Gaslight Group’s Newest Venture.
The warm glow of lamplight spilling from the windows of East End Provisions beckons. The restaurant is located on the corner of Broughton and Price Streets, and is a welcome addition to the east end of Historic Downtown Savannah. Tables fill a cozy dining room in the back of the space. The front area features a handful of tables, with most of the seating being around the bar in the middle of the room. Despite a freshly remodeled interior, the atmosphere is one of casual intimacy. A TV mounted in the wall and tuned to TVLand (but muted), which could be jarring given the setting, adds to the cozy vibe. Instead, you feel like you’re at your parents after a fancy dinner party–good food and drinks, but you no longer have to be on your best behavior.
The drink menu features a rotation of craft cocktails and local craft beers, as well as wines by the bottle and by the glass. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations or for a taste before ordering; the staff are willing to offer suggestions or steer you in the right direction.
Torn between several options on the menu under the “Shares” section, we decided to go for the Crab Cakes. This is a dish that appears on nearly every restaurant menu in Savannah, and it’s always interesting to see how each place approaches it. East End Provisions is doing a good job with their version by keeping it heavy on the crab meat and light on the filler, and adding a hint of citrus. The result is a true appetizer that doesn’t sink in your belly like a stone and has you reminiscing for sunwashed docks and white-capped waves.
For fellow pork lovers, the Pork Tenderloin is a must. The pork is from local Hunter Cattle Company, and is perfection. A bed of Brussels sprouts and sweet potato hash is the perfect accompaniment, providing just enough starch and counterpoint flavor to the richness of the pork.
A location tucked just on the edge of Historic Downtown, an evolving drink menu, and a food menu dedicated to showcasing local favors is a recipe for success. Here’s to more nights at East End Provisions.
East End Provisions
420 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401