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Chive Sea Bar & Lounge

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Inspired by the decadence of the 1920s, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge offers a unique dining affair in Savannah's Historic District. Located on bustling Broughton Street, Chive is a refreshing change of pace for those seeking an intimate experience like no other, for special occasions or a weekday wind down. Our signature vintage cocktails made with top-shelf favorites are perfectly paired with dishes incomparable to any fare served downtown. Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is the ideal place for the Southern pace, bringing the classic to the contemporary.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fusion
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was attentive excellent. The food was electric and had surprising twists on traditional dishes. Everything well.prepared and nicely served.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Had the tuna ceviche. The redfish and the chicken with curry delish. And that was just the lunch menu. Great staff very attentive good drinks.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing Visited a couple years ago and the Chive Mussels were outstanding. Tonight I would not even call them mediocre. Made with Riesling 🙄 and added sugar on top of a semi sweet wine, I ate the bread. Enough said.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there twice over Christmas holidays. It was that good. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The atmosphere was very cozy and warm.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom & I are exploring Savannah for the first time and are so frustrated by hours of business—this was open on a Monday! (Yay!). We saw the high ratings & decided to try it! So happy we did! I had the sea scallops, she...had the crab cake…. We were NOT disappointed! Flavorful food & great service! I would definitely consider returning!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try Chive Seafood Bar based on the reviews. It was a Wed. night and we had no wait. Restaurant has a grrat ambiance and the wait staff was very attentive. We had a couple of Manhattans which were really delicious, followed by...a cesar salad, filet mignon and Chilean sea bass. The sea bass was AMAZING! The red curry sauce was a great addition and the filet was very tender and seasoned perfectly. We will go back!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was perfect! Great service and ambiance. Oysters were fresh and sweet, clams in a delightful broth, she-crab soup best of 3 I had sampled in Savannah, Ocean Five main course was fantastic and prawn risotto was tasty but a few more prawns for the...price would have been appreciated.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit to Savannah. We ate at Husk last night. The two restaurants are not in the same league, so I really don’t understand the high number of rave reviews for Chive, especially when the prices are similar. Most of what we ate was...“ok” this evening, so if you like the menu and atmosphere, give it a go, but don’t expect great value or refined quality. The waiter kindly suggested Shirley Temples for my children, so we ordered one to start. When it arrived it was a glass of Sprite with grenadine. My daughter thought it was fine. Not what I’d call a Shirley temple - no juice, no cherry, no orange wedge - but whatever, not going to judge a restaurant on this, I just thought it was rather comical. The paper napkins also raised an eyebrow. The bread and pesto olive oil was very nice, and I’m a bread snob having lived two years in Paris. No complaints here. Next came the fried calimari - not bad, but nothing to rave about - just average. Clams next - the clams themselves were nice quality, but the sauce was odd and not particularly enjoyable. Luckily, it was thin and ran off the clams so didn’t ruin them fully. We waited a bit, expecting the dozen fresh oysters we ordered, but they never showed before our mains arrived. The two waiters who brought the mains seemed very perplexed as to why we would then cancel the oysters once the mains had arrived, but they obliged. Nothing terrible about the mains. My husband had the striped sea bass on vegetables (without the red curry sauce, as was his preference). I had the risotto with shrimp. The shrimp in red curry sauce were fine. The “risotto” isn’t traditional risotto. It’s a rice dish that holds its form on the plate under the shrimp… and tastes of cream and cheese. Quite a pleasant flavour, seasoned nicely, so totally edible, but not risotto. We ordered two sides as well - the vegetables and the orzo. Yes, this was a lot of food - we had our two children with us. The orzo was edible, though it had clearly been pre-portioned and sitting under a heat lamp for a while as it was a bit dry on top, and held its form. Quite cheesy flavour. We asked if we could have an additional order of orzo with just butter on it for my son and were told that that would be impossible because the orzo only came prepared this way. Bad sign to me! Not the waiter’s fault. We chose not to have dessert at this venue. If the prices hadn’t been so high, and the reviews hadn’t been so amazing, I wouldn’t be spending my time writing this review. Just hope this helps to put things into perspective for some.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Changes in several key areas continue. Attention to detail decreasing. Have eaten dinner recently and ele frequent diner program never has worked. Having $300 dinners and being told I would receive credit, calling and being told issues would be resolved, and then never receiving return...phone call or email very frustrating.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

Good staff, great service, tasty food, fun drinks, and cozy environment. Definitely would come back and have dinner here again.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Food was absolutely superior, service was excellent. We loved it so much we went back 2 nights in a row! If we were staying longer in Savannah we would have returned a third time.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

Though we usually go for a meal at Chive during our annual conference in Savannah, this year we only managed to stop in for drinks. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable, and kept us well supplied with excellent cocktails.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

Small restaurant, busy and vibrant. Excellent cocktails, small but adequate wine list. Price Edward oysters and she crab soup were delectable. For entrees we had the crab cake and stuffed crab flounder. These were above average, but we have had better entrees. The crab cake...and stuffing for the flounder were the same, the red curry sauce was a nice addition. Unfortunately our waitress became nonexistent towards the end our meal, and the service at that point went down hill, and ruined what could have been a very good experience.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2022

I decided to try Chive Sea Bar & Lounge based on other positive Tripadvisor reviews. We weren't at all disappointed. Food was wonderfully presented and tasted wonderful. Service was also spot-on. Friendly atmosphere and did not feel at all rushed.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022

We just happened to stumble upon this restaurant our first day in Savannah for lunch. We had the She crab soup and the tuna ceviche and both were incredible. The cocktails were amazing as well. We liked it so much we went back for dinner...on our last day. The seared Scallops were so incredible too! What a great gem this restaurant is - don't miss it!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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There are parking garages which are very reasonable and metered street parking.
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I believe they serve both wild and/or farmed based on whatever specials are on menu that day. Can't count on either - menu varies.
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Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5