Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant
Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant

Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatcedars.com/
  • Phone: 7733246227
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Catering: Cedars caters events for all sizes and offers both buffet and plate service. We can also provide a full staff dressed in formalwear upon request. Please inquire with our event manager about this service. Please use the menus below as suggestions of Cedars’ most popular items, but our specialty is customizing each event to your specific dining needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodlawn Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant
Whether you're visiting our dining room, carrying out, or throwing a party, Cedars provides its guests with excellent, healthy food in a festive atmosphere! We also feature flavorful kebobs and steaks broiled at 1500 degrees, sealing in juices & tenderness!

Cedars prides itself on a traditional Mediterranean menu that includes Hummus, Falafel, Cous Cous, Shawerma & Kebobs that fill our dining room with magnificent aromas for guests to enjoy as they observe our gallery open-kitchen.

With a BYO policy, guests find that our prices are surprisingly moderate, and combined with splendid food and local popularity, waits are common on the weekend, so be sure to arrive early!
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Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Could be better
    BIGSSiderVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Someone might want to tell the waiter about Open table, he didn't have a clue about Open Table or my reservation. Have to ask twice for extra bread then ask the other waitress to bring it. Also she had to bring extra water and my meal. I didn't understand why he was my waiter, he was constantly doing other things beside waiting on my daughter and myself. Food is good but service was horrible and a turnoff. I will come back w/o the waiter.
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  • Bland Food
    Shell393684
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I liked the ambiance. The food was just ok. I've had better and this food was pretty subpar. I can appreciate the service. Everyone was really nice. I just thought the food was not that good.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Cedars Mediterranean Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Better food and value than A10!
    mbnobleVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have been here many times, and planned a group dinner with out of town guests this time. Sunday evening was not too noisy and not crowded. Polite service and food came out quickly and for the whole table at once. Many of our party were vegetarian and they were happily fed. Portions are substantial, so many entrees can be shared. Food was fresh and tasty, and our dining experience was great. We were so happy our guests found this place to be excellent as well. Glad to bring them here and proud of this restaurant in our neighborhood of Hyde Park. The prices are great too. Just days earlier we spent 4 times as much at the new Hyde Pk Restaurant A10 and food wasn't nearly as good. We will pick Cedars from now on! Great Healthy Food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and a Good Value
    JohnsonVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    We enjoyed the cucumber melon smoothies and the sandwiches and steaks are good and will be ordered again. Great neighborhood spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cedars Does Not Disappoint
    mbnobleVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    All selected menu items were terrific, and we have always enjoyed the food here, and this on visit, Cedars delivered again. Food is fresh and good quality and flavors are excellent. Authentic Middle Eastern faire, with a slight American slant which makes the food a crowd pleaser to appetites of all types. We love the vegetarian options here, and the healthy ingredients. Portions are sizable, and prices are good. Meals can be shared which we do, to get a variety of dishes. The one drawback is the restaurant can get noisy when full because of the acoustics, however this was a brunch visit for us, and pleasantly quiet. We would love to see some gluten-free options added to the menu in the future. Great neighborhood favorite for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The server a friendly the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    The server a friendly the atmospher was nice I will probably have to come in again to tr more selection to really gib=ve thsi establishment a fair grade
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The food at Cedars was wonderful,
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    The food at Cedars was wonderful, very fresh, and large portions. Our group had the "dips" sampler and with fresh warm pita, it was excellent. Delicious lentil soup and a large fresh salad made a perfect lunch dish. I would definitley go back -- prices very reasonable -- but service was surprisingly slow, especially considering that we were literally the only party this server was waiting on! I had to go find her behind the bar to pay the bill, even though we had told her several times that we were on a tight schedule due to nearby theater tickets. She told us that she was new, so perhaps that's why. With a little more polish and attention with the service, I'd highly recommend Cedars when you are in Hyde Park.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • This was a pleasent surprise,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    This was a pleasent surprise, delicious food, in a neighborhood that doesn't have many dining options. Very convenient to the Museum of Science and Industry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and nice atmosphere
    JohnsonVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Good food and nice atmosphere make this a neighborhood gem. Nice variety of Mediterranean fare.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The services was very outstanding.T
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    The services was very outstanding.There meal was very different and the give you a lot of it. They salads could be better .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed this neighborhood
    coateddiVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    We really enjoyed this neighborhood eatery near our sons home in Hyde Park. The rice pudding was especially delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I found Cedars on OpenTable
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    I found Cedars on OpenTable and suggested to friends who live nearby that we go there. They said that it is one of their favorite neighborhood restaurants. I was not disappointed. The food was plentiful and excellent. It is very reasonable considering it's location. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Middle Eastern cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at an unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Great food at an unbelievable price. We had the three cheese flatbread appetizer which was enough for a meal in itself. My husband had the chicken wings dinner which was more than enough for two dinners and I had the lemon chicken and took home half of it. Everything was seasoned perfectly. We can't wait to visit again. The dining room is bare, no frills, but the food makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice BYOB Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2012
    Affordable prices- you get a lot of food for the money. I love that it's BYOB!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate