Meso Modern Mediterranean

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$30 and under
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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 dinner and happy hour, with lunch and weekend brunch coming soon.

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were wonderful. Very delicious and great presentation. Our server was very kind and professional. I will go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service really good, like appetizers. But the lamb entree was little be dry, look forward to try different next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Admittedly, I expect a higher level of service and food quality of any establishment at The Row. We ordered crispy lamb hummus, chicken schwarma pita, falafel bites, and shakshuka. The hummus was tasty, but the shakahuka was bland. Both items required more than one serving of pita which you can order for an additional price point (depending on which type pita you want to purchase). The chicken pita was delicious- a nice blend of veggies and sauce to accompany the chicken. Albeit, it wasn’t loaded w chicken but enough of it to fill most of the pita. Do not order the falafel bites. The falafel bites were dry and boring - the cucumber dill and harissa aioli couldn’t save it either. We’re planning to go back because we enjoyed the hummus and we really want to like this place.

The service was sub-par *at our table.* I’m guessing our server was new at serving or new to the menu. She didn’t even properly describe the shakshuka. Also, the waiter in the next section was far more knowledgeable at explaining the menu items. If you want to sell food, know your menu. I dunno. Just an idea. Most patrons will order extra food simply because it sounds good, but if you’re not selling it I won’t buy it. After all, we’re there to eat.

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Good
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place And good food, service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. We’ll be back!

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UzairK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Good food and awesome service. The server was pleasant and friendly and helped us greatly with the menu , dishes and ordering. Good to see GF options too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food! Great decor. Loved the carrots, sweet potatoes and branzino. Also good wine selection. New favorite in Santana Row

Meso Modern Mediterranean
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Meso! We recently launched our new seasonal menu which includes the carrots and sweet potatoes! We hope to see you again soon and check us out as spring approaches for new menu items! Best, Sienna Forde Assistant General Manager (408)-800-0048

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AarGee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food and drinks.

Meso Modern Mediterranean
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi AarGee, Thank you for your review and for dining with us at Meso! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Sienna Forde Assistant General Manager (408) 800-0048

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service was good also

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vipMissyL
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an all around amazing experience here. Our server was AMAZING, and so was the food. They did an exceptional job of making our dinner enjoyable.

Meso Modern Mediterranean
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Missy, Thank you for your 5 star review! Do you remember the name of your server? We’d love to give him or her a shout out and recognize them for their great service! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Sienna Forde Assistant General Manager (408) 800-0048

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anonymous
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The space is very nice with nice design elements. The service was reasonably good and attentive. The food was hit and miss with excessive salt in a couple of the dishes.

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AnnieK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come for a special occasion or date.. dim lit, great decor, service and food. Music is loud and sound generally loud

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vipJohnP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here about 10 times since they opened and very good every time

Meso Modern Mediterranean
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 Star review and for being such a great supporter of our restaurant! We are now offering a brunch menu on the weekend! We hope to see you again soon. Sienna Forde Assistant General Manager

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TaraK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location in Santana Row, very nice for a friends night out or a date night. Delicious options, great ambiance. They have a pretty big patio with lots of heat lamps.

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vipEileenT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very limited menu and not great food. Will not rush back.

HJ
vipHawaiiJunkie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall winderful experience. Food was great, and our Server was fantastic and made it a really fun evening.

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Aira
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

An epicurean delight! The small plates and appetizers were a visual and gastronomic treat. We ordered prawns, spicy beets, Brussel sprouts, Halloumi, falafel bites..... a wide array of starters. All delicious! For the main course we had La Plancha brazino, Mediterranean Cobb Salad, eggplant ratatouille. Each dish flavorful and unique. The beverage accompaniment: Mediterranean red wine. A wonderful dining experience !

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AarGee
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful evening at Meso. Everything was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Lots of interesting dishes and cocktails.

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yuliia
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful, cozy and modern place. Good cocktails and desserts. The food wasn't that good. Overpriced.

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itsAl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

valentine's day dinner

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FarzanaQamrul
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Loved the ambiance. All the servers and receptionists are very polite and prompt. I would definitely like to go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day, it was really loud in there. Food was good but I wish it was less loud.

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AnneC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ironically, I chose Meso because it was the only table for 2 at 7:00pm (when I searched at 5:00pm) within a reasonable distance from home on a Friday night that was also Valentines Day. Talk about happy accidents! The food was divine! Our server gave a few outstanding recommendations that we acted on. Absolutely no regrets.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s dinner. It was our first time at this restaurant and we asked our waitress Brianna (Brie) for recommendations. We ordered pretty much everything she recommended and it was delish. Would definitely come back. Actually we already made reservations for next week. She truly made the experience great and was very attentive.

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YenDL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. New favorite spot at Santana Row!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Fresh food, flavorful dishes but too oily. Entrees were expensive. Turkish coffee dessert was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Order to share.

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vipLocalLosGatosDiner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bold and exciting Med flavors--brussel sprout side was surprisingly delicious with feta spread. Spicy lamb flatbread was a nice contrast to the spicy beet appetizer and branzino. Great use of zatar and harissa spices. Very knowledgeable server was a plus in navigating the menu. A nice addition to Santana Row's otherwise rather tired and lackluster restaurant offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food, decor, and cocktails are great. The service is bad. I’ve been twice, and both times there was an issue with tickets in the kitchen and one entree didn’t come until 30 minutes after all other entrees were served.

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garyk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, service was attentive, wine pour was lousy for what you paid for

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vipLukeTomasello
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

I am reducing my overall rating from four stars to three. This was due primarily to a massive increase, of about 100%, on their sea bass plate. It used to be a 2-pound fish which included saffron rice pilaf for about $41. They cut the size of the fish in 1/2 to 1 pound and now charged $36 for that, and this does not include the rice pilaf.

In addition, they massively overcharged me for two drinks that I had, and I had to send my bill back twice to get it corrected.

While the food is still delicious, the reduction of the size of the fish, the pricing of the fish, and a hassle with my bill, reduce my excitement about this restaurant greatly.

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VinnyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ordered the Lamb shank, it’s ok if it was served with mash and veggie be better. The sausage pasta was ok not anything to talk about. The falafels bite were really good and the lamb flat bread was good as well. Octopus grill was very good but the portion was very tiny. Over all I would rate it as an ok place certainly not bad. Server was excellent. And the staffs are friendly.

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Theresiayu
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is really good!!! The fried brussel sprouts is divine, Branzino fish and roasted chicken is a must try! Love the vibes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great place with lots of potential. Service needs to be better. 2 of our orders were forgotten or severely delayed.
Food was good but nothing exceptional. Some of the flavour combinations are intriguing and work well, but some are just strange. Desert menu is also kind of small.

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TravelBluey
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Meso. Great food and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service could’ve been better but food was great

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Will be back. Kendra the bartender is a keeper

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vipPaul
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food is quite good. Two dinners and a glass of whine for $106 after tax and tip? No.

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Meso Modern Mediterranean does offer 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 4.4 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.