10 Cozy Dining Experiences in Savannah

If you’re looking for a cozy and inviting spot in Savannah to indulge in some delightful cuisine and signature cocktails, then you’re in luck! Here are 10 top-rated restaurants offering an inviting warm atmosphere with amazing food.

Stone & Webster Chophouse at Plant Riverside District

📍 JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, 400 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hopefully, you’ll find one of our favorite waterfront spots in Downtown Savannah to be one of yours too: the Stone and Webster Chophouse. It radiates newfound warmth along the riverside, presenting a curated menu of premium wine, prime steaks, seafood, and craft cocktails. The rustic charm of the original architecture has been updated with contemporary finishes, the perfect aesthetic for warming up during chilly evenings. Whether you opt for the lively ambiance of the open kitchen or a more warm and intimate setting, anticipate a blend of amazing food and exceptional service. 

🍸 Take advantage of their signature cocktails by trying their Caipirinha!

Alligator Soul

📍114 Barnard St., Savannah

This is our fine dining option in Downtown Savannah, where the dark wood interiors and candlelit tables provide an intimate and cozy setting for a delightful dining experience. If you’re out for a delicacy, try the deviled alligator crab. If you want something more old school and sure to warm you up, our go-to is the Brunswick Gumbo- beyond delicious. 

🍸Try out The Diplomat if you’re in the mood for something sweet and warming.  

 The Fitzroy

📍9 Drayton St., Savannah

This is an excellent spot for those of us looking to grab a bite in a cozy yet elegant restaurant. Also, Downtown Savannah it’s a beloved spot for locals and tourists alike, although winter typically brings in a more local atmosphere. We recommend the bone-in short rib or duck confit. We usually opt for the Mussels or Calamari if we want something light.  The Fitzroy also has a fabulous rooftop bar if you want to grab some fresh air. 

🍸 Grab a seat by the fireplace and sip on their signature Running Up That Hill, an earthy cocktail that adds a touch of warmth to your evening.

The Ordinary Pub

📍217 1/2 W Broughton St., Savannah

This stylish spot is, by definition, cozy. While it is a popular pub downtown, it has a relaxing vibe and a diverse menu, making it a favorite among locals seeking a casual and inviting atmosphere. Warm up with their lobster shrimp and grits, a classic southern dish that embodies the comfort needed for the wintery weather and the coziness of this pub setting.

🍸If you’re in time for their winter happy hour menu (daily 4p-7p and 10p-Close), try their Holidays on Ice. It is delicious!

10 Cozy Dining Experiences in Savannah
10 Cozy Dining Experiences in Savannah Photo Credit: Late Air

LATE AIR

📍 2805 Bull St., Savannah

Discover the allure of Late Air, an intimate haven at Bull and Victory in Midtown. With a sophisticated touch, this local gem presents a rotating selection of natural wines, available by the glass or the bottle. Chef Juan Stevenson curates an exquisite à la carte menu, showcasing seasonally evolving small dishes. Late Air stands as a testament to the art of culinary craftsmanship and a refined yet intimate neighborhood dining experience.

🍸 We’re big fans of all wine, but we especially like the mosel de 2022; strain “blauschiefer trocken” Riesling.  

Vici Rooftop

📍411 W Charlton St., Savannah

One of Downtown Savannah’s newest and lesser-known rooftop bars is Vici Rooftop. Because it’s tucked away in an unsuspecting part of the Historic District, it’s one of the best places to hide away and get toasty. The cocktails are carefully crafted, and the food is delicious and deliberate. Warm up with their signature Vici Margherita Pizza. But the food, the drinks, and the heaters are only some of what makes Vici an excellent go-to for a night out. The best part? The free parking across the street. 

🍸We love their twist on the classic Espresso Martini for the holiday shopping season. 

Planters Tavern at the Olde Pink House

📍23 Abercorn St., Savannah

Step into the historic Planters Tavern below The Ole Pink House of the Historic District. It will greet you with warm lighting, timeless decor, and super chill vibes for a laid-back, traditional dining scene. This spot offers a cozy retreat for those seeking a more traditional dining experience. 

🍸 Spice up your evening with their Jalapeno Margarita, our recommendation for getting toasty at Planter’s Tavern. 

Cotton and Rye

📍1801 Habersham St, Savannah

When we’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Cotton and Rye is where we escape the chilly weather. The building is a former bank with the original safe door. Tucked away in the up-and-coming neighborhood of the Starland District, it is one of the first modern spots to make its mark outside the historic area. Cotton and Rye bake their bread, grind their meat, and even play matchmaker with each dish’s wines. The menu is a fresh take on Southern classics that’ll surprise you, like the Red Beans and Risotto dish.

🍸 They have an extensive wine list so you are bound to find the wine that suits you best, but our go-to (with the Red Beans and Risotto of course) is the Cabernet Franc, Bernard Baudry, Le Domaine, Chinon, FR 2021.