Mezza Grille

4.6
234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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, and 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!

*Note: absolutely NO outside food (including birthday cakes) or drinks are allowed.
What 234 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Quite

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic experience. We especially enjoyed the chipotle tenderloin pasta. For dessert, get the white chocolate bread pudding!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Valentine’s Day and we got seated right when we walked in. Service was amazing and the food was wonderful!! Will be going back.

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DP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. The service, the food and presentation is
Phenomenal. Tina our waitress is exceptional and knows how to make you feel special. Top notch service.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was very attentive, never had to ask for anything. The lobster chipotle bisque was outstanding. Butter mango chicken was quite tasty. Bar was missing Cream de Cocoa so couldn’t have a Brady Alexander which would of finished the meal well

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e
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat. There is such variety and such delicious flavors in the food. Brianna, our waitress is amazing and efficient. Highly recommend.

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k
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is delicious, a bit pricey for the ambiance and some dishes like anything with beef ( kabobs ) are very stingy on portion. The tortilla soup is fantastic, spinach stuffed chicken tasty and large portioned, we enjoy the cinammmon rice and the complimentary oil and chips upon seating. Look at the menu before you go, will be licking your chops! But be prepared for a metal table, fairly noisy interior. Really 3.5 stars but I upgrade to four because of my favorite dishes!

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant serves incredible tasting foods with top quality ingredients! Best hummus we have ever had and the salmon was cooked perfectly. We can’t wait to come back when we are in town.

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DD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service! Parking was easy and it 's the perfect atmosphere for a date.

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BG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard this place was amazing. We were in town for a concert. Red snapper was amazing. He had the skewers. Service was amazing. Hibiscus martini and pear martini were fabulous.

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Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The experience at Mezza Grille was somewhat underwhelming given the reviews I had read. Nothing really negative , just somewhat “blah’ experience.

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r
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my Houston favorites!

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BA
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this place which is consistent quality of food and service. The only negative is they started accepting reservations for only up to 6 people last November. We regularly have had 10-14 after Saturday night church. Don't understand this.

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MC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

The food here has a great presentation and it is always good!

The wait person we had last time was not the greatest but we won’t let that keep us from going back.

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LA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my husbands birthday and the Fried Calamari was very fresh. The Lamb Chops were perfect. The Snapper was perfect. The Steaks were melt in your mouth delicious and the Cesar Salads were even done very well!! We will be back!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine. The service was good and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and I plan on coming back soon.

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KL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We came to town to visit. Our friends or ourselves had not been here before. We will definitely return.

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B
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Comida muy rica, menú extenso y buen servicio
Un poco ruidoso

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c
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Filet and Rib-eye i have ever had.

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TH
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but our server Omar A did not seem like he wanted to
be on duty this evening. Omar spent too much time talking to other servers
at the bar area, and not attending our table. The restaurant was not busy so
he had no reason not to give us better service.
This was our fourth visit to this restaurant, and the other three visits the servers
were excellent, and very good.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent albeit slightly overpriced.

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit 12/9/18, 4 people attended and all said they too would return. I bought 75.00 worth of gift . cards for Christmas gifts. Second visit 12/23/18, 3 people attended and said they too would return.
I would not hesitate to go again or to recommend that others choose this place to dine.

This restaurant is really nice!!!

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DL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our first visit and it won't be our last. Menu was intriguing and I had hard time decided what I would eat. Settled on Saffron Rice and Lamb. My wife had Avocado stuffed chicken. We were there for my daughter's 50th birthday, but can't remember what she ate. We all loved our choices, and the amount of food was overwhelming so we had to take food home. Enjoyed mine the 2nd time as well. We found our favorite Pinot Noir or the wine list and at a reasonable price. It proved to be a good choice.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great find and worth the drive! Made the trip from Spring looking for a great dinner.

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TH
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My third visit was not as good as my first two excellent visits.
The restaurant temperature was very cold, and the three of us could not enjoy our meals.
We had to put on sweaters, and we were still cold.
I asked our server if they could do something about the cold temperature, and she told
me she would have to talk to the boss. Nothing got better and it remained cold during
our complete visit to this restaurant.
I hope the they correct this issue before our next visit.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I can’t say enough about this delightful place. You will love everything about it!!!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly staff.

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TH
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to Mezza Grille and was even better than our first visit.
Our server Jwana gave us Five Star service from our arrival until our departure.
The food we ordered was excellent and could not have any better
Jwana is the best server we have had at any restaurant in many years,
and we will make sure we will ask for her on our next visit.

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P
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love the food and service at Mezza. Very glad to see the lobster bisque back on the menu. The Mezza salad is delicious. They've changed up the menu a bit since our last visit a couple of months ago. I was disappointed to see that they no longer include sides with the meat entrees. In the past the steaks and lamb chops (which by the way, are delicious) included 2 sides and I didn't realize that was no longer the case when I ordered (my fault for not reading the menu thoroughly). (In fairness they have reduced the price a bit since not including the sides) I think it would be a nice idea to include small sides with the meats, maybe a little mashed potato or rice and a vegetable, doesn't need to be the same size as their very generous a la carte side dishes which would serve at least 2. Husband had the chipotle seafood risotto which was excellent. Very rich and lots of large shrimp, scallops and other seafood.
Otherwise, as usual, the food and service were great.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made our reservation through open table and went in, our table was prepared and ready for us when we arrived...music was playing on low and one other couple was already seated enjoying their meal. Our waiter was friendly and explained each of the dish on the menu and the time it took to prepare it. The chicken goat cheese dish I was told would take about 25 mins but it seem like 10. The restaurant had a nice easy layout and black table cloth that I liked very much.

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MA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was phenomenal however the service needs improvement, perhaps specifically the waiter. Otherwise, I would highly recommend.

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t
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was my first time at the Mezza grill, and the inside of the restaurant is nice atmosphere. I asked the waiter what would he recommend and it was the braised lamb dish with walnuts served on top of a rice. The food came and it was horrible, very very bland. I told the waiter and he apologized but never offered to get me something else. I noticed a shrimp and scallops dish that a customer at the bar ordered and it looked good. So I asked the server to return my food and re-ordered the Shrimp and Scallops risotto. It was good. When we order our drinks, the server forgot to bring up the orange peels and chaser, so it was small things that the server didn't do. And my date thought her food was average at best. I was surprised by the quality of food and service at Mezza grill because it received great reviews on Yelp.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

It was good food. For the price and ambiance I gave it a 4. Seriously if you want to charge high like a fine dining you should fix the ambiance.

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SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I was excited to see what all the awesome reviews were about. What a disappointment. The server seemed confused and, instead of talking to our group, he would just ask 1 or 2 of us about a drink or to tell us about the menu. I had to ask him twice to ask another person in our party of 6 about a drink Or a meal item. The food wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t great like all the reviews raved about. The music was so loud, we couldn’t hear each other speak. The place was empty except for 1 couple that came in late and 2 ladies that sat and talked a long time. It was also VERY expensive. I won’t go back. Also, the reviews need to be reviewed.

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TH
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Mezza Grill, but not my last.
Our server Leo gave us Five Star service, and he could not
have done anything better.
The three different meals we ordered were excellent
and worth coming back for.

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B
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mezza Grill has become my favorite restaurant. Everything is delicious. You must try the lamb chops, and shishkabobs. But one of new favorites are the seafood skewers. They are so tender moist, grilled to perfection. Everything is delicious. You won't be disappointed, can't wait to go back.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty...
Service was excellent, although it was a quiet evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great we were seated in the bar area which was quiet but not very nice atmosphere

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c
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has excellent food. Service is usually very good too. Prices are extremely reasonable. We will go back again and again.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal place and amazing food & service!

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