The Emporium-Savannah

4.5
773 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A community hotspot is a place that welcomes you to be swept away by its eclectic and effortless vibe. The Emporium showcases locally-sourced ingredients along with unique roots and bold originality in which it resides. Bursting with vibrant energy, this local gathering place boasts approachability and variety, welcoming you to stay awhile and savor the experience. Head to the wine market where you will find thoughtful offerings, try Bowerbird's unique coffee blend and fresh pastries, or make your way to the bar where skilled bartenders will create a cocktail that will excite your palette. There is something for everyone at this community hub.

Monday-Thursday:
Breakfast: 7am-11am
Lunch Menu: 11am-2pm
Bar Menu: 2pm-5pm
Dinner Menu: 5pm -10pm

Friday-Sunday
Brunch 7am-2pm
Bar Menu 2pm-5pm
Dinner 5pm-10pm

Friday-Saturday
Emporium Bar open until 11pm
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  • Afternoon Tea in the Library

    $42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We are very pleased to announce... Afternoon Tea in the Library. From the exquisite tea sets to indulgent bites, from soothing selections to touches of booziness for those that dare, we will seek to make Afternoon Tea more than just an option for refreshments, it will become an experience, it will be an occasion to remember. $42 per person plus gratuity and tax Add a bit of booziness to your afternoon with handcrafted teatime cocktails for an additional $20.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 773 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

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jeff
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and exceptional service...

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded a day ago

We are thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful experience; we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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PAULM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE STAFF ANXIOUS TO PLEASE

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KerriC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slow start, 25-30 minutes after being seated before our order was taken, but impeccable service thereafter. Our server (our bill said his name is Hans) made great suggestions and kept our water glasses filled. He was attentive yet not intrusive. The food taste and presentation was the best any of us has had in Savannah in a long time, and we are foodies. We had the charcuterie tray, butter lettuce salad, monkfish, duck, and NY strip- all delicious. For dessert we had the chocolate cheesecake, pecan opera cake (like a cross between tiramisu and flourless torte to me), and key lime torte. The atmosphere is swanky and refined yet casual. We started early but by 6:30 (on a Tuesday) with a few extra tables it got pretty noisy with chatter, etc. Some acoustic wall tiles or something to absorb noise would make this a more pleasant dining experience. Otherwise, it was a nearly perfect service. We definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were here for tea time in the library. If you’re looking for a real experience of English tea time then it will be an experience for you. The library was such a beautiful space for it.

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KingReview
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. This is one of our “go-to” places everytime we visit Savannah.

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Casey
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I really couldn't have been more disappointed in this place. My best friends and I went out to celebrate a birthday, and there were several issues:
1. There was a random large dog running around the restaurant. Normally, I would love to see a cute dog, but seeing hair shed around people's tables was not okay.
2. The food was salty as hell. We got shrimp/grits, salmon, duck, and the burger, and every single thing was so salty we couldn't even finish it.
3. The food, absent the salt, was good and would have been worth the (high) price IMO.
4. It was SO loud. Not much you can do about that in a building like this without sound absorption, but that's something to note if noise bothers you.
5. Who the hell charges $5 per glass of diet coke... I've never heard of no free refills on soda, and I've never heard of a $5 soda, but I digress...
6. Service was underwhelming. Our server admitted that he had "no help" on a Saturday night, which was frustrating, and while he was generally very attentive and nice, when it came time to pay, he asked how we wanted to split the bill, and before we could answer, he handed me the entire tab and said "It would really be easier if yall just paid each other back and one person paid the ticket." As someone who has worked in the service industry for 6 years, obviously that's easier, but if that's not what the customer asked for, it doesn't matter. I paid the full tab to help him out, but am frustrated that I had to do so.

As an avid Savannah-restaurant-goer, there are many places that provide better atmosphere, food, and service than this place.

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LaurenE
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends on a visit to Savannah!

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely time, we ended up here twice in two days!

First was for a Friday girls' night/Bachelorette dinner. Even though there were a few large groups dining at the same time, our server Stevie went out of his way to make our experience wonderful. Great conversation, helpful recommendations - even let us know when to expect him next as he navigated those large groups. Food was excellent, our favorite Sav Blanc was on the wine menu, and the ambiance was wonderful.

We went back for pre-dinner cocktails the next night, and David at the bar was also such a gem! Took his time to answer questions, make conversation, and even offered my friend a sample of a liqueur she'd asked about. Will 100% recommend Emporium to any friends visiting and as a new resident, will absolutely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was world-class. We went in on a lazy Wednesday morning and had the best breakfast experience since our time in Savannah. The omelettes were fresh and delicious! The drinks were scrumptious. The French toast was other-worldly. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Overall, I really enjoyed our experience. The location is low-key and centrally located. 6 star rating deserved!

