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Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

241 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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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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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Cross street
Cliff Road and Rahncliff Road
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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 or speak with David or Ramsey at 651-452-0999.
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What 241 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimA (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Accommodated table of 7 Quick service

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 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.

Petersenf (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 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.

PMRLM (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined 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.

KayB (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 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.

breannabeckgarner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 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).