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Restaurant Spotlight: Local 11 Ten Food & Wine

Find southern charm, playful cuisine and first-rate wines in Savannah
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Gaze out on historic downtown Savannah with a glass of wine at Local 11 Ten Food & Wine.

Gillian Sciaretta
Posted: March 2, 2017

Located in the restored 1950s Old Savannah Bank on a quiet block in historic downtown Savannah, Ga., Local 11 Ten Food & Wine presents a welcoming environment in a contemporary atmosphere. City residents and tourists alike flock to Local 11 Ten for chef Brandy Williamson’s intelligent, Southern-inspired food made with seasonal and local ingredients. Look for playful starters such as the croque-madame, a modern twist on the classic sandwich, made with country ham, cured egg yolk, fried egg white foam, toasted brioche and Gruyère fondue. For the mains, standouts include the duck breast galantine with foie gras–brioche stuffing and a coffee liqueur glaze and the braised pork shoulder served with mushroom risotto, broccolini and mustard-sorghum reduction. The menu lists the farms from which produce and herbs are sourced. Not to be outdone, manager and wine director Tess Riter’s moderately priced list, which has won an Award of Excellence since 2010, is packed with thoughtful selections from California, France, Italy and beyond. Guests can also relax in the restaurant’s rooftop bar and lounge, Perch, which offers an array of wine, beer, cocktails and small bites.

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