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The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 232-4286
The Olde Pink House

The Olde Pink House Praline Basket

The Olde Pink House Praline Basket

October 7, 2017

The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants, particularly for a special evening out. Located in Old Town Savannah next to the Planters Inn across from Reynolds Square The Old Pink House serves up Low Country Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting.

We arrived right on time for our 7 PM reservation and were quickly escorted past the throngs at the front door waiting for any available table on a busy, Saturday evening. We were taken up the elevator in the rear of the restaurant (ask if you have trouble navigating old stairs) to the upper level dining room where we were seated at a table for two in the center of the restaurant. Cocktail orders were quickly taken as well as water served. Bread came a bit later after ordering creating a short where’s the bread moment.

The focus at The Olde Pink House is on Low Country Cuisine and New Southern Cooking. Pink House Platters are available for larger groups looking to share several selections of southern staples such as fried green tomatoes, shrimp, fritters, grits, etc… Appetizer selections are plentiful from Fried Green Tomatoes to Sliders, Oysters and beyond. Several soup & salad offerings are also available and a plethora of entrees including typically one daily special.

We started our evening with the Fried Green Tomatoes ($9.50). This perfect for two to share starter consisted of two fresh, green tomatoes lightly battered in stone ground cornmeal and fried to perfect tenderness and crispiness. Topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon over a Sweet Corn Cream this tasty appetizer just hits the spot getting the appetite satiated in preparation for the entrees to come.  This appetizer is recommended.

The Olde Pink House Crisp Lobster Tails

The Olde Pink House Crisp Lobster Tails

My entree for the evening was the Crispy Fried Lobster Tails ($36.50). This entree consists of not one but two fried lobster tails offering up a filling, substantial meal for the hungriest of diners. Served with a perfect accompaniment of Sweet Chili Dijon sauce for dipping this delicious entree comes with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Butter Beans on the side. The Mashed Potatoes were good but the Speckled Butter Beans were simply outstanding. Probably the best I’ve ever eaten. This entree is recommended to highly recommended.

My dining companion had the Crispy Scored Flounder ($32.95) which she absolutely loved. Never a fan of bone in, whole fish her opinion flipped a full 180 with this eye opening dish. The Flounder is scored in a cross pattern on both sides and panned fried skin on to a perfect crispiness. Served on top of an Apricot Shallot Sauce this mouth watering entree comes with Geechie Boy Grits and Collard Greens on the side. Both were good to very good. This entree is highly recommended.

The Olde Pink House Mousse Bombe

The Olde Pink House Mousse Bombe

For dessert we shared the Peanut Butter & Praline Mousse Bombe ($10.95) and the Praline Basket ($8.00). The Mousse Bombe consists of peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache and praline crisps. Thick, unctuous and sweet this rich dessert is recommended. The Praline Basket consists of almonds and pecans, vanilla bean ice cream, mango-citrus puree all topped with fresh, seasonal fruit. Full of flavorful, crispy nuts contrasted with the light, fresh fruit and palate cleansing ice cream this balanced dessert cuts through it’s richness offering up a tasty, satisfying finish to a perfect meal.  This dessert is recommended.

The Old Pink House has a nice, serviceable wine list. Prices seem to be in the area of two times retail, some cases a bit more.  Stemware is acceptable. We opted for a Franciacorte that paired easily with each of our seafood selections.

The Olde Pink House was easily the best meal we had while in Savannah. Although it is a bit on the pricey side it is still highly recommended.

Reservation are accepted and highly recommended. Major credit cards are accepted. Attire is business casual; slacks and a nice button down dress shirt are recommended. Some gentlemen wear a sport coat. A few stand out in shorts and golf shirts. Parking is any Old Town garage and walking a few blocks to the restaurant.

Conclusion: The Olde Pink House is highly recommended for a special evening out on the town in Old Town Savannah.

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