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Sava's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://savasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (734) 623-2233
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Everyday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Sava Lelcaj
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our simply elegant and affordable catering style is suitable for all of your specific needs. Please look through our catering ideas at savasrestaurant.com while keeping in mind that menus can be tailored to your specific needs. We invite you to create a menu of your own or work
    directly with our staff to design the perfect combination for your event. If interested, contact us via savascatering@gmail.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We host parties of 20 in a secluded back room as well as an upstairs mezzanine with a capacity of 75.
  • Private Party Contact: Felicia Viening & Sarah Fennel (734) 623-2233
  • Entertainment: Information available at www.savasrestaurant.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm for half off of all wine by the glass, half off of our entire beer selection, and $3.00 off of our specialty cocktails, mixed drinks and spirits.

    Feeling a bottle? Each and every Sunday evening from 5:00 until 10:00pm we offer half off wine by the bottle. Can't finish it? Don't worry, we will cork it and send it off with you to enjoy the rest at home.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State & Liberty / Huron
  • Public Transit: Lines 609 and 18 stop less than a block the the North on Huron, and Lines 4 and 3 stop on Liberty. Also, the Blake Transit Center located at 4th and William have regular incoming and outgoing buses from the greater Ann Arbor area. More information is available at www.theride.org.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and Ann Arbor Public Parking are both available within steps of Sava"s. If you can't find a spot out front, the Liberty Square and Maynard parking structures are just a block away. Maps can be found at www.a2dda.org.
A word from Sava's
Sava"s Restaurant, originally Sava's State Street Cafe, opened June of '07 at a small location across from our current space. We started small, every year adding, changing, and working with our customers to achieve an atmosphere and menu that we were proud of. The quaint cafe was merely a jumping off point for the elaborate expansion that later followed. In August of '09 we opened Sava's Restaurant in the beautiful location we're in today, making a name for ourselves based on great service, a young, welcoming atmosphere, & delicious dishes.
We cater to a wide range of clientele, including students, professors, townies, out-of-towners – we open our doors to everyone. From our eclectic menu our best dishes are homemade, with quality ingredients from local vendors. We like Michigan beef, produce, and beer! Join us and experience Sava's for yourself!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Brunch food is excellent. But not friendly service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was an amazing restaurant and the food was everything I expected, if not more. We had an amazing time and out hostess, Martha, was so friendly and funny. Will definitely recommend and visit again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It was my friend and I's first time at Sava's. We were nervous about the different flavor combinations on the menu but the food was delicious. The restaurant was beautiful and lively and it was a great time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife had an excellent salmon here, but I had a very disappointing burger. I asked for medium rare and got something past medium. No juice left in burger, which was also a very small one for the price."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The menu is creative and unique. The hostess was incredibly friendly and accommodating. However, our waiter forgot our drinks and food requests. We would still go back though!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We just had dinner for the first time at Sava's on Saturday, June 28th. LOVE it! Our food was very good. And the service, JB was the best! Great ambiance! Will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Johnny B was our waiter, very fun & had great suggestions! Would definitely dine here again (& request John's section)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "All of my dishes were mediocre. They were not great but not horrible. However, the person I was eating with had a terrible lobster ravioli. It was borderline inedible and she left more than half of it on the plate. It was also a very small portion size. The service was bad as well. Our waiter seemed to really rush us through dinner, bringing our main courses out when we had eaten less than half of our appetizers. He was also very inattentive, only around to take our order and bring our food. This was the second time I've been to Sava's for dinner and while the service the first time was better, the food was equally subpar. For the price and quality of food, there are many other restaurants I would much rather go to in AA."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went there for a late breakfast/early March in late June Friday. Not crowded at all. Service was wonderful food was terrific even the soft-rock music was absolutely great. Sat indoors, outside look lovely as well. Very clean, really nice ambience. Looks like it could be very noisy when busy."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Sava's never disappoints. The attentive service and outstanding food and drink brings us back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " Always accommodating with great atmosphere and even better food. We love this place and always have something new every visit and it's always been delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When it started out, Savas food was consistently good...... Now it!s slipping...... My hamburger was pretty good and medium rare as I requested, but we should have sent the beet salad back......it was totally over saturated with dressing and had some nasty little brown, mushy balls of something about which we never did get an answer from the waiter . Noise level high even though it wasn't that full...."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My friend and I both ordered the Truffle Mushroom Burger and found it very good (although I would have preferred a little less salt in the mushroom mix). I also enjoyed the white wine Sangria. My friends and I usually try to go there once a month or two."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food and service were great but it was pretty loud. Granted, there was an event going on upstairs but they were using a microphone. Between that and the sound of the downstairs diners, it was difficult to hear."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Could not get silverware for our dessert. Asked numerous times then I finally grabbed some off another table."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Good but a little pricey. Sandwich portions are relatively modest for the price and all sides are extra."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great original food . I just discovered Sava's Restaurant and can't get enough of it!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Sava's offered a breakfast menu daily, so we ventured in on a Saturday morning. Omelette selections were plentiful and quite a variety on the menu. Tried the veggie omelette, and it was good but felt like the dish was missing something...served with side of roasted rosemary red skin potatoes, which were excellent. I'll have to try something else on the menu next time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great brunch spot! This was our first visit. It appears they have the standard breakfast food; eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, both sausage types, etc. My favorite was the compliment of smoked salmon, meats and cheese - but they also have a great assortment of special items. The house-made pop tarts are inventive. At only $19 for the buffet and only +$1 for your first mimosa, you can't beat it. If the buffet isn't your thing, Sava's has an amazing brunch menu. Strawberry crepes were picture perfect, and tasted even better."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Always great food!! Had brunch for the first time and loved it!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My co-workers and I had lunch at Sava and it was a great experience. Our waiter was a gem - he made us comfortable right away and offered good recommendations for our beverages, meals, and desserts. Service was excellent as was the food. It was comfortable, relaxing, and totally enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The tofu dish was wonderful. The ahi tuna was mixed. The fish was very good. There was too much shredded papaya with very little taste and over dressed"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Was lovely and fun for my Birthday. Great food, recommendations and service. Loved the Mouse and candle. Nice touch :)"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I always take visitors to Sava's! Their food is delicious and there is something for everyone on the menu. Great wine list too! I recommend Sava's to everyone."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sava is always a sure bet. The food is good . the service is always fun and efficient . I feel comfortable there . upscale but not pretentious ."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We stopped in for a quick bite on a balmy spring night. Always enjoy the atmosphere. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was good and inventive. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I came here with a group of 4 for Saturday brunch. The service was wonderful and so was the food. It was a gorgeous afternoon so we sat outside--great patio. The mimosas and bloody marys were great (my boyfriend ordered a bloody mary with chipotle vodka and loved it). The best thing we ordered was by far the side of mac and cheese--do not miss it if you dine here! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great dinner, great conversation, superb food, an excellent experience overall. Best cocktails I've ever had. Will be dining at Sava's again SOON."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent price. The fresh seafood was excellent. The cooked entrees I tried were just okay."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We've been to Sava's multiple times over the years for brunch and dinner. Their menu has evolved in a good way. We had the chicken and waffles and the pulled pork and waffles. Both had great flavor. We splurged and had the peanut butter brownie sundae and it was delicious. Service was good. We usually don't have a problem with that at Sava's."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Savas is always a good go-to restaurant in Ann Arbor. The location is great, the outdoor seating is one of the best in Ann Arbor, and the menu accommodates to everyone. You can spend any range on your meal from cheaper sandwiches (which are quite decent sized and delicious) to excellent steak and seafood dishes which are pricier. They have a creative cocktail menu, even indicating which group of cocktails are for the more adventurous and which are safer. I have always had a good experience at Savas. I wouldn't say it is the best restaurant in Ann Arbor, but it is definitely a very nice restaurant in Ann Arbor. It does have a lot of competition, but I think Savas will always retain it's loyal diners and continue to attract new ones. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I treated my Dad to a night at the opera and this was a perfect dinner venue. My Dad hesitates to go to restaurants because of strict sodium requirements. But Sava's was very accommodating in recommending options and removing salty sauces from the dishes. My Dad enjoyed the lamb chops, which were outstanding with side of pearl onions, ramps, and fava beans. My husband loved the soft shell crab appetizer, followed by Chicken Saltimbocca. My light dinner of the artisan platter was scrumptious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very reasonably priced Sunday brunch. Very gourmet (salmon toastadas, oysters on the half shell, shrimp, cornbread w/ spicy sausage mix, spinach and feta egg cups, pesto pasta, bbq ribs) but still had classics (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links) choc. raspberry individual mousse cups, fudge, scones, mango cheesecake, choc. dipped strawberries, just made beignets - mimosa/bloody mary for $1 more. Took 3 teens with us and they loved it also."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is wonderful, with so many choices that everyone at our table could fill their plates with their favorites. And with the $1.00 brunch bloody marys and mimosas, our morning started out with a very festive air. Our favorites included smoked salmon tostadas, and corn bread and chorizo hash. Yum! Best of all, the brunch changes a little bit every week, so there is always something new to try. Kudos to the kitchen."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The brunch was great, everything we tried was delicious, especially the deserts! Mimosas were good as well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Specials were amazing! Fresh catch was phenomenal! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very enjoyable lively, but not noisy, restaurant a few steps from Michigan Theater."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of Ann Arbor's tried and true. You will never be disappointed at Sava's. Creative dishes, friendly staff and great setting."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "i still love sava's but was really disappointed with the dish they call "pasta bolognese"........and i should have sent it back ........it was way too spicy, not at all like a traditional bolognese and had meatballs! spicy tough ones! no no no!! and the sauce was too sparse.....big mistake. they do have other good choices so , of course, i will return because it's a cool place! and there hamburgers are great! as well as other choices on the menu."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Appetizer thru dessert was all delicious. We had a party of 8, everyone was raving about their dinners. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014