Ayse Meze Lounge

4.4
1164 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 1164 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I woke up on Father's day to find they had cancelled my reservation so we went elsewhere. Very disappointed. It used to by my favorite place -- now I am re-thinking that.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a wonderful lunchtime experience. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had the perfect Father’s Day on the patio! Thank you

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Love this restaurant. The food is excellent and the portions perfect

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Nice space, menu/food, service. Disappointed that someone (member of staff) day at a table in the center of the Donovan bag room and hammered away on a laptop for two hours. That ruined the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service was HORRIBLE beginning with standing at the hostess counter and being completely ignored. The poor service continued with a less than attentive waitress who was slow to take our order and then follow up during the meal. I might be more forgiving of the poor service if the restaurant was packed, but it wasn't crowded at all. The food was good, but the overall experience tainted by the inattentive service.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Love this place love the food ! Great evening filled with great food and lots of laughter !

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Loved extensive vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Ayse Meze has a great environment and great food. It's also located in a charming part of town. Great shops are within walking distance, if you choose to take a stroll after your fantastic meal.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We were looking forward to eating at this restaurant given the reviews. However, the only standout among the dishes we ordered was the brussel sprouts. Service was fine but I indicated we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation and nothing was said or done to recognize the occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very good food and beautiful patio area. Music by Chris Smaha was an added bonus.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Frederick

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at AYSE. We love exploring your wonderful Greek and Turkish cuisine and wines. And the service is always perfect. Our server Laura was very friendly and efficient. We look forward to returning soon.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Love love love this place! Food is always delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I organized a last minute dinner for colleagues after a full day meeting and made a reservation. After making the reservation several more people wanted to join and the restaurant graciously accommodated us. They set up a nice table with plenty of room for all of us that was also conducive to relaxing and talking. Various combinations of us have eaten here in the past and the food is always great. This visit was no exception and I am sure that we'll hold work dinners here on future trips.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Delicious food and exceptional wait staff. Great restaurant!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family has been to many restaurants serving this cuisine and the food was very average at best. For starters the humus was very dry and lumpy. Not at all what we are accustomed to. It's usually very creamy. The dolmades had a good flavor but again were very dry. Ordered the meatballs and waiter did not add them to our order so we had to wait for those an extended period of time. Wife ordered a salad with chicken and it did not have mush flavor. there are better choice in Frederick for this category.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Highly recommend the spread sampler. Only negative food wise was the stuffed eggplant. It tasted great but the portion was tiny (1/2 of a very small eggplant). Brussels sprouts were delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Birthday dinner that I had preplanned. I requested to sit outside and could not. I wanted to listen to music. I requested on open table and called and they said I would be able. Disappointed. I would of picked another restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Enjoyable lunch. Great food and service. Everything we had was quite good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. Well worth the drive from Rockville.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Best lunch bargain in town, food and service alway excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

It was great as usual!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We had a great time with another couple. Bronzini was amazing!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was only okay and service really wasn’t very good. I would not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

First time having dinner here and the Staff was amazing! Had an opportunity to meet and talk with the owner. Authentic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes were wonderful. Looking forward to returning again soon!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Frederick, MD

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My two friends and I have been celebrating our birthdays together for 30 years. I love mediterranean or ethnic food and Ayse Meze always hits the mark. Our server Kelly was delightful and attentive. Everything was delicious and served well. The baklava/ice cream dessert was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great dining experience with delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food has really improved since our last visit (perhaps 3 years ago). We enjoyed all of the mezze dishes, especially loving their sausage, meatballs and artichoke. The atmosphere is lively, though it feels like a small sea of tables. Great cocktails!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

Ayse is my go to restaurant when I want a good Mediterranean meal.

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