Savoy's executive chef, Kevin Watson, a People's Choice winner at Savor Pittsburgh in 2011, draws from 25 years of culinary experience to put a modern spin on American dishes, from barbecue ribs and burgers to seafood. Chef Watson’s eclectic mélange of upscale entrees and comfort fare has been featured on Pittsburgh Today, in the New Pittsburgh Courier, and in the recurring dreams of the restaurant’s regulars. Watson recommends his chicken and waffles with Pennsylvania maple syrup, saying "For this one I paired one of my personal favorite dishes, corn pudding, with a classic West Coast entrée and added a dash of Pittsburgh."
Meanwhile, the space's ritzy décor has enticed celebrities that include Tyson Beckford, Cedric the Entertainer, and Mya. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review marveled: "Pittsburgh designer Luca Paganico transformed an old, three-story building…in the Strip District into a posh, swanky, 74-seat establishment with imported Italian leather couches and chairs, fiber-optic bar tops, walls with lighting that changes color as customers dine, and different music playing in each room and hallway."