Dinner at a power plant? How about breakfast, lunch, and dinner? The new Plant Riverside District in Savannah houses 11 new restaurants championed by executive chef Kyle Lipetzky, ranging from a grab and go cafe to a sit down steak house. Within the nine block complex overlooking the Savannah River and Talmadge Bridge, each new restaurant has its own unique feel located in different corners of the once abandoned stretch of Savannah. How about an 11 restaurant food crawl?Read More
New Plant Riverside District Adds Variety to the Dining Scene in Savannah
From German food to sushi, here’s what to expect
1. Stone & Webster Chophouse
Let’s start with the newly opened steakhouse. Located on the ground level, Stone & Webster is the fanciest and priciest of all the restaurants within the district. Pair the filet with a glass of red wine and a side to share and leave with less money but a true steakhouse experience with dark green and wood tones, low lights, attentive service, and steak cooked to order. Ask to sit in the backroom which is quieter and away from the open kitchen.
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2. District Seafood
Seafood on the water. One of the few restaurants in Savannah where customers can sit outside and look over the water while eating Lowcountry favorites like shrimp and grits, seafood gumbo and po’ boys. Grab a beer and some sunglasses and all afternoon plans have been cancelled.
3. District Smokehouse
Is it even the south without barbecue? District Smokehouse shares a roof with District Seafood positioned right on the Savannah River with pulled pork, chopped brisket, and don’t forget the Brunswick Stew, vegetable and bean stew with smoked meats, a Lowcountry tradition and local favorite. Commence the meat sweats. Outdoor dining only.
4. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + Moon Deck
Electric Moon or Electric Slide? This high-energy rooftop lounge is an adult playground. Don’t want to take the stairs? No problem, because there’s a slide. That’s right, a slide connects the upper deck to the lower deck of the rooftop lounge. Carrying a round of drinks just became an olympic sport. Known for its rooftop views and cocktails, this lounge is for the 20 somethings or for those who think they are 20 again. Grab the Short Circuit Cocktail and enjoy the view and people watching.
5. Baobab Lounge
This African-inspired lounge brings the savanna to Savannah with small plates, including the Hunt Board and the chicken curry bobotie Hand Pie. Stop here before dinner for a snack and a South African wine.
6. Graffito Pizza
Positioned on the ground floor of Plant Riverside, this Neapolitan-style pizzeria is both family friendly and great for a small party with it’s open kitchen and bustling dining room. Grab some antipasto, Italian wine, and some pizza to share. There’s something for everyone, even those carb-free people.
7. Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden
Located on the top of the 3 Muses hotel, this rooftop is the opposite feel of the Electric Moon Lounge. Filled with flowers and greenery, grab your champagne and deviled eggs next to the fire while looking over the water and the city of Savannah. Boozy brunches are recommended in life but also here as well.
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8. Riverside Sushi
Craving sushi? It happens. The newly opened Riverside Sushi offers outside dining only for to-go options or to sit in the courtyard on the Savannah River. Limited Sushi options available, but don’t worry Sake is still available for those open container lovers.
9. Riverside Biergarten
Exclusively pouring Service Brewing Beer for your drinking pleasure. Riverside Biergarten is a carb lovers paradise. Enjoy local craft beer, Bavarian pretzels, and sausage while watching the large container ships passing by. Just like Germany, well not really. Want to sit inside, too bad. Outside only. Luckily, Savannah weather in the winter is unbeatable.
10. Turbine Market + Cafe
Located in the lobby of Plant Riverside this cafe is perfect for coffee and sitting in the corner to complete some work. All day food options are available, but most people stick to breakfast or sweets. It is the most important meal of the day after all.
11. Savannah Tequila Company
The only restaurant that has yet to open to the public. Savannah Tequila Co. sits on the city side of Plant Riverside. Think tacos and margaritas to stay or to-go. Yes, all that taco training is finally going to pay off. Open container margaritas are in the future.