This restaurant is situated in an attractive old house built in 1771, on one of Savannah's lovely squares. There are several dining rooms, and the house seems to have retained many of its original features. Unfortunately the lighting is one of these, from a chandelier in the centre of the room, and from our dark table in the corner peering at the wine list (in a small font) literally required the aid of a torch. The menu was extensive, but I opted for black eyed pea cakes with tomato salsa, black bean salad and creme fraiche. This is certainly a Southern dish and sounded appealing, but was remarkably bland, the salsa having no spiciness at all to lift the rather stodgy pea cakes; the black eyed beans were fine but this was an entirely uninspiring dish (10/20).
A little better was a soup of "she crab", which is really a milk-based soup with corn and crab roe; this was over-sweet but at least had good corn taste (11/20). My main course was better, pan-seared yellow-fin tuna with a mango salsa and a side order of "hoppin John" which had tasty black-eyed peas. The tuna was fine though again the salsa lacked interest (12/20). Service was friendly and the place was certainly popular, but I had the distinct impression this had become a place for tourists, trading on its lovely location. At least it was not very expensive, and there was a fairly priced wine list.