Mezza Grille

4.5
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327 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Chef-owner Mike Tibi’s vision for an upscale, yet relaxed, fine dining restaurant is a must-visit for locals and visitors looking for the best dining experience in Houston. Since opening our doors in 2005, Mezza Grille excels at pleasing our guest’s taste buds with a unique fusion of flavors, steakhouse favorites, and fresh seafood.

Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, our guests always leave satisfied and craving more! How do we know? Mezza Grille perennially ranks among the top restaurants in Houston with stellar reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Opentable.

We’re open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering the best steak in Houston, fresh gulf seafood & an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal.

Over and over again our guests comment on the quality and freshness of our menu, while new guests say they wish they had heard of us sooner!

So Come in today and experience an exquisite fusion of flavor, and see why we are the Best Restaurant in Houston!

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CGTraveler
Adelaide / SA
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner with friends - food was excellent as usual with the exception of one entree salad with salmon which was not up to usual Mezza’s standards. We ordered the white chocolate mousse cake for dessert - very good. We have dined at Mezza many times - and will be back soon. Thank you.

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Jessica
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant itself is a bit dated but still nice. Sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive. Started off with the spinach dip and the crab cakes. Dip tasted like creamer spinach not dip and the salsa tasted like the glass of picante sauce. The crab cakes were lacking flavor and full of breading, not enough time crab meat and the sauce on top was thin and green; a red cream sauce would’ve sufficed. I had two glasses of moscato which were decent. I ordered the blackened tilapia with avocado mango salsa, scalloped potatoes and spinach. The tilapia was blackened well, great texture not flavor though. The salsa on top was very bright and refreshing. The spinach had sesame seeds for textures but it reminded me of bird food and the texture of the spinach was kind of oily like it was sautéed in a type of oil. The scalloped potatoes were decent, soft and cheesy. Bread pudding for dessert paired with vanilla ice cream. Bread pudding was very very soggy and lumpy in texture. It came two sauces that were horribly thick and too sweet. The ice cream was tasty with the vanilla bean standing out.

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MellowDee
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mezza is always wonderful. My husband and I have been going there for about 2 years and dinner is always good. The staff, food, everything, always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was horrible. The food on the buffet was cold. Then the waitress had the nerve to ask if I wanted her to heat it up. What's is? Ridiculous. Then on top of that they give me a check for $102. Save your money and don't waste your time.

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vipluv2eat
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mezza is a neighbor favorite....we dine there at least once weekly, food is outstanding and service is amazing!

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vipWill
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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GVLew
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dining experience, from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a FANTASTIC experience for our Valentine dinner! We ordered the hummus trio appetizer and were astounded! This was no ordinary hummus (garlic and red pepper) and eggplant dip! All 3 were unbelievable, and the pita slices and chips very delicious. The following entrees (triple kabobs and chicken with vegetables) were outstanding! Who knew a ground chuck kabob could be exquisite? The scalloped potato side was the best I've ever tasted... I even ordered an extra to take home to our son! The service was wonderful; the ambience just right! Kudos to everyone! We WILL be back! And we won't wait until V-day 2021!

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RobertD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a great evening with three friends. Food was excellent. Service had some problems: pushy waiter. Missed part of my order that was delivered later. Place was nearly empty so the other wait staff were helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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Stephen
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My wife and I try to visit a new restaurant every Feb. This was the first time visiting Mezza. It was pretty empty and quiet. Which was not an issue. Very dark but inviting. The beer selection is not something to be desired but my wife enjoyed the wine. The service was ok. We had to wait about 10 mins for appetizer plates and our bill was incorrect when we recieved it. It was corrected right away and wasnt much of an issue for me, just wasn't what I would call excellent service. If you're looking for excellent food however, definitely give them a try. The food was absolutely amazing.

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vipPandasmom1
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We eat at Mezza fairly often and enjoy their food very much. Large variety of choices from salads to steaks and everything in between. The service is usually very good but this last visit was a little disappointing. Husband ordered soup to start and then an entrée. The soup was never served although we asked the server's assistant about it after waiting for quite a while for it to arrive. About 5-10 minutes later our entrees were served. No soup. Oh well. Not sure what was going on, there were people that had arrived after us that received their food before we did.

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vipHoustonBuyers
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for Sunday Brunch and early dinner. Service outstanding. Food is excellent (big servings)- I ordered the Spicy Seafood pasta and was excellent. Perfect for sharing. I didn't know how big the plate so I ended up taking half home. I tried the lamb shack on another occasion and they were perfectly cook. Only suggestion. It will be nice to have couple 9f Halah choices in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic as always!

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JonV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Mezza many times and always the food is good and the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable.

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vipHusker
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, friendly service and outstanding food with generous portions.

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StefanieG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very quaint! Great food! Will definitely go back.

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henjay
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Arrived on a weekday evening & restaurant was almost empty. Accordingly, we received a lot of attention. The staff was courteous & knowledgeable & the service was top notch. The food was excellent, the portions were large (we took enough home for another meal) & the overall experience was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service. Outstanding food.

