The Restaurant
Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar is a unique Southern Bistro located in the heart of Forest Park Village where locals and travelers alike enjoy our distinctive hospitality daily. From fresh locally-grown Alabama produce to one-of-a-kind cocktails, Little Savannah has made its mark as one of Birmingham’s finest restaurants. Enjoy supper in one of the quaint dining rooms or pull up a chair at the bar and spend some time with the locals. In warm weather months, dine out back on the wooden deck beside Maureen’s back of the house garden. She grows berries, herbs, and even has a concord grape vine. Meat and produce from farmers stretching across Alabama help “keep it local,” along with fresh, seasonal libations and work from featured local artists hanging on the walls. The dinner menu changes daily to highlight the freshest local ingredients and the award-winning wine list compliments each dish.

maureenChef/Owner – Maureen Holt
You’ll find a warm welcome at Little Savannah’s Restaurant and Bar from Maureen Holt’s intimate restaurant in historic Forest Park. At 15, she was determined to get through school and have her own business. Throughout the years becoming experienced in all facets of running the Front of the House, when Little Savannah opened in 2003. The continuation of her Southern roots are maintained not only in the cookery of the restaurant, but in her culinary cocktails expressing the continuity of indigenous ingredients and Southern tradition.

Maureen trained as a Maitre D’ at Bottega Restaurant sharing her yen for top-notch service, however she found her herself wanting to provide a little slower paced feel, an unpretentious approach of southern hospitality. When she is not in the restaurant, you will find her digging in the dirt out back, alongside a fertile kitchen-garden, riding her Harley, or taking time out with her daughter to visit their farmers. ‘Knowing where your food comes from is most important in cultivating a culture, a future, and a past’.

Maureen has been on the Board of the Birmingham Originals for 6 years.