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Reserve at Meze
551 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown / Gaslamp
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 2:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Greek, Global, International, Mediterranean
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Family Style Catering offered for any party size.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating with family and friends or working over lunch, Meze can accommodate your private party.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator (888) 651-1490
Belly Dancer Saturday evenings.
A word from Meze
We are a family-owned bar and restaurant in San Diego’s popular Gaslamp Quarter. The word “mezé” translates as “taste” – meaning both “flavor” and “a taste of something.” At Mezé Greek Fusion you’ll find both. Our menu features finely crafted regional cuisine with a California twist. It can be
enjoyed as entrees in our chic high-ceilinged dining room, or in small portions as “mezé” that go exceptionally well outside on our patio with a drink, or as a bite at the bar before heading to a Padres game or a night out in the Gaslamp. On the weekends, we serve a delicious brunch with Bottomless Mimosas. Late night we recommend that you try our cocktail list and have a staff member pack a hookah for you. Come by and discover how a place can be both elegant and familiar, which is to say, Mediterranean.
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The food is made fresh and many
choices. The service was the best! Andrea was superior as well as all the staff. They are all switched on and delightful! We invited a couple that lives locally andvtheybhad never been there before. They loved it and will be coming back."
Dined on 4/7/2014
Loved Meze and all it had to
offer! I think we met all the staff, each equally welcoming, excited to be there and very attractive... Although, Drea shined the brightest! With wine and beer in hand... and help from Patrick on what to have ...the food started arriving. Definitely order the Saganaki... Delicious and Beautiful. As the belly dancer finished our entrees arrived...The Lamb Tenderloin was outstanding! Top the meal off with an order of Loukoumades:-). Looking forward to our next visit!"
Dined on 4/4/2014
I ordered the kabob combo and
hummus with pita bread, every bite was fantastic and the cute hostesses were good eye candy too. Great restaurant with nice artwork and lighting. Def a nice place to be DT."
Dined on 3/28/2014
The food and service was
impressive, the ambience amenable, the outdoor natural venue pleasing. Try the posole, and you'll begin to appreciate the chef's mastery of seasonings, then move on to the oxtail ragout! Mouthwatering. Suggest you finish with a sea salt Carmel gelato."
Dined on 3/22/2014
We have struggled to find a
restaurant with good food and excellent service for pre-show dining. Then we found Meze! They have a great menu with lots of small plates (hence the name), a good wine list, creative cocktails and most of all a friendly and helpful staff. It's a lively spot, and good for larger parties. We will be back!"
Dined on 3/15/2014
Everything was great except our
service (especially the hookah). The server took at least 15 minutes between requests to come back, often forgetting what we had asked for. We requested the bill ahead of time because we knew it would take some time, and still had to get up and give the credit card to someone because the server didn't come back for it. It's a wonder why we paid at all."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Belly dancer show was to
early. Gas-lamp fun night start after 9 pm & show get over by 9 pm"
Dined on 3/8/2014
If I could give Meze 6 stars
instead of 5, I would do so. I organized my team dinner here during the recent allergy meeting in San Diego, and everyone raved about not only the delicious food, but also the presentation, and even better, the wonderful service from Dre (short for Andrea I think) and Patrick (the owner of the establishment). Both were extremely attentive and made a 5 star experience 6+ stars! Highly recommend, and I will be back at least twice at my pulmonary meeting in May! Thanks again guys!"
Dined on 3/3/2014
Reserved a table for 9 for a
convention gathering of friends for a once a year dinner. Used ratings on Open Table, Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon to find a place with good food, vegetarian friendly, not overly loud, within walking distance of the convention center hotels, and separate checks. Meze was perfect. We loved the appetizer platter to share. We got 2 for our group. Most got the special of the day dinner, which was a mixed kebab with rice and veggies. All delish. Highly recommend this place. Would go back."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Energetic, vibrant crowd, wide
variety of delicious brunch choices and bottomless mimosas make Mezé a sure bet for your weekend brunch! Patrick, the owner, makes it an extra special experience. He not only took care of us but made certain that everyone else was well taken cafe of also!"
Dined on 3/2/2014
Convenient for Gaslamp area
conference goers. Food generic, except for baba ghanoush, which was nicely smoky. Cocktails look interesting on menu but taste like overly strong bottom shelf guzzlers at your typical tourist trap bar. Bright spot was service - waitstaff attentive and friendly."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Anything & everything was above
our group expectation . Entertainment was very classy for the evening. Service & food was excellent. Great choice for Veg & non Veg food. Ambiance was very appiling"
Dined on 2/22/2014
The drinks were amazing as was the
food. I highly recommend the saganaki! OPA!"
Dined on 2/12/2014
I picked this place because it is
close to my work downtown and I love greek food, it was very good! We had a lovley date and all the food was delicious. The prices are also very reasonable too!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
I came here for my birthday
celebration on Saturday night and it was definitely the highlight of the night. I was 30 min late due to traffic and the restaurant was still so accommodating and had the table ready when my party of 8 arrived. The food was amazing and the portions were very generous. I had the gyro wrap with fries and could barely finish half of it. There was also a belly dancer who performed and she went table to table and interacted with everybody. She had me do a birthday solo dance and then a group dance. She was awesome!! At the end of dinner, the staff surprised me with birthday dessert and sang happy birthday. It was very thoughtful and a great way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you Meze for a wonderful time!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
My husband and I visited Meze for
the first time for the Valentine's Day special. This was $60 per person. It started with an appetizer of hummus, spicy feta, and pita bread. We each chose an entree and a dessert. The food was good, but even at the end I found it to be on the pricey side."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The food was delicious. We had the
hummus starter that also came wirh a spicy cheese dip. So good. Then we split two entrees, the chicken and the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and had great flavor. Finished off with two desserts, the baklava and the Greek doughnuts. Both were served with vanilla ice cream and both were delicious. Service was all around good and the staff is very friendly. We had a very nice, cute Russian girl as our server which took care of us nicely. The owner also came out to see if we were pleased with everything. The ambience was also nice. We sat outside on the patio which has heat lamps to keep you comfortable. All in all, this is a must try restaurant."
Dined on 2/14/2014
A very nice time. The staff are
very helpful and friendly. The food is good and fairly creative - although there is not too much that can be done with Greek food. The theme is Greek Fusion so do not expect to see all of your favorites. I very much missed a warm octopus dish and taramasalata. The biggest miss though was the absence of Greek Wine. There was one white and one red - no rose at all. This might of been fine if the rest of the list was truly distinguished but it was not - a mostly hodgepodge list of standard California wines. Meze really needs to upgrade the list."
Dined on 2/12/2014
We had dinner at Meze on a
Saturday night before the show. It was wonderful. We were on a romantic date and it was perfect... Their special flaming appetizer was a nice touch and delicous. We had a plate of the grilled shrimp and lamb tenderloins. They were full of flavor and cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very, very friendly and helpful. They smiled and were always pleasant, helped us pick the perferct dishes, checked on us often and even gave us directions when we left. We also loved the atmosphere. The windows went to the top of the very high ceiling and gave a nice view of the street. The colors and artwork were very tasteful and gave a warm feeling."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Our waitress was lovely and
accommodating...Hummus is GREAT as were the dolmas... other stuff was okay"
Dined on 1/30/2014
The food was good, we had the Meze
Platter and tried a lot of things. We were a group of 8 and had fantastic service. Most of the group ordered a drink recommended by our server, "Drop it Like Its Hot" and thought it was fantastic. The food was good, not fancy, pretty basic Mediterranean food. Our server did a great job, especially for a group. The ambiance was okay, very casual atmosphere. Would go back for a casual meal but not on the top of the list."
Dined on 1/27/2014
We were pleasantly surprised that
our phenomenal dinner experience was further enhanced by the beautiful and talented belly dancer who performed near our table. Wow, what a treat! Of course the food was crazy good. Keep up the good work everyone."
Dined on 1/25/2014
If it wasn't for LivingSocial, I
wouldn't have known about the great restaurant. With generous portions and delicious entree and dessert, I'm sure my husband and I will return to this place. It is a bit pricey, so I'd save this for a special occasion."
Dined on 1/15/2014
This was our first time at this
restaurant and we will definitely go there again. We had hummus with fresh pita and a full plate of veggies. It was delicious. Then we ordered a 3 course daily special which was an excellent deal. The greek salad was fresh with lots of vegetable besides lettuce. We had chicken kabobs which were moist and tasty. Rice was fresh and fluffy. Overall, a delicious meal."
Dined on 1/3/2014
The four of us were looking for
something good, quick, and reasonably priced on New Year's Eve before heading to our event. Meze accommodated. The server was great - attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Our food was delicious - we ordered kabobs and salmon and rice, and everything tasted fresh and well-seasoned. No drinks, just water (we were on our way elsewhere to imbibe). The check included an automatic 20% tip - which I'm assuming was a holiday-only thing (I hope!). We will go back!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
We were visiting from out of town
and yelp recommended this place. It was awesome! Food was excellent, service was excellent, there was even a belly dancer!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
My friends and I were back for the
holidays and we had a little reunion at this restaurant. It was delicious food and good service! We definitely had a great time"
Dined on 12/27/2013
everyone, including entertainment
was so nice! i got a free shot & dessert for my birthday. everyone that came near or served our table said happy birthday. service was quick & prompt & perfect really. the food is awesome. everything we tried, we loved. very flavorful & comforting yet not too heavy."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I recommended Meze to a friend for
his birthday. We had an awesome time! As always, Meze did not disappoint. We had a group of 7 people, and all were impressed! Thank-you!!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
The food was great! I had the gyro
and the flavor was great. I got it with the side salad and that was also really tasty."
Dined on 11/9/2013
I've always had an open heart and
mind for trying new foods and Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food is some of my favorite to enjoy. After hearing about Mezé, I knew I had to give it a go and I am so glad I did. Andrea(Dre) was my server and was everything you expect from a server to be and more. The owners and brothers, Patrick and Raymond, made it a point to visit my table and welcome me to the restaurant. I had the gyro with feta cheese fries and it awesome. Definitely will be back and will recommend to family and friends. Also, a great place for small bar gatherings with friends. Good drinks and the perfect space for group to have a good time."
Dined on 8/17/2013
Been to Meze for dinner a few
times (always had a delicious meal) and decided to give the Sunday brunch a try. The food was great and our server made sure we were always refilled on the unlimited Mimosas. My friends had the unlimited Bloody Marys and their drinks were never empty either. A great stop on the way to a Sunday Padres game!!"
Dined on 8/4/2013
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Easter Brunch & Dinner Reservations
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Regular Brunch Menu!
Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner Reservations
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Adults: $40 per person w/champagne, $30 per person w/o champagne, Discounted Prices for kids under 21 years of age.
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