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About Ansari's Mediterranean Grill

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!

1960 Rahncliff Ct
Eagan, MN 55122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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

Cross Street:
Cliff Road and Rahncliff Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 452-0999

Website:
http://www.ansarisgrill.com/

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.

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.

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

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.

Ansari's Mediterranean Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.0

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3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Authentic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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People Watching (1)
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·Dined on January 13, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Live Music
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 25, 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).

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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!!!!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 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 !!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 6, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were very disappointed in our experience. We were seated in a booth that had a big dried piece of gyro meat. My husband asked a waitress, who was clearing a table across the way, for something to wipe off the booth, she proceeded to hand us a used cloth napkin, it was absolutely disgusting! The floor was sticky & you could hear that with each step. The dining area had nice music playing but it was very hard to hear over that blaring TV from the bar area. Our food came out & the appetizer was cold in the middle & our entree was comparable to what you'd get in a fast food place. We could not believe it. We love Mediteranean Food & this was close to our home so we hoped it was decent.
We will never go back it was just bad across the board... what a let down.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I made reservations a week prior, to celebrate my anniversary. It was my boyfriends first time to the restaurant, my second. I ordered my appetizer both at tge front desk and once again from my server. The appetizer came after my meal because my server forgot to put it in, and asked if the food runner brought it out. I could tell he forgot because i was a server at one point in my life, and i know servers use that for an excuse. I just would have preferred he be honest. In addition, my server did not attend to my table as much, because he had other tables who had seperate checks, one of which was a party. I know he wanted to provide great service for his table, but i didnt think my dinner would suffer. I usually rip very well and in fact was prepared to give a gracious tip, but did not think it was warranted because of such poor service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server was very nice and friendly, although the service was a little slow that night. Their food is delicious! We all ordered something different and it all tasted great, especially the lamb, which was cooked to perfection. They have a great menu and very nice staff so I will go back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great greek food with an appropriate atmosphere. Service was very good and there was even a belly dancer to kick up the crowd at night. Fun all around with very good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Belly dancing and everything perfect!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was alright. The service was horrible. I didn't have a utensils. I have to get my own off another table bcuz the waitress took to long to get me one. Also, when I asked for another sauce it took the waitress another hour to get back to my table to check my table only to forget the sauce I originally asked for. Service is horrible. It might took me a while to come back to this place again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food and service. Love the mezza platter, a bit of everything.

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·Dined on July 15, 2017

You need to have vegan options! We couldn't even eat fries because you guys fry them in the same oil as meat! Falafel and fries are usually go to vegan options, but not here. Even the pita bread has eggs in it!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We love going to Ansari's. We have been there close to 30 times and have never had a bad meal, experience or survice.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

They deleted the all you can eat crab legs on sundays on short notice>I called Friday to confirm, when we arrived sunday,they said oh the crab special, let me check on it. And came back no, we don't do that anymore.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We came here to celebrate my birthday. The food was amazing! My only complaint was our horrible server! She was rude, unpleasant, annoyed when we ordered food and drinks and not attentive at all! She was awful!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Looked promising, disappointing in the end. The food was fair, and the place had a lingering smell of cigarettes. We won't be going back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Everything is great every time we go to Ansari's. Brunch, lunch or dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Vegan, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good Greek food. It was nice to have options to taste many different foods.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We started with Spanakopita, Spinach Pies. Excellent. We then had a couple of the Mediterranean pasta dishes. Both were excellent. It was a Friday so there was belly dancing too! Families with small kids were even enjoying the ambiance. At the end of the day, in my opinion, this is a "working-person's" Mediterranean restaurant with multi-cultural customers and enjoyable food. Not a lot of glitz and glamour. Great service and a personable wait staff! I'll be back. (Great libation selection too!)

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Pleasantly surprised to find very good Greek food and great service. Restaurant is a bit run down and in need of redecorating. Good casual spot.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

My ten year old daughter and I took my husband there for his birthday last Saturday 2/25/17. We sat in the room where there was the belly dancer. There were several large parties, many of them with little children. The little children ran around the dining room yelling and screaming. The wait staff and management did nothing about this despite several couples dining nearby. The food is tasty and our server was nice. The ambience was unbearable. My husband's lamb chops were over done as well as the eggs. We won't be returning, not worth the $110.00. It's a zoo.🙁

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We really enjoyed the excellent food. The service was great when we sat down at 5:15p but that dropped off when it became busy at 6:15p on a Saturday eve and we had to ask the Matre Di for our check.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We were on a date, and the food and service were really great. Next time I won't choose a seat by the belly dancer. The music was almost too loud to talk over....but I understand. That was my fault. I would return in a heartbeat....at a table a little further removed from the stage!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went to Ansari for Valentine's Day. The special complete dinner for two was great and the price was reasonable. Having live music was a plus, as we were not aware that live music was "on the menu". My wife had the Lamb Feast as her entree, I had the Gyros Pasta. We had Saganaki as an appetizer and that probably contributed to neither of us being able to finish the main course. However, we DID enjoy baklava for dessert.
All in all an excellent meal and a very pleasurable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice place with a good variety of Mediterranean cuisine. Nice for a change from every day American food. Pretty inexpensive so its a good value. Also has a good beer list with some interesting craft brews. Has belly dancing for something a little different. A little noisy so its kind of hard to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We tried two of the "Tour" menus, Greek and Moroccan. Both menus provided plenty of food and the kabobs contained very good lamb. However, the intensity of the spices used were too much on the Minnesota Nice spectrum. The Moroccan, in particular, was a little flat. We stuck to non-hoppy beers, Stella Artois and Pilsner Urquell which matched the food just fine. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Belly dancing (a pleasant surprise) is the entertainment on the weekends but no live band to accompany her. If you're in the south suburbs, this is a recommended restaurant. If you're closer to the cities, then there are better options for this style of cuisine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Server wasn't great. Was MIA many times. Very short and didn't seem like he wanted to be there.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Gyro meat incredibly dry! Lack of pita bread and veggies to make a gyro.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Went there for a pre-concert (SPCO) meal and arrived 20 minutes past our reserved time because of weather conditions. We told the hostess we were a bit pressed for time and the server came immediately and made sure we got away on time. The food was well prepared and presented reasonably well, and one of the beer specials was very good, though a bit pricy. The lentil soup was especially good! What was most impressive was that the service was very quick without sacrificing quality.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Had the all you can eat crab legs meal. The crab legs were small, water logged, and had a bunch of barnacles. It was definitely not worth the $35 I paid. I will not be returning. There are plenty of resturants that serve way better quality food.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I left special note while I was reserving open table that please add one cup cake with a candle it is our wedding anniversary I want to surprise my husband and add tht to bill.but no one even talked about it there.nothing.and I had to order desert later.

Tags: Special Occasion
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