Learn the Art Of Dining in Savannah, Georgia
￼￼￼SOHO South Café represents a different side of Savannah.
It’s not the genteel Southern side with sweet tea and shady live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. Nothing wrong with that. But there’s a side to Savannah that’s modern, urban and edgy – a spirit captured by this transformed automotive service station with its high ceilings, brick walls and huge garage doors.
“It gives off more of a Southern shabby chic vibe,” said General Manager Richard Kramer. “It’s like an urban warehouse.”
Kramer has been at SOHO South for the past year and with Daniel Reed Hospitality, the restaurant’s corporate owner, for four years. Kramer opened Daniel Reed’s nearby Public Kitchen and Bar before moving to SOHO. SOHO is open as a restaurant only for lunch and Sunday brunch, which leaves the evenings free for special events.
Kramer said weddings and related activities – receptions and rehearsal dinners – are SOHO’s most frequent evening events, although there are other special dinners and corporate events. BMW once chose SOHO for the launch event featuring a new model car.
“It seemed fitting, given the history of this building,” Kramer said.
The original building dates from 1945 and sat vacant for many years. It had been a restaurant for some 20 years when Daniel Reed acquired it in 2013 and did extensive remodeling. One big change was creating a separate space for a bar near the entrance. Old brick walls, steel windows and iron roof trusses were retained. One long wall was covered with a colorful and eclectic collection of doors and windows. Another wall features a collage of old-fashioned flowery plates.
Come grab a bite and enjoy Soho South’s eclectic atmosphere at 12 W Liberty St. Savannah, GA
(p) 912.233.1633 / (w) sohosouthcafe.com