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.