Sapphire Grill

Sapphire Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sapphiregrill.com/
  • Phone: 9124439962
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Nason
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fine catering for private venues available. In-Flight catering available with full service and delivery. Menus available upon request. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties that wish to dine in the wine room, please call the restaurant to make the reservation.
  • Private Party Contact: David Tumblin 9124439962
  • Special Events: Dedicated floor for special events up to 60 people.

    Full In-Flight catering services available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress & Whitaker
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street & City Garage Parking
A word from Sapphire Grill
One of the city's most consistently stylish restaurants evokes a low-key, counterculture bistro, but its cuisine is grander and more cutting-edge than its industrial-looking decor and its level of hipness would imply. Wrapped in warm brick and cool steel, the Sapphire Grill has steeped itself in a history of fine culinary tradition. Christopher Nason is the owner and the most talked about chef of the moment in Savannah, preparing what he defines as a "coastal cuisine" based on seafood hauled in on the day of its preparation from nearby waters. From seasonal chanterelles and oregon black truffles, to the most tender cuts of meat and delicate seafood, Chef Nason and his team work feverishly to keep Sapphire at the mark expected of her.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Sapphire Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)special occasion (36)romantic (31)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (14)good for groups (8)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Outstanding in every way...
    PrincesssouthVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our first time dining at The Sapphire Grill. What a wonderful experience! Nice intimate atmosphere, great for that special occasion or a group. Nice wine cellar that is available for a very private dining area as well. Third level is perfect for a group of 25 or so.... Our waiter, Ernie, was very attentive, very cordial, and a delight. He was extremely knowledgeable and made great dining suggestions.. The Calamari was exceptional!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • An Experience
    Andrea
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Outstanding menu (especially if you like seafood) and best service in Savannah!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Celebration of Wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of our daughters was married last May, and she thanked us with a generous gift certificate for the SG. Last Sat, we reserved a room at a historic area hotel and made plans to spend a long evening dining at the SG. Our host David and our waiter (another David) and it seems everyone in the place knew of our celebration and welcomed us to the restaurant with big smiles...we were taken to an upstairs, very quiet and romantic table, and we enjoyed one of our best meals ever. The calamari and foie gras apps were incredible and so was every course to follow. We were pampered, never rushed, the courses came out just at the right time...we had such a wonderful and romantic evening of celebration. We will be back. This is a special place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Don't order duck
    Chman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unfortunately nothing can make up for one bad main course - the duck was tough and over sauced. The rest was great :bass superb, appetizer great, Seamus wine excellent and cobbler a fine finish
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening for all six of us.
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our food choices and the presentation were excellent. Staff very attentive. One guest had special diet needs and all accommodated . A really fun girls night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    AboutTheFood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I finally ate here Friday night with 2 friends. We shared 2 apps: calamari w/coriander pesto, lime sugar and curried peanuts; and the seared Nantucket scallops with potato cake. The calamari were tender, light & deliciously complemented by the other flavors, enough for 3 to share. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the potato cake was delicate but rich. We had swordfish (from NC) with mustard greens and rice grits (swapped for frites); local chicken stuffed with Brie & arugula, and the duck with sweet potato hash. Every ingredient was fresh, perfectly cooked and distinct but heightened by the preparation. The mocha mousse mille feuilles was the best dessert I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Our bill was under $200, w/5 drinks, not bad.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Safire Grill
    bcarey
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was excellent if a bit pricy. Lighting was appropriate for dining, but impossible for reading the menu and wine list, or even for reviewing the bill. Waitress was friendly, but not well trained. Overall, we had a very enjoyable meal, could actually carry on a conversation, and felt the environment was most pleasant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Shrimp and Grouper cooked to perfection. Restaurant is a little pricy for the table fare and compared to other fine Savannah establishments.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal and Evening
    ChuckieJ
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Whenever my husband and I are in Savannah, we arrange to dine at Sapphire Grill. Our recent evening there, on a Wednesday, was better than any of our previous visits. The food, and service were exceptional. The ambience, as always was delightful. This most recent visit was quieter than any prior due to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) being out for the summer. That did not mean that the restaurant's kitchen was out for the summer...we were served two excellent meals! We prefer to dine on the first level, which includes the bar area. The restaurant also has a formal dining room on the third floor which is lovely. (There is an elevator.) Please, do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant. You won't be sorry!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Absolutely delicious meal!
    Denese
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had great meal at Sapphire grill! We loved the Brie and arugula stuffed chicken breast and the rice encrusted seared tuna. Both dishes were amazing. Nice, quiet and intimate setting for dinner. A real neighborhood gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Extremely overpriced average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very disappointing. Although the food was good and the service excellent, it was ridiculously priced. (and we eat out often). For one entree each and a shared glass of wine, it was over $100. Not worth it!!!!
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  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was excellent. The meat (new york) was fabulous yet a bit too large for my taste and there are no options for a smaller steak. This would not deter me from going again. Salad , bread and sides all excellent. Highly recommend for a special dinner out.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nope
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have to say, we had huge expectations based on other reviews. Sadly we were terribly disappointed. The waitress never introduced herself and immediately told us that they were out of the two dishes that my husband was interested in. The only saving grace was the foie gras that my husband ordered. The crab cakes were mediocre and the duck dish was undercooked and tough. In contrast the grouper dish was overcooked and bland. To finish things up the berry cobbler was more of a berry soup and was practically inedible. We spent over 200 dollars on a dinner that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Being from Charleston, we could have spent a fraction of the money for better quality food at our neighborhood bistro.
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  • Stuff2Gil
    Stuff2Gil
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    About 6 weeks ago we had one of the best meals we have had in Savannah at "the Grill" so we went back for our 41st wedding anniversary and was not disappointed. Besides the best meal we had in 6 weeks the parking is extremely easy from the Ellis Garage. It was a special evening in Savannah....thank you Sapphire Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Another great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We love Sapphire Grill. Our server (Erin) was efficient, knowledgeable, and personable. Great food, and the chef accommodated a special request for a favorite dish that isn't currently on the menu. We will be back, and we will continue to encourage our guests at the Catherine Ward House Inn to dine here!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to its reputation
    gentlearts
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our food and service were superior. The entrees, scallop appetizer, and dessert were all beautifully presented and delicious. The only negative was the high cost of drinks and wine. We'll go back for the food, but when cocktails or a glass of wine hover in the mid teens, it starts to feel like a rip off.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rebdar
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Good food with excellent service made for a perfect combination. Nice wine selection as well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Two times a charm
    Ksew68
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I went to Sapphire Grill five years ago on a recommendation from a local friend. We were visiting for my husbands birthday. It was a fabulous meal and I had the best grey goose martini I have ever had. All that being said, I was excited to try it again. My girlfriend and I do a girls weekend every year and we always try to go somewhere nice. Sapphire Grill again did not disappoint. The martini were still just as great, the service was warm and friendly. Not stuffy at all and the food was amazing. My BFF had the duck breast which tasted like steak. Tender not oily and a huge portion. We ordered the berry cobbler for dessert with lemon gelato. Divine! Great evening out. Only downfall of SG is that the tables are too close together.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great specialty dishes
    JLow
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Perfectly done duck. I've never thought you could achieve the level of crispiness of the carmelized fat yet have the meat itself be so lean. Excellent local grouper. Properly done fish! Attentive service, extensive wine list, a bit pricy but worth it for a special night out.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savannah Dining
    JudyL
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Located right next door to Paula Dean's, Saphire Grille was recommended by several locals for a "great dining experience." We were seated on the main level of the restaurant-found out later that there was another, nicer dining room.Interesting and diversified menu. The waiter was efficient, but not overly helpful.The foie gras was served with an onion gelato (sounds weird, but really delicious. The bone marrow appetizer -also different and delicious. Steak with Kobe oxtail /juicy,flavorful as was the grouper.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    Diver55VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I had the filet with soy sauce on side. Amazing. They buy the soy sauce then spice it up. Steak cook perfect melt in your mouth. My son who is a bit more daring had the steak tartar for an appitezzer and love it. He had a pasta dish with oxtail brisket and shrimp again amazing. My wife had a chicken dish very flavorful. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgable. We go to savannah a lot and look for new places to fine. sapphire was recommended to my son so we tried it. We were not disappointed.
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    GibsonParty
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Sapphire Grill. The food is outstanding and the service is too. We enjoy dining here for special nights out!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was much like you'd expect in Paris - the waitress was helpful but not available. The lavender vinaigrette on the salad was pure vinegar. I thought,"If I eat the whole salad, I'll have blisters in my mouth." They did take it off the bill. The chicken main was good. The signature grouper dish was great. The best was the berry cobbler with myer lemon ice cream, and the flourless chocolate cake was good, too. Overall, okay, but with so many other great dining options in Savannah, Sapphire Grill will be a "been there, done that" for me....
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  • What a great choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I picked this restaurant based on reviews and the type of cuisine they offered. I had never been to Savannah before so it was a gamble. I have to say that I did good! This restaurant was fantastic! Food was superb! Not too crowded and very relaxed for the type of food they offer. I started out with a ceasar salad which had a great ceasar dressing and home made croutons. I ordered the Benne encrusted grouper with seasonal veggies, jasmine rice and sweet soy. Absolutely devine! It melts in your mouth! For dessert, I ordered the chocolate torte. Everything I tasted was fabulous!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FrankVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food was very good, bit a bit pricey. I looked at their menu online at several websites, and the prices shown were about 10 percent less than the actual prices in the restaurant. I find this misleading, however the food was good. I still cannot believe that my wife and I had grouper and paid a total of $74.00 for a fish.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    smileylin80
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased and impressed with our entire experience here. Everything about our evening here was top-notch. The food was perfect, service was outstanding, and the ambiance was nice and relaxing. We will DEFINITELY be back here to celebrate our wedding anniversary in a few month. I can't wait!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    McTybee
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining here for our 32nd wedding anniversary. We were seated on the 3rd floor - very nice, romantic and quiet. The service was superb, our server was very attentive without hovering or rushing us in any way. The bar service, appetizers, main dishes and desert will all great and we had a wonderful experience at the Sapphire Grill. We won't take wait 32 years to come back!
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent, but a bit pricy
    WiseDiner
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food here is wonderful...well prepared and well presented. The portions are "American sized" which means they are a bit large. The prices are a bit high...they must have a wonderful profit margin beyond what you would find at most eating establishments. $7 to $10 worth of ingredients on the plate becomes a $39 entrée...they could charge $25 to $30 and still be doing well. I will go back, but not on a regular basis...this is a special occasion place.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    From the moment we arrived, the staff congratulated us on our anniversary. Food was delicious, wine choices were very good, and they brought us chocolate covered strawberries on a bed of chocolate mousse, with "Happy 40th Anniversary" written in chocolate around the rim of the plate! We were to Sapphire Grill in 2002, but we sure won't wait that long before we go back again. It was wonderful.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful
    Imseaside
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was great and our party of three enjoyed everything we ordered. I had the best Swordfish I have ever had. My husband loved his grouper and my niece loved the duck breast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 915 reviews are from the Sapphire Grill reviews archive.
  • Savahanna food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very good food, wonderful service and great wine list.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was fantastic until my husband's entree came out of the kitchen cold while mine was piping hot! It was our anniversary so it was a great disappointment. Getting the food out at the right temperature is elementary. But what really was disappointing is that the waiter thought giving us a free dessert which already had happy anniversary written on the plate was an adequate response. The restaurant should have taken the entree off the bill. Not very classy.
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  • dickaandbeckya
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our 50th anniversary meal. We chose it from the reviews. We had the 'chefs tasting menu', a 6 course meal. It was probably the best meal we've ever had!! From the opening scallop with kobe beef on black rice risotto to the chocolate custard with chocolate honey and caramel sauce. There were clams, housemade ricotta cheese, Russian caviar, lamb shank--we never knew what was coming next and we were always surprised and satisfied at the chef's offerings. This was the highlight of our anniversary week in Savannah, GA.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed the second time around
    TomDuder
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We visited the Sapphire grill for the first time about a year and a half ago and ordered the Chef's Choice 6 Course dinner. It was fantastic, the service was fantastic and we raved about it to our friends. We decided to go back and were expecting the same thing. We could have not been more disappointed. The 6 courses seemed to just be coming in random order along with the wine pairings. we went from a cuvee, to a Sauvignon Blanc, to a pinot noir, proseco, and another cuvee followed up with a port for dessert. The wines were fine with the courses, but I have never started with a red and then back to whites with a proseco in between. The courses were average in terms of taste and it seemed we were rushed with our meal.
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  • 40th wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Changed our reservation from another top 10 Savannah restaurant to the Sapphire Grill and so glad we did. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly, the presentation was outstanding and the service was exceptional.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend!
    Cait
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food and service were terrible. I went here years ago and had a great time. I thought returning would be a good choice, I was wrong. My chicken, which of course is not the cheapest there, was rubbery! When I'm paying a decent amount of money for dinner, I at least expect decent food. Also, we were the first ones in the restaurant, didn't order appetizers or desserts, and we didn't get out of there until almost 1.5 hours later. We just sat around waiting on our waiter and food the entire time. I highly advise against going here.
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  • others spots better.
    live2eat
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Went here for a special occasion. Service good. First course Foie was a very hearty portion. Scallop ap was not as good as it looked. Steak was cooked to perfection. Bouillbaisse was terrible. Shrimp were overdone....sitting in the window I imagine.No flavor what so ever. I used to think this was the spot. Its not. Your prices on some dishes are just way off. Saphire Grill will not be our special occasion spot.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Service not food is Key
    LukeVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our waitress introduced never introduced herself. All night we were having to ask questions about food, drinks and desert. When we finally got the food it was good but when you are spending $$$ for a meal you expect to have the full experience and unfortunately we did not. I might go back because the food was good enough to try again but its not because of the overall exp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accommodated ten without a glitch.
    Detroit1972
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a VIP traveling from Chicago and the food, service and ambiance was excellent. Highly recommended Sapphire Grill for any fine dining occasion. Accommodated ten people smoothly without a glitch.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Very nice upscale restaurant
    trythemallonce
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is very nice place for special occasions and celebrations. The food was very good but a bit on the pricey side. The cocktails were also very good but again very pricey. Service was admirable and timely. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.