Meso Modern Mediterranean

4.5
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Meso, meaning “middle,” is a modern Mediterranean restaurant and bar that celebrates the art of living well. An oasis located in the heart of Santana Row, Meso offers daily dinner service, with lunch and weekend brunch offered from 11:30 to 3 pm.

The menu, a collaboration between Chef/Partner Roland Passot and Executive Chef Gregory Short, brings together the iconic flavors of the Mediterranean basin, offering guests a delicious journey through the region’s collective culinary culture. Showcasing the region’s most iconic elements, Meso’s design is centered around natural light and running water. Ample space in the bar, dining room, patio and private dining spaces, make Meso ideal for groups of all sizes. A visit to Meso is more than just a delicious meal, it’s a chance to come together and connect.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us at Meso for a Mediterranean feast fit for the special Mom in your life. Toast with bottomless mimosa for Brunch, in addition to our regular Brunch menu. We’re also serving our all day menu, in addition to our spectacular spring-inspired 3 course prix fixe for $45. Open 11:30 AM-9 PM.

What 210 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was nice and accommodating. Me and my date eat slowly and wanted our privacy and the server gave us our privacy. He was able to recommend good food/appetizers and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meso! We’ve come several times for dinner, and this was our first time for brunch.

We always experience friendly, attentive service. The brunch menu has American-style favorites as well as Mediterranean dishes. I loved fried duck and waffle! There are lots of other good choices, too.

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RichardK
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service. Abused by Pandemic instructions well.

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kkorbsyaya
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beet salad was excellent. The artichoke flatbread was delicious. Hummus was great. Pita bread tasted like flour. They give you one piece of bread with hummus and charge another $2.50 for another piece. More than one piece of bread should be included, plus it was not good and tasted like flour. They did a nice job of the ourdoor area...helps it is in a nice location.

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Raknz
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience to see the resurgence in crowds, laughter and fun, as springs starts and Covid recedes! Very well situated amidst all the hubbub and some great appetizers and cocktails to put you in the mood! We enjoyed being there, esp dining out in the warm weather.

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JohnBoBo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food.

However, hummus was way too salty; falafel balls slightly burnt on the outside, and undercooked on the inside.

MB
vipMartaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome place. Delicious food!

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vipAlkibiades
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was pretty scattered.

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thecuriousperspective
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining with heating was great! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Indoor dinning experience of COVID. I chose a high top table, which I didn’t realize was near the bar so If I go back I’d prefer the dinning tables. It just depends on the vibe you are going for. My boyfriend and I are veggie and none of the dinner entrees really cater to that so we got the artichoke flatbread, beet salad, falafel bites and cauliflower steak. The portions were good and this was enough for the two of us. We also had drinks, the pomegranate mule and the garden margarita, both to our liking. Overall an enjoyable experience and we will be back!

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vipElyseP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meso! Our favorite meal is the braised lamb shank, hummus, meatballs, rice pilaf, brussels sprouts and falafels!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Take advantage before everyone finds out and it gets too packed

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vipVikas
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Had the lamb and it was tender and just came off the bone. Highly recommended.

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EvaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Margarita was fantastic! Food was delicious. And the overall ambiance was delightful. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu online was misleading. They only had 5 entrees to choose from . Sides had to be ordered separately at an additional cost . The service was very good and the spacing of guests inside was very well done

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server could have been a little more attentive but the food was delicious so I’ll definitely be back!

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KelliP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table on the patio. It was covered and they had heaters on. Very pleasant and the staff was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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NathanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the dishes are great! The outdoor seating area is a little bit cold, even with the heaters, so bring something warm.

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vipMoulard
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return to the restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. Protocols for COVID were nicely implemented and didn’t distract from the dining experience. We started with the Fattoush and the octopus, both were incredibly flavorful. For dinner, I had the Branzino and my husband had the steak - both were perfectly cooked and delicious. There was an offering for a wine flight to support underrepresented wine makers. I’m so glad I tried it, I’ve discovered two new favorite wines.
The timing and pace of the service was great and the server was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone else was very attentive as well. Overall, it really made our night to have such a wonderful experience.

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Maya
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meso! Everything is super tasty. Stuff is very nice and friendly.

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vipGelatonut
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great heaters for pleasant dining outside where it’s easy to feel safe. Nice ambiance and nice variety of food and drinks, too!

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vipcalidiner
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good, not great. We had the kufta, spouts and tagliatelle (the best of the three).
Our server was friendly and efficient.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. There were a few items that I wasn’t crazy about but my husband was, so all about preference. Overall great dining experience.

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vipJazzy
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, great food, excellent service. It felt good to leave home after a long time and get together with girls and enjoy ourselves on Saturday night at this restaurant!!

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vipChipster
San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a gin martini and the mezcal based cocktail, both were perfect. Then we had the grilled octopus (amazing) followed by Brussels sprouts, seasoned potatoes and the half chicken. Everything was really really good. The service by Marco was great. Only drawback was it was cold and while the heaters here look pretty, they do not put out as much heat as the not-so-pretty ones many restaurants are using. Still, a total recommend for one of our fave restaurants in San Jose.

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vipGraceG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Needs a few more heat lamps in the evenings.
Otherwise service and food was excellent!

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MimiB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was delicious ...my favs are for sure the shrimps and any kebabs you can find on their menu. Food comes out quick and hot and so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The Branzino was just ok. Need to add some sides to call it a meal. Servers were awesome and ultra helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had our Valentine’s Day dinner at Meso. Fantastic experience on all fronts- delicious food (we had the hummus, lamb flat bread, and brick chicken), great service, nice ambience (with heaters), and felt very safe (distanced tables, staff wore masks, etc). Definitely a bit pricey but portions are large, and we were very full and happy afterwards. We agreed that this was probably the best Mediterranean food we’d ever had, and we’ll definitely be back again.

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vipGoodEater
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, notably the meatballs and chicken. Service was quite slow, had to request silverware after dishes were brought to the table.

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KristinaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Servers were very nice but it was horribly slow service. 30 minute wait for each drink order and there were only a few tables seated when we first got there. There for Valentine’s Day but zero decorations or ambiance.

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Diane
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed this restaurant. We dined on the patio (COVID) and it was nicely spaced out, so it felt private despite being in the open. We ordered the Valentine's tasting menu and it was fabulous. I got the wine pairings and these were tasty as well. They complemented the courses nicely. This was our first dinner out since the start of the pandemic. When I am ready to venture out again, this place will be at the top of my list.

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the outdoor dining restrictions, everything was perfect. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, as usual, and the service was impeccable. Will definitely refer all of my friends to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was had booked a table fir my daughters 12th bday. The server forgot about the desert and had to remind him the food and ambiance was great..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OlgaN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Very polite service. Beautiful decor.

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RB2020
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They were all over the place. not enough servers, food was cold and was disappointing. It was great first time I went.

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vipaspenvisitor
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience with heaters. Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing food the staff is helpful and nice really a great experience

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meso Modern Mediterranean using the Order Online button. Meso Modern Mediterranean also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Meso Modern Mediterranean also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 800-0048.

Meso Modern Mediterranean is rated 4.5 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

Meso Modern Mediterranean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mesorestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.