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Andy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati

4.2
222 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
Small corner store quickly grew as Andy, with brother Majed, infused the establishment with authentic family recipes developed and lovingly served for generations. Andy transformed the once modest neighborhood deli into a fun and funky restaurant offering unique Mediterranean dishes with his own personal touch. Best of all, Andy's tasty creations are handmade from only the freshest ingredients. Today, the Hajjars are proud to serve the most authentic and traditional Middle Eastern cuisine available in the Tri-State. Receive a warm welcome from Andy himself as soon as you enter the cozy restaurant to begin your meal. Complete your dining experience with dessert and Lebanese coffee or enjoy on final Middle Eastern tradition in the form of a relaxing smoking pipe. Enjoy the finest Middle Eastern cooking from our family to yours! Award winning Restaurant: Best Entree, best of Cincinnati, best belly dance, silver spoon award 2010, best greek
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 281-9791
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andy Hajjar
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Catering
We will cater any party large or small. Special cater your company lunch, dinner, or private meeting with a minimum order of $100 and receive free delivery.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking
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Public transit
Metro Bus Stop numbers 69,16,4,11, and 1 up the street
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Entertainment
Belly dancing on weekends at 8pm on Fri and Sat. Various parties and events - join our Facebook for complete updates.
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Special events & promotions
3 course dinner for 2 only $25
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Private meeting room that can accommodate 30 people and up
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring your Mother, your Wife & loved ones to Celebrate Mothers Day with us. We are serving Lamb Shank, Lamb Kabob, Tenderloin & Chicken Kabob, Shrimp, Scallop & Veggie Sautee. Falafel, Hummus, Greek Salad. For dessert Baklava, chocolate & Cheese cake & Tiramisu. 16 craft Beers, large Wine selection.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 222 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was great and the food was absolutely phenominal! Little pricey but it's traditionally made food and worth it!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed our quiet early evening meal with a variety of Lebanese dishes. Simple decor, and very warm and friendly!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It is wonderful to have authentic food that is family style and fills your heart and soul. I also think it is a great opportunity to support our neighbors of all cultures and traditions.
We loved it and met some new friends.
KidKenn

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was sensational. Very big potions. You have to try an appetizer, baklava and Lebanese coffee. You will want to return. Family owned and run warmth. They will invite you to come back and see them soon.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Great restaurant. Not a lot of people there but loud music in background. Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Mediterranean restaurant as advertised. Food was fresh and tasty. Service prompt.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food delicious, all homemade and authentic. Server inexperienced and couldn't answer any questions.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Hands down, this was the the best Middle Eastern food we’ve ever had! My husband is Lebanese so we have had a lot of Middle Eastern food. The tabouleh was better than my mother in laws. We got the super appetizer which was a fantastic variety with a nice size sampling of all the appetizers. The chicken with mushroom and onions was so yummy. The portion sizes were huge so we enjoyed the leftovers the next day!
Andy and his wife gave us superb service and were so nice and welcoming.
I highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was good and the service was great. The belly dancer was not a +. Neither my wife nor I was interested and the music was louder during her performance. Unfortunately, that was most of the time we were there. That was not a deal breaker though. It was the cost. We paid $80+ for an app and 2 meals, 2 drinks and 2 desserts. We could have paid 1/2 that for the same quality.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I called the next day to see if the staff found an item that I may have dropped during our dinner. No one ever called me back.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined there for the first time on NYE. The place is quaint. There is a belly dancer, which is fun, but the food is OK. I thought it was a little expensive but it was NYE... I'm not sure we'd go back but who knows.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Lamb shank was beautiful, flavor of chicken was wonderful, but, for third trip in a row every skewer was massively over cooked. Chicken would have been wonderful but was far to dry, the ground beef skewer was cooked beyond being edible...shame. Someone needs to master kabob cooking and teach the entire staff especially since skewers are the star of the menu.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Had a meal before going to see a play. Dinner was relaxing. Loved my gyro salad and the baba ghannouj was my absolute favorite.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous! Couldn't have enjoyed my experience more. The mushroom saute' and the cabbage rolls are both outstanding. Cincinnati needs to support this place.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

I wish I lived in Cincinnati so I could dine at Andy's more often.

Our server could not have been more accommodating or friendly. The food was superb; both fresh and flavorful, seemed as if everything was made from scratch onsite. Every aspect of our experience there was extremely positive.

Cincinnati, please support this gem.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great time eating with friends before our Pkayhouse in the Park show. Our friends were vegetarian, so we were looking for ideas and Andy's food choices worked out well for all in our party!

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1.0Dined on August 14, 2017

The gyro meat was like steak ums if anybody remembers those.

Presliced and horrible, barely hot and overwhelmed by the huge pita wrap.

If you can't get this right in a Mediterranean restaurant you need to close up shop.

Salad had no flavor whatsoever

They gave us a free baklava but it tasted like it had been baked quite a while ago

The only good things were the fries and the hummus

This place needs a new take on everything.

We were two of eight people in the entire restaurant

Horrible experience

We won't go back and you shouldn't go either.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

My daughter wanted to go to Andy's before she moved Out of town. The sampler platter was good although the falafel was very dry. We had children with us. The menu listed cheese pizza ; it is not cheese pizza it's a piece of flat bread with some cheese on it. Two of the children refused to eat it. The wraps include pickles, which was unexpected and one person in our party wouldn't eat her wrap. The baklava was extremely dry. Overall, disappointed.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2017

There were only the 3 of us and one other couple in the whole restaurant! The appetizers were quite good, the main courses adequate, the desert must have been 2 weeks old and kept in a closet. The neighborhood is frightfully at night. It should be taken off the open table list.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

For some reason the place was dead. The wait staff took care of us and the food was great.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

I am not sure when, but Andy's changed their menu and eliminated many (if not most) of their dishes and raised their prices. While the food tasted great, I felt the portions were smaller and it was expensive relative to what we got. I did not complain and the service was attentive, however I don't see myself going back anytime soon. It is really disappointing to say, because Andy's used to be a favorite to celebrate special occasions.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2017

This was our first visit in quite a while to Andy's. We LOVED the chicken kabobs, although we would have liked an option for a veggie and chicken combination. They were very accommodating at letting us add a veggie kabob. They have several (15+?) local draft beers on tap as well, so that was a surprise/bonus for us. The prices are somewhat expensive ($22 for 4 shish-kabobs), but I did have enough for left-overs/take home.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

We often dine at Andy's after a performance at Playhouse in the Park. I'm not sure if it is a menu regular, but I had the Shrimp Sauté for the first timeand it was wonderful. Plenty of good sized shrimp , a great selection of veggies in a lemony sauce and good rice. I had enough left over for lunch for two of us!
We started with olives and tabouli, both of which were large portions.
Their tiramisu was very good--again, leftovers.
We always enjoy our meal at Andy's.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

Loved it - we had really good food and amazing service. Took a work group with people from 5 different countries and everyone liked it.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Have been here several times in past. The food is good and authentic. Our service was excellent. The belly dancer was upgraded since our last visit.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Jumbo Sampler was delish! Wine is pretty pricey but they do a good pour on a single glass. We were the only people in the whole restaurant. The food is very authentic and delish. The man that waited on us was not very friendly but he got us what we needed so I guess he was efficient. No smiles or warm welcoming feelings but we enjoyed the visit!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Attended with friends who frequent the restaurant. Was looking forward to the grilled meats and would have enjoyed more if meats less done.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

My husband and I came here on a date night to have dinner before a show at Playhouse in the Park. Despite being long-time Cincinnati residents, we'd never been to Andy's before. Well, we loved it!!! The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic, and it felt like something 'different' from our normal nights out. The hummus appetizer was the best hummus we've ever had, and the Greek Salad and Falafel Wrap were both out of this world. Try the Turkish beer for a great alternative to the craft brew scene - this beer just tastes like Europe. We keep talking about how we can't wait to go back, and how we feel it'd be a great choice for our whole family too, not just a date night. Can't wait for our next meal here!!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

our meal was exceptional... friendly service ...punctual ... reasonable in price ... highly recommend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Food was very good, service was great/friendly. Ambiance was average, seemingly casual despite a rather expensive menu. Not a bad experience but it did not leave me with a desire to return.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2017

The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for a girls' night out before the theatre.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2017

Bad choice for a business meal. One of the waiters was watching a video on his phone and it was quite loud. The table beside us had a bottle of windex and rags on it the whole dinner!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Both food and service were very good. A little noisy with unruly kids but other than that as we expected.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Weeknight dinner to meetup with friends......casual atmosphere, quiet enough to carry on conversation....attentive, friendly server......sat close to fireplace....nice, cozy atmosphere....ordered Morrocan Shawarma....very tasty.....will definitely go there again!

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2016

The food was great. Our server Mark was excellent. We will definatly go back.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2016

I would ask for house salad with less dressing - the lettuce was swimming

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Andy's is our go to place for celebrating birthdays with kids in tow! The food is outstanding, our server was fantastic, we had lots of fun! Very kid friendly! Always awesome!

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2016

Great fresh humus, Davis's lamb burgers & Greek pizza w/ Shwarma

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Has potential but food was underwhelming and not a good value.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

The food was great. We shared a hummus appetizer. Then she had the (half) chicken kabobs while I opted for lamb. Both were seasoned and prepared nicely. The hummus had enough for a meal at home later. The kabobs were well presented on a bed of rice. We also shared a baklava. Paying the bill was odd (change wasn't brought then no $1's to increase the tip) but overall a good experience. I'd both recommend and return. I was surprised only three other tables were filled while we were there. I'd also heard there was belly dancing but maybe 8p on Saturday was too early?

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