Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park
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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Cafe Mediterranean is always amazing!! I highly recommend their grilled octopus- it will change your life. Even those that think they don’t like octopus (like my kids) love it. Tender, succulent, and tasty ...not the least bit chewy. It is wonderful and we get it every time we go. For our main course this time my wife ordered the lamb kabob. She was really impressed by the quality and flavor of the meat. Nice portion and delicious veggies and rice on the side. I had the grilled branzino special. It was served whole and was absolute delicious. The owner was there and was pleasant and fun as always. He also made an excellent wine recommendation. I highly recommend Cafe Mediterranean and we look forward to returning again soon!!
our server was new but very good! Food was great - noise level went up when belly dancing began but we were warned. A little pricy.
We had another wonderful dinner! We started with the vegetarian platter. The yogurt labna and roasted eggplant are my favorite! We had a variety of entrees from chicken to swordfish everyone in our five person party loved their meal plus the wine was excellent!
Excellent Turkish/Mediterranean food. The owner was very personable. Perfect for a date night or family diner.
The selection was nice and provided a wonderful opportunity to try various flavors from the Mediterranean landscape.
This is the worst restaurant I have ever had. They just ruined the day. I requested a reservation 2 weeks prior to Valentine's day. I went 30 min prior to my reservation. I had to wait 1.5 hours to get my seat, 1 hour to get the food. They forgot to serve the appetizer. When the food came it tasted gross. It ruined my dinner with my Fiance. If you planning for a good dinner, then skip this restaurant. The management sucks.
Cafe Mediterranean was at least double booked when we showed up for our 7 PM reservation. We were asked to wait, but there was no room to wait unless we wanted to stand 12 inches from a dining customer. We didn’t want to spend our evening sitting and eating next to people waiting for a table so we left.
Waited an hour after our reservation time. Decided to give up and get takeout somewhere else for Valentine’s Day.
Appeared they overbooked for St. Valentine's Day - parking is nonexistent, valet not to be found; since no waiting room, we were practically surrounded by those waiting...
Staff seemed well-intentioned, but also seemed to more interested in trying to find next table to open up, than attending to those seated and dining....on plus side, interesting menu and the food we had was very good. Pricing was probably a little higher than it should be.
Sorry, but all in all, doubtful we will return. We wish CM good luck!
Cafe Mediterranean was "slammed" on Valentine's Day. But I say, "good for them!!" Cafe Med is a friendly restaurant, with excellent service and delicious food. My husband and I were actually glad to see them so crowded. And everyone in service at the restaurant was doing their very best to keep the patrons served and enjoying their dining experience. Our meal took a little longer than usual to come out, but we just lingered over our bottle of wine. When our entrees arrived, everything was as ordered and delicious as always. We will definitely keep returning to this fine restaurant.
One of our favorites. We tend to order the same thing with each visit and then look forward to the next time.
Service was very good but both individuals spoke so softly that it was difficult to even hear them. That is the only thing that there was to lower the score.
Always delicious food with attentive service.
First time here but will definitely be back! I especially liked the Tabouli and the Labne appetizers. For dinner my friends had chicken shish kabob and beef tenderloin shish kabobs. They both commented on how tender and tasty the meat was. I had Moussaka which was very good also. Then the waiter brought us hot Turkish tea. Loved it! The service was also excellent. I definitely will be going back.
We have been here twice - and both times received amazing service! Everyone is very friendly and made us feel welcome (even with our 5 year old in tow). The food is equally great. We will be back!
I always enjoy Café Mediterranean. The food is excellent, as is the service and ambiance. It is also an excellent value. The hummus is delicious, as are several other appetizers I have tried. The chicken kabob and the spinach pide are favorites of mine. Friends who enjoy lamb absolutely rave about it here. Check out this restaurant!
This place has a really nice grilled octopus salad and the rice that is served with entrees in delicious!
The portions were wonderful, a nice size. Good taste. Very friendly ownership. Nice variety of dishes. My only negative I thought the tehina was a little to citrus flavored. Other than that, the food and service was great.
Delightful! Delicious octopus appetizer and feta rolls. Four different entrees and we were all pleased. Happy to do it all over again. Turkish wine a pleasant surprise.
Both the food and the service were excellent. This is a hidden gem for a delicious lunch. The prices are reasonable and you can get in and out fast or linger if you wish.
EXcellent in all way
Great food, great service, pleasant ambiance
Was there for New Years Eve. They had a belly dancer and with the crowded dining she lacked room to dance. It was awkward having her dance in the narrow space right next to your table.
Everyone raves about this place but quite frankly, I’ve had better Mediterranean in Cincinnati. I forgot that they CRANK the music up periodically when the belly dancer comes out and it’s super loud and it lasts a bit on the long side. Think I’m happy sticking with Aladdin and now Artemis up in Montgomery. Both much quieter atmospheres and better tabouleh!
Enjoyed a delicious meal and great service
Owner helped select a great wine
Food was well prepared and presented
Very enjoyable evening
Love this restaurant!! We're always greeted warmly, treated like family, and we thoroughly enjoy the delicious food. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
We love middle eastern food and Cafe Mediterranean does it right. The food is delicious and plentiful. We will be back soon
Delicious fresh bronzino and amazing desserts! First visit and we will definitely be back!
This is our second visit and we brought our foodie friends with us. Food was excellent again. We all shared the appetizer sampler and we all had different favorites. I like the vegetarian entree options and my husband is always happy to get a good lamb entree
Great food and people. We will be back for sure
We were first time customers and were truly blown away. Everything was served beautifully and tasted beyond our expectations. We had the lamb kabobs and the house salad. Generous portions too. Our cocktails were perfect and we ended the dinner with a dessert and Turkish coffee. We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends.
As regular patrons, our recent experience was awesome! Great food, service, and attention to detail. Brought two friends for their first visit. They both agree. We’ll be back again soon.
Good options of food, all prepared and presented well. Great staff too
My companion and I essentially had the restaurant to ourselves since we ate on the tail end of the lunch rush. We both had the gyro, and shared some hummus and pita. We also shared a couple of desserts, one of which was baklava. An odd turn with the service, we each were served our beverage and entree separately rather than simultaneously. All in all,though, a great dining experience.
Everything was wonderful. But unfortunately we had a very unhappy baby in the dining room during the meal. Some people asked to be moved, but we just stayed in our seats. This was certainly not the fault of the restaurant. It was a wonderful dining experience.
Birthday celebration. Everyone was very attentive and we were comped a nice dessert and tea. Lovely experience. I highly recommend it!!
Love it here! The food and service is always top notch. Our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Don’t miss the baklava!
We had a very nice meal with some friends. The service was good and we enjoyed all of our food selections. It seemed to be a slow night for the restaurant so was very quiet but the staff took good care of us. They had unique wines (at least to us) and did a great job at guiding us to our selections. We thought the overall value was very good and would recommend it.
Great unique menu. Server was very good at dish descriptions, specials, recommendations and wines! Will definitely be back!
Was great although service could have been a little better (attentive), and would prob not be an issue, except for some horrible road construction and cars driving over metal plates..🤪😫 not the fault of the restaurant, but made al fresco dining not ideal. Otherwise, totally recommend here for great healthy and tasty cuisine!
We had a fantastic dinner. First octopus salad and acili ezme. Octopus pieces were thick and tender with arugula on the side, super tasty. Acili ezme was so good that I could have eaten another serving of it.
I had swordfish kebab with fresh herbs, large perfectly grilled pieces of fish!! My hsband had lamb shank which was huge with rosemary and onion, carrot. It was well done and melted in your moth.
We had beer with dinner, nice service. We will be back for more.