Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookha Lounge
Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookha Lounge
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Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookha Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mezzavista.com/
  • Phone: 8037080236
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 2:00AM
    Closed: Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese
  • Executive Chef: Pam Abikhaled/Andrew
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lady Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookha Lounge
In Lebanon, on any given weekend, when a group of friends or family meet over the dinner table, no matter what social class they belonged to, they always managed to share a bottle of Arak over a few Mezza dishes to be followed by a mix grill platter.
At Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookah Lounge, we have taken upon ourselves the task of reproducing those dishes, recreating those moments, with a genuine hospitality and warmth of our restaurant. We ask you to relax in your seat and allow us to offer you our best,in the hope you would create your own memories to share for generations to come.
We did not invent Lebanese Cuisine! We simply perfected!
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Mezza Lebanese Bistro & Hookha Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Mezza is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Mezza is my favorite restaurant in Columbia, hands down! Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, tender chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Delicious, tender chicken kababs. Friendly and knowledgeable servers. Excellent martini specials.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was not traditional Lebanese
    rickVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    This was not traditional Lebanese food and it was markedly overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lebanese food in Columbia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Friendly service, great food, and great atmosphere. Took my fiance to Mezza for her birthday and the staff treated her very well. They made the night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a friendly and knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    We had a friendly and knowledgeable server, the food was prepared beautifully and was delicious. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lebanese Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    We really enjoyed the food, although the service was a bit slow. Would likely recommend this restaurant to anyone craving Lebanese food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food, all dry meats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Terrible food, all dry meats and Lebanese wine? Eeek.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we were the only
    Steffi
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Although we were the only table there for lunch, the atmosphere was great, the food really good and our waiter was very attentive. Loved the pita chips!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit, the location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Our first visit, the location and ambiance were good for a plesant over-all feeling The food was good and the wine cellst adequate We'll come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find for lunch. A
    PrbayVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    A great find for lunch. A nice break from normal everyday lunch fare. Feel like you are somewhere else. Food enjoyable, service friendly. Would try for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An example of fine Lebanese Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    The ambiance was quiet and peaceful. In addition,the food was awesome! The waiter mentioned the specials for the night. Also, my order was fast and hot. The staff was friendly and accomodating. This dining experience was my first and definitely won't be my last!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took our USC daughter out
    Keith
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Took our USC daughter out for dinner. Good food, different than your ordinary find. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waiter was rude and dismissive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    The waiter was rude and dismissive. The food could barely be called Lebanese. The chicken schwarma I ordered was burnt and dried out. I will not go back here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is AMAZING! It is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    The food is AMAZING! It is beautifully served and VERY fresh. The wine is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friends and I went to celebrate
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    My friends and I went to celebrate a birthday over the weekend, and were delighted to find such a delicious Mediterranean restaurant. We ordered the appetizer sampler, and absolutely loved every bit of it. The 2 types of hummus were very good, stuffed grape leaves were amazing...really there was nothing that was a disappointment. The wait staff was especially faithful about bringing out countless bowls of pita slices to accommodate our ravenous appetites, which was great. We all left very full and completely impressed with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Lebanese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Outstanding Lebanese food and a great wine list. Nice atmosphere, quiet and intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, good price
    diningprofessorVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    We visit Columbia several times a year for a few days and look for restaurants that we will want to return to. Mezza definitely qualifies. Although it was a very busy evening because of USC graduation, our service (by the bartender) was excellent. The food was well-prepared, delicious, and plentiful. In fact, our leftovers provided our lunch the next day. I recommend ordering from the small plates so you can try a variety of the fresh, tasty dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a tad loud, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    It was a tad loud, but the food made up for it! Best hummus I have EVER had. It came with a delicious basket of fried pita chips! The portions were good and the meats were cooked to perfection. Came here with my family and little brother. We all loved it. And they had French fries for picky eaters like my brother! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice late night spot to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    A nice late night spot to gave a drink with friends/love ones.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I greatly enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this place. The staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive I and my husband went for Valentine day and I thought the restaurant had a romantic feel to it and the live music was a very nice touch. I had never eaten Lebanese food before and was a little nervous about not liking the food, but was everything tasted great. I would definitely go here again and will recommend it to people I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was okay -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    The restaurant was okay - nothing special. Not all of us were served at the same time. Waitress gave us misinformation regarding restaurant week deal. Second time we were there......don't know if we'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit pricey for what you're
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    A bit pricey for what you're getting (small portions) but good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate