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About Ayse Meze Lounge

Modern Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine featuring Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese influence, served in small plates called "meze." Located in Everedy Square in Down Town Frederick

6 North East St
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Lebanese, Turkish

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

Cross Street:
East Patrick and North East

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(240) 651-5155

Website:
http://www.aysemeze.com/

Entertainment:
Live, local music on our patio Tuesday's thru Saturday's from 7pm-10pm

Parking Details:
Free Parking located off of East St in Everedy Square

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call and inquire about booking private events of up to 300 guests

Ayse Meze Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
Special Occasion (25)
Tapas (24)
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Good for a Date (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vegan (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The buffet was a plentiful and great value for the money.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

All good except being rushed a bit. If you close soon, then don't suggest a second bottle of wine to your customers, and then come by every 5 minutes trying to clear the table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good menu and service as usual. Tapas are such a great way to try different foods!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We has not visited for quite a while and were very happy we re-connected! Foid and service were spot on! Looking forward to returning soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I'm a senior citizen. My husband and I were meeting college friends in Frederick for dinner. Neither couple lives in Frederick. I asked my twenty-something daughter for recommendations. She texted her friends who live in or near Frederick. Several suggested Ayse Meze Lounge. I made reservations requesting a quiet spot in the restaurant (two of us wear hearing aids).
We were promptly seated in a little alcove in the back of the restaurant. The setting was attractive and the seats were comfortable.
Our server was charming and efficient. We asked her for food and wine recommendations, telling her what we liked. She was spot on with the small plates. How any plates should we get? She recommended a number that was exactly right. The food was absolutely delicious! All of us just loved it! Yummy. Plus, it was pretty quiet inside the alcove. We were able to have a nice conversation while eating, which is becoming more and more of a rarity in restaurants.
After dinner, we moved to the bar. It was fun. Good drinks. Witty conversation with the bartender.
My personal test of a good restaurant is "Was eating experience worth the time and money?" The answer for Ayse Meze is an absolute "Yes!"

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a treat tonight was made special by eating in the much quieter side room. Our server add to the evening with her excellent attention and helpful suggest ions. Thanks for another happy occasion

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

An overnight trip to the area for Valentines celebration - had a wonderful dining experience! Would highly recommend!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal. Loved the Lamb Chops. Will come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is always wonderful, service is quick and friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always enjoy the food here and even if you don't like Brussels sprouts you will love theirs, however, the service was a bit off this time. Nice but not on his game. We'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We liked the atmosphere, the waitress was very nice, patient and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the appetizers. The eggplant wasn't anything to brag about and the veal was very good. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great variety of small plates, served in a timely manner, well prepared and delicious. Excellent service. Don't accept a table in the back room.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice, relaxing, enjoyable and delicious! Service was attentive and friendly. Wish I lived closer to enjoy the dining experience more often! A true neighborhood gem!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely brunch for my birthday with family. Everything from beginning to end was perfect. Our waiter was a delight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good but not outstanding. The service was slow. We had to ask twice for our cocktails. We had to ask three times for pita bread.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic food!! Small plates for sharing and we definitely over ordered in a good way. Highly recommend if you are a fan of Mediterranean food. Turkish and Greek, a very good match. Everyone very friendly and attentive to your needs

