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The Med - 24 Reviews - 420 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (801) 493-0100

The Med

420 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 493-0100
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The Med - Salt Lake City, UT


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I still love this place after all these years, their menu could be a tad smaller to save them a little money, the wait staff is way better than it was 4 years ago...great job guys...


Strange non authentic, random decor inside and out. Our booth had seen better days, as we had to shove the cushion filling back in to sit. The humus tasted like it came out of a...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/18/2013

Went here last night for the first time. Food was very good. \r Really pleased with service from Tanya. I'd go back in a minute .....and probably will. more

Excellent Food and Lots of Charm and Ambiance!! 11/20/2012

The Med has tender & delicious food, and I have had friendly waiters to serve me. I enjoy my excursions there. Almost every time I have tried a new entree, I have found a new delicious favorite! My favorites are the Turkish Yogert Pasta, Pesto Marinara Pasta, and the Mediteranian Plater. The portions are big, and I enjoy taking some home to enjoy later. The decor is unique and charming. I will be inviting my girlfriends to the Med for a treat over the holidays. I love the Med! I am looking forward to visiting you again soon! Pros: Excellent Food, Large Portions, Lots of Choices more

Shabby, DRABBY, and refused to accept pre-paid coupon. 5/14/2012

My husband and I chose this diner for our anniversary meal during a stay at the Armstrong Mansion (highly recommended) which came with credit to restaurant(com) After printing our coupon we made the trip to The Med only to find a shabby exterior, and a poorly presented sign on the door stating they are no longer affiliated with restaurant(com) and that we, the customers, had to contact them for a refund. WHAT AN OUTRAGE! We had JUST printed the coupon and their location was a featured restaurant on the website- their contract with the site was certainly not up. We went inside to explain that we had purchased our voucher just moments ago only to hear a rant from the man behind the counter-presumably the owner-about how he only intended to have the offer for a month and the site had swindled him into a 3 month contract. From a customer service standpoint-we shouldn't have to hear it! Also, if they accidentally entered a contract with the website, that is THEIR mistake, the customers-PAYING CUSTOMERS- should not be held accountable. Learn to read the fine print and treat new-comers to great service! Take responsibility for the mistake and certainly don't expect a little sign on your door declaring you're unaffiliated-to go down. Will ABSOLUTELY never be back, the place was just as ghetto inside as it was outside, nothing fantastic about the smell, and decor consisted of plastic wind-mils, a jungle of fake plants, and tacky flags. Save your money for better places and a better atmosphere. We ate at Thai Garden on 9th and 9th-opposite in every way! more

:-) 3/31/2012

I still love this place after all these years, their menu could be a tad smaller to save them a little money, the wait staff is way better than it was 4 years ago...great job guys.! more


I love this place. I lived in the middle east in the 70's while my dad was there on business and this place is such a tribute to the fantastic food from the middle east! Try their humus! It is great!. I love the kabobs and there is always friendly service. This is truly a hidden secret for Salt Lake City!! We LOVE IT! The food is excellent! I always eat too much! I read some of the NOT so good reviews......what a crime, they certainly didnt know GREAT FOOD when they had it!!!!............maybe because they have never been out of UTAH!!!!! Thanks! more

Shameful 1/20/2012

I came here to celebrate a special occassion [now called - The Med - Old World Cafe]. I ordered the meat stew. It came with just 3 tiny tiny pieces of beef. For the price tag of $12, this was unacceptable. The waitress was great and took my complaint to the kitchen. To our astonishment, the kitchen refused to acknowledge and was told to inform our party that we would get no more meat! The kind waitress was almost ashamed to inform us of this. I tried complaining to the owners using the webform on their webpage, but never got a response from them. So, bottom line, if you want to visit a shoddy run restaurant, that cares more about making a profit than their customer, go to this place. I will never be going there again! more

