Restaurant Find: SAVOR bar & kitchen

Living in Atlanta my entire life (well aside from college and NYC), I've seen the changes over the years. And it's always baffling to me when I haven't been to a certain restaurant before.

Recently, my sister and resident photog, moved back to the city, so I decided we needed a Friday date night at SAVOR bar & kitchen! Nestled right off the busy interstate that is I-285, SAVOR is this hidden oasis away from all the chaos.

Outfit Deets: Love Sam Top (Kane Boutique) / Paige Denim Skirt (Kane Boutique)  / Forever 21 Clutch (Old), Similar  / Zara Heels 
As we walked into The Westin, we were greeted by the friendly staff and directed to the restaurant down the stairs. As we made our way to the table, the hostess expressed they were happy to have us and hoped we were ready to eat! I don't know about you, but I'm always ready to eat (you do not want to see me #hangry).

Once we were seated, my sister and I both looked over the cocktail menu. I mean nothing says Friday like cocktails, am I right? I opted for the Moonshine Mule (amazing and highlight recommend trying this classic with a twist), while my sister went with a tasty Peach cocktail.

Moonshine Mule + Peach Cocktail

As we sipped on our delicious cocktails, we attempted to select a couple of starters. SAVOR's dinner menu is packed with so many yummy options, that it was a bit overwhelming trying to narrow down which ones we wanted to try. Around this time, Chef John Bjorge came out to introduce himself and tell us about a few of his favorites. As we listened, he told us he would be sending a few additional items out for us to try! The waitress was not joking when she asked if we needed a bigger table.

Cajun Shrimp Skewers / Wicked Okra, Peach Pepper Sauce
Crawfish Beignets / Tabasco Syrup
Mussels' Skillet / Garlic, White Wine, Sea Salt, Grilled Bread
Baked Portobello Caps / Carrots, Celery, Shallot, Bleu Cheese Béchamel

See what I mean?! I can honestly say I enjoyed all of the starters, but if I had to pick one favorite, I would go with the Shrimp Skewers. The sauce on the shrimp is heavenly and not too overpowering.

For the break in between out entrees, my sister and I decided it would be smart to incorporate some greens into our meal. She opted for their Caesar Salad, while I went with the Baby Tuscan Kale Salad. If there is ever a kale salad on the menu, I must try it! I loved their twist on the kale salad, because they kept it somewhat simple. The salad is topped with toasted almonds, parmesan cheese, fried garlic, lemon segments and drizzled with a honey-cider vinaigrette. Hungry yet?

Caesar Salad / Chopped Romaine, Pecorino Cheese, Garlic Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Tuscan Kale Salad / Lemon Segments, Toasted Almonds, Parmesan Cheese, Fried Garlic, and Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

I knew after the cocktail, starters and salad, that I would need something fairly light for my entree. I told Chef John that I loved fish! So, he told me he would bring me the Grilled Scottish Salmon for my entree, as well as another fish which I had never had before...Flounder! My sister, Blair, went with the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which tasted like Fall!

Butternut Squash Ravioli / Bartlett Pear and Sage Cream Sauce
Grilled Scottish Salmon / Corn, Lobster, Edamame, Brown Butter
Pecan Crusted Flounder / Honey Butter Sauce

When our server came back by to see how our meals were, he noted that there was still one final course. Since we had just eaten the entire menu, I told him I wanted something small. He mentioned that the serve cute, little "bite!" Just the right amount to finish off a meal!

Almond Joy 

Photography by: Blair Boring
As we wrapped up our evening, we took a walk outside on the gorgeous patio. With twinkling lights and a large fountain in the middle of the pond, I almost forgot I was in the city. And as we walked back through the restaurant we heard the lovely sound of live music. SAVOR has live music every Friday night. Just another reason you and your significant other (or girlfriends) need to plan a night here soon!


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