B TILLMAN
B TILLMAN

B TILLMAN

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com/
  • Phone: 9127211564x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00-3pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact B.Tillman for your next event. We are able to offer off site caterings for offices and private events. Our chef is happy to create a menu specific to your needs and occasion.
  • Special Events: Stay up to date on twitter, facebook, and instagram for the latest news, specials, events, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stephenson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is provided on location at Byrd Cookie Company.
A word from B TILLMAN
B Tillman at Byrd Cookie Company offers Southern inspired dishes with modern presentation and hints of French influences. Lunch fare ranges from seasonal soups and salads, to hearty sandwiches, and smaller portions of dinner favorites. Daily Happy Hour specials highlight a well thought out wine and bar list with house made liquors and a selection of local beers. The dinner menu is carefully constructed with specials that will excite epi-curious diners. Join us for a mimosa or bloody mary for Sunday brunch which is sure to excite everyone's taste buds.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
B TILLMAN reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (14)special occasion (13)great for brunch (12)romantic (12)good for groups (9)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Best kept secret
    Georgie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a fabulous restaurant. Can't figure why it isn't busier for dinner. Both lunch and dinner are great with wonderful staff and a great menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    AverageDiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dined here on a Thursday night and it was the best meal during my 4 day trip to savannah. We started with the pimento cheese toasts and the toast was perfect, so light and airy. I had the risotto and my son had the grilled Caesar salad and added some grilled chicken. The free cookies from the adjacent Byrd cookie company we're delish. I will be coming back! Service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Bad Server
    Shelby
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is my second time dining at B. Tillman for Brunch. The food was good as it was last time but the service was poor. Our server brought our biscuits long after a table near us who arrived after we did. We asked for straws for our waters and never received them so I had to walk to the bar to get some. My mother complained that her french toast was hard and the server told us that it was supposed to be "crusty" then walked off. There was another server working who seemed to be more attentive to the needs of her tables so this may be an isolated incident. I would still recommend this restaurant for a nice low key Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    ProSoundVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I dine at B Tillmans' a few times a month the food is always outstanding and the service is great. If you haven't been here your missing out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a GREAT meal and experience!
    KimmyK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My favorite go-to neighborhood when I have company visit or just don't feel like cooking for myself. The menu offers me the option of going cozy homestyle or experimenting with something I don't know how to cook. From the warmest welcome of Dave the host, to tableside visits from Chef, I always love a visit to B Tillman
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food
    GAlady
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for restaurant week and had 3 courses. We were extemely pleased with each one. The tastes and the presentation of the food was superb, and the portions were larger than I had expected. The service was friendly and timely without being intrusive. I didn't give 5 stars for ambience only because the restaurant has a sleek, modern look with mostly hard surfaces, and (in my opinion) lacks warmth. but the tables are far enough apart that you aren't forced to overhear other diners' conversations. We will definitely go back and will bring out of town guests with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We're so glad that Restauant Week brought us back to B. Tillman. Such a great meal, very good wine and great personnel! We really liked the new layout! We'll definitely be coming back SOON!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need2eat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our table had mixed reviews. Salmon eater was very happy, shrimp was okay but risotto was not good. Soup and mushroom first course was excellent but cheesecake very disappointing. Beer and wine selections were very good. Because of this I cannot check off any boxes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Sunday Brunch
    Brendita
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday brunch was fantastic!!! Food excellent...all of it was locally sourced and made in house. Absolutely phenomenal find and a great addition/improvement to Savannah's restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be deterred by the location
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    B Tillman is about 10-15 minutes by car from the downtown historic district, but this restaurant located in the 90 year-old Byrd cookie company factory is definitely worth the trip. Seating is ample and the staff is top-notch service oriented. There's a window in the restaurant that provides a look at how the cookies are made, and the adjacent store sells the products. Most importantly, while the menu is short, the food is wonderful. We both had the cold leek soup/Vichyssoise topped with thyme oil, followed by the Braised Pork and the Thai Shrimp and Grits, both perfect! We topped off with some coffee and a sampling of Byrd cookies. This is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, and none of the parking hasstles downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Raises The Bar On "Lunch"
    Dinner42
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Regretfully, we live in Virginia and can only stop in at B Tillman when our itinerary is carefully arranged to accommodate a visit. This time we were determined to go for lunch and dinner. The dinner review will be along shortly. Obviously, we enjoy whatever is on the menu. It varies and that factor always results in an excellent dining experience that is based on local, fresh ingredients masterfully engineered by an innovative and talented chef. Forgive the hyperbole, but we are jealous of those patrons who live in local commuting distance. Take advantage of your good fortune!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in Every Aspect
    Jonathan
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to B Tillman for her Birthday dinner. We were seated immediately in a comfortable booth and the waitress took out drink orders promptly. We ordered the Southern Deviled Eggs and the Fried Green Tomatoes for appitizers. The FGT were delicious as well as the SDE. The FGT had a crust around them that was perfect and the sauce was amazing! I had the Roasted Airline Chicken and she had the Catch of the Day. The RAC was excellent! The service was very great too. I would highly recommend B Tillman to anyone wanting to have a unbelievable meal with great service and comfortable seating. This was one of the best dining experiences that I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Savannah food
    Pegs
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was our first dinner at B Tillmans after several lunches and it did not disappoint! It was outstanding, each dish was excellent! We live out of town and we have our own very good restaurants and this is up there with the best in our city, but I don't think there is much better in Savannah either!! They have to be serving the best grits in Savannah!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a relaxing, delicious lunch with just the girls. We all chose the Power Lunch which was delicious and healthy. I have to try the burger sometime soon since apparently it has a wonderful reputation. Our server was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the B TILLMAN reviews archive.
  • Absolutely Fantastic!
    cpacey3
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    So excited to find this restaurant on a trip to Savannah. Loved everything except that the big sign on the building reads, "Byrds Cookie Co" which was a little confusing. It turns out that they used to make the famous cookies there. Too cool. Anyway, the place would be great for company parties or receptions. I kept visioning things in my head while we ate. By the way, the food was stinkin amazing! I got the braised pork and my husband got the flounder. Both dishes were perfect. Presentation was great too. Nice wine list. This place is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot off the beaten path
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We made reservations last minute for Easter Sunday brunch. We weren't sure what to expect since the menus aren't online to look at ahead of time. But we were far from disappointed, and will be back to try out lunch and dinners. My husband had their CAB burger and it was delicious, I tried the french toast and it was perfectly cooked with a delicious strawberry sauce. Our relatives tired the chicken and biscuits and WOW! It was amazing, the chicken was perfectly cooked and the gravy was wonderful. If your tired of all the chains and downtown spots, or just want something new, do yourself a favor and go try them out.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Easter Brunch
    Sos45
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A comfortable attractive dining experience with friendly efficient service and a perfect Easter brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • needs more patrons
    Stuff2Gil
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Outstanding food, good wine list and friendly service. Unfortunately we were the only people in the place on a Saturday night. When will the south-side of Savannah wake up and discover this gem. Dutch Island, the Landings Is. of Hope quit complaining unless you start supporting a class act like B Tillman
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely quiet and delicious
    Judy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is a perfect restaurant for a Sunday brunch. The food is delicious (and special, with unique touches on dishes like eggs Benedict). The service is great. Best of all, it's a wonderful quiet place to linger and chat--with the bonus of a visit to the Byrd Cookie shop!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem tucked away off Waters
    PiedEyed
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Iron chef winner puts a new spin on Shrimp & Grits goes Thai with peanut satay sauce! Smooth and creamy Devine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B Tillman, I'll be back!
    ScottOVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I was in Savannah on business for the week and B Tillman was, by far, had the best food of the entire week. It's newly remodeled and located in the same building as the Byrd Cookie Company (they're tiny and delicious). I had the pan seared Sheepshead and absolutely LOVED it! I had never eaten it before and was pleasantly surprised by the texture and flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Ever
    April
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I love B.Tillman! This was our first time going for Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. The food was stellar, the staff was friendly and our server Dave was great. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    cowboysoverfood
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was a first class establishment and I'm telling everyone how great it is. Will recommend and put my reputation on the line for this restaurant. Awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff was very attentive and
    Keith
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Staff was very attentive and the food was exquisite!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    Coach
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a pleasant evening. The menu is very limited, especially if Brussels sprouts aren't among your favorite vegetables. The food was above average, presentation very nice and flavors were excellent. One member of our party had an issue with a particular ingredient for which the kitchen made special care to avoid. Service was excellent until we had finished eating. Then the server pretty much ignored us unless we made a point of gesturing our needs. Everyone at our table was happy with our choices which included both a hot and cold shrimp dishes, soup, pimento dip and a beet tower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B Tillman: excellent food, nice amb
    Judy
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    All of the dishes we selected (pate appetizers, eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits) were excellent, with a custom twist on each. The waitstaff were prompt but unobtrusive, and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet brunch with friends. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The salad appetizer was fresh;
    diner6
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The salad appetizer was fresh; the dressing was oily to a fault, even after another was requested. I do not know how pickled vegetables could taste the way this dish did. I had the Southern Deviled Eggs; they were eggs and they were deviled. That is about all I could write about the three I was given. The yolks were tasteless and off color. My trout was not cooked properly. The skin remained on the oddly shaped piece I was served, while the flesh was neither firm nor flakey. The sides were jumbled together and cooked as though an afterthought. Both the location and the concept are promising; it is the restaurant itself that is lacking and gives the impression someone was in a hurry to open and many details were half-completed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Hidden Gem of Southside
    aboutTaste
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    B Tillman is one of the best discoveries in Southside; it is comparable to Local 11Ten and 700 Drayton (Mansion's restaurant). My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and the food served. The outside dining area was open and friendly, perfect for a group to hang out. The inside is contemporary and tastefully spaced out. I ordered the Braised Pork which was very tender (slightly heavy on the sauce) but perfect with the Kale. Beautifully presented. My husband had the special trout which was nicely crispy and flavorful without being over salty or bland. The four seating table is slightly awkward where the center leg gets in the way of you moving your legs. The staff is very friendly and attentive. One of my new favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in awhile
    NavyHM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    B Tillman was absolutely amazing, our server Dave was genuine and kind, the food was incredible and the dirty martinis were among the best I have had. I would certainly reccomend going here, and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, not a lot of variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I wanted to like the restaurant, but it just wasn't that great. Good food, but not great. Nice servers but waited a good bit for service even with reservations and the restaurant wasn't full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were in Savannah for Valentines day with no hope for a dinner reservation downtown. But open Table showed a list of their clients with openings. It is out in the Burbs, about 20 min from town but the GPS got us there. Worth the trip. Food was outstanding..a very limited menu,,,we has fresh sea trout perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Savannah Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great atmosphere and delicious food. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!
    tigerman81
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I've been in the area for around 10 months and have tried a lot of different places, but this place by far beats them all. The food is amazing and there is nothing else like it in Savannah!! We had the gnocchi to start and all I can say is wow!!! For our second course we had the flounder and the pork. Both were amazing and the pork itself was so tender (no knife needed). We decided to go for it and get a couple of the deserts and they didn't disappoint! The food and service were amazing along with the wine list and drink menu. A true find in Savannah!!! Cant wait to come back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always worth the Trip
    ProSoundVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    If you don't mind not dining downtown this place is great. Menu is always changing and everything there is fantastic. Always quiet my favorite meal in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ditch downtown -- midtown wins!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    B.Tillman was an amazing experience-- great food, Sam was a perfect server, and the wine list is very impressive. I'm planning to use this location for group meetings next month. It's the perfect location, lots of parking, beautiful large dining room that appears to convert to various configurations to meet any groups needs. This is our new 'go to' spot -- we'll be back next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Rabbi
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Cameron and Coleman bend over backwards to be accommodating to my dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful brunch experience!
    2foodies
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had a delicious brunch last Sunday...we each ordered the burger plate, less the burger! The other items included on this dish were too yummy to pass up. Our server and the chef were most accommodating. Added treats were miniature biscuits served while we waited and cookies served with the coffee. After our meal, we tasted several varieties of cookies in the shop, including the hopefully soon to be released gluten-free chocolate chip cookie....delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Choice
    JaniceM
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our second Restaurant Week dinner and we were very glad we had chosen B Tillman. We loved the ambiance and the decor. Our food was superb and the service was outstanding! You really get the feeling that every employee cares about your dining experience. We will definitely return and would highly recommend them to anyone visiting Savannah!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Best Food in Savannah!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had a perfect night -- the chef came to our table during our meal to be sure we were enjoying it and we certainly were! It was a great evening. We wil be returning again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    EmilyLauren
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Really wonderful service and delicious food!! We got in last minute for NYE and we were really happy with our table, server, and food! Looking forward to trying brunch here :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate