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Ansari's Mediterranean Grill
Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

Ansari's Mediterranean Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.AnsarisGrill.com
  • Phone: (651) 452-0999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater Weddings, Business Meetings, Holiday Events, Graduation Parties, etc.
  • Entertainment: Belly Dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00pm.

    DJ and Dancing Wednesday,Friday, & Saturday night starting at 10:00pm.

    Live Acoustic cover music every Thursday at 9:00pm.

  • Special Events & Promotions: Ansari's can host your Private Parties and Events! We can accommodate up to 200 guests for anything from Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Graduation Parties, Benefits, and more. Options range from Buffet style Dinners/Lunches, Prix Fixe, and Full Menu. Open Bar or Cash Bar. Belly Dancing, DJ, Karaoke, and Big Screen TV's for Video Games or Sports Events.

    For more information or to set up a party, email Events@AnsarisGrill.com or call 651-452-0999 and ask for David or Ramsey.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cliff Road and Rahn Cliff Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ansari's Mediterranean Grill
The Ansari family is proud to continue serving Eagan and the surrounding twin cities for over 30 years. Ansari's offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a warm family friendly environment. Specialties include: Shish Kabobs, Hummus, Gyros, Falafel, Baba Ganoush, Lamb Shank and more. Full service bar with specialty drinks, & Hookah on the Patio. Featuring Belly Dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Live Music or DJ follows. Check website for showtimes and events.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time to Ansari's. Overall the food was great and the service was okay. It can get a bit loud due to the belly dancer and the overall acoustics of the restaurant but I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My family and I were more than pleased with the selection of food as there was a little something for anyone's palate. The service was very hospitable and had a very nice staff. Overall a fantastic place for our family vacation dinner. As for the entertainment of the belly dancer, let's just say we had some very happy boys that blushed the entire meal...lol. She was entertaining to say the least and enjoyable to watch."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "While this isn't bad if u like Greek food, it seems like it can't decide what kind of restaurant it wants to be...the decor like bar signs, sports on tvs and pull tabs makes this seem more like a sports pub than a Mediterranean place. The belly dancer is a nice touch. The food is nice but the portions aren't huge."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day brunch and I would rate the overall experience "just okay." The big thing that bothers me is that they had different pricing for adults and children for brunch. It was supposed to be $16.95 for adults and $6.95 for children. We had two children in our group, but the bill reflected that each person was charged $16.95. My father paid the bill and decided not to say anything, but it really bothered me that we were overcharged. Also, I was not thrilled with the ambience. Usually restaurants are packed on Mother's Day. Ansari's was not busy at all. I felt that the atmosphere was rather plain. The food was good, but I wished they had had more of a variety for brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "went looking for a middle eastern place to eat near Bloomington, MN while traveling for business with a colleague with a Lebanese background. We found this place and both loved it. I had the Taste of Jerusalem and he had the Taste of Lebanon. He liked it so much he asked to go back for lunch another day."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My family LOVES the gyros at Ansari's. So if you're a gyro fan - check it out for sure. The restaurant is loud - so that's a pain. We avoid going when the belly dancers - while the idea is cool, having them come to your table basically asking for $ interrupts a night evening out. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to Ansari's for Easter brunch and there was the perfect mix of Greek and American food and the service was good. The outdoor patio was awesome thanks to the weather!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Staff was excellent and we loved the food. Went there for an Eastet Brunch Buffet."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is my first time coming to this restaurant. However my boyfriend had been to a previous location and enjoyed them both. It was nice to run into someone he considered our server an old friend. Very nice, great personality and he knew exactly what we wanted. Everyone made you feel welcomed. The food was outstanding, very tasty and just downright good. If I did not have to go to work we probably would have returned for dinner. We will return, Thank you for everything."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our first visit and it was very good food from a very broad menu. The staff was attentive. Noise level was a little higher than I preferred, but every one in our party of nine seemed to have a good time. Definitely a possibility for a return visit next time we come up from Nebraska."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food is always good! Servers a very friendly. Unfortunately I didn't win at bingo this time, but I will be back next Wednesday to try again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I took a fella here on a date. It was a lot of fun. It was a Thursday and the weather wasn't so nice so it wasn't very busy. I wanted to see the belly dancer and asked the waiter if she was still going to preform with such a small audience. She started her performance right away. The waiter was very friendly. The food was tasty, though I don't think Steak Bites are my thing. My date liked his kebabs and I enjoyed my gyro sandwich. The waiter tried to make me a greek village salad, which was very tasty. I would go back again on a night when I felt like belly dancing."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about our visit. We were greeted with a smile as soon as we entered. We were also seated right away even though it was fairly busy during happy hour. Our server arrived as soon as we were seat and she was perfect. I thought she would be overwhelmed due to the number of tables she had but she was spot on. Not overly attentive yet not neglecting either. The food was top notch and very flavourful with nothing being overpowering. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant in the near future."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service was great and they were very accommodating. Good happy hour specials which they allowed us to participate with although our reservations were for 6. Belly dancer was exceptional...worth going to see just that. Good food... good drinks."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not only is the food awesome but the people that work here have always been nice and provide great service...even my 6 and 10 year old beg to go. They also love watching the belly dancers! :)"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "After booking my reservation online, I was called back by the restaurant and was informed the time that I selected online wasn't actually available. I had to call back a few times to get everything squared away which wasn't the most enjoyable way to fix the reservation. I partly booked the reservation because the pictures online made it seem that the actual place was bigger and had more seclusion from each other, but when we arrived it was small and everyone was crammed into a medium size room together. Nothing too big of a deal but it was not what I was expecting. The food was great, my steak was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyex the food and the atmosphere, something apart from our norm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I expected the noise for the music for the belly dancers but the kids running around killed the romantic moment. Food was good though and plenty of it. I'd come back again...later in the evening when the kids aren't around."