Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati
Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati

Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://andyskabob.com/
  • Phone: 5132819791
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun 5pm-9:30pm
    Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm
    Fri-Sat 11am-11pm We are Open for Lunch if you need reservations please give us a call (513-281-9791)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Andy Hajjar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: we will Cater any party large or small, Special cater your company lunch, dinner, or private meeting with a minimum order of $100 and receive free delivery
  • Entertainment: Belly dancing on weekends at 8pm on Fri and Sat various party's and events join our facebook for complete updates
  • Special Events: 3 course dinner for 2 only $25
    Join our facebook group to here about all local events,
    Private meeting room that can accommodate 30 people and up

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro Bus Stop numbers 69,16,4,11, and 1 up the street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking
A word from Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati
Small corner store quickly grew as Andy, with brother Majed, infused the establishment with authentic family recipes developed and lovingly served for generations. Andy transformed the once modest neighborhood deli into a fun and funky restaurant offering unique Mediterranean dishes with his own personal touch. Best of all, Andy's tasty creations are handmade from only the freshest ingredients. Today, the Hajjars are proud to serve the most authentic and traditional Middle Eastern cuisine available in the Tri-State. Receive a warm welcome from Andy himself as soon as you enter the cozy restaurant to begin your meal. Complete your dining experience with dessert and Lebanese coffee or enjoy on final Middle Eastern tradition in the form of a relaxing smoking pipe. Enjoy the finest Middle Eastern cooking from our family to yours! Award winning Restaurant: Best Entree, best of Cincinnati, best belly dance, silver spoon award 2010, best greek
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Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (3)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • MaryB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food. Good wine list and a variety of drinks. Happy hour 5-7.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Mediterrainean food
    ccurranVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Andy does Lebanese food the best ! A fun place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A few things were good like the pita bread, hummus, & a couple of sauces. But, the rest of the food was cold when it came out and one chicken dish tasted like it was leftover from either the previous lunch or previous dinner service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DiamondjbhVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    If you are a fan of Mediterranean food, you can't go wrong with Andy's. A great neighborhood dining spot with charm, good food, and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC FIND!
    LaLee6969
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    An EXCELLENT Lebanese restaurant in a great location near Downtown Cincinnati!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    RunningSasquatch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I like ethnic food and had heard about Andy's so we decided to try it. I had read reviews on Yelp that were mixed. We had great service and the foo was very tasty. The belly dancing was good as well. We will go back again at some point in the future, but living beyond Eastgate makes for a long drive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Friendly staff. Large and tasty portions. Beautiful day and we sat outside, enjoying our food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    cincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    A dreary experience, from the moment we walked in. We were tempted to leave as we waited several minutes for the server to come to our table, and later wished we had left. The wines are all from the proprietor's home town in Lebanon and are definitely not suited to our American palates. They were nearly undrinkable and priced at $10 a glass. (I later found one of them in an on-line listing for $9.99 a BOTTLE.) The pita bread was very good, the hummus so-so. The falafel was overcooked and overpriced($16.00). The chicken skewers with rice were the best thing we tried, but they were very dry and had little seasoning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal for our anniversary
    jgb2185
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary here. The table on the patio was, truth be told, a bit cramped, but the food and service was excellent. We've eaten at Andy's before, and will most certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    PaulB67
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Andy's in about eight years, and the overall experience was disappointing. There is no ambience; it's just a tired restaurant that has done no modernizing. Even the presence of a belly dancer, overweight and tattooed, couldn't help. Service was okay, but abrupt, and our party of four thought the food was boring -- certainly nothing better than what I can grill in my backyard. One in our group ordered a lamb burger, and was served two lamb mini-burgers that were overwhelmingly greasy. There are much better options in Cincinnati today for ethnic, regional cuisine.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati reviews archive.
  • Andy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Live the place. Andy and staff are great. Always friendly. Feels like family.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lebanese Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Andy's offers an unusual menu with most items just not available at other restaurants. The food was good although the kabob dishes were a little dry. The appetizers were excellent. The traditional Lebanese/Turkish items like humus and tabouli are outstanding. It is not the sort of place I would go often but it is enjoyable for a change of pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, authentic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Pleasurable dining experience. Good food. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrble service
    Jackie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The last two times I've been here, the service has been terrible and really slow. There's more to it, but it's too much to explain, so that's all I'll say. They always char the food to death too. However, the hummus was good - otherwise I would have given them one star for the food. Will not come here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Mediterranean Food
    Sarah
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a group of eight, some vegetarian, other meat lovers. Everyone was able to find something to order and everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dinner provided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always a great dinner provided no matter what entree.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit very good
    Malbert
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good selection available on menu. Tried baba gannoush as an appetizer, glad we can say we tried it, but just not our thing. Entrees were great and plentiful, both of us took portions home. My wife really enjoyed the skewered meat combo, very interested to know what seasonings they use, very good. I had the hashweh, small steaks of lamb on a mound of rice. Rice had a pleasant hint of lime or other citrus. Baklava was great for dessert, enough to share after big entrées. Also tried the Lebanese coffee with dessert, interesting spices and stronger than we expected and probably overkill at that point. Service was fine, maybe could have used an added water refill but not critical. Overall, we were pleased and hope to return with friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • once is enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    my wife and i been wanting to try it for a couple years, now we done it, and wont go back. lack of parking, waiter knew nothing about the history or background of the place when we asked, my beer glass was small for the price, my order was change from "off the bones" lambs to kicabob, food took too long, and most of all, the entrees are overprice. the lunch 9.99 is the best deal, good luck.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad server
    Ewweers
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Waiter was soo horrible had to wait forever to get drinks and hookah, rarely saw him and he only had 2 tables. Very poor services was disappointing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect before Playhouse
    TCJRattler
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I love the feel of Andy's where it is like you are joining a family for dinner in their home. We had Playhouse tickets and needed a dinner spot that would be close with good and fast service. Andy's exceeded our expectations!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like foods of the Mediterran
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    If you like foods of the Mediterranean this is the place to go in Cincinnati. The food is wonderful and the staff very friendly. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of where we were seated. This was a small table for 2 right by the door to their party room. The constant traffic behind my chair (if I leaned back in my chair I would have hit a waiter) was a little nerve racking. I would have understood being seated there if the restaurant was very full but there were several open tables away from the door that we could have been seated at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy goes awry
    Tabouleh
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This small and quirky establishment stakes its claim of providing good food based upon previous laurels, say, from 5 years ago. The food delivered to our table of three was nothing special and/or it was burnt. We sampled three various salads, two different soups and several kabobs plug hashweh and humus. I come from a long history of knowing and enjoying absolute quality in Mediterranean cuisine, and this folks, just ain't it! Sorry, as I was hoping for a good meal. PLUS: A server, not ours, was wearing WAY TOO MUCH patchouli oil. So much so, in fact, that it conflicted with our taste buds. Think Tabouleh, not, patchouli!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner with friends
    OpentablerVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Had a great dinner here recently. Happened to be celebrating my birthday. Waiter noticed that I had a gift to open and later brought a complemtary dessert in to go box (since we had over done our order and were taking a lot of great food home for a second meal)! Very thoughtful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy's Mediterranean Grille
    Kaze
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Loved the neighborhood, and let me say the service was wonderful. I am glad we went in a group so we could all try something different. We started with the grape leaves and Med. Sampler-great choice. The pita was beyond good-soft-too yummy and we cleaned the plates! We ordered lamb shanks-5 stars, tenderloin shish kabob-5 stars, Shwarma-4 stars (a little too salty), and Lamb hashweh-4 stars. Prices were good, drinks very good, and the portions generous. Lighting was a bit too bright for my taste, so 1 star off for that. I think anyone would find a dish they love and have a a really good time, so check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night?
    Rustyforke
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    6:30pm. Server was either new or on his last shift at Andy's. Entrees arrived 5 minutes after the appetizer. Had to flag down another server for a glass of wine. Asked if we needed a box well before completion. We usually tip 20+%. This guy got straight 10%. If we return, we will ensure we don't get stuck with same server. The other times (lunch and dinner), the servers were really great. Maybe this guy is a down on his luck cousin?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Quality of ingredients was very poor. Steak on the Kebab was very fatty and gristly. The chicken on the Kebab was very tough and overcooked. This was first time there and I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Lamb Shank, First Hookah!!
    Clint
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The homemade hummus was good!! The lamb shank just so moist and fell off the bone. Plenty of hookah tobacoo flavors to choose from and we smoked in the back room. Candle light optional and long cushioned benches to lounge on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot before the playhouse
    Mainelady
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    We choose Andy's whenever we have an evening performance at PIP (regular time in afternoon). It's very convenient, we know the food is good and the service is quick. On this occasion we had a great time chatting with the owner about Ksara wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Julie
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    As usual, our dinner at Andy's was wonderful! We'll definitely be back. Gotta get the lamb shank next time...YUM!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun neighborhood spot
    OnesarVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    We had 2 Salads - the tawook salad was light and refreshing. The other chicken salad was also good, same ingredients but a slightly different dressing. We were surprised that no pita bread came with the salads. ( you have to pay extra? ) Though the meal was quick ( service ), we were put off by the server cleaning around us while we ate -- she sprayed cleanser on tables and also swept the floors. ( in this way, I felt rushed and that really isnt very nice to do that while people are eating )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Great place! The food is excellent, the staff is fantastic and the owners make you feel like you are family!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Interesting
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Food was great. Service a little bit slow. Price was OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not horrible,
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food was not horrible, just standard. The music was too loud, couldn't talk to my companion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a Disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Tried Andy's for 1st time, but server wasn't familiar at all w/ menu items. When asked, he said he didn't know, or wasn't really sure. Asked about House salad vs.Greek salad,he said, It's a House Salad. Pita was Worst Ever had, was like a stale bun, firm&stiff, not light warm fluffy pita had in past, can buy better Pita at Kroger. Had Combo w/ Lamb &Chicken, again server couldn't explain sauce & seasoning. Ordered Lamb Med, but came out Well. Chicken Dry w/ NO sauce. Spanakopita was the Best we ever had. Had Baba Ghannouj & was just ok. Worst part was Heavy Pita bread, ? why so dense & server said he could bring more, but it was just more of the Same Dense Thick Pita. Since Andy's was assoc. with OpenT. thought Quality, Sadly disappointed.
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  • ANDY'S
    Kelly
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I highly recommend Andy's! Our group had a great time and was well taken care off. We will come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andy's Mediterranean Grille
    JT57VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Best hummus in town, hands down. Excellent kabobs as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andy's Mediterranean Grill
    DanP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Great food and atmosphere. The food was very well prepared and the staff very knowledgable about the dishes. We will definitely return to try additional dishes. My only complaint would be - The music was almost too loud for regular conversation and the service was slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Good selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was great. Good selection for those seeking Mediterranean food. And the belly-dancing was something that I was not expecting when I walked through the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Lamb!
    deejal01VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This was the first time I returned to Andy's in quite some time. I remember the location as a deli and convenient store from 15 years ago. The ambiance was wonderful, the service was very good, and the food was outstanding. Plentiful portions, powerful flavors but not overbearing. I would highly recommend Andy's Mediterranean Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service to match great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet