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About Sava's

Sava's Restaurant, originally Sava's State Street Cafe, opened June of '07 at a small location across from our current space. We started small, every year adding, changing, and working with our customers to achieve an atmosphere and menu that we were proud of. The quaint cafe was merely a jumping off point for the elaborate expansion that later followed. In August of '09 we opened Sava's Restaurant in the beautiful location we're in today, making a name for ourselves based on great service, a young, welcoming atmosphere, & delicious dishes.
We cater to a wide range of clientele, including students, professors, townies, out-of-towners – we open our doors to everyone. From our eclectic menu our best dishes are homemade, with quality ingredients from local vendors. We like Michigan beef, produce, and beer! Join us and experience Sava's for yourself!

216 State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Daily from 8:00am-12:00am
Breakfast: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: All Day
Dinner: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
State & Liberty / Huron

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 623-2233

Website:
http://savasrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Information available at www.savasrestaurant.com.

Catering:
Our simply elegant and affordable catering style is suitable for all of your specific needs. Please look through our catering ideas at savasrestaurant.com while keeping in mind that menus can be tailored to your specific needs. We invite you to create a menu of your own or work
directly with our staff to design the perfect combination for your event. If interested, contact us via savascatering@gmail.com

Parking Details:
Street and Ann Arbor Public Parking are both available within steps of Sava"s. If you can't find a spot out front, the Liberty Square and Maynard parking structures are just a block away. Maps can be found at www.a2dda.org.

Public Transit:
Lines 609 and 18 stop less than a block the the North on Huron, and Lines 4 and 3 stop on Liberty. Also, the Blake Transit Center located at 4th and William have regular incoming and outgoing buses from the greater Ann Arbor area. More information is available at www.theride.org.

Executive Chef:
Sava Lelcaj

Private Party Facilities:
We host parties of 20 in a secluded back room as well as an upstairs mezzanine with a capacity of 75.

Private Party Contact:
Felicia Viening & Sarah Fennel: (734) 623-2233

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm for half off of all wine by the glass, half off of our entire beer selection, and $3.00 off of our specialty cocktails, mixed drinks and spirits.

Feeling a bottle? Each and every Sunday evening from 5:00 until 10:00pm we offer half off wine by the bottle. Can't finish it? Don't worry, we will cork it and send it off with you to enjoy the rest at home.

Sava's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Casual (38)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Fit for Foodies (33)
Great for Brunch (33)
Healthy (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Fun (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Authentic (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Vegan (13)
People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Organic (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Berkshire)·Dined 4 days ago

Pork and Kimchi nachos were amazing. Great atmosphere. Quite expensive - wine list very expensive.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went to to Sava's to celebrate my friend's birthday. As I am from Cape Town, South Africa it was my first time ever visiting Sava's. Oh man! I just loved from the entrance to the whole ambiance of the place, the energy of and friendly disposition of the waiter, the well-prepared food, etc.... In fact, we all simply looooooved everything about the place and will certainly be back! Keep up the good work☺☺

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service, our waiter was attentive, helpful, and nice. The Bistro omelette was delicious and would highly recommend. My friend got the sweet potato latkes which were very tasty. We had a seat upstairs overlooking the downstairs and it was very lovely.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Consistently great food and service. It is a campus fixture for brunches, lunches and dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice place, good food, good service, central location. I will definitely come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was great except that they had overbooked and wait times were long even if you had a reservation.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was awesome! We had an amazing waiter for our lunch. Salt and pepper fries, mac n cheese, bacon brie burger...food was excellent! Cocktails too!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were there for a bite to eat before a concert at the Michigan Theater. Loved the food, the ambiance, and the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for lunch on a Sunday early afternoon before a show at the Michigan Theater. Luckily we made a reservation in advance as they were quite busy. Very friendly staff greeted us at the hostess stand, and our server was just delightful, very friendly and accommodating. All three of us had to decide between several options that all sounded wonderful. As busy as they were, we were finished in plenty of time to make our show on time. I would definitely go back (to try some of the things we didn't order!), and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sava's to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were disappointed that the menu does not change. Savas has always been the restaurant of choice for us when we visit Ann Arbor every year. Basically same menu and no specials. And quality of food seemed to decline.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place is excellent. Unique, varied menu and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We took our son (student at U of M) for a late dinner. Very interesting menu and everything we ordered (fish tacos, burger, Greek salad with salmon) was very good with large portions. Bang bang shrimp app was delicious too. Nice quiet place to talk and good service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice setting and atmosphere. But service, just ok. Water in our glasses had nets in both. Since staff wasn't writing down orders, several mistakes were made. My partners was offered refills but I wasn't, not once. The menu wasn't explained very well. But I might give another try, with different server, could've been very enjoyable.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very disappointed with the overall experience. There were knats and fruit flies flying around the entire meal which were flying into our food and drinks. The waitress dismissed the bugs and said that it was because of the changing of the weather and said that other restaurants were experiencing the same thing. As if this weren’t enough, the sandwiches which are $12-16 do not even come with a side. Instead, you have to buy sides for an extra $5-7. Both sandwiches we had were mediocre at best and not worthy of another chance. Sorry to say we will not be back. Yeah

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food, great service in a lively bar atmosphere.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We like to go before theater for its proximity to many venues. Efficient service, consistent nice varied menu both small and larger plates. Reservations strongly suggested if you have a show deadline

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I’ve been going to Sava’s for the last five years when I visit Ann Arbor and had always enjoyed the menu and he food. On my last visit it seemed the menu had been downgraded and was not the same restaurant I had visited before. Coming from New York City I was always confident that Savas would provide an excellent meal (and a gluten sensitive one, since my son has Celiac disease). On this visit I felt it was an entirely different resteraunt - it had gone from a 5 star to a two as far as the food goes. Service was, as always wonderful.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was ok this time, but it has been better. Our waitress went awol for a bit so service wasn’t good. I had hoped Mac and cheese would have been better but it was very average. I’d think twice before going there again, especially with so many options to choose from.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The capellini marlon is heaven on earth

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had unexpected guests and they reseated us without issue--very thankful for that accommodation!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner for 5. Great food. Fresh ingredients. Unique choices. Food prompt out of kitchen

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice ambiance, menu with good selections for all. Service was a bit slow but the meal was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Appetizer was great, Ribeyes were over cooked. We ordered medium and medium rare and both were closer to well done (there was almost no pink at all). Ribeyes were still very tasty considering. Hopefully just a fluke during our visit. Service was good.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Energized cafe feel, great for brunch, food is not to die for especially sweet items may be a little too sweet.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a long while!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My favorite trendy upscale restaurant in Ann Arbor! No one compares to the eclectic vibe Sava’s has to offer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lively, airy restaurant with friendly and efficient service. Hippie bowl with tempeh was outstanding and priced fairly. French toast was like eating fried sugar. With all that sugar for the main course, no need to have dessert. But they did sound good. Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food, good service. Wait times can be long on weekend but that tells you its a good restaurant. I especially enjoy the brunch and they have excellent quality creekstone beef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good classic American fare and excellent service plus a convenient location make Sava's a nice place to meet friends for a casual meal.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and atmosphere but service was a little slow on this football Saturday

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of our favourites whenever we visit AA. It USB’s usually our first stop when we arrive.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Patrick the sommelier recommended the perfect wine to go with the meal. Food was excellent and the right wine pairing made it even better!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My Lady friend and her adult children and I went to Sava’s to celebrate her birthday. This WAS her favorite dining place. the service from the wait staff was a joke. my order of sirloin tips ordered medium/ medium well arrived rare, dumped on the table after asking who ordered it. sent back and returned in three minutes as medium rare, again dumped! plate dropped not set on the table, sent back yet again after talking with a presumed manager... it returned 15 minutes like “hospital food” absolutely bland... no seasoning of any sort.
The prices on the menu versus the care and quality of the food is a bad joke. This was my first time into your place and most likely my last! Having to wait for my order while the rest of my party dined, receiving same After all had finished eating...bland, oily, tasteless and overpriced.
You should be ashamed of such shoddy service staff . If there were a minus rating for a restaurant experience... i would give it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a place recommended by several people, and after eating here, I can see why. The ambience was wonderful, if a bit loud. The service was incredible. The food was delicious. I'd definitely recommend it and go back.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I came here with my mother on a Saturday night. Savas has been repeatedly recommended to me and I loved the atmosphere, but I think it was over-hyped. Wonderful restaurant but the sweet potato fries were served cold and we had to send them back. It took a while before someone came back and we could say anything about the fries. We ordered the Mac n cheese (amazing I loved the gouda), the spinach and artichoke dip (very impressed), the bacon-brie burger (eh), and the sweet fries (pretty good once we finally got them hot, but I've had much better sweet potato fries before). Overall a really cute restaurant with a really nice atmosphere, but I wasn't as impressed as I hoped I would be. Would be willing to go again, but I'd only go if others proposed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Savas always delivers great food AND great service! One of the best spots in Ann Arbor for an all-around top notch dining experience at an affordable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very consistent food quality and service. It is my go to place when I am hosting a guest.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good food and quiet enough to visit.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went there for brunch. Service was excellent. Food was very good. It’s my girlfriend’s favorite place in Ann Arbor!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was a slower than usual. Otherwise, it was great as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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