Savoy Taproom

4.6
46 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.

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 46 people are saying
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Michelle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was really good. The waitstaff seemed to be randomly checking in on tables and seemed somewhat disorganized. My table was tucked in near the bar which was ok, but there was no light over the table so when the house lights dimmed it was really hard to see.

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JeffS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. Our server was excellent. We had reservations, and sat out front. Great location for people watching.

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LuvAlbanyNY
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything we ordered was very good and our server was friendly. One wish would have been a little more steak and a few less fries with the steak frites. We very much appreciated the opportunity to sit outside in the back dining area. However, it is carved out of the old Lark Tavern parking lot and there were a couple of inconsiderate drivers while we were there. Just a fact of COVID life, though, and overall we had a great experience.

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio seating available, food and service is excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savoy has pivoted so thoughtfully during COVID and their back patio is one of the best things to come out of this pandemic for the Albany's dining scene.

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Dining room is tastefully done and comfortable.
The pork belly and burgers were excellent.

Very friendly and professional owner and hosts.

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LizaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic menu! Lots of gluten free options for celiacs!!! Amazing cocktails!

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vipGeetaSharma
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here , loved it, big portions so share!

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amedinajr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date spot. Great drinks and apps. Love the ambience, especially in the lounge area.

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StevenC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Savoy. We've been coming here regularly since places started reopening, and the food and service are always outstanding. The salmon is especially good :-)

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Kildare
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The plastic utensils and cups and paper plates were a disappointment. While Covid is certainly an issue, many restaurants are using glassware and real table settings, so we wondered why a fine business like Savoy isn't doing the same. Any recommendation to friends would come noting that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They did a great job on safety during COVID. Food was just okay. Service was geared towards larger parties. Pricey.

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savoy is one our favorite date night places on Lark. We loved the outdoor seating and social distancing. We could really tell that the staff not only cared for our experience but our safety as well. We will always continue to visit Savoy!!!

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Leah
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meticulous safety protocols--all staff wearing masks, bathrooms are cleaned between patrons, plenty of outdoor seating and indoor seating is spaced and paced well. The calamari had a Thai sweet chili sauce that was outstanding. Delightful time.

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HayleyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savoy has completely stepped up their game to create a wonderful dining COVID friendly experience for all of their guests. They have added wonderful new cocktail and menu options (plenty of vegetarian options- I commend that) and they have a well thought out system. I was completely blown away with the service experience- when you enter they go over rules, and most importantly, they encourage all customers to tell them when they have used the bathroom as they clean after each person. I will be returning and would recommend dining at Savoy to others. I felt completely at ease knowing that the staff are compliant with state regulations and care about their customers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were awesome. Very reasonably priced. Better than expected good for a taproom. Jerk chicken was tender flavorful and juicy, loaded fries were good. The best was Pork belly Satay- mouthwatering. My friends had burgers and they loved it. Would definitely go back

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EstherT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Savoy Tap Room is so tasty--consistently great fries, for one thing. However, I was most impressed on their handling of the current NY regulations for dining in light of COVID. The spacing between their tables, the training of their servers, and the outdoor setting helped both my daughter and I feel completely safe dining there. I would recommend it to anyone and will definitely dine there again.

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GeorgeY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and specialty drinks were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place for dinner or brunch. The service fantastic and friendly with a great local vibe.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vegan options, amazing cocktails. Waitstaff exceptional. Really enjoyed our meals. Fun vibe!

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well it was GREAT and APPARENTLY I’ve never been here before and everyone just sits around EATS and then we go home and watch the POWERBALL

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vipBobby
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a nice event Valentines Day dinner at the Savoy is! Caity Gallagher was a delightful entertainer, playing acoustic and singing a variety of quiet-ish songs for the packed-in crowd. I did not see an empty table in the dining room. Brian was once again our efficient and friendly server. We began with wine and coffee, our two necessaries. A shareable pair of caesar-salad & crab-cakes were perfect appetizers. We opted for salmon-with-asparagus & shrimp-and-grits as our main plates. We had intended to enjoy dessert, but we were content with what we had already, and so passed on the sweets. Next time! Living on Lark Street, we find ourselves quite fortunate to be able to walk to/from the Savoy. It is worth your effort if you drive and find parking to dine here ... for a holiday or before a downtown music or theater performance. Highly recommended!

