About Little Savannah
YOUR DESTINATION FOR MODERN INSPIRED SOUTHERN CUISINE.
Located in the tight knit historic Forest Park neighborhood in Birmingham, AL,
Little Savannah Restaurant & Bar takes great pride in honoring its Southern roots and heritage. Walking in the door at Little Savannah, it's like you are walking into your own home. We look forward to having dinner with you.
Southern, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Bar opens at 4: pm daily featuring bar specials!
39th Street South
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From business dinners and birthday parties to rehearsal dinners and wedding showers, Little Savannah can accommodate any occasion. We offer a variety of off-premise catering venues and menu options and work on an individual level to help create your personalized event. Contact 205-591-1119 for more information.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Main Dining Room is available to rent for private dining events on week nights and weekends. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays which allow us to have the entire restaurant available. Wedding Receptions are welcome. We cater off site as well.
Private Party Contact:
Chef Clif Holt: 2055911119x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Little Savannah Ratings and Reviews
Cozy little place with great local beer ...
Cozy little place with great local beer choices. We had to wait quite awhile for our table even with a reservation. Serving staff was okay. Kudos though to the pregnant hostess. She was very friendly and helpful. We had higher expectations for the food based on other reviews. We had the snapper, BHM burger and lamb all which was just okay. The burger arrived barely warm. Atmosphere is great. Great decor.
The bartender was super nice and helpful ...
The bartender was super nice and helpful.
The problem was that after we ordered, we waited for an hour for our food to come out. An hour! Then when we got it, a substitution had been made without even asking if that was ok or being offered any different choices. I've never had a restaurant do that before. Also, my friend asked for a certain vegetable and was told that they were out of it but then they brought it to the people next to us. We were seated before them. All in all, not a great experience.
The meal was superb. The BLT salad is fa ...
The meal was superb. The BLT salad is fabulous and my tenderloin was perfectly cooked. The atmosphere was perfect for date night. Chef Holt came out to speak with us several times and that amped up the overall experience. I would absolutely recommend Little Savannah and we will be back. My only critique and it was minor, is that the server was slow to deliver our appetizer and salad. They offer cooking classes and I'm very interested in checking those out as well.
The food was ok. My main complaint was t ...
The food was ok. My main complaint was the BLT salad. I don't think you should have a BLT salad and then use imitation bacon bits! This was terrible. I had the tenderloin and it was very salty! Why would you put so much salt on a great cut of meat? We had intended to have dessert but we didn't after a couple of the disappointing tastes.
The crab cake "snack' was good. And the shrimp and grits entrée was good. The best thing about this very cute restaurant was out service. Our waiter was great but then again we were the ONLY people in the restaurant. I hope it's a late night place as it is in a great neighborhood, has a great bar and good atmosphere.
Our waiter was excellent!! Had the truf ...
Our waiter was excellent!! Had the truffle soup, fries, shrimp grits, steak, burger, and bolonagenese.
Only downfall is that they way under cook. A medium well is a rare. The burger and steak were reallllllly rare. And we asked for medium to medium well...
I brought my dear friend, who was in tow ...
I brought my dear friend, who was in town to consult for my marching percussion section at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, to dinner at Little Savannah. He is quite discerning about his food. He is a sophisticated devotee of excellent meals. He raved about the food and beverages at Little Savannah. My opinion is the same. So nice to be able to dine at a restaurant within walking distance of our home and that is down-to-earth, a comfortable dining atmosphere, and where you can dress casually.
Good Food Again, Inconsistent Service
This was our 2nd time to eat here. The overall experience brought us back. Food was amazing as before but the service was off. Long lapses between seeing our waiter either indicated inderstaffing or subpar service. The menu and food more than made up for it.
Outstanding neighborhood fine dining
Little Savannah is a joy for anyone interested in a neighborhood fine dining experience. The menu is focused on southern cuisine, with a variety of upscale traditional (and not so traditional) options. The specialty drinks are creative, yet still comfortable.
But, perhaps the best part of the experience is the service. The waiters are friendly and knowledgeable, and the head chef will often come around to check on your food and to make sure your experience is the best.
By the way, enjoy the cornbread muffins!
Great evening with family
Another wonderful evening at Little Savannah. The food was wonderful, from the scallops and pulled short ribs, the lobster macaroni and cheese, th e beef tenderloin, the lamb shank, to the catfish.
