Sérénité Restaurant

4.8
504 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Sérénité Restaurant is steeped in tradition and care for the community. Restaurateur Brandon E. Chrostowski offers a unique experience with seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Medina's Historic District.

The restaurant has a unique mission; to eat well and do good. The mission of Sérénité is to instill leadership skills in men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through an education in the culinary arts.

Our aim is to change the face of recovery through food and hospitality.

A bientot!
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ohiohoosier76
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit, and likely not our last. The food and service were outstanding. If I had one 'complaint', it was just a tad bit loud at times.

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We wanted to love this restaurant. Ambience was nice. Staff was friendly. However, food was extremely salty. We probably should have sent back our meals. Quite disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first choice for a date night or special occasion. The staff is fantastic and friendly. Food is always executed perfectly. We love going here and they make us feel like family.

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DonaldY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Kudos to Chef Todd. Bradford is an amazing host and has always gone above and beyond.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The staff is warm and welcoming, the chef passionate about his food and his mission and our server was incredible. The food is excellent and we will visit frequently.

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vipSnoopy1
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience was great. This was our first visit to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Ian, our server, was polite, attentive and did not rush us. I had the French onion soup and the scallops with spinach. My husband had the charcuterie board and the coq au vin. Everything was delicious and the portions were generous for the price. We were pleased that the chef came out to our table after our meal to talk with us. We will definitely be returning, hopefully with several friends once the COVID-19 is over!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife. Food was great and service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and service were outstanding!

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vipBalthazar
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good with one exception. The Bananas Foster (which they normally make table side and the reason we go to Serenite) should probably not be on the menu if it's going to come out pre-plated and cold. We tend to give the staff a fairly wide berth since many of them are still learning. Our server was really just not trying very hard though, and left us a bit disappointed.

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vipJayT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner during COVID. Excellent food and experience.

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ukdataguy
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant. They have a mission to help those whose circumstances have placed them in difficult situations and they achieve this by providing training in all aspects of restuarant services. The result is excellent with attentive service and high quality food - all at a reasonable price. This is a "keeper", we will be back.

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blondie
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful menu, variety of choices, excellent preparations, service very professional and attentive

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Best oysters around, wonderful ambience. Everything I’ve had has been delicious. Also serves a GREAT philanthropic mission that I am proud to support!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Best calamari I’ve ever had.

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vipcdstulpin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Excellent food and service. Enjoyed everything!

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LisaB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and exceptional service!

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MikeM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food sand quiet atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the French onion soup and the French dip sandwich. Perfect for lunch on a cool fall day. The service was great, as always.

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BucksFan
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six with apps, wine, and dinner. Everyone agreed the entire evening was a great experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!

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Scott
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding! A hidden gem in Medina. I've driven by this restaurant several times since it has been open and always wanted to try it. So glad we did. Over the top good food and everyone there was so nice. We'll be back!

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zevy
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week. We were not disappointed. Been to Serenity 2 other times. First was great, second was ok. This time made up for any negativity when we had our second visit. Highly recommend.

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snickles
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went because we really wanted French food. We were thrilled with not only the food, but the entire experience! Wendy helped make sure our service was excellent. Chef Todd was willing to customize our orders as needed and everything was amazing. We will be back, not just because of the amazing food and service, but because of the amazing mission of this establishment.

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ChuckM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on the first night of restaurant week. Overall, the food was excellent, however, the Escargot wasn't as good as I have had there in the past. I suspect it was not the usual Escargot because of restaurant week. It was good but not the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and inviting atmosphere. Food was spectacular.

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RichardP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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TandD4evr
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. Flavorful food, my husband especially enjoyed the venison. I loved the
Pumpkin cocktail & pasta .

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viplinda
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on front patio! Perfect mussels and fish paired with good service.

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vipPds1
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The special was halibut and it was a bit dry.

The Beet salad was basically a salad with a few beets and a very small amount of goat cheese not what you’d expect.

When the founding chef was here, the food presentation and quality was much better.

We will continue to go back to support the cause of this restaurant that supports people in recovery, but we’ll be a little more questioning about dishes before we order.

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dennisk
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lunch and the prices were reasonable. We will return and
liked the ambiance. We both had the French onion soup and I had the the steak-frites.
My partner had the French dip and fries and both dishes were delicious. The server waited until we finished our soup before bringing our hot main courses. The fries were delivered hot and were tasty.

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vipAdrienneG
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we wanted wanted to order Lobster Thermadore and they were out, all our dinners were wonderful. And staff was eager to help and please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Have visited in past but not recently. Service was attentive but the food was very subpar from my previous recollection. Plus we were seated right below a speaker where music was blaring. Overall a very disappointing dining experience. Will not repeat anytime soon.

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vipdavisoh6
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New waiter had lots of help, but has potential. Otherwise, fine evening dining on the porch. Good selection of specials, well described. Plenty of light and vegetarian options.

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MarilynH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is always delicious and the staff do a wonderful job; they make you feel welcome. We always go back!

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Fantastic food
All around a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for a table outdoors, which was great, the staff is very attentive and cordial. The chef stopped by to make sure our meal was satisfactory, everyone was very nice.

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adventuresome
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dinner experience. The sauces on the food was beyond words. Portions were generous, flavors woke up the taste buds, staff was kind, prompt and appeared to ENJOY their work. There were 5 of us in our party and we each got a different entree. We all enjoyed everything we ordered. Please keep this program going.

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KGourmet
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food, great ambience...can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and phenomenal service! They are doing a great job with the extra protocols they have to follow during this time! We will defiantly be back again!

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TracyD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second of hopefully many dinners at Serenitè, a gem of a restaurant. Just as they were the first time we were there, the escargots were fabulous and have me looking forward to my next visit. Our other dishes ranged from ok (cold melon soup, sundried tomato tarte) to very good (scallops with shrimp sauce, lobster thermador). Good desserts, excellent coffee, and very nice wine list. What a treat to enjoy very good French cooking in a sweet setting. We love the mission of this restaurant - the story in itself is well worth the drive to Medina.

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Sérénité Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 504 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.