The Savoy Tavern
The Savoy Tavern

The Savoy Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.savoytavern.com/
  • Phone: (516) 506-7717
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Open Daily 7 days at 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Savoy Tavern offers on-premise and off-premise catering. Please call or inquire at the restaurant for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-Private Mezzanine seats 10-15 persons for sit down
    Up to 20 for cocktails
  • Private Party Contact: Danny Shea 5165067717

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Benson Lane
  • Public Transit: LIRR to Merrick Station. We are located 1/2 block North of Sunrise Hwy on the East side.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available on the street and in adjacent lots.
A word from The Savoy Tavern
The Savoy Tavern is a beautiful two story eatery and bar located in Merrick, New York. Specializing in modern American fare, the menu shares influence from travels all throughout Italy and Europe.

Meatballs, the Panelle Sandwich (voted #1 by NY Magazine), Rice Balls Mussels, Chicken Milanese, Eggplant Parm Casserole, Mac-n-Cheese are crowd favorites - and bring forth inspiration from some of Europe's most cultured cities.

Happy Hour starts at 4pm daily and features draft beer, wine and cocktail specials complete with a $1 snack menu. Bar features 12 draft beers, cans and bottles.

The wine list was inventively curated and features New and Old world labels available by the bottle or glass. Local and seasonal wines pair well with the food.

Upstairs features a small lounge for cocktails and a semi-private dining room for up to 20 guests.



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The Savoy Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (26)fit for foodies (20)hot spot (13)special occasion (10)great for lunch (8)romantic (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were going to a different restaurant in the area, then my husband noticed The Savoy and we decided to give it i a try. We enjoyed the ambiance, not that noisy and the drinks were great. My husbahd had the beans hummus which he said was really good. I had the Streak Frittes, it is cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blessedcutieq
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    A few coworkers and I went for drinks and appetizers and we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were outstanding. We Will Be Back For Sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sakiVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nice decor, service was excellent, disappointed with the food, noise level very loud
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    DonnaW
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Artichoke app was so yummy we ordered another. The country salad was delish as usual. However, my entree was a shrimp dish and it was over cooked and bland. The veggies surrounding it, however, were delicious. The live music was excellent but made it difficult for is to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy... Disappointing
    SmwgVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We came here because we loved Nicholas James & Kevin came here as chef. We went on a Thursday night . it was not crowded . The noise level was excessive... We could hardly hear each other speak . The music which was positioned by the bar was way too loud, but even when it stopped , all we heard were other people who probable didn't realize that they didn't need to shout anymore to hear each other. Our food took a long time to come out & the server kept apologizing. By the time it came out, the salmon was dry and we didn't want to send it back because we were too hungry to wait. The scallops were good & als were the salads, but even at restaurant week prices, it wasn't worth it. We probably won't go back unless its at the bar for drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Local Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This may be a Tavern in Merrick NY, However it might a well be smack in the middle of Manhattan. Great ambiance, Decor and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lynbrook26VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    food great! service great! very accommodating staff! BUT VERY noisy...hard to have conversation at table. Needs some soundproofing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • atetoomuch
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food and most comfortable setting! Service friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SchmoopeyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Lively bar. Hostess desk very unorganized. Overpriced for whst they are offering.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Disappointment
    Deb1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I really wanted to like this place. I was turned off immediately. My party of 4 had Saturday evening reservations. There were several parties without reservations waiting. We were ushered to a table several feet from the front door that jutted out into the main aisle. Everyone had to round that bend. We asked for a different table and got a nice corner table. Five minutes later, a party of 2, with no reservation, was seated at that first table. With only 2 people, they were able to avoid the seats that were banged into every time someone passed. The food was just okay. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unsatisfactory
    Sauce
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food wasn't great, the serve was mediocre, the environment was very loud, we had reservations and still waited over 30 minutes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Itisme10VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I ate at the Savoy 2 months a go & had appetizers & loved it. So I was happy suggest it for my friend's BDay. I was embarrassed in front of my friends due to poor service & quality of drinks & food. Our waiter stared at us blankly when we repeated the drink question special "Ask us about the Wild Tropics special." He actually responded "I don't know what that is". We had to ask him 3 times to find out. The drinks were so watered down - if they splashed our Martinis with alcohol that was a lot. And the food which was not bad, was just ok. It's a shame because the decor is fun & atmosphere lively.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harryc27VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was very good but expensive. Cocktails were good as well
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Find
    tboneVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Heard about Savoy from train friends on LIRR. Found a Groupon, went to try it out for brunch. Had lunch... Breakfast side of brunch menu limited if you care for omelets, pancakes, etc.....We had lunch sandwiches which were delicious....not to mention the champagne and Chambord cocktails that were perfectly made. There were no drink specials available (mimosas, bloody marys, etc) which would have been a nice offering. Wait staff and manager/owner very accommodating and again, food, location and atmosphere just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overpriced for sure. Food was mediocre. The chickpea appetizer was drenched in oil. Calamari was good. Ordered the fish special which was sole stuffed with crabmeat. No flavor and dry. Not worth $30. Scene and ambiance is nice with the live music but I won't be going back for dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girlsluvreservations
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I liked that the restaurant had valet parking since the only other option would be to find a spot on the street. The restauarnt's ambiance is clean and nice. Food is average. However, the service was awful. We waited a while before the bartender even acknowledge us, the waiter seemed too busy although the restaurant was not busy. He was walking away before we had finished asking for what we needed (serving spoons, pepper, plate, what's for dessert, etc...) the bus boys were unfriendly and annoyed when we asked that they take away the glasses from our table that were sitting empty for quite awhile and asking for water. It's too bad... we will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant has yet to give us our dinning points. I called the manager and nothing was done. Because of this fact I will no go back there!!!! It's really a shame because the food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would definitely go back
    FoodiesfromLI
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Aside from the fact it took quiet a while to be served the food was amazing (we came specifically because we hear the chef from Nicholas James had moved here) the atmosphere was very nice aside from a few "what?!" Moments because my husband and I simply couldn't hear one another over the tunes. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must-try
    AK47VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was great, the food was delicious. We visited on $5 Martini night, which was perfect. Close to the train, which is convenient. Short rib melts in your mouth. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had lunch with customer there after not visiting in a very long time. The food & service were very good and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over-Rated and Confused
    FreeThink1986
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This facility doesn't know whether it wants to be a bar or a restaurant. The menu is limited but the options are decent. The prices are steep for local pub food. The maitre'd seemed confused when we walked in and hesitated before seating us in an inconvenient loft space at the back of the restaurant. Maybe it relates to the terrible seating location but the service was infrequent, and clumsy at best. When the waiter can be overheard apologizing at every table almost every time he graces one with his presence, clearly something is wrong. Don't bring children to the loft area, the guardrails have openings large enough small children could fall through which just seemed disconcerting. Always glad to try new places but this one I'm done with.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    Jason
