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!
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Hours of Operation:
Daily from 8:00am-12:00am
Breakfast: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: All Day
Dinner: 3:00pm - 12:00am
State & Liberty / Huron
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Information available at www.savasrestaurant.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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
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☺☺
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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