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Savoy Taproom, Albany, NY

Savoy Taproom

4.7
4.7
151 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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Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

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 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Healthy

  • Upstate New York

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Upstate New York

    American

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  1. CB

    ChristheB

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  2. PE

    PickyEater

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. MT

    MTay

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. a

    ashleya

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. CG

    CarverGirl

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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.

  14. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!

  17. 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.

  18. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love this restaurant and can always rely on the special care they provide when gluten-free preparation is needed.

  19. JL

    JanetL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I ordered an old fashion with Buffalo Trace, but when the bill arrived I was charged for a Blantons whiskey at $19.00 plus $3.00 for making the old fashion. $19.00 for one drink, please remember we are in Albany not NYC. The menu had to accessed on my phone and there were no prices on the alcohol. Total rip off. I simply paid the bill and left.

  20. S

    Stryker71

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Looking forward to our next visit.

  21. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The pork belly was incredible. Creole linguine was terrific. Best old fashioned I’ve ever had. Our server was WONDERFUL as was the bartender however the hostess was MISERABLE. Didn’t smile. Didn’t greet us. Just said “how can I help you?” We had a reservation and were sat right by the door in a row of 6 identical tables. I asked if we could please sit farther back because it was cold by the door. She was very irritated saying that all the tables were reserved. It was confusing and a bad first impression. After that mostly terrific. I only wish their liquor menu had shot prices on it; it would make it easier to be adventurous without sending the poor server back and forth for prices.

  22. JS

    JacquelineS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little spot in Albany with delicious food and cocktails

  23. JG

    JaGo

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best burgers and fries. Cocktails are also excellent.

  24. L

    Lola

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time inside the Savoy Taproom and it was awesome! We had ordered takeout but this was our first time dining in. We loved it...everything was great! The service was impeccable, food was delicious, the atmosphere and ambiance was just right. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back!

  25. BE

    BenE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our absolute favorite restaurant in the Capital District. The cuisine, staff & ambiance - all beyond compare. The new (March 2022) menu does not disappoint, either. Looking forward to the back patio reopening when the nicer weather arrives.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for my birthday with a Group of friends. The Mississippi sandwich was delicious. My husband got the tai chicken sandwich which was good too. Loved the ambience! Our waiter was wonderful as well.

  27. C

    Cycle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Seated and orders taken quickly. Very good Caesar salads, fantastic pork belly app, and juicy burger.

  28. TL

    TrishL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I always end up at Savoy when taking friends out for special occasions. The food and drinks are great. It feels special without being too expensive.

  29. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Valentine’s Day and the food/service was great!

  30. BM

    BenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was absolutely delicious! The price was a bit high but for the quality of food and drink I think it was about right. We went on a Saturday night at 5:30 so the noise level was a bit high at times. The major draw back was we were seated at table directly under one of the speakers and there was no light anywhere near us. We had to use our cellphone lights to read the menu and the check. At the time we arrived there were at least 5 other open tables that would have suited us much better.

  31. M

    Marb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, location, staff, location and vibe - all great! Recommended

  32. CR

    CatR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a great place. My husband and I love the food and drinks. The only reason I couldn't do 5 stars is just that it is expensive. We did 1 app, 1 entree, and 2 drinks. That alone was $60. However, the quality and service make it worthwhile. 👌

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wish I could give them 6 stars all around. Not only are the food, ambience, service, AND cocktails incredible, they also are VERY conscientious about COVID here. I feel safe dining at Savoy and cannot wait to return again soon :)!

  34. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice menu, plenty to choose from. Great ambience for any occasion. Date night, catching up with friends, etc.

  35. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super friendly service and amazing drinks! Highly recommend

  36. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So pleased with Savoy! The staff was fun and professional but not stiff and the ambience was superbly chill and swanky. The menu is small as is the drink list but I tried 3 cocktails and was very pleased. The max and cheese with pork belly and jalapeños was to die for and every bite was followed with “mmmmhhhmmm.” I love this place.

  37. S

    Satisfied

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Upcharge for basil hayden seemed excessive Otherwise a pleasant experience and will return

  38. R

    Rach

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The drinks were good, music was at a tolerable level, social distancing was perfect. The burger was great too! I will say the wings were a little on the salty side but other than that I would come back again to try more! :)

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food

  40. GR

    GoldenRose

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Lovely bar and room w cozy feel and friendly staff. Craft cocktails and tavern style menu—good food and good value.

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 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today
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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