Cohen's Retreat

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the famed Moon River district, Cohen's Retreat captures the spirit of the South as an eclectic destination for fabulous food, unique shopping and charming rental cottages.
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4.4
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4.6
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4.7
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EdithP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful brunch on Sunday! The food was delicious and our server was very attentive!! We plan to return soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unexpected treasure.

Worth going out of the way.

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the lunch. The food was fresh and delicious.

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TimC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going there ....the food is wonderful and service is great and love the look.

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LouS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Upon arrival, we decided to take photos in front of the fountain. The doors opened and we were enthusiastically greeted by Eric, who quickly volunteered to be our photographer. This was a first time visit for the birthday girl and from that moment until the end of the evening she was treated like a queen. Eric and Nicky made sure we had everything we needed- it felt more like being guests in their home than customers in a restaurant.

The menu was not Cohen’s usual dinner fare, due to COVID, but as always, there was still a variety of offerings and it was excellent. Our party started with the always fabulous fried green tomatoes with bacon jam and we shared a newer offering of hush puppies. Entrees included the divine shrimp and grits and Carolina Ice Cream (gold rice) with Mahi Mahi.

My friend said this was the best birthday ever (she’s a 39 repeat several times over). Fabulous atmosphere and superb food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing southern food -served with perfection! Fantastic, friendly-yet superbly professional staff. Rooms are incredibly decorated— great backyard bbq vibe!

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JodiG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful historic building, outstanding service and food!

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vipAnneG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience blew us away. From the artwork on every wall, to the knowledge of our server ( everything, yes, everything they serve is made on site), to the atmosphere of the place were top, top notch. There is a market, a restaurant, a bar, outdoor dining, and rooms to rent, and it would be worth it to go and stay for a few days, truly! We cannot wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was beautiful and unusual in a good way. We had lunch on our way through Savannah and were delighted to find this arts and food paradise. The rooms were all decorated in such unique style and the food was first class. I fell in love with one of the dressings and our server was also a chef, so he was able to describe the ingredients. Lucky me! I highly recommend this place.

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TaylorR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Cohens is absolutely beautiful, I wish the food and service were just as good. We had a reservation for 8:30pm for our honeymoon. We stood at the podium for 15 minutes and no one came to greet us. We wound up walking to the bar and the bartender sat us. Minutes later our waiter came over and greeted us and was kind. Our waiter was great and our drinks were great but the food was horrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy joir

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
114 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an interesting place, kind of like an art retreat. The pecan french toast was very good and sweet. Our server was wonderful. Just wish their were a few more options on the menu.

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ChuckH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The servers that were working were doing the best they could under the very short staff situation. This is not doubt due to the pandemic. Hopeful that our next visit is better.

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Druby
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Our table got a variety but my fried Mahi and grits were very good. The drinks were also good but the service got a little slow at times. Considering they only appeared to have 2 servers with the COVID situation may be why though. The bartender was awesome. everyone enjoyed themselves and we had a great time.

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LisaL
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the new menu and more sandwich options. Bar was quaint and comfortable and service from Nikki was the best!

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MichaelS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks in a beautiful historic establishment. Perfect for any occasion.

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vipWalterWhiteIsAlive
Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time dining at this restaurant. Experience was good overall but service was a bit lacking. Sat for over 10 minutes after being seated with no service. Had to get up and go to the front to request a server. They recovered well after that but generally it didn't live up to the positive things we had heard about the place.
Food was very good.
Decor needs a refresh.
Seems like they are geared more for events and parties rather than individuals.
Would go back again but there are better restaurants in Savannah.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quaint place with great ambiance and live music ! Will definitely return often now that I live in Savannah

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vipJefferyF
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Arrived on time and was seated right away, waitress was a little slow in getting our drink order but food came out hot and within limits. Following dinner and desert it took awhile to get our bill. In there defense there was a large party in an adjoining room so staff was busy.

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Neighbor
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was excellent. Wine pairing outstanding.

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JohnB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cohen's retreat had a fixed price menu for Valentine's Day, which we felt was overpriced at $65 excluding wine. The salad was good but nothing special. I ordered seared scallops for the main and they were covered with a cream sauce that completely over-powered the scallops. My wife's filet was good, with mashed potatoes (can't go wrong) and just okay asparagus. The desserts were good. Wine selections for the 3 courses were priced separately at $20. Ambiance was good; however our table for two was adjacent to another table for two and we spent the evening conversing with strangers, which is not ideal for the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister for Valentine’s Day lunch, we enjoyed it . The bread/ butter / jam is to die for.

