Kismet Mediterranean Grill

4.7
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30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
A delicious taste of the Mediterranean in Albany/NY
What 30 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (big portions) and great service. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back again.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad (but understandable) that we were the only ones there. But, as always, the food and service were top notch.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Cozy atmosphere, wonderful, friendly service and delicious food. The chef's family recipe red lentil soup alone was worth the trip, and the lamb shish kabob was perfect
We can't wait to go back

CC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere is always excellent. We love going here with other couples because of the relaxed atmosphere and the background noise allows you to have a conversation without competing to be heard.

MG
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is consistent and delicious. Have the soup, the hummus! Love Kismet!

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Visited Kismet on a Thursday with friends and we were all very happy with our dinners. Chicken Gyro, Beef Gyro and an appetizer of 3 choices of Greek sauces with toasted pita. Told my husband how much we liked it and he wanted to try it, so we went with a friend and again, very delicious all around. Wine pour is a bit short Other than that, awesome.

JM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Very authentic Mediterranean dishes. The atmosphere is very nice and service was great. Will definitely go back.

AA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner with good, attentive service and very good food.

BS
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Wine pours were unusually short. We should have bought a bottle.

m
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and myself had a first visit to this restaurant a few days back.
We both were very impressed by the little dining area. We do not prefer huge and noisy places. We were seated at a table by one of the 2 windows. There are also some booths along the interior wall of the restaurant.
Very clean place, in the dinning area as well as the bathroom.
We had hummus to share as an appetizer. The hummus was good but lacking the garlic touch that we were used to when The Hidden Corner in Delmar was in business. The pita bread that came with the hummus was the best! We were surprised to find on the check that a second basket of the pita, to be able to finish the hummus, was charged ($1.00).
For main plate my husband had the lamb and he enjoyed it very much. He loves lamb but at some restaurants in this area he finds the meat not to be the best quality. This lamb was very good quality. The presentation of the plate was elegant.
I, counting calories and carbs, had one appetizer as my dinner, it was the eggplant and I loved it. The only negative comment is that although the printed menu said it is served warm, it came not with uniform temperature. It was easy to guess that the serving was taken from the fridge and quickly warmed and not completely. Next time I will request to have it more on the hot side than the “warm” side.
My husband’s entree had a little salad on the side. He is not a salad fan so I had his salad. The vegetables were very fresh and chopped and THe DRESSING WAS DELICIOUS A simple dressing that the attendant told me was made of parsley, lemon and vinegar. It was transparent and light and one of the best dressings I have ever had.
The menu is small but offers to different preferences, including vegetarians like myself.
An inconvenient, associated with the location of the restaurant in Albany, is the parking availability. We could not find a parking space close to the restaurant.
Other than those 2 negatives, the restaurant is A+.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the meal. Presentation was outstanding. Service was excellent

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food that reminded me of Grandma’s cooking. The service was great.

JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and so was the food. We had a great experience!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good wine list. Interesting beers. We always have a great time

DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was enjoyable to eat. My wife ha Shish combo platter and I had gyro meat platter. Served hot and fresh. Service was good. Will return.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant street front restaurant. The food was perfectly spiced with good size portions. Service was prompt. While not cheap, this was good value for the money.

AG
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The appetizers were delicious but unfortunately the main dishes were a bit of a disappointment. All four of the appys we ordered though were incredible.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very good

RB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Shortly after we arrived, it became very busy. It took awhile before our order was taken due to only one server working the entire dining room.
She was calm and polite but it would have been a better dining experience if there was another person taking orders.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight! Food was awesome!

MB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal and excellent service! Love this place!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and great food! Highly recommended

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was well paced, the food was terrific and the wait staff was attentive. We will go back again.

SM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, presentation and service. Worth searching for a parking space if you love authentic Mediterranean food. Coming back again and again!

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is excellent and the staff treats everyone like family! I have brought a number of my friends and plan to bring more!

VK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here I think that I need to visit more often.

w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from the airport. We wanted freshly prepared food and good wine and a fair price.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an a absolutely wonderful time at Kismet. The food was delicious! Please try the Red Lentil Soup! Outstanding!
Two of us had the lamb chops which were falling off the bone tender and tasty!
The menu is simple but offers sufficient variety. Our waiter had only been there a week but he did an excellent job! Warm and considerate at all times.
Go and check this place out!

DM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Been to Kismet twice. This visit was for Father’s Day. Four adults and two children in our party. The food is excellent!!! The four adults had different dishes and we each loved them all. This was the first time I was there during such a busy time, on a Sunday and a favorite occasion. There was only one waitress and everything took way too long. Very difficult to wait for water, food, the check and for someone to take our credit card. They need more help especially on holidays. It a quaint, cozy place and I do recommend it, but not on a holiday!

p
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent; service was great. we'll be back.