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Ayse Meze is a great restaurant with a good atmosphere and great food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Frederick County Public School was in the house for separate celebrations (without knowing).
the place was very loud and busy (that was not problem at all). the waitress we had was very friendly but very busy so the managers had to help. There was this certain manager by the name of Nicole (wasn't given the last name) but wore glasses, dirty blonde hair, and wore it back in a pony tail for that evening. One of our party members ran a little late and didn't know who our waitress was, so when Ms. Nicole came to the table to bring some of our dishes to help out our waitress, our party member asked her if she was the waitress. Ms. Nicole's response was very sharp and rude as we discussed about her when she left the table. It was like being a waitress was beneath her. I would suggest some sort of class for dealing with large crowds or being more pleasant, or evening venting when NO ONE notices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve had so many great servers there over the years - Taylor, Eliza and many others and the food is always top notch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Waiter had trouble keeping up with what we order and when and what food was coming out. Bill was not correct at the end of the night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. First time for friends - althought it took us over an hour to get there - they all said it was well worth the drive. We had the 4 course meal - all courses fresh and delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This miserable place is the worst restaurant in Frederick. The service is ridiculously slow and incompetent. If you complain enough, you might get a server’s attention. But good luck actually getting food in under 45 minutes. If the food does come, you’ll be sorry it did. The restaurant may pride itself on slow, but it specializes in greasy and tasteless. The bread was raw. The dolmades were bland tubes of uncooked rice and gray mystery meat. There are too many great options in Frederick for a place like this to exist.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and free parking. Very cozy and a good place to catch up with an old friend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Returned to celebrate lunch with special friends -- we were not disappointed! Were given a table in the alcove which is cozy, comfortable and permitted pleasant conversation. The food was innovative, healthy and tasty, but get the Mediterranean dishes - American burgers better elsewhere in Frederick. Service was attentive and didn't rush us when we lingered after our meal was complete. We will return.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was very good and it was our first experience with small plate dining. Most of the food was fantastic. My mother felt the Greek salad was lacking and did not have any olives in it. The only real concern was that I made reservations days before for five and they sat us at a table that should have sat no more than four. This forced use to divide some plates as they were served because there was absolutely no room to sit them down. We do plan to go back, but will be sure to ask for a larger table.

We went on a Wednesday and it was half price bottled wine night. ( did not know that until we were there ) Our bottles of wine proved to be cheaper than we would have paid had we bought the same wine in the store. (We looked online) yes, we did tip on the full value. :)

We had a great time. Every male I saw had a collared shirt with perhaps half wearing a jacket. I did not feel out of place in a tie, but it did not feel " buttoned- up". This is a great place to have a great meal and great time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was my mother in laws birthday. While it was put in to OpenTable, the restaurant didn’t even act like they knew.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The menu has changed somewhat since we were here last. Everything is prepared perfectly and plenty of varied selections. We can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Has become one of our favorite restaurants since moving to Frederick. The tapas menu offers enough variety so that you can always try something new.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. We all enjoyed it

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The stuffed eggplant is outstanding. All the food is well flavored, and not oversalted. This was our friends' first visit, and they were delighted by the experience. It is fun to share lots of appetizers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was delicious , wait staff warm, friendly, and competent. We sat out on the enclosed porch, and I could tell that it was quieter there than in the main dining area.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

WE went with our children and grandchild. It was a very nice setting with very good food and a very nice hostess

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Today, as usual, was amazing! Eric, our server, went above and beyond, and made today even more special! Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was not the best. Some items were tasty, but some, like the dolmades, were just bad. Items were either under-seasoned or salty. Service was friendly and attentive but not on point. Not a repeat.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic food. Excellent! Awesome gluten free options including gluten free pita bread. Highly recommend. We will be back...soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, I love brunch at Ayse. It was amazing as usual!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have always enjoyed being at this restaurant for special occasion and eating very tasty food. However, for the first time, the service was unusually slow. We ordered the early bird special as soon as we sat down. After an hour, all we had eaten was an appetizer and salad. We eventually had to do a take out for our entrée and dessert as we needed to leave for another engagement that night. The slow service could have been due to being a Tuesday night and business was pretty light or we had ordered our meal in the bar area and the bartender had too many folks to take care of. We hope it was an anomaly as we really like the food there. We will check it out again after the Xmas Lights Ride on Dec 15.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for the brunch buffet, which was extremely disappointing. The food was mostly cold and not very good. I might go back to try the regular menu, but not a good choice for brunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We’ve been coming to Asye (pronounced “Eye-Shay”) for years and it remains one of our favorite places in Frederick. I don’t know if it was the busy time of the evening, but our service was disconcertingly slow and uneven despite having an earnest experienced waitress.

Our food took way too long to come out and when it did, I had to have them reheat one of my dishes.

The restaurant is very noisy at peak times.

Try to reserve the “Ayse Room” (formally known as the “Ottoman Room” or “Nook”) if you can. It’s a tucked in area along the windows by the north entrance which offers some additional ambiance and intimacy.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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