Meso Modern Mediterranean

4.5
237 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
What 237 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElenaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Came in on Mother’s Day. Was seated 20 minutes after the reservation time. Took another 30 minutes for the food to come out. But the servers were nice. Perhaps the place was just short staffed on that particular occasion.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time here and food and service were great. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a vegetarian, it was a feast! So good - want to go again ASAP.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting food and wines

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RubyQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought the food was mediocre and overpriced. Service was a bit slow even though the place wasn’t packed. It was okay overall.

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NormaN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Menu has changed drastically from when they first opened in Jan'20. Most of the items that were good, were taken off and pricing on sides went way up (when they used to be included with the main course - i.e. rice). It has limited menu now.

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vipNikki
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

the drinks and food service needs improvement. The waitress/server was nice but the food and drinks took 20mins to serve every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing but service was the worst ever. While a nice guy, it took 20 mins for server to approach our table, drinks from the bar were extremely slow, food came out separately every 15 mins or so. We ordered 6 dishes and were there for almost 3 hours (not by choice). The last dish came extremely late and arrived only after we asked 4 different people about it, including who we assumed was the manager. No apology or acknowledgment made by server. As we were celebrating, I called ahead to advise and ask if they could do something special. Hostess confirmed but message did not flow to the server. Ended up not asking while we were there as we were afraid it would take another 30 mins. That said, I would still consider going back as the food and ambiance were amazing. However, I might give it a while to allow them time to improve their operations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great al fresco location. Definitely try the branzini!

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vipMimi
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Service was impeccable and the ambience was perfect for our lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t miss the Red beet labenth. It is outstanding.

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violetp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the food delicious.

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KevinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super grateful server. We had a friend in our party with an allergy so he was very informative with our every selection of food.

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Stefani
Baja California
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food, ambiance was amazing! This spot is perfect for date night.

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vipLisaS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside (covid) which is a tent. The inside looks beautiful and people were dining in there. Food was fair to good. We ordered hummus which was very good, but they brought out only 1 small round pita bread, for 3 people - during covid. The waiter did bring more, but it was always just 1 at a time which seemed odd - so we had to rip it apart and share each time. Had they just given us 3, we wouldn't have to had shared and touch it. We were careful but should have just brought more to begin with. We ended up running out of bread before hummus but dinner had arrived so just let them take the hummus. My friend had lamb shank which she enjoyed. I had a salad - it was fine, nothing special and big and pricey - maybe include an option for a side salad. The roasted potatoes were divine. Will give the restaurant another try again.

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Mirr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Quality food

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KimB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT! I'll make the drive down to San Jose again just to eat here. As someone who is Middle Eastern and eats this type of food often, Meso did it differently and with a twist. Everyone in my party loved it!

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vipHawaiiJunkie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining experience. Food and service were as good as we remembered from our last visit pre-pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great! We will be back soon.

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vipwineluvr
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD THE SERVICE AND THE OUTSIDE SEATING IS WONDERFUL!!! YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS RESTAURANT!!! IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND WE LOVED IT!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby did a terrific job!!

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vipJoel
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Menu is limited Food came out warm but not hot. Everything was tasty but not “superb”. Service was ok but water glass remained empty after first glass.

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vipMichele
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed dining here. The service was awesome, food was really good! I liked my half roast chicken dish with potatoes, my sangria drink, and their lemon tart dessert. Our server was really sweet and the lady manager with several front desk hostesses were really friendly as well. I can’t wait to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
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
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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kkorbsyaya
San Francisco
13 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
5 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
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining with heating was great! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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
3 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
11 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
3 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 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
3 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!

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 237 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.