Ayse Meze Lounge
Delicious Mediterranean Cusine!We had a great dinner on Mother's Day. I love all the different choices and everything is so flavorful and fresh. The service was friendly and helpful. Nice variety of wines from different locations around the world.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little placeMy wife and I were in Frederick for a day of antique shopping Mother's Day weekend. I found this place through reviews on the web, all of which were glowing. They were right, we had a really great lunch. Everything we ordered was outstanding. The waiter was great, too,5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Regina, was extremelyOur server, Regina, was extremely helpful and knowlegable. She is an expert server.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always its a great diningAs always its a great dining experience!! So good to have such a great place in Frederick among so many mediocre restaurants. The changing daily menu is delightful.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal and experience!My wife and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed our dinner here on Friday night! The menu was expansive. Food was fantastic! The atmosphere was energetic and enjoyable! Service was great! The prices were pretty fair as well! We will definitely be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to try turkishGreat place to try turkish food. Nice romantic setting. Good for special ocassions.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThird VisitThis past Saturday was my third visit. I made a reservation and got there a little early. the hostess said she would seat us at our reserved time. In the meantime we sat at the bar and had a cocktail. When the hostess was leading us to our table, she noticed that another customer had walked in and sat down. We said, that is ok, we will take another table, so she was escorting us to another table and noticed another customer walked in and took that one as well. We ended up waiting about 10 minutes for another table . We received a complimentary appetizer for having to wait. All the hostesses, server and manager were determined we had pleasant experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't wait to go backCan't pronounce a thing on the menu, but I can't wait to go back. We asked the server for suggestions and she was spot on. The bar seating area was a little loud for romance but very open and well lit. The dinning room and outdoor seating were more quiet. Try the flaming cheese dish. Great vegetarian dishes too5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Every dish we have had has been outstanding, and the small portions allow us to try many.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMvery goodEnjoyed the vegetarian options and the cocktails were very good, albeit a little pricey.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for our 34th AnniversaryWent there for our 34th Anniversary. Everything was perfect!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, nice atmosphereNormally we are not big on a tapas style meal because it seems you pay a lot for small portions and don't truly get filled up unless you buy a lot of them. However we found the portions of this Meze to be quite nice. Expect to choose 3-4 dishes per person. Our waiter guided us well. My husband and I picked 7 - 1 dip, 1 pide (spinach, excellent), 3 veggie, 2 seafood + dessert, cookies, sorbet and 1 Turkish coffee. With 2 beers and all that food the bill came to $85 which we thought was quite reasonable and we were most definitely full!
The details of each dish were complex with delicate sauces and great flavor. Definitely a place for foodies.
The ambiance was lively, not quiet, but full of conversation. Tables were nicely appointed.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service.Amazing food and service. I would highly recommend Ayse Meze! The knowledge of the wait staff was great and they recommended a number of delicious items. Looking forward to my next visit.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA new gem in Frederick, MD!We loved the relaxed feeling when you come into Ayse Meze. It is relaxed yet vibrant ... the food list was very extensive and authentic tastes. It covers a wide range variety of food and wine across the Med countries. The service was excellent well-timed and attentive, the water was topped off regularly. We enjoyed the meal starting with raki and with a variety of appetizers, hummus, pita, veggies, meats, salads and ended with homemade pistachio ice cream and baklava with Turkish coffee. We highly recommend this new found gem in Frederick, MD.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Excellent!!! NeverAlways Excellent!!! Never disappoints!!! The nightly specials are wonderful. Dishes you seldom find on other menus. Excellent servers and management who care about giving their dinners a great dining experience. I can't rave too much about the place. Having spent a lot of time in Greece and Turkey, I can say that Ayse rivals anyplace Ive dined there. Wife and I eat there almost weekly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were looking for a placeWe were looking for a place where we could eat healthy as in lots of vegetables, etc., and we were not disappointed. Anyone can prepare vegetables, right? But this place makes them taste great with artful presentations as well. The wines seemed mostly from places like Greece, Israel, Turkey and other countries in the region so we had the waiter recommend one for us. It was simply wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive. I also had a lamb souvlaki just to get a little meat and it was very good. We recommend their brussel sprouts dish - I never knew I could enjoy brussel sprouts!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Everything thatGreat food. Everything that we tried was wonderful.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat variety and everythingGreat variety and everything tastes great.
The only negative I can think is that their specialty, some kind of cheese they light on fire at the table, fills the dining room with a burnt oil smell. People seem to enjoy it, it's just not for me.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood neighborhood restaurantThis was our first experience at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and the taste of the food. We shared among four people. We thoroughly enjoyed the Bronzino which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. we also shared the Brussels sprouts, the pedi (like pita pockets), the shish kebab and our dessert, baklava. We only had two complaints -the extra charge for any bread beyond the first basket, and the fact that they were out of a lot of the special wines (two out of five of the red wines anyone white wine). This was at 6pm so it was quite early to be out of so much. however , what we did have was quite good and we plan to return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. Must try the pistachioFantastic. Must try the pistachio ice cream. My favorite dining terrace in frederick. It was loud because we were laughing so hard.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new edition to the FrederickGreat new edition to the Frederick restaurant scene! Excellent service, excellent food! There is a wide variety of menu items, sure to please everyone! They also have a great selection of vegetarian and gluten-free items. Can't wait to return!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI literally dreamed aboutI literally dreamed about the meal I had there, will be going back, and soon! Every dish was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMarvelous Gem in FrederickAyse Meze is amazing!!!! They serve meze which ranges from small to medium size tapa style dishes which cover every possible taste preference. We had vegetarians dining with us and they had absolutely no problem finding something yummy like...carrot fritters! Their claim to fame is the flaming cheese which is remarkable and brussel sprouts which are the best ever! They have a lounge, a lovely dining room and a large outside patio which gives the diner a wide selection. Try it! You will love it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is delicious. WeThe food is delicious. We love the tapas portions. The server was very pleasant and helpful with his wine and food recommendations.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time diner here. VeryFirst time diner here. Very good meal and great service. Extensive menu. You'll need help from the server making first time selections. Scallops were excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!As we entered the restaurant it was apparent that it was to be a beautiful evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, the ambiance perfect. The menu was extensive and everything we ordered was superb. We would have appreciated the food coming out of the kitchen a bit slower, but it was probably something we could have avoided by ordering two items at a time and then placing the next order. Absolutely an excellent restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second meal here.This was our second meal here. Chef Rick never disappoints!
Our kids are foodies too and sharing and tasting each dish together is so much fun.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMix review: An okay placeI am not a fan of "tapas-style" restaurants. But, we tried the restaurant based on some reviews. The food was good but not outstanding. The hummus lacked flavor. The lentil and tomato soup were FANTASTIC. The lab skewer had no flavor. Their bread with cheese and meat was outstanding. The coffee custard was superb! The service was fantastic. The waitress are well trained and know their dishes. Overall a nice place to have a relax dinner. But, the flavor of some dishes were disappointing.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never failsThis restaurant never fails to please. The food is excellent with many exotic daily specials that you don't normally find in restaurants in the US. The service is friendly and very efficient, First rate. The wine list could be better.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place but Hold on to Y'r CoatWe had an excellent experience and found the experience well worth a drive from Hanover, MD (about 49 minutes). Our daughter married into a family with roots in Cyprus, and so we have pretty high expectations for Turkish food; we were not disappointed. The many appetizers are worth eating as your main course, but the entres were very well turned out. The only downside was someone left a size 6 Halston coat and took the wife's size Small LL Bean coat. We're hoping they realize their mistake; the coat hooks are in a common area near reception.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Ayse. It was just a good as the first. Nice atmosphere and good food. We had our two girls with us ages 6 and 9 and they enjoyed the food.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique to FrederickThis restaurant is definitely something Frederick has been lacking for a while. The menu is varied so a foodie can have a field day but someone like myself, who prefers the more everyday fare is perfectly happy as well. The desserts are to die for, and the service is great! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM