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Permanently Closed - Mad Greek

3.8
265 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Indian
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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
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Phone number
(216) 421-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Ulmann
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Private party facilities
Banquet Facilities available up to 200 people
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Private party contact
Chris Chopra: (216) 421-3333
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Catering
On-Site catering, delivery or pickup available. View our catering menu at www.MadGreekCleveland.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cedar & Fairmount Blvd
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Parking details
Public parking lot behind restaurant, street side parking.
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Public transit
Cedar & Fairmount Ave Bus Stop. Local Taxi service available.
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
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 10, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2016

Was ok not what I expected

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2015

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

A good bet for sure. Fabulous variety and quality.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 6, 2014

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2014

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

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2014

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

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