Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

4.3
283 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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, Lamb Shank, Tabouli, Baba Ganoush, Kibbeh, and more!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am

Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm then 10:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(651) 452-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Ansari's can cater your private parties and events! We can accommodate up to 200 guests for Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Showers, Graduations, Benefits, and more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cliff Road and Rahncliff Road
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Entertainment
Belly Dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00pm.

Live music every Thursday at 9:00pm.

Kindly visit our website's event page for showtimes and details.
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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 lunches or dinners, 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 speak with David or Ramsey at 651-452-0999.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 283 People Are Saying
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Ansaris for a birthday celebration. The food is always outstanding and the substantive beer list made everyone happy. Ansaris is our favorite go to restaurant for Middle Eastern cuisine.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim was great and took care of family , it was a fun atmosphere

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OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Excellent beer list and food

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We took our adult kids for dinner and it was fantastic.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ansari's is a great alternative to the hassle of driving downtown.
The fact that they offer some entertainment is what drew us there.
Also they have a nice variety of interesting menu options.

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m
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Noise level made conversation difficult. Service mediocre. Food good but not great.

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b
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly hosts and servers. Never disappointed in the food here. We had 10 people ages 6-65 who all enjoyed the food options. Decent beer/wine options. Belly Dancing. Overall a great time.

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F
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Waitress attentive and friendly. Ordered 3 different entrees and all were very good as well as generous.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first time, and we plan to be back often. The food is outstanding. Making a reservation is key, especially on a busy Saturday. The belly dancing and live music make for a fun atmosphere. The service was a bit slow, and our appetizer arrived at the same time as our entrees. That was the only small issue in an otherwise fantastic experience.

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I made a Friday night reservation for my family during our recent trip to Minneapolis for college visits. The food was amazing and the belly dancer was fun to watch, but our server Tim was outstanding! He gave us great menu recommendations. We especially loved the saganaki, gyros and gyros burger. OPA!

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w
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 2

Far from authentic Greek food. The lamb shank was over cooked. Horrible experience.

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S
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Will be returning!!

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KA
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing, and the hospitality is top of the line. I am never disappointed and will go back.

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s
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place but a little noisy if you are looking for quiet conversation.
Service was great with nice, friendly waiters! 😊👍

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We sat with empty drinks for a while. And we should not have to ask for something when it’s suppose to come with it. The gyro was missing the yogurt sauce. Server was “missing” a lot. Belly dancer was awesome!!!

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KY
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been here a few times now and the food and service is amazing. It is now one of our top places to for a night out.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 4 yr old grandson was fascinated by the belly dancer and got up on stage to help dance. It was a hoot!

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Ambiance and service were very good. The shawarma was tasty but had chunks of gristle in it. It made it somewhat unpleasant to eat. The Greek salad was fantastic! My dinner partner loved the pasta with gyros. I'm going back to try the baked lamb shank!

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F
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was dirty. Floors, table and menus were sticky. Our meal came out before the appetizers. Our table got cleared while we were at the restroom so they had to remake our food which took another 45 min. Then when the bill came we gave the server our credit card and he came back and had charged us $10 more then the original bill because they remade the food that was thrown away.

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OT
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal and wonderful service.

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill had some the best food I have ever eaten. Mediterranean food is one of my favorites and Ansari's exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone. I will be back.

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MA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Ansari's for the past decade and have never had anything less than a spectacular experience. The food, especially the salads are crisp and fresh. The staff is attentive without hovering. The food arrives in a timely manner and the portions are excellent. It is worth the time and money to dine there.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did not have our reservation when we arrived, but we were able to be seated quickly.

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MJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a family get together. The waitress was wonderful, I wish I remembered her name. The menu was full of wonderful choices. The food was awesome. Atmosphere was comfortable. Great restaurant to go to for almost any occasion.

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RF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the Green Eggs and Lamb - awesome as always. My wife had the casablanca with chicken and enjoyed it.

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T
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is typically consistently good. However this last time my schwarma sandwich was a little dry. Never had this happen before but my friend had steak and shrimp and they said it was excellent. Fun place to dine.

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GM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Sumptuous mid-eastern cuisine. the Falafel was superb. The chicken Kabobs delicious. Amazing beer selection

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L
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buffet is great, quick delicious lunch!

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MT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The only meal available was the $20 buffet. It was not stocked super well but the food tasted pretty good. The place was fairly dirty. Like they didn’t clean it well from the night before at least. For a Mother’s Day meal it was an expensive let down. Not planning on going there again.

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M
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, excellent tap list.

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L
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Tasty Mediterranean food, decent prices but very noisy bar atmosphere next to dining area

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. I had the Taste of Greece. The chicken kabobs pieces were very moist. Many times the chicken can be dry. These were very moist and delicious. The gyro was good and the grape leaves were very good. The spinach pastry was too dry. They also had a nice selection of craft beers, which was nice and not often found at Mediterranean restaurants.

Service was very good and attentive. Food was delivered quickly. Almost too quickly. I had ordered baba ghanoush and the entry arrived shortly after. I was fine with it, but some may have preferred spacing between the two.

The restaurant is a little tired and they held bingo the night I was there for dinner. Some may like the bingo as part of their experience, but I would have preferred the bingo was held in another area. It certainly raised the noise level.

Overall, it was a good experience and you get a lot of food for the price. You definitely do not leave hungry.

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, wine selection, entertainment.

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CG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Smaller than I imagined but the food and service was outstanding. I'll be back again.

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K
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really like this place. It is a fun dining experience. The Saganaki is a great starter. It is Greek cheese flamed tableside with brandy, served with pita bread. Be sure to say "opa!" Although this is a Greek restaurant, they have some non-Greek items, including burgers and fettuccine al al fredo. There is a patio where you can enjoy hookah. Some evenings there is a belly dancer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While quite crowded, we were seated for our 630 reservation very quickly. We had two very nice and reasonably priced bottles of wine to start off with, along with a nice saganaki appetizer. The lamb shank and lamb lovers platter were tasty, as was the Gyros dinner plate.

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Glad I had made a reservation, as the place was packed. Little hard to find, since it's tucked behind 2 hotels. Definitely worth finding though. All the food was delicious, and Anastasiya was a great server. It was fairly noisy, esp. when the belly dancer was doing her show. It was still a great time hanging out with my friends.

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TM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my favorite Mediterranean place in Minnesota, and my non-professional opinion is that the "Taste of Lebanon" is the best combination of flavors in this state. The food is consistently good, regardless of what day of the week it is.

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KH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate promotion with friends on a Saturday night! Staff was attentive and fun, even when we got a little too rowdy. Its not really a rowdy place but a chill bar with amazing greek food! Hotel right across the street makes it perfect for a special night out. Amazing martinis:)

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J
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lots of menu options. Service was fast and attentive.

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