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LarryL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food was very good but stingy portions. service excellent

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vipCarrieR
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Ordered the biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were a bit dry and not enough gravy. but had a good flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High Tea during our Mini-Moon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and the staff is incredibly friendly!

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EvyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautifully decorated restaurant with good wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday . We were not able to combine dairy and meat or eat seafood - which many of the menu items contained. It was not possible to have to food choice prepared without these items which made a small menu much more limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation at 8:30pm on memorial day party of 3. The place is spacious and clean. Nice place to have dinner and they have a bar too. Location is nice there are bars at every corner. We ordered lamb shank, duck and steak for main. A bottle of crois malbec and started with brussel sprout app. Everything is good except that the sauce on shank is way too heavy on sodium its overwhelming need to tone it down a bit. Hans our server is attentive and professional. We will come back for sure. Thank you for a nice evening dinner 🥰

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KatieT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud and tables are extremely close together so difficult to carry a conversation. Charcuterie was the star.

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vipmomof3
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lively vibe. We always get great service here. Food is always fresh and delicious. Got a bit loud as more people were seated. Noise level made conversation difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation was definitely fine dining. The restaurant’s decor is welcoming and refined. The only issue was- Our waiter was arrogant and had no personality. We were not demanding at all but he was annoyed at how often he needed to refill our water. He was also aggravated if we asked questions about items on the menu. He made us all feel very uncomfortable! It was our first time dining there and wanted his expertise. We would definitely eat there again, and hope to have a different server!

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DianaKuz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit in Savannah! I will definitely be coming back! The food was amazing and every detail was perfect.

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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vipAliciaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, food was impeccable and service went above and beyond

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic!

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Bensage
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very good food for lunch recently. However, waitress delivered check without ever asking if we wanted dessert. After we requested dessert menus, she delivered only one for the whole table. She then disappeared for 30 minutes after dropping off the dessert menu saying she was also working in the coffee shop. Final straw was when we asked to take leftovers home she brought only one contaier for the three dishes. She ruined what was a tasty meal.

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are very sorry to hear you were unhappy with your service. We would very much like to speak with you regarding your experience. We will message you with how best to contact us.

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TriciaH
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is wonderful! Martinis are great and I had the best duck EVER!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Loved the food, the server was great, the restaurant temperature was uncomfortable.

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vipMike
Savannah
44 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable evening celebrating wife’s birthday.Food was really good and staff exceptional.

SG
vipStuartG
Raleigh
73 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great friendly service and great food prepared perfectly - love the brussell sprouts! will return soon

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vipJill
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered the peach French toast and there were 2 very small slices of peaches- I would have expected more. Taste was good but asked for more peaches but he never brought.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the flatbread.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately this experience was not worth the money. My group did not even get to sit in the library.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea for 2 and 2 for tea

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Russ
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. Lacked service. Was not busy as there were only two other couples there. Had reservation and was there 5 minutes prior although we had to wait for third person for about 15 minutes. Went from breakfast to lunch but food was great. But, wait staff was lacking to detail. Had to ask for water after being seated for about 10 minutes and ordered coffee. Brought drinks out but no cream asked for. Coffee was never replenished and had to ask for more water. Food served and never saw server again till bill was brought out. Do not have to go back as there are plenty of restaurants around that value their customers and have great food

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MackenzieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great time at the Afternoon Tea service. We were seated in the back Library room and it was very quiet. A beautiful space. The food is what you would expect at any tea service, and the tea was delicious. The service was a bit slow, and the waitress was sometimes hard to track down, but I understand that with COVID, they may be using less staff. Jennifer, one of the managers, assured we had a most pleasant experience though and went above and beyond to welcome us. I would definitely return back!

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vipSarahS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We went for afternoon tea in the library. We upgraded to the “boozy” tea, which meant you actually paid $20 for a minuscule taste of alcohol and you forfeit your non alcoholic tea for that. The treats/food was sparse and mediocre at best. No music or any kind of background entertainment at all. So…it was $156 for 2 people and we’d have done much better at the Starbucks for under $20. If you want to experience afternoon tea, just say no to this. It’s a total rip-off.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with outstanding ambience. Lovely Tea service. The separate tea pots, selection of teas and professional customer service was exquisite.

The Emporium-Savannah
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are s happy to hear you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea in the Library! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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DitaS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and drinks, attentive staff, cool atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was understaffed but the food was amazing

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SaraT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food and aesthetic is good but food and drinks are slightly overpriced and the environment is really quiet. I enjoy an energetic and lively environment so it wasn’t my favorite. If you want a quiet and fancy night, this is a good place for that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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The Emporium-Savannah is rated 4.5 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.