sarita a restaurant

4.8
1003 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our focus at Sarita is new American cuisine. A style of food that's not pigeonholed into one country or one style. But a representation of all of us. A blend of the best if you will. My background is very Pacific Rim Californian, so you can expect lighter dishes with natural reductions, a lot of vinaigrettes, less cream, less butter -- but unbelievable flavors. We're going to continually evolve and have fun with the menu. You will always experience something new when you come in.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1003 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CEze
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister’s 30th birthday and everything was perfect! Our waiter was attentive and entertaining! The food was amazing! We’ll be back!!

BM
vipBillM
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Dined on Saturday. Had the pork tenderloin and Halibut both of which were excellent. Service was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant, I had a great birthday dinner, the service was amazing, Thank you Jeremy! And the food was awesome...

LM
vipLynnMarie
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed a night out at Sarita. Our waiter was very attentive and congenial. My husband ‘s beer was “ice cold” to perfection. Lots of nice cocktail choices.
I opted for the “old Player’s “ menu of pick your own pasta choices —served piping hot and so good- egg fettuccini with sausage and mushrooms.
The special salad was fresh and unique.
Husband had the daily special lasagna and raved about it.
A silky light creme brûlée topped off a fine evening.

JM
vipJustinMilian
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Cute atmosphere. Lounge and appropriate lighting/esthetic. Drinks were good, our server was friendly and checked in timely and persistent without being overly on top of the table. Food was good, drinks were greater. Will be back.

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IreneJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the specials--always interesting. We very much enjoyed our dinner. Chris did a great job as our server. I did notice that it's a little bit dark in the dining room.

SB
SamanthaB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and although busy, our server was on top of it. The specials-especially the Brie in phyllo with walnuts was the best thing I ate in 2021 so far.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Great recommendations. First timers that will definitely be back

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Tina
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our Sarita experience!! We treated our daughter to dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, excellent service... Nice ambiance... Small portions though

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teachcaine
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love Sarita.... always have.... Nice way to spend NYE. Many specials; in fact so many it was diff trying to remember them all... I think 7 app specials; 4+entrees. Short term memory usually works best with 3 things in a row; first and last are recalled most often. Otherwise, great night! Thank you, Tony, for remaining open and offering creative dining options during these financially trying times.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick took exceptional care of my date and I. Simply could not have asked for a better dining experience. Staff was punctual and professional. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was charming and welcoming. Will recommend to family, friends and colleagues. I plan on returning soon.

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vipMbpaul
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The atmosphere (Covid respectful), the staff (every single one is pleasant and focused on you), the cocktails (they aim to please) and of course the food. There is something for everyone, whether you want casual or out of the ordinary, Sarita meets your needs. New Years Eve offered up a scallop entree. Five huge sea scallops on a bed of black beans and rice with a citrus avocado twist; topped with big lumps of crabmeat. Outstanding. Our table also enjoy grouper, “hot”chicken with smoked Mac and cheese and oh, the cornbread! You just can’t go wrong. My favorites place for some time now.

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AngelaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal and excellent service on a busy evening. Staff is prompt and courteous, presentation is wonderful. A consistently great dining experience every single time. Definitely one of Cleveland’s finest places to dine!

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vipdonalda
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve in a difficult world. Server Jeremy made it a comfortable celebration.

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vipSeasmoke
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always solid. Never misses.

GP
GlennP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the only restaurant we could find on a Saturday night that allowed seating inside. When we walked in there was only 1 table (5:30) but after we sat down people started to fill up the place. At first it felt like we made a mistake due to nobody there and it not looking super fancy inside, but once we started trying the food and drinks realized this place was great. None of us had ever been there before (6 of us) and everyone seemed to be really happy with the experience.

MB
MichelleB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very affordable.
Great service as well.

CS
vipClevelandSandy
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef, Tony does a great job with pasta and fish. I love the Brie appetizer. The chicken Parm is a favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarita is a must stop whenever I am visiting home from living out of town. Service, food and drinks are consistent and enjoyable and it’s my favorite place to go in Lakewood when meeting up with old friends. Thanks!

MR
vipMartinR
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were very good, everyone liked their food. Good crowd for a Tuesday night. COVID protocols were decent, mask and barriers were in place. Spacing could have been better if they had used the second room. Not sure why everyone was in the front room.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Flavorful! nick was an amazing server!

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vipthomas
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With the so many people doing take out during COVID, the kitchen can’t handle the dining room and the take out. There’s only so much kitchen capacity. We waited far to long for our order. I wasn’t upset; I will manage my time expeditions next time. I’m a big fan of sarita.

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CLD3
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Saritas in a very long time because we live so far away. It was an outstanding experience!!! Very clean and COVID compliant. From our cocktails to dessert everything was perfect.....the grouper was off the charts wonderful!!!
It was so worth the long drive!!!
Our sever Chris was informative and efficient!!!

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! Good delicious and Jeremy was terrific!

JP
vipJimmyP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal. The stuffed Banana peppers as an appetizer were so good. Had the Grouper special for dinner and it was better than the peppers. Just a great evening.

LM
LindseyM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I’ve had in months! Such a quaint space and the service was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bartender had friends at her bar so she wasn’t as attentive

DB
DeanB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We didn't Appreciate the meals. Food was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. If you want an amazing meal, drinks and service than this is the place. We’ve been a dozen times or so and we’ve always had the best time.

DD
DeeDee
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Saritas. My husband and I were celebrating 15 years of marriage. We were so please with exceptional service we received, that we plan to visit again.

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
57 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Sarita! Everyone is lovely.

CG
ColettaG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and had a great meal and our server was awesome. He made the meal so enjoyable.

We ate on the patio and was extremely comfortable.

Great time.

HF
HeatherF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this place—undiscovered gem with a fantastic food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Our server was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service! What an experience!

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KariK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I made a reservation for a birthday celebration on the patio, we had reservations at another restaurant for outdoor seating because Sarita's patio is first come first serve.
I explained that we could not eat inside due the the age of the birthday "girl" and the owner said he would make an exception and reserve a table on the patio. (Again we had another reservation so it would not have been a big deal we just would not have gone to Sarita's.) We arrived for our 6:30 reservation after a 40 minute drive and when we arrived we were told by the hostess that the patio was first come first served, I said I undersatnd that but the owner said he would make an exception, she said that he did not notify her and that there is nothing she could do about it (rather rudely) and offered us a seat at the bar for our 20-30 minute wait for our outdoor table. We chose to wait in the car for the same reason we could not eat inside. Needles to say it tainted our entire evening as I looked like an idiot to my family. I have to say that the food was just OK after all of that and we most likely will not be back. Too bad cause it used to be one of my favorites and worth the drive.

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Sarita! Good good, Paige lovely but poor girl was swamped at bar for awhile! She is the best! Chris loved the mussels and his Bolognese too. I had snapper and it needed a little more flavor. Brownie with coconut ice cream was delicious!!

DD
DeborahD
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very loud but ambience was very nice. Patio looked great but we ate inside the restaurant. Brie appetizer was wonderful!

J
vipJohn
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not knowing what to expect, our party was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. The food options were perfect, and the quality of each entree was just as good if not better. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and the drinks were well crafted. Our only disappointment was not being able to experience the Chef’s Table, but to the restaurant’s credit we didn’t inquire about it until seated at the restaurant. We’re definitely looking forward to coming back soon.

FAQs

sarita a restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 226-5200.

sarita a restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1003 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.