The food here was great!
The food here was great! I got the hamburger and it was truly delicious! I was dining with friends and we had not seen each other in years. We were excited to catch up and talk. Not so fast. The music was loud and when the belly dancer started to entertain, the music was so loud it hurt your ears and there was absolutely no way we could even hear each other. The dancing goes on for quite awhile! I would love to go back because the food was really good, but I won't be because of the noise level.
Hint - You need to change the rating scale for your 'noise' level. There has to be more choices.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was good and the
The food was good and the service was excellent! The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and added to a very enjoyable dining experience. We went on a Friday night when there was a bellydancer performing for about 10 minutes which was fun and difference but very loud to the point where you couldn't really talk to the person next to you, wish it was a little less loud and didn't last so long. But still really enjoyed the dining experience!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good ambience! Waiters
Very good ambience! Waiters were very polite, good was very good and to top it all the belley dancer made a special appearance...
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food and very nice
Very good food and very nice ambiance, belly dancing included!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Atmosphere
We had a good time there with unexpected belly dancing. The ambience was a little noisy but the food and service was good. Overall we had a good time.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
the service here was excellent
the service here was excellent and one of their specialty drinks I had was the best... rain vodka, lemon juice and jalapeno. food was fresh and simple...not greasy... yay
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food good...despite the noise
Food was good. Went for brunch got the bottomless Bloody Mary...very tasty....omelette was also very good...it was very noisy....loud...this as a Sunday morning...
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 8 and everyone
We had a party of 8 and everyone loved their meals. Flavors are bright and vibrant. I had the Meze burger, and it was spectacular. My wife had the grilled shimp over pasta, and again, magnificent. A must hit dining experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meze was great. Definitely
Meze was great. Definitely get the pita with some dips (the spicy feta, hummus, and babaganoush were AMAZING). The only problem is you fill up on bread and by the time the rest of the meal comes around, you're already stuffed. We also got the melted cheese that comes to the table set on fire, so that was fun. Very trendy, great space. Hookah and belly dancers don't start until after 10pm so if you want food & a show, be sure to come later in the evening. Drinks were tasty but not strong at all. Definitely a fun night out.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place in the
This is a great place in the middle of the Gaslamp offering a modern setting with good Mediterranean food and a friendly staff. Service was attentive and friendly (Server Lizzie) without being intrusive. Water glasses were filled routinely. Great for a light snack or a heavier fare.We consider this place a nice find with plans to return soon.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had another great meal
We had another great meal at Meze the other night. The flaming cheese appetizer is always impressive and delicious. and the assortment of beef, chicken and shrimp that we ordered was outstanding. The restaurant had a very festive and fun atmosphere (helped by an assortment of very original and tasty cocktails), and further enhanced by the terrific service we received from Dre and the rest of the very courteous and friendly wait staff. To top it off, there was a very talented and entertaining belly dancer who really got the restaurant going. Highly recommend Meze for lunch, brunch and dinner!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just as advertised!!!
The food is excellent:: tasty, plentiful, gourmet, representative of the Mediterranean, with a some Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern elements. I enjoy the ambiance of the place in a strategic location in downtown by the Gaslamp District and close to the Petco Park. Not too romantic, not too wild. Fits many expectations. Personally, I'd return to this place on a special occasion or when I feel more comfortable to spend a little more than the average restaurant. Your bill with taxes and tips included for two persons can easily exceed $50 dlls. with just a basic plate and some wine or beer, so it's not everyday dining for many.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious twist on Mediterranean
Tasty food (small plates or large), they accomodate special requests like gf, hookah before 10pm (outside) etc if you call them ahead of time. Our waitress was the bomb, and the water guy came by a LOT to ensure we were hydrated. The cocktails are delicous and like none I've ever had before. We had the feta/red pepper puree dip, spanokopita, and meze kabob. Everything was beyond delicious. Will definitely be coming again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flaming Cheese & Belly Dancer!
We decided to eat at Meze for a friend's bachelorette party dinner with our gorup of 6 girls. This place was delicious! We picked Meze due to all the great reviews and we were not let down! Everything we ordered was yummy. We got the flaming cheese, delish! The babaganoush was one of the best I've had in a while, very fresh tasting. There's also an asortment of yummy speciality cocktails, wr loved all the ones we tried. We also really liked the gyro plate and the chicken kebob. I'd highly recommend this place. Lets not forget the beautiful belly dancer ;)
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our service was very attentive
Our service was very attentive and professional. We'll be back.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, not so great service!
