Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

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$30 and under
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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!
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SA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service!

m
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This is the second time I invite people here. First time the Dolmas were exquisite, while the lamb shank was lacking typical Greek flavors. Decide to try again and order the Dolmas and Shawarma Lamb sandwich. Dolmas were stailed while the sandwich was good. Lamb sliders were also ordered which were so so. Bottom line, this is a hit or miss and not very consistent.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff. The entertainment was awesome.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was great too. Also, the belly dancer was fun!

L
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time visiting and we found the food so authentic and spot on flavor-wise - what a great find! We will be back for sure!

LG
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Better service than in the past, but the food was the same tasty faire!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but it was very slow. It took over 2 hours for dinner. We waited more than 45 minutes for our food.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this place for my birthday excursion. They expertly handled all 18 of us with ease, giving tons of food and service at a moments notice. I REALLY appreciate how accommodating the staff was here. Hookah bar was a great time, and splitting a $20 hookah bill amongst 8 people REALLY makes it affordable. Would recommend again and again. Free birthday shot on fire.

PG
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Greek entrees were great

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The time here was wonderful! The restaurant was beautiful. The staff was amazing. The food was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat with plenty of variety on the menu across all of the courses. In addition, we were there on a Friday night and there was live music.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Left - very poor service.

JS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Service was a bit slow but they had just gotten a bunch of people in before us. Overall great!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding almost as good as homemade. The belly dancer was talented and beautiful. We will come back again and again.

l
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a cozy, friendly place with good food and service. Our table sampled a variety of Greek appetizers and found all of them to be good. With its purple color theme, leather banquettes and lively atmosphere, it was a great place for a group of friends to dine.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service is great at Ansari's, this is the best I can say. It was busy at 6pm on a Friday, the bar was very busy, so noisy. Food was very sub-par. Moroccan Platter came with Isreali couscous, the steak was VERY chewy - hint cheap cut. Stir Fry had fresh vegetables, but a Teriyaki Sauce - why is this available at a Mediterranean restaurant? The Gyro meat was just weird. Baklava has frosting?? When you put sauces, frostings, etc on food you are hiding something. We did not finish our dinners, nor will be returning.

RZ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the server was very friendly. Highly recommended!

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful! It's a little noisy for conversations, but there is belly dancing entertainment and live music. Very fun

KE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok, staff was great. It was very loud with belly dancing, the chair we had was broken. We asked for a new chair and a different one never got brought out. Asked for a small greek salad- got a dinner salad. Inquired about it and they told me they gave me the wrong size on accident (no big deal) but then tried to charge me for the larger greek salad.

LG
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waited for a table, though had a reservation; ordered right away, then waited for a bill...service is never smooth here, though right across from Ames Center and the gyros are fantastic!

DH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The experience & ambiance were great. Excellent and friendly service, too. The lamb we ordered, unfortunately, was overcooked. The hookah didn’t seem high quality, either - and, accordingly, overpriced. Wide alcohol selection was spot-on. The belly dancing was great, although the total duration of the show/music was less than thirty minutes - which seemed insufficient/lackluster for a Saturday night. Overall, it was a nice experience, but quality in crucial areas (food & hookah quality, and entertainment duration) could use due attention.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. We went here for the crab legs which they didn't have so we got steak instead. The New York Strip steak had a very bitter flavor to it. It did not taste good. We spent $97 there.

I am very disappointed. I want my money back or something to be done to reimburse me and my fiancee.

IG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exceptional Customer Service. Great Atmosphere. Incredible Food!

JB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but I don't like the sports bar theme/ambience. Too many TVs.

TG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was not good. Food was average. I would give them another chance.

G
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice place we sat outside which was nice but it is next to a parking lot. Still a cool place. Next time we’ll try inside which looks nice. Food was very good. Our waitress was excellent. Very nice people. Thumbs up.

R
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. We liked it! And live music was really amazing had a great time.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was perfect for tonight!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have reservation for four and requested a booth. They put us at the high table by the bar with two kids. Got our reservation time wrong so we ended walking out without dining

HR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was really bad. We went on Mother's Day for their brunch. We had a reservation and the hostess sat us right away. Then we sat for about 5 minutes with no one coming over to welcome us, say hello or anything. Having never been there before, we weren't sure if we were just supposed to get in line for the brunch or wait for someone to take our drink order. My husband went up to the bar and asked what we should do and they finally sent someone over. The drinks and the food were good. I would definitely go back, but with the expectation that you'll be waiting a while for someone to take your order and for drink refills.

NJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has become a tradition, my wife and I went to Ansari’s for Mother’s Day and was again happy to report the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun.

t
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Portions are large and the food is excellent.

MB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table outside for hookah. I was not greeted the first 15 mins I was there. By the time a waitress arrived and took my order , I order food , drinks , and hookah. I waited 20 mins , and never received even a drink or hookah. I went inside to find my waitress and she was no where to be found. After another 15 mins , still nothing was brought out. I went back inside and saw th waitress in the kitchen, she mentioned she didn’t even get a chance to put in the order ! So another 15 mins and I just gave up. As I was leaving she then came out with drinks ( which were wrong ) ... I am extremely disappointed with the service I experienced, I have been here plenty of times and had no complaints !

IT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ansari has great food, service, and atmosphere. It’s a good place for friends and family.

CA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, with generous portions. The menu had enough choices so anyone should have been able to find something they liked. The wait service was good. Our waiter was friendly and energetic. The check-in was slow - we waited a few minutes (maybe 3-4) before anyone greeted us, and not because there was a long line.

Overall, a very good experience.

RJ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was packed, which is usually a good sign. I ordered the lamb, which was delicious, as were the vegetables. The cous cous was too sticky for my taste, which brought my rating down a bit. The chatter of people(noise factor) was fine until the belly dancing started with the music. I could have done without that, as I'm there to enjoy the company of friends. It was my first time there, and I would recommend, although I'm not sure we will be back...

OT
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and quality!!

AH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were very excited to go and left unimpressed. My Manhattan was terrible, our table top was sticky, it was very loud and the food was overpriced. The only highlight was that our server was nice. Despite that, I will never give this place another try.

BC
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Don't bother making a reservation. They will make you wait an additional 45 minutes before they seat you without explaining why there is a delay or giving an updated wait time. Not even a single apology was offered, and the Host/house manager was very rude to our party. Thank goodness the food was good. We'll take our business elsewhere though next time.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. Brought the wrong salad but was corrected immediately. Ran out of bread frequently.

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