Today is: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Savannah Restaurant Review
Since its recent opening in Century City, Savannah Restaurant has established itself
as a Century City institution. Savannahs’ welcoming atmosphere and excellent
service compliment the cuisine. For an exceptional experience,
Savannah offers an amazing variety of great food.
If there is a formula for the ideal restaurant experience
one where every need is met, every sense delighted, every dish inspired,
and all of this without pretense—Savannah must have discovered it. This Century
City restaurant offers a harmonious fusing of delightful elements: modern sensibility, understated elegance, gracious hospitality, and exquisite, engaging cuisine.
Parking easily at the Century City Westfield Mall and entering the restaurant, our experience began with the smiling of Savannah’s gracious server. Greeting us at
the entrance, he stood between the restaurants two main areas to the right,
an inviting bar and lounge; to the left, an equally enticing dining room.
Macallan 25 Scotch
Starting from their incredible and large bar area, we enjoyed couple drinks. My
guest's choice and always a favorite: Raspberry Mojito, and my choice this
time was to start with an incredible 25 year old Scotch. The bar offers
amazing drinks and cocktails and their price is very reasonable.
We were seated at one of many tables in the main dining room. The room epitomized casual elegance, with clean lines and carefully chosen textures that faded into the background, leaving only a warm setting that seemed to facilitate the lively
buzz of conversation. I felt as if I were in a modern café in France or
New York.There is no surprise that Savannah seems like it could
be found on another coast or another continent.
Shrimp Any Way
We knew we were in for a treat when an amuse selection of appetizers teased our palates. We tasted their Shrimp Any Way…it’s a Savannah favorite, there were
five ways that the shrimps were presented; Shrimp Scampi, Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Spicy Creole BBQ, Popcorn Shrimp and Shrimp Dijon.
Lobster and Chips
Sweet Potato Fries
Beer Battered Lobster and Chips on a delicious
Hollandaise Sauce was an
amazing appetizer that would please anybody.
Louisiana Crab Cake
Spicy Tuna Tartare
We also tasted their Louisiana
Crab Cake with Corn on a
Creole Romoulade sauce, and their Spicy
Tuna Tartare with
Avocado, Crispy Sesame Wafer and Chile Sauce.
All of the appetizers were truly delightful and big enough to feed 2 more people. I turned my attention to the wine list, which was approachable yet encompassing, offering a combination of small and well-known producers. The front of the list
offered smaller portions, including wines by the glass and half bottle, and a
selection of "premium wines" available by the half-glass, glass, and small
carafe. The 100 or so wines by the bottle included an excellent selection
of Bordeaux and aged Burgundy wines dating back to 1988.
Seared Scallops with Corn, Mushroom and Asparagus Sautee
Our first course offered a contrast in traditional and modern, with two dishes that spanned the range of tradition, taste, and flavor. The Seared Scallops with Corn, Mushroom and Asparagus Sautee on a Brown Butter Vinaigrette, each holding
tender Scallops beneath a pool of corn and a butter sauce. It was the sauce a resonating, complex blend of herbs, nuts, garlic, and butter that made the dish
sublime. Each bite burst of flavor, the tender scallops vessel for the savory
sauce. If you don’t think you like scallops, you must try this dish.
New York Strip, with Savannah Potatoes and Asparagus
Our next course featured Savannah's signature dish, The New York Strip, with Savannah Potatoes and asparagus on a sweet garlic jam. A forkful earthy filling,
light and the distinct flavors achieved what can only be deemed perfection. Harmonious, engaging, and intriguing, each bite was wholly triumphant.
All of these dishes were accompanied by these amazing side dishes;
Side of Asparagus
The Creamed White Corn with Parmesan Crust and the
Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.
The longest standing dish on the menu, Chocolate Soufflé was also the most arresting. The presentation seemed angelic and the taste superb! Also we tried their Pound Cake with Strawberries. A familiar sweet aroma reminded me of powdered sugar, funnel cakes, and childhood bliss. A spoonful of the soufflé evoked memories of melted chocolate on warm summer evenings it was the most astounding taste
of the entire meal. There was not a bite that was anything less than captivating.
Indeed, dessert proved irresistible, even in our sated state.
Pound Cake with Strawberries
After Dinner Liqueurs
As we stood, reluctantly leaving the lively space for the world beyond, I knew
that Savannah had just found itself another loyal customer. I was
already looking for my next excuse to return.
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For more information please visit their website at www.culinaryadventures.com/restaurants/savannah/century_city
Article by: Mary Adams
Photos by: Chris Marx
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