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Savoy Taproom, Albany, NY

Savoy Taproom

4.6
4.6
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 599-5140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dean Hillicoss

  • Private party facilities

    Savoy can host COVID compliant private events inside or outside for up to 40 people. Contact us at 518-599-5140 for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    Free on street parking. $5 paid parking a quick 2 min walk away at the Trinity Church Lot at 253 Lark Street. Free brunch parking in the lot behind Savoy.

  • Public transit

    Lark Street; Madison Avenue

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Innovative

  • Upstate New York

    Healthy

  • Upstate New York

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. SA

    StarlettA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn't sure what to expect at first but was blown away by the food. Complex flavors, delicious drinks and a nice ambience made for a memorable meal!
  2. R

    Rocky

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savoy Taproom has become my go-to Albany restaurant! Took a good friend with me and once again enjoyed the delicious Piri Piri Shrimp appetizer ~ so good! I tried the Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala, which was nicely spicy. The basmati rice was perfect accompaniment, but not enough of it. Actually the dish was big and I ended up taking over half of it home. My friend ordered the Meatloaf and Mac and loved it. A compliment to the bartender - you make a tasty Cosmo! Many thanks!
  3. e

    everythingwillbloom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place—amazing unique cocktails, great apps, delicious burgers.
  4. BG

    BethanyGW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We began with drinks at the bar. Wonderful bartender helped me choose Pull Up The Roots, a mixed drink with roasted sweet potato bourbon, peach bitters, all spice, Amaro, simple syrup and toasted marshmallow. Absolutely fabulous. The bar was dressed for the holidays with loud patrons having a good time! We moved to the dining room for dinner...a lovely dark green room with Christmas decorations and a much calmer atmosphere. My husband and I ordered the crispy fried Brussel sprouts and fried cheese curds (with a deadly but delicious spicy aioli sauce). Both excellent. I asked our server for a wine suggestion and he candidly said he had no idea but he'd ask at the bar. He brought a Cotes du Rhone red that paired perfectly with the appetizers. My husband and I shared the meatloaf and 4 cheese Mac dinner. Again, the food was delicious. I had a piece of flourless chocolate cake for dessert and we left full and extremely satisfied with our eatery choice. It hit all the right notes of Christmas cheer...from the decor to the music to the amazing staff. We will be back!!
  5. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like the ambiance at Savoy Taproom and the service was superior Excellent menu variety Good food ! Will recommend and come again.
  6. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food at a good price with excellent service!
  7. C

    Chris

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gastropub, bar and service - would return in the future
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very pleased with our dining experience. Service was very pleasant and food was very tasty. Would definitely recommend Savoy Taproom for anyone looking for a unique cuisine and great atmosphere.
  9. EB

    ElizabethB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First, the wait staff was amazing. Our principal waitress was very helpful and friendly. I had "Pull up the Roots" for a drink. I would have never chosen this on my own, but did so on the waitress's recommendation. It was fantastic! We had the shrimp and cauliflower appetizers, and shared the Mississippi chicken sandwich. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  10. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We found Savoy on OpenTable when we we're visiting Albany for my licensing exam. The food was incredible, I highly recommend the Brussel Sprout appetizer. The seasonal cocktail I ordered was also delicious. Great beer list!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    This is my second time here, loved it my first time and was the reason I came back. I’m not sure if they got a new chef but the menu has changed drastically and not for the better. The waiter was great tho!
  12. PK

    PeterK

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Savoy never disappoints. A relatively small but very interesting menu of selections which have always been well prepared and are delicious and satisfying.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time taking a first date to savoy taproom. Lively enough to be fun but still able to carry out a conversation. Drinks here never disappoint. Didn’t order food but I’ve never had a bad meal here. Service was exceptional and waitstaff friendly and engaging. Highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First we ordered two cocktails that were $13 and $15 and they came in a very small glass about 4 sips worth. We sat outside on patio and our dinner was served on paper plates! Food was nothing to write about and nothing special. We were disappointed and won’t be back.
  15. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Albany. Terrific food, service & atmosphere. Jason & his entire crew are the best.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived in Albany fairly late and were very hungry. The Savoy Taproom was open and the close to our hotel. It was a very good dinner and we will definitely return. The staff was very welcoming and attentive. A good experience overall.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails both interesting and excellent!
  18. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in the Capital District since they first opened. Jason & his crew are the best of the best & the quality never slips. Much as we love the dining room, we’re looking forward to dinner on the patio again when the weather gets a bit cooler.
  19. K

    Kluv

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Yummy and good service with Joel
  20. TJ

    TracyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The quality of the food was outstanding! The cocktails were delicious and service was impeccable! My wife and I will definitely be back.
  21. CB

    ChristheB

    New York Area

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Second time here, and food is prepared very well. Outside patio area needs some enhancements, as it is basically the parking lot with a large dining fly over the top. Much could be done to make this area more enjoyable. Food as always is very good, and signature drinks are prepared with care.
  22. PE

    PickyEater

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savoy is always wonderful, and the back patio is a special treat. It is so peaceful out there and the chairs and tables are very comfortable. The people who work there are so friendly and remember our favorites and offer helpful info and advice about items of interest and allergen questions. Many different types of selections,including gluten free and vegetarian. Good mix of reliably having your favorites and having new specials to try. Nice wine selection and reasonable prices. They do a great job, even when busy, of being available when you need something without making you feel rushed.
  23. AL

    ALP44

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal and drinks on the back patio. Highly recommend.
  24. CB

    ChristheB

    New York Area

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Experience! From Victoria our hostess, to our server Amanda everything was FANTASTIC. Food was excellently prepared and reasonably priced. Parking on Lark St. can be a bit of a challenge, but we were able to find a spot quickly nearby and walk the couple of blocks to the Savoy Taproom. Music choice was not our style, but we are from the older crowd and understand that they are attracting more of a younger vibe here. We definitely plan on eating here again.
  25. PE

    PickyEater

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess Amanda and waiter Keith were so friendly and helpful! The potato leek soup and veggie burger were great. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian options. The back patio is a lovely space and the seats were comfortable.
  26. JB

    JackB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the summer salad, fresh and tasty ingredients and excellent dressing. The shrimp and sausage pasta is something I’ll order again.
  27. MT

    MTay

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's basically a bar, but the food is better and more unusual than most bar food. The pork belly and the Peruvian chicken wings were quite good.
  28. JA

    JackieA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our party of 5 had a phenomenal experience on a Friday night. Delicious food, outstanding customer service, and great music. We will definitely be back!
  29. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caesar Salad was delicious, sharing plates were very flavorful, and service was great!
  30. LS

    LouisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Starters and entrees were flavorful and well-prepared. We didn't leave room for dessert.
  31. a

    ashleya

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    Amazing food. Cocktails hit and miss. Some really good, some undrinkable. But server tried to kindly adjust. Issue was staff member apparently “manager” who seats people, was the rudest person I’ve ever found in a restaurant setting. If you’re that unhappy maybe call in sick to avoid ruining other peoples day.
  32. c

    chrisw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a 6:30 reservation on a Sat and we were seated quickly. Our server was knowledgeable and provided great service. The drinks were pretty good, a little on the pricy side. The food was fantastic (ordered the Brussel sprout app, Peruvian chicken wings, salmon main dish and a ship pasta special). I would absolutely go there again for the food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and our server was absolutely wonderful!!! She was knowledgeable about the food and very helpful!!!! It was a great experience and we will, definitely, be back again!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Unprofessional chatter behind the bar. Very mediocre service and food.
  35. PP

    PaulaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Savoy Taproom. The food was great, and the server was helpful with vegan options.
  36. CG

    CarverGirl

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Dinner and cocktails before a show at The Palace. It was great. Food was delicious. Service was wonderful and the atmosphere was fun.
  37. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Albany restaurant. A true gem. Many thanks to Jason & his team!
  38. G

    Genevieve

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real nice ambiance for a girls night or date night. Food was good and able to have a conversation.
  39. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there!! My wife and I had a great time. I’m about 200 years old - haha - and a pain in the neck and I was super impressed. The hostess was energetic and pleasant; the waitstaff friendly and knowledgeable and the food was served promptly and it was delicious!
  40. PB

    PiperB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food, tucked away into an unassuming bar vibe. The draft and can beer selection was fairly large and our waiter was knowledgeable in all of the different choices. The food was not overly frilly, but everything was done really well. We were coming in from out of town, so finding this "locals only" spot felt like a win.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.6 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Savoy Taproom

301 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1074

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free on street parking. $5 paid parking a quick 2 min walk away at the Trinity Church Lot at 253 Lark Street. Free brunch parking in the lot behind Savoy.

  • Public transit

    Lark Street; Madison Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dean Hillicoss

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 599-5140

  • Private party facilities

    Savoy can host COVID compliant private events inside or outside for up to 40 people. Contact us at 518-599-5140 for more information.

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