meZ-Charlotte
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meZ-Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mezcharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7049712400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 4:00PM to 10:00PM. Fri/Sat 4:00PM to 11:00PM Late Night Menu Available after 10:00PM in the Lounge
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Anoosh Shariat
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether you're hosting a dinner party for 10 or a business reception for 50, you and your guests are sure to have a memorable experience using Mez restaurant catering. We can custom craft any type of menu and food selection to fit your needs, no matter what the event is. Please contact our Director of Catering for more information. 704-971-2401 or email inquiries to cateringsales@mezcharlotte.com
  • Private Party Facilities: ~Private and Semi-Private Dining Spaces Available~ Five luxury Theaters with stadium seating perfect for any size meetings, seminars and team building.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Young 7049712402
  • Entertainment: For entertainment schedule please visit us at www.mezcharlotte.com or add us on Facebook

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College and Trade
  • Public Transit: Light Rail "Arena" Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in the EpiCentre parking Garage 210 E.Trade Street (at the corner of College and trade). Please notify the parking attendants you are dining at Mez.
A word from meZ-Charlotte
Mez serves Global and American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, and its convenient location within the Epicentre invites guests to eat, stay and play. Chef Anoosh Shariat has been featured in USA Today, Food and Wine, the New York Daily News and Southern Living, and his diverse cooking experience in locales like Germany, Switzerland and the American Southwest inspires him to bring a world of flavor to the table. For a truly unique dining experience, check out the adjacent Epicentre Theaters, where you can enjoy cuisine from Mez while watching the latest feature films.
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meZ-Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The waiter was really cool.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The waiter was really cool. They are about to close and it was on the night of the ice storm so there weren't many people there. The food was ok, but I am a food snob. The hostess strangely seated us and said it was their last nIght open and they would be open again under a different business and then walked away. The awesome waiter finished it up but offering half price bottles of wine. Interesting night but the waiter was the highlight
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  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Caught dinner and a movie with my wife and left kids at home with their grandma! Great for date night! Salmon was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Miss Mez!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    I will definitely miss this place, but it was a great way to spend my last days with them. I have gone before for the movie theater, and club scene, but never ate their food. I had the 3 courses for Charlotte Restaurant Week and the menu had some great selections. I was catered to by Christopher who was quite the gentleman who recommend a great drink for me The Hidden Hibiscus. Too bad the amount wasn't enough even for 2 refills, but thank goodness for the free full glass of water. I had the pan seared crab cakes which was excellent with the whipped lemon cream. The main course, The Bouillabaisse, even the mussels and the scallops was very filling and I would try the dish again along with the Bread Pudding for dessert. Mez will be missed!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • What!
    KCeatworld
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Wow want a difference a few years makes,went to MEZ back in 2011 with a bunch of girlfriends. We had a nice time, good drinks and took in an movie while finishing dessert. So when Restaurant week/2013 came around and heard on the news about MEZ is closing, I jumped at the opportunity to show off this amazing place. What stated out as a romantic dinner, turned into "Baby, can we go home now." Food was iffy, I had the salmon, boyfriend had the steak. Both dishes left much to be desired. MEZ has seemed to have lost all of it luster, and sparkle. Very sad to see
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Farewell, Good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    MeZ was the first night scene I experienced when I moved to Charlotte 4 yrs ago. I loved the food and atmosphere. I always bring my out-of-town guests for lunch or dinner. I will miss MeZ, sorry to see you leave.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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  • Found out the restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Found out the restaurant was closing soon. From the time we arrived to getting our first drink was 1 hour. Food offered was not available ....substitutions were made,without letting us know and when we finally received dessert silverware it was,plastic,because,they had run out. A horrible experience.
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  • The food was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The food was good, but the service could have been better. We were seated for almost 15 minutes, then finally had to ask the bus boy whoour waiter was. That was completely unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was terrible -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Our service was terrible - extremely slow with no acknowledgement or apology. The waiter did not notice special requests, ie dressing on side of salad and they had to be sent back.
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  • Avoid this one.
    RicksReviewsVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Fairly disappointing. Food was poorly prepared, service was unattentive.
