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“Ultimate urban lounge experience!”

Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
Ranked #2 of 864 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Inspired by the decadence of the 1920s, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge offers a unique dining affair in Savannah's Historic District. Located on bustling Broughton Street, Chive is a refreshing change of pace for those seeking an intimate experience like no other, for special occasions or a weekday wind down. Our signature vintage cocktails made with top-shelf favorites are perfectly paired with dishes incomparable to any fare served downtown. Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is the ideal place for the Southern pace, bringing the classic to the contemporary.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Ultimate urban lounge experience!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The sheer beauty of the bar draws you in from the street. As you are seated in a comfortable booth with luxurious pillows, your worries melt away. Signature cocktails and artfully presented appetizers are experienced with romantic music from the 40's and 50's playing in the background while classic romance films play on the big screen with subtitles. Dinner can be an amazing salad or meat or seafood dish with an Asian flare. Very unique offerings which satisfy the curious palate.

  • Visited June 2014
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Issaquah, Washington
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“Our experience...”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

My Mother and I chose Savannah for an extended trip after a family reunion in Durham NC. We have been treated so well along the way as a mother-daughter couple. Our innkeeper recommended that we choose Chive, so we were looking forward to a nice dinner. We arrived at 6:30 pm, with many open tables. We were immediately seated at a back booth next to the kitchen/bathroom door. Not wanting to make waves, we didn't ask for another table, however we noticed subsequent patrons being seated in nicer spots. We felt a bit relegated to the rear of the restaurant.

As for the food, the Calamari appetizer was really good; crispy and tender and with tasty sweet chili and also caper dipping sauces. The Waygu beef Ping (Robata prep) was good but lacked flavor. We asked for sauces and were brought delicious red and yellow curries. The Caesar salad was not memorable.

Overall, the meal was acceptable but we won't forget feeling slighted as to the hostess' seating choice.





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2 Thank Gail H
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Coralandshoes45, Owner at Chive Sea Bar & Lounge, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
I'm so sorry that you were not happy with the seat the host provided. Believe it or not, most of our guests prefer the seats near the rear since they are more private, so this was certainly not an intentional act to give you a poor seat, and we apologize if it was taken that way. We would have been happy to seat you at your table of preference if you had informed the host that you were not satisfied. Hope that you come again if your ever back in Savannah, please know that we are flexible with seating as long as we are not at full capacity. Thanks
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sophisticated, great food in Savannah!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Wandered in to Chive for lunch with some girlfriends and had a wonderful experience. First there is the decor and ambiance- even at lunch its low curved banquettes and gorgeous lighting with curtains you can draw between tables and Sinatra and Buble playing in the background evoked more a sexy Manhatten club than downtown Savannah. We were intrigued...but would the food match the decor---- YES. Delicious Asian fusion and seafood menu did not disappoint.
WE loved every dish. It was so good we all had to have a glass of champagne to match our elegant lunch. We cant wait to go back at night. Looks like it would ahve a great bar scence. Our only diappointment- they dont take reservations for dinner- which might discourage us from driving in from Bluffton. Suggestion to management-- let your booking policy match your elegant restarurant. People do not want to wait.

  • Visited May 2014
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Favorite in Savannah!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in Savannah. Their prices are very reasonable. The quality of food is so good. I am so sick of fried everything that most Savannah restaurants serve. The seafood served at Chive is so amazing. 5 stars !!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Joanie C
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a Find!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Everything the other reviewers wrote is spot on. Funny how we - my husband and I - stumbled upon it, too; how Maro was the absolute best (more about that later); how my husband had the risotto with a trout filet at lunch ($9); how the decor was fun and comfortable, no matter what one's attire; how we also got; how we got there around 2 p.m., and the place was empty, except for two other couples at tables, and two ladies at the bar.
I had the Ping (ask your server to describe it; everyone here is so attentive and friendly). I had a craving for sangria, and though it's not on the drink menu, Maro volunteered to make it for me. The best I've ever had!
Here's the deal: Maro knows everything you'd ever want to know about where to eat, drink, and do in Savannah. Luckily, we were sitting at a table close enough to the bar that I could hear everything he was saying to the two ladies. Now, I'm coming back in October for the Savannah Film Festival, on his recommendation!
Note: the place is closed between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. We know that because two days later, we went back there, wanting to sit at the bar and chat up Maro. (And have another sangria.) Just as we got there, he was walking out the door. He recommended the roof bar at the Bohemian hotel. Great recommendation. Thanks, Maro!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank dalekoppel
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