Savannah restaurant scene getting more interesting — a quick roundup of latest developments

There has been some pretty exciting news lately for the Savannah restaurant and dining scene.

For this quick update, I’m relying heavily on embedded posts from Facebook pages and other social media. You can quickly click on through those embeds for more information.

I haven’t yet tried all the new spots included in this post, but I hope to in the coming weeks.

In compiling a post like this, it’s interesting to see how well restaurants are utilizing social media. Some do a tremendous job; others, not so much.

Also worth noting: The Florence isn’t really using Facebook much, instead opting to put more energy into Instagram and Twitter, in addition to an excellent website.

So Hugh Acheson’s The Florence is now open at One West Victory. I’ve been to the coffee shop briefly, had dinner at the bar downstairs, and had dinner at the bar upstairs — I write about those experiences in my next City Talk column (7/6) in the Savannah Morning News.

The upstairs bar as seen on my Instagram:

Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar opened a couple of months ago at The Brice, the Kimpton hotel that replaced The Mulberry Inn. Roberto Leoci is the executive chef. Click here for my City Talk column about Pacci in the Savannah Morning News.

Flying Monk Noodle Bar opened recently at 5 West Broughton St., across from Chive, another restaurant owned by Sean and Ele Tran. Click here for my City Talk column.

Tybee Island Fish Camp recently opened — the latest venture from the owners of Tybee Island Social Club. The menu looks pretty incredible and the space gorgeous, but I haven’t gotten there yet.

Kayak Kafe has opened a second location — it’s in the former Blue Turtle Bistro space. I haven’t made it there yet either:

Top Deck is now open on top of the new Cotton Sail Hotel on River Street. Top Deck is listed as more bar than restaurant, and I haven’t yet been and can’t find a menu online, but the establishment definitely serves food and has impressive views:

Pie Society is opening a downtown location in City Market soon:

And in sad news, Brasserie 529 on Liberty Street closed recently: