Kismet Mediterranean Grill
Excellent food (big portions) and great service. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back again.
Sad (but understandable) that we were the only ones there. But, as always, the food and service were top notch.
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
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.
Food is consistent and delicious. Have the soup, the hummus! Love Kismet!
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.
The food was amazing. Very authentic Mediterranean dishes. The atmosphere is very nice and service was great. Will definitely go back.
Very pleasant dinner with good, attentive service and very good food.
Food was excellent as always. Wine pours were unusually short. We should have bought a bottle.
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+.
Truly enjoyed the meal. Presentation was outstanding. Service was excellent
Wonderful food that reminded me of Grandma’s cooking. The service was great.
Our server was excellent and so was the food. We had a great experience!
Great food. Good wine list. Interesting beers. We always have a great time
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.
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.
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.
Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very good
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.
Always a delight! Food was awesome!
Always an excellent meal and excellent service! Love this place!
Great server and great food! Highly recommended
The meal was well paced, the food was terrific and the wait staff was attentive. We will go back again.
Excellent food, presentation and service. Worth searching for a parking space if you love authentic Mediterranean food. Coming back again and again!
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!
Every time I come here I think that I need to visit more often.
We came from the airport. We wanted freshly prepared food and good wine and a fair price.
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!
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!
food was excellent; service was great. we'll be back.