NANCY

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335 Reviews
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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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vipBurp1
Raleigh
81 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Second time dining at Nancy. Service was a little slow, but food outstanding. We'll be back.

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MarneB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere in NANCY was very sophisticated and lovely and the staff was very friendly. The food was very good, however a few of us did have a lot of uncooked rice in our dishes. We were also disappointed that they offer no beer selection at all. It almost felt like a message of "if you eat here you're better than that", and we certainly disagree. Otherwise it was a very nice experience. The salmon and the carrot ginger soup were delicious.

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FredJ
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Way over priced for the good. Example lettuce and vegetable with avacado was $39.

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vipWilliamC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment and the staff. Our favorite place on the island.

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vipnolantho
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food except my Salmon was unfortunately overcooked. My wife's seabass was perfect. Waitress compted my dessert which was very nice. However fish should never be overcooked in a restaurant of this quality.

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Suzy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at Nancy’s...as usual. The sea bass was exceptional! My husband enjoyed his pasta dish as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, it was a very lovely experience. Just as expected.

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vipJD22
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic experience. The food, the service was 5 Star! Highly recommend Nancy!

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JimL
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a "Fine Dining Experience" for a special night and found it at Nancy. Great food, great ambiance (complete with piano player) and so much more intimate and quiet than some of the other places we've been before. Our Server was both pleasant and well informed and offered a wine that was exceptional. We will be back ! Thanks to the entire Staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Ruth
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines night

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BillG
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Nancy on a weeknight before Valentines Day and were delighted to find a small quiet atmosphere with a talented piano player. There has a small but very nice wine selection. Similarly, the menu was small but had a very nice variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts
The entrees came promptly and were delicious we were accomdated in sharing a wonderful seafood crepe appetizer and a simple dessert
The price was very reasonable considering the quality.
The owner/chef Abney stopped by and we had a very nice discussion. Overall
a wonderful evening.

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viperma
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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vipIlovetoeat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard about “NANCY” for a while and finally had the opportunity to try it. We were greeted with a cheerful “hello” and warm smiles. Both the owner and manager were on site and couldn’t have been more delightful. The ambience was chic without being stuffy— very tasteful. The menu is varied and creative. There are certainly plenty of options for “picky eaters” as well as those with dietary restrictions. We were able to modify our food to accommodate our specific issues. For appetizers we had the lemon grass and coconut crepe with shrimp as well as the curried sweet potato soup with cilantro mint chutney and finally the crab and watercress soufflé. All three were out of this world! Creative, beautifully presented and delicious. For our entrees we had ginger lime salmon as well as the sea bass. Once again both total “home runs”. The fish was incredibly fresh and tastefully garnished in a way that allowed the flavor of the fish to shine. Unfortunately and regretfully we didn’t have room for dessert which gives us another experience to look forward to when we dine again at NANCY.

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CKD29
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, our waiters were incredibly attentive. I had the salmon & citrus salad - a pairing so perfect I am so glad they were recommended! The chef (Abney) welcomed us, and the piano player (not sure if this is the every weekend etc?) played beautifully. Light, flavorful, wonderful design and cheerful staff. All around great evening and looking forward to coming back!

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JohnG
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.

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LanceL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully delicious and private dinner!!

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vipMissy
Atlanta
67 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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outandabout
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!

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MercerJ
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.

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WayneS
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.

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vipWillR
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant anywhere between Savannah and Jacksonville.

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Ward
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!❤️

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vipTom1
Savannah
38 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.

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vipTravelgal
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding! The service is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJeff
Naples
43 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.

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RebekahP
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBeachgirl
Atlanta
7 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. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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viphappydiner
Atlanta
10 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.

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vipRandall
Jacksonville
9 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.

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SaintSimons
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.

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Average
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service

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BryanP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jodyw
Savannah
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.

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RobertF
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.

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