Fascinating Savannah fine dining spots are also beyond the Savannah Historic District’s boundaries — Savannah River, East Broad Street, Gwinnett Street, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
The chocolatier shop and cafe had long before established itself with artisan chocolate treats, deli sandwiches, salads and gift baskets in the historic district on Wright Square. In December 2010, the cafe expanded to a chic bar and bistro in a second location on Savannah’s south side near the island communities of Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, and Skidaway Island.
Happy Hour prices from 2:00 p.m. until 7:0o p.m. in the chic bar at the Sandfly location — 2 for 1 mixed drinks, $2 Yuengling, $3 for other craft brew draft beers. House wines are $4, other wines $1 off per glass.
One week night my Green Palm Inn bed and breakfast guests were happily contented and I ventured there with Sandy Traub, a dear friend and marketing executive. It was a hot July day and our palates were set for something wonderfully refreshing.
The Wright Square Cafe Chocolate Berry Salad was perfection! “Seasonal berries, chocolate goat cheese, toasted almond slices, market greens and raspberry vinaigrette” ($10). We could have stopped there, enjoying a glass of white wine and our calming surroundings. But, we were there to set our taste buds loose. Risotto captivated our interests.
The entrees are beautifully presented and generous portions. I selected Grilled Atlantic Salmon Over Lemon Risotto with Baby Vegetables, Parsley, and toasted Bread Crumbs ($20). Sandy chose Baby Vegetable and Snow Pea Risotto with Herbs, Parmesan and Shrimp ($24).
Now we are counting down the days when we return for Wright Square’s signature desserts (made completely in house) … and more of the relaxing atmosphere. Thank you owner Gary Hall and Chef Kevin Jump for a wonderful evening!