Mad Greek Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2466 Fairmount Blvd

    Cleveland, OH 44106

    Map & Directions
  • 216-421-3333

About Mad Greek Restaurant

Hours
Sun 4pm-10pm, Mon 11:30am-10pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
3.6875 16
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My family has been dining at Mad Greek since it opened on Coventry. We have known the family that owns the restaurant since we were kids. I heard that they had a great new chef and wanted to see what it was all about, since the menu has been the same for years, and we have not been there in a while. We were really amazed at the changes. Of course some of our old favorites were gone, but who cares. Things cannot stay the same forever. Really surprised at 2 recent reviews on here slamming a very talented and proven chef who has created some very beautiful food. We brought a party of 8 and sampled almost all new items and absolutely loved everything. The menu is so much more well rounded. Anyone who actually knows anything about food will see this. They have done a fantastic job. We had all the new appetizers and new salads, tried the Short Rib entree, Homemade Gyro, Fishermans Stew, Hanger Steak, and a Seared Salmon Dish with Beets. We also had an awesome Bronzini fish special in a saffron broth that may have been the best thing to ever come out of that kitchen !! We finished with a rice cake dessert that was the special of the week, and was soooo good !! We will be going back more often for sure.

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★★★★★

My family has been dining at Mad Greek since it opened on Coventry. We have known the family that owns the restaurant since we were kids. I heard that they had a great new chef and wanted to see what it was all about, since the menu has been the same for years, and we have not been there in a while. We were really amazed at the changes. Of course some of our old favorites were gone, but who cares. Things cannot stay the same forever. Really surprised at 2 recent reviews on here slamming a very talented and proven chef who has created some very beautiful food. We brought a party of 8 and sampled almost all new items and absolutely loved everything. The menu is so much more well rounded. Anyone who actually knows anything about food will see this. They have done a fantastic job. We had all the new appetizers and new salads, tried the Short Rib entree, Homemade Gyro, Fishermans Stew, Hanger Steak, and a Seared Salmon Dish with Beets. We also had an awesome Bronzini fish special in a saffron broth that may have been the best thing to ever come out of that kitchen !! We finished with a rice cake dessert that was the special of the week, and was soooo good !! We will be going back more often for sure.

Pros: Great ambience and classic decor. Comortable tables and seating.

Cons: None

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The Mad Greek has recently undergone many changes! Some of our old favorites were gone, but we were able to find things that we liked even more. We decided that with all of the changes we would share everything for expierence sake so we started off with the mussels and baba ghanouj. Personally, I think the baba is the best in town! The mussels were excellent with just the right amount of coconut to add that little extra flavor. For our main courses we decided on the Malabar seafood curry and the Hanger Steak. Trust me we were not disappointed with these decisions. (even though they were not our first choice because of the "ousted" items) I had never had Hanger Steak and was greated with a very knowlegable server who was able to answer the questions I had. ( do YOU know why it's called Hanger steak) The dish was absolutely wonderful. It is served with a beef and bulgar wheat stuffed onion! I couldn't have been happier with this dish. The malabar seafood curry was a dance of flavors in my mouth! I loved the way the scallops and the shrimp floated around an island of rice in a sea of curry sauce!! It not only tasted divine it was a beautiful presentation of food! We usually get dessert, but after trying so many wonderful things we didn't have any room!

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It's great before or after a show or for meeting with old friends!

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★★★★☆

The Mad Greek has recently undergone many changes! Some of our old favorites were gone, but we were able to find things that we liked even more. We decided that with all of the changes we would share everything for expierence sake so we started off with the mussels and baba ghanouj. Personally, I think the baba is the best in town! The mussels were excellent with just the right amount of coconut to add that little extra flavor. For our main courses we decided on the Malabar seafood curry and the Hanger Steak. Trust me we were not disappointed with these decisions. (even though they were not our first choice because of the "ousted" items) I had never had Hanger Steak and was greated with a very knowlegable server who was able to answer the questions I had. ( do YOU know why it's called Hanger steak) The dish was absolutely wonderful. It is served with a beef and bulgar wheat stuffed onion! I couldn't have been happier with this dish. The malabar seafood curry was a dance of flavors in my mouth! I loved the way the scallops and the shrimp floated around an island of rice in a sea of curry sauce!! It not only tasted divine it was a beautiful presentation of food! We usually get dessert, but after trying so many wonderful things we didn't have any room!

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It's great before or after a show or for meeting with old friends!

Pros: Great Food!

Cons: The host was not very friendly

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February 2009
4 people on a business lunch on a Monday shouldn't have to wait 15 minutes to order, 40 minutes for their food, and another 15 minutes to get their check. The place was less than half full and their was ONE waiter. We arrived at noon and didn't leave until 1:45. I'm never going back-at least for lunch. The food was good, but by the time you get it, you're in a bad mood and have to hurry to get out. Terrible experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

February 2009
4 people on a business lunch on a Monday shouldn't have to wait 15 minutes to order, 40 minutes for their food, and another 15 minutes to get their check. The place was less than half full and their was ONE waiter. We arrived at noon and didn't leave until 1:45. I'm never going back-at least for lunch. The food was good, but by the time you get it, you're in a bad mood and have to hurry to get out. Terrible experience.

Pros: Food is good, not great though

Cons: Terrible Service and they seem like they don't care.

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Don't go here expecting a cheap meal. The dishes are very large but also expensive. I would reccomend any of their curry dished as well as their Greek meat dishes. I spent a week in Greece about a year ago and the food was very similar to their "Greek" dishes. In response to an earlier reviewer who complained about the lack of spicyness in the Indian dishes, you can ask them to adjust the spicyness higher or lower depending on your tastes. Their Pita and Hummus appetizer is awesome. I like the dishes with shrimp and feta myself.

I would recommend a bottle of Retzina for a traditional Greek experience. This is a very unique pine flavored wine that will be very different from anything you have ever had. The atmosphere is nice and intimate. Try to get a window table looking onto Cedar/Fairmont, as it adds to the ambience.

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★★★★☆

Don't go here expecting a cheap meal. The dishes are very large but also expensive. I would reccomend any of their curry dished as well as their Greek meat dishes. I spent a week in Greece about a year ago and the food was very similar to their "Greek" dishes. In response to an earlier reviewer who complained about the lack of spicyness in the Indian dishes, you can ask them to adjust the spicyness higher or lower depending on your tastes. Their Pita and Hummus appetizer is awesome. I like the dishes with shrimp and feta myself.

I would recommend a bottle of Retzina for a traditional Greek experience. This is a very unique pine flavored wine that will be very different from anything you have ever had. The atmosphere is nice and intimate. Try to get a window table looking onto Cedar/Fairmont, as it adds to the ambience.

Pros: Traditional Greek dishes and drinks, good location

Cons: Not cheap

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IMaybe it was an off night, but a friend and I drove over sixty miles to enjoy a late Wednesday evening at a museum and dinner at the Mad Greek, one of my favorite restaurants when I still lived in Cleveland. What happened?

We wanted Indian food and our appetizers were quite good, but the main dish of Chicken Tikka Masala was bland, bland, bland! The chicken was not marinated and had absolutely no flavor; it was simply grilled in strips. The masala sauce was so bland and thin, I thought we had been served the wrong dish! What happened to one of my favorite places? Not only did the menu change, so did the quality of the food, which could explain why the place was so empty that evening. We were very disappointed. Please, please bring back my old favorite Mad Greek!

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★★☆☆☆

IMaybe it was an off night, but a friend and I drove over sixty miles to enjoy a late Wednesday evening at a museum and dinner at the Mad Greek, one of my favorite restaurants when I still lived in Cleveland. What happened?

We wanted Indian food and our appetizers were quite good, but the main dish of Chicken Tikka Masala was bland, bland, bland! The chicken was not marinated and had absolutely no flavor; it was simply grilled in strips. The masala sauce was so bland and thin, I thought we had been served the wrong dish! What happened to one of my favorite places? Not only did the menu change, so did the quality of the food, which could explain why the place was so empty that evening. We were very disappointed. Please, please bring back my old favorite Mad Greek!

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Sadly, the Mad Greek used to be my favorite restaurant. The food has consistently gone downhill. Even the pita bread isn't as good as it used to be and the gyros no longer tastes authentic and fresh. The hummus used to be the best around and now is just average. Must be that a new chef is not following old recipes or something. I've given it several chances and today was the last chance until I hear that it has improved...I'll not be going to find out for myself.

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★★☆☆☆

Sadly, the Mad Greek used to be my favorite restaurant. The food has consistently gone downhill. Even the pita bread isn't as good as it used to be and the gyros no longer tastes authentic and fresh. The hummus used to be the best around and now is just average. Must be that a new chef is not following old recipes or something. I've given it several chances and today was the last chance until I hear that it has improved...I'll not be going to find out for myself.

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Food was of very poor quality and extremely expensive. Do Not recommend at all. May be decent for Greek part of their cusine but the Indian food copywas below average.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food was of very poor quality and extremely expensive. Do Not recommend at all. May be decent for Greek part of their cusine but the Indian food copywas below average.

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This ismy place to eat in Cleveland after any games or an afternoon at the Opera! The food is great and the waiters are wonderful!

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★★★★★

This ismy place to eat in Cleveland after any games or an afternoon at the Opera! The food is great and the waiters are wonderful!

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scrumptuous martinis. and flaming saganaki cheese......what could be better....oh ...maybe the superhot bartender and his sultry new york accent?

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★★★★☆

scrumptuous martinis. and flaming saganaki cheese......what could be better....oh ...maybe the superhot bartender and his sultry new york accent?

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aybe whats driving this Greek mad is the fact that half of the menu here is Indian, owing to the origins of the two original owners. And despite the passing of its longtime owner-manager, the restaurant, now in his sons hands, remains one of the best restaurants in the region for both Greek and Indian fare. The new generation has wisely decided not to change the menu, which has stayed satisfyingly consistent over three decades. A popular appetizer here is the Greek saganaki: kaseri cheese fried crisp and delivered to the table flaming. For a quick overview of Greek cuisine, try the mezedakia appetizer for two, a sampler that includes dolmades, spanakopita Greek meatballs and gyros slices with tomatoes and onions, feta cheese, Greek olives and pita. Indian entrees include lamb and spinach curry and shrimp-chicken goa. Desserts run from baklava to American favorites like cheesecake.

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★★★★★

aybe whats driving this Greek mad is the fact that half of the menu here is Indian, owing to the origins of the two original owners. And despite the passing of its longtime owner-manager, the restaurant, now in his sons hands, remains one of the best restaurants in the region for both Greek and Indian fare. The new generation has wisely decided not to change the menu, which has stayed satisfyingly consistent over three decades. A popular appetizer here is the Greek saganaki: kaseri cheese fried crisp and delivered to the table flaming. For a quick overview of Greek cuisine, try the mezedakia appetizer for two, a sampler that includes dolmades, spanakopita Greek meatballs and gyros slices with tomatoes and onions, feta cheese, Greek olives and pita. Indian entrees include lamb and spinach curry and shrimp-chicken goa. Desserts run from baklava to American favorites like cheesecake.

Pros: Menu Offerings, Atmosphere, Affordable

Cons: none really

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Always a great meal here, even if service is spotty at times. The avgolemono soup is WONDERFUL, and as a former "picky" eater, that says a lot! This restaurant can be romantic, and can also be a good place for a large group because the structure is divided up into a few different levels, not all on one floor. The greek meatballs are GREAT!

Good parking behind the restaurant and on-street parking.

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★★★★☆

Always a great meal here, even if service is spotty at times. The avgolemono soup is WONDERFUL, and as a former "picky" eater, that says a lot! This restaurant can be romantic, and can also be a good place for a large group because the structure is divided up into a few different levels, not all on one floor. The greek meatballs are GREAT!

Good parking behind the restaurant and on-street parking.

Pros: quality food

Cons: sometimes, spotty, service

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I have frequented this place for years.
The food is always so fresh, so delicious and arranged so well. And the setting even though it has never changed.....romantic, yet comfortable.
And....the fare is so reasonable!

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★★★★★

I have frequented this place for years.
The food is always so fresh, so delicious and arranged so well. And the setting even though it has never changed.....romantic, yet comfortable.
And....the fare is so reasonable!

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Good food and cheery atmosphere - dishes are well-prepared and delicious.

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★★★★☆

Good food and cheery atmosphere - dishes are well-prepared and delicious.

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What a horrible thought, but I've always said if I come to a point where I could I have one last meal, this would be it. The Chicken Maharajah is the best food I've ever eaten. The Pakoras are something not to be missed. Leave the Greek menu alone--experience the Indian!! We live in Akron and will make the drive just to eat, turn around and go back home. I beg the owner for the recipe. Top notch food. Sometimes the service is lacking, but can be overlooked because of the food quality.

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★★★★★

What a horrible thought, but I've always said if I come to a point where I could I have one last meal, this would be it. The Chicken Maharajah is the best food I've ever eaten. The Pakoras are something not to be missed. Leave the Greek menu alone--experience the Indian!! We live in Akron and will make the drive just to eat, turn around and go back home. I beg the owner for the recipe. Top notch food. Sometimes the service is lacking, but can be overlooked because of the food quality.

Pros: Different, Variety

Cons: Too far for me, Service is lacking

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Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Full, unusual menu and wine list. Servings are generous (expect to take some home) served hot and fresh. Wonderful service. Romantic. During summer, sit near the street inside with the windows open and watch the world go by.

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★★★★★

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Full, unusual menu and wine list. Servings are generous (expect to take some home) served hot and fresh. Wonderful service. Romantic. During summer, sit near the street inside with the windows open and watch the world go by.

Pros: Generous Portions, Great Variety, Great Service

Cons: Occasionally crowded

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The Mad Greek---owing to the split personality of the Greek and Indian menu---looks more Greek than anything inside, with blue-green floor tiles and white stucco walls. The list of appetizers makes it a favorite for small plates. Try the…

 

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