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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.

3520 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish

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

Cross Street:
Pinehurst Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 871-8714

Website:
http://www.cafe-mediterranean.com/

Catering:
yes

Parking Details:
Parking spots are available behind the restaurant and on the street.

Additional:
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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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Good for a Date (9)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Casual (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was our first time here and would definitely go back. We enjoyed the food and service very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 16, 2017

So welcoming, so delicious, so fun!
Dined on a Tuesday evening with 4 friends, wow! The owner, Fahri, was amazing. He was very attentive and very helpful. His cuisine was the real deal! Authentic housmade Mediterranean that was not only delicious but very healthy. Will definitely return with husband and friends.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

we were very happy with the whole experience,,food was unique,varied,excellent,,servers were very menu familiar and professional,,casual,,yet,,could work for a special occasion,,especially if you like a bit of variety

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was "spot on"!! Unique Mediterranean Cold appetizer sampler, octopus & zucchini pancakes were great for sharing in our group. Nice patio, chicken kebabs were tender & nicely spiced, lamb perfectly rare & even veggies were scrumptious. Nice wine & beer selection, a little on the pricey side for a family... Worth the splurge.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our first time there. Was recommended and all my expectations were met! Everything was excellent...from the time we arrived, the menu was wonderful. Love Mediterranean food and it was healthy! We enjoyed good wine with our meals. Very quaint place. We will return with our friends! Worth the trip from Florence, KY!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Can't get enough. Everything I have had on the menu is so delicious. I have ordered across the board and the flavor combinations never disappoint. I now over order every time because I can't make up my mind. This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in the city and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fresh and flavorful meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Meal out with son visiting from out of town. Enjoyed food, atmosphere, service. I thought value was quite good - though neither of us had an "adult beverage" - so that kept the tab down, for sure. Sunday evening crowd wasn't overwhelming - great night to patronize the place. Just love the fact that at a Turkish restaurant, the charming owner(s) were quite likely Turkish. So food was very likely authentic - though, sadly, I would not know the difference. Makes me happy that diversity of ethnic food is increasing in our fair city! I had the lamb kebob - really great. My son had the chicken kebob - we each tasted the other and gave thumbs up. Portions are generous. Lamb and fresh veggies. Hummus and bread at the beginning are to die for. Will return, for sure. Oh, very much enjoyed the Turkish hot tea - a black tea, freshly brewed. Dessert looked great, but my small appetite could not manage it. 😕

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Loved our time spent in Cafe Mediterranean! Excellent food. Great service. Great value. We'll be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food is excellent! Service is fantastic. The owner is so involved and wonderful to speak with during your meal. Love this place!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I spent a few weeks in Istanbul, where the food blew me away. This restaurant and its Turkish cuisine has been the closet I have found here in the states. So flavorful and healthy as well.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We have never had a bad experience here. The owner takes great pride in his establishment and that is reflected in the whole experience at Cafe Mediterranean...the service is impeccable, food absolutely delicious. We started with hummus, the best around. I had the lamb shish, which was total perfection! My husband had the doner kabob, his favorite! Kavaklidere red wine is so good with both dishes. Finished with baklava and Turkish tea. We left with very happy stomachs!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was authentic, delicious and served nicely. The restaurant is quiet allowing people to have a conversation. One of our group has poor hearing and dislikes noisy restaurants. This one was perfect and we will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

So delicious and very authentic. The fillet kebab was so soft and juicy. Appeterizer sampler plate was excellent too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The service and food always spectacular here. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive without leaving you feeling rushed, and my water glass was never empty. The food is excellent as well. We have tried the hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, zucchini cakes, and a few different kebab platters in our last couple times here, and all of them were delicious. Portions were generous without being over-full. I would definitely recommend a visit, and we will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Always greeted warmly by the owner. Fresh ingredients make the food excellent and seem home cooked. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 24, 2017

