Meze Estiatorio

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The restaurant that is now Meze Estiatorio has been long in the making. It all began in the beautifully secluded village of Hrisohorafa, on the eastern bank of Lake Kerkini, Macedonia, Greece. What was eaten every day was a family tradition, passed down by word of mouth and grown (or living) on your land. Fast forward 4 generations and here we are, Worcester natives serving what we know so well; authentic, unadulterated Greek food. Kali Orexi!

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation on a thursday at 745, not very busy, perfect service and food. Unexpectedly had live music playing, which was AMAZING . Had a perfect high top by the window for a little date night.

RW
New England
56 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Maybe the worst waiter we have had in years. Inattentive, didn't know the wine list didn't bring water food took forever to appear. The food was mediocre at best overly breaded fried seafood being the worst offender. We have been here a number of times in the past and each visit was less impressive than the previous one. Will not give them another chance.

m
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Greek food!! Awesome service.

SO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was very good although our waiter seemed to have trouble understanding us but was not a big issue. The space inside is a little tight we had a table for two that was in the middle next to another table for two very close together it was ok for us we got along with them but could be a problem for someone else. Will definitely go back.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The calamari was very chewy I took several pieces out of my mouth. My dish - skewered shrimp and rice was ehh. The rice was luke warm and so were the shrimp. My fiancé’s dish was ok. Service was good.. can’t say I’d visit again

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The ambiance was nice and I was really looking forward to dining here. The food was okay, the server we had was not good and was boozing it up with another table. Which I am all for but not if it affects my service! Overall, had an okay experience not sure if I'd go back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and our waitress was wonderful! I can’t remember her name though - young and effervescent personality! Thanks!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service!

s
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to enjoy a lovely romantic dinner at Meze Estiatorio. Everything was full of flavor and perfectly executed. The server recommended a delicious wine with our meals and even gave us dessert on the house! Where else do you get that kind of treatment in Worcester?? Support small family business!

d
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. They always have very fresh, high-quality Greek food. Natalie took really good care of us. Can't wait to come back!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service - an authentic dining experience

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Meals were mixed up. Large garden salad $15.00!! Would not run back

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on September 7, 2019

We assigned two servers to your table because of how many times you were requesting various things that were not on our menu. We aim to please! Neither server mixed up any of your special meals. You then personally requested our server to give you a larger salad then the salad we have on the menu because you said it wouldn't be big enough for you. Our regular sized salad is $10, you received a salad two times the size for 1.5 times the price. That's actually a great deal if you ask me!

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O
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great, so was service. Pity that people employed there were throwing glasses at each other outside. Both parties should have left, one group came inside and celebrated what had happened. Poor taste, totally ruined the night!

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on September 7, 2019

You are referring to an altercation between two girls on the night of 8/24. Neither of the girls is employed by Meze Estiatorio and never have been in the past. It was in no way associated with Meze Estiatorio or what we represent. We did not choose sides or actually see the altercation. One of the girls left immediately after and we asked everyone outside if they were ok or needed us to call the police. We then requested they move inside so we could clean up the glass. Thanks for the review!

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Authenic Greek food and great service! Waitstaff was helpful in explaining the authentic offerings.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was poor. Ordered spanakopita. Was probably microwaved. Cold inside and soggy outside.
Had souvlakia and was like nothing I had ever tasted. Was made with small pieces of chicken thighs. Bread was white dry toast with a dollop of olive oil. One of us had moussaka and the top was a big clump of rubbery cheese. They offered a free dessert w filo dough that was mushy. Our waiter was nice, but he had to deal with that products that came out of the kitchen

D
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Nice to have so many Greek wines to choose from. We will be back.

AP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken souvlaki was amazing ! Personable waiter . Small place but doesn’t feel overly crowded

JS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food we've had in Worcester!

OT
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not a good experience and we will not return until they get their act together. First, checked in for our reservation of a high top table. Hostess looked confused and had no high top available. Ok fine sit us anywhere. Ordered wine, then someone else informed us came over and said they ran out of the wine. Ok fine order something else, which to their credit I was given a sample to try first. Next, husband ordered lemon chicken soup as app. Waiter asked if he wanted it before the meal to which he replied YES. Soup arrives with meal. Ok not fine but husband says he might as well eat it. soup was scalding and orzo was over cooked mush. My chicken souvlaki was good but skimpy portion. Husband’s lamb shank was dry and and asparagus were over cooked. Husband ordered 2nd glass of wine. Took forever and received it after we finished eating. Not acceptable. Desert menu listed 3 items. We placed our order then waiter informs us they don’t have 2 of the 3 items. Once again, not ok. This place gets an A for nice decor and music but a F for food and service. Sorry but we’ll take our business elsewhere.

j
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself here. One of the few places I get great service and good quality food made from scratch in Worcester at a reasonable price. I ordered the fresh sea bass and their village salad. Can't get feta anywhere that tastes as good as here. We will be back soon!

JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tables were on top of each other. Food was very good and drinks were excellent. Gyro was chicken and noted on menu

C
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing! We were able to sit and spread out our courses without feeling rushed! Our wait staff was attentive and very amusing !! I am planning to make this restaurant one of our regular places to eat! Thank you again Kyle for the wonderful service and entertainment!

E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a party of 6 for our daughters birthday. We arrived to a very loud band playing outside; now I’m a fan of live music of all genres, but this was loud and NOT dinner music. The waiter was very inexperienced-leaning over to pass food and drinks, timing from appetizer to entree was way off. He was very pleasant, however not the best for service. Overall meh.

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on July 23, 2019

Sorry to hear about your negative experience. The last 3 Thursdays of July every year are known as Shrewsbury Streets "Walk & Rock" event, in which all restaurants on Shrewsbury St. are encouraged to hire a LOCAL band for outdoor music from 5PM-9PM. We figured it would be fun to participate in and also great to support local artists. As for the service, we will be sure to address the problems you brought up immediately and hope you visit us again soon!

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t
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here. The service and staff are always so friendly and take really good care of everyone dining. Kylle is a riot and recommended some amazing Greek wine that you can't find in stores. Food was delicious and authentic as always. Why go to Greece when you can go to Meze for a night!

RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I, as well as my dinner guests, were more than surprised with the food, service, and atmosphere. One of my friends has ciliac disