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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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4.8

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4.8

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4.5

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4.6

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2016

This restaurant advertises in open table as available for lunch throughout the day. After making a reservation for 11:30 am, we showed up to find the place closed. A call to the restaurant confirmed that they are not open until dinner time on Saturday, no further explanations, however, were offered as to why then would they be advertised for lunch in open table. Open table locked my reservations to other places as it had me "dining" at Cafe Mediterranean. Very embarrassing and disappointing experience.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2016

This was our second time dining at Cafe Mediterranean. We throughly enjoyed the food both times. The turkish wines were good and complement the dinners well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Our dinner was great! Highly suggest ordering the appetizer sampler to a get a taste of many of the scrumptious offerings available. Our entrees were very good and my slightly dirty martini was perfectly prepared! We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Great food, great service just on the north side of Hyde Park and close to everything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The service was excellent, and the restaurant was clean and managed well. The food was good. I wasn't blown away, but what I ate was good. I would recommend it if you enjoy trying ethnic foods. I am note convinced I would choose this again over other options, but I would return with friends or family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was so/so... The owner was server/hostess/bartender which didn't really work out because he was all over the place and not spending much time with customers. Really needs to hire another server. I would go back but, i would defiantly try something other than the sauté which was really bland and the chicken was dry.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Excellent service, food is always perfectly prepared and presented. The Aryantini is a favorite cocktail!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Fantastic food and service. Ambiance was modern and chic. I'd recommend Cafe Mediterranean to anyone.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Outstanding! The food and service was superb.
Thank you for having this as part of Open Table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 24, 2016

I really liked this friendly restaurant with great Mediterranean food. My branding was terrific as were my husband's cabbage rolls. But the topper was the order of Homemade- let me say that again - Homemade baklava. Too often baklava is chewy instead of crisp and over honeyed so you have chewy, soggy dessert. Not here. You can tell this is fresh. Just sweet enough. Crisp. Yummy.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Excellent food and wonderful service. My wife and I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Went to restaurant on Friday at 5:15 - had excellent personal service by the owner - very relaxing, good music - definately go back. Food excellent.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Great food in a local setting

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 20, 2016

My girlfriends and I were treated like queens for the day! Our server explained each item on our appetizer sampler(which I highly recommend) and there was not a morsel left on our plates. The Baklava is outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 19, 2016

This was our first visit to Café Mediterranean and we'll definitely be back. Excellent service-attentive without being overbearing. The menu offered a wide variety of options from small plate/appetizers to full dinners. Food was fresh and presented beautifully. The hot and humid weather prevented us from dining outside, but the sidewalk patio would be an option In cooler weather. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Our favorite waiter greeted us and seated us at a quiet corner table. The owner came by to greet us also, making sure we had a bottle of our favorite Turkish wine. The service, the food, the ambiance, all was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Always a hit! Food is very good, service exceptional. -- attentive and friendly. Highly recommend sitting outside on a nice summer evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 25, 2016

This was our second visit to Café Med. It was every bit as good as the first time. We brought guests this time. Each of us had different entrées - all very enjoyable. I love the babaganoush
and humus, and the bread served with the appetizers is perfect. I had the stuffed cabbage that was a special the evening we went. They were fantastic. Here's my vote for them to become a permanent addition to the menu. The baklava is wonderful. I also recommend trying the Turkish wines. They're very good. Service was excellent, prices are very reasonable and the owner, Fahri, is continually watching over the operation making sure that everyone is being taken care of and satisfied. Try this place, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Everything about this eatery is first rate - food ,ambience ,service .We liked them when they were located in Blue Ash,now we like them better now that they are in Hyde Park.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Everything was wonderful from the time we stepped in the door. VERY attentive service and the food was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Upon entering the restaurant , we felt so welcomed as if we were entering someone's home. We took my husband out for Father's Day and we had a terrific time. There was something for everyone to eat. One son is a vegetarian, another is a bit picky but everyone enjoyed their meal. The appetizer platter was delicious and fun. Only negative was I would have enjoyed a sure with the kebabs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This place was wonderful! The owners are from Turkey and all the food is from Turkey. I've read other reviews that say they didn't serve pita bread. Their bread was better than any pita we have had. It was traditional Turkish bread and had a sweet smell to it, almost flowery. They make everything from scratch, and it's all from traditional Turkish recipes. We got the sampler plate with the traditional bread and the sampler was divine! It's definitely the way to go to get a taste of their food. We were very much interested in the culture and the history of the food, and our waiter, who was from Turkey, told us a lot about the food, the spices, etc. We really got a good sense of their culture. The falafel, lamb and chicken were perfect and came with vegetables and rice. For dessert, I would recommend the homemade Baklava, but all of them were phenomenal. It was truly a memorable dining experience unlike no other that I have had. We were able to get some homemade lemonade that they had made the night before. It wasn't too sweet and was more like limeade, which our family prefers. We also drank some Turkish tea, which had some great flavor and was very strong.
This cafe was definitely one to come back and visit again. The staff was nice and very helpful with explaining what everything was. The food was fresh and prepared well and the place was very clean. I would definitely recommend this place to others. If there was a way to give them 6 stars or more, we would have. The food was priced right, portioned correctly, served in a reasonable amount of time, and our server was very attentive in making sure that we had a memorable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 18, 2016

We had a charming evening on the patio. The food was wonderful! We ordered a variety of appetizers and main course items and then ate family style. It was a lot of fun!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Excellent service, food and experience. Owner always comes around to say hi and to chit chat with the customers. A nice touch.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Always a good choice. Consistently good value, service and FOOD😍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Love love café Mediterranean! The food if wonderful-get the grape leaves they take 2 days to make and the flavor is great. Never had a bad meal. Everyone that works there is amazing and they go above and beyond! We will be back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The food was very fresh, and cooked with care. We have been twice and will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Excellent selection of apps and main courses, prepared to perfection. Great location! Service was very attentive. And a terrific bonus- a good selection of craft beers!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 20, 2016

We had a very nice meal at Cafe Mediterranean. The food and service were both excellent. This neighborhood gem should be busy all the time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 15, 2016

We came with another couple for dinner and to celebrate my husband's birthday. All of our entrees were excellent and the service was outstanding. Jim was presented with a complimentary dessert on the house. We had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Turkish menu. Excellent food, pleasant atmosphere, wonderful service. Well worth our 60 mile drive.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 6, 2016

...for another fabulous meal! We love the detail to preparation and the attention to the presentation. Delicious and fresh. We will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Excellent food, great service and fun atmosphere. We will go back for Turkish dessert and coffee!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 30, 2016

It did take a while for our server to come over and greet us and then even longer to get our drinks however once that happened, service was great and we had a delicious meal. Of our party of 6, everyone loved their meals and apps. Will definitely be back. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Cafe Mediterranean was the perfect place to entertain a group of friends. Rather than ordering from the menu the server worked with us to personalize our order and serve it family style for the group. I appreciated the low noise level and ability to easily enjoy my friends' company. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Another wonderful dining experience at Cafe Mediterranean. The owner was there to greet us and immediately order a bottle of our favorite Turkish wine. Our server was very helpful with cushions to make us comfortable on the outside dining patio. Very pleasant guitar music played in the background (a CD, but well chosen). It was a perfect spring evening accompanied by excellent service and wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2016

1st time... Very attentive, wonderful authentic food.... Appetizer sampler was a wonderful mix & moussaka spot on! Definitely returning!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 9, 2016

From the service to the cocktails to the food to dessert, everything was perfoect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was amazing, so many wonderful flavors! The owners are so friendly and the wait staff very attentive. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 3, 2016

We were very happy with our meal, from the appetizers (babaganoush and falafel to the entrees (chicken kabob and lamb shank) to the desserts (halvah and baklavah). All very very good, the baklavah was the best I ever had. Great service. A very wonderful dining experience.

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