Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to have lunch at the brand new restaurant Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery. Moss + Oak is the newest addition the newly renovated Hyatt Regency in Downtown Savannah, Georgia. The Hyatt was one of the first hotels to plant roots along the gorgeous Savannah River on Bay Street. It has been an institution in Savannah for as long as I can remember so I was excited to see that it was going through major renovations to keep up with the bustling economy.
While all of the guest rooms were renovated a few years ago, the restaurant, entrance, and lobby renovations are the newest, and in my opinion, most exciting projects for the Hyatt. I was eager to see all of the changes and try the cuisine at the highly talked about Moss + Oak. If visiting, you can gain access to the restaurant from Bay Street or from River Street. We entered from the main entrance on Bay Street.
Upon arriving, I was greeted by the friendliest host and wait staff. Everyone was eager to help me out and make sure that all of my needs were met. We quickly got a seat and were told about the specials. Accompanying me on my visit was my good friends Mary Elaine of Its Mary Elaine and Carrie of Magnolia Blossom Photography. We placed our drink and food orders and then went outside to check out patio. Our good friend Julia of Glitter and Juls was also enjoying the restaurant so she was able to join us outside to enjoy the view.
The patio boasts gorgeous views of the Savannah River with comfy lounge seating and fire pits. While sitting outside we had the privilege to meet and chat with head chef, James Morin. He was so nice and incredibly humble. With a little prying, we were able to get him to open up about the work that he has done for the restaurant. Having been on board from the beginning, he had a hand in so many details of Moss + Oak and it is evident when you talk to him. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to talk to him, you can see his eyes light up when he talks about his food. It is clear that he is passionate about his work. He created a menu that brings together so many different flavors to create the perfect eating experience. The sight of the food mixed with the smell and taste truly satiates all of your senses. When you combine that with the atmosphere of the restaurant, you get a truly unique dining experience.
We started our meal with the She Crab Soup and Fried Green Tomatoes. Mary Elaine ordered the soup and she said it was super creamy with an amazing flavor. It is one of the most ordered things on the menu and she said it was easy to see why. We shared the Fried Green Tomatoes and I highly recommend that you order them when you visit. Hands down, these were the best Fried Green Tomatoes that I have ever eaten. So many amazing flavors in one dish. For our main course, Mary Elaine and Carrie both got the Burger with Sweet Potato Tots and I got Chicken and Waffles. My portion was very generous and was more than enough food. My meal featured flavors that I have never had in a Chicken and Waffles, making each bite even more enjoyable. I ate way more food than I care to admit because it was just that good. I literally could not stop eating. Mary Elaine and Carrie both enjoyed their burgers and tots and cleaned their plates!
I highly recommend Moss + Oak if you are local to Savannah or if you are visiting the area. One of the great things that Moss + Oak is currently offering is their Lunch Like a Local campaign. If you visit anytime during the lunch hour until September 30th, 2017 and show a valid Georgia ID they will give you 20% off your entree! As long as your ID is from the state of Georgia you will be able to receive the discount on your visit. This is truly an amazing deal for an even more amazing restaurant. I encourage you to check them out and take advantage of this amazing deal. I can assure you that you will be back again and again to enjoy the exquisite cuisine. They really do have something for everyone!
Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography.
Disclaimer: It was invited to eat at the restaurant, free of charge, in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.