Mezetto
Mezetto

Mezetto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mezetto.com/
  • Phone: 2129334587
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Brunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday:11:am - 5:00pm


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Bahr Rapaport
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We Can Hold large Party's up to 40-45 seated
    50-60 passed Small Plates and cocktail parties
    please see large party request

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen Street
  • Public Transit: 2 Av (F).
    Delancey St (F).
    Bowery (J).
  • Parking: No
A word from Mezetto
Sitting on the “nexus of the universe”, bridging the East Village and the Lower East Side. Mezetto is where you can come to simply enjoy great food, fun drinks and good company. Inspired from the word 'Meze' which refers to a selection of small dishes served in the Mediterranean as breakfast, lunch or even dinner. It is our take on tapas-style dinning, offering small plates meant to be shared amongst friends to create an social dining experience. We are focused on taking traditional flavors and cooking styles of the Mediterranean and bringing them to life with new age cooking techniques, creative combinations and bold presentations.
Mezetto is how we do Meze.

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Mezetto reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)great for brunch (23)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (17)romantic (13)hot spot (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • I keep coming back!
    PTCNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is delicious and the menu keeps changing, the service is friendly and attentive, the location is great and the prices are fair. So I keep coming back here any time I'm heading to see a band on the LES.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a girls' night
    bkfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My girlfriends and I came here to catch up and really enjoyed the wine and tapas. They were perfect for sampling and sharing and very tasty. The bill was a little steeper than I would have liked but that's the city for you. The service was great and one of the waiters gave us a complimentary after-dinner drink at the end which was a nice touch. My only complaint was between the street noise and music it was quite loud but we got used to it as the night went on and still could have a good/clear conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for relaxed booze brunch!
    foodie31
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved the laid back atmosphere at this restaurant. Food was good and the mimosas kept coming. I love that the music wasn't too loud or AC on too high. That's so common in NYC. You didn't feel pressured to finish ASAP and the staff was friendly! Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amaing boozy brunch!
    WorldlyFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the best liquid brunch places in New York! Great service - they filled our Mimosas within 3 minutes after we finished. Food is also on point, with the challah French toast being my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Experience!
    AlexxxCastro
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food, perfect! Service, amazing. we will absolutely be back! thank you, christine for your awesome service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find! Excellent Food!!
    Roxi
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We enjoyed all aspects of our meal. We ate in courses; all were timed well - we didn't feel rushed. The food was fresh and creative, presented in pleasing ways. I took advantage of the unlimited mimosas (you have two hours). I let the staff surprise me with different mimosas. The day was also beautiful and the windows were all open, making us feel like we were dining outside. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. I look forward to returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Girls Night
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had three pitchers of the white sangria - it went down almost a little too well! The spicy feta, lamb burger and branzino were all amazing. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed good food
    nekogamiVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Not really fun of mixed up menu, but that's what they have. Yet, it was tasty. Wish they've got better bartender ,,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, neighborhood spot
    nativeNYerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    With lots of open windows on two walls, so it practically felt like we were outside. Convenient informal neighborhood spot with pleasant atmosphere, friendly service, and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so great
    Cookaracha
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The reality of the place didn't match up to the reviews, I'm sorry to say. A bit of a down-market place. Food was "just ok". It was priced higher than it should have been.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I like coming to this place because it's perfectly placed by the 2nd Ave station, it's on a bustling corner for good people watching, the food is delicious, and bottomless sangria never hurt anybody!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/wine
    nrs1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The feeling of Mezetto was great and the food was excellent. I had the lamb burger with goat cheese and it was cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend Mezetto to anyone who is looking for a quaint restaurant with a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great grilled octopus! Very nice salads. Loved lamb burgers. Yummy desserts
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly Bottomless
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the moment we sat down the mimosas were flowing. The pomegranate was by far my favorite. The spicy feta started was also to DIE for. Must must must must try. I had the chorizo shakshuka which was a perfect hangover cure and super filling. All of the entrees looking amazing though! I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AmandaVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went for dinner and had a blast. The food was amazing! The service was great! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My friends and I were looking for a place to eat on a Monday night and we spotted Mezetto with their glasses of bottomless sangria. We went in, ordered the grilled octopus that was AMAZING, the ricotta croquettes, fries with harissa aoli and the gnocchi. Everything was delicious. I plan to go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • curiousculinarian
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Amazing food, impeccable service catering to us being on our honeymoon, and $15 bottomless mimosas - what could be better?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the most perfect brunch
    kelli
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We made a reservation for 9 people on a Sunday morning and could not have all been more pleased. It's immediately off the F train stop, which is wonderful, and they had alllll of their windows open so it was like sitting outside. The table was perfectly set up smack in the middle of the restaurant. We all did the unlimited mimosa special and the girl never once let our cup sit empty. A lot of people got grilled cheese and benedict. I got souvlaki, others got random apps and such--but no one was disappointed. Highly recommend to everyone!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Such a great find!! Loved everything I ordered and can't wait to go back for more. I made a last minute reservations and unlike many NYC restaurants, they ha plenty of openings. The best thing I ordered was definitely the brussel sprouts with figs. It was such a unique combination of food that was amazingly delicious. Definitely would recommend this hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Mezetto reviews archive.
  • Yay!
    lilfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Came here for a bachelorette party and it was perfect. Food was great - we shared a bunch of small plates that came out perfectly timed. Ambiance was fun, open windows on a spring night. What really made it special was the service - outstanding! A perfect place for a bunch of ladies to celebrate in class without breaking the bank. (Please note: we were not the beaded tiara brigade bachelorette type, this probably would not work for that type of party)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Big Flavors
    ZoefoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    With the bottomless sangria deal at dinner you can't go wrong! It is delicious! The 3 of us split the Brussel Sprouts & Figs, Falafel Buns, Kale & Cranberry Salad & Chicken Shawarma Shishlik. Everything was great, can't wait to come back for more. Our waitress was knowledgeable & helpful with recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu not reflective of food
    traveleaterVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I am not a fan of arugula, and chose the Margarita Pizza as my food choice and the listing on the menu did not include pesto or arugula. However, when it arrived it did have a mound of arugula and pesto. I did not want to eat the item, and when I pointed out to the manager he made no attempt to make amends for misrepresenting the product on the menu and was defensive. I will not eat there ever again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Weekday Brunch!
    MarigoldsInMay
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I was looking for a fun place to do brunch on a weekday and Mezetto delivered! They had great flavored bottomless mimosas and awesome brunch choices. I was celebrating my birthday and they brought over dessert and a shot for my friend and I to celebrate with! The waiter was extremely helpful and we bonded over speaking Hebrew and going to Israel. They opened the windows so it was a perfect combination of sitting inside with the nice air breezing through.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were a little put off at first by the location on the corner of E Houston and 1st Ave, but our doubts were quickly assuaged by the great service and unique food that we ate over a leaisurely brunch. The Sangria is also great, with the deserts a highlight as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lousy service
    Whatever
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It took them more than 20 mins past our reservation time to sit us even when we arrived early. Very uncomfortable seats by the way. Took them forever to get us the food and people who got there later got their food first. Gotta give it to them though, the food was good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great supper!
    WeLoveMezetto1
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I could say that my supper at mezetto restaurant was great! The food was delicious but the service was amazing! The waiters and bartender were really friendly and always checking up if everything was good. As a first supper in new york a can say it was the best! The location aswell was really good. I strongly recommend mezetto restaurant to anyone !!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Branzino & Steak Keb
    JOKAFVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Steak Keb dish I ordered and the service at Mezetto's. This is also a note about the Branzino dish that someone else at my table ate and absolutely loved - having shared many meals that included Branzino dishes together, we spent some time talking about it. The fish preparation was memorable - the skin was perfect... someone else should experience that dish.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and cocktails
    katie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Staff was attentive, restaurant was busy but not jammed, Food was served well, very tasty, and as we ordered it. Great beet salad, and branzino. Cocktails good enough that we ordered the next round as a carafe (their version of a mojito - fresh and easy!). I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pace - great atmospheric
    Talko
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    party of 4 - wish I cloud eat more as the food was GREAT!!!! Unique taste and flavor. Very fast and polite service, nice music - wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great alcohol!
    Wow42
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice place to have cocktail and snacks not really a dinner.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tony c
    Tony
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Apps were very olive's and artichoke also cheese board was excellent my wife had the muscles I enjoyed the beef skewers there mixing of Mediterranean flavor was excellent little Greek some Italian nice touch of middle eastern spices all around very nice although noisy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HungryVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The menu is interesting and the food outstanding. The owner does his best to accommodate everyone and is quite helpful. The place is wonderful and the service terrific. We have been there a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. On our last visit the restaurant was packed and quite noisy, but the service never faltered
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Its rare you go to a restaurant, order 9 dishes to share between 4 people, and you love every single thing you get. We couldn't get over the taste of the food here, I highly recommend it! Get the steamed buns, pork pizzette, and ricotta croquets!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HuledetFind
    TastySurprise
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was in my Huledet birthday month gifts. I went the Saturday before easy and it was busy afternoon in the LES. I could tell this is a college brunch spot. I had the ricotta balls they were tasty and my bestie had one of the many tasty omelets. The sangria was tasty but a little pricey. It wasn't bad I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite for brunch or lunch
    Noisy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    very popular during the warm weekends for brunch, highly recommend making rsvp, kale salad is delicious and so are the kebabs, they do middle eastern flair really well, and bottomless mimosa is great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Tapas
    davidjenisonVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The appetizers are amazing, definitely better than the entrees, and the falafel buns are not to be missed. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very small restaurant that
    nancy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    very small restaurant that took great care of the 8 of us. Near NYU. Ate at 5pm so there weren't many people there. Great tapas and very different. Service helped with good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service in nyc?
    abrakd
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Came here for bottomless brunch on a Sunday at 2 (hectic as you can imagine), had made a same day reservation through open table. We ended up having to wait 25 mins to be seated - but the wait staff was so friendly and they said we could start drinking while we wait and that our 2 hour limit for bottomless drinks wouldn't start until we were seated. That was very nice and made the wait a non-issue. The food was great, and everything was perfectly timed so you didn't feel rushed but were never left waiting. Speaking of that our glasses were never empty for more than maybe 10 seconds before someone walked by to refresh our mimosas. It was a fun time and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was WAY too salty.
    harpito1oo3
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The food was WAY too salty. I was feeling the effects for 2 days afterwards! The staff were friendly and nice, but we were one of only 2 tables and I had to flag them down to get the bill because they were socializing in the back. Not the best service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rudest maître d' in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had to wait almost an hour before being seated after having a confirmed reservation for over a month. The maître d' wasn't apologetic in the least, to the contrary he was the one giving us an attitude. The food was good, but would never go back there based on this experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate