Mezza Grille

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295 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.
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KM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

l
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! A local treasure! Excellent service staff

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Jennifer was fabulous and made our birthdays extra special!

ER
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price

LO
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

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
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

DB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

r
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

SS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mezza Grille is a gem that unfortunately not too many people are aware of it. They offer Middle Eastern food that they raised to the modern American level: excellent quality of meats, amazing salads and they chicken stuffed with mango is to die for. The service is impeccable: friendly and attentive. I strongly recommend this place.

PT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and it was a delightful surprise. I had read the reviews from previous people’s visits and we decided to try it. It was amazing. The service was excellent. Mango Chicken was the best. Plan to stay a while and enjoy the experience- maybe we’ll see you there!

DK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Friendly staff and delicious food. Everything was prepared nicely and came out in a very organized and timely manner. It was my first time dining at this establishment but I will definitely be going back!

m
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. Service was a bit slow.

DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were kind of worried upon arriving in an old strip center. Once we got inside the place was nice, the service was great, and the food was amazing! Don’t let the exterior run you off.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant was not what I expected for the price and the reviews. Very disappointed and won’t be back. This was ranked the 3rd best restaurant in Houston by Trip Advisor and we were disappointed. The food was not good and the service was not good either.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last minute choice but will be back!
We told them we had a time restriction and they worked hard to make sure we were out in time. Everything was delicious, especially the shrimp and scallops appetizer, along with the eggplant dip!

DN
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

First, I would like to say the food was fantastic. It was a special night for my girlfriend because it was her Birthday. We ordered a appetizer "Baked Goat cheese" wonderful, 5 sec after our appetizer arrived our soup was brought out and we haven't even started with the appetizer. So we felt like we were being rushed. We enjoyed our main coarse " Prime Ribeye & Seafood Risotto" Awesome! My girlfriend wasn't asked if she wanted another drink (glass empty) and didn't receive a desert menu. So I paid and my girlfriend wanted to blow out a candle, so I requested a desert menu so we could finish the night out with a wish. I would recommend the restaurant for the food but the obedience and service, Not so much.

JB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Coming from someone who takes food as top priority, it was amazing. Highly recommend Mango Chicken, Lamb chops and mushroom risotto.

B
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took my staff and just like my family, they loved it. One of my favorite restaurants. Food is always fresh, staff is always attentive.

TC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! All food we tried/ shared was outstanding!

ER
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have a great time with my family at Mezza Grille. The food was great. The server was a little bit slow to respond not overall we enjoyed our experience!

TN
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal! We went two times in two days got different things and it was amazing!

TH
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Leo gave us Five Star service.
The food is always very good here.

J
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service.

KN
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING PLACE!!! I went here with a group of friends before our Spring Formal. Not only was the food amazing, but the restaurant was so accommodating. I had last minute guests added to our list and had to call them only a few hours before my reservation and they helped us work it out with no problems at all. Additionally, my friends and I are all Catholic and it was during Lent where we don't eat meat on Fridays. There is such a variety of options to choose from. Will definitely go here again!!

JF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

My wife and I shared the scallops/shrimp appetizer and Snapper platter entree. The seafood was not fresh and rubbery. Cannot believe the high rating in trip advisor. It seems rigged!

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