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Posted by Len on 08/21/2011
I'm usually the kind of person that only writes reviews if it's a bad place. This is the exact opposite. I ate there the other night and was pleasantly surprised. My wife and I wanted to try a new place. I've never had Persian food. I stumbled across Mediterranean Grill when I was looking for an Italian restaurant on here. I read the reviews and decided to just try it. I went to their website and read the menu. It seemed very interesting. So my wife and I went for our 3 year anniversary. I made reservations and we were seated right away. I felt we were a little over dressed but didn't care. You can get away with jeans and a t-shirt. The food was outstanding. The service was great. We asked our waiter what to order. His suggestions were great. We tried the Persian vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was like eating a flower. It's was amazing. It has rosewater and saffron in it. It's one of those things that you need to try. I definitely recommend this place and we're going to go back with a group of friends. Our total bill, with 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert came to almost $70.00. Well worth it. Our entrees were the most expensive on the menu at $28 each. Like the title says - just try it. I'm 100% Italian and never thought I would try Persian food. I could definitely eat there once a week. One thing to keep in mind - it's a BYOB so bring a bottle of wine or some beers and you'll be happy.
Posted by royalovesthis on 10/31/2010
This was the absolute best meal I have had this past year! The waiter, Pedram, brought out some complementary pita bread. The bread was warm and soft, yet crispy on the edges. With it, he brought out the yogurt I ordered, Mast-O-Khear (cucumber, mint, salt, thick yogurt). The combination of the warm bread with the salty, thick yogurt was incredible--a delight to any sophisticated palate! A little later he brought out the soup I ordered (Osh) which was warm and hearty, with noodles, beans, vegetables and spices. The Osh had a most gentle yet fragrant flavor. For the main course I ordered a combination of the Kabab Barg and the Jeujeh Kabab (tender Filet Mignon Shish Kabob and tender boneless Chicken Shish Kabob). The meat was so tender it melted in my mouth. The rice served with the main course was so warm and fluffy. With the rice, Pedram brought out an optional red spice called Somagh that when sprinkled atop the rice gave it a delicious sour taste. I also ordered the dough (yogurt soda) which was salty yet refreshing. I have to say that the service was exemplary. Pedram was so kind and gracious with his perfect suggestions. For dessert I ordered Persian rose ice cream. The chunks of cream amidst the soft homemade, hand-churned rose ice cream was so imaginative that I'm going back for more tomorrow and bringing my family! Pedram offered the most elegant Persian tea after our meal which we enjoyed with sugar cubes while admiring the decor. The main painting on the wall was hand painted by the owner's kids, creating a loving atmosphere. I will be returning to The Mediterranean Grill soon, a place that makes you feel like you are eating a home cooked meal and that you are part of the family.
Posted by anonynous on 10/03/2010
I made reservations for two... arrived there a little early... and had to wait half an hour while they sat bigger parties that came in after us and didnt have reservations... meanwhile there were two completely open two person tables... the food was decent but priced higher than the quality and its hard to tell what your ordering unless you know greek food. the waiter kept forgetting about us and when i asked for my food wrapped he forgot about it (i think threw my food out) because he gave me someone elses left overs. the baklava at trader joes is 100 times better. and the place feels like a coffee shop. it it were cheaper id say its a good place... but its about 20 bucks a dish. so not worth it for bad atmosphere and service.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2010
I've been to Mediterranean more times than I can count and have never been disappointed. Both the mezes and main courses are consistently great, and the prices are reasonable. Try the fesenjan - it's amazing. My only qualm would be that the kitchen closes at 9 pm, so it's not an option for a late dinner.
Posted by Steven on 10/27/2008
I have to say I like this place alot and will probably be back. This is the type of restaurant I enjoy to go to. Friendly servers, good food, good price, byob. What else do you need? Surely those who expect a fine dining experience, won't be impressed but those more interested in fresh, interesting food than whether or not the waitress pours your wine for you will be delighted.
Posted by shana on 05/08/2008
the food is very tasty...and the menu is set for any kind of appetite ......don't miss the freshly oven made pita bread.....
Posted by Thumfingers on 06/04/2007
Very pleasant atmosphere. Food is very fresh and tasty. Delicate seasonings, very nice presentation. Leisurely.