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Grey Market | Best Epicurean Diner in Savannah, GA
Review by: Michael Stern
The Grey Market is an epicurean diner that is one of Savannah’s culinary jewels. Epicurean, really? Yes, consider breakfast hash, which does not come from a can. Not on your life! It is exquisite hash. Chefs lace tender pieces of rotisserie chicken through a frail, crisp web of shredded potatoes. Then they top the elegant duet with a pair of sunshiny eggs.
Another grand way to enjoy chicken for breakfast is to have it fried to dark rugged gold, perched on a fleecy biscuit, and smothered in sharp peppercorn gravy. Breakfasters not in a chicken mood can chose a Smoky Pig. For that, a Kaiser roll holds soft pieces of faintly smoky pulled pork along with pepper relish and an egg. Shrimp and grits, a Dixie classic, sports zesty Creole gravy. One can breakfast on first-class bagels & lox (the proprietors hail from New York). Or select from a display of several handsome pastries of the day. From that last category, I cheerfully devoured a peach-ginger turnover. Other just-baked options when I stopped by included a sweet cream sticky bun, coriander peanut cookies, lemon chess pie, and benne seed bagels.
Three Meals A Day
Lunch and dinner offerings include burgers on house-baked potato buns, roast beef po boys, catfish & grits, and a farro salad with farmers cheese. As hinted at on the breakfast menu, chicken is a superstar in Grey Market. Order a dinner special for two and you get one whole rotisserie bird, a couple of side dishes, and a bottle of wine, all for $39.
Those in a soda-fountain frame of mind sip an egg cream or an ice cream float. Adult palates avail themselves of such retro-chic cocktails as a dark & stormy, a rye old fashioned, a Manhattan, or a Negroni. “Storms a Brewin” — coffee, rum, and bourbon cream — quench a thirst for something warm.
Beyond its primary role as an epicurean diner, Grey Market functions as a well-branded neighborhood bodega. Shop its shelves for house-made pickles and preserves, freshly-baked breads, picnic supplies, even a small selection of souvenir dry goods.
Note: Grey Market is progeny of The Grey, which is a highly-reviewed, fancier Savannah restaurant.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|