Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chive Sea Bar and Lounge

I can't even remember the last time I did a restaurant post. But this one is definitely one to talk about. Chive Sea Bar and Lounge is located in Downtown Savannah on Broughton Street. It just opened in June so it's pretty new. As a family, we have been trying to eat healthy and mostly organic since January, so we don't really eat out much anymore.  In fact, this was our first meal downtown in probably a year. No joke. But it was one of the best meals I've eaten in a loooong time!

A little sneak peek! :D

Chive has a 1920's era theme with a modern twist. Think Gatsby 2013. They have a TV that plays classic black and white movies and in the background you'll hear the musical likes of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra. Swanky. Since I've always been convinced I was born in the wrong decade, the atmosphere here was right up my alley! And speaking of atmosphere, you have your privacy because each booth has a curtain separating it from the next, which is something I really appreciate. Adds a nice touch too!

The bar. Very classy.

Both the cocktail and regular menus had these precious drawings of flapper girls!
Love the attention to detail.

Whenever I go to a restaurant for the first time, I like to order a surprise mocktail.
Tonight I got a virgin Red Clover, which is a strawberry and basil based drink. Superb!

As you can tell by the name of the restaurant, their specialty is seafood. My mom and I love seafood and I'm pretty sure my dad could live off of it for the rest of his life, so we all had a tough time deciding what to order, but eventually we came to a conclusion.

For an appetizer, we ordered The Cutting Board, which consists of gourmet cheeses, olives (my fave), seasonal fruit, and local honey from the Savannah Bee Company. I'm always a sucker for a good cheese plate. :)



It had blue cheese with the perfect amount of tart--without being bitter, goat cheese that was sinfully creamy and tangy, sharp cheddar cheese, and Thomasville mild white cheddar. And surprisingly, the honey was the perfect compliment to all of the cheeses. Divine!

For an entree, I ordered the Lobster and Edamame Risotto.  I was expecting chunks of lobster mixed within the risotto. When this came to the table, I was pleasantly shocked!


Yes, a whole, perfectly cooked lobster tail was halved and delicately placed next to a bed of edamame, roasted tomato, cremini mushroom and asparagus risotto.  Let me tell you, this was without a shadow of a doubt, the BEST lobster I have ever had. The risotto was also phenomenal, but c'mon, lobster always steals the show. ;)

In keeping with my own tradition, I always order dessert the first time I visit a restaurant.  So, I picked one to split with my parents because we were all pretty full by this point, but I really wanted something sweet.

Let me introduce to you the Chocolate Tuxedo Bomb. What an epic name!


A layer of devil's food cake, chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse, covered in a layer of chocolate ganache. 

I do believe this plate speaks for itself.



To complete the night, we ventured over to Starbucks across the street and enjoyed and after-dinner coffee. Rather cinematic --and the weather was a perfect 70 degrees!

If you are ever in Savannah, I recommend Chive--100%!  When you get all the extras, it can be a bit pricey, but it's worth every cent.  This place totally captures the essence of Savannah and it is an experience in and of itself.  I dare say, it is my new favorite restaurant in town!

Leave a comment telling me what you thought looked best from our meal and if you would eat here. Talk to you soon!

XOXO,
-Savannah