Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar Menus
It doesn't take an explorer to seek out the aptly named Safari Room amid the exotic zebra-print furniture and carved elephant busts of the Davenport Tower lobby. The frequent hum of activity, the sparkle of laughter and conversation — not to mention the incredibly affordable lunch and dinner specials — seem to draw scores of guests almost instinctively.
Since opening in 2007, this truly stylish restaurant has had the quiet distinction of becoming a kind of pet project to owner Walt Worthy. It is a place where he has been able to introduce all the classic Southern fare from his youth in Georgia: dishes like homestyle grits, savory smoked barbecue, indulgent fried okra, and flatbreads fired in a special oven then sprinkled with tantalizing toppings. Yet the menu is broad enough to satisfy all cravings, no matter whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A stuffed tiger prowls the 24-seat, full-sized bar. Ten beers are on tap there, but the Safari Room really shines when it comes to specialty mixed drinks. Seduced by such food, atmosphere, and conviviality, the lively crowd that arrives for happy hour often can't help but stay on until the wee hours. Nor does their patronage go unappreciated. As with all the restaurants in The Davenport Collection, those who drink or dine at the Safari Room are still treated to complimentary valet parking.