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Risa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my two friends and we loved it! I had the vegan burger (the gluten free bun is vegan) and fries. Really good fries too. we had the vegan poutine appetizer which was really good and the seitan wings which were crispy and delicious. It was a little noisy, but the group next to us was having a party which is understandable. The ambiance was nice. The waiter was fantastic! He made sure since two of us were vegan to check and make sure our dishes were plant based. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The service was great and the atmosphere was lowkey and chill. We had wings, steak, and salmon, and everything was delicious.

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savoy's food as well as drink selection is always divine! It is a little on the pricer side because it's downtown Albany, but the music experience is always free for all with plenty of seating in the viewing room. Always a pleasant experience with staff, and accurate meals! They have plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options for your dietary needs. LOVE their Ceasar Salad!

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Jillique
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation and got in right away. Very nice atmosphere, very relaxed. They had a reserved sign on our table which was set beautifully. We ordered a red wine which was great and a prosecco which was also great. We ordered burgers medium and they were cooked perfect and the fries were delicious. I would recommend to friends.

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BfloLisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved Savoy from the moment I walked in. I hadn't been there in years and was so happy I went back! The service was great, my whiskey was phenomenal (maple cask) and the old fashioned was really yummy. Plenty of vegetarian options for me, which is unusual. I will definitely be going back!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great... food great and good music in the bar area.

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Responded on October 21, 2019

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Tuesday night so fairly quiet. It appeared they had a band playing late but not in the time we were there. We had a big group for a birthday. Food was excellent, service was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and look forward to going again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Waitress was great but food took over 1 1/2 hours to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Albany to go a concert at the Times Union Center and grabbed dinner beforehand.

Cool bar. Nice air conditioned dining room. Very very good food and friendly and helpful staff. If we lived in Albany, I imagine that this would be our regular spot.

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AntoinetteW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was slow , only 1 other table when we arrived .
Service was very slow .
2 of the 4 dinners were ice cold .
Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

they said my meal would come with garlic bread, but I received pita bread with no garlic to be found

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Savoy Taproom was delicious! We had great service, food and drinks. We definitely will be back soon!

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vipBobby
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Savoy probably had a crowd on Saturday, but Sunday dinner, with no entertainment on stage, was nice and quiet ... at least early at 6pm when we dropped in. Keith J was our cheerful and efficient server. He kept a close eye on us, with other tables competing for his attention. My coffee cup never ran dry. Corned beef and cabbage & Shepherd's pie were our perfect entrée selections. Bangers and mash competed for our favor, which rounded out their nice holiday menu. A ginger crème brûlée finished off our Sunday dinner in style. Sláinte!

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MichealB
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job considering they got sea,ped with groups coming in for dinner before the Elton John show at the Times Center.

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great! The Brussels Sprouts are AMAZING!

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vipBobby
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Savoy Taproom is always a pleasure, for different reasons on different nights of the week. Valentines Day's jazz dinner with Jeff Nania was lively and entertaining! On the other hand, a Sunday evening might be quiet. Special's on Valentines Day included a wasabi salmon and a surf and turf plate with sliced beef, shrimp, scallops, and cheese grits. We opted for classic appetizers of caesar salad and curry squash soup. Brian was our friendly and efficient waiter. He allowed us to pace ourselves during the first set of music, but he was always around when I needed another coffee refill. The Savoy is a hopping anchor to funky Lark Street. Bar seating is plentiful, if you just need a drink or small bite, but the comfortable dining room is terrific for a casual or a dressy dinner ... and a it's nice music venue when there is a band on stage! Highly recommended!

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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 46 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.