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About Permanently Closed - Mad Greek

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Mad Greek is a casual eatery that offers a wide range of Greek and Indian dishes. The restaurant's interior is simple and soft-colored. A line of small potted plants across the dining room adds a touch of freshness to the ambiance. Guests who prefer dining in the open air can choose to sit in the outdoor dining area as well. Mad Greek also features a full-service bar where guests can enjoy their favorite drinks with their meals.

Begin the meal at Mad Greek with an appetizer like Hoomis prepared with ground chickpeas, lemon, Greek olive oil, tahini and garlic and served with pita bread or potato samosas served with fresh chutney. For the main course try the popular shrimp saganaki with baby spinach, mushrooms, feta, kasseri and tomato sauce. For dessert, order the highly recommended Baklava ice cream or try the equally popular cardamom crème brûlée.

2466 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Cedar & Fairmount Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 421-3333

Website:
http://www.madgreekcleveland.com/

Catering:
On-Site catering, delivery or pickup available. View our catering menu at www.MadGreekCleveland.com

Parking Details:
Public parking lot behind restaurant, street side parking.

Public Transit:
Cedar & Fairmount Ave Bus Stop. Local Taxi service available.

Executive Chef:
Robert Ulmann

Private Party Facilities:
Banquet Facilities available up to 200 people

Private Party Contact:
Chris Chopra: (216) 421-3333

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mad Greek - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (380)
Fit for Foodies (214)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (151)
Special Occasion (150)
Great for Lunch (129)
Romantic (106)
Kid-friendly (64)
Late-night Find (39)
Notable Wine List (29)
Hot Spot (27)
Great for Brunch (20)
Scenic View (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Food and service were very good. Our friends really enjoyed their meal too.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2016

We made a last minute reservation for prime time on Saturday and we were accommodated cheerfully.
The avgolemmeno soup was perfection. Our dinners, the Lemon Chicken and the burger were great.
For dessert we shared the Creme Brûlée. I found it to be more creamy than custardy. The flavor was good, but the consistency that I'm used to for that dessert was not there.
Our server was great and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be returning.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 8, 2016

My family took me here for a Mother's Day lunch. I thought the food would be heavy traditional Greek dining but they had a great menu with plenty of light and healthy Mediterranean-style choices. Our server was cheerful and knowledgeable and the owner came out and welcomed us. Altogether a very enjoyable lunch with fresh ingredients and good value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Good food and exceptional service. Great venue for an intimate conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Although the restaurant downsized a bit, the experience never changed. The food is always great and so is the service. Well done again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 2, 2016

It was my turn to host the monthly meeting of our social club and I decided to go back to an old favorite restaurant, The Mad Greek. Everyone was happy about the choice because they each had pleasant memories of their previous times there.

This time was no different. We were seated in a discrete section of the restaurant where we could hold our meeting and hear each other without disturbing others. We talked, drank plenty of wine, laughed and had a wonderful meal. Our server, James, was very attentive and patient. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Was ok not what I expected

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Food and service was much better than I remembered (or expected). Highly recommend it for a pre- concert dinner for Severance Hall events.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2016

The menu has a pretty wide range of foods, so finding something you like should not be hard. The portion sizes are large, especially apps and desserts, but that just meant more to take home and continue to enjoy. Staff is attentive and warm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Very nice dinner. We liked the menu with the wide variety of appetizers and both Indian and Greek entrees. Service was excellent and the portions were large. We will return when in the neighborhood

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 9, 2016

The food here is excellent - everything we've ever had here is great, and the portions are large enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day. Outdoor patio in summer is very nice. Interior decor is a little dated, but we don't go for that, we go for the food. I'm only sorry that I just found out we could make reservations on Open Table. We eat here 5-6 times a year, and I could have had all those points!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2015

5 of us had dinner at The Mad Greek on the Wednesday after Christmas. The server was terrific; friendly, informative and funny. Service was well timed. The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars was that I asked for my lamb and spinach curry to be seasoned mildly and it was too spicy for me to eat more than a few bites. I didn't return it because my husband took a bite and loved it so we switched meals. Interestingly, it was an Indian lamb recipe and my husband doesn't usually like Indian food OR lamb and he LOVED this dish.

Although we didn't eat outside I marked "great for outdoor dining" because I had a wonderful lunch on their little patio over the summer (with the same server) and it was just perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2015

On my trips back to Cleveland I've been visiting the mad greek for years, the food at times is great but on other trips has been a bit disappointing. On this last visit they mentioned that they had returned back to the original menu which was good news - loved the variety & flavor that they brought to the table. The appetizers were excellent (Baba ghanoush is a family favorite!), however when it came to the service & the mains they still seem to be figuring things out. if you're in the area it's probably worth a stop by however I'm not sure i'd head back after this visit for any other reason than convince.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Store front place with a lot of room inside. The food was really good and they give you large portions. It was slow in here the day we had lunch but I would bet dinner time is happening here. I definitely go back!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Had an impromptu dinner out - 3 adults, 2 'tweens. Plenty to choose from on the menu. Everything came out quickly and was excellent. Good presentation and a good amount of food for the money. Service was quick and thorough. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Food was very good. Service was a little lacking. The waiter was ok but there were times we couldn't find him. The restaurant was not full for a Saturday evening. but it wasn't due to the food. Our entire party of 4 decided we would absolutely return because our meals were so good. The drinks were good as well. Everything was reasonably priced.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Other customers marveled at our appetizer Saganaki flambe. Everything was quite good. Other than forgetting to bring the appetizer first, everything else went well. Their warm bready pita is great and this time they didn't scrimp.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2015

The food was good and our waiter was very helpful. What more do you need for a fun night out?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Food was fabulous! Tables are very close together, so it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. The waitress was attentive and accommodating.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We come here from the west side at least 6 times a year. It is a favorite dinner spot before going to Severance Hall for concerts. Service is always efficient, but not rushed. Parking is available and its an easy jaunt down the hill after dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 31, 2015

We had a wonderful experience out on the patio. I love the Mad Greek especially the pita bread!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 23, 2015

We had a late evening (8:00 pm) dinner with five people. The service was good and the food was delicious. We had a mix of Indian and Greek dishes. The server did a good job of accommodating various food needs. The portions were generous but not gigantic. It was quiet and pleasant on the patio. We were with out-of-town guests and they were quite impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 19, 2015

We had an amazing dinner at the Mad Greek. There were 4 of us that went on a Sunday evening. It was very quiet. We ordered a Mezzei Sampler and it was completely authentic! I ordered the Roasted Lemon Chicken for dinner and the portion was unbelievable, I ended up taking half home! I am very watchful of my diet and this dinner was very lean and healthy. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or family!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 20, 2015

This is my father's favorite restaurant. We eat at Mad Greek every time he gets to choose. He loves the Mezzi Platter appetizer.

The Greek pasta was delicious. The Gyro platter is also very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 30, 2015

What a pleasure it was recently for us to rediscover this mainstay of our Cleveland Heights neighborhood after too long an absence. This friendly, unpretentious place continues to serve food of a very high quality in both Indian and Greek cuisines. I am particularly pleased that there are a number of delicious vegetarian options and a very nice wine list. The staff members and servers are unfailingly friendly and efficient. It is also a major plus for us to be able to dine late on weekend nights after a concert or play.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Food and service were both wonderful. Would highly recommend. Best service I've had in a long time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 26, 2015

Lots of talking and laughter with our group. Waitress was friendly and patient. Dined in separate area with only a few other tables of people so noise level was low and we could hear everyone in our group very well. Food was outstanding with a great variety of Mediterranean favorites. Everyone was pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2015

I had the crab cake special appetizer and the rib eye steak. Both were excellent. The steak came with a balsamic reduction that just took its flavor to a whole new level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 16, 2015

I met a colleague for Lunch, and the food was excellent.

We started with the flaming Saganaki, which was quite tasty.

My friend had the Kasseri and vegetable sandwich, and he said it was excellent.

I ordered the chicken souvlaki sandwich, but I really think they gave me the chicken tikka sandwich. It had a mildly spicy red sauce on it, which souvlaki doesn't usually have. The sauce prevented me from eating it like a sandwich, but it was very tasty.

Excellent attentive service. But given we were one of only two patrons, not surprising.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 13, 2015

I've been a regular at Mad Greek since the 1970s when it was on Coventry, and have been coming back for the delicious, ecclectic mix of Greek and Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 12, 2015

Good food, but not as many menu options anymore. Pricey but worth it when using a coupon and on a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2015

A good bet for sure. Fabulous variety and quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Mad Greek serves primarily Greek and Mediterranean food. The restaurant is divided into serveral levels, with two bars, which helps to create a more intimate dining setting and avoids that "eating in a barn" feel you get in big restaurants. The food is nothing short of superb -- and I personally recommend the lamb keftedes (meatballs) and the rack of lamb.

The restaurant has a wide selection of cocktails, including some very original ones created specially for the house.

Mad Greek can accommodate moderately sized groups, but what is most important -- they are VERY accommodating with last-minute changes in reservations and group size. They are very service-oriented, and it shows!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2015

I last ate at this restaurant almost 25 years ago. The fact that it is still around tempted me to try it again when I was visiting Ckeveland again. The food was delicious and the portions generous.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 16, 2015

If you have not been at the Mad Greek since the new chef arrived last November, it is time to try the Mad Greek. The quality of food and price point is fantastic! Went with a group of 6 and all enjoyed their food. The Lemon Artichoke chicken was the best, as well as the roasted strawberry napoleon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Good experience, food is definitely fresh, but the flavors don't seem strong enough for either the Indian or Greek cuisine. My husband and I love authentic food, and this is tasty, but could use more robust authentic flavors

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Food was great. We also loved the tile work on the wall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2014

I met two friends here for dinner on a Friday night to catch up on old times. The food was lovely with good service. The room had a nice ambiance of its own. The background noise level was not like some places on a Friday night, and over the course of our meal almost all of the tables if not all in the room we were in occupied with other diners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 4, 2014

Better than anticipated. I had the Greek Lemon Chicken & spouse had the steak. Both were tasty & well prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Our waiter, Austin, was excellent. Very helpful and knowledgable. He is the owners son.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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