Not European! mostly Middle Eastern and greek 8/22/2011

they claim to be a european restaurant but their menu is not recognize by europeans! its mostly Middle Eastern and some greek. \r more

yum! 6/19/2011

We go here a lot! Always good and super friendly staff! more

A little more... 4/15/2011

I have been looking for a place in Utah that has good Mediterranean food... Middle eastern food... I like this restaurant because they are the closest I have found to middle eastern food, but if there was any competition I would probably not go back. I love your persian dishes, but the last jujeh kabob I had was raw in the middle... I do not believe in causing scene so I kept quiet. and I ask you to please do something about your turkish coffee... its embarrassing... and the waitress... the older lady, she has problems with the kitchen which she needs to resolve on her own time... we had her once and she was having issues with the kitchen and it was a little embarrassing to have to listen to it in-front of people who were my guests... more

Run for the Hills 6/23/2009

Strange non authentic, random decor inside and out. Our booth had seen better days, as we had to shove the cushion filling back in to sit. The humus tasted like it came out of a can, the same can be said for the dolmas. The shrimp dish was overpriced and served with a few extra small shrimp, and the saffron sauce had a strange taste. We didn't try the kabob which some people seem to like, but I doubt I would go back to try it. Pros: Eggplant and Dill Rice Cons: Rundown, poor quality middle eastern food! more

Never again, Cafe Med 3/10/2009

Where have you gone, Cafe Med? You used to be such a nice place. Several years ago I would be greeted warmly and treated nicely. On your bad days I may have to had to wait a little longer for service or a table, but you were always courteous. Now, even on a typical night I waited fifteen minutes before our server even came to us. This happened twice in the last three times (and trust me, they represent the LAST time I will go to your restaurant). The last time - barely last week, we were seated and we waited. We waited and waited and waited until we asked the busser where our waitress was. We watched him go back - get our waitress who peaked behind the partition and sort of gave a face when told we needed service. \r \r The waitress was not familiar with the menu - not familiar with how to pronounce the dishes. We ordered drinks, hummus, and dinner with salads and sat back. Hummus came, no salads. No waitress. Meals came. Mine was cold and bland. I usually love their Moussaka as it is usually very flavorful. This looked like something Gordon Ramsey would center an entire show around how to avoid. I'm not sure if it was just prepared a long time before it was cooked or cooked a long time before it was served. Either way it did not represent the quality of food that I remembered. \r \r Then the salads came. More excuses as to why they didn't come before the meal. I really don't care WHY you failed to do your job. But blaming it on anyone but YOURSELF is tacky! Then she had to get the right dressing. Then we got to wait another ten to fifteen minutes for the check. \r \r This place used to be great - it used to be somewhere I loved to experience. What happened?! Pros: A past history of great food Cons: A current 2/3 record of really horrible food/service. more

Great food, lousy service 2/13/2009

When we first got to Cafe Med the hostess was very nice and helpful. However we waited at our table for more then 10 minutes until another waiter (not the moron we would be stuck with) asked us if we needed menus. another 5 minutes and our waiter asked us if we wanted anything to drink. After ordering our appetizer and food got to us in a timely manner, but getting that waiter to even look at us with something other then utter disdain was difficult as was trying to get him to stop to refill our glasses or give us our check. Needless to say we left no tip for the shlop.\r \r Despite this sub-standard creaton of a waiter. The food was excellent and is worth wading through the poor service. Our appetizer almost a meal within itself. The rice was cooked to perfection and the meat, delectable. My wife had the curry pasta which really had a rich and full flavor and just enough kick.\r \r At the end I had to stand up and actually grab our waiter by the arm as he had ignored us by passing by our table several times as I tried to hail him.\r \r All in all our experence with our brain dead waiter didn't ruin the evening, and we'll probably go back for the food but if we get our bald self-absorbed waiter next time we'll be asking for a new table and waiter. Pros: Amazing food and a wide range of interisting selection of dishes make choosing a delight Cons: Poor service and a cheep decor more

Lousy food with mediocre service, and a horrible atmosphere. 12/15/2008

So to preface this review, I have had a fair amount of Mediterranean food. Not a great amount, but I have sampled a good many dishes from restaurants both in and out of the state. This was by far the worst I have been too. The servers, while friendly were not professional, which is not a huge problem, but it should be known. The food was horrible. I ordered the moussaka and the ground beef tasted like a cheap hamburger ground up, and the supposed lamb was nowhere to be seen. The falafel patties were ok, but again, not great. The whole time we were dining, some guy (they wouldn't let me type the word I originally selected) was on the phone talking to various people loudly and obnoxiously. He kept claiming to be a friend of the chef, who later confirmed this claim by coming out and chatting with the gentleman. No one ever told the man he should hang up the phone, even though all the tables around him hurried and left. I would recommend Mazza to anyone looking for a good Middle Eastern meal. Pros: The falafels were alright, and there was potential for a decent restaurant. Cons: everything else. Service, food, price was too high for such lousy food. more

Good food nonexistant service 7/11/2008

My GF and I went in for lunch looking for a better falafel or more authentic Greek Food than we have found in UT. We both enjoyed our entrees, The portabello sandwich was excellent and very flavorful, the Chicken Gyro had a great charred flavor on the meat. The falafel appetizer was just okay, I suspect the falafels came prepared in a frozen and just fried. Since a good falafel is why we came to try this place we were disappointed.\r \r The service is another matter. I just wanted water but my girlfriend ordered lemonade. It never arrived but our waiter was so scarce by the time he came she had changed her mind and did not want to order it again. Long before our entree arrived our water glasses were empty, which the waiter noticed and said he would be right back with water. It took him quite a while to return. After eating and waiting probably five minutes for our table to be cleared, a check, anything, I asked another server for our check. Our server came out with carrying a bunch of food but managed to grab the check presenter and drop it on the table. After waiting another while we just walked to the cash register to pay and get out. This server was in the wrong field, he did not have the attention span to be waiting tables.\r \r We also found the ambiance lacking. It looks like a Pizza Hut with some fake plastic orange wood-like paneling on the low roof, with chotchkies in every nook trying for character. It was fairly loud.\r \r The food was good but we realize we will probably have to stay at home for good falafels and decent service while in Utah. Pros: Food was good Cons: No ambiance, poor service, tacky interior more

Great food! Great customer service! 10/15/2007

Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Food portions are large so plan on take-home. Vegan friendly :-) more

Amazing pastas, unique dishes 10/11/2007

Everything I've had at Cafe Med is absolutely delicious, from the homemade salad dressings to the saffron ice cream. Try the appetizer platter for a fun Mediterranean variety. Their Baba Ganooj is especially tasty. Their stews are very unique and flavorful. My husband loves the Pakistani food and I love the pastas. The pesto mushroom ravioli is one of the best dishes I've had at a restaurant. Their Italian sausage pasta is another one of my favorites. All of the dishes are served with warm flatbread. I find the eclectic atmosphere very charming and cozy. You won't be disappointed if you try this place! Pros: Everything is delicious, fun atmosphere Cons: slow service more

best food ever 8/3/2007

i love this restaurant, great atmosphere, delicious food, \r would go there every day, anything you order tastes good more

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Good Middle Eastern/Persian 8/22/2006

Ate the appetizer sampler for lunch. The Moosir is a nice contrast to Tzatziki, and with excellent hummus. Puts Mazza to shame. Stuffed grape leaves were cold and sour/astringent. Not to my taste. Good bread. \r \r I liked the place when it was a blue collar greek place, but it's since gone upscale and more Persian. Worth exploring the menu further. Pros: Great tasting food Cons: Dumpy exterior and parking, pricy more

Exploding flavors 3/16/2006

My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant as a result of finding reviews on the web. Now we talk about how bland American food. As you taste all of the wonderful spices and sauces here, we continue wanting to come back and try new dishes. However, the portions are so big, it seems anymore that we both have to share a dish or plan on days of left-overs. We did have one poor service experiences when the staff was dealing with a large group, but once they discovered the error they were very accomodating. Pros: taste, value more
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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Salt Lake