Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

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263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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 263 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great meal and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Buffet is great, quick delicious lunch!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food, excellent tap list.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food, wine selection, entertainment.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Accommodated table of 7 Quick service

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

First time eating here. Fantastic beer selection and the food was good. I will definitely come back

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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).

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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!!!!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server was friendly and the food was good. Didn't feel rushed. Would definitely go back if in the area again.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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 !!!

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2.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

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.

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