NANCY

4.9
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
NANCY by abney is an intimate, fine dining experience by Abney Harper. The restaurant offers Contemporary American cuisine with menus drawing from Abney’s home, the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and French cuisine. NANCY by abney’s carefully edited menus change frequently, offering comfortable dishes prepared with the highest quality, seasonal ingredients. NANCY by abney offers a full service bar as well as a carefully curated wine list.

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JG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spring rolls and other food was excellent except for the chickenpot pie which lacked chicken.

LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully delicious and private dinner!!

M
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lorna is a wonderful server and human being. She made the experience a hoot! Food quality and presentation is on point. We had a lovely Nee Year’s Eve meal. We love dining at NANCY.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, elegant, and very comfortable place to spend time with my wife and family.

o
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most creative delicious food we have had in a very long time. We were seated in the second room which initially felt like we were in the back room but it only added to the evening as we could all hear each other perfectly!!the 4 of us each ordered different apps and entrees so we tried 8 things. 7 of 8 were outstanding!!! And the 8th had lovely sides. The sea bass and Asian black rice was the favorite. We don’t live in the area but plan our trips to Jekyll and never miss the opportunity to visit this gem!

MJ
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu and presentation was tops. Waitress knew the menu very well. Can't wait to go back next time we're in the area.

WS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at NANCY and absolutely everything was incredible. We tried two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. I am sure nothing could have been better.

WR
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant anywhere between Savannah and Jacksonville.

W
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of mine. Food is consistently flavorful! Service is exceptional! On the high side of price spectrum. Always a pleasurable meal with a hint of elegance! Love both lunch and dinner!❤️

T
Savannah
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy is a fabulous restaurant. The service is great and the atmosphere is delightful. But what people come for is the unbelievable food. I had the Cured bacon with Sriacha molasses as a starter. It sounds a little odd, but it was delicious. For my main course I had Braised duck leg with avocado , ginger, and butternut squash. I love duck and have it whenever I see it on a menu, and this was one of the best.

My wife had the Steamed pork buns with Asian sauce. It was like being in a really good Chinese restaurant. For her main course she had Sea Bass with avocado, black rice and Vietnamese carrot salad. It was fabulous, as it always is. They always have great fish. Salmon is their other specialty.

T
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding! The service is wonderful!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a restaurant affiliated with a women’s clothing boutique, but we just loved this place. Food was exquisite. The main ingredient, meat or fish, was of high quality and perfectly cooked. What made the meal exceptional were the surprising little touches of unexpected flavor. My husband said his sea bass was the best he has had. Nice wine selection as well as full bar. Service was both highly professional and very entertaining. The piano player was not there the night we went so I can’t comment on that aspect. There seemed to be a lot of locals dining there-always a good sign in a vacation spot. Memorable evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!! Our favorite restaurant in the Golden Isles area!

J
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time diners and this is a definite redo. The food was superb - we both had the salmon and shared the lemongrass scallops. Our server was lots of fun with prompt, courteous service. Wonderful ambience.

RP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding on all levels. The food and service were both outstanding. We were there with most dear friends and the experience could not have been more wonderful.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best on the island. Go at 730 to hear the piano.

B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was wonderful. They were serving the tomato soup at night and I was there for lunch and she served it to me. I really really appreciated it. :)

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

h
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, Nancy is the best restaurants on St. Simons! The food, ambience and service are impeccable and it is great for date night, quiet dinner or out with friends. They also add a bonus with a superb piano player on the weekends. Really special! I have never been disappointed.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NANCY is consistently excellent. It compares well to the nicest restaurants in major cities--but it's on St. Simons and there is a bit of Southern charm about it! It deserves its reputation as the best on the Islands.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The food is outstanding; hats off to the chef.

That said the front of the house is a mess- a waitress that argues with customers, a plastic lawn chair covered in duckcloth for a seat ( I expect that kind of seating in a young person's first apartment), waiting in line 20 minutes behind three people for the one bathroom next door in the back of a clothing store, and getting charged for an extra dinner and desserts we never ordered and thus tipped too much is enough to keep us away in the future.

A
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service

BP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down some of the beat food at the classiest joint in St Simons!

j
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy’s was a wonderful dining experience by any measure. The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was delicious.: Thoughtfully prepared with nuanced and interesting flavors that come together beautifully. An added touch of elegance was provided by the pianist.

RF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is seasonal. So if there is something you especially like, it maybe gone if you wait too long to return. The are some items always in the lunch menu. The flourless Quiche is one of my favorites.

AS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner, where the star was the appetizer: pimento pancake with pulled pork.

JO
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy was an experience right out of Provence, France. Its a small beautiful restaurant with some of the best food to be experienced anywhere. We loved it! The service was spectacular and the Sea Bass was amazing. Dont hesitate. Go immediately to Nancy!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, quality dining experience ... just perfect with friends. We enjoyed the wonderful pianist, Mr. Robinson, who was dedicated to entertaining us until we left (and we were the last to leave). Thank You to NANCY’s for yet another great evening!

T
Savannah
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the St Simons/Sea Island area. I had the seared lamb with cucumber , marinated cannellni beans and feta. It was fantastic - one of the best meals I have ever had there. Because I am on a diet, I had the salad instead of one of the wonderful , but fattening , other starters. It used to be called "Simple salad", but now is called "Anything but simple salad". The new names is more accurate, and the salad continues to be delicious.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy is an oasis of civility and chic. The food is beyond fresh and delicious and a welcome change from all the fried food in the area. It’s wonderful for both lunch and dinner.
Nancy herself is often in her amazing clothing shop that has brands one can’t even find in New York. It’s a must!!! Do not miss!!! ❤️❤️❤️

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Reunion of friends

T
Savannah
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal ! I had Whipped ricotta with fig chutney and toasted sourdough to start , and gnocchi with sweet corn, shrimp and ricotta for my main course. The main course was particularly good. The sauce was rich but not overpowering. My wife had Poached pear with prosciutto and balsamic syrup to start and Seared lamb with cucumber, marinated cannellini beans & feta. She loved both, and I had a bite of the lamb which was fantastic. You don't see lamb on the menu in this area very often, so this was a big treat for her. She ordered a Meringue cloud for desert which I ate half of (she said I ate more than half of it). This is almost always on their menu. It is definitely enough for two.

They have a piano player (Chris) who adds to the atmosphere.

This is the best restaurant anywhere near St Simons Island.

M
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt a little pricy compared to Dalaneys, Hallard’s . I would go again but on a special occasion

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place - our server was especially nice!

P
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. One of the single best meals I’ve ever had. We were celebrating our daughter’s engagement. Food, wine, service, and the fabulous Chris on the piano! Could not have been more perfect! This was our second visit and we’ll be back again!

CW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maybe one of the best meals I've had start to finish!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Lorna was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food-excellent flavors and combinations, my only desire (and NOT a detractor) would be to have more peaches in the peach upside down cake. But that cake....divine!
Service-exceptional! Carol was knowledgeable, funny, and perfectly helpful.
Ambience-very cool, a bit different by having a high end clothing store pretty much part of the restaurant (or a restaurant as part of a high end clothing store!). Farm tables w crisp white linens, comfy arm chairs (on wheels) w/ bench seating. Love the whole mixed vibe. LOVE the back wall with view into the kitchen...FANTASTIC use of mirrors
Price-a little steep...if you don’t care, go there every week; if you care, make it your “go to” special occasion spot on SSI

O
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable- best food on St. Simons!!!