Absolutely amazing! One thing
Absolutely amazing! One thing was better then the next. Can't wait to go back and try more!!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Would go again
I liked the atmosphere. Small, energetic but not too loud. The appetizers were excellent, but both my date and I thought the striped bass w/risotto and the gnocchi were too salty.
I might go again to try a couple more dishes, but there are a few other restaurants in New York I haven't tried.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy Mediteranean Tapas!
I love this restaurant! I went for dinner with some friends last weekend and we had the greatest time! The food was so yummy and the service was awesome.
I ordered the Mezetto Trio and was blown away by how delicious it was. Then I had the falafel steam buns which were both innovative and tasty. I also tried the brussel sprouts which were so good,I recommend asking for the blue cheese on the side if you don't like blue cheese. My friends ordered the lamb meatballs and the gnocchi and were raving about them so I tried them and to my surprise I really enjoyed both! (I typically don't eat meat)
My friends and I had a great experience. I am definitely going to come back again for dinner!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently delicious. Only
Consistently delicious. Only been for brunch but both times I went I was thoroughly impressed. Cozy environment in a place that you wouldn't expect. If you're looking for a low-key place to go on the lower east side and don't want to make a res too far in advance this is your spot.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
An interesting menu of mediterranea
An interesting menu of mediterranean tapas. Dishes were flavorful and very different; Service was great-- we felt as though we were in someone's home. A great find on East Houston!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Med on Houston
Mediterranean tapas as they should be. The food is nicely spiced and the small plates are just that. Small but good wine selection. The service was just perfect -- very understated but helpful in making selections. The kitchen worked with the "non-milk" customer -- made a very tasty risotto without either butter or parmesan cheese.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We LOVED Mezetto. The Falafel
We LOVED Mezetto. The Falafel Buns are perfect. Perfect. It's been a while since a first bite of food stops me in my tracks. Happened here. Also, amazing variety of vegetarian options for an omnivore restaurant. Made for a great date for me (non-vegetarian) and my girlfriend (veg). Thanks!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Great Find
What a great find. The owner said he just opened 6 months ago and you can tell he really appreciates your business as he and his staff work extremely hard to make the experience enjoyable. The tapas were delicious and ordering a lot of small plates was perfect for our group of 13. The location is nice as well as it is on a corner with large windows that open - great when it is nice out. The bartenders were knowledgeable and made wonderful drinks. My girlfriends and I will definitely be back, especially in the summer months to sit by the window and enjoy a drink. I had never heard of this place before, but can't stop saying enough nice things about it.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Lots of fun good food to share portion size perfect
Staff very attentive and nice!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time to Mezetto and it was delicious!! It was a beautiful night out so when I arrived the windows were wide open which really opened up the entire place. Service was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. They serve small tapas-style plates so we ordered a few different things. We ate the Falafal bun, hummus, labne, burratta, shrimp, and bass. Everything was so good but my favorites were the Falafal bun (and I don't even like Falafal!) and that perfectly prepared piece of bass. I am definitely going back to try everything else on the menu.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here for brunch this past Sunday and loved it. The food, which like Middle Eastern fusion, was fantastic. Fresh, tasty, creative and beautifully presented. The waistaff was very friendly, and the owner personally came over a few times to check on us, to shmooze, and see how we were doing. When we ordered dessert, we couldn't decide- we had to pick 2 from 3 possibilities. They gave us the 3rd dessert on the house so we could try it- very nice!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was creative and
The food was creative and delicious and the service excellent
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch here! Our server was polite, attentive, & provided great suggestions for our tapas focused lunch. Felt transported to Mediterranean region with all the flavors! Will definitely visit again!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, wonderful
Wonderful service, wonderful food, and Adam the bartender makes a fantastic sangria.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
The menu was creative and DELICIOUS, and the wait staff was fantastic. The mixed drinks seemed to lack actual alcohol, and the noise level was a little high, but overall it was fantastic. I will definitely return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful middle-eastern mezze
Great little restaurant full of middle-eastern delights. You have to try the shredded halva ... Wonderful!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with my best friend on a Friday night. Location-wise, it's ideal for those who want to go out around the lower east side afterwards. Staff was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. The drinks were delicious--strong but well balanced in flavor. I had the passion fruit caipirinha, which I was worried would be overly sweet, but it was a refreshingly tart treat. My friend had the watermelon jalapeno margarita, which was also great, though very mild with the spiciness--it depends what you prefer. We split the brussels sprouts (good, a tad undercooked), ricotta croquettes (very yummy), smoked salmon tartar (could use some citrus), and the truffle gnocchi (texture was too delicate, but EXCELLENT flavor!!). Overall a great experience!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for something close to Rockwood Music Hall to eat at w/a friend before a concert. Mezetto fit the bill perfectly! Open air setting on the corner, across the street from the venue. Friendly, helpful staff. Interesting, inventive tapas menu. Nice portion sizes for sharing. White sangria was fruity & flavorful.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant! Got the
Great restaurant! Got the coconut pineapple mojito and the passionfruit caiparina - both very good, the mojito sweeter and the caiparina more like a lemonade. Had the eggplant dip - great spicy, smoky flavor. Also got the brussel sprouts with apple/honey/walnuts/figs - perfectly sweet and crunchy in the best way! Truffled gnocchi was fabulous - light gnocchi with delicious texture and flavor. Loved the mushroom/artichoke combo in this and the light brown sauce - not a heavy dish at all! Had the falafel buns as well - they were good, but I'm not hugely into fried foot with creamy sauces. The inside of the falafel balls, however, were perfectly spiced.