The food here is very good. We went during their happy hour so beer was $3 and appetizers were half off. The hummus was great. My husband had their burger which is huge and delicious. The fries are also delicious. The waiter was friendly and helpful. He took our order promptly and we received our food pretty quick. After that though, we didn't see him. We had to ask for our check after waiting quite awhile. We had wanted to try their baklava, but after waiting so long and not even being asked if we'd like dessert, we decided we didn't want to wait longer. We will probably go back and hope for better service. The food was great!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, a bit pricey
I gave Meze a total of 4 out of 5 stars due to the food prices, which were a bit steep. The menu featured Mediterranean classics, such as gyros, hummus, Greek salads, and kebab plates. My friend and I shared a burger (lamb, beef, and pork) and an asparagus fruit and nut salad, both of which were delicious.
Portion sizes were large. Burger was $18, salad was $15. Meze also offers a variety of small plates (tapas style...hummus, tziki, firey feta, etc.) .... prices for these range from $9-12ish. I would go back, but only with a coupon (available from San Diego magazine).
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place !!
This is one of our favorite neighborhood places. Everyone is friendly and the service is excellent. The food is always outstanding with unusual tastes - I love the salmon with salsa and the caprese is terrific. The wine list is greatly improved with many nicely selected wines well priced.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Local Mediterranean Cuisine!
The service was amazing (thanks, Jen!), great advice on menu items, and very attentive! We tried the baba ganoush, very smokey, and the best we've ever had. The jalapeño-cilantro hummus was also excellent, not too spicey so my husband was able to enjoy it. We did the two item combo for the appetizers and added gyro. The gyro meat was moist and delicious, and complimented both dips. For entrées, my husband went with the chicken and filet combo kabob. The chicken was so good he didn't even touch the filet until the chicken was gone. I had the Mezé kabob, ground beef and lamb, with just the right amount of spiciness, and accompanied by perfectly grilled eggplant. All in all, a great meal...we'll definitely be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Discovery
Meze takes its name from the small plates (hot and cold) that it offers. There is also a good selection of entrees. We found the food excellent and the service from Patrick absolutely outstanding! We plan to return very soon.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
Always a great experience at Meze.
I haven't tried too many items on the menu, but the items I have tried are amazing. I just keep going back and ordering the same items.
Hummus with pita bread. The hummus is homemade, and you can tell. It comes with warm pita bread.
Quesadilla with chicken. Chicken, cheese, and bell peppers in a pita bread-type tortilla. Comes with a dipping sauce. Delicious.
Chicken Kabob. Very flavorful chicken in a large portion with veggies and rice.
Homemade Baklava. This stuff is not only good, but inexpensive. $3 dollars gives you a slice with honey drizzled on the plate.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been there numerous times. Patrick and his Bro (who runs the kitchen) have created an awesome environment with excellent food and entertainment. I went the other nite and they have an Artist showing his stuff and then 4 Belly dancers performed for about an hour.
You can sit outside on the patio with the Heat Lamps and people watch as well.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Med Food!! Must Try!!
Everything we tried was excellent! Visited during ComicCon, and thought we'd test service and qualify... Sure enough, not let down. Severs were in costume, staff was on point and owners were around. Great patio for people watching with heat lamps. If they could pull off top service during the busiest weekend, they must be great on a normal night. Look forward to trying brunch on the weekend. Will def return soon. Must try Saganaki, grilled
sparahus salad and lamb kabob, salmon,
Or grilled shrimp!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!!
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Meze was a real pleasant surprise.
Meze was a real pleasant surprise. We booked it to have dinner with a couple of friends that were visiting San Diego for only two days. We wanted something in the Gas Lamp District and it was ideally located. We arrived on time and were immediately seated at a very nice corner table. The menu is Mediterranean and was filled with excellent choices. I had a Gyros plate that was very good. My wife had a lamb Kabob and she really enjoyed it. Our friends had a flaming cheese appetizer and both had Salads. For desert my wife and I shared a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. The prices are very moderate for this restaurant district. We will be returning.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit The Mark!
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.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommended Meze to a friend
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!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM