Savoy Tavern Opens in Merrick

(Credit: Elaine La Personerie)
(Credit: Elaine La Personerie)
Five months after Brooks and Porter closed its doors, a new business is taking its place in Merrick.

Located at 16 Merrick Ave, just one block north of the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station, the management team of the new "Savoy Tavern" is headed by Gerard Renny, a longtime NYC restaurateur with Italian restaurant experience.

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This European style modern tavern has heavy Italian influences on the menu. It has a semi-private dining room that seats 20, a main dining room that sits 75 and the bar area seats approximately 30 patrons.

Highlights from the menu include: 
  • Pretzels are "Peltzers" from Brooklyn
  • Bread from Spiga Bakery in Bellmore
  • 12 Craft beers on Tap (bottled & can also available)
  • Local, Sustainable ingredients as much as possible
  • Gelato made by Merokian Chef Christy Michelle 
  • "The Crease Cosmo" pays homage to the former "Crease Bar" that was there for many years
  • Cocktail list features lots of classic Italian cocktails like "Ancient Negroni" and "Sgrropino"
  • In the future they will launch an infused vodka program
  • Housemade Limoncello
  • Also take note of the daily specials (sandwich night, lobster night, beer & mussel night, etc)
In terms of the decor, which was assisted by NYC firm Giants in the Dirt, there's the following included:
  • Ruby Red Banquettes
  • Dark Mahogany Wood accents
  • Walls Painted "Tiger's Eye" (its a light gold color)
  • Beverage Lockers behind the bar
  • Dessert/Coffee Bar on display featuring a coca-cola red antique Faema coffee machine
  • Art includes prints from the famous "Savoy Ballroom" and real pics of the owners Italian family
The new location is open for business and the hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 4-10 p.m; Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. A Saturday and Sunday brunch is also expected to debut in the late winter.

Are you excited for the arrival of Savoy Tavern? Tell us in the comment section below. 

s.m.art January 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM
This is very good news that a new establishment has opened here in Merrick. However, one question to the establishment, if you are going to charge NYC prices, are you offering NYC ambience, service, food too? This is the mistake all Long Island's run of the mill places fall into, by charging full price, you shoot yourself in the foot even before you have a chance to impress upon people. I don't hesitate to spend money, but for that I need the works that go with itl If instead you were smart, you would reduce the fares by 30% and see the volume increase exponentially. Take it from me, I have travelled across the globe for over 25years and I know value when I see it.


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