First time at the Café.....not sure why we hadn't been here before but loved it. Food was excellent, service and host were excellent, and they were extremely helpful with ordering since it was our first time there. The food was excellent, especially the apps. Beer and wine list were good, and the complimentary tea at the end of our meal was a nice touch. Host and server made us feel like family, we'll be back a lot to Café Mediterranean.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Outstanding Mediterranean cuisine in an upscale yet comfortable environment. This was one of the best Mediterranean meals I've ever had. We tried the octopus tonight which is excellent! Wow! I highly recommend Cafe Mediterranean for all dining occasions. Enjoy!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was absolutely wonderful and the owner made us a special family style plate that featured all of their shish kabobs so we could share. The hummus was the best I have ever had.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Always great food, service and selections of local and international beverages. Our neighborhood favorite!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Owner comes over to your table and chats with you several times to answer any questions and to make sure you are satified - great customer service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2017

So glad we chose Cafe Mediterranean for our family dinner! The food was delicious. Every course that we had was spectacular. We even tried octopus. It had a wonderful smoky flavor and a nice texture. The steak kebab was on par if not better than any steak that I have had at Jeff Ruby's. Our waiter had helpful suggestions for appetizers. He was friendly and appropriately attentive. The owner stopped by several times to chat. The experience had a friendly, intimate feel and the food was some of the best that I've had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Wonderful fresh foodand great service
We will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We love this restaurant. Everyone is always very friendly and the food is fabulous.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The ambience was set for quiet conversation but some of us were having a difficult time seeing the menu. The server / owner raised the lights to enable us to read the menu.

The food is good - Mediterranean but different from other similar restaurants. My friends both commented on both the flavor and quality of the chicken and lamb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Food was terrific, as was the service. Definitely a place I would recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Always a pleasant, relaxing dinner with great personal service. Wonderful flavors, with lots of menu options and very good wines. Very reasonable pricing for the excellent service and food quality. The owner and his staff make you feel 'at home'. Last time we dined there it was for a family birthday with ages 3 to 70 and everyone enjoyed it. Mostly we go as adults for a date night! Truly a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went with 4 other friends for New Year's Eve dinner. We had never been there. Wow, we were missing a great place to eat. The food was very good, the belly dancer happened to be there that night which was a plus. Fun, good food, great service. We will definitely be going back and can't wait until Spring/Summer when the outside seating opens up. We would definitely recommend this.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We chose to dine at Cafe Mediterranean for dinner on New Year's Eve. Their special menu included a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert, with a complementary glass of champagne. And, for a special NYE's treat, live entertainment--a belly dancer! It was a fun and entertaining experience with delicious food and at fair prices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We had a wonderful meal..The service was outstanding and the food rich in authentic Mediterranean flavor. Good value also

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We will be returning to Cafe Mediterranean. No question.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2016

New items on the menu that were fantastic! The lamb as always was perfection

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We were a party of 4 and the first time we visited this restaurant. The Meze appetizers were extremely delicious. We shared a few meat/dough based baked dishes for our entrees and they all hit the mark. It was a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Great food and wonderful service! Will definitely be back again.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Very good food; the manager served as our waiter and was very personable and pleasant but there was a long wait for dinner to arrive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2016

This is a great neighborhood find. Friendly service, delicious authentic a Mediterranean dishes and quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2016

This place is now one of our favorites. Excellent food, well-presented by diligent and courteous staff. Expect to get a visit from the owner, who loves to answer your questions and delights in your visit!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Our dinner was excellent at Cafe Mediterranean. Our party had the salmon, lamb kabobs, moussaka , humus, and wonderful deserts. The baklava was excellent. Restaurant was quiet, and the pace of ordering, service, desert, and after dinner conversation was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Nice food,Very Nice service
Water is very friendly .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Had been there before, but not for some time. .. Was better than I rememberd... food was excellent... service was good. Weather was nice & warm so many sat outside...

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Loved the food, the shish kabob, chicken and lamb, the baba ganoosh. The ambiance is really nice and the service was warm and personable. This is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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