunning 18th-century mansion such as The Olde Pink House and its exceptional cuisine, thoughtful service and inviting atmosphere, to an elegant 20th century mansion where Elizabeth on 37th dishes up southern hospitality along with a seasonal menu offering fine coastal cuisine and well-chosen wine pairings.

Indoor-outdoor seating and a wrap-around bar invite guests to view the Talmadge Memorial Bridge as ships glide past The Florence, one of the city's newest eateries. For a better view, head upstairs to the rooftop bar for signature cocktails.

If cozy underground nooks are more to your liking, Alligator Soul - tucked into a 19th century grain house - offers fresh, organic, natural fare, or try Circa 1875 Gastro Pub  with French cuisine in an Old World bistro setting.

The options are many and selecting the right one is up to you.

Historic District


Situated in the heart of Savannah's Historic District, a.Lure offers an upscale ambiance, blending historic and modern touches and classic southern fare - with a playful twist. The farm-to-fork blend of Low-Country fresh seafood is drawn from...  Read More

The Grey
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Don't let the setting throw you. The Grey - one of Savannah's newest restaurants - has the distinction of serving tasty food backed by an ample wine list, along with Old World hospitality - in the restored comfort of a 1938 art deco Greyhound...  Read More

Historic District
700 Drayton Restaurant
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The award-winning 700 Drayton - one of Savannah's best restaurants - is located in the venerable Mansion on Forsyth Park, showcasing a lavish blend of high ceilings, notable Victorian antiques and striking architecture. Breakfast and Brunch...  Read More

Historic District
Garibaldi Café


Old World elegance provides the perfect backdrop to this upscale Italian restaurant which has been a staple on the Savannah scene for more than 30 years. The romantic eatery - tucked into the 19th-century Germania Fire House - specializes in...  Read More

Historic District


A farm to table, seasonally inspired menu is the basis of this romantic restaurant located in the basement of a former grain warehouse in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. Opened in 2003, Alligator Soul has quickly become one of the...  Read More

The Florence
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Opened in June 2014, this trendy eatery - the brainchild of award-winning owner and Chef Hugh Acheson and Chef Kyle Jacovino - is one of Savannah's most popular restaurants. The ingredients are southern-grown but, from the freshly baked bread,...  Read More

Historic District


Savannah's unpretentious cozy French bistro is tucked into the site of a former Irish pub in the Historic District. Warm décor, rich wood and tiled floors pave the way to an exceptional dining experience. Bistro dining takes place on the main...  Read More

Olde Pink House


One of Savannah's most popular restaurants serves new southern cuisine in a sophisticated 18th-century Georgian mansion, adjacent to the historic Planter's Inn. According to legend, ghostly figures haunt the premises, but guests shouldn't be...  Read More



Located in the Thomas Square neighborhood, Elizabeth on 37th's haute cuisine is served in an elegant 1900s mansion dotted with rich antiques, Old World trappings and marble fireplaces, leading to the perfect romantic tète-a-tète. Open since...  Read More


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