13 Jun 2013
Fine dining in downtown Savannah is available from several establishments. However, The Olde Pink House fine dining restaurant Savannah is the only restaurant in the area that is located in an 18th century mansion. While eating dinner at The Olde Pink House, you’ll enjoy live entertainment along with seating inside or outside.
The Olde Pink House received its name from the distinctive shade of pink stucco that coats its original brick. In 1789, James Habersham Jr. built the manor. Habersham was a member of the city’s founding family and a successful cotton farmer. The British Crown granted Habersham the land for his lavish home and he constructed the manor in a classic colonial style. Furthermore, the home is one of the few structures to remain standing and intact after the 1796 fire. When you visit the restaurant, be sure to notice the Greek portico and the eye-catching Palladian window installed above it. In addition, the fanlight mounted over the front door is one of the oldest in the state.
Once you enter the restaurant’s foyer, you’ll appreciate the beautiful Georgian staircase which is simple but memorable. From 1804 to 1812, the Bolton’s owned the property, and later, from 1812 to 1865, the Planter’s Bank and First Bank of Georgia used the house to run their banking business. Today, the restaurant is a popular eatery as well as a renowned site for ghost hunters to visit because many of the restaurant’s patrons and staff members have reported recent sightings of James Habersham Jr. According to rumors, the mansion’s first owner hung himself in the home’s basement in 1799.
About The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House is open for lunch and dinner. It features a bar area and banquet rooms along with 10 private rooms. Furthermore, you’ll appreciate the eatery’s traditional ambiance as it includes classic furnishings and southern hospitality. The eatery’s executive chef is Vincent Burns and walk in patrons are welcome.
The restaurant’s menu features new southern style cooking with food options like calamari, sushi, and shrimp platters as well as fried green tomatoes and artichoke fritters. The dining establishment’s appetizers consist of corn bread fried oysters, vegetable slaw, and blue crab beignets. In fact, the restaurant offers you many appetizer choices since you can also order a cheese plate with Savannah Bee Honeycomb and fruit.
Soup and salad options include crab soup, a mixed green salad with apples, pecans and vinaigrette dressing and a Caesar salad. Once you are ready for an entrée, you can order dishes like almond encrusted tilapia, crispy duck, and filet mignon. Other menu choices consist of fried lobster tails, pecan coated chicken breast, and roasted lamb.
While planning your trip to Savannah, be sure to review the accommodations through Southern Belle Vacation Rentals as you’ll find lodgings that are affordable and diverse. In addition, we offer rentals near The Olde Pink House where you can enjoy fine dining in downtown Savannah.