Meso Modern Mediterranean

4.6
194 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 194 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGelatonut
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
170 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

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Nidhiry
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great choices, nice drinks, very quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We came here for a birthday dinner for my friend. The food was amazing however the waiter and service was very slow. At the end of dinner we asked for a dessert for our friend to celebrate her birthday. He brought the desert out with no candle. It was a simple request. It took him 5 to 10 more minutes to go find a candle. Just a long delay for such a simple request. I ruined the night. Don’t come here if you have a birthday celebration. Just for dinner is OK. The food is really good

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PC12
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been here earlier and have enjoyed the food a lot. Service needs to be a little bit faster, but the food makes up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great experience from ambiance to the food. The server was great as she made the extra effort in ensuring we had the right pairing of wine and food with complimentary tasting 🍷..
The restaurant is CoVID ✅

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simik
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, food and ambience. I went there for my birthday celebration and during covid they had taken all the required precuations specially with the outdoor seating. It was very well spaced out so we were very comfortable .

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vipFillmeup1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, attentive staff !

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Foodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This is now the second time we've come here and it's the service that is awful. First time they forgot several things we ordered and second time it's took 1.5 hours for the food to arrive and that is after we asked what was taking so long and gave us a $7 discount. It's a sham cause the food is good but for the cost of the food and service it's honestly not worth it at all.

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vipMarkG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The outdoor dinning area was great!
Our server was OK.
The food just wasn't that good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the branzino!

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tonyL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, excellent, professional services by the staff. Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and nice

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IngerS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa did an excellent job of implementing COVID risk-reduction practices - very spaced tables, professional staff all wearing masks, etc. We felt very safe going to dinner there.

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vipHilaryH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place. Food is some of the most delicious I’ve had in a long time. We had the falafel balls, chicken and shrimp skewers, artichoke flatbread and cheese and honey appetizer. Everything was amazing. I can’t wait to go back!

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AudreyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Meso Modern. The staff were attentive & super friendly and the food was really yummy. We will definitely return!

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vipLeighF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great - so fresh and flavorful. Brussel Sprouts and Chicken are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation and was seated right away but no one ever took our entree order. Sat there for 1.5 hours with one drink and one appetizer. Had to leave and order door Dash for dinner. We spoke to the manager and he apologized and took our drinks off the bill.

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vipChipster
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service started a little slow, not enough servers I think. The hummus, octopus, salad and falafel, as well as the cocktails, were all perfect. Outdoor area was nice. As it got a little chilly, the heaters in between tables were just right. Not too hot, not too cold. Really a great, not to be missed, dining option in San Jose.

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Daisy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere/vibe! Best outdoor heaters I've experienced during Covid. Tons of fun cocktails, great wine pours, and shareables/family style was incredible. TRY this place!!

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ShandellR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outdoor dining experience in 6 months!
They did a great job with setting up the tables for social distancing. All waitstaff wore masks.
Lovely atmosphere near the fountain.
Food was really good. A bit pricey. Overall great experience and will definitely go back.

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vipMenlo
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish dish was excellent according to my friend who ordered it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meso Modern Mediterranean using the Order Online button. Meso Modern Mediterranean also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.6 stars by 194 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.