About Sapphire Grill

110 W. Congress Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Congress & Whitaker

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 443-9962

Website:
http://www.sapphiregrill.com/

Catering:
Fine catering for private venues available. In-Flight catering available with full service and delivery. Menus available upon request. Please contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
Street & City Garage Parking

Executive Chef:
Christopher Nason

Private Party Facilities:
Parties that wish to dine in the wine room, please call the restaurant to make the reservation.

Private Party Contact:
David Tumblin: 9124439962

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Dedicated floor for special events up to 60 people.

Full In-Flight catering services available.

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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service5
value5

Wonderful staff very knowledgable exquisite food

Dined 6 days ago

A must dine in Savannah superb food and wine. Great ambience wonderful staff!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Palette enhancement education

Dined on April 23, 2016

We have been coming here from out of town for many years and several times bringing large groups to experience the expansion of all our palettes as only Chris can do. We almost always get the tasting menu with paired wines and share bites around the table. Simply incredible! He more than lives up to the name Sapphire with the colorful presentations uniquely designed to please the eye and all the senses. He just gets better each visit with exquisite attention to color, taste and especially detail. It has always been a mountain top experience even tho we have enjoyed the rich experience of many top chefs in the southeast and the best Savannah has to offer. The staff, both long term and new are quietly efficient, anticipating needs, quick to respond to questions, particularly about the variety of tastes in each presentation and responding to special requests. Come, study the art adorning the walls, dare to expand your palette. As he once said, "Food is my mistress."

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

Our dinner reservation was for 530. We w ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Our dinner reservation was for 530. We were taken in on time and seated by a window. Our waiter was Aaron. Super great service wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

food5
ambience5
service5

One of the gems of Savannah..a must when ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

One of the gems of Savannah..a must when you visit the city

food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Amazing service, even better food

Dined on April 21, 2016

They made a very special 3 course meal for my vegetarian wife. I had an amazing perfectly cooked steak, topped with braised ox tail.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

I have dined here for over 10 years. It ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

I have dined here for over 10 years. It is consistently good. Great atmosphere, very good service, food is always delicious, and cocktails are wonderful! It never disappoints. We have had two large catered events there also and they were both exceptionally well done.

food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Ok

Dined on April 14, 2016

I have always liked Sapphire Grill but was disapointed this time. It was ok

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Nice evening at Sapphire Grill

Dined on April 14, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice evening at Sapphire Grill. Presentation quality and food quality were exceptional. Service was knowledgable and informed. My wife was served a very delectable looking swordfish steak which she assured me was delicious and I was excited to find soft shelled crab offered as an evening special. They have great craft cocktails here too. Recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

large portions

Dined on April 12, 2016

If you like large portions of meat, this is the place! My wife's steak was 16 ounces and my duck was 12 ounces, both very tasty.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service4

Food was just okay and not inspired.

Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was just okay and not inspired.

food5
ambience4
service4

Great food for foodies. Very pleasant am ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Great food for foodies. Very pleasant ambiance. Staff is warm and friendly. A special place in Savannah.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding!

Dined on April 9, 2016

A wonderful visit to the Sapphire Grill to meet a dear friend for dinner. The tuna mignon is irresistible and perfect; dessert was a peanut butter/chocolate fantasy, and our server was fantastic. FABULOUS place to dine. Highly recommend it.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

A bit too pricey.

Dined on April 9, 2016

Mostly seafood offering. Short menu list. Wine list pricey

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Wonderful Meal

Dined on April 3, 2016

We recently ate at the Sapphire Grill in Savannah, SC. We had the crab cakes, grouper, and bouillabaisse for our meal. All were expertly prepared and served. They have an interesting twist on their menu: you may order from a list of meats and fish, with a selection of available of sauces. I'm sure that you may not even see that offering as it was difficult to narrow our meal selection from the terrific options on the menu. The restaurant has two floors (yes, elevator service is available). We ate upstairs which was quiet and lovely. Thanks for a great meal!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

Slightly Disappointing

Dined on April 3, 2016

After researching a romantic dinner site to celebrate a special occasion in Savannah, several sources cited this as the go-to spot. Our appetizers (caesar salad and crab cakes) were good, and the entrees were fair. The tuna was overdone, and the grouper was fried...but wasn't indicated as fried on the menu (sapphire GRILL). Perhaps the choices weren't good, but we won't return.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely space. Knowledgeable, good waiter ...

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Lovely space. Knowledgeable, good waiter. Interesting dishes.

food3
ambience1
service4
value1

Sapphire grill was highly rated. But it ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

Sapphire grill was highly rated. But it was sad to walk into a restaurant with the sign out front not on, the awning down (I wasn't sure we were in the right place) and the interior really 'tired'. We had very good service, and half of the entrees were good, half not. Good scallops, good swordfish, the duck was swimming in demi glace and root vegetables were sparse. My friends chicken, sounded good in the menue, but quite flavorless. Most of all, it is way overpriced. $37 and up for entrees that are just good is too high. And nothing on the wine list for under $44. (well, not much) They either need to up their game and meet the prices, or lower prices. The ambience was poor. Tired blue couches, worn floors, etc.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent food. Great menu, Great servic ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Excellent food. Great menu, Great service. One of our favorite restaurants in Savannah. Somewhat on pricey side but you get what you paid for and you don't leave disappointed. Looking forward to our next trip to Savannah

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience4
service3

Very disappointing. The server recommend ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Very disappointing. The server recommended the calamari. It was tough and the coating was gummy. When we told the server she just said that was unusual. Nothing else. My wife had the black grouper entrée but they were out of grouper so they substituted halibut. I had the tuna. Both we're supposed to be specialties of the house. The chef appears to like dipping sauces which seems kind of old-fashioned. The soy based sauce was really all you tasted when you dipped the fish in it. For entrées that approached $40 each I thought the dishes were unremarkable and the plating was average. Not sure why this restaurant was so highly rated. We will not be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

One of the Best!!

