sarita a restaurant

4.5
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(216) 226-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Romano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belle
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Parking details
Public Parking next to restaurant. Street Parking. Citizens Bank across the street (no overnight parking or you will be towed from their lot)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was very good. The atmosphere is wonderful. Only sad thing is we split the bill and inadvertently left half of it and the tip in the check wallet and they never said anything to us. We left without realizing. The service was really good but not worth half the bill and the tip on top of it! Our fault too I suppose. Really great food and server was well informed.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was not super busy. Waiter was pretty attentive but pacing from the kitchen a bit slow. Food and drinks were excellent though. Would definitely go back!

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't wait to taste what the chef is going to come up with next. Always a treat

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TB
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice open floor plan. Very good service.

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TN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch menu and food preparation. Very nice location and great staff. We recommend Sarita.

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H
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience overall, though it took almost forty minutes for our food to come out.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice wait staff food was good. Atmosphere nice also. Would try again. First timers

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PM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut special is awesome. Everytime I have been there I always get the chef's special!

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OT
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinner was terrific and the desserts were out of this world. The service was outstanding.

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c
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always excellent here and the menu offers great variety. Our dessert portion was huge for the price. Just wish they had more parking for a busy Fri. night!

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d
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

A friend selected Sarita for a celebration, but on the Friday night that the four of us visited, with a full restaurant, the noise level was so high that conversation was basically impossible. It's a poorly designed space. The food was good, but we won't bother to return.

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OP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great drinks, very good service and excellent food. Had a very picky, tough customer in my group and they handled her well. Can’t wait to go back ... without her!

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JP
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience. Several apps and entrees and all amazing

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become my favorite restaurant in CLEVELAND! I’m an “East Sider” but this is the restaurant I will make the trip to! I live the menu-something for everyone- Also great specialty cocktails. The service is excellent and personable too. We were flattered and impressed that the chef also appeared at our table and refilled our waters! The patio is lovely in the summer too!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It was ok at best. The $59 steak was not particularly good.
Service started off great - then disappeared.

Tables too close together- I understand the need to maximize volume and profit. But way too close to other tables - involved in others conversations

This is the 4th time we have been there on a year - it will be awhile.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made reservations on Open Table and had a quiet table in the corner. Food was great; service was great until they got busy;?then it was ok. We’ll be back.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the service great. Very creative menu and multiple specials. Everything on the menu sounded great. Will definitely be going back.

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OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I took out of town guests here because I thought the food would be delicious, and it was! The menu is outstanding with an array of different combinations of ingredients to please discerning palates and pocketbooks.
Two of us had the seafood specials. The fish was cooked perfectly. The Swordfish and Halibut were moist and flavorful with yummy sauces and side dishes. The seasonal salads of beets, cheese and nuts had just enough dressing to complement the ingredients. Our cocktails were generous and made with fresh ingredients. They were very tasty! The only drawback was the noise level but it was because we came on a Friday and the place was packed! I guess I’m not the only one who loves the food here. I am a little older, however, and I will likely come a little earlier next time or on a night that’s not so busy.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a first time for us and the service and food was phenomenal. Our friends loved the menu options and we definitely will come back. The only struggle I had pertained to the noise level (hearing aids) and the hostess accommodated my request for a quieter area.

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DF
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not a run of the mill menu. Very well thought of and artfully created dishes. The food is fantastic. This was our second trip and look forward to going back.

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J
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Loretta, was phenomenal! On top of every detail of our meal! Her list of specials was long and delivered flawlessly! Thank you!

Reached out to Jenny O’Dell regarding an Italian wine we wanted to try with our meal. She was kind enough to chill it and have it available for our meal! She is incredible! She completed our delightful meal, and made sure we were happy with everything! She is so in tune with her clientele. Thanks so much Jenny!

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M
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is pride everywhere here....the food, the service, the bar, the ambiance. The menu items can always be counted on, but oh the specials - always something unique and special. I recommend to all my friends without hesitation. Go!

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

It was not the same as previous visits it was extremely loud and our server was not informed about the specials

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S
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always awesome. It’s hard not to over order because it’s so hard to decide in an app and an entree. Then there’s always fantastic specials to add to your confusion. It’s impossible to leave hungry. The staff is great, very friendly and courteous. I have to keep going back so I can try everything on the menu! If you haven’t been there, you need to go.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Our waitress was sweet but was worked by too many tables and we sat for long periods in between things like an empty glass waiting to be refilled, after dinner our check took forever to get to us and we never received bread at our table while others did. There were just too many things to mention. The food was okay, my Mac and cheese was good but needed more seasoning I salted it and that helped a lot (I had to ask for the salt and then wait for it) my husband said his dinner was good but it was only lukewarm at best. The price was just way too high for what we were given and how we were treated. We won’t be back... too bad too we live close and go out frequently. Thank you.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Chicken francaise very dry and bland. Risotto was over cooked. Beef tenderloin cooked to med rare as ordered, but served on top of the garlic mashed potatoes with woody asparagus. Short ribs good not great. Fettuccine cooked perfectly and very tasty. Service was pleasant and efficient.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Horrendous food. Pizza from Donatos or Papa Johns is better...
I also had the Chicken Francais: flavorless...
Avoid it!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, not to mention, a varied and interesting menu. Many good choices, it was hard to decide.

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p
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly memorable dinner. Very impressed with the chef's creativity and presentation, so impressed that I took pictures of our food, posted them on Facebook, and several of our friends saw them and went there the next night!

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t
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved Sarita! Food was excellent, great service, super nice waiter. Can’t wait to go back.
Only downside was the noise level.

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TJ
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Saritas as we are usually not disappointed. Great specials and great selection of food. Service was good as well. Had the Halibut special. A little pricey but absolutely delightful. We travel from the east side and will continue to do so! Thank you for a great meal!

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DC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is absolutely one of the most creative and intelligent restaurant kitchens in Cleveland! From the front of the house to the kitchen the professionalism is on display. Listen to the guidance of your server and you will have an exceptional evening!

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MB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and interesting menu, my food cane out barely warm however but they reheated it and it was delicious. It was the servers fault who I feel was very nice but not very responsive in a timely fashion.

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F
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good restaurant

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AF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in Cleveland

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OT
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the ahi tuna special and my wife has the halibut special.... both were incredible

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JH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service, but too noisy to talk when crowded. Acoustics not too good.

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b
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit and did not disappoint. Really enjoyed the brussel sprouts, salmon and the gelato with donuts!

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

service was not too great. Otherwise five stars. Also there should be a list for specials.

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RM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good choice for us. Sarita is small enough to be intimate, but large enough to accommodate a group.

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