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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Savoy Returns

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The Savoy Room at the Shorecrest Hotel was closed for many months but reopened in March as the Savoy Piano Bar and Lounge. Now there is a black grand piano and the tablecloths are matching. The Art Deco interior looks more dazzling than ever. There also is a new casual menu. Those who remember the late Sally Papia’s steaks, veal and pastas might be disappointed, but the budget-minded will love it. There are no entrees, just appetizers, salads, soup, sandwiches and personal pizzas. Think mozzarella marina, Italian beef and shrimp salad. The most expensive item is an open-face steak sandwich ($12.50). There also is a veal sandwich, a big piece of pounded and breaded veal that brings back memories of the old Savoy Room. While the menu is modest, the setting remains as elegant as ever. Weekdays host a happy hour with complimentary food. It’s an elegant setting with budget prices.