Saving Grace is a cosy 50 seat diner bar modelled in traditional American style, nestled on the ground floor of an unassuming building on the corner of St James Lane and Church Lane in Melbourne’s CBD.
Saving Grace features a large curved hardwood bar designed for seating, a booth section, and outward facing window benches designed to be enjoyed in small groups.
In addition to the impressive back bar which focuses on world whiskies and local gins, Saving Grace has 6 tap beers which feature local favourites year round. The cocktail list features a selection of classic favourites with a touch of personality added. A local favourite is the spiced rum old fashioned, utilising a Caribbean rum infused with orange rind, star anise and vanilla bean.
Saving Grace boast a full kitchen that is currently home to Burger Boys, a local American pop-up kitchen team serving Classic American style burgers and southern recipe buttermilk fried chicken. The Burger Boys kitchen focusses on authentic ingredients from abroad like kosher dill pickles from Detroit in addition to fresh local Victorian produce. This attitude has helped turn Saving Grace into a local lunchtime favourite, and it’s not unusual to see a line out the door around midday.
For a more relaxed atmosphere, clued in locals come later in the evening with food served until 11pm on weekdays and until 1am on weekends.