39 Rue De Jean delights guests with savory steak frittes and some of the best wines in the city.
Tucked on the west end of Oglethorpe Avenue, 39 Rue De Jean brings classic French food with a modern. It’s not just bouillabaisse, braised rabbit and escargot served at this friendly fine dining establishment. Hand cut steaks, short ribs and even award-winning sushi are other specialties.
“We love the idea of pairing sushi with French food because both cuisines start with the product,” Marketing Manager Kinsey Rogers said. “We source the freshest fish around and then make that the centerpiece.”
The restaurant’s two sushi chefs carefully craft edible art. It won the 2016 title of the Foodie Award for “Best Sushi.” The establishment also received the “Best Dessert” award for their Warm Apple Tarte Tartin. Apple pie topped with Leopold’s French vanilla ice cream, crème anglaise and caramel top this tasty tarte. Executive Chef Drue Longo is one of the few women chefs in Savannah commanding an award-winning restaurant. She definitely knows what she’s doing.
Though 39 Rue de Jeanis located inside Embassy Suites, it is far more than an in-house hotel eatery. While the inspiration may be drawn from France, its physical roots are in Charleston, where the first locationn opened in 2001. After the original restaurant’s success, the parent company, Holy City Hospitality opened another location in Savannah.
Along with their specialty sushi, Ratatouille Crepes, Herb Crusted Lamb Rack and other enticing entrees ranging from $16-$32.
They also have a drink menu boasting everything from twists on classic cocktails to champagne cocktails, as well as a 200-bottle wine list.
“Of course, the Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru from Burgundy is a highlight on the glass list. By the bottle we offer some great values on the common big names, but also some very hard to find labels like Husic, Miraval, Phipps and Blackbird,” said General Manager G.T. Curry.
The star of the show, however, is the Henri Giraud 39 Rue de Jean Signature Grand Cru Ay Champagne. It is served in an elegant bottle and engraved with 39 Rue De Jean’s logo. Pair it with the Seared Carolina Sea Scallops and their crème brûlée and discover the divinity with your taste buds.
Stop in any day from 5-7 p.m. and enjoy their Happy Hour. To make reservations, call 39 Rue De Jean at (912) 721-0595 or go to 39ruedejeansav.com. And if this French fare isn’t enough, then head over to Cafe M or Le Cafe Gourmet for breakfast the next morning!