Dined on March 26, 2016

This is one of the best restaurants in Savannah. It all started with David calling to verify our reservation a few hours before we were to arrive. We did not eat one of the meals, though they all looked amazing. We chose to sample a few of the appetizers and specialty drinks. The food was phenomenal and as locals we will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great night

Dined on March 25, 2016

The food was outstanding, service impeccable. I would recommend Sapphires to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food1
ambience2
service1
value2

Great place in Savannah.

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

This was a repeat visit for us and it confirmed our initial impression. This is a great place - food, service, bar, staff, etc.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Quiet hidden spot

Dined on March 20, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by AAA. Quaint, quiet, lovely little spot in Savannah. The staff was very attentive and the food really great. I would definitely hit this spot again when I return to Savannah.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was excellent from the time w ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Everything was excellent from the time we walked in the door. The food was cooked perfectly, and the atmosphere was so relaxed. The chef owner came by our table to see how we liked our meal and later sent a special dessert to our two birthday guests. The gentleman who seated us was great fun, friendly and polite. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Birthday celebration

Dined on March 18, 2016

It was a lovely restaurant for my birthday celebration! They even wrote Happy Birthday on my dessert. Great menu!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never fails to Deliver

Dined on March 9, 2016

This is our go to place when we want a great meal and night out. Highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice but relaxing experience. Outstanding!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Ambitious Menu that hits the mark

Dined on March 6, 2016

Many restaurants have interesting and ambitious menus, only to have the actual food be disappointing. That is not true at Sapphire Grill, where the chef is more than up to the task on his appetizers and main dishes. Our waiter was a true professional waiter and helped us make informed decisions on the dishes and appropriate cooking temperatures. The desserts were a little disappointing in that they were good, but they weren't up to the same standard as the earlier parts of the menu. There was a longish wait between our appetizer and main dishes, but since we were with friends, the 2+ hour mean time gave us lots of time to catch up with them. This was only the second time we'd eaten there, but I know we'll be back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4

Very disappointed by food. You would hop ...

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Very disappointed by food. You would hope they could cook a NY Strip...

food5
ambience5
service5

Food, Service, all of it was memorable. ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food, Service, all of it was memorable. Non touristy and off the beaten path; but yet located within a few blocks of River St. Not a cheap date, but a great experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

YUM!

Dined on February 16, 2016

Shappire Grill... Fabulous dining experience ! Easily accommodated my dietary restrictions! A must try...the white truffle butter on grilled salmon! Great wine choices! Creme Brûlée was the perfect ending in this restaurant "GEM"!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Had been a while since we had been to Sa ...

Dined on February 16, 2016

Had been a while since we had been to Sapphire Grill. Food and service were outstanding. A little loud due to a large party upstairs, but overall a great experience. We won't wait so long to return!

food5
ambience5
service5

This was our first experience 12th Anniv ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

This was our first experience 12th Anniversary Dinner dining at the Sapphire Grill. It was very pleasant, wonderful service and food was excellent. We ordered the first-Caesar salad and the main- Benne Encrusted Blackened Grouper. And for Dessert we enjoyed the Seasonal Berry Cobbler with Creme Gelato. And were surprised with a Happy Anniversary plates scrolled in Chocolate with 2 Chocolate Covered Strawberries. All in all absolutely delicious and we will enjoy going back again.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Service started a little slow, but impro ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Service started a little slow, but improved to very, very good as dinner progressed. We liked our cocktails very much, and our wine with dinner was excellent. Liked our shared mussels appetizer a lot, loved our grouper entrees, and greatly enjoyed our shared dessert. It was a very nice Valentine's dinner (a day early). We'll certainly return again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

35th Wedding Anniversary

Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a wonderful evening:) Our table was upstairs in a corner, which was quiet and romantic. The food and service were outstanding. We would go back in a heartbeat!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great food and service

Dined on February 13, 2016

Sapphire Grill offers a great selection of dishes. The pecan encrusted grouper with sweet soy sauce was excellent as was the wahoo with mustard sauce. The multi-berry cobbler with lemon gelato and the creme brûlée with fresh fruit was the perfect end to a great meal. The service was great. All employees were very friendly. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a evening meal.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Really enjoyed our meal - a little expen ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Really enjoyed our meal - a little expensive but they let you enjoy your meal without rushing you.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

1st time but not the last,

vip
Dined on February 11, 2016

we had a group of 6 - everything was just great from the food to the service. Nice place. Will return for sure.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Creative Delicious Fun

Dined on February 10, 2016

Extremely creative dishes but not straying from deliciousness! Upscale eatery without pretentiousness. Wait staff lovely and attentive but downtempo. Many locals know the value of this gem, look forward to my next adventure!

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Lots of locals like Sapphire Grill

vip
Dined on February 9, 2016

And so did we. Intimate, dark, wonderful service. Food was great. Would like to go there again.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5

Great meal, top notch dining experience. ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

Great meal, top notch dining experience. Wish the wine list was a bit deeper but otherwise highly recommended

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