Ayse Meze Lounge

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1292 reviews
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Greek
Modern Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine featuring Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese influence, served in small plates called "meze." Located in Everedy Square in Down Town Frederick
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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my friend and his kids out for his birthday. His daughters really enjoyed the variety, as did I.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was incredible. Everything we ate was top
Notch and everyone raved about it. Drinks were good as well. It was a very busy night so I’ll give the server some slack but waters and drinks were left empty for an extended period of time. Food service was quick and efficient though!

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H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We've been multiple times in the past, always with good experiences. We'd heard from friends they'd had a bad experience with poor quality food, however we felt we should make our own decision. Unfortunately the food quality was not good - poorly seasoned, dry and flavorless. Our server had a very good attitude, however others delivered the food and they did so with multiple courses being delivered at the same time (courses 1 and 2 arrived together) and then they brought out course 3 while courses 1 and 2 were still on the table and neither finished. There wasn't enough room on the table for all the dishes, and there seemed to be no realization that courses should be brought out one at a time with each course cleared before the next is served. Overall it was not a good experience and I'm sorry to say it's unlikely we will be back.

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HC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with friendly, polite staff, and good food. I gave a 4 only due to being served entree when still eating appetizer.

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I indulged for Frederick Restaurant Week and everything was delicious. Great value for this deal. Gave us a chance to try more dishes and figure out what we'd like to go back and eat again... Brussels sprouts!

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good. We were their for Restaurant week. Service was friendly but very slow. Dinner took over 3 hours. Yet I would still go back.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant Week. The menu had 3 courses with multiple options to choose from. All of our choices were delicious. It was between lunch and dinner so we were the only ones there for a while.
FYI, they have a parking area in the back.

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GH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only thing that was not perfect was the temperature of my meal. I had the stuffed eggplant and my husband had the shrimp. His came sizzling in a cast iron pan, but mine was almost cold. It was a while before the server came back and I mentioned it to him. The Manager actually offered to bring me something else, but I was full. The food wa delicious, just not hot. We will go back again.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was nothing like advertised or images. Very disappointed.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here for special date nights with my lady, we are never disappointed. Though I do miss the Istanbul platter :(

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PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely be back!

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P
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal and would definitely return.

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AO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and the service from our waiter Alex was amazing!!!!

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly with the reservation and even though our party had a wide variety of tastes among several age groups, our waitress was very patient and extremely helpful with our meal ordering.

The food was terrific and they have fantastic drink specials!

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s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's not just the variety of foods, but also the quality that made this brunch spectacular!

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SK
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food was overall, very good. The avgelemono soup was exceptional and so were the scallops, shrimp, and the artichoke dish that we tried. The gyro was just ok. Stick with the tapas and you can’t go wrong.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food - small portion, flavor not that good
Service - we had reservation so we got a table right away but we waited for about 10mins just to order our drinks, then we waited 15 mins to order our main dinner . Our appitizer came out with our main dinner. Bad Service......Over priced. Not coming back Sorry

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Z
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food. Very popular and crowded. Brussels sprouts were a bit too greasy but nevertheless delicious. The whole fish was outstanding.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing atmosphere. Nice ambience. Good live band music.

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n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great food, service and atmosphere. Live music was incredible too.

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the relaxed feel of this place. Music by vocalist Liz West and guitarist Jason made it a special night as we celebrated family. We definitely will return to try more dishes. The Aphrodite and Neptune dish specials for Valentine's Day were amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly. Parking nearby.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite - never lets us down. I could make a meal just on the appetizers - but the Chilean sea bass was so light and delicious. Yum

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KY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich environmen plus low priced food equals Perfection

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KH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Having been to this restaurant before, we looked forward to bringing friends from Virginia here to eat before going to The Weinberg for a show. Everything went very well and the food was delicious, as expected. However, as the restaurant got busier, we kind of got forgotten. Our server did not ask us about more drinks or dessert. Instead, we had to search her out to get the check and pay so we wouldn’t be late for the show.

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EC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would have liked more desert options but the food was amazing...great place for date night!

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MK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant in Frederick, food is delicious, make sure you try the Brussel sprouts, was there for the Sunday brunch, was all great, just a little slow in replenishing the chicken and salmon

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JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For $20 this is a decent brunch. Table service was good & the decor & atmosphere were fun. $3 mimosas and Bloody Mary's when getting the buffet brunch are a steal. The biggest problem was actually the food. Decent but not exceptional & often the serving dishes weren't full. My sister-in-law tried to get pineapple 3x & all 3 times there was none. Other dishes were similarly under-supplied. The "coffee bar" was one container of regular coffee - no decaf or hot tea options. My husband wanted coffee with dessert & they were out of cups. After waiting for 7 minutes he was given Irish coffee glass mugs & he then had to lift the large coffee dispenser while his sister held the mug because it wouldn't fit under the pour spout.

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AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Ayse - service was great, friendly and efficient! The food is amazing and the atmosphere in the bar as well as the main restaurant and patio are wonderful too! We’ll definitely be back!

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M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All 3 of our dishes were excellent and some of the best pita bread I have had. Will definitely come back to try more of the extensive menu.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious food and wine, which was also Mediterranean. Service was slow; it was a crowded Friday night. Noise level was high, but that was fine. We would go back.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A bit noisy, but expected, as restaurant was crowded. Helpful wait staff, and a very enjoyable dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as usual. A real favorite in Frederick.

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S
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter seemed a little distracted as we had to remind him a few times for things like water and more pita. My souvlaki plate was missing the roasted tomato, but I don’t normally eat it anyway. Just would have been nice for the waiter to have noticed and ask me if I wanted it.
The food was fabulous, as usual and I will go back again. I may ask who my server is next time though.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

We were seated on time for our reservation. However our waitress took 20 minutes to get us a cocktail. When I told her that was unacceptable she coped an attitude and ask if I wanted a different wait person. So I agreed and she figured she would punish me with a new high school age waiter. Wrong, he was excellent and saved the evening. We will request Alex if we come here again.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Our reservation was for 7:30 and we weren’t seated till 8:20 at a very odd located table where everyone was bumping into us going in and out . The server too 20 min ago o make her way to our table and we placed our orders immediately. The food came trickling and although we ordered the full portion, we got the Meze size and one order never made it to the table . The food was great but we’ve never had that horrible experience at this restaurant before . This isn’t their first run with Fire & Ice night and they should know better.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok but I had expected better. I had made a reservation more than a week in advance and yet when my friend and I arrived we were told we still had to wait for ten minutes before our table would be ready. I thought all the small plates we had were ok but nothing was outstanding. In fact, the only thing that was remarkable was the red Israeli Yasmin wine! I regret not buying a bottle of it.

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service coupled with great culinary choices!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had amazing service on Saturday night, 5:30. Great suggestions for food. Noisy but other than that a great night.

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r
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rutabaga soup was fantastic!

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant. Really good food and very nice staff. Will come back.

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