Derrick's service was fantastic, as always, and it was good to see Maureen in the restaurant as we were leaving. Good times.
A little dissappointed
We have dined at this restaurant several times over the years and decided to revisit and support our neighborhood merchants. We dined around 8PM on a Friday night and there were very few tables eating, it was mostly a bar scene and they were not serving in the main dining room. It just seemed as if they have lost their edge which may be why there were very few diners. There are lots of great options in the area and they need to step up their game a bit if they want to compete in this market at that level.
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
This is the kind of restaurant we all wish we had in our neighborhood, or at least I do. The food ranges from good to very good. The service was outstanding. It's a cute facility. The staff all seem to be genuinely happy to see dinner guests.
I was there with a group of family on a mid-week night and we had a great time. The restaurant did everything possible to accommodate us. Our waiter made sure everything was taken care of perfectly (sorry, don't remember his name but he really was great). We were never rushed, the food came out at just the right time, water glasses and drinks were filled appropriately. I really enjoyed my shrimp and grits, some of the others had the scallops with short ribs and raved about it.
First time at the restaurant and was loo ...
First time at the restaurant and was looking forward to it as it always looked interesting and unique. Disappointed overall, but I would probably give it a second chance as sometimes it's just an "off night". The food took a long time to reach us and mine and a friend's dish was cold. Wine did not taste that great either. I will say one friend said the scallops were delicious. Overall not the best experience unfortunately.
Another Wonderful Evening
Whenever we are in Birmingham my wife and I love to visit this restaurant gem. From their inventive cocktails to excellent wine pairings ( by our extremely knowledgable server) to their farm to table dishes we are always extremely satisfied. At our last visit my wife enjoyed fresh grouper and I had duck both interestingly prepared. Prior to our entree we enjoyed an excellent charcuterie plate and interesting salad. We look forward to our next opportunity to visit Little Savannah!
We Wanted to Lick the Plates
Little Savannah is one of my favorite local restaurants. It has a quiet and cozy atmosphere, the owners and staff are attentive and fun, but most importantly, the food is exquisite! It is a farm to table restaurant, and it’s obvious that the dishes are made with only the freshest ingredients.
As far as the libations, they have seasonal specialty cocktails that are, again, made with fresh ingredients and out of the ordinary liquors. For oenophiles, they have a variety of wines that can be purchased by the glass or by the bottle.
The homemade desserts are decadent, and a cordial of house made cello goes really nice with the desserts!
Another great dinner at Little Savannah
My birthday group loves Little Savannah. They always go out of their way to make us feel special-- including bringing sparkling wine to kick us off. Our server was very knowledgeable, gave us great recommendations, and fabulous desserts. They never disappoint!
Great food and service
We arrived late due to traffic. We had called to let them know and they adjusted their schedule and our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The butternut squash soup was delicious. I also highly recommend the flat iron steak. The chorros for dessert were also great. We will definitely be back.
Forest Park local gem
We enjoyed an evening with out of town friends at Little Savannah. The cocktails, food and wine were very good. The pork entree was absolutely delectable. The cocktail menu was very creative and fun. Ambience is intimate and relaxed. Our waiter was very engaging and informative about menu items. Overall excellent experience. I have nothing negative to say.
Favorite for my wife and I
This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and romantic dates. The food is amazing and much of it locally sourced. The wait staff is attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and the preparation. We have not ordered anything there that was sub par.
different and delicious
Little Savannah has good food inspired by the South and Europe. It is a little overpriced. On the night I went, the waiter was subpar but the couple next to us had a much better, more attentive waiter so I assumed the restaurant was just under-staffed that night. Overall...worth the experience.
I have lived in Birmingham for eight years and I've heard about this place and decided to try it during restaurant week. I was very disappointed in my service and the overall experience.The servers seemed very confused about where they were supposed to be and what tables they were supposed to be serving. The appetizer and main entrée came out within two minutes of each other. We did not have any plates for the appetizer.
Food we had was good, but room for improvement
Food we had was good, but there were a few items that we ordered that the restaurant ran out on. From appetizer, entree and yes even dinner. Very dissapointing. Service was okay, the staff need to know the menu when the customer ask about it.
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