Mezza Grille

4.5
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312 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!

What 312 People Are Saying
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H
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, friendly service and outstanding food with generous portions.

SG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very quaint! Great food! Will definitely go back.

h
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service. Outstanding food.

GS
Houston
11 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.

OT
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.

F
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.

JG
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.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience/ service. We will definitely be back!

k
Houston
24 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.

TH
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.

M
Houston
14 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.

BP
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

LM
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.

K
Houston
41 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
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.

DO
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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KM
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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l
Houston
27 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Jennifer was fabulous and made our birthdays extra special!

ER
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.

M
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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price

LO
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!

CC
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!

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Salads were outstanding. Entrees were generous, well cooked and plated. Ah! the service- very friendly but very very uneven. Margarita was served with salt. Replacement still had salt! Good cocktail but damn it Jim! Bread basket was never replaced. Courses were not cleared, glasses not refilled. Looong gap between salad and main. Restaurant by this time was 15% full, so no weeds. Our dinner was pushing two hours

SS
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been back in about a year but we brought some friends this time and had a fantastic meal. A few of us ordered from the Houston Restaurant Week menu and a few ordered off the main menu. The two stuffed chicken dishes (Mango Chicken and Spinach/cheese) were the highlights of the meal as well as the Spicy pasta with the beef filet. Salads and appetizer servings are generous as well and we had plenty of food to take home. Waitress was very friendly and also anticipated everyone of our needs. Highly recommend.

MN
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

They brought out the wrong food and asked me if I still wanted to eat. And then after I said yes I would drill like my food, I had to Wait 40mins for food to be prepare cause I think they had already closed the kitchen. On top of that they charged me an 18% gratuity tip automatically

k
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delight, and we actually tried a few different items. I used the HRW menu, I always get their tortilla soup -- which is the best I have ever had at any restaurant, including TexMex -- but the restaurant week menu had chicken...it was equally as yummy as my regular! Enjoyed lemon chicken and pasta, my husband had the seafood platter from the regular menu, with thick moist salmon pieces, juicy shrimp, currant rice (a little goes a long way) and as always their thin herbed cracker-like Breda with dipping oil. We keep going back for a reason!

v
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to lunch for our Anniversary. My sister told us about the place and she met us there. We will return when we come back to Houston.

TH
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The restaurant was so cold even a sweater didn’t help.
We asked our server if they could lower the music because
we could not carry on a conservation with each other.
She said she would take care of it but the music never
got lowered. After that we didn’t see our server again.
Three other servers took turns coming around to take care of us.

FI
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The three of us all got exactly the same thing the combo meat and chicken skewers with extra garlic sauce!

As always fabulous

OO
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were excellent, as usual! We have been patrons for many years and enjoy the restaurant very much!

DB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

r
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We found this restaurant through the reviews and are always open to trying new places, and Mezza Grill looked interesting as it had a wide variety of items on their menu. We started with a couple of specialty martinis, one Cucumber and one Pear, both were excellent and were very refreshing. Then moved onto the baked Brie appetizer which was great as well with the nuts, fruit and jam that were served with it. For our entrees we had the Mango Chicken, which was yummy, which also included scalloped potatoes that were to die for, and grilled vegetables that were great as well. I had the Nut crusted Salmon for our other entree with a great salsa covering the filet as well as grilled shrimp. This was served with a Mushroom Risotto and spinach which were both good. Portion sizes were such that we had leftovers to take home and enjoy again. We just wish we had room for desert, but we were too stuffed. :-) We will make an effort to return and have already recommended this great find to others.

B
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went based on ratings. The location is not impressive - part of a strip center type location. Food was good. Service was good. Food was brought out hot. Water was refilled as needed. My wife and I normally split just to try and control intake - a note at the bottom of the menu indicated that splitting wasn't allowed - but our server, who was quite nice, said they don't split from the kitchen but that we could split after brought to the table. Seems like from a customer service perspective this wouldn't be an issue - not sure why they can't do it in the kitchen. We both got a glass of red wine - it was room temperature (we prefer slightly chilled but no big deal). Dessert menu was not overly impressive - we ended up not ordering dessert. In summary, the food was good (not great) and service was good, location OK and décor OK.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très bon restaurant avec des saveurs méditerranéennes. Service très agréable et repas de qualité

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MG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We truly enjoyed our meal. The salad was super fresh and the seafood on the platter was cooked just right. It was a little pricey, but we split both the salad and the platter and it was just enough for two. We will go back.

k
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food, as always, oustanding. I just cannot get enough of there tortillas soupa, kabobs and cinnomon infused rice. Yummy! Service was below par this visit, waitor so busy visiting with one table that ours --and others-- were left behind. And a bit smarmy when we had to actually wave our hands to get his attention. One of the floor managers brought our food over as it was sitting on ther food table just waiting for some one to bring it out. That is not usually the case, people are friendly, warm and efficient. Assume this was a one-off. Dining area very simple amd almost ordinary, but cozy to go with the delicious food.

RS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and presentation. Food is consistently good and portions large. Only issue we had at this visit is that air conditioning wasn’t cooling properly

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