The Savoy Tavern

4.2
436 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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C
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very vibrant place. Food was good. Very noisy. Lots of appetizer choices.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The musician was there as soon as you walked in - too loud even though we were in a back booth - friend had to send back her appetizer- cocktail was disappointing- white wine glass too small... will not return.

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always solid food. Menu items for everyone. Great drinks

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First and foremost, the food was magnificent!

We went for our anniversary and noted this in our online reservation and yet it was not acknowledged until we told our server.

It was a mild annoyance that accommodations in the menu we not even considered, something simple that could have made the evening that much more memorable.

The food is definitely the draw and it will draw us back for another special occasion in the future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant has a nice layout, though seems to be kept excessively dark, making reading the menus difficult. Management needs to be aware overworking one waitress is inhuman. If one wants to retain good staff, it is not ethical to expect one waitress to work 6 tables without a busser, or a table runner. The food was good, appetizers are large enough to serve more than one. I like the restaurant, but would like the staff to be treated with respect. Pay attention Savoy, or I will put you on the naughty list.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

They serve muffins and jelly while you are looking at menu. Nice personal touch! Our lunch and brunch dishes were delicious. Would highly recommend!

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MT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekly night out with my wife🔥

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JK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and the staff is excellent. The only issue is the restaurant is extremely dark. However, I would recommend The Savoy.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was so nice. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Overall it was an enjoyable meal. It wasn’t the first time we were there and it won’t be the last!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place-first time there. There was live music as well which was terrific.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant seated us in a timely manner. It was busy so we did wait for the waitress to come and take our order. The appetizer was delicious but service was slow. We didn't receive the necessary serving silverware so appetizer was cold. Waitress friendly but difficult to locate. Organizationally , the restaurant needs some work- but would go back as main meal hot & drinks outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The noise level coming from the bar area and poor service ruined our dining experience

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I decided to have dinner with another couple (newly dating) here tonight. Wanted somewhere we could get a good dinner but also an atmosphere that was alive. I’m glad we chose Savoy Tavern. The food was great and the service was also very prompt. We got two bottles of wine that came chilled with a wine bucket. Out waitress was very knowledgeable and came around often. We were not rushed and stayed till close. Would definitely come back!

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D
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very Hip place. Food very Good

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Music was great and waitress was fantas5ic

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasant experience but the food was so expensive for Valentine’s Day and the quality and taste was not very good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food(price fixed) for valentines every thing was great!

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JK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I would recommend The Savoy for brunch, lunch and dinner. The food is creatively prepared with fresh ingredients. The service is great and the food is excellent.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service.

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KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly service, good food. Local restaurant. We will be back.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived early for reservation and was helped immediately. Food selection and flavor was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

They were sold out of steak.

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dining experience at Savoy Tavern!

This is our families go to spot that has great food and live music! They staff is always extremely friendly and the service is top notch. I don't think I've ever had a dish at this restaurant that I didn't love.

The owner Guy is a standup guy who came over to our table and gave our kids coloring books which was awesome.

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TR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but the waitress disappeared on us after dinner and took forever to get us our check.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Will not be going back.

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DW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Savoy is a great local restaurant... active bar, more sedate dinner. Menu is excellent... I recommend the tuna. Drinks are great, service was great too. No one rushes, but service is attentive.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating to our needs.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good service food lackluster prices high for the So- So food

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I’ve been there many times. Service this week was poor even though it wasn’t too crowded— it is usually much better. Food was good.

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Food as well! They make you feel at home and food comes out looking top notch and timely. From the hostess to the hardworking bus boys to our awesome waitress whom we will only request. Rebecca I believe.

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LS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. Good food, excellent wait staff

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LP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall very nice place. Loved the decor and music! Food was good ...Cosmo not so good.. service was very good. Will definitely give it another try maybe we ordered the wrong dishes.. we went on a Saturday night and not very busy ..

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m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went early on a Saturday night. The restaurant wasn’t that crowded when we sat down but the waitress did not tell us specials so we ordered from the regular menu. We figured it out when we overheard specials being shared with the table next to us. 3 of 5 bread plates were dirty. Appetizer of chicken meatballs was good. Eggplant meatballs (main course) were not - texture odd, served over zoodles which were really strips of zucchini. Two of us who ordered it were disappointed. Those who ordered burgers and the steak were pleased. This restaurant is trying to be too many things. Stick with steak and burgers. We left a lower tip than we normally would because the waitress seemed generally unhappy to serve us.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 2 delicious dinners. I had the braised short ribs and my husband had the barolo chicken. Both were yummy!

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have dined here since our fav chef closed his place in Merrick. He brought some of his specialties to Savoy and the food is always good. The mussels were delicious as was the grilled shrimp dish. The shrimp Tuscano was not made quite the same however my husband said was excellent only they did not have a choice of pasta. The only draw back was the food took a long time to be served. Our waitress was a doll and bought us coffee for the inconvenience but there was no reason as they were not as busy as I’ve seen them on a usual Friday night.

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The place was very nice. The waitress was super and friendly. The food very good.
A little on the pricey side but worth it.

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FP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service at the bar and table were a little slow this night. Waited 10 minutes for a drink and 45 minutes for entree.

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A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive Very noisy. Nothing great. Hadn’t been there for awhile. Got a 15% off coupon so I thought I’d give it another try. Just ok. Won’t be back We were a party of 6. All agreed.

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