Sergio's Saravá
Sergio's Saravá
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Sergio's Saravá

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saravacleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2162951200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 5-10 p.m.
    Friday-Saturday: 5-11 p.m. (Bar is open until 12 a.m.)
    Sunday: 5-9 p.m.

    Happy Hour is available in our bar area, Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. We feature a nice selection of $5 Street Plates, $5 wines and cocktails, and $3 beers.

    Tuesdays: Tacos & Tequila from 5-10 p.m.
    Wednesdays: Specialty Pizzas from 5-10 p.m.
    Thursdays: 2 for $50 (1 Street Plate, 2 entrees, and 1 bottle of wine)
    Sundays: Live Music from 5-9 p.m.

    Our sister restaurant, Sergio's in University Circle, is open for lunch Monday through Friday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Global, International, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Abramof
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please e-mail Melissa Cory at melissa@sergioscleveland.com, or call (216) 295-1200 to book one of our private rooms.
  • Private Party Facilities: Saravá offers the Rio Room, the Red Room, or our covered veranda for private functions. Each of these areas can accommodate 12 to 40 guests for seated events, or approximately 60 guests for cocktail receptions. The entire restaurant seats over 200 guests. The patio seats 120 guests. Our beautiful covered veranda overlooks historic Shaker Square. All function areas may be booked for dinner or luncheon events. Please call us to book one of our private rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Cory 2162951200x2
  • Entertainment: We feature Live Music every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. Come hear the Duke of Jazz Kenny Davis & Brazilian guitarist Moises Borges play Bossa Nova and Samba classics.
  • Special Events: www.saravacleveland.com/events.php or call (216) 295-1200.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaker Blvd.
  • Public Transit: We are on the Shaker Square stop of the rapid transit system, just 10 minutes from Tower City, Downtown.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available on Friday and Saturday. You may also self-park in a large secure lot behind CVS. Street parking is also available.
A word from Sergio's Saravá
Sergio Abramof's repertoire includes nearly 30 years as an expert chef and restaurant owner. A native of Brazil, he moved to the U.S. at the age of 10 and eventually settled in Cleveland.

Saravá evokes the rhythm and flavors of Brazil in many ways: through its outstanding Street Plates, authentic drinks, and delectable dishes. We are located in the heart of vibrant Shaker Square, and offer multiple dining and lounge options for our guests. An extensive 24-seat bar adjoins an intimate dining area. There is a cozy fireplace lounge with additional booth seating, and our private Rio Room.

Brazil, like the United States, is a melting pot, teeming with the unique cultures and flavors of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Come experience Brazil's rich cultural heritage with us at Saravá where samba is at the heart of everything we do.