Overall, great place, intimate setting with a good vibe but not too busy on a Wednesday.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite restaurant!
Started coming here for Sunday Brunch where they have DJ Eleganza put on music, but have become a fan of all hours of the day and night! Great crowd, meaning the customers and staff alike. And delicious food!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took some guests from out of town there on a busy Saturday night. Two were difficult eaters, including one who was vegan. The guys did a great job of explaining what vegetarian dishes were vegan-friendly or could be made vegan-friendly with some minor deconstruction. Service was paced well. Food was great tasting. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It was good value too. Rated ambiance a little low because of the construction on the roadway, but that will go away soon. We plan on going back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time as we loved it the first time around. Not a big place but very charming. Everyone who works there is very nice and friendly. Love the food though there are no entrees. Don't get me wrong, there is an array of different food to satisfy everyone. Everything is so tasty and delicious. From the pizettes to variety of dips, to the bass, the sliders, the chicken etc. It goes on and on. I HIGHLY recommend it.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but Delicious Portions
Try the Gnocchi, Brussel Sprouts, Falafel Buns and the Croquettes. Staff was very polite, friendly and welcoming. Wonderful experience.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to recommend this place - phenomenal food. The server, which I believe was an owner, took his food very seriously, which had me much more invested in the actual quality of the food and certainly lived up to my expectations. Great margarita (spicy) and the hummus/flatbread combo started things off right. Overall, great experience as a first-timer. I will be back.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
I went with a group for a birthday celebration. Our waiter was excellent and remembered to put a candle as requeted when making my reservation. Food was great. All in all a wonderful night.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your ordinary restaurant in LES
Seems to have elements the give a bit of class to the small - next to a subway stop - located place. It's tapas are made with care and the service is very friendly and attentive. I'd revisit with a larger appetite next time to try more things!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time at Mezetto
This was my friend and I's first time and we were very pleased with both the service and the food! Our server was friendly, attentive and helpful in regards to the menu. The food was excellent! My friend and I first ordered some apps to share, the cured salmon tartar and the eggplant caviar, both were outstanding, although I read that the falafel balls were a must order, guess we'll be going back to try them! As for the main course I ordered the truffle gnocchi which were AMAZING, very earthy and savory. My friend ordered the scallops and loved them, they were perfectly cooked. Definitely will be back again soon!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome place - we will be back
we met some friends here for dinner on Saturday night and we could not have been more pleased with the food at Mezetto. The small plates are perfect to share and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. My only complaint is that I could have eaten twice as much as we did. The place is small and there was a large group of girls at one table, which brought the noise level up significantly but c'est la vie. We had a vegetarian in our group and there are tons of options for vegetarians, which was great. We will definitely go back to Mezetto.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely amazing. Everything was very tasty especially the appetizers!
Definitely coming back ASAP.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner & very attentive service made our Saturday night enjoyable. The restaurant is quite small and a bit noisy but the menu was great and all the food was amazing. Give it a try!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and different. We ordered six small dishes and were completely stuffed! Loved the shrimp, the brussel sprouts and falafel + fries were excellent. Would definitely go again to explore more of the menu. Look and atmosphere could use a little work - colorful cushions on the banquet would help.....
Staff were lovely - they all worked together to make our evening special.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing find. The space is on the smaller side, but I really liked that aspect of the place. The food was excellent. The ricotta croquettes with the mushroom sauce was an outstanding appetizer. I had the grilled avocado salad which was also to die for. The waitstaff were beyond attentive and wonderfully helpful and polite.
I'll be back for sure.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the Tapas!
The service was excellent the food just delicious. The Brussels sprouts, lamb meat balls and falafel buns are just fab!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, excellent service.
The dining space is small, but the food and service is excellent.
We had a great overall experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, okay food
We had the eggs Benedict with harissa hollandaise, hummus and brussel sprouts/figs. The first two dishes had a strong bitter aftertaste. Go for the brussel spouts/figs if you like the salty/sweet combo...outstanding! Restaurant feels small and cramped when filled to capacity. There's no room for waiters to walk between tables so we had to constantly shift our chairs for people to walk through.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was the star. Location is also excellent and service was friendly. Only complaint it that the restaurant was rather cold, maybe because of this the food came out a little less that hot.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most app's awesome
80% of the apps were perfectly eich with flavor - some others medicre, but better than many other NYC small plate offerings.
If tou're with 4 people, they should let u know there are 3 tastings per plate. I think thats my only issue.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beyond the expectations
We didn't expect much when we went to eat at Mezetto but we still did.
The ace is not big but has a cool vibe. The food was outstanding!!!! Every dish we ordered was very good a and surprised us with different tastes. The Falafel is to die for!!!! Don't miss is out.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is fantastic- I've been here a couple of times and recently brought my uncle there for a birthday brunch. The food is delicious- very fresh, creative and yummy. The servers and bartenders are friendly, attentive, and fun to joke around with. Love this place. Would totally recommend it. Can't wait to go back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mezetto well-exceeded all my expectations for a brunch place. While the number of servers were sparse, they managed to maintain full champagne glasses, serve spectacular Mediterranean tapas, while not once making our table feel the need to leave within the two-hour time frame.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM