I'll be back
An early dinner for six during the Art Fair went off perfectly. Things didn't start great, we were seated right next to the kitchen entrance, but that turned out not to be horrible and somebody has to sit there. Our server was very attentive without hovering, his timing was faultless. Everyone liked their food, my chicken saltimbocca was perfect, could not have asked for a better experience (a better table maybe).
Lots of interesting items on the menu that I didn't get to try. I definitely will be returning!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava's is very loud - not "energetic". The previous restaurant used cloth baffles to deaden the noise, and that was much better. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, but the service was slow - partly because he was flirting with the women at the booth behind us. The extensive menu has something for everyone.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Chelsea is a great waitress. She did a great job with our group.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava's is solid!
If you like great food and great cocktails, you've found it here! I have been going here for dinner and cocktails for the past 4 years. It has never, ever disappointed me. The food has been well prepared, well executed and always nicely presented. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. The cocktails have been innovative as well as classic. What I like most about Sava's is that the it is not pretentious, the food is great, the drinks are solid and the prices are reasonable. For anyone interested, their wine list is a winner. I will keep coming back--it is my "go to" place in Ann Arbor.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both my friend and I enjoyed
Both my friend and I enjoyed our meals very much. First time at Sava's and will return. Sava's is on U-Mich. campus, so great for pre-concert, pre-event dinners.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service!
We ordered 3 dishes, all of which were out really quickly! The food was great, and the service was fantastic, hope to eat here again soon. :)
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was a pleasant experience!
This was my first time to Sava's per a friend's recommendation. We ordered the pecan chicken salad and the Greek salad...both were excellent! We were pressed for time that day due to rush back to work for meetings, so it was a very short lunch break. However, I will definitely be back to try other items on the menu. We were very impressed with the decor, atmosphere and the food.
Tip - if you are in a rush for lunch (say 1/2 hr to 1 hr), the wait can be a bit long to really enjoy a meal.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth the price
If you are looking for an upscale restaurant in a vibrant part of town... Choose savas.
EVERYTHING was fresh and delicious. Street parking is difficult, but a big garage is right around the corner... $3 !!!!
After dinner... Walk around and visit the cute shops. We would definitely go back if we visit Ann Arbor again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant on UM Campus
Especially love coming here when the weather is nice and we can sit outside. Also a convenient walk when we're going to the Michigan or State Theaters or Hill Auditorium or the Power Center.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had small plates for lunch and an outstanding red wine. The food was exceptionally good and presented beautifully. Can't wait to try it for dinner.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined outside on a lovely
We dined outside on a lovely August evening. The food was delicious, the service was good and we all enjoyed the experience. Special shout out for the pasta with lobster and shrimp. Very good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Sava's before, first with friend's recommendation. I like the overall atmosphere. The restaurant is spacious, I especially like the second floor since it feels like more private and quiet. But the things I like there are of course food and the service. We were very impressed with the waiter who served us. He was so polite, knowlegable and gave us great recommendations. We loved everything we ordered. I would go back again to have great time, that's for sure.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was excellent! Friendly and knowledgeable.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating area!
Great find in downtown Ann Arbor! We were able to sit on the patio to enjoy a long breakfast- and we never felt rush by our waitress (who was also great!). Very reasonable prices and big selection of food. Can't wait to go back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch is amazing. I'm going to drink 500 mimosas every Sunday and eat a cap rear omelette. Anyone who loves life should consider doing the same. Half off bottles of wine.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava's never disappoints!
