Plant Riverside District, prominently situated on internationally renowned River Street in Savannah, Georgia is the hottest, most vibrant area in the city.  For decades, the historic district as featured in numerous epic Hollywood movies has been a popular tourist destination. That popularity has been exponentially magnified with the creation of this entertainment district.

Anchored by JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, an ultra-luxury hotel, the captivating destination features high-end shopping, sophisticated boutiques, an art gallery, live musical performances, specially curated events, and exceptional upscale dining. Whether on the rooftop, in a garden, on the riverfront, or in the Three Muses, Atlantic, or Power Plant Buildings of the hotel, each dining experience is unique, distinctive, and imaginative. On your next posh getaway, plan a Culinary Dining Retreat with these chic eateries at the top of your itinerary.

Stone & Webster Chophouse

In a fabulously regal and stately setting, this upscale restaurant features some of the best wine, seafood, and prime steak in Savannah. Enjoy a modern fine dining experience with this expansive menu. Cuisine includes the Shellfish Tower, Oysters & Caviar, Smoked Duck Breast, Grilled Octopus, Foie Gras, Heirloom Cauliflower, Roasted Squash, and Crab Rice. Browse the Butcher’s Reserve menu featuring the Japanese Wagyu, Allen Brothers Prime Tomahawk, and Bison NY Strip. Try flights of wine such as The Toast, The Red Ladder, or The Great White Chameleon. Culminate the evening with coffee blends and delightful desserts including Strawberry Match Crème Brulee, Peaches & Cheesecake, and Chocolate Ganache Cake.

Baobab Lounge

BaoBab Lounge

Mankind began in Africa and so does this immersive cultural experience at this restaurant. There is stunning art and décor featuring elephants, ostriches, and alligators as well as beautiful depictions of African natives in various regions of the continent. Taste unique dishes and libations. The Classic Biltong is made of Coriander + Black Pepper Air-Dried Beef with Pickled Garden Vegetables. The Suya Chicken Skewers contain Spiced Peanuts, Chicken Pickled Onions, and Peanut Sauce. The Shoko Tostadas contain Plantain Tostada, Basil Yogurt, and Spice Ground Lamb with Chicken. Distinctive, signature beverages include Bohemian Citra Draft Beer, Mountain Jam Southern Lager, Bull of the Serengeti, and Jacaranda.

Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden

Myrtle & Rose

Representing femininity, love, and romance and inspired by the flowers placed in crowns worn by muses in classical mythology, the Myrtle & Rose restaurant is nestled in a beautiful rooftop garden.  While reclining on lovely lavender and white outdoor chaise loungers, guests can bathe themselves in the beauty of the picturesque Riverfront. Visit the Jazz Brunch and delight in the Deviled Eggs, Tomato & Whipped Burrata Salad, Ahi Tuna Ponzu, Shrimp Polenta, and Crème Puff Trio. Refreshing cocktails include the Ginger Lilly, Georgia KISS, and Blooming Bee.

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge

 Electric Moon Sky Top Lounge

An adult haven of fun and excitement, guests can groove to high-energy music, glide down the slide, take the spiral stairs to the Moon Deck, and play lawn games. Take in the best views on this rooftop bar while eating Tuna Poke Tacos, Bulgogee Beef Lettuce Wraps, Gyro Tacos, and Boozie Cake Pop Trios. Sip on out-of-this-world drinks like the Moon Margarita, Starry Night, Solar Power, Bull on the Moon, and Fly Me to the Moon.

Savannah Tequila Co.


Authentic Mexican cuisine can be quite difficult to come by.  But it is certainly offered at this bright, airy, and vibrantly colored restaurant offering handmade tacos, flautas, and burritos. Dishes to try include Ceviche Del Dia, Duck Mole, Enchiladas Suizas, Taquiza Board, and El Gringo Tacos. Popular tequila-infused beverages are the Kessler Margarita, Spicy Margarita, Smoked Old Fashioned, and Cucumber Breeze as well as frozen cocktails like the Eternal Savannah Summer Margarita, Avo-Rita, and Watermelon Smash.

5 Really Cool Plant Riverside District Eateries to Visit for Casual Fare 

  1. RIVERSIDE BIERGARTEN – Try German dishes served in open-air seating with river views.


2. TURBINE MARKET + CAFE – Enjoy freshly baked pastries, tasty sandwiches, and smoothies.

Turbine Market and Cafe

3. GRAFFITO – View Greg Mike’s creative mural as you savor authentic Neapolitan-style pizza.


4. DISTRICT SMOKEHOUSE – Relish great barbeque and beer as you look out on the river.

District Smokehouse

5. DISTRICT SEAFOOD – Taste the Riverfront Low Country Boil at the scenic outdoor venue.

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