Pris Fixe on Lakeshore
Mezze is right in my neighborhood so it was natural for us to try it out. They are know for offering Pris Fixe on some of their dinner items. The food was great, as was the service. I would recommend it.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The quality of the food remains
The quality of the food remains flavorful and interesting yet it was not exceptional.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all enjoyed ourselves!
We were one older couple and one couple with a small child, and everyone was pleased with the food, the service--everything!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
On busy nights a second bartender
On busy nights a second bartender is needed. Not the first time our cocktails arrived late...as in after our appetizers were already on the table... And the wine came after we add begun our main course. The table was bussed too aggressively. Plates removed when some at the table were still eating. Bread not replaced. Water glasses gone empty.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spontaneous Night Out
Mezze is just down the street from where we live so we frequently invite friends over to our house for a drink and then walk over to Mezze for dinner. The menu has a good range of options from the burger to vegetarian fare and the prices are moderate. It's possible to order hardy dinners with multiple courses or a couple of appetizers or a salad. It's almost always possible to get a reservation at our desired time.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
Enjoyed the shrimp and scallop ceviche, roast chicken, asparagus risotto and amazing fries. Perfect, perfect fries. Mezze is a reliable good meal.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday Fun day!
I went to Mezze on a Monday for my Birthday Party. It was a nice experince. We had good service and the food was really good. The flavors were great and the prentation was fresh and colorful. After dinner we all went over to The easy for Karaoke night! It was just what I was looking for.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
FEINSTEIN"S and ANZU
Once again had dinner at ANZU before show at FEINSTEIN'S. Service is truly outstanding and food is very good and beautifully presented. We've enjoyed the free range chicken and salmon, and their wedge salad. if you're having dessert, their opera cake is very small, but the best.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm atmosphere, friendly service
Mezze is a Lake Merritt favorite. Like many locals, I return regularly for a satisfying meal in this gracious, relaxed environment. I appreciate the flavorful, healthy Mediterranean menu, and I'm often delighted by interesting and fresh seasonal variations. I'm a vegetarian and, while the menu isn't extensive it is often updated and supplemented by innovative specials. There's always something delightful to sample, like the Asparagus Rissotto with wild mushrooms. The specialty cocktail menu is also small but perfectly satisfying. On hot summer days I like the Jade Martini (with lime and muddled basil) or the Elder (with cucumber and elder flower).
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always delightful; great service;
Always delightful; great service; and since we had just gone wine-tasting over the weekend, the "no-corkage fee" Monday/Tues/Wed. was a perfect way to enjoy our new bottles.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Definite Plus on Food
Three of us went early for dinner about 6:15PM. The restaurant was not crowded yet. We had great service, attentive and not overbearing. The food was really outstanding. We ordered the Mezze Mediterranean plate which was excellent and ample for us to share. There were enough olives to take some home. We shared two more dishes that were flavorful to the palate. This is a definite go to again place for high quality food.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliably wonderful every time
I've been a regular for years. The owners are warm and welcoming, the setting is simple and lovely, and the food is always delicious. The Bay Scallops, or ahi tuna, or wood-fired chicken are consistently good. The Mezze Platter is a tasty starter. But since I've been so often, I usually try the specials these days - always a winner. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent, we showed up relatively late, right before closing,, but did not feel rushed at all by the waitstaff who were exceptionally attentive and helpful. The food was very good and the croissant bread budding was excellent as were the mixed drinks.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll go back!
My husband and I ordered the butter salad with shaved cheese and pecans--delightful and perfect for what I had coming next--the cioppino. The cioppino was out of this world--primarily mussels, but also succulent prawns, some fish, and clams. Broth was perfect--fennel, garlic, tomato, onions, and white wine--not too salty or heavy. We'll definitely go back!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently a great place!
consistently a great place! we had only appetizers on this visit--and they were all great! very interesting special appetizers, and of course the famous "chocolate croissant bread pudding" --not to be missed. very friendly owners, the best neighborhood "tablecloth" restaurant on Lakeshore Ave!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Okay for Mezze
It is a nice neighborhood restaurant. Waite staff very nice, friendly, attentive. We just don't care for the menu selections- what we had was good, but just not a memorable experience to want to return. We haven't developed a palate for the mediterranean food they serve there. Love the service and staff however....
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place and have
We love this place and have never had a bad meal here!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We've been to Mezze many times. We always love it. The food is delicious and beautiful. I had the tagine and ate every morsel even though I was stuffed because it was so good. My friends were equally happy. They raved about the red pepper soup and roasted chicken in the the three course dinners which were incredibly priced. Our server was friendly and attentive and our food came out quickly. They have this thing down! It's a perfect date night out. I wouldn't change a thing (except maybe adding white tablecloths). @; ).
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a Celebration
Mezze is a wonderful neighborhood gem. The staff is great and food is always wonderful. Perfect spot for a small or large gathering where you can sit, relax, have a lovely meal and not be drowned out by too much noise.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice date night
Got out for a date night and got a table for two near the windows that were opened and watched the near full moon rise. Great food and drinks! Loved the key lime pie for dessert, which was a change from our usual chocolate or berry desserts. The risotto was also very good.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good french fries (frites)
Good french fries (frites) with two sauces. Delicious falling-off-the bone lamb shank. Excellent small cioppino. atypical key lime pie, good flavor, strange creamy texture, especially the meringue, nice pastry shell and good touch with hazelnuts..
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at Mezze two times to celebrate special occasions. The ambiance and service are wonderful, but the food is the star. Delicious, creative, well prepared and presented, and at a reasonable price. Bravo!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our meal from start to finish. Vegetarian appetizer platter,martinis, clams, lamb shank, duck, ribs and chocolate bread pudding and wine, coffee. Delicious! Our server (Annie?) was helpful and friendly. We'll be back!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful dining experience,
wonderful dining experience, as always, as expected.
the place was unusually quiet that evening, great for us, sad for the establsihment
a personal favorite
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
we heard Mezze is being sold, which is too bad. This is a solid, great restaurant.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food, presentation, lovely restaurant.
Only comment is I would have liked the opportunity to look up to signal the waiter and bussers to come to the table for ordering, taking plates away, each pause during the meal. Well the bussers, maybe not, but they could have let the plates sit just a wee bit longer before whisking them away.
As we were not really lagging and there were few diners that night, it made me feel rushed. You would think we had arrived 45 mins before closing or something. the waiter was really nice, btw so i don't want him to feel bad....just sayin"
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's been nearly a decade since I was here last but it was exactly as I remember it...many delicious menu choices with a healthy bent easily done Mediterranean-style.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farewell to a local fixture
We had what was likely our last dinner at Mezze Saturday night. Maurice greeted us warmly as we've come to expect. Our server knew our favorite cocktails and served them promptly. The food was reliably tasty (I had the corn soup and the coriander crusted tuna, my companion had a salad and the cioppinno), and the chocolate bread pudding was wonderful. We will miss all of this when Mezze closes in less than a month. We will miss this place which always made us feel at welcome and at home.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner at Mezze was excellent.
Our dinner at Mezze was excellent. It always is. They are closing in a couple of weeks and will be missed. For the same quality food in a very casual setting, the owners of Mezze run the Cove on Castro Street in SF. Last time I was there at the Cove, they were smoking their own brisket! Fabulous!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mezze great - sorry it's closing!
Every course was very, very good. Warm, pleasant atmosphere
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM