Rhett

4.1
35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located on the historic River Street in downtown Savannah, Rhett serves inspiring American cuisine. We are a hub of taste from food to culture to service, offering classic american comfort food such as pecan crusted french toast, fried cauliflower, Rhett BLT and Steak au Poivre; all served with a welcoming smile.

Rhett is a casual yet refined restaurant where wearing a shirt and shoes affords you excellent service. We strive to create a sense of familiarity. Rhett is a place where you can be yourself and be comfortable connecting to the surroundings of Savannah. We thrive on bringing people together in the spirit of great food and good conversation. Choose to dine with us and experience what its like to be catered to by a true hostess of the South.
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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, enjoyed the food

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LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Floor Manager was rude and should not be in customer service. Kitchen took an hour to bring appetizers and main course came out half hour after that. When main course arrive they were not cooked thoroughly. As we had clams and steak we were not comfortable eating these dishes since they were not prepared properly.

Also a strange thing to note the entire restaurant was using plastic disposable cups because ‘they ran out of glass...’

Finally to end our long experience at Rhett, another customer puked in the middle of the restaurant. It was poorly cleaned leaving chunks all over the floor for a nice dinner view.

Do not recommend this place for date night.

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L
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for lunch and were pretty disappointed with our experience. I was told the mac and cheese entree was large enough to share between two people, but what I received was hardly more than an appetizer portion. I ended up having to order a second entree. Overall, the food was just average and not worth the amount we ended up spending. Water was served in plastic cups you'd find at a diner, and the cocktails came out in small plastic cups as well (maybe this was due to it being St. Patrick's Day weekend?). The restaurant has a really cute vibe and I loved everything else at the Alida, but this experience really just fell short for us.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great! My only complaint would be it’s hard to find the restaurant. Could’ve used some signage.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super underrated it was great! Leyda was amazing!

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jontoye was a terrific server with a wonderful smile and attitude. She lit up when she described the pecan encrusted French Toast.

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal in a cool spot. I highly recommend Rhett for dinner.

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Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu but the food was quite good. Our server was lovely. Will definitely go back.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very quick. Servers were very friendly. Food was phenomenal, as well as the cocktails. Will be visiting again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing find. The cauliflower app, mussels, celery root, and burger were outstanding. Even the side salad was delicious. Service could not have been more well timed or friendly.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

No thanks. Slow service and we are live of 2 or 3 tables being served

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RR
Savannah
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a recently opened restaurant, service and food quality were surprisingly good. Our server, was outstanding and anticipated our needs. We share the fried cauliflower which was delicious. I then had the spinach omelette for my lunch entree. The omelette was average, but the fried potatoes and caramelized onions that accompanied it were off the charts delicious.

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A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food which was delicious. Denise was a wonderful server, very attentive and efficient.

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JH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Thursday night and there was only two other people sitting at the bar, unfortunately there is construction going on and not much signage to the restaurant. However, we loved chatting with the bartender and the food was outstanding. The decor is very nice, it has great potential.

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rhett offers a great dining experience. They were not busy on the night we dined, but we also went at a later time. It's a nice restaurant with a special feel while also being casual and unpretentious. The portion sizes are ample. We expected them to be smaller but were pleasantly surprised. The food is creative but not too over the top that you're unsure of what you're eating. Service was great and attentive. We also ordered drinks that were delicious and fairly priced. We will definitely be back and will bring friends with us next time!

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SL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Rhett. I had the Fried Cauliflower appetizer and it was fabulous - not deep fried but sautéed so it wasn't greasy or heavy. Just delicious! For my main course, I had the Celery Root Dumpling - since I am vegan, they made it without the puree on the bottom - but it again was delicious. I definitely will be having it the next time I am in Savannah. My husband had the Chicken Paillard, which he also loved. The chicken was well seasoned and cooked and the salad was also very good. Service was attentive and the prices reasonable for the quality of the food. Highly recommend!!!

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Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at this restaurant to celebrate my MIL’s birthday. Everything that came to our table was delicious. Our waitress was exceptional, she did an amazing job making big over my MIL to make her birthday nice (this has been especially important to us since my FIL passed away a few years ago). The fried banana split was the birthday dessert we all shared, and it was spectacular.

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JO
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usually I am rather apprehensive about trying a very newly opened restaurant, but based upon early positive reviews I was curious to try Rhett in the new Alida Hotel. I was impressed! The restaurant itself was a very stylish and pleasing space.
We were warmly greeted by the hostess who remembered us from another Savannah restaurant ( nice touch) and were served by Denise, a highly competent and knowledgeable server. I had a seafood dish that included clams and a flaky cod while my girlfriend enjoyed her dish of mussels. Everything was cooked perfectly.
No doubt, we'll be back.

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WL
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for Restaurant week special Ricotta over bread excellent.
Desserts were great, nice craft cocktails. Roof top view is excellent. Will be back to go there for happy hour.
Good service.

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1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

We were there an hour and still hadn't gotten our food and there was only 1 other table with guest, so we opted to leave and they didn't charge us for our drinks which was nice

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and a good value. Very small mimosas and $8 a pop. Not happy and they were not great.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went to have dinner on New Year’s eve and the ambience of the restaurant is really nice and the service was impeccable! The food wasn’t that good, they need to improve their menu in my opinion. Breakfast, on the other hand, is amazing!!

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Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The good: food and drinks were excellent.
The very bad: from the moment we sat down this place was a little awkward. The plastic water cups and menu/placemats were very weird, I don't know if it's a fine dining or an higher prices diner. We were asked to move our seat one seat over to help them accommodate another larger party coming in, no biggie we moved. Now our server: very nice, knew the menu but was very quick to leave the table even when we were still talking.
Our order: we ordered the steak and pork and a couple drinks. My wife and I were sitting and the steak arrived and that was it. They said our pork was sent to the wrong table. We both split the steak, finished before the pork finally arrived. Asked about our drinks and was told the bartenders were sooo slow. Place wasn't that busy.
I never ask for anything for free however normally when an experience goes like this I was expecting to have the pork plate comped but was surprised that it was not.
I'm really not sure I would go back to this place even tho the food was amazing.

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Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our 1st time to the new restaurant but since we are local to Savannah we thought to give it a try. It is in one of the new hotels on River St and the hotel is a top scale version. The restaurant is on the ground floor River level and the look of the place is top notch. We were expecting a more upscale experience overall and this was not exactly that style. The plastic cups on the table were odd for the place but perhaps they want a diner feel. For the costs and the area that was not the best option. The service was great and our waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was prepared properly and came out quickly. I had the pork and my wife the chicken. Portions were generous and the presentation was well done. My only suggestion would be for Rhett's to better define what they want to be, either high end or a typical River St Diner. A hybrid of both is either overpriced or too poorly defined. We will be coming back perhaps for a lunch to see if that better fits the style they are working to achieve.

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PG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! I would recommend to anyone. They took care of us.

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GW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Christmas dinner.

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had an incredibly disappointing experience at the Rhett. I understand the restaurant is new, but as someone who used to work in the food industry, it was even difficult for me to sympathize with this restaurant. While I no longer live in Savannah, I get excited when I return because the food scene is always evolving. The atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice indeed, and the roasted prime rib we had that came with our 3-course Christmas dinner was really good. However, the joy ride ended there.
One of my guests from Korea was visiting the US for the first time and we decided to check out this new spot. My guest was using the restrooms and she saw one of the restaurant employees walking out of the toilet stall and exiting the bathroom without washing her hands. This came as a complete shock to her and I felt embarrassed. I informed the manager about this and we were offered nothing but a rather quick apathetic apology. Our server was very friendly, but there was definitely a language barrier. While this isn't usually an issue for me, as I come from an immigrant family myself, but the server had some difficulty in explaining some of the menu items to us. I even walked up to the server shortly after placing the order to make sure that our order was correct because we were all left a bit confused when she was confirming our order.
My guest's dessert came out more than 10 minutes after my dessert came out, and I think the communication barrier between our table and our server could have had something to do with the delay as I had to grab someone else to make sure my guest's dessert was still coming out. Also while not a big issue, upon the checkout process, I would have preferred them not to use a portable checkout system. It was uncomfortable having the server looking at how much I was tipping her right behind me on a near $200 tab for a party of three -- it reminded me of a cheap restaurant joint on Buford Hwy in Atlanta, not a nice upscale hotel restaurant.

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M
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. The place is beautiful! Small but great choice wine list. The food was outstanding especially for the price. I would highly recommend Rhett to anyone. I will be back.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent chicken Paillard, charming and efficient waitress, great conversation with restaurant manager who clearly knows his job. Will definitely come again.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Nice setting, the service was horrible though. Had to go get my our own drinks several times and spent 2hrs there. The food was average, but I can't stress how bad the service was. The rooftop bar was nice and the bartender was a hustler and she made awesome drinks. But we are local and will never go here again.

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FM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Solid restaurant, it just opened so we were the only ones I there, however, the food was great, drinks were good, I would go back.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was absolutely terrible and extremely overpriced. I would never eat here again.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was very, very good but a little pricey for a fixed holiday menu. As a restaurant in Savannah though, they really need to have sweet tea available. We asked for a 1/2 sweet 1/2 unsweet tea. The server brought us two unsweet teas with two small creamer type containers filled with simple syrup. She said they do not have sweet tea. This is Georgia. They need to have sweet tea.
The actual food was fantastic. Salad with shaved pears, blue cheese (I asked them to leave it off ours) and a pecan vinaigrette dressing. Turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and fresh cranberry sauce. Plus a choice of pumpkin pie or chocolate pot de creme. All of it was very tasty.
Our server was very nice but seemed a bit inexperienced. She did not return to refill our drinks and we actually had to flag her down, after waiting about 20 minutes, to get our check and pay. Since the restaurant is newly opened, I am not very concerned about that as I am sure a routine will becoming standard soon. The other servers and table service were all very attentive and wonderfully nice. We will return again for future special dinners.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Ditch the plastic cups on the tables and get a server who knows the menu and behaves professional. I had the chicken paillard salad which should have been on the
Main menu not listed as a salad. It was presented as a cooked chicken breast with olive tapenade and a side salad, so I believe it’s misleading listed as a salad. The
Chicken was tender and flavorful a little too salty.
My husband ordered the wedge salad and loved every bite.
His pork loins were raw and the presentation was eh..
The pork wasn’t even browned and way too tough to eat.
Overall I would not come back.

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L
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall, everything was lovely. The staff was extremely polite and friendly and the food was delicious. We were table touched by the F&B director, Arthur, which was nice and then again by the floor manager before leaving. The only down side was our server wasn’t too attentive for it being a slow night. However, I will definitely return for the delicious food.

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