Recommended Dining

The Savannah Book Festival is happy to recommend dining at the following restaurants who have so generously supported our Festival.

45 Bistro

45 Bistro

123 East Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-3111

45 Bistro is located adjacent to the historic Marshall House Hotel in the heart of downtown Savannah’s historic district, and offers a unique venue for a variety of private events and public dining.

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309 W. Congress St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-2111

Located in the heart of the historic district, this downtown Savannah GA Restaurant’s contemporary approach to classic southern recipes compliments its rustic, modern atmosphere. In a building rich with historic quality and architectural detail, the interior of the Savannah Restaurant brings in contemporary design elements combined with classic aesthetics to create a new dining experience.


Alligator Soul

114 Barnard Street
“Telfair Square” under Post Office
(912) 232-7899

Casual Southern fine dining with seasonal changes supporting our local and regional partners with flights of fancy from other parts of the world. Organic, hormone free, market fish and prime beef products are our strength.

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Cha Bella

102 East Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 790-7888

For a literal taste of Savannah, we combine local seafood, free-range meats and organic produce to reinvent humble favorites. Partnered with sustainable agriculture experts to plant seasonal crops to get you the full farm-to-table experience alfresco.


Circa 1875

48 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
(912) 443-1875

Circa 1875 is Savannah’s unpretentious Parisian bistro and pub where one can enjoy delicious French cuisine served with excellence in an authentic old world bistro setting. Come and relax in this 19th century atmosphere with 21st century flair. Bon appétit!

Dining reservations may be made by phone or online at Open Table.

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Ele Fine Fusion

7815 Hwy 80 East
Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 898-2221

The King and I
7098 Hodgson Memorial Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 355-2100

Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar
11215 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Owners Chef Sean & Elē Tran of local favorite Tangerine Fusion/Sushi Bar welcome you to experience Elê, unforgettable ambiance, unique cocktails, sushi bar & fine dining. Where the foodies go.



Jazz’d Tapas Bar

52 Barnard St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 236-7777

Located in Savannah’s Historic District, on the fringe of Ellis Square, Savannah’s “newest” old square you’ll discover Jazz’d Tapas Bar. A sultry underground hot spot unique to anything else in Savannah. Described as swank, sexy & sophisticated. This industrial chic restaurant offer more than just your typical dining or drinking experience. Step into this spacious below-street-level gathering place for a specialty martini at our sleek serpentine bar or join friends at a table and dine from a selection of eclectic Americanized Tapas. Featuring live entertainment 6 nights a week; blues, swing, jazz or classical vocals in the style of Sinatra or Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer. Enjoy a night out at Jazz’d, a cool and contemporary getaway.


Leoci’s Trattoria

606 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 335-7027

The cultural affinities between Italy and the South may be many, but until recently, the opportunities for Savannahians to taste Italy’s culinary treasures and traditions have come few and far between. Enter Chef Roberto Leoci, recently named the city’s “Best Chef” by Connect Savannah. His eponymous restaurant has brought to Savannah something lovers of great food could hardly find in New York’s Little Italy: the spark and inspiration of true Southern Italian cuisine, sharpened by classical Northern and French culinary training and untouched by the hand of assimilation.

Leoci’s Trattoria offers back-to-basics Italian cuisine boasting fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, brick-oven pizzas, enticing entrees and an extensive wine list. The menu also represents a major effort to keep the ingredients as local as possible.

Leoci’s Trattoria was ranked 6th in the 2012 Top Restaurants of Georgia and is the recipient of a Silver Spoon Award from Georgia Trend Magazine.


Local 11ten Food | Wine

1110 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 790-9000

Situated a block south of Savannah’s Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, Local 11ten creates a nightly dining experience complete with intelligent cuisine, a welcoming personality and modern design. The restored 1950s-era downtown bank houses the casual, elegant restaurant devoted to popular southern flavors using local and seasonal ingredients such as fresh seafood caught from Georgia’s coast and fresh vegetables and herbs from Savannah’s own local farmers.

With a contemporary atmosphere, foodies, tourists, and locals alike gather to enjoy a unique expression on familiar southern flavors.

Local 11ten is nestled in the restored Old Savannah Bank building at the intersection of Duffy and Bull Streets. The contemporary design of Local 11ten’s renovated space complements the creative elements of the seasonal menu and polished service, offering guests a chic ambiance to enjoy southern-influenced cuisine.

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The 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant

307 E President St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 236-7122

Named for the year it was constructed, the 17 Hundred 90 is a living time capsule of America’s earliest decades, with brick walls, fireplaces, and chandeliers capturing the authentic flavor of an eighteenth century Savannah river port restaurant.  The tavern is a favorite watering hole among local characters and travelers alike.  The Inn above has fourteen rooms, twelve with fireplaces, each decorated with antiques and updated with all the comforts of a modern day hotel.