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  • Went there for the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Went there for the first time during Charlotte restaurant week. Was very impressed by the food, service, and ambiance. I will definitely go back. And definitely stay late next time for the night club
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • awesome time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    great place to celebrate a birthday for an adult friend...very nice time with my ladies!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of 6 with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We were a party of 6 with reservations at 9pm. We arrived at 9 after a movie and were seated quickly, restaurant was 1/2 full.. 4 salads delivered 10 minutes apart, no salt and pepper and no fresh ground pepper until 2nd salads arrived. No bread was available because they had run out and were waiting on more to defrost..exact comment by waiter. Penne ala vodka was flavorless and lamb was poorly trimmed and overlooked. Risotto as a side for 3 dishes was crunchy but finally something that was seasoned well! Sea bass and shrimp linguine were actually the best things on the table. Highlight of the meal was crime brûlée that was perfect! This was the second and probably last trip to Mez...very poor value for the quality of food
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  • Parking deck a little difficult
    Philly
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Parking deck a little difficult to park and then locate restaurant, but restaurant was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    My wife and I enjoyed Christmas dinner in meZ and had a wonderful meal. The food was well prepared and the portions were gracious. The staff did an excellent job and I look forward to coming back again for a regular dinner.
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    special occasion
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  • Good Nightlife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Mez is a great place for hanging out with friends. We dined in the restaurant. What I didn't like was that the bar menu was not served in the restaurant. I don't necessary agree but overall the place is nice. The bar and music is a mix of techno and pop. We had a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice food, but somewhat limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Nice food, but somewhat limited selection - the pork chop was great and the salmon was above average. Fun for a dinner before a movie in epicenter theater, but I probably wouldn't go through the parking hassle and what not just for Mez alone. That being said, I think the restaurant/theater/lounge is a pretty cool concept and a lot of fun when done as a full night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • A great date night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We had an excellent meal at Mez on Saturday night. My wife and I both went with the local fresh special which was the grilled mahi mahi. The fish was cooked perfectly as were the vegetable sides. The waiter let us know they get a whole mahi from the NC coast flown in and do all the cuts themselves. We substituted scallops for the shrimp which was a great choice. The portions were just the right size and we cleaned our plates. We were having a special night out so we had all courses and wine so it was a bit spendy but the food and service were excellent. The waiter was very personable, knowledgeable and flexible. The bar area was quite crowded but the dining area was quiet so we had the best of both worlds.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic
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  • The waitress was not doing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The waitress was not doing a good job.the salad dressing was watered.down..we had to ask for more drinks and assistance
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  • Great Atmosphere
    lafletch
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Had a great time and enjoyed the food as always. Watching a movie afterwards with my favorite cocktail never hurts either.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Normally I've enjoyed MeZ, but they've changed the menu quite a bit. If there is a new chef, he obviously doesn't smoke & may have possibly worked in a retirement home. I say this because the menu options seemed very Greek (not a bad thing), but everything was very bland & unseasoned. I rarely salt my food & my husband never does & we both were asking for the salt & pepper (as was the table next to us because we asked for their salt!) Service was good, but I doubt we'll be back again for awhile (at least until the menu is updated again)
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  • Food Mediocre at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We went to Mez for dinner before seeing a movie at the Epicenter. The atmosphere is fine, and the service was actually pretty good, but the food was not. Everything looked great, but it was mostly flavorless. The only positive review from our group of 6 was that the pizza crust was good. We will never eat here again.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    I've been to this restaurant several times now and have had the same experience each time. The service is good (attentive) but the food is not. The food lacks flavor and creativity. We sent our appetizer back twice and our entrees weren't any better. I decided against returning my entree as the options to "fix" the meal weren't optimal. I couldn't in good faith offer this restaurant as a recommendation. The meals are poorly prepared. The couple at the table next to us also complained about their food. The atmosphere in the restaurant is wonderful. I just wished the food followed suit. The waiter offered a dessert in good measure as a way to apologize for our dining experience but even the dessert was bad.
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  • The grilled salmon and beet
    ItalianFoodie1VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The grilled salmon and beet risotto was delicious. Nice quiet place to go for business lunches during the work week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Unique Experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    The food was good, but a bit overpriced for what was served. Server took my date's food and disposed of with out asking if she wanted it boxed up to go, she did. 18% gratuity was added for a party of two. Parking validation was not offered. Ambiance was great for a romantic night out.
