Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / by Ashleigh Townsend
While many types of romantic date come and go, one is always in fashion: dinner.
Atmospheric lighting, soft music and candlelight combine to make eating together one of the most romantic and enjoyable things that a couple can do together.But where should you go in the Savannah area? Here is a pick of six restaurants guaranteed to be a Valentine’s Day smash for you and your beloved.
Elizabeth On 37th
A cursory glance at reviews of Elizabeth On 37th throws up a cascade of superlatives - “outstanding”, “the gold standard in Savannah” and “perfect” pop out.
And it is hard to disagree with that praise for a restaurant Zagat gave 4.5/5. Opened in 1981 by Chef Elizabeth Terry and her husband Michael, the kitchen in Elizabeth is now run by executive chef Kelly Yambor, who makes use of local produce, fresh seafood and the restaurant’s own home-grown herbs and edible flowers.
What sets this restaurant apart for romance, however, is the setting. This stunning early 1900’s mansion is replete with Old World finishes, antiques and a special atmosphere.
When husband and wife team Hilary and Maureen Craig opened the first Alligator Soul outside of Seattle in 1995, their mission was to make the northwest fall in love with southern cuisine.
After years of rave reviews, the Craigs moved to Savannah in 2001 and, boy, are we glad they did. Located near Telfair Square, Alligator Soul has been wowing Savannah since 2003, with its farm to table, seasonal menu. As well as a romantic ambience, attentive and personable service and rich desserts, the restaurant features exotic meats such as elk, kangaroo and antelope, which means your romantic date can come with a bit of adventure, too.
What would any list of romantic restaurants be without a classic, old-world Italian on it?
Niente, that’s what. Luckily for us, Savannah is blessed with a host of authentic, delicious Italian eateries. None of which is more romantic than Garibaldi.
Take a stroll through the City Market and then step into this cosy restaurant located in a 19th-century firehouse. Inside, you’ll find a warm welcome and chilled seafood at the raw and steam bar to go with old impeccably-served favourites such as lasagna, spaghetti and chicken parmigiana. You’ll soon realise why couples from across Savannah have come to Garibaldi for special occasions for 30 years.
Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House is located, funnily enough, in a house which is pink. And old.
What the restaurant lacks in inventive naming, it more than makes up for in flavour, atmosphere and service.
Located beside the historic Planter’s Inn, legend has it that the restaurant is haunted, which adds an intriguing dimension to dinner - or gives you a reason to stick close to your date.
How good is the food here? Well, its BLT salad - a twist on the sandwich staple - landed on the Food Network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, with the fried green tomatoes, crispy bacon and thyme buttermilk dressing all combining for a special dish.
Romance isn’t always about price - sometimes a simple meal in good company is all you need.
A Pooler institution, Lovezzola’s is a throwback - red leather booths, chequered tablecloths and a family making good food.
Lovezzola’s is the perfect place to split a pizza, relax and enjoy some time with your other half.
It’s not often that a romantic date will be suggested in a bus terminal but stick with us.
Poolers authentic Indian restaurant features a variety of delicacies.
The story of Naan Appetit is prided by love for Indian and its warm flavors kindled the sprits to share the goodness with one and all. It all started with serving simple homegrown recipes to friends and family during festival times and grew into an idea to spread the flavors with the local community.
Hands down Sushi Hanna is the best Sushi in Pooler! Frequent team visits and lunches prove this to be a TCT favorite. If your valentine is a sushi lover why not show them your love with the best sushi in town.
Sushi Hanna has a superb ambiance and excellent service!