Visit our sister restaurant, Sergio's in University Circle, and get a taste of Italian, seafood, and cross-cultural cuisine.
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Sergio's Saravá reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Overall good experience.
    sraemi
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Overall good experience. Food was great. Wine list could be improved on. Ordered an Argentinian Malbec. It was not very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing; not up to past
    KenAVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Disappointing; not up to past visits. Service was very slow and unattentive; my main course serving was just warm, as if it had been sitting for awhile before being brought to the table. Wait staff paid no attention to us, took forever to get a second drink order and even longer to receive it. Food itself was fine, but the poor service spoiled the evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding server! Dessert
    1savvylady
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Outstanding server! Dessert was a bit disappointing, but entrees were very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sarava was great, the food
    JimShorts1
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Sarava was great, the food is consistently good and the wait staff are very accommodating. We cannot wait for warmer weather to eat on their patio and watch the scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fejoida fubar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Usually enjoy Sarava and this was fine but marred by a couple of things. Waiter was a young guy who seemed a little uncertain. He made a point of serving from the right side, even going around the table to do this but abandoned it about half way thru the evening. Looked forward to my favorite Fejoida. It was served in a metal skillet with handles. What happened to the lovely bowl it is usually in? it was also dry without the great mix of flavors it usually has. Whether this was the serving delay we experienced or the new metal bowl I do t know, but disappointed for the first time in a visit to Sarava and unfortunately after raving about Fejoida to my daughter, she was also disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The server was very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The server was very pleasant and helpful. Our meals were good for the most part but the meat in my feijoada was a little dry oddly enough. The custard was too eggy and not sweet enough but the server was apologetic and took it off our bill with no question. Willing to go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as always. Great server.
    2shoesVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    As good as always. Great server. Love sitting in booth in bar and restaurant akways accommodates. Great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have the best food there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    They have the best food there is. Great chef!!! Every time it is a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great atmosphere for couples, I enjoyed the wine and my server was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Service was horrible when we went for Valentine's Day. The place was not busy but our waiter could not seem to care less about serving us. It took 15 minutes (exactly) for him to even come over to the table to greet us. We were just about to leave when he finally decided to appear. I could easily understand if the place was busy and he was running around, but this was definitely not the case. It put a damper on the entire evening and left a bad taste on our mouths. We go 2 or 3 times a year to this place, but this will definitely be our last time here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sergio's Sarava' is equally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Sergio's Sarava' is equally welcoming whether you are relaxing after work or taking a special someone out for a night out. Very classy yet casual setting, excellent drinks and exotic food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a delicious meal.
    twin1
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a delicious meal. Service was friendly although slow at times. It seemed there was only one server for the room. The food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Valentines day experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great Valentines day experience. The food was wonderful and the server was very attentive. The menu was very ecclectic but it also offered selections for the pickiest eater. This would be a great after work, relaxed venue for an upscale happy hour. I'm definitely a fan!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Sarava. The food is
    RebK1VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    I love Sarava. The food is consistently very well prepared. The menu is diverse, something for everyone. The only thing I can criticize are the prices. It is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delightful spot. Very good
    Jford
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    A delightful spot. Very good food with much variety, good service, and an unusual and delightful, lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sarava is better than ever--great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Sarava is better than ever--great dinner! Scallops were sensational.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have never had a bad meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We have never had a bad meal at Sarava! It is one of our favorite spots
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal. GREAT service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Wonderful meal. GREAT service. Perfect place for the romantic dinner I had hoped for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Entertaining an out of town
    MrsSias
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Entertaining an out of town client, I selected Sarava for her first night's meal. All four of us were beyond pleased with our meals & the service was attentive. The scallops and half chicken entrees are a slam dunk every time and you can never go wrong with the artichoke fritters. At one point, the musicians seemed to turn up the volume pretty significantly and even from our table in the back, it was a bit challenging to have dialogue. However, the music itself was outstanding and I'm only sorry that I couldn't stay and dance with the patrons who were enjoying the music up close!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Grilled Chicken Thighs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The Grilled Chicken Thighs were delicious with a lot of different flavors and a very nice portion. The Shrimp Baiana was also tasty, just left me a little bit hungry. For dessert we had the ouro preto torte, which was very rich and creamy although the gold leaf seemed to have skipped our plate. The wine list offered many great options, although the waiter was slow to bring them to the table or refill our waters.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is still great, drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food is still great, drinks can be pricey but they are ample and well executed. Waiter was pleasant and efficient. In the warm weather the patio is wonderful place to observe Shaker Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold Meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Everything was really good! The only problem for me is the portion sizes, to small and the meat came kind of cold!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was really good! Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    It was really good! Would recommend drinking elsewhere, the booze was very overpriced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Sarava, the food, the
    Izzie
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Love Sarava, the food, the ambiance, the staff. They're also great about vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Sunday nights at Sarava
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    We love Sunday nights at Sarava with wonderful live Brazilian music. It really warms up January!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for drinks, dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Sarava has been one of our favorite places since it opened. Shaker Square is a great place to people watch and meet friends and Sarava has one of the best patios in Greater Cleveland. In the summer it's a prime location for an after work dinner or a mojito (they're excellent). The interior is very well designed with smaller spaces. No large, loud rectangular rooms. It's one of the most attractive restaurants in the area. We've never had a bad meal there. The food is always flavorful, well prepared and imaginative with a range from mild and flavorful to very spicy. Service is attentive and not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I have had good meals at Saravá but this special dinner was somewhat disappointing. The appetizer was good but the main dish ( Xim-Xim) was bland and in plain English mediocre if not bad. The same I can write about the dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service....esp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Outstanding food and service....especially notable since it was New Year's Eve!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walking into Sarava for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Walking into Sarava for the first time I knew It would be a great experience. The energy and vibe I got from everyone was so kind and helpful. The food was to die for and the live music added a little extra to the night. If you want a fun night out in Cleveland, Sarava is the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was absolutely delicious.
    MoonlightBakeryVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Food was absolutely delicious. Never remove the black bean burger from the menu, and please always offer something like the beet salad! Service was mediocre. Waited over an hour for our food to arrive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring your own bread.
    CinjagVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Sarava has been one of our favorite restaurants. We hadn't been there since Sergio passed away. While the food was fine, the service was a bit hasty. It was hard to stop the waiter to ask for anything. But most of all was the disappointment when we asked for bread. My partner was having bouillibaisse and thought it might be good to soak up the sauce, plus -- we were hungry! We were amazed when told we had to order bread. Realy? We had appetizers, wine, main dish and dessert. Did the restaurant really need to charge $1.50 for a few pieces of bread? That was insulting to us as regular customers. Probably won't go back for some time. I think the restaurant needs to revisit that decision.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely meal here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    We had a lovely meal here. The caipirinha drink was good, the service was excellent, the meals were wonderful. I ordered the lobster sandwich and it was very good. I eat a lot of lobster, so I know. The apple tart on puff pastry was also very good. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent experience, as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    An excellent experience, as always.The dining room was extremely busy and with only 3 wait staff, they did the best they could. My only complaint was the loud musicians playing which made conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its always very good! We love
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Its always very good! We love the food. The service was very slow. The kitchen was very slow. The service was okay but the kitchen's output was slow. It was also too cold in the resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good restaurant. Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Very good restaurant. Unique menu. Service was attentive. Would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to Sarava's for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Went to Sarava's for dinner before a movie with my siblings and their spouses. We had a great time. The food was excellent and the drinks, well the drinks were great! Kudos to the bar tender that evening. Every loved the drinks and they tasted like they should so no skimping on the alcohol or overuse of the additives. A great place, we will definitely go back and spend more time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our happy hour
    Elaine
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    We enjoyed our happy hour at this restaurant. Tapas were great although their menu is smaller than it used to be and they no longer have Sangria for Happy Ho9ur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a difficult experience
    dkfcleve
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    We had a difficult experience in a restaurant we have gone to many times and enjoyed in the past. There has been a change in the management in the last several months and they may be adjusting at this point. In any event, the food was not as good as in the past. Chicken was dry (perhaps overcooked}; pasta was fair, too cool; they charged $1. for bread, which turned out to be very hard--stale or just dry? Salmon had to be returned as its smell was disturbing to our guest. They offered desserts, were apologetic, etc.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very fine entree (shrimp Baina
    Jimmy
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Very fine entree (shrimp Baina - sp?). Surprised that meal is not accompanied by bread of any kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, and location, excellent
    ThekidVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Good food, and location, excellent salads and deserts. Love the latin touch! but portions are getting too small and charging for bread is CHEAP!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic