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About Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park
At Cafe Mediterranean we believe in quality and simplicity. We prepare and cook truly authentic Mediterranean food.Not only is Cafe Mediterranean's food healthy, it is food that you will savor with every bite. Food is bursting with flavor and nutrition, made fresh and served fast. Eat in or take out and enjoy.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking spots are available behind the restaurant and on the street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park Ratings and Reviews
We had reservations for 7, and were seated immediately on a Saturday evening. Servers were very prompt, taking orders for drinks and then appetizers. Our food came out in a very timely manner, and all at the appropriate temperatures. Quality of the food was very good, though I would have liked the portions for the sides to be a bit larger for the price. My lamb was cooked to order, and was medium rare as requested.
No one had room for dessert, but we will on the next visit.
Have had great meals there before, and the manager could not be nicer, but our waiter was terrible, our veal was full of fat and the music was blaring. To be fair, it was NYE and they had a belly dancer, but they turned the music up so loud, every 30 mins she came out, and we couldn’t hear each other think. May try it again because we have had good experiences before, but not for a while
We have been here twice and both times enjoyed ourselves immensely. The first time we were waited on by the owner himself. When we returned a few months later, the owner recognized us and stopped by our table to greet us and thank us for coming again.
The food really is excellent here. I have had the lamb adana and moussaka, as well as bites of a few other dishes shared by the rest of our party. The moussaka in particular impressed me so much that I made it at home the next week. The hummus is very good as well, and the desserts are phenomenal in taste and in presentation.
As for the restaurant itself, it has a lovely and intimate feel to it. I especially appreciate that there appear to be acoustic tiles across the ceiling that really cut down on the ambient noise. We were able to converse at our table comfortably, not having to shout or strain to hear each other. On our first visit we enjoyed a fantastic Turkish coffee at the end of our meal, and on our second visit were given some lovely hot tea along with our check.
I felt that the prices were very reasonable, though not the cheapest by any means. If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and want to try something new, then you won't be disappointed here.
When you travel for business to familiar or frequent locations, it tends to become a challenge to find something new and exciting. Thank goodness for OPEN table!
One of my traveling companions decided they wanted to try Mediterranean cuisine. It didn't take long to find this wonderful place in Hyde Park. AND, I must tell you that you will NOT be disappointed. We were a group of five and each one of us tried something different and each one of our plates was cleared. Only because I can remember what I had, I tried the Red Lentil Soup, which was quite tasty for something I have never tried. For my entree I tried the Lamb Chops that were accompanied by some vegetables and rice. I stripped those lamb chops down to the bone, literally! The vegetable serving may not have been as much as I would have liked, but they were done well, not too crunchy, not overcooked. I heard from others that the rice was good as well. BTW, they did serve some bread and butter, which others enjoyed at the table. I'm personally, a bread lover, but have to watch the waist line.
We ALL thought when dinner was over we couldn't eat a bite more. Well, out came the dessert tray and we ended up with the Pumpkin something or other and another Filo, cheese type of dessert. Only to be followed with Turkish Tea and very good decaffeinated coffee and someone tried an Irish Coffee.
We're coming back soon and you will too!
Excellent food. Almost all are from Istanbul. These people know what they are doing! The apps were fresh and delicious. The mosakka was wonderful and the Baklava delightful. I ordered 2 crafted cocktails. Very nice. Will definitely return. Took our son and he enjoyed it as well. Had enough left overs for a second dinner!
We ate outside on an absolutely perfect evening. Enjoyed the chardonnay by the glass and hummus appetizer. One of our party had received a type of fish that she hadn't ordered but the staff quickly brought her the correct fish. The bread was wonderful! The béchamel on the moussaka was more like pudding than béchamel but the dish itself was delightful. And parking is quite a problem but worth a short walk from a block or two away. We will return!
Absolutely delicious! Just started a new diet and found many choices on the menu. Grilled fish steamed veggies, lovely salads lightly dressed with lemon. Had the spectacular swordfish kebab. My companion raved about her lamb shish kebab. Tender and huge portion. We both left happy!
Cafe Mediterranean never disappoints! I'm a foodie and very familiar with Mediterranean food. By far the best, stuffed grape leaves, kabobs, grilled branzino, and appetizer sampler I've had. The owner of Mediterranean Cafe is not only present but actively involved in ensuring that patrons are taken care of and provided with the best service and outstanding food.
We were warmly greeted by the restaurant's owner, who immediately inquired if we wanted our usual bottle of Turkish wine. With our positive response, he was soon back, opening and pouring for us. Then our server arrived and we ordered appetizers to begin the evening. We were not rushed at all throughout our delicious meal, even though we ended up being the last guests in the restaurant. We will definitely return and we highly recommend this restaurant to others.
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