Sérénité Restaurant

4.7
225 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to the restaurant since I knew they were open. I think what they are doing is a great service to those recovering from substance abuse. It gives them a purpose. Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the food I ordered. The lobster was a good size for the price. The dessert I had Banana's Foster was made tableside and was delicious. I will go back and highly recommend it to others.

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g
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding, fresh food with crepes & omelettes made to order

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BT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four on a Saturday evening around 7:30. The restaurant was full and it seemed that there weren't enough wait staff for the volume of patrons. Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu, but we were disappointed that they had run out of the venison dish which two of us wanted to try. Five minutes later, the waiter returned to inform us that they were also out of the pasta dish; I've never heard of a restaurant running out of pasta. Took awhile for the entrees to come out, but we weren't in a hurry so not a problem. The cocktails were were perfectly made and the duck leg with risotto was superb! The tenderloin fillet was also a hit with the group. The chocolate duo dessert was a nice ending. If not for the lack of a couple of signature entree items on the menu, it would have been a nearly perfect evening.

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HF
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the BEST meals I've ever had. I cannot emphasize this enough- T.H.E. B.E.S.T! Appetizer: Escargot; Main: Hanger steak with Brussel Sprouts, Bearnaise; Dessert: Beignets, Drink: Mule de Noel... all- UNBELIEVABLE! The Meat was cooked perfectly as I requested and all the flavors exploded in my mouth as if I hadn't had a meal in Weeks. Excellent Wait staff and Hosts, very knowledgeable, always wore a smile and very attentive to the table with refills and answering questions but not annoyingly attentive, which is an art. An hidden Gem in Medina. And the story of this place/business and it's mission makes it even better. Very excited to support this business in the future and will recommend to everyone.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a very busy night on a Valentine’s Day which is always crazy, but the food was awesome and staff were super nice

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for the first time for Valentine's Day. The restaurant was obviously very busy and some things we're falling behind schedule. However, despite the circumstances they were faced with the staff was extremely accommodating and very friendly. They kept us up to date with the progress of the night, profusely apologizing that they were behind. The transparency and attentiveness went a long way.

When the food did arrive, it was a delight. My wife enjoyed her lobster and I couldn't get enough of my fillet but after dessert was finished off I found myself entirely content with my portions. I was very much full, but not stuffed. Our night was wonderful and we can't wait to come back to experience the full menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was perfect! They ran out of the entree I had ordered but we had a later reservation so it was to be expected, especially because the entree sounded too good to pass up. The staff were tremendous, very courteous and on top of things. Some of the nicest and respectful staff that I’ve encountered at a restaurant. It was a very busy night and they handled it like pros. 1000000% will go back and will recommend it to everyone!! I’m so happy that this restaurant is so close! Usually we have to drive up to Cleveland and beyond for a great meal!

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SH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and atmosphere where wonderful. Service was very slow (Valentine’s Day). I’ll definitely give them another try

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and for Valentine's Day they had a wine pairing price fixe menu. Excellent food and cant wait to go back and try every day menu. A true gem here in Medina!

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JG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Serenite many times. I think our overall experience this time with the food, the service and overall friendliness of the staff was the best ever. We will return for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, as was the service. The only thing we didn't like was that, like so many other restaurants do on a special occasion like Valentine's Day, the menu was limited to a special few selections. When we reviewed the menu earlier, when we booked, there was many items my husband likes (it was his birthday we were celebrating), but on Valentine's Day, most of those items were not available. However, I will say that the Valentine's Day price packages probably cost us less than had we ordered from the menu. That said, we still would have preferred to pick from the normal menu. Otherwise, the food and overall experience was a good one. We would probably return, but not on a special holiday.

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m
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. What I like about Serenite is that there is no pressure to leave and the whole is experience is unhurried and very gracious.

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TL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides the wonderful food, our server (Abbey I believe was her name), was attentive to our needs. She was there when we needed her but not ever "hovering" over us.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Highly recommend the salmon. Service was fast. Food served hot. Will definitely go again

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d
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my husband who’s also in the restaurant business in Medina. Everything was fantastic and we are so happy to support a local business! Highly recommend everything from apps to table-side bananas foster! Please come check them out!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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N
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service, everyone went above and beyond and I never had to worry about an empty glass.

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ST
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, again!

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LB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!!

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TS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding, and the server's were attentive. The menu had some limitations for those that are gluten free, but otherwise we had a fantastic dining experience!

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c
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and attentive service It also has a nice menu that includes traditional French food as well as some unique items All four persons in our party loved their dinner choices . The desserts were delicious I highly recommend trying the bananas foster with table side preparation

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BK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone was exceptionally polite and friendly. Atmosphere was cozy and elegant. I highly recommend the filet mignon with Au Poive sauce. And the goat cheese salad delicious! The Bananas Foster was excellent! We will definitely come back😄👏🏻

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EW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. We got the Brie cheese appetizer and the filets with different sauces. The Mac and cheese was so good too. It is pricey but everyone needs to try this place. I highly recommended.

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always looking for an excuse to go to Serenite and on this occasion, took my son, his wife and daughter to dinner. We were all very happy with our meals with the exception that my son was disappointed in the size of his fillet.

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JH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem with some of the best food you’ll find anywhere with surprisingly modest prices. It’s one of our very favorite places to dine.

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IL
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time I return I love it even more! How could you not love great food with such a great cause, which is employing people in recovery. The food is always consistently awesome and the service only falters when there’s a new class on the floor and it’s only for a brief time until they build a bit more confidence. It never bothers me and I always feel great about supporting the cause. Please consider dining here if you haven’t already because it’s an amazing cause to support. It’s Medina’s best restaurant and concept hands down!

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OT
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time. Our server was great and helped recommend things. The bartender also made special items for us. Would definitely go back!

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MC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was perfect. It was a wonderful experience.

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CG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, menu, service, ambiance. Only one minor suggestion: the music playing seemed anathema to the identity of this restaurant and detracted slightly from the meal and ambiance.
Perhaps some quiet jazz or old french songs, classic vocalists...?

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DP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sure, our dining experience did deserve a Micheline star, but given the reason for the restaurant it was great. The restaurant trains addicts in the world of dining so that they can get jobs in the restaurant industry, hopefully making their life better. It gives them a path. The issues we encountered were related to inexperience, something one should expect. The food was great, especially the mussels!

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our third time at this restaurant, the first time was excellent, but the second and third time left something to be desired. We waited for our drinks and server for nearly 25 minutes and. My steak was cooked beyond recognition. My girlfriends venison had one piece that was well done and another that was medium rare. Our server never asked us if we’d like refills on our cocktails, even though they sat empty for nearly a half an hour. For the price, the service and food should be far better than this.

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MM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighborhood gem is OUTSTANDING. The food was delicious. The drinks were made perfectly. The waitstaff were attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend this wonderful restaurant to anyone wanting the best experience ever.

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AP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was good. I was a little disappointed with my meal, I had the hanger steak with side salad before and both were delicious but that was it, you would have thought maybe 5 green beans or 3 aspergas spears or a couple fingerling potatoes. I was not hungry when I left, but the meal was not complete. The crime bruelle was delicious for dessert!

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VY
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try Serenite for New Year's Eve. We enjoyed it immensely! The food was delicious; service friendly & attentive & the atmosphere was charming. Add the mission of the place to all the above & it's just a great place!

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OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent experience! Wonderful food, staff, presentation, and everyone there was so nice and friendly!

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JG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good the service was equally as good

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r
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our dinner was very good and the food was top notch. Unfortunately, the server was very inexperienced, couldn't answer a question about the menu, and didn't know how to open our bottle of wine. I would say it almost ruined the evening, except for the fact the food is amazing! It's not really a fine dining experience, other than the food.

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DS
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was extra special for Serenite's 1st New Years Eve! We historically never dine out on NYE, but a very special menu was offered & we just could NOT resist.
Kudos to the Chef & the entire staff...Well DONE, BRAVO!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We drove in from downtown Cleveland it is far but the atmosphere was so good we are glad we did. The staff were outstanding and willing to share stories and information regarding the food. The food was very good especially the escargot but a little overpriced. We were a little disappointed because the menu online was a lot cheaper than the actual one. Overall it was a great experience, I would come back.

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