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New Savannah menu combines best of both restaurants

The Savannah Bar and Grill has a brand-new menu, combining longtime Savannah favorites with specialties from owner Jim DePaul’s other restaurant, Jake’s on the Lake.

DePaul opened the Savannah in 1994, but left about a year ago to devote his full-time attention to Jake’s. He returned as sole proprietor this past March, and has now brought several Savannah standards back with him.

Garlic mussels ($8.95) are back, along with appetizers like fried dill pickles ($5.95), hot garlic wings ($7.95) and potato and cheese pierogi smothered in grilled onions ($7.95). Other starters are bacon-and-cheddar-stuffed broccoli bites and jalapeno and cream cheese poppers ($7.95). Savannah’s homemade gumbo has returned ($3.95 a cup), along with a made-from-scratch soup of the day ($2.95 a cup).

Salads include a spring blend of mixed greens with dried cranberries, candied pecans, crumbled bleu cheese and seasonal fruit ($8.95), as well as a Caesar salad made with romaine lettuce and creamy Caesar dressing ($7.95). The Westlake salad is mixed greens garnished with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, cheddar cheese and homemade croutons, with your choice of dressing ($7.95). Any salad can be topped with chicken, shrimp, salmon or steak for an additional charge.

The Savannah burger is a half-pound of ground beef, dusted with Cajun spices and topped with bleu cheese dressing ($8.95). The patty melt is a half-pound burger with grilled onions and melted American and Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread ($8.95). The Savannah grille is ham, salami, bacon and Swiss cheese on grilled French bread with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise ($8.95). The chicken wrap is grilled chicken breast tossed with your choice of ranch dressing or house Buffalo sauce and lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla ($7.95). The Lake Erie perch sandwich, served with a side of homemade coleslaw, is a house specialty ($9.95).

St. Louis-style beer-baked pork ribs are back on the menu, served with hand-cut fries and slaw ($9.95 a half slab, $16.95 a full slab). Steak carbonara is tomatoes, fresh spinach and bacon sauteed in vodka cream sauce and tossed with penne pasta, then topped with blackened steak and fresh Parmesan cheese ($13.95). Shrimp La Rosa is sauteed shrimp and penne pasta in a creamy blush sauce with fresh basil and garlic ($14.95). Salmon is grilled and topped with Cajun cream sauce, then served over rice ($14.95). The Westlake rib eye is a 12-ounce bone-in grilled steak, served with your choice of potato ($17.95). Lake Erie perch ($13.95) and walleye ($11.95) are lightly breaded and served with slaw and fries.

The Savannah offers menu specials, along with daily features like discounted wings on Monday, chicken paprikash and steak sandwiches on Tuesday, flat-bread pizzas on Wednesday, rib and mussel specials on Thursday, and all-you-can-eat fried fish on Friday.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. Major credit cards are honored. Catering is available. Phone 440-892-2266. The Savannah Bar and Grille, 30676 Detroit Road in Westlake, offers live musical entertainment most evenings.

 

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