We always like to report on new places and new experiences and restaurants are among our favorite topics! Today, we take a look at a relatively new restaurant in Downtown Kissimmee… Savion’s Place.
Savion’s Place occupies the space recently vacated by the popular Chef John’s restaurant on E. Dakin Avenue. Chef John’s has moved to Pleasant Hill Road in case you’re wondering but replacing it is Chef Pouchon’s Savion’s Place. The first thing to note is that the restaurant isn’t a huge big place. It’s small and because of that, the chef is able to provide a superb menu with real care and attention to detail. There are daily specials and all of them are delicious and very tasty.
Reviewing great food and dining experiences always brings something different and this little restaurant is no different. If you’re in Kissimmee on vacation sometimes you just want to get away from the pool at your Florida Leisure vacation home and enjoy a meal elsewhere. We know it’s tempting to stay in for meals all the time because you can spend a small fortune buying breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily snacks when you eat out, but sometimes it’s just worth it! Most of our guests end up visiting the chain restaurants on US 192 or even taking the 20 minute journey to some of the truly excellent restaurants on restaurant row on Sand Lake Road but now it’s possible to find better quality food just 10 to 15 minutes away in Kissimmee!
The menu is very reasonably priced and because of that it attracts a lot of its custom from residents rather than tourists. With that, you get a better overall experience as the service level is much much better than you’ll find in the tourist trap. Sorry, that may be harsh, but it’s true and we see it as our job to tell you the truth so you can have the best vacation experience while you’re with us!
We’re always very cautious when reviewing a new restaurant, particularly one that is privately owned, but we have checked out Savion’s Place three times over the last two months and we’re pleased to be able to recommend it for it’s great food. As you can see from the menu photographs above, there is a great variety of choice. Some established favorites appear with Chef Pouchon’s twist on them. Notably, we highly recommend the pork rib eye. A simply superb dish that sees the pork marinated in the chef’s special sauce for a full 48 hours before it is served to guests. If you’ve never had pork that melts in the mouth before, here’s your chance.
But, we get ahead of ourselves! To start your meal you have a variety of choice but we recommend the lobster bisque and the mussels from the specials board when they are on. For entrees, we’ve already covered the pork but the special seafood pasta is simply exquisite. Nice and light but also very filling with a really nice touch of a small crab cake added on top. If you’re looking for something really light, then the steak salad is excellent and the stuffed chicken breast is also delicious. We also have good reports of the meatloaf and the steak choices while the jambalaya seemed popular among guests the second time we visited.
If you’ve only got time for lunch, then check out the pulled pork sandwich or the crab cake sandwich. The Philly cheesesteak and 1/2 pound burgers will keep you going through the afternoon and if you still have room, make a bee line for the molten chocolate cake or the key lime pie for dessert.
One thing we do need to caution you about is the fact the restaurant is small and it can fill up quickly. Reservations are recommended as the restaurant only seats around 30 people indoors and if the weather is co-operating, around another dozen outside.The phone number is 407 572 8719.