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Sarita Patio - sarita a restaurant, Lakewood, OH

sarita a restaurant

4.8
4.8
1615 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Sarita, where we are slightly obsessed with serving good food among friends and family. Our focus is on healthy, new American cuisine – a celebration of all our backgrounds and roots. The best of the best eats if you will. Lighter dishes with natural reductions, a lot of vinaigrettes, less cream, less butter — but unbelievable flavors. This is what you can expect if you choose to dine with us. And we hope you will. The name Sarita is a nod to Chef Anthony Romano’s mentor, plus the name of a song by the New Orleans band, The Subdudes, one of the chef’s favorites. The restaurant is owned by executive chef Romano. His approach to Sarita is fairly simple: to create a space that’s a reflection of his kind of place.relaxing, fun and celebrate life in the company of friends and family with good food and a great cocktail in hand.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 226-5200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Romano

  • Private party contact

    Halli - General Manager: (216) 226-5200

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood

  • Cross street

    Belle

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JM

    JasonM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the ambience to the drinks and appetizers and main course, it was a delicious experience and was all capped off by the AMAZING service of our waiter Kane!!!! He was so knowledgeable and helpful and just made the overall experience magnetic!
  2. AG

    AimeeG

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy parking; seated immediately; friendly and knowledgeable server; unbelievably long specials list and almost too many options between that and menu; food was excellent and not rushed. We enjoyed the special dates appetizer, and when we asked for bread to sop up the sauce, our server was more than accommodating and even brought us a delicious olive tapenade, too. Our special peach and Boucheron cheese salad was tasty, though the cheese and dressing amounts were quite skimpy. The special scallops entree was perfect. The table celebrating a birthday next to us were obnoxiously loud and shouting profanity, but we still had a great time.
  3. PD

    PamD

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. We had the swordfish special. Our server was super knowledgeable and attentive. Very busy night but never felt left alone
  4. DF

    DollyF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought some friends to Sarita last night and it was their first time there. They said it is the best restaurant they’ve been to in this area EVER and they’ve lived on the west side for most of their lives! So thanks for giving my friends an enjoyable evening. Sarita never disappoints! Dolly Faup
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick are server was outstanding - food and drinks were tremendous
  6. VG

    VG15

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Sunday night date night out and this was a delicious choice!! We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert that were all masterfully created! We especially loved the beet salad, bison tenderloin and seared ahi tuna!
  7. OT

    OTPATCHAP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This establishment is well run - the food was great and the service was excellent. I think they read the specials instead of writing them down so you don’t see their prices 😀.
  8. JJ

    JulieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, many good specials to choose from on top of an already amazing menu. Didn’t feel rushed and had a nice long dinner.
  9. TE

    TomE

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers, great dinner specials, outstanding service, great ambiance.
  10. W

    Worldcurious

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sarita is one of my new favorite restaurants in Cleveland. The service is excellent (shout out to Michael, exceptional service) and while this is only our 2nd visit, I look forward to many more. We drive from the east side and it is well worth the drive!
  11. G

    Godgoogler

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and great selections. I had a veal scalloping special that was amazing. Don’t skip dessert. The fried banana split is a great option and it’s a reasonable portion.
  12. LV

    LeslieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We used to come here when it was Players but have not been back since Sarita First opened. It was an eye-opening and wonderful experience. Everything from the wait staff to the food was excellent. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a lovely night out. It’s patio is particularly lovely.
  13. c

    courtneyoliv

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved my experience at Sarita. The service was outstanding, personable, and impressive - our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, and we were excited about so many of the options available that it was tough to pick! Some of the items we ordered included tempura battered squash blossoms, mascarpone stuffed figs, bison tenderloin (appetizers), lobster gnocchi, crab cakes (permanent menu item), almond encrusted halibut (entrees), and hazelnut crème brûlée. There wasn’t an item that we didn’t enjoy and we have already talked of going back. I encourage anyone looking for a date night or friends’ night out, an adventurous meal, or even just a nice ambience to try Sarita. I also really enjoyed that many of their ingredients were seasonal, farm-to-table and locally sourced; bonus points for having parking next to the restaurant!
  14. A

    Anne

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t beat the happy hour menu - for quality and value! We also tried an appetizer special - razor clams They were delicious - very tender, meaty, and sweet. Our Manhattans were perfect as was the service. Sarita never disappoints!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and they absolutely exceeded our every expectation. Not to mention that they have become my newest favorite Old Fashion with a smoked glass. Can’t wait to go back!
  16. p

    prineyboy

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Sarita’s never disappoints!
  17. TR

    TheRealTomKat

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and five star quality food. Great date night.
  18. BV

    BobV

    Key West

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! We had three entrees and two appetizers. They were all very very good. Nick was our waiter and we found him to be engaging, experienced, and professional. Highly recommend Sarita as one of the better restaurants in NE Ohio.
  19. JP

    JimP

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The servers are very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is outstanding with an incredible variety.
  20. y

    ylrjkt

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal!
  21. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great, my house special "Ahi Tuna" on a bed caramelized bok choy and other veggies and dollop of wasabi on the side exceeded my expectations. My companion had her favorite Pasta dish. Our server was terrific and the late summer evening on the patio capped a wonderful Anniversary
  22. AR

    AnnR

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday having dinner on the patio Great food, service Going back next week for Sarita’s wine dinner-so good! Sarita’s is one of our favorite restaurants-been going there for years
  23. CJ

    CJB1

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I first visited Sarita in the spring and was blown away! So much so that I now compare every dining experience to Sarita, and I’ve yet to find another restaurant that comes even remotely close. Last night’s dinner did not disappoint; from wine, to appies, to entrees, to dessert, our table left a little larger than when we arrived, but every bite was worth it! Our server was wonderful as well. I highly recommend the brussels and smoked mozzarella as appetizers…sooo good! And as an entree - the blue cheese encrusted beef tenderloin is absolute perfection every time! I actually crave this entree, it’s that good. There were two things that kept this from being a 5 star review across the board: it was extremely cold in there…bring a sweater with you! Secondly, the noise level is off the charts! I noticed when I sat down that the music being piped through the speakers was fairly loud, in turn causing everyone to speak a notch or two higher than a typical “inside” voice. Add a cocktail or two to that and before you know it everyone has to almost yell to be heard. All this said…I’ll still go back for that steak!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious here. Highly recommend!!
  25. M

    Mbpaul

    Cleveland

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look at the menu to see the type of food Sarita offers…then go and hear the outrageous list of unique specials they offer. Just wow on all counts. The staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Clearly they like where they work. The food is drool-worthy when you just listen to the description, and then totally delivers when it’s placed in front of you.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was great! And the patio is super cute. Sadly we both got a special and they fell a little flat. I got the swordfish and my husband got the tuna. Both were under salted and lacking flavor. I normally get the chicken Francois and that is always excellent.
  27. JD

    JDwolf

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and really enjoyed the food and service. I had the lobster gnocchi, it was fabulous.
  28. PT

    PaulaT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Specials are outstanding- pick those if possible !
  29. A

    Anon

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    one of our favorites. Excellent choices lots of specials
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service as always with Nick and team Sarita! Best restaurant on the west side hands down.
  31. NO

    NancyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dining experience on the patio! 4 family members for a birthday dinner. Everything was perfect. Definitely try this for a special occasion!
  32. JP

    JPerez

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The service (Nick was our server) was great! Go on Wine Wednesday for 40% off bottles of wine. The wine list is exceptionally good. We sat on the patio which is a genuinely nice ambiance. The patio was busy so there was some noise but certainly not too loud and it is a pleasant atmosphere. Parking is tight in the area as the parking lot was full. Five stars
  33. MA

    MAS93

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has something for everyone and they always have lots of specials- even on a Tuesday. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is terrific, they have many amazing specials every time we go there quality-wise. It is not overly expensive but not on the inexpensive side for sure. Inside seems significantly loud to have a table conversation but outside on the patio it’s wonderful
  35. D

    Dawn

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Joshua was excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were plenty of food and drink options to satisfy anyone. Lots of great specials in a perfect place to celebrate her birthday or a night out. Will definitely be returning
  37. A

    Andy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My first time here after hearing rave reviews from friends. I wasn’t disappointed, my new favorite in fact. The menu and countless seeming specials provide a wide variety of mouthwatering options. Two special appetizers stood out, the razor clams and wasabi guacamole with wonton chips. The entrees were equally good - ahi tuna and short ribs - the preparations were novel, creative and had perfect flavor profiles. Service was a little overly attentive but enthusiastic.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The server was awesome. He had great memory reciting several specials (the list was almost as long as their menu). The cornbread was too good, don’t skimp on the butter. The fried brie cheese was better than it sounded and very tasty. The beet salad was okay, it’s beets… The special was a grilled shrimp skewer special came with bok choy which had a nice char taste and coconut rice which was the best part of the dish. The lobster gnocchi was heavy and rich but the taste was one of the best I’ve had. The special nut coated fried halibut came with mango guac and mango purée with rice. Overall my least favorite since the dish was a bit dry but when you eat it with the mango sauce it tasted every good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1 year anniversary
  40. t

    tomj

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled across this little gem of a restaurant and it certainly did not disappoint!! The ambiance, food and drinks were spot on! Will be back again soon and bringing friends!! 💯

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

sarita a restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. sarita a restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 226-5200.

sarita a restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for sarita a restaurant

14523 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Belle

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Romano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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