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Southern Living March 8 2024

Executive Chef Derek Simcik's menu offers antipasti, pastas, and main dishes such as Grilled Branzino and Duck Rotolo. Don't miss the cocktail list, which is full of inventive concoctions like the fizzy Fra Lippi.

EATER February 22 2024

700 Hundred Drayton Street has a sexy new makeover. Inspired by the leisurely luxury of the Sardinian coast, Saint Bibiana is effortlessly Savannah’s most glamorous restaurant in its first month of opening.

The Local Palate January 28 2024

The menu reflects timeless Italian dishes through a modern lens. Crafted with high-integrity ingredients and acute precision, find house-made pastas, vegetable-driven contorni, mediterranean antipasti, and elevated al fresco spritzes on their menu.

PLATE January 17 2024

In Savannah, Hotel Bardo arrives next month, complete with coastal Italian Saint Bibiana and The Green Room lobby bar; Derek Simcik serves as chef.

Connect Savannah October 10 2023

When I finally got there a week or so later, I was impressed with what they had done. This restaurant and this property are a most definite next step for Savannah and her food scene.

EATER October 4 2023

Chef Derek Simcik leads the kitchen and pulls inspiration from the Chianti region, portions of Southern Italy, and the island of Sardinia.

WJCL September 21 2023

"Saint Bibiana is a whimsically layered and convivial space underpinned by timeless glamor and impeccable food and drink," said Left Lane Chief Brand Officer, Jess Berkin. "We're inspired by the effortless energy, food, and service often found on the Mediterranean coast, and have created a space for personal connection and discovery- where everyone is a regular and rare experiences rule."

Savannah Magazine September 18 2023

"I wanted to take a thoughtful, modern approach to coastal Italian cuisine … Savannah and the coast of Italy have similar weather, so those dishes play really well here."

APPETITO September 14 2023

Chef Derek Simcik is at the helm of the dining and bar options at Hotel Bardo in Georgia’s booming seaside city. Here he tells us about the journey that led to Saint Bibiana.

LUX EXPOSÉ September 13 2023

The ambiance at Saint Bibiana is as captivating as its cuisine. Named after the 4th Century Roman Virgin and Martyr, known as the Patron Saint of Hangovers, the restaurant embodies timeless glamor with an effortlessly vibrant energy.

Restaurant Business September 11 2023

Set in a historic mansion, the restaurant by Executive Chef Derek Simcik is the first phase of the new Hotel Bardo Savannah, which is scheduled to open in February 2024, as well as a cooking school.