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Meso Modern Mediterranean, San Jose, CA

Meso Modern Mediterranean

4.4
4.4
716 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 2:30 pm.

The menu, overseen by Chef/Partner Roland Passot, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary European, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 800-0048

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Moises Navarro

  • Catering

    We do catering as well! Please give us a call at 408.800.0048.

  • Private party facilities

    An oasis in the heart of Santana Row, Meso Modern Mediterranean signifies the coming together of culinary influences across the region coupled with vibrant hospitality. With the ability to cater to all, our events team is happy to plan for events up to 220 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Alejandra Maldonado : (888) 918-1852

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    Santana Row

  • Parking details

    Public parking is readily available in the Hatton Garage on Santana Row, located at the corner of Hatton Street and Olsen Drive.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve 2022

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Spend Christmas Eve with family and friends as we bring our Mediterranean oasis to your table! We’re open for 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM, serving festive menu additions, as well as our regular all day menu. Cheers! 12 OZ MOROCCAN SPICED PRIME RIB 52 brown butter, chanterelles, natural jus SEARED MAINE SCALLOPS 34 spicy cured chorizo, herbed couscous
  • New Year's Eve 2022

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year in style at Meso! We're open from 11:30 AM to 10 PM, serving our regular menus all day, and after 4 PM, festive menu additions. Experience the best the Mediterranean has to offer this holiday! Cheers to 2023! MESO NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU ADDITIONS HALAL QUARTER CHICKEN 27 roasted fall vegetables, brodo, date relish SEARED SNAPPER 31 rice pilaf, roasted rainbow carrots, lemon beurre blanc, gremolata

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was really great. There were Vegetarian options in each category. Wait staff were nice. Drinks were tasty. Ambiance was pretty casual with a higher than normal noise level. Overall good experience.
  2. R

    Robby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , loved the different dips. Beautiful decor, seated quickly. Make sure you save room for desert!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ambiance was great but they ran out of grilled chicken in the early afternoon and they serve dinner. Typing it now I’m skeptical because chicken is a staple at many non-vegetarian restaurants.
  4. AK

    AshK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Potions are ridiculously small, very bland on top of that. Would give this place a negative 5 for value for money.
  5. S

    Sayonara2

    Las Vegas

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hello again Meso ! This was my second foray trying out Meso and this time for dinner service to celebrate a birthday and a wedding anniversary . The hostess was very kind and helped us change her initial booth choice to a table close to the Xmas tree which was more inviting and festive . Our waiter, though very polite and seemed very accommodating , had a difficult time with the timing of getting our appetizers and meals to us . Granted , his area was busy with clients , but my party of four agreed that his service was haphazard . Had it not been for a very kind knowledgeable young lady ( who appeared to be in a managing position ) and was helping out , I think service would have become quite sluggish . It got to the point where one of our appetizers only appeared when the main courses were served . To be fair , the young woman apologized and was kind enough to remove it from the final check . I will not belabor the point about the service because our original waiter possibly was new and was trying his best . The food itself was excellent …. Everyone of us enjoyed their choices …. From the lamb shank tagine , the steak , the brick chicken and the branzino ( watch the fish bones !)…. No complaints . The falafel bites , the spiced cauliflower and the octopus appetizers were also a hit . Our kudos to the chef and his use of Middle Eastern spices … so delicious, nuanced perfectly and never overwhelming !! All in all , thank you Meso for making our celebration an enjoyable one !!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Trey was very attentive and also the rest of the staff were the same
  7. JH

    JasonH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great food, but service was extremely rushed. The server signaled with every fiber of her being that she wanted us done and gone. We were also told "we need your table" after ~1h 45min. Not a good look for a fixed menu, family Thankgiving celebration (at least not without a prior heads-up). This isn't the first time service has been the weaker aspect of our Meso experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So thankful we had a delicious thanksgiving experience! Plenty of good choices for the vegan in our group. Special attention was paid to the outdoor heating elements without our asking. The hummus tray with lamb and mushrooms!! Yum!! Thanks again!!
  9. t

    tq525

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good variety of delicious dishes. Lamb shank and short ribs are excellent, as are branzino and squid inh fettuccine.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a memorable anniversary date dinner at Meso. For the limited vegetarian options, we felt the food was good. However serving size could have been better for the price. Their cocktails - lavender lemon drop and pomegranate mule- were strong and good. Overall good place to dine.
  11. S

    Sayonara2

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Meso was a welcome luncheon treat ! I highly recommend the brunch menu especially the Turkish poached eggsand the braised lamb and eggs choice …. Delizioso ! Service is polite and ambiance just right and modern chic ! Would be happy to recommended Meso for brunch menu and look forward to trying out their heavier dinner menu in near future !
  12. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We had a lovely dinner. We sat outside in a very pleasant setting. The food was delicious. We are vegetarians and lots of dishes to choose from. The vegan gnocchi was yummy. Great salad, lots of appetizers. Service was wonderful. We were pressed for time and got our food quickly. Wonderful evening out.
  13. JD

    JDC4444

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our service was amazing! Our server knew the menu could recommend dishes snd took care of a problem we had quickly and efficiently. The food was outstanding. Inventive and delicious dishes. Would go again. Just pricey.
  14. B

    Brendan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was great. We were surprised that there was a 5% living wage fee that was added without notice. Once you add that fee plus tax and tip, the cost of the meal was considerably more than the menu would suggest. The service was also quite slow.
  15. D

    Deily

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious 😋 The staff was friendly and helpful
  16. NM

    NicoleM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very accommodating, we were a party of 12, and I had made reservations the day before. Food was excellent, drinks were yummy. We had the octopus, and it was awesome. Lamb shank was excellent, Steak looked excellent. Service was perfect. A must try restaurant
  17. R

    Reecea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was amazing! We had the harissa potatoes, sweet potato cakes, falafel bites, brussel sprouts, trio of dips and roasted baby carrots. To drink we enjoyed old fashions, wine, and the Santorini sour and each drink was delicious. We will definitely be back!
  18. PR

    PamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The wrong meal came out for one of the guests in my party. They immediately fixed it and the wait was only 5-7 minutes. The wait staff tried to clear the table when we finished and ended up stacking too many plates/utensils which fell and splattered on my coat. Nothing earth shattering, but just annoying. The food was good though.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was a little slow and we came during a time where the restaurant was only 25% full. Food was pretty good though.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful everything! Can’t wait to go back ;-)
  21. SJ

    pkSanJose

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and ambience, especially outside with heat lamps. I always get the roasted lamb pita, but there are many other dishes I am dying to try!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The fried artichoke appetizer tasted like chicken fat. I guess they fry them in the same oil as the chicken. I am vegetarian and it was gross. The manager wanted the server to bring my plate out to me and have me show her what exactly I though was chicken, in front of everyone. It was really weird and embarrassing. I will not go back.
  23. t

    triddle

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow. Took 15 minutes for our waiter to come take our cocktail order. Place is very pretty. Bathroom was freezing. Toilet needed attention (badly).
  24. SL

    SueL

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good!! The Kale Salad is the best I have every had!!!
  25. LP

    LouP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined at Miso for our 51st anniversary dinner. We are both fans of Mediterranean cuisine, and we had high expectations. Miso exceeded all of them, in every way. The restaurant is bright and airy. We were greeted by our server, Christian, who listened carefully, and sked good leading questions to help us decide. We began by sharing a lovely salad with a delicate sumac vinegarette dressing. We opted for three of the small plates. All were delicious. We had the octopus with harissa roasted potato and crispy kale leaves. Perfection. We had a plate with an ample beef kabob accented with a tangy sauce. The unexpected star of the show was the sweet potato cakes. Crispy, sweet, but not overly so, accompanied by a thick yogurt based sauce. We accompanied the meal with hot tea, rather than wine. Service was impeccable from beginning to end. We are delighted to give the highest recommendation to Meso! We will be back, soon.
  26. RN