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GeorgeS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The noise level was very loud and the hip hop music did not match the supposed ambiance of the dining venue. I asked for the level be lowered but was ignored. The decor was pretty plain. The food was average and excessively large. All six of us had doggie bags. I did not want to save mine but was convinced to take it. Probably not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was very good. Sadly, after we sat down, they took 10 minutes to ask us about drinks - and they were not busy at all. Then, we asked about the Free Dessert that was supposed to come with the reservation and they would not honor it. They said it was “supposed to be cancelled.”
Well, this is a very bad service, and his restaurants lose customers. We like the food; but, expected much better service.

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vipFoodie
Houston
118 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The mango chicken is one of the best chicken dishes in town and large enough to split. All of the dishes are very generous.

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vipJakeG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

This is a difficult review for me. It was my first time to visit. I went because of the top-ten ranking on TripAdvisor. However, I almost left as soon as I walked in. I wasn’t looking for a fine-dining establishment, but this place is in need of a makeover. It’s decor is so bland and boring, and there were only three other tables with customers on a Thursday night. It was odd. I didn’t enjoy the experience. To me a restaurant is more than just good food. However, some of the food was fantastic. Our grilled shrimp and lemon butter chicken were some of the best I’ve ever had. Delicious! Some of the food I disliked and didn’t eat after the first bite. The currant rice tasted like Christmas potpourri. Nasty. But the au gratin potatoes that came with the chicken was pure potato perfection. I think it’s too expensive to get the food as take-out. I wanted so much to like it, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience/ service. We will definitely be back!

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vipkalat
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Been here many iMessages so obviously we enjoy their food. Took my mother in law for soup, she wanted a good soup, So obviously this was my choice. Had the "cup" size with three course meals and it was just that, a small cup. So said to MIL order the bowl. It looks so huge when it arrives,but after only eating about a third and asking for a to go container it only filled up a quarter f the quart container. Total realization that their "bowls" have a wider lip but not that deep. Can't explain how disappointed I was!!! $13 bucks for a bowl and bucks, NOPE. Somehow my infatuation on this place has really dimmed.

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THEO
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This restaurant has really slipped. They removed many food items we used to order, and enjoyed.
We always ask for Leo who always gives us excellent service, he was off this day and we were given
a server who was sarcastic, rude, and totally not interested in serving us.
We ordered a filet steak medium and she guaranteed it would be cooked to order,
when it finally came out after twenty five minutes it was well done, dry and she made no attempt to take it
back and bring a steak that was medium with juice left in it.
I have eaten here many times in the past with excellent food and service, but I will have to think long and hard before returning.

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vipMarker
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the mixed grill and my wife had the vegetable plate. Both were excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. She helped my wife who has celiac disease get a safe gluten free meal.

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vipBernadetteP
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and amazing food ... definitely a favorite!

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LawrenceM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, in an atmosphere conducive to conversation. Service was admirable, not overly attentive, but attentive at the right times. Only minor complaint was that the Cabernet was only barely drinkable. Not off enough to return, but not worthy of the excellent food. I would hope they will pay more attention to their by-the-glass wines in future. We are likely to return here in future, although it is a fair drive from home.

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vipKacky
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating birthday’s!
Food was outstanding and services was excellent!! Had such a great time!! It does get loud!!

HB
HeatherB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my first visit to Mezza Grille. Service was impeccable . Our server actually met us at the door .
If anything she was too attentive .
We both ordered mixed greens with grilled shrimp .
The shrimp were large and delicious - perfectly seasoned.
The greens could have been fresher but were ok.
There was an appetizer that was also good but can’t recall what it was. Like a seasoned banquette .
Not especially crowded on a weekday - we would not have needed a reservation. Other diners were people on their lunch break . We could talk freely - very little ambient noise .
I had a sparkling water . Our meals were about 25.00 per person with gratuity extra.
I would go back if I’m in the area.

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vipDineOutGuyHouston
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal with friends. The food, service and atmosphere were terrific. Can not recommend more highly.

Mezza Grille
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad to know you & your friends enjoyed our food, our service & our atmosphere. We are looking forward to serving you again soon.

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KathyM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their specialty, stuffed mango chicken was amazing!!!
Great wine selection. The best fried calamari I have ever had!
TIP: the stuffed chicken breast was huge. Plan to share it or take the excess home in doggy bag. It is way to good to wast.

Mezza Grille
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad to know you have enjoyed our Mango stuffed chicken, our service & our wine selection. We are looking forward to serving you again soon.

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vipluv2eat
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! A local treasure! Excellent service staff

Mezza Grille
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad to hear your opinion of Mezza Grille, we are looking forward to serving you again soon.

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HeatherD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Jennifer was fabulous and made our birthdays extra special!

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ERICW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service. We had a reservation and came on time at 4 pm . We were celebrating our anniversary. Expected to sit in the main dining area but was forced to sit in the bar. Didn’t care for the seating too much but we had a nice meal.

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Martha
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. I requested for a well lit table and my request was fulfilled. The food was “sumptuous”! I’d been to Mezza’s Grille to celebrate my brother’s birthday and enjoyed the venue. I returned months later with my friends to introduce them to a different restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price

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LisaO
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this restaurant, it’s one of our first choices when we are entertaining or family comes to town. There’s a large variety of choices and all selections are so yummy!

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CarlaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex provided excellent service. The entire serving staff was outstanding. The food was exceptional! One of our favorite restaurants!

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Mezza Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mezza Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 334-2000.

Mezza Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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