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  • Address:
    501 Fell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Mazzat Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mazzatsf.com
  • Phone: (415) 525-3901
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laguna
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mazzat
A Lebanese restaurant in Hayes Valley.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ambience is all right. Food was lackluster. Not bad, but nothing special. Multiple dishes, especially the fried cheese, had little fibers in them - maybe an HVAC problem in the kitchen? The eggplant app was good. Service was just OK - our apps, salads and entrees all arrived at the same moment. Next time I would just go for drinks and apps."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Interesting food with generous portions. Our server was dry pleasant and helpful. Stick with the American & French wines."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We go to the symphony and jazz center often and wanted to branch out from our regular haunts. We were very pleasantly surprised. Mazzat has an upbeat feel and the service was very good. They knew we had a concert to attend and everything was on time and unrushed. The wine list is interesting--some good Lebanese wines, beers, etc. and the menu is quite extensive. A great list of small plates, both hot and cold, and then some very well prepared and presented traditional entrees. My wife and i split 3 small plates and one entree and it was just the right amount of food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I am crazy about Mediterranean food and liked Mazzat. The food is fresh and abundantly flavorful. The atmosphere is casual and has great street views from windows all around which help to give a more open feel to an otherwise small-ish dining room that can get a bit noisy. The service was so friendly and accomodating. If you are in the neighborhood, go for it! If you like this cuisine, I think you'll like Mazzat."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place was a VERY amazing surprise. We wanted to try something new and decided to stop into the first place we saw. WOW ! This place is amazing ! The star is beyond friendly and the food was amazing ! Tasty and all fresh ! Put this on your list of restaurants to try ! You'll be glad you did !"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Tucked in on a busy corner, Mazzat has wonderful Lebanese cuisine. The service that we had was great, making good suggestions and not allowing us to order too much. Definitely will return"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It took a long time for the food to come. My soup was cold but I didn't have time to send it back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The sampler platter simply can't be beat $18 and almost a full meal for two"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Only reason we went was because it was convenient to the Opera House. Service is friendly but disorganized, and food is hit and miss. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place was amazing! The food was awesome and the service was on point. We ordered the Mazzat platter and it was plenty of food for two people. We finished everything and had to have dessert. Recommend to all foodies!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Mazzat is a cozy little Lebanese restaurant/wine bar. 4 of us shared the Mazzat platter (3 cold small plates +3 hot small plates and pita bread) and got a nice variety with reasonable-to-generaous portions of each item. We were all full and happy by the end of our meal. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "What more to say? Had a reservation on open table, got to restaurant, and we were told they didn't have a spot for us. What's the point of our open table reservation?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a small-ish restaurant with a nice neighborhoody feel. Dined there before the SF Ballet. The food was tasty, reasonably priced, and fresh. I had the Beirut salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions) and the Ouzi appetizer (rice with tiny lamb flecks and a yogurt sauce), which were both yummy. We tried the Lebanese coffee, too, which had a pleasant kick."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The halloumi was cold, and sliced so thinly one could see through it. Never have i had this dish so poorly executed, and it's, fried cheese with lemon..... Not a tough one... The Warek Enab aka dolmas, were ok, not as good as homemade, no spices to be tasted or seen, but the rice was cooked and the leaves were not mushy. The arnabeet was cold and the fried cauliflower was old, limp and mushy. Lacking flavor and texture. The Rahib, ehhh we were not fond of this.. Had one bite each. Bitter, again, mushy, and lacking depth of flavor.. Batata Harra was reminiscent of Kate's Kitchens breakfast potatoes with hot sauce, boring.. Our waiter was very nice, as was the rest of the staff. However, the food was sub-par."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "great food. only thing missing is a little better decor/ambiance"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We were in a hurry and had time for only appetizers. The wait staff was incredibly helpful and quick, the atmosphere pleasant. Unfortunately, the 6 appetizers the waiter recommended all turned out to be some form of hummus which made for a rather boring meal."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great for dinner before the ballet. The small plates work well for a group and there are a number of vegetarian options."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent Middle Eastern food in a very pleasant atmosphere, reasonably priced within walking distance of Davies Hall. This is our second visit and both times we've walked away happy and really full! We also bring our own wine, which keeps the price down. I know tabbouli salad is a common dish, but it's delicious here -- so fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The manager came to our table to explain why they could not serve the arugula, but she stayed too long. The servers interrupted our table conversation several times to clear plates. They seemed more interested in clean up than the customers comfort and enjoyment."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Good service... Way way way overpriced. Platters are not worth it and not filling. Good is ok. Out meal was 40 dollars each and was worth 15"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We ordered the Mezze plate for two on Valentine's day pre-concert. We liked it very much, and thought the service was fine as well, although there were a few small mix-ups that were quickly resolved. All in all, we enjoyed ourselves and would go back pre-concert/when we are in Hayes Valley neighborhood another time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Mazzat for an intimate dinner on Valentines Day, and it was lovely. The food is fresh & exquisite to taste, and the menu is affordably priced. The hot & cold starters offer you a great chance to sample all kinds of Lebanese flavors. We tried 4 starters & shared one dinner entrees. This was ample for two hungry people. Likely a place you'd go numerous times and try different things for a slightly varied experience. The pace of the meal was very nice. The service was friendly, but our server seemed a little scattered due a packed and lively restaurant. This was not a problem, love was in the air, and the overall ambiance of this small, intimate gem in Hayes Valley delivers. I'd recommend trying the Lebanese red wine with your meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "he space is a bit small, so any group over 4 would probably be a bit much. If you're a big meat eater, your best bet may be to order a completely separate meat dish, as most of the smaller dishes don't carry much meat at all. Of all the dishes, I would probably say the hot, roasted eggplant was my favorite because it carried the most flavor. I was a little underwhelmed by the lamb and rice. It smelled great, but there really wasn't much flavor in the dish. Overall, though, I was really satisfied with the quality of the food. I do wish they gave more pita bread to start though..."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was my third time there and the food is OK. The service is good. The restaurant has tables that are too close to each other for me. I understand why but I do not like having my chair on top of the diner next to me. Also, it get cold inside quickly because the front door doesn't close by itself. Staff are attentive to it when they can be but it would be good for them to fix it. It's such a small space that you feel the draft immediately even if you aren't seated near the door. For the price, I can find better places with better food. I do like the staff - they are very helpful and kind."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Nothing was superlative, but everything was completely satisfactory. I'd been driving past this cafe for a decade (when it was something else) and I really enjoyed walking over and enjoying a meal in their vibrant and convivial dining room. Everyone was having a good time."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "If you want something different this is the place."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We picked the restaurant because (1) it was kind of near the Orpheum (2) it had good reviews and (3) we thought Lebanese food might be fun. The food was really great, interesting flavors, nicely cooked. The lamb was meltingly tender. The eggplant appetizer and the cheese appetizer were delicious. The waiter was friendly, honest and helpful about various choices, and not overbearing. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Go to Mazzat if you're looking for delicious, high quality Mediterranean cuisine with a warm ambiance and service with a smile. My friends and I got the Mazzat platter and split 3 hot and 3 cold dishes. All dishes were freshly prepared with high quality ingredients - this was evident in the subtle yet tasty flavors that emerged through all of the food. Unlimited pita refills allowed us to mop up each lovely mazzat. Great spot for small groups, dates, or family get togethers - everyone will be satisfied!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My son and I love middle eastern food and were looking for a pre- opera dinner. After thanksgiving we wanted something lighter. The 18.00 3 hot/3cold Appetizer was perfect! The restaurant is noisy so if you want conversation be prepared to shout. Wait staff is responsive and friendly. Will defiantly return."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Terrific service and food. Even the Lebanese wine was quite exceptional! We had the mezze platter for 3 and had more than enough food. Beware, the spicy hummus is truly spicy! We had a very nice exchange with the owner who convinced us to try the Lebanese Red Wine and we ended up buying a bottle. Look for a Lebanese Wine Bar/Lounge opening on Van Ness near Eddy sometime next year."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Terrific menu - plenty of choices. Everything we had was tasty, but both the bamieh (okra w lamb) and the zaatar flatbread needed salt. The knafe dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "There is a 10 minute rule. I was 15 minutes late because the SF Orchestra played a little long. Table was gone and we had to eat at the bar."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This was the 4th or 5th time we have dined here and it's consistently good. The owner was present and greeted us warmly as "regulars" and detailed his plans for an additional restaurant (wine lounge) on Van Ness. We very much enjoyed several smaller plates--the shrimp, the spicy potatoes, the haloumi cheese, and, of course, the hummus to start. My spouse also had the date muffin (quite small) for dessert. Wines by the glass are a generous pour and the prices overall are very reasonable. It's close enough to the civic center to enjoy a meal here before a symphony or opera performance."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I recommend it without any condition. Just a little noisy."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Very convenient before a ballet, opera or symphony. The food is great, there's a variety to choose from (I suggest sharing multiple small plates) and the service is very good."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We wanted to try both the Lebanese beer and wine and they were out of both?! The food was just okay even though we ordered all the "best" things the waiter recommended. The restaurant was almost totally empty and now I know why. We won't be back"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Mazzat offers a wide variety of tasty Lebanese dishes with two-thirds of the menu devoted to either hot or cold appetizers. it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood for pre-theater dining. The hummus with pita squares is a generous portion (very suitable for sharing) of a smooth rendition that is light on the garlic. We also sampled the ouzi--a delicate and delicious cake of steamed rice with beef and lamb--and the green beans with diced tomatoes. The beans were too soft and the dish lacked seasoning. The baklava for dessert was two small triangles and good, but not the best I've had. There is a good selection of wines by the glass."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Background: Party of 1 with theater tix. Strike 1: 2 parties ahead of me were told they'd have to sit at bar-style tables rather than cafe tables since they didn't have reservations. I had reserved but was still put at a bar table. Strike 2: Took 10 minutes for someone to take my drink order. In the meantime the table next to me was waited on by 2 waiters, who each brought them the same drink order (they sent the 2nd order back). Strike 3: I tried to order the Mazzat platter but was told that at least 2 people had to order it. The menu doesn't say this, and no alternatives were offered. Strike 4: It took 20 minutes to get the check after my table was cleared. Strike 4: Another 10 minutes to get my credit card charged. Strike 5: bland food."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "This place was good a few months ago Food was not at all good this time. Poor preparation all around."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Some good starters, others are good but not authentic. It is just for starters. Lebanese Deserts were not good at all. Table are small for mezze,not much space for 4 people to enjoy."
    Dined on 8/20/2013