    RayN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu with imaginative dishes. Very enjoyable with excellent service and ambiance.
  27. YJ

    YuJie

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Meso is a lovely place. The food was delicious and serving sizes were ample. The wine list is great and Meso also offers a good selection of cocktails and beer. The service was a little slow and mildly inattentive. It even took longer than it should have to get our first glasses of wine. And then things proceeded at a slightly longer than leisurely pace. One of our three entrees was just a little bit delayed when the others came out. There was no sign of our server so we just sat through the delay. It kind of felt like nobody was keeping an eye on things for us. Overall we didn't mind because this was a reunion with a friend whom we hadn't seen for three years (yes that includes Covid), and we had lots to talk about. Also I think we're all aware that many restaurants are short staffed, and Meso seemed to be quite busy. But going forward, Meso could step up their game because I'd go back for the food for sure.
  28. RG

    RajeevG

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was expecting a fine dining experience but this is more elevated casual fare. Happy hour drinks were disappointing (maragarita, mule, stock cabernet) and snacks were thinned down as well. Main dining room had slightly better fare - appetizers (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, trio of dips) was so-so, mains (lamb, chicken, branzino, gnocchi) were decent but not overly impressive, desserts (baklava, pudding, ice-cream) were meh. Ambience is fine. Service was friendly but well informed, especially about the wines, and they did not offer any suggestions on food either. Prices were high enough that the 5% living wage surcharge felt unreasonable. All in all, a passable experience but not memorable enough to repeat.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ll definitely come back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Sad they got rid of the semolina cake which is the only reason I came here in the first place. Deeply disappointed
  31. SF

    SethF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a typically busy Friday night when I visited, and the service was a little slow. Still, our server was attentive and the food came out promptly. It was ALL delicious. A loud party was seated nearby which repeatedly disrupted the ambiance of the entire patio, but besides that it was an enjoyable experience.
  32. D

    David

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great, ambiance was beautiful but the food was very mediocre especially for the price
  33. EC

    EmmyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    the service was not meeting expectation. first, sent the wrong dishes, not what we've ordered (we ordered beef and she sent lamb shank), after we've took some of that dish and asked, she apologized then took the whole plate away. well, we did suggest the dish stay since we've already took some, but she refused second, it took us several look/waving to get her attention every time we needed her attention. overall the food was great, the atmosphere was great, the dessert was great too, just not with the right service level
  34. m

    mirag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing that wasn't ok is that the Open table doesn't give me options to choose autside sitting only Standard wich means inside
  35. l

    ljkcampbell

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We arrived at 4:20 and because the waiter was responsible for so many tables and the food took so long we weren’t finished until 7:30
  36. L

    Ladyofred

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Gave us the wrong food, service was slow cause they were busy
  37. M

    Mani

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love their food. I like to eat "tapas" style and share. The shrimps are yummy, but a bit pricey for the amount they serve, but overall great Mediterranean food.
  38. JA

    JessicaA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The teams feedback was that this was an amazing spot. They loved the food and the location, will be great for future business dinners
  39. AD

    AtaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, and food. Thank you very much.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food and drinks were excellent but continuously you felt that you were pressured to eat and leave!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meso Modern Mediterranean using the Order Online button. Meso Modern Mediterranean also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Meso Modern Mediterranean

3060 Olsen Drive, #50, San Jose, CA 95128

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santana Row

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary European, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking is readily available in the Hatton Garage on Santana Row, located at the corner of Hatton Street and Olsen Drive.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Moises Navarro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 800-0048

  • Catering

    We do catering as well! Please give us a call at 408.800.0048.

  • Private party facilities

    An oasis in the heart of Santana Row, Meso Modern Mediterranean signifies the coming together of culinary influences across the region coupled with vibrant hospitality. With the ability to cater to all, our events team is happy to plan for events up to 220 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Alejandra Maldonado : (888) 918-1852

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