We recently enjoyed dinner at the newly expanded Little Savannah. We just did a review less than two years ago, so we're not going to do another full-fledged report, but we did want to share with you that Little Savannah is even better than it was when we did our review.
Clif and Maureen Holt took over the old La Reunion space next door last year and spent a couple of months getting it into shape. The result is a restaurant that didn't lose any of its cozy, artsy, funky Forest Park charm, but one that now has just a little more breathing room, including space for a bar and the ability to take reservations. A charming patio out back from the La Reunion days features brick walls painted with murals (although we do hope some of the chairs are repaired or replaced before spring really arrives.)
Some of the highlights of our meal, tucked into an adorable corner booth in the back near the bar, included a Ginger Cosmo featuring ginger-infused vodka; a chunky; zippy seafood bisque; and a stuffed quail appetizer. About the only complaint we could make was that one of the mini corn muffins was a bit burnt. The wine list was quite good, and we enjoyed the humorous pronunciations on the menu. (Also, kudos for actually posting current menus on their web site. So many places with menus that change daily only post a "sample" menu.) We'll be back!
(Photo courtesy www.birminghammenus.com)