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our second outing at Ansari's, and it lived up to the full potential of the first visit! Delicious! We're addicted to the steak hummus and gyros!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We chose Ansari's at the last moment for New Years Eve dinner with friends. Ordered off the regular menu and all of our meals were outstanding at a reasonable price. Service was ver good and friendly. We'll definitely be going back to try other entrees off their menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had reservations, but walked past many open tables to the farthest booth in the back which was not far from a door which kept opening - my feet finally thawed out about an hour after we left..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We love this place. The food is great, and it's kid friendly. The gyros, hummus, and salads are fabulous."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Our party of four each had a different menu item. We were all very satisfied with the presentation and the taste of our meals. The prices were reasonable too."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great food, great service. Everything was fabulous and the portions are big. Highly recommend the flaming cheese for an appetizer!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Staying at the hotel next door for business and stopped in for dinner, I was recommended the Mediterranean Sampler platter and WoW! The Hummus was the best I've ever tried, really fresh and tasty Greek Salad with the Lamb Gyro, falafels and spinach pies! I tried a Greek beer called Mythos and that was great too. Service was top notch and I will definitely be back soon to bring the family."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The sampler platter is outstanding - particularly the hummus. The crab soup of the day was a little blah, but the Casablanca is amazing and the salads were great too. The belly dancing was fun, but a bit awkward - especially when the dancer comes around to the tables for tips while you are eating and conversing. The space is small and cramped. I've heard that Mediterranean in Burnsville is a little nicer for space."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The restaurant was pretty quiet for a Saturday night and we had a lovely unhurried dinner with friends. Service was good. Three of the four dinners were very good. We got a special treat since it was our anniversary."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This was our first time at Ansari's. Our waitress was helpful with explaining the menu and my wife and I were both very happy with hour selections. We're still not sure what to do when the Bellt Dancer pays a visit, though!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I throughly enjoyed eating here. We had a wonderful spur of the moment dinner. Loved the food! Loved the watiress! Wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Food is good, the flaming cheese is really special. The price is reasonable for the amount of food you are getting. Belly dance shows are fun to see as well."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "So I hadn't had Greek food in a long time and was somewhat nervous that it was in a suburb. However, my spouse and I both had fish (which was very good). I was somewhat disappointed that their menu was not up to date (I order the Mahi kabobs which they no longer had). We have the seafood stuffed portabella's and they were pretty tasty. The most impressive part was the belly dancer! I don't know from "bellydance" but as an appreciating artist, this dancer was AMAZING! Seemed like the real deal. It was a little different at first, but if you're not impressed after 5 minutes, then you're not paying attention. Totally worth a kind of "get-away-try-something-different" kind of date place. I would recommend: "good food, new experience"."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "I brought two friends to this hidden gem after having a five star meal there last year with my husband. Both friends are well traveled and one has an Egyptian father. They were delighted with the abundance, taste, presentation, and variety of food at Ansari's. The belly dancer was entertaining and classy. Looking forward to sharing with others."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Menu included chicken which was very dry and bland. Sunday buffet lacked zeal and always had to wait for food to be refilled and was limited to just a few things at a time. Containers were not bountiful and had only a few pieces at a time. I was disappointed in quality of buffet. Did not order off of menu and not sure about that."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Ansari's ha a wonderful buffet at a great price on Sundays!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "The food was good but not as good as at the old place. We wanted to try some items we hadn't had a chance to before but for the most part we would go back to the old standards that they do so well. We will order out the next time as the atmosphere was too chaotic. The Taboulia (spell??) salad was the best ever. The pitas great, the gyros is always a stand-out. However we like places that we can have a conversation so maybe that means we should eat the great food in a great place ie: at home."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "I had the Lamb feat, it was delicious. My companion had the tour of Greece which she liked very much. Would definitely go back again. The only negative was that my companion was out of her iced tea for along time with no offer of a refill."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Too crowded - Belly Dancer music loud and continuously unrelenting. Couldn't talk during dinner. All entrees had the same taste - same base spices and oils. Poor substitute for a Greek salad. On top of all that, the restaurant "lost" our dining reservation. Not attractive plating or presentation. Won't be going back or recommending. Sorry Ansari's."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "Ansari's has become a favorite of the wife and I and we couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate. The service has always been very friendly and accommodating. The main reason Ansari's is our favorite is for the consistent quality of the food. The Mediterranean Sampler Appetizer is highly recommended for a taste of several offerings the restaurant offers. I had the flaming ribeye as an entree. Prepared perfectly, but I would have preferred a bit more seasoning. My wife had the shish tawook and we wouldn't have changed a thing. If you go, you must try a sample of the hummus (which a generous portion is included on the aforementioned sampler platter. We're from out of state and this place is always an option for dining."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Yellow rice was only fair - wild rice would be better"
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "Loved the food, I had the new york strip with shrimp. Waitress took awhile to come around, couldnt see the belly dancer from where we re, thought they go around by our tables, I guess not so the entertainment was poor."
    Dined on 4/13/2013