Vic's on the River

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Vic's on the River
By Cima Star








After a stroll along the river, on a balmy, winter evening, we headed into Vic’s. The giant cargo ships, the tugboats and smaller vessels shimmered in the full moon’s light and we reminded each other that us locals should go to River Street more often. It is one of the many, wonders of our cherished city.

Entering off River Street, we wandered through several of the rooms of this large restaurant in an 1858 cotton warehouse designed by John Norris, the architect of many of Savannah’s famed historic homes, including the Andrew Low house.

Settled at our table, we plunged into the menu, sampling the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and tomato chutney and the jumbo lump crab cakes with Remoulade Sauce and a sweet and tart 3-pepper relish. Both were delicious, despite the lack of perfect outer crispiness.

Vic’s House Salad was a winner with all. Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onions, pecan crusted coat cheese were tossed and topped with a slightly sweet balsamic vinaigrette to make a delightful, refreshing mix.

The Pan Roasted Grouper, served with tiny green beans, sautéed fingerling potatoes and a Grand Marnier marmalade mustard sauce proved a big winner. So did the Jumbo Scallops, pan seared with goat cheese grit cakes, wilted arugula, and a delicious lemony herbed truffle butter.

Our resident carnivore pronounced his meatloaf with roasted tomato gravy an excellent dish.

All of the entrees were served with a small house salad and fresh buttermilk biscuits.

Also on the menu are an intriguing selection of pasta dishes and many entrees served ala carte. Soups and sandwiches are available, too.

We polished off the evening by going outside to the one little outdoor table on the Bay St. side of the restaurant for a Cappuccino White Chocolate Martini and a beautifully baked Peach Cobbler anointed with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream.

Best of all was the view of the golden dome of the Capital Building filtered through the lacey moss umbrella and ablaze with golden, molten moonlight.

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Vic’s On the River
16 E. River St. or 26 E. Bay St.
Tel: 721-1000
Sun. – Thurs. : 11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat : 11 am – 11 pm
Full Bar
Entrees: $13 - $39











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