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PatriciaW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

2 of 4 orders were not cooked properly. Both were sent back. Server was very professional.
Bar service was excellent

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Gormand
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our third visit, this time with household guests who thoroughly enjoyed the food and the surroundings as well as the very nice shop with unique gifts.

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LorettaB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our first visit to Cohen’s Retreat, we ordered Tomato Pie and it was scrumptious! Our server was attentive and answered all questions, the surroundings were peaceful, and we really relaxed. I can’t wait to return and enjoy the full dinner menu. This place is a Savannah must-see and enjoy!

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Jessica
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

The portion size of Pecan Encrusted French Toast was tiny. It was either one regular size slice or possibly 2 miniature slices. It should be on the menu (and preferably priced as) an appetizer or dessert portion. Being a small person that usually eats half of an entree and takes the rest home, it was really telling that after eating every crumb, I was still so hungry that I had to go straight home and eat lunch.
My friend's Bacon Jam Benedict was a more reasonable portion size, but her avocado was brown. I tasted her meal and thought it was blasé.
Aside from all that, the server was polite, the atmosphere was charming, and the music was enjoyable. I just can't give it more credit after leaving hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was great and the building wow! We will definitely be back. Loved the market as well.

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vipmissvidalia
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cohen’s Retreat is the perfect place for a quiet lunch with a friend- noise level is low and food is tasty.

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vipNY2Savannah
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to Cohen's for lunch with a nice bottle of house rose. The chicken and avocado sandwich was outstanding. Not a fan of the current dinner menu, but understand a new winder menu is coming soon. I look forward to seeing it as it's a great atmosphere and the service is always friendly and professional

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marcf
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a friend visiting. Food, service and ambiance wonderful as usual. Room was a bit noisy because of the acoustics. A little sound dampening would really help.

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CHERYL
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a great waiter. Hannah.
As we were leaving the manager asked us how everything was and that it was Hannah’s first night.
We were surprised because she was so efficient , also very friendly.

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Chefjeffssi
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Inventive menu executed perfectly ... surrounded by a refreshingly playful decor. A feast for the senses ... eyes and palate

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marty was our waiter, he is amazing!!! My husband and I were in town for our anniversary. The food was very fresh and the cocktails were very unique. Try the French toast! I strongly recommend that along with their soup of the day. A definite must try! We still definitely be back.

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vipTinaS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was 100% better than our last. Our waitress was warm friendly and very accommodating to our needs. We were welcomed warmly. The food was accommodating to her needs and delicious. So glad to renew my faith in Cohen’s retreat.

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AmandaS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Building is lovely. Food amazing! Service lacking.

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SandyR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the unique atmosphere and friendly efficient service.
Recommending to all my friends!!

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vipMarkW
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful new place for us, reasonable prices and very prompt and attentive service. Musicians played Grateful Dead and other 70's tunes in the entrance area and while there were other groups eating lunch, the ambiance was still intimate.

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HenryF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been there the last two times that we were in Savannah. Both times we were very pleased with both the food and the service.

We were surprised that no one we talked to in the touristy part of Savannah knows about Cohen's Retreat. It is definitely worth the drive.

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vipTinaS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

It was a Christmas Eve nightmare. We had taken guest with us to have lunch at Cohen‘s retreat for Christmas Eve. We were so so embarrassed by the wait staff. Our staff was rude, abrupt and not congenial. He would not change anything on the menu, did not ever ever ask my friend if she wanted more tea and actually rolled his eyes when I ask for more ice tea. I saw other waitstaff being so kind and friendly to people and it was disgusting how we were treated. I thought that Cohen’s retreat would step up their menu on Christmas Eve but I was sorely disappointed. The whole experience left the other couple actually shaking their heads and wondering why we would bring them there.

Cohen's Retreat
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Tina, We thank you for your recent visit to Cohen’s Retreat. We sincerely apologize. Every guest and experience is valuable to Cohen’s and we strive to serve each guest with warm hospitality. We hope to serve you again in the future and look forward to a chance to regain your patronage.

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