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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

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
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Authentic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, the owner served our table on a quiet Thursday evening. Food as always authentic and excellent. This restaurant can get very loud during crowded times. But if you choose when you go, a wonderful treat.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Second visit as good as the first. Always nice when the Host remembers your order from the previous visit.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious food in comfortable surroundings with a gracious host and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly neighborhood restaurant, great wait staff, nice menu selection and fresh food! Not so noisy that you can't hear conversation so you actually get to visit with your friends as well as have a tasty meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food and service. Friendly staff. Would gladly return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely delicious with wonderful service. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Best lamb kebab in Cincinnati ! Good service, good selection of wine and decerts

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was our first time there and we definitely plan on returning! Very healthy Mediterranean food, and excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Cafe Mediterranean is one of our favorites.

Food is fresh and tasty.

Service is great and staff is fun to talk with.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The cold appetizer plate was delicious. The lamb shank fell off the bone. We will be back for sure.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always delicious and wonderful service. Very pleasant place to share food and
quiet enough to hear conversations. Food is authentic and well prepared.
Owner is so attentive and friendly. Will return.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vegan, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time here. Great selections. Wonderful service. Nice selection of beverages. The owner was very attentive. Felt like a neighborhood gem. All homemade. Turkish flare.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good menu choices and great service. We always come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always fresh and beautifully presented. Excellent service too.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always good food and attentive hosts. But it was a beautiful evening so more crowded than usual. That always takes a it away from the experience at no fault to the restaurant.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was my sons birthday and as he's a vegetarian, this was the perfect venue. He's spent a lot of time in eastern Europe and thought the food was authentic to what he's had Turkey and Bulgaria. The service was fantastic we will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was absolutely wonderful. Being the middle of the afternoon we got exceptional service and total attention. I highly recommend Café Mediterranean!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Authentic Turkish and Greek food. Excellent service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful for authentic food prepared with care.
The service is excellent. The wine was great. The seating is very comfortable.
Loved it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great authentic Mediterranean food the lamb is excellent especially the lamb Chanks and sword fish. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food with a wide variety of choices!! Fresh fish!! Fabulous lamb!!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were very happy to find this Turkish restaurant that serves authentic Turkish food. The owner was very friendly and passionate! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Western Mediterranean food. All quite tasty but oddly presented. Great hummus. Entertainment was a belly dancer. She was fun. Good bar decent wine list. Not too expensive.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our 2nd time here and both were excellent. The owner butchers his own meat, and it was the best lamb kabob I have had in years. Acceptable wine list, good side dishes and tasty desserts. Fair prices for this Hugh quality and friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food is wonderful. I can never get enough of the lamb shish, the Kavaklidere Red, or the baklava. I call those my adult Happy Meal...so delicious! Highly recommend those. The owner is always welcoming and takes great pride in his food, service and place of business.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our first time to eat here. Quiet atmosphere, good service and delicious food.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Decent service, but the food was shockingly bland, certainly not authentic, and came out barely warm despite being a slow night. Wouldn't bother going back, Andy's Med Grill at least has flavorful food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our dinner was delicious! The owner caught wind that it was my birthday and sent over dessert with a candle and 3 glasses of champagne. I will definitely be going back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was delicious. We felt unwelcome because we made a reservation less than an hour before we arrived (even though it was available on Open Table). We felt rushed--we got our check and left as soon as we were done eating. My friend that I dined with, who's local, said they would not return because of the service, even though the food was flavorful and interesting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Superb on every level. Wait staff, Owner, food and ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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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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