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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
Frederick, MD 21701
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
East Patrick and North East
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live, local music on our patio Tuesday's thru Saturday's from 7pm-10pm
Free Parking located off of East St in Everedy Square
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
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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