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Ayse Meze Lounge

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1131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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Modern Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine featuring Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese influence, served in small plates called "meze." Located in Everedy Square in Down Town Frederick
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Lebanese, Turkish
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Hours of operation
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Tuesday thru Thursday
11:30 AM - 10 PM Friday and Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Sunday
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Phone number
(240) 651-5155
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Patrick and North East
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Parking details
Free Parking located off of East St in Everedy Square
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Entertainment
Live, local music on our patio Tuesday's thru Saturday's from 7pm-10pm
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Special events & promotions
Please call and inquire about booking private events of up to 300 guests
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1131 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Kate took great care of us.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Disappointed by the lack of service and general attention to detail during our experience, this is unfortunately what we were left with after our visit to Ayse Meze Lounge last weekend. I had booked the restaurant for a special occasion and left a note of this in the reservation request. It was clear this information was not considered, as we were placed in a crowded part of the lounge, near a large table with children, and no recognition of the special birthday was mentioned. The food was good, but not anything note-worthy, especially for the price.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is fabulous at the restaurant, but the wait staff is not. Someone at our table had a mixed drink with chipped glass. We asked for another drink to be made. The staff brought around glass and dumped the drink into the new glass. We again ask for a new drink, as it was unsafe and may have glass chips in the drink. This time more ice was added to the same drink. Garnish was on the bottom. No discount or apology was offered. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great dining experience with delicious food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really well prepared food. Great selection. Reasonable prices. Good drinks. Loved our server Cam. Too noisy for my taste but nothing’s perfect.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful evening great food with exciting flavors and presentation. Great service from Kelly. Disappointed that half the bar was closed off before and during happy hour. Made it tough for thirty people to squeeze in and be comfortable. My wife took a glass to her teeth from a woman trying to get by. Not well thought out by management. Future planning should permit happy hour tone extended to dining area when you restrict bar access. These are your regulars people don’t punish them.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ayse was not up to its usual food and service last Saturday night. We were seated on time as per our reservation but service was unusually slow. They ran out of the wine we like and so we selected another that was nice enough. The normally delicious brussell sprouts tasted as if they were scraped off the bottom of the vat. This is normally a fabulous experience but something was off last weekend.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As usual, our meal was excellent. Service seemed slower than usual, and it seemed as though it wasn't just our server, it seemed to stem from the kitchen. As far as appetizers go, do NOT order the vegetable plate. For the second time, the vegetables were limp, old, cut carelessly, and my celery still had dirt on it. Our server took the order off our bill. The Friday night music was fantastic, a singer and a guitarist, she was amazing and the playlist was eclectic. All in all, a good time, despite the vegetables. Our favorites are the carrot fritters (to die for), and the "ravioli" (wow!)

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This place was wonderful in every way - food, service, dining space, all. A new favorite. Will be back in nicer weather to check out the patio which looked lovely.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Sunday buffet looked dried out and very unappealing so we ordered from the menu...the bronzino was excellent along with well-cooked vegetables and basmati rice...the Virgin Mary with Old Bay spicing was not good at all and the recipe should be changed.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation, but it was a quiet week night and we were easily accommodated. And we stayed! I think my friend and I were the last guests. We enjoyed a bottle of half-price wine (the Sicilian Red Blend) that was a good table wine for everything we ordered and for sipping. Our choices included the chicken with pomegranate and jalapeño glaze, a pizza type pizza I can’t quite remember and can’t see on the website menu ( but I loved it), two types of flavored hummus spread, the gratis olive assortment, fresh pita, and another shared plate I can’t remember either. ( It’s either the fact dinner was three nights ago or that wine!). Ayse Meze continues to be a favorite of mine. Delicious food, attentive but not obnoxious staff, lovely decor, good value for price, easy parking. Etc. Love it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were seated right away. (had a reservation) the problem was we sat there for 23 minutes before being waited on..Had to go up to the reception desk to let them know..people all around except our server who was just coming on duty when we got there.. Once we got past all that, the food was delicious, the service once we got it was great...endless bread and this yummy sauce they use. yummmm I am sure it is fattening but I took a day off the diet... it was worth it.
we chose different things to taste and eat from all dishes. Left there very full and happy and I liked the ambiance of the place..

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The combination of a brunch buffet and the meze menu was great for our family brunch allowing plenty of choices. Recommend it for brunch and dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and service were, as always, phenomenal! Everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A truly remarkable place. Another reason to spend time in beautiful Frederick, MD. ab

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I took out of town friends there for Sunday brunch and it was not a good experience. The brunch selection was minimal and some of the promised items missing. What Greek restaurant doesn't have any baklava and the cookies were stale so that left only small brownies for dessert selection. One of my guests and I ordered the eggs benedict from the server. I got mine but my friend waited at least 20 minutes for hers and only after we reminded the server she hadn't gotten it. Basically if you want eggs and sausage with fruit and a very few other things, you get that for $20/person. So disappointed in what used to be my go to restaurant whenever I have guests or to celebrate a special occasion. What has happened to the service and the food?

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Generally reliable. Service was lacking - just perfunctory and rote in communicating. Not too responsive. Gigantes beans were disappointing. Zucchini cakes and keftedes were both excellent. Lamb souvlaki was good not great.

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

They were closed. No notice on their phone or website. I understand weather related issues, but at the very least put a notice up on the out going message for people that call or on your website. We patronize this establishment often, but this burns me.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved this meal. The Brussels Sprouts were the best I’ve ever had - amazing. The mushooms were a close second. Actually I loved all the things I tried which was a bit of everything in the menu (resulting an abundance of take home boxes :) ). Will definitely return if I’m ever in the area again. Will recommend highly!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of my Favorite restaurants in downtown Frederick!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Slow service, staff seemed overwhelmed with party going on in 2nd room
Hour before appetizers came out followed immediately by our meals
Food was good

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The seating was not optimum - and the noise was too much off and on.
The food was very good and so was the service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fabulous restaurant! Wonderful for any occasion!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food tasted fresh. The service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Restaurant week menu was delicious. Keftedes, crispy brussel sprouts and shrimp stew were great! The ice cream was a nice surprise. We sat in the bar section at a table and could hear each other talk even with live music. Singer happened to be great, too. Service was pretty slow at times but they were busy so I get it. Overall, great experience as usual! 😍

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Restaurant week options included many of our favorites. Great food, great value.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Yet another first time visit thanks to Restaurant Week. We’d love to come back here with a group someday.

Shared one four course meal for $37, and it was plenty of food. Normal pricing looked good, and half price wine bottles on Wednesday was a nice bonus. Thanks to our waitress for excellent service and good suggestions.

The Turkish wine we wanted to try wasn’t available, but our backup Zinfandel was good.

The falafel wasn’t bad, but we’d probably not order it again. Their flash fried Brussels sprouts should be tried by everyone, fantastic!

The main course was an excellent shrimp dish called Garides Saganaki, which will be hard to resist not getting again next time we go.

The chocolate pudding with caramel, sea salt, and whipped cream was divine.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

2nd time here. Really really good. Authentic Turkish and Lebanese and Greek offerings. Brussels sprouts to die for. Fresh baked pita. Raki. Great service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The bartenders were amazing. We sat at the bar for our meal. Food was delivered and the bartenders knew the menu very well

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The intention of going to Ayse Meze was for a quiet, date night. We made a reservation about a week in advance . Although we had never been, we had heard good things. When we arrived at the restaurant, instead of being taken to the dining room, we were taken to the bar. In addition, our small two-person table appeared to have been placed last minute or as an after thought. The table was squeezed into two larger tables that seemed more permanent. In addition, it was placed in the egress path to the emergency exit (a life safety issue), which was right next to my chair. Lastly, the table was wobbly and one of us had to put our foot on one of the table supports at all times to keep it from moving around. After sitting for a couple of minutes and discussing just leaving, we decided to give the food a chance and sit at the bar. Frankly, our review would have been much worse, except the barstaff and the quality of the food made up for the poor first impression. My impression is the restaurant either overbooked or was trying to be greedy because it was First Saturday. I would recommend this place for casual dining or for happy hours/casual get together at the bar, but they don't seem interested in taking care of the people who make reservations.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My first experience at this restaurant was with a group of friends one week before this lunch, and Ayse was sooo wonderful then that I had to introduce it to my husband. We're real "foodies" who live abut twenty-five miles south, and we were both thrilled with this lunch visit too! In fact, we met friends there (both had visited Ayse before) , and our server was the same wonderful woman who served my group one week before this, so I assured everyone that she would care for us beautifully, and she certainly did! She was most polished and professional, yet very smiling and helpful! (Please give her a special "thank you" for her outstanding professionalism!) The food was excellent, prices are great, ambience fabulous, so what's not to love?!?!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service. Food was very good. Awesome specialty drinks. Liked the bar environment for table

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a great time at Ayse, we will definately be back for more.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Son moving to flo

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As always, Ayse never disappoints. Try the Portugese wine. A GREAT WINE AND GOOD VALUE. If you have time, let it breathe. The tannin will mellow.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We've been several times, never disappointed. The roasted Brussels sprouts are to die for.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was my second time dining at Ayse Meze and it was excellent. The Turkish Cigars were fantastic and the scallops were delicious. I will be sure to visit again.

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