Oysters and Sweetbreads at The Grey

It was my first day in Savannah and earlier in the day I had lunch and arrival cocktails at Treylor Park. Later that night I had dinner at The Grey, a modern Southern restaurant in a restored 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal.

I only waited a few minutes before walking back to the main dining room where I took a seat at the u-shaped bar. I ordered the Speedwell’s Trial made with gin, grapefruit, and Pamplemousse liqueur.

The menu offers around 20 dishes divided into Water, Dirt, and Pasture sections. I started off with half a dozen wonderful raw oysters from Washington and the plump Raviolo with house ricotta, heirloom sweet potato, and butter.

For my main, I went with the Fried Veal Sweetbreads with mustard, shallots, and a ham hock vinaigrette. I’m actually a fan of sweetbreads (organ meat from the thymus gland and pancreas) and enjoyed this crispy smokey version.

After a couple pieces of hibiscus gummies as a palate cleanser, I enjoyed the Chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. The delicious creamy chocolate custard was topped with a layer of whipped cream and a crisp cocoa nub tuile. Yum!

I though dinner at The Grey was great. Don’t expect large portions for what you’re paying for. The dishes were very tasty though and eating in a restored bus terminal was really cool. Afterwards, I walked back to my hotel for some much-needed rest. I was looking forward to a full day in Savannah.

The Grey
109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 662-5999

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