Ansari's Mediterranean Grill
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am
Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm then 10:00pm - 2:00am
Live music every Thursday at 9:00pm.
Kindly visit our website's event page for showtimes and details.
For more information or to set up a party, email Events@AnsarisGrill.com or speak with David or Ramsey at 651-452-0999.
Great meal and wonderful service.
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.
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.
They did not have our reservation when we arrived, but we were able to be seated quickly.
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.
I had the Green Eggs and Lamb - awesome as always. My wife had the casablanca with chicken and enjoyed it.
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.
Sumptuous mid-eastern cuisine. the Falafel was superb. The chicken Kabobs delicious. Amazing beer selection
Buffet is great, quick delicious lunch!
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.
Great food, excellent tap list.
Tasty Mediterranean food, decent prices but very noisy bar atmosphere next to dining area
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.
Good food, wine selection, entertainment.
Smaller than I imagined but the food and service was outstanding. I'll be back again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:)
Great food, lots of menu options. Service was fast and attentive.
We went to Ansari's on Valentine's evening. The reservation had us end up seated in the bar area... which is rougher, louder, and not as date-night friendly as the general area of the restaurant. That almost killed our night, but luckily the waiter was able to reseat us in the restaurant area and that saved it.
Would definitely recommend; fantastic food and great beers, the belly dancer was great too! Just be aware of the different ambiance depending on the area of the restaurant you are seated in.
Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner special
! Food was great, service friendly and appropriately timed, but difficult to have a decent cross table conversation due to noise levels, especially during the belly dancing routine( although that was a nice addition to the ambiance). Also, parking is limited, but overall, a great night out!
Accommodated table of 7 Quick service
I was very happy with the food and really impressed with the service, but the reason I went in the first place was for the belly dancing, and I was not disappointed. They had a fabulous and lovely dancer, very skilled, very professional, who made the whole evening. I can't wait to see more dancing there! I will definitely be back.
The food was very good and the drinks were amazing. Reasonably priced food with large portions and everything was very hot when it arrived to the table. If you are going out for drinks however, I would consider this place to be a bit more expensive. We happened to stop in on a bingo night and it was a pretty fun night. Give this place a try if you are in the neighborhood.
This restaurant took over an old Baker's Square space. Somehow we'd never noticed it. Service was friendly and prompt. The first item out of the kitchen was the tabbouleh. It was very oily (?!) and looked like it had been sitting around too long, so I was immediately worried about what we'd gotten into. The rest of the meal was great. I had the vegetarian platter and my husband had some combo with a kabob and fried kibbeh. Everything was delicious, particularly the hummus and baba ganoush. Servings were large so we had lots of leftovers the next day.
There were a number of families eating out together. It's a very casual, busy spot. We'll definitely go back and we'd also do takeout.
Just stumbled upon this restaurant because it was near the hotel we were staying at. The online menu looked interesting. Very casual. I had shrimp with couscous. Portions were generous and the food quality was very good. Service was quick and the staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend this place. I know I will return.
First time eating here. Fantastic beer selection and the food was good. I will definitely come back
Absolutely worst service we've had in a long time !! Waitress was very friendly at first and with the other tables around us. But then we received no refills and were very thirsty with our spicy food. She kept disappearing. We thought maybe she went on break but it was multiple times she was no where to be seen. She brought our to go box and "forgot" our bill in the back after we had been waiting in the booth ready to go so we waited and we got our to go food packed up. While she went to grab the bill, she instead delivered the bills for a large table.... all while we sat there waiting for ours. THEN she RAN their cards! While We were still waiting just to have it dropped off! We waiting for 20 minutes with our jackets on. This was all very much on purpose. So disappointing. we spent 60 bucks! Maybe she was upset we didnt order alcohol. We will not be back for a while. Such a bummer since we LOVE the food and atmosphere and love supporting local restaurants.
Our overall experience was okay, not too bad but not great either. We went there on the new years eve, so I can understand the service was not as expected as it was fairly crowded. But I was expecting better food but it was kind of disappointing. the meat was too dry and salty. From an above average expensive restaurant I would expect better food.
Ansari's is my daughters choice for her birthday dinner every year for the last several years now. She turned 12 on Christmas Eve, it's hard to know what to expect from a restaurant on a holiday but the food is always amazing and the place is always packed. My only minor complaint is being charged extra for pitas for the family gyros platter, and I think kids meals are a little high at $7. For our family of 6 we usually spend around $100 by the time sodas, a couple beers, and tip is factored in but that is comparable with other sit down restaurants for us and the food is just so much better. My daughter got a great birthday dessert with baklava and ice cream, and I ordered a cheesecake which was pretty standard but hit the spot.
My 4 stars for service was only based on this last visit because our server was never really around and our group of 9 sat with empty sodas and waters for the whole meal - seems she only cared about keeping up with bar drinks $.
All in all, highly recommend and it is one of our favorite date night spots and we were pretty happy when my daughter started choosing Ansari's for her birthday dinner over chains like Applebees and Red Robin (lol).
Ansaris is fabulous authentic Mediterranean food. Happy hour is extremely fabulous and they offered it in Christmas Eve. The owner and our server were awesome. Friendly. Attentive. Food is the best!!!!
Our server was friendly and the food was good. Didn't feel rushed. Would definitely go back if in the area again.
Love the kabobs and hummus the cheeseburgers awesome as well had a few very strong cocktails! The kid loved the belly dancing definitely be back !!!
I love coming here, but this last time I have to admit, the service was very very poor...we had a big table and some of my guests waited over two hours for their food
Service was very friendly.
Decor is drab, dark and very worn. A bit depressing. Also, it feels and smells very bar-like.
Food was mixed. Kebabs we're good--flavorful and moist, unlike so many places where they're dry or rubbery. But other items either excessively salty or excessively tangy.
probably won't go back.
Slow service. It wasn't busy on a Thursday night and yet the waitress took a while to get our order and also our food took long time.
Food was good as always. The buffet is a good deal at $15 and the apps and entres were delicious. My sister especially raved about the ahi tuna. My fav is the gyros pizza which I did not get this time but will get next time.
Very unhappy that they put us in the bar. I had told them it was our anniversary but that didn't matter. Food was good but.....not good seating for an anniversary.