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My second time here was as good as the first. Great food, nice room, and great service. The mako shark and the special burger were fantastic. The panelle chips is a great starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinner
    susan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ate at the Savoy Tavern. There are many choices and according to all at my table they loved everything they ate. We enjoyed several appetizers, a main course, and dessert with coffee. All was greatly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • atetoomuch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Excellent menu and all tasty and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 113 reviews are from the The Savoy Tavern reviews archive.
  • The experience was just all right.
    Terri
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I recognized some employees from Nicholas James, which was nice. There was a sign outside that the drinks were two for one. When we were seated, I was advised that it was only at the bar. On line didn't specify drinks at the bar being half price - only appetizers. And, in that case, since the restaurant was empty, the waitress could have told us that it was all right for us to sit at the bar and drink for a while and that she would seat us later. It was our 25th anniversary. The soups were good. The lobster was good as well. The creamed corn was way too creamy, and the potatoes should have been served separately - because they were soggy from the corn. I did like that the manager went around and spoke to the guests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Meal
    foody
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My sister -in law decided to go out for a bite at Savoy Tavern based on a friend's recommendation. We were there at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Our waiter was attentive and our food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go To Spot
    Adrock0017VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Savoy is classy local spot suitable for winding down after work, a special night out with your significant other, or a fun energetic night with friends. My wife and I have been dining at the Savoy since it reopened from its previous life as Brooks and Porter. We loved it then and love it now. Before the Nicolas James merger the Savoy was a lot quieter and was kept as our secret little spot. With the merger came more people (though still intimate), and with no surprise, menu changes. We felt most changes were improvements, however the subtraction of their Chicken Milanese was really disappointing (was one of the best around). If you decide to treat yourself to a night at the Savoy you must start with the Panelle chips! Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great salad
    Notgoinback
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Past Nicholas James patrons first time at the savoy. Restaurant has a good vibe but the only thing that reminded me of the great food at Nicholas James was the salad(pear,goat cheese). Everything else we ordered was not good starting with the bread that was brought to the table. It was not worth eating. I ordered a special of the day mink fish medallions. It was extremely fatty parts of it not eatable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad survey
    Italy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    If review question cannot be answered you do not accept survey. If you do not recommend restaurant how can you choose why you'd would recommend category. And if you do not want to leave message restaurant you should be able to submit survey. Also should not need to leave email.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just OK
    bigeyesVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The waiter did not know anything about the menu. I asked questions about the contents of a salad, and he had no idea of what the ingredients were. The food was OK, not great. Expensive wine list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at The Savoy
    Footballdad
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Linguini with seafood and lobster was not good. The lobster had no taste. One of the owners came over and said the regular chef was not there. Who did the cooking? Fish and chips was okay.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ricky
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    food was good-it was not great. The pasta with shrimp was somewhat dry and the shortribs were good, but not fall off the bone tender. sweet potatoes were excellent with nice fresh crisp vegtables service was very good. over all a nice experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Night
    ZQubedVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We used to go to Nicholas James Bistro a lot, well, we finally got to Kevin's new restaurant, the Savoy. It was Lobster Night, so that's what we had, along with an extra app of beer mussels which were very good. I ordered steamed and my wife ordered broiled for the lobster. Both were excellent. Drinks were good. Was a bit noisy, just like the steakhouse that was there earlier, but I guess you can't help the clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • manager
    ArlibarliVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My husband and I went to "dine" at the Savoy thinking it would be an enjoyable experience. The noise level was overbearing. I asked the manager a question regarding the wine and he made a condescending remark and laughed and walked away.We had to wait 45 minutes for our main couse, Anthony the manager never came over to apoligise for the wait. We will not be going back. Quite expensive for a Tavern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smokin!!! B
    maxwelldrVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The addition of a smoker adds to the great menu. Try the brisket-tender and flavorful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    food was good,but it is extremely noisy. Don't go with friends or on a first date.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Savoy Tavern
    elizabeth
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Good quality food, small portions, high priced menu. Went with another couple, ran into another neighborhood couple, liked the open table reservations, easy to get seated. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time at Savoy
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I enjoy going to Savoy. The food and service are consistently very good. I may be crazy but I think the menu prices have increased recently with most entrees being $26-$30. One person in our party ordered linguini fruiti d mare....$27! I had tuna over soba noodles....$29. I will think twice before going again because I just can't substantiate the prices in my mind. The food is good but we're not in manhattan.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed review
    JRPC
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went on Saturday night at 7:30. The restaurant is VERY LOUD. We were screaming at each other in order to be heard. Very vibrant bar scene. Fried Calamari was mushy and not crispy. Salads were excellent. Salmon was delicious as was the Tuna. The other veal dishes ordered by our table were very mediocre. Drinks good. I recommend it for the 25 to 35 year old bar scene types because when you go out with another couple; you'd actually like to speak to them while dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy
    Bread
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went on a Friday night. Between the music and the crowd it was so noisy one could hardly hear one think. Food was good. Much better for lunch as the atmosphere is much better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic