It’s been a busy year for Ele and The Chef.
Two months after wrapping up a complete remodel on their flagship Wilmington Island restaurant, Ele (now Current Kitchen and Cocktails), they’ve now finished their newest spot on Ellis Square in the heart of downtown Savannah. They are calling it “Little Duck Diner.”
“I named it for my three children” Ele told us back in June. “They are always following me around like little ducklings wherever we go, so we named it for them.”
The space, as are all of Ele’s-including The Vault, Flying Monk and Chive Sea Bar and Lounge– is gorgeous. White tile dominates the landscape with brass accents and black trim. Small tables line the narrow-ish space formerly occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill.
A glance at the menu appears to be everything you’d want a diner to be. Eggs, omelettes, biscuits, gravy, sausage, burgers and chicken fingers. There is also a definite “Ele and the Chef” touch to the offerings, including some noodle bowls, BBQ Duck Egg Rolls and a section for any of 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, ranging from a classic to a Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese or Duck.
There will also be outdoor seating along St. Julian Street looking out on to Ellis Square.
They opened as I was literally hitting the road for a weekend in St Simons Island, but you’d better believe I’ll be there next week. I’ll tell you all about it soon.
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