The first thing you notice when walking into Soho South Cafe is the unique, rustic decor. Mismatched tables and chairs in various shapes and colors scatter the main dining area. The bar room with teal cushion bar stools, large checkered floors, and long elegant draping reminds you that you are in the comfort of southern hospitality and charm.
It was a little difficult in deciding what to order because everything on the menu sounded appetizing. In the end I went with the salmon croquette. I have a weakness for salmon and when breadcrumbs and grits are added to the mix, it's hard to say no. One of the benefits in eating with family and friends is that you can trade bites from each dish. Much to my excitement, my lunch mates went with the chicken pot pie, the Monte Cristo, and a quiche and salad.
The salmon croquette was crispy, juicy, and delicious, which complemented the creamy grits nicely. It was so good, I might as well have licked my plate clean. My husband's chicken pot pie was another delight. I liken it to a steamy, hearty chicken soup baked with a crusty top (hence, a pie). Elysia ordered the infamous Monte Cristo that we all lusted after. Ham, bacon, and swiss layered between two halves of french brioche with a side of syrup, this sandwich was a perfect balance of savory, sweet, and decadent. As for the quiche and salad, it's tough to say how it tasted. Our friend inhaled his dish in a blink of an eye.
Soho South Cafe was definitely the highlight of our Savannah foodscapade. A small part of me wishes it were a lot closer than a 4-hour drive away. A least, there's always The General Muir.
Have you been to Soho South Cafe before? What did you order and how was your experience there? What are your favorite dishes? Let me know in the comments!