Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar
Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar

Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://marriottmodules.com/charlotte_marriott_city
  • Phone: 7043638161
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Pierre Marechal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Smoot 7043638161

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Trade and Church
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking at the Charlotte Marriott City Center Garage.
A word from Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar
Savannah Red encompasses the purest example of Charlotte Cuisine. From the local to the extraordinary, our menu is inspired by soulful traditional southern flavors. Chef Jean-Pierre Marechal and Chef de Cuisine Billy Brown adapt a modern and innovative technique to an autograph style signature only to Savannah Red. Our upscale restaurant and wine bar are nestled in the midst of Uptown Charlotte. The exceptional décor and wine bar offer the perfect backdrop for cocktails, dinner or conversations. A dining room that seats over thirty and a private party space that can accommodate up to fifty people make Savannah Red the ideal venue for any special occasion. We offer over thirty wines by the glass, and extensive wine list. We invite you to share our dedication to personalized service and a passion for our craft that defines the essence of Savannah Red.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (11)notable wine list (8)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Really nice for a hotel restaurant
    Eat2live
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Last minute choice. Very happy with it. Small and intimate tucked away in the Marriott City Center Hotel. Service was attentive. Food was very good. Nice location in heart of downtown Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the atmosphere
    Flygirleats
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I booked this restaurant after reading great reviews about their food and service! Let me tell you that their service was very personal! The waitress (she has a beautiful accent but I forgot her name). She was very attentive and personal and she really let us enjoy our evening. Even at 9:45, they close at 10, I told her sorry we're taking so long (I used to wait tables) she responded we could stay as long as needed. I liked that. And they were very generous about storing a cake I had made for a friends birthday. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't get any better
    SrfrgrlHyznbrg
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The atmosphere, food, wine & wait staff were most impressive. Maria was our waitress and was super personable, professional and didn't falter when my husband said "surprise me" and asked her to pick what he would eat for dinner. She brought out a perfectly presented steak wrapped in bacon, medium rare with several shrimp cascading around over and around it. The catch of the day that I had was surrounded by incredible black rice and beans. By far the best meal I've had since moving to the South. We were also impressed that both Maria and Chef Patrick took time to chat with us table side after dinner. Top notch restuarant made even better by super staff! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was the first time I tried this restaurant. I was impressed with the service and fine dining experience. I would definitely recommend a friend to this restaurant. The waitress Marie was great. She was very pleasant to be around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance is amazing
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was impecable. This is a great place for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    dineout
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We found restaurant week and celebrated husband's birthday. Found this place very relaxing and intimate. Food was very good. Really enjoyed the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in Interesting Setting
    SethVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was surprisingly great at this restaurant, I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lola
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Ordinary. We hoped for better but frankly nothing was better than just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alliecat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The resturant was great and a true find. Will definetly go back even without Queens Feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Queensfeast2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food, staff and environment were great! Loved the local touches in some of the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's Happened to Savannah Red?
    LAJOHAVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have always loved Savannah Red but things have definitely changed. My husband & I had a 7 pm reservation for our anniversary dinner, and we were the ONLY diners there the entire time on a Saturday night. Not very festive! They previously had impeccable service, with a sommelier, and a wait team, but on this night, one lady was our sommelier, bartender, and wait staff (...chef? :/) She did a fine job, but it was just different from what we have experienced in the past. The recipes seem to have changed as well, and were okay, but not as good as before. They have a great concept, but I think they may price themselves out of the market. Honestly, we would have paid about half what we did at another restaurant for the same quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service in quaint place
    DavidR
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Love the food and service. Very personable service. Great food. Love this place Maria is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Don't miss this great find.
    CEOTravelingVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have eaten at just about every uptown Charlotte and missed SR. What a great meal and great service. The Red Snapper w duck sausage risotto was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    happytimes
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This restaurant offers a beautiful setting to enjoy culinary excellence! We were given special attention and a wide range of options to accommodate a gluten free diet. Chef Scott prepared an amazing meal! Maria was gracious and accommodating! We plan to return to Savannah Red for a special occasion with a group in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    BethVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A group of us dined and everyone loved their meal. Well prepared, fresh ingredients, creative Southern cuisine. Surprising for a hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as always
    Vegan
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We try always to eat at Savannah Red when we're in Uptown Charlotte. The food never disappoints (even my special request Vegan meals), the server, Deanna, is wonderful, and the atmosphere is almost always subdued and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food and service
    Marley
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    original and well prepared food at a fair price. the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Solid Good
    Anni2014VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food was good. Some nice touches from the chef. Steaks were OK but sides were very good. Appetizer was just OK. Service was simply outstanding. Small space and not a lot of ambience to speak of.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu looks great on paper
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The menu looks great on paper but the food (and there were four of us) missed the mark.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Tommy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I love the restaurant, friendly staff, good food and all around good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    dmitch1911
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The people was wonderful and the restaurant was warming and inviting. Enjoyed the my visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite possibly the best restaurant
    wranglerjoan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second visit to Savannah Red, and our was as perfect as the first! The service is impeccable. Kimberly, our server is remarkable with her timing and attention to detail, as is the rest of the staff. The food is excellent. Expect a different twist on food here and trust them! Red lentil soup was divine, and red velvet ravioli stuffed with mascarpone and ricotta with peppercorn was amazingly good. Nice pace and high quality. Also, be sure to finish off with coffee. You get an individual press at your table with biscotti. Fabulous and highly recommended!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner if you can find it
    FudiFromCali
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Took my wife to this place for our anniversary. The description in OpenTable did NOT say this restaurant was In hotel. After missing the 3x3 sign a couple times we finally found the place after wandering both outside and inside the hotel. Once inside we had a great dining experience. The server was friendly and highly professional. The food was very good. My wife's pheasant was a little dry, however my elk was perfect. The portions were as to be expected at a upscale restaurant, however, we did not leave hungry. All in all a pleasant dining experience. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Southern Gem - in a hotel!
    BigeyeVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I love southern food and adventurous, creative dining & Savannah Red was a fabulous combination of both. All 3 courses were 10's (& I'm a sophisticated foodie). The service was also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tender steak
    Doug
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I had the most tender filet mignon I have ever eaten. Looking forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Savannah Red not knowing it was part of the Marriott in Charlotte, but wanted to take advantage of Restaurant Week and a new experience. Deann, our server was friendly, attentive, but not obtrusive. The atmosphere was comfortable and due to the early hour (5:30-6:30 on Saturday) was semi-private. The three course set meal associated with Restaurant Week was outstanding. The Scallops and Filet were prepared perfectly. The flight of wine offered by SR that evening complemented the dishes perfectly. Compared to the revieews that i had read from a year ago, we found Savannah Red to be a top notch restaurant and would recommend it without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savannah Red Hot
    KerryV
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Bar area is separate from dining area and dining area was intimate with 10-12 tables, seating about 35 people. Scallops and buffalo short ribs were excellent as appetizers. The pheasant and tile fish were excellent dishes as well all served up with a little southern flare. Desserts were enjoyable but not spectacular though they did light my bread pudding on fire as a novelty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal review
    Stive
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The wait staff needs to be more attentive. The kitchen needs to be more acomodating. The portion sizes need to be larger. The prices should be adjusted downward. I do not plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy!
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Was thrilled to try Savannah Red as a part of Queen's Feast, and it didn't disappoint. First I'd like to mention our server Deanna, who was flawless. Loved her. Her helper was a blonde girl with an accent, perhaps Russian?, who was also a delight. Great service. The food was also quite good, but not an absolute knock-out. Neither the fish nor the steak were exceptional in flavor. All the supporting characters, however, right down to the cornbread and the palette cleansing sorbet were delicious. Well, the bread pudding gets a B+ - surprisingly, I've had better bread pudding. Overall, a very nice dining experience, and well worth it for a classy date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    DavidR
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Went there with another couple. Service was great. Not a big seating area quick was great. More intimate scene. Service was top notch and food was great at each course. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Phil
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The service and food could not have been better. I am a visitor at Savannah Red's and will continue to make it my favorite location to dine in the Queen City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual.
    Vegan
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    It's become my new favorite restaurant in Charlotte. I brought a friend for her Birthday who said she had the best Fillet Mignon ever. Service is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hotel Restaurants
    Foodie49
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Most are not up to par as the primary is rooms. However, the food, chef, and staff do everything they can to create a great experience. I chose it for the entrees, they had their special dishes but then they had "From the Grill" which offered a meat and 2 sides. Due to a diet, this was perfect, it provided an ala carte version which could be tailored at a reasonable price with excellent selections and a variety of sides to choose from. This made us very happy! I chose the Elk and she chose the Grouper, both of which were delicious as well as the sides(smoked cream corn is wonderful with the meats). I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Savannah Red while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. We will definitely keep it in mind when planning our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Went to Savannah Red for first dinner out after having our 2nd child. It was perfect. The service was great. The dining area is small and it was slow, but we were never rushed. If you are going out to be seen, this is not the place. If you want good food and great service and a quiet dinner, I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing atmosphere
    Partyof4
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The food here was amazing and so was the overall atmosphere. The waitress Deanna absolutely is this restaurants biggest asset! We ended up coming back only an hour or so after we left for drinks because we had enjoyed ourselves here so much. Any one of the four of us dining that night would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Vegan
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Because we were staying at City Center Marriott, I made a reservation at Savannah Red, the in-house restaurant, for convenience just hours before getting there. I am strictly Vegan and often wind up having rather mediocre meals, so I was thrilled and delighted with the very creative and delicious meal that been especially planned. The wine choices were comprehensive, service was professional and friendly, and the atmosphere/decor just lovely. This will be our restaurant of choice in Charlotte, even when we're not staying overnight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Experience all around!
    jiminim
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We all ordered different dishes and we all samples each others choice. We were all in agreement -- all the food was wonderful! The service was friendly, prompt and they knew the menu and were able to answer all questions asked about anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    Moses
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The place is a bit small. So I was disapointed at first because I didn't know that it was so small from the photos. The steak was awesome and it hanged everything. Service was also awesome. So all in all, I'd definitely recommend it. And small doesn't mean ugly. The interior itself is pretty. Well, maybe not the photos on one wall but the paintings and furniture, chandelier are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hidden gem of uptown Charlotte!
    Mako531
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    AMAZING AS ALWAYS!! Every restaurant week (twice a year) I come here... I have a very tight budget so unfortunately I can't frequent more often! BEST RESTAURANT WEEK SPOT!! Always consistent. The help is fantastic and you get the extra 2 courses (amuse bouche and sorbet) for free!! You are doing yourself a favor by trying this great spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.