Savannah’s Rhett Evolves to a Southern Coastal Concept
The convivial, seafood-focused restaurant aims to deliver a comfortable and homey atmosphere all overlooking the historic stairs and river thoroughfare
Created and operated by independent restaurant team, Makeready, Rhett, Savannah’s signature River Street restaurant, announces its reimagined fare comprised of local ingredients, inspired by the spirit and cuisine of the coastal American south.
Situated atop the Savannah River in the Plant Riverside District, Rhett’s surroundings of Savannah’s shipping port have served as a muse and inspiration behind the refreshed menu that celebrates the bounty of the Lowcountry while honoring Southern classics. Committed to bringing River Street back to its original roots of authentic interaction, commerce, and conversation, Rhett’s menu offers guests the comfort and approachability of what we have come to love from coastal American cuisine.
“From day one, Rhett has been a favorite among locals and diners thanks to its great location and classic menu offerings,” says Arthur Sertorio, Corporate Service Director, Food and Beverage at Makeready. “Our evolution reflects our team truly embracing the local culture and wanting to spotlight the tastes and essence of the Lowcountry. We’re sticking to our Southern favorites, yet we’ve incorporated smart and thoughtful menu replacements and additions to give our diners the Coastal freshness and quality they crave.”
Expertly executed by Executive Chef Javier Hernandez, the new menu has retained favorites like the Cheddar Drop Biscuits, Mushroom Risotto and Rhett Burger that diners have come to know and love over the years. For dinner, guests can expect high-quality, sustainable seafood from the area’s best purveyors and fishmongers. Menu highlights include Seafood Towers, Stuffed Rainbow Trout with mushrooms, leeks and cured lemon pan sauce and Shrimp and Grits with andouille, smoked tomato gravy and scallion oli. Small plates, perfect for sharing with friends new and old, include Mussels and Fries, Smoked Fish Dip and She Crab Soup.
The newly debuted raw bar features Tuna Crudo, daily selections from nearby May River Oyster Company, a selection of wines that quench with salinity, cocktails, and beer, all in harmony with the seafood-focused menu. Additionally, Rhett’s signature brunch offered seven days a week now includes an all-new and soon- to-be legendary Bloody Mary menu with six variations to choose from.
Rhett is open Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and Monday to Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner. View the current menus or make a reservation at diningwithrett.com.
Located at the intersection of Savannah’s bustling River Street, Rhett is a lighthearted hub for Coastal fare and warm hospitality. The menu combines local ingredients and Southern culinary heritage to provide playful, accessible plates for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and signature brunch, seven days a week.
Great meals and good stories satisfy. Makeready is designed from the ground up to create truly independent hotel, restaurant and bar brands that provide individual points of view and concepts that revolve around their own story. The team lends decades of experience to making sure of it. Makeready is committed to developing independent concepts that are an essential part of each community, cultivating deep, emotional connections across guests, teams, and local brands to create sustainable value. Portfolio spans seven cities with over 40 restaurant and bar brands currently, with highlights including Frannie & The Fox, Little Palm and Hank’s Seafood Restaurant in Charleston, SC as well as The French Room, City Hall Bistro and Rodeo Bar located in Dallas plus Hidden Bar, Drug Store Coffee and Rare Bird in Nashville, TN. Find us online at www.makereadyexperience.com or on Instagram at @makereadyexp.
ABOUT THE ALIDA HOTEL
The Alida Hotel is a 173-room boutique hotel situated on historic Savannah’s River Street in the burgeoning Plant Riverside District. Offering a number of charming spaces and experiences waiting to be discovered, The Alida features a heated and chilled year-round saltwater pool with private cabanas, The Lost Square outdoor rooftop bar, Rhett – a classic American Kitchen, The Trade Room chic lobby bar and Keep Shop retail experience. For special occasions or meetings of the minds, The Alida blends timeless beauty and Southern hospitality along the picturesque Savannah River for gatherings of 20 to 200 people. Nostalgic and graceful, industrial yet curated, curious and always custom – The Alida offers a distinct design perspective and unique representation of local artists, makers and thinkers with each guestroom and suite adorned with a one-of-a-kind element created by the renowned Savannah College of Art & Design.