Situated on the corner of Oglethorpe Ave and Bull St, the Collins Quarter is surrounded by historical buildings and parks in Downtown Savannah. At night this lovely restaurant turns into a sophisticated dining experience adorned with candles on each table, and by day it turns into a casual atmosphere for anyone to enjoy.
Aside from the atmosphere and decor, the Collins Quarter’s menu also changes. While their menu during lunch is made more to fit the casual atmosphere, the dinner menu offers more exquisite items that fit in with the sophisticated atmosphere. The Collins Quarter offers a little something for everyone.
While visiting Savannah for our one year anniversary, John and I got the opportunity to have dinner at the Collins Quarter.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a nice young lady that immediately took us to our table. There we were introduced to our server. Our server was very attentive and provided us with information on some of the dishes on the menu. Both professional and trendy, the staff were very welcoming.
The restaurant was packed full of people, but it wasn’t full of loud noise. The ambient was calm and the music could be heard softly playing in the background. The decor on the inside was charming with modern touches that blended well with the exposed brick and white lattice walls.
As a foodie, I enjoyed the curated menu and the selection of wines. For dinner, I decided to pick the Simple Steak, while John chose the Pork Au Vin. While he chose to have a good whiskey to go with his meal, I chose to have a glass of wine to go with my steak.
The Simple Steak is a 12 oz New York Strip with a bacon bourbon corn and potato gratin on the side and Malbec Demi sauce. I am very picky on how my steak is cooked, but the chef did a wonderful job cooking my steak to perfection – medium, just the way I like it. The bacon bourbon corn had this wonderful taste that made every bite enjoyable, while the potato gratin confirmed how I felt about this dish. This dish was absolutely wonderful.
John tried the Pork Au Vin, which is an 18 oz. Malbec braised pork shank with creamy orzo and braised purple cabbage. He also had a great experience with his dish. Every bite he took, he could not stop saying how amazing it was. In fact, that was exactly our reaction to every bite – Amazed.
The food was very filling, but we couldn’t say no to dessert, so we ordered the cheesecake. This wonderful dessert was heaven on earth. This delight wasn’t heavy as some cheesecakes I’ve tried. It was light, creamy and excellent. The berries surrounding the cheesecake made it even better.
Overall, our experience at the Collins Quarter was pleasant and our visit was certainly a night to remember. From the service to the atmosphere, our one year anniversary dinner was a huge success thanks to the Collins Quarter.
Disclaimer: The Collins Quarter did host our one year anniversary dinner, but as always all opinions are my own and always will be.