The Boar's Head Grill & Tavern
In a city known for a number of exciting eateries, the Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern on Savannah’s River Street defines a fine restaurant: fresh food, beautifully presented and unusual flavor combinations providing delightful taste sensations. The Boar’s Head features American cuisine with a Southern flair, making it the perfect restaurant to try on your visit to Savannah! Philip and Charlene Branan own and professionally manage the Boar’s Head; both have extensive experience in the culinary/restaurant field, and Philip, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, is also the Executive Chef. The Boar’s Head offers a complete dining menu, with entrees ranging from pasta to fresh seafood, beef, and lamb, as well as appetizers, soups, and salads. The moderately priced wine list offers varieties from the world’s major wine-producing regions, microbrews and a number of imported and domestic bottled beers. But the food’s the thing. The menu offers plenty of fresh seafood, local, whenever possible, and the culinary touch is delicate, featuring the exquisitely subtle sauces at which Chef Philip excels. On this visit, we started with Fried Green Tomatoes, a Southern tradition, here updated with Vermont Goat Cheese and a Balsamic Vinegar reduction- you really must try it! We also tried the Famous Savannah “She Crab” soup, creamy crab bisque laced with sherry. It was perfect on a chilly night as we sat overlooking the Savannah River. For our main courses, we decided on seafood, choosing the Stuffed Grouper and Low Country Shrimp and Andouille entrees. The grouper was stuffed with seasoned crab-meat, then baked and served with a lemon butter sauce over angel hair pasta, and garnished with asparagus. The shrimp and andouille sausage was sautéed with sweet red peppers in a spicy Cajun butter and served with creamy cheddar cheese grits. Both were delicious choices and have been added to our list of favorites. We were captivated by the Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding. The Boar’s Head bread pudding combines croissants and chocolate custard, baked and served with a rich crème anglais sauce. The restaurant is located on East River Street at the Lincoln Street Ramp. Hours of operation are Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The tavern menu is served from 3 to 5 p.m., with dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations are accepted and encouraged. Call 912-651-9660 or visit www.boarsheadgrill.com.
What makes this business unique? Fine Riverfront Dining in a Casual Atmosphere
- grill & tavern, locally owned, seafood