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    romantic
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  • Everything was great. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Everything was great. Food was very tasty but the menu was limited. Adding a few more options would make it perfect!
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  • I've dine at mex a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    I've dine at mex a few times and each time we are always so happy with the ambiance and service there. Grat music filters in to the dinning area from the open lounge. The room design and set up is great for a romantic dinner or even for a group of friends. The food is to die for and after you can chill and have an drink in the lough and the outside balcony. We keepcoming back because the Mez is the place place to be!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • DNC week, only people in dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    DNC week, only people in dining room. Food was not as good as price.
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  • The food was just terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    The food was just terrible. I don't know if I ordered a dud dish or if it was prepared incorrectly, but it was flavorless. Great service.
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  • It was a nice experience just
    Greedy
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    It was a nice experience just not exactly what I expected.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my wife, very knowledgeable
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Took my wife, very knowledgeable waiter, wife's pizza was ok, her wine (suggested by waiter) was perfect. I had the special: salmon on beet risotto (sp?); best meal I've had for quite awhile. VERY NICE TIME UPTOWN CHARLOTTE.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was outstanding. I think
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    Food was outstanding. I think our waiter was new and made several mistakes (forgot about an ordered cocktail, forgot bread, etc). Otherwise, a great place for casual to business dining.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great food, server with an attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    I really enjoyed the food at Mez. As a diner from out of town, I did find it a little difficult to navigate and to find the actual entrance to the restaurant. Still, the food and atmosphere was great. While looking at the website, I was given the impression that it was upscale and that there was a strict dress code but we were overdressed in comparison to others around us. There did not seem to be an issue with what anyone wore. Additionally, and most importantly, our experience was not what it could have been because our server was unfriendly and did not give us the attention a diner paying for a wonderful meal and experience, deserves. I will recommend Mez and hope that our server finds a better attitude or other employment.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was horrible. My table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Service was horrible. My table was the only one in the whole restaurant, and we still had to wait forever for the waiter and for our food. My wine was never brought out. Food was okay, way over priced.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Expected Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    I expected better service from a top restaurant. The waiter was not knowledgable on several questions we had. The food was OK, but again, expected much better.
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    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Food was just okay--Now,if
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Food was just okay--Now,if you are a drinker--I am sure the experience would have been different--but it was an experience and that is what "restaurant week" is all about.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Date Night Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    A great date night destination! The Skirt Steak was amazing. Can't wait to go back and see a movie in their movie theatre.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food and chic atmosphere
    SeismicVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Everytime we return to meZ I am reminded how much I enjoy having dinner there. It's location is "in the middle of it all," and it has a very chic vibe. Most importantly, the food is quite good. On the Tuesday night that we had dinner there, all cocktails were half priced. I had to try 2, the Lotus Blossom and the French Pear--they were very good particularly for those who enjoy sweet drinks (I happen to be one of those). The wedge salad was good particularly since it was not drenched in dressing. The grilled skirt steak was outstanding--melt in your mouth tender and so flavorful. I would have thought it was a more extravagant cut of meat given how good it was. The chocolate cake was one of the best I've ever had.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
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  • Service was polite but aloof.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Service was polite but aloof. Drinks arrived almost as an afterthought and after our meals were served and from there it all felt very rushed. A night out to dinner should be an event, ours felt more like a trip to a drive thru window. The food was average but lacked seasoning and imagination.
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  • This restaurant is overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    This restaurant is overpriced and the food was not very good. It has a great atmosphere, but it seems to be more of a night club than restaurant. Caesar Salad was loaded with dressing so that you couldn't even taste the lettuce. Crab cakes tasted like they came out of the microwave. Flat bread pizza was just a normal pizza, nothing special or flat about it. Very disappointing and way too expensive. $10 cocktail had about 4 sips in it. So many other choices uptown, so skip this one.
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  • I went for lunch on a Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    I went for lunch on a Monday with two other friends. It was surprisingly empty. The waiter was good and attentive but the service seemed slow considering there was no one else in the restaurant. We had the prime rib sandwich and open faced focaccia. Both were delicious and well prepared. Overall, I would return for lunch but hope for faster service next time.
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