Savoy Taproom

4.5
95 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Known for their award winning craft cocktails, scratch made food & hidden gem of a back patio, Savoy Taproom is an approachable, upscale bar and restaurant located on Lark Street in the heart of Albany’s Center Square neighborhood. First established in 1936, the storied and historic Savoy reopened in early 2016. Their American gastropub food menu features a variety of pub fare favorites and exquisitely prepared entrees including a wealth of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Starting April 1st, The kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 5pm to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon to 11pm. The restaurant has two outdoor patios and a private dining room.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 95 people are saying
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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and they have a cool, creative drink menu. Service was great too. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

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vipBobby
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our go-to Lark Street destinations, walkable from work and home. Very busy on this recent Thursday night, which is nice to see. Avinash was our attentive and patient waiter, but Keith jumped in to assist when the dining room filled up. A nice new menu of apps, small plate, and entrées is offered in a freshly-decorated dining room. I'll look forward to singers gracing the stage again, but in the meanwhile it is simply great to be able to sit down and dine in this funky and venerable restaurant. There is also outdoor patio and bar seating. The pleasure is yours!

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ArtS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Put us at an awkward table because others out of sun were reserved. All 8 or 9 remained empty our entire meal and through our leaving. Also, no decaf coffee

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vipJohnW
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was interesting and unusual and very well prepared. Arrived at the table hot and fresh from the kitchen. Drinks were similarly interesting and well prepared. Only in Albany for a few days but will be back. This place is the real deal. Only complaint is music was VERY loud for the dinning room at 7 pm on a Saturday. I know I’m not the youngest guy anymore but maybe that level of sound can wait till later in the evening. Again, that being said, highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks were amazing as usual at Savoy. Wait staff was fairly attentive with water and drink refills. Our only complaint was that the music, while a great mix of 90's and 00's alternative that we were enjoying, was much much too loud especially given that the dining room was also pretty packed with people adding to the noise level. It was the right volume for an indoor concert, but for dining with friends, we had to shout to be heard over the music and we were only a foot away from each other.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and awesome music!!!

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Colonie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a nice patio off the back of the premises. Their poutine, pork belly and salmon are to die for. They have a wonderful selection of unique drinks as well. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner while in the area. Great experience. Nice ambiance. Friendly staff, good food, nice cocktail menu. Will definitely go back again when in town.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on open table then when we got there they said there was no room so we had to leave.

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vipAlissia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great, particularly enjoyed the vegan options! Large portions. We enjoyed the ambience in the dining room. Service was good. We will be back.

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SchdyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations for 3, but only 2 showed up. We were given a small table to start, but we asked for a larger table and the hostess obliged willingly. Service was spot on. All smiles, extremely friendly, conversational. The menu has some unique items. We bought 4 appetizers and 1 meal to share. All of it was very good. We had the Vladimir Poutine. So good! We had a couple of Chhees to the Queen cocktails. They didn’t skimp on the alcohol — tasty. The presentation is also very well done. I wish we could have waited 2 minutes before eating so that we could have taken pictures. Next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were helped by Josh who was great! Love it here. We will be back :)

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vipPaulB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails....excellent bar. Food and service was good also. Defiantly worth a visit.

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TheresaO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat inside and it was very cozy, but loud. Service was great, and attentive. Food and drinks came out quickly. Food was very good - had the Vladimir poutine, and wings with Area 51 sauce - excellent. We all had sandwiches- the fried chicken, the burrata, and the pesto chicken - all excellent. Great place - will definitely be back.

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SpencerF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and the server was attentive. The online menu was infuriating. Not user friendly at all. Beer on this page, cocktails on that one, burgers here, other sandwiches on that other page. Just hand us a printed menu. I’m so over using my phone for this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Graduation dinner so wanted a cozy spot with great bones and that’s what savoy taproom is! Great food, pretty decor and it wasn’t too crowded granted it was a Monday night

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ForestHoney
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savoy Taproom is VERY gluten-free friendly. They offer an abundance of GF options and on top of it, the service was great. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a restaurant with nice aesthetic and creative GF (and non-GF) menu items!

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MiaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was fine, dining room was SUPER small and super dark. We were a party of 4 smushed at a table meant for 2 and we even had reservations.

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amedinajr
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in the Cap Region. Staff is awesome and friendly. Spacious outdoor patio is a plus.

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FrancescaD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent! Definitely coming back

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Honeymooner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding!! Thank you for making this a great date night out

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vipSuzyQ
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We both had the Moroccan chicken - it was yummy.

Service was prompt and friendly. Food was served hot.

This is a casual eatery with a quiet ambience - at least on a Wednesday at 6 pm.

Bar was a bit busy and people were seated close together. Dining room had adequate space between table.

I enjoyed my visit and will definitely go back again.

Menu is only available online so don't forget your smart phone.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through Albany on our vacation and decided to eat here for dinner and we were not disappointed! All of us (kids included) thoroughly enjoyed out food and the adults loved the cocktails. The ambiance was just what we needed after a long day of traveling. Quite the gem!

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PickyEater
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Pretty, shady outdoor area. Great food and outstanding service. Attentive to food allergies and preferences.

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Karen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a 7:30pm reservation on a Friday night. We were seated promptly in a pleasant space outside under a tent, and were told to look at the website for a menu. Service was friendly. They were a little slow to take our food order and didn't refill the water decanter, but they worked as a team to bring out food quickly, and our waitress checked in on us occasionally. The food was tasty.

High point: Instead of a mocktail menu, they say they will make whatever you like as a mocktail. They made me a rather nice mock whiskey sour.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been wanting to try Savoy for a while now, and so glad that we did. Great service, delicious food & drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Savoy and appreciate them for offering tasty Gluten Free food options prepared with allergies in mind.
Good food drinks and dependable service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for years never disappoints

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SamZ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! Sat outside and it was so cute. The moscow mules are amazing & so is the staff!

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SreelaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, service and food! Best fries you will ever have

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Vanessa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy The Savoy. Their menu is interesting and always has plenty of choices for the vegan in our family. Service is outstanding. Cocktails are top notch. Love the indoor space, and also the outdoor dining they designed in the back this past year.

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vipJonathanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food took a long time to get to us but the server apologized and explained. It was a nice night and we weren't in a rush and the server was pleasant and apologetic. All in all, it was a very nice night!

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JamesD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, drinks and food.
We will certainly return!

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DanielleA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I had a nice meal at Savoy Taproom the other night with my parents. The food was lovely, and our server was very attentive. The only thing that ruined our experience was the hostess kept ripping up boxes and tape, which was extremely loud and distracting. My mom did mention it to one of the servers, who apologized.

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DeniseD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Very friendly and attentive staff, quiet, even in the bar at a high top although the bar was full to allowed capacity. We ordered a signature cocktail along with a classic one. Delicious with perfect pours. Hubby had Flat Iron Steak and I, Pesto Tortellini. The food was served quickly and piping hot. Delicious as well. Very reasonable pricing. Perfect place for a date. Will be going back.

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SreelaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Great service, food and drinks. The fries are outstanding!!!!

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JeanetteL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good that I just made another reservation to bring friends.

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HenryQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, truly great food! A great place for a date.

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was a little disappointed by their “patio” seating which is just their parking lot. If they had the tent cover up perhaps it would have been more enjoyable. It was just a bummer to spend that much money eating in a parking lot. But the food and service was excellent!

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Amanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food + service was awesome! The cauliflower wings are addicting! Also loved the playlist

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Savoy Taproom using the Order Online button. Savoy Taproom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 599-5140.

Savoy Taproom is rated 4.5 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.