This was my second visit to Sava's and I was just as pleased as the first time! Our waitress was knowlegable with the wine selections, the appetizers were fantastic! We had the Herbed Polenta Fries and Black and Bleu Filet Bites as appetizers and both were delicious! I tried the Butternut Squash Ravioli for dinner and it was a lovely portion (had to take some home) and quite yummy!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent review for Sava's
This was my first visit to Sava's and I cannot wait to get back. The food was delicious, as were the drinks. Service was fast, friendly, an fantastic! The atmosphere was fun, inviting, and I cannot wait to get back. I love having great new experiences at new restaurants!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy our meal at
We always enjoy our meal at SAVA's. I tried the Sunday Brunch Buffet this time and it was delicious!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a family dinner here
We had a family dinner here with out of town guests that included a 3yr. old. The waiter wanted to to know his name before he got there and when he did he greeted him by name. A+ waiter.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going here steady for over a year and always good food and great service!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place In Ann Arbor
Every time we come to Ann Arbor to visit my daughter we go to Sava's for dinner. It has a great atmosphere, an eclectic menu and most important, everything we have tried tastes great. The wait staff has always been attentive and informative and their menu and draft beer suggestions are spot on. The restaurant is airy and spacious and even when busy the noise level remains low. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great meal and dining experience near the University on State Street.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always get the risoto balls on their starters list. They're fantastic! I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava hits that point of being casual and high end at the same time. I feel comfortable here in shorts for a quick dinner or in a suit for a formal occasion. Consistent good food and service.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love our food, very well prepared. Service was excellent.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING and interesting menu!
AMAZING and interesting menu! Excellent cocktails, and the ambience was phenomenal!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great after game spot
One of the best things about this place is that it takes reservations, which is wonderful after a UM football game. There are some really fun menu items. The fish tacos are great, as are several of the salads. Great place for non-meat eaters. Service is generally prompt and knowledgeable.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep coming back
Very pleasant dining experience for friends who hadn't been to Sava before.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first went to Sava's when moving my daughter into U Mich freshman year, we were exhausted and it was late and we just needed to eat, boy were we surprised, we loved it and we have been back several times since! Sava's is one of our favorites for dinner or anytime. It is hard to get a reservation so make one in advance if it is a football weekend or any other big weekend at Michigan. The food is great, we love the salads and everything is made to order and delicious. Fun atmosphere and great service!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava's is reliably good and well situated for dinner before events on UM campus and in downtown Ann Arbor. Food is good and varied. It's my go-to restaurant for lunch with out-of-towners, too.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ann Arbor's "Go-to" place
Everything about Sava's was outstanding. Great food, great service in a congenial atmosphere. This was our first time to Ann Arbor (on a college visit with our sons) and our college tour guide told us that Sava's was his "go-to" place during his 4 years at Michigan. Now it will be ours too.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sava's is a great place for breakfast...their eggs benedicts are terrific....and the service is lovely. Also, they have a new eight-minute menu where you can get quick service if you're in a hurry. Excellent!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again a good place to eat...
Have son at U of M and were visiting. Had such a nice meal the 1st time here we came back... Good food.. Nice place.. good location..
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food at reasonable price
First time to the legendary Sava's and we were not disappointed. We ate breakfast, the Sunday of Parent's weekend which means a full house. Service was prompt but we were NOT rushed. Food was amazing (we had a crepe, omelette and breakfast chimichanga). The buffet looked incredible and was a good value (too much food for us). We will be returning!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a bad seat in house!
I have dined here several times but never upstairs. It was quite enjoyable. Jimmy swiftly moved between tables and was patient with our extended dining period. We were there for almost 2.5- 3 hours and he made us feel more than welcome. There are many restaurants in Ann Arbor but this is one of the few that seems to never have a hiccup in service, food or atmosphere.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aaaaaaamazing food, great
Aaaaaaamazing food, great services and a perfect night for a proposal !!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I needed a place that could fit 8 people and took Sunday Brunch period reservations. I was able to place a reservation through opentable.com without any issue. I received a phone call a little later in the evening asking to confirm.
We showed up about 5 minutes early, it took about ten minutes to be seated. I realize Sunday Brunch time is generally packed no matter where you go downtown Ann Arbor.
The wait staff were all pleasant, quick, and attended to our group regularly. Everyone enjoyed their food, and the price is what you would expect downtown Ann Arbor. I would be happy to visit Sava's again, especially for small group gatherings!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I frequently go to Savas for special occasions because of the delicious food and fun atmosphere. I recently went there with a group for my 21st birthday and had an absolute blast! My drink was delicious, our server was very friendly, and the food was excellent! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good meal in Ann Arbor!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a stop on our trip!
This has become a favorite stop when visiting our son at U of M.
Good food and a fun atmosphere.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Young and happening!
Sava's is a fun place for happy hour and nice dinner. It is they only place around State Street area that has "real" food. There are many bars with bar food around but Sava's has a nice friendly experienced bar staff and decent food. It's not a real foodies place but has some good dishes.
I would recommend it for casual dining..
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sava's A Great Place to Dine
This was my second time at this restaurant and I enjoyed the food, the service and the atomosphere.
It was very busy because it was game weekend but the service was great and the staff was very kind and accomodating.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sava's is always a great place to go for good food and service!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing, and service is always fantastic here. If you ask a question, you get an answer and then some if you're interested. I always come here if I want a trip down taste bud lane. I will be back, as I have many times.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience with Sava's is that the food is consistently good. It's very popular, so on the Friday night we went we were glad to have a reservation. It can be quite loud, and because of the number of people that were there on Friday when we were there, there was a lot of bustling around with people going past our table. A booth makes it a little less chaotic for the diner on busy nights. Our server this time was delightful.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Eats, Great Vibe
Sava's sits right in the heart of the U of M campus - so you might expect fast food catering to college types. Nope - it is a cool and hip place. It does have a great vibe also. The food is a fantastic mix and they also have a great selection of local brewed beers, etc. To top it all off, I've always received very solid and attentive wait service. Visit this place for lunch or dinner - you'll like it.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Chicken Pot Pie warmed my soul, Mac and cheese with chorizo was a unique experience. Portion size for chicken Pot Pie average, portion for mac and cheese large. Sweet potato fries amazing as advertised. Server was pushy, kept asking if my companion if she was done eating when she wanted to slowly finish her dish, seemed to be overly advocating of appetizers and desserts when we weren't interested. Overall nothing bad though other than the hurrying server. Great environment and mood in the restaurant. Not overly fancy or snobby, plenty of young people and some kids, but definitely more proper than other restaurants on State or South U.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here 3 times. They have
Been here 3 times. They have some different offerings that are very interesting from other places. I had scallops that were very good. The risotto was a bit over cooked, but the tomato sauce with it was excellent. My companion had the fish and chips , of which the fish was definitely over cooked , and the container it was served in is difficult to eat out of. It ended up somewhat greasy and soggy after it sat there for a few minutes. Overall, it was good, and this was the first time we had food that I had any issues with. I would return to try some of the other things, maybe not the fish and chips.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
noisy but fun
in spite of the noise level, i like sava's........it's fun and lively and they have really good hamburgers........i was also very pleased when we arrived and there were mobs of people waiting for tables but due to my having made a res through open table, we were taken to a booth right away! the service is fairly good and a booth towards the back makes the noise a little more tolerable.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were rushed
This is the second time this has happened...there was no time between courses. I had barely started my salad when my entree arrived. Made us feel like your goal was to get us out of there and get another customer seated. This is just not acceptable. The food was excellent, as always!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch Extraordinaire at SAVA's
What a fabulous brunch at Sava's on Sunday, December 8, 2013. I hosted a friend for her first visit to the restaurant and she was amazed at the selection and quality of the food. Service was impeccable and the wait staff was great!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I got together for dinner with my brother and sisters and their families prior to a show at the Michigan theater. From my first experience with the hostess to the very end of the evening as we were walking out, the staff was outstanding! Our whole group was made to feel very welcome. The service was quick and attentive without being intrusive. We let the waiter know that we had tickets to a show and the time and he assured us that it would be no problem to get us on our way in time. I am a frequent visitor with small groups of people and the service was not diminished at all by having a large group. The staff worked together as a team and really wowed my family, several of who had never been there before. Outstanding food too!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM