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Little Savannah

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662 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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YOUR DESTINATION FOR MODERN INSPIRED SOUTHERN CUISINE.

Located in the tight knit historic Forest Park neighborhood in Birmingham, AL,
Little Savannah Restaurant & Bar takes great pride in honoring its Southern roots and heritage. Walking in the door at Little Savannah, it's like you are walking into your own home. We look forward to having dinner with you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bar opens at 4:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday
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Phone number
(205) 591-1119
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Clifton Holt
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Private party facilities
Our Main Dining Room is available to rent for private dining events on week nights and weekends. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays which allow us to have the entire restaurant available. Wedding Receptions are welcome. We cater off site as well.
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Private party contact
Chef Clif Holt: (205) 591-1119
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Catering
From business dinners and birthday parties to rehearsal dinners and wedding showers, Little Savannah can accommodate any occasion. We offer a variety of off-premise catering venues and menu options and work on an individual level to help create your personalized event. Contact 205-591-1119 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
39th Street South
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Parking details
plenty of parking is available across the street in the parking lot of the former V. Richard's
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 662 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We have enjoyed this place as a jewel over the years. This time, we were disappointed. The food was not up to its previous standards and the service was just ok. The bar was excellent as always.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

HAve always liked Littel Savanah...but...went there with a small group(5)...asked about happy hour specials and even though we were in the front room where the bar is, we were told we had to be actually sitting AT THE BAR TO GET ANY HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS! Ridiculous
They ran out of Sangria about 6 p.m....we were there at 5 p.m. BTW Sangria was super good!
Service was very friendly, but SLOW. Had to get up and get my own spoon for my soup. Our server had seemed to disappear...and no other servers would look our way.
Were not told about the wing night special (but knew this from web site, nor were given the wing menu until we saw one on another table)
Disappointing.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food quality was not up to the standard expected from Little Savannah. We were disappointed and will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A very special place. Great food. Outstanding service. Relaxed and welcoming environment. Specializing in Low County cuisine with creative twists. It is evident that Chef Clif Holt has a wonderful connection with the local community. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Some what shocking atmosphere, black, stark..compared to name..expecting "southern experience>" Limited menu, particularly because we went on Easter, surprised to see so few choices. What we had was good, but should have done more research on the actual aim of the owners and chef.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was even better. I would definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Ambience was amazing. Service was exceptional. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu. I forget her name. I'm sorry. The shrimp and grits were out of this world delicious. We had a wonderful time. Thanks, Cliff.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place, never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My husband and I went for date night. The drinks are inventive and tasty and the beer/wine list is not something you can pick up at the grocery (yay!). We had the cheese plate and Thai Brussels sprouts for starters. Both were really delicious! For entrees, I got the shrimp and grits and my husband got the pork. They were our least favorite part of the meal. Mine was bland and muddled except the grits, which had way too much thyme. Maybe we just picked the wrong things. We ended with the banana bread pudding and fancy coffee drinks, which were yummy. Service was good and attentive. Prices are reasonable. Note: We went on a Monday and still had trouble parking so give yourself some extra time.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Long wait for food, only 4-6 people in the place. Under done fried chicken. Bartender was HI??

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic! Always fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had not been to Little Savanah lately and are glad we became reacquainted with this special restaurant. The Holt house salad was great (get the large size and share it!). All entries were very delicious and plated attractively. Price point was reasonable. Interesting craft cocktails were available. My wife and a friend of hers went back for dinner a few days later and had another very good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went out last minute and love their food.. it was excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The staff was really awesome and made the first time experience a memorable one. The bar is really nice and comfortable. The food was really outstanding and freshly made. This place is a hidden jewel on the Birmingham Restaurant scene.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Cliff Holt is a great chef. The Holt house salad with a roasted beet is the best salad in Birmingham. The ambience was amazing. Michael was our server. He provided outstanding service. The food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was good but not as good as a year or so ago when we went. My husbands food was not to his standards but they took care of that which was appreciated. My food and my friends food was good though. Our server was kind but seemed a little off.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, waitress was attentive, and the atmosphere was very comfortable and modern.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We love Little Savannah! The Veggie Plate is amazing!! We mentioned we were vegan in our reservation through Open Table and Clif and the team made an excellent dish to accommodate.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A little valentines date with the little lady. We had a blast!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The lamb was great . Ambience was good. Romantic. We had a great server. Bread was very. I definitely recommend the bread pudding.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food wasn’t bad, but not particularly good either. Thought it was fairly expensive for what it was.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Crab cake was very good but the salad I ordered did not come with goat cheese as I believe was advertised
Disappointed in the menu offerings for this night.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Chef Cliff and his staff were extremely attentive. The food, wine & cocktails were fabulous. Recommendations from our server were perfect. Everything absolutely exceeded expectations. We can not wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, the drinks and food were special. Probably the best crab cake and the best fish I have had in several years. This Resturant is a jewel!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Wasn't great. We had reservations but when we arrived there was no hostess or anyone present to seat us. We almost left, but after a few minutes someone showed up.

We had to choose three different bottles of wine before they finally had one of them in stock. Each time the waitress came back and recommended a grossly more expensive bottle than the one I asked for. The wine we ended up with, however, was nice.

Food was okay. Brussel sprouts were pretty good, but both the lamb chops and the burger tasted too charred without much other flavor. All in all, it was a mediocre experience. Probably won't go back.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was stellar. Great service. Highly recommend for date night, special occasion or daily dining. Was our first time but it will certainly become a regular go-to spot for us.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always good

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good. It was very busy the night we ate there and our food sat a little too long in the kitchen before it was brought out to us, so everything we had was not warm. Other than that I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

As a local, Little Savannah is our "go to" for business and personal eating. The food is outstanding, the bartender is fantastic, and the staff and owner are friendly and engaged. I recommend this restaurant for both business and personal meals. It is a quiet, relatively undiscovered Birmingham treasure.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

this is one of the little gems of Birmingham to have a wonderful meal with any of your family and friends.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Talented kitchen. Food is very well prepared, Sophisticated, new-Southern recipes without being fussy. Cocktail menu is very interesting and fun also. We like upscale food in a room with a casual, local vibe so its spot on for us.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! The food is delicious every time! Chef Holt is extremely creative and his dishes never disappoint! Little Savannah is perfect for any occasion!

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Reservations were made. However, my friends and I were seated in the bar area at a table next to the door. I would have thought if reservations were made, we would have gotten preference to dine in that area. In the future, please be mindful where your hostess seat new comers when reservations are made in advance. That is so important to me in an atmosphere like that. The food was ok but we were not asked how we wanted our meat cooked. My friend's meat was too rare to her liking and mine was ok. The waiter was very nice and that goes a long ways so hands up for that.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We've been going here since the restaurant opened and have never been disappointed.....always good, always fresh/local ingredients.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

They had our reservations for our anniversary dinner, but the host had a hard time seating us. Eventually, they put us at a 2-seater near the window. There must have been a draft in the window because we were absolutely freezing. Kept our jackets on. The wait staff was a little while in delivering the menu. Menu was little light with not much on it, but everything looked good. Wife got beef tenderloin, which was delicious. I got gumbo and a salad. I didn't like the salad, but the gumbo was pretty good. Apps were good: warm bread and olive oil and some crab claws. Wife said she'd come back. I'm not as sure. Her tenderloin was delicious, though. If I go back, that's what I'll have.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. We really enjoyed our entire meal but the appetizers were especially fantastic!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food great place great people! vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food. Outstanding service. Amazing ambience. I'm a regular. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful meal a Little Savannah. The appetizers were very good. My crab cakes were as close to perfect as can be expected. We all had a different dish and each was delicious. The service was good, but not overbearing. Chef Holt was very helpful and gracious to us and even suggested what I eventually had for my meal. I would recommend Little Savannah for anyone looking for a quite place to eat with friends or for a date.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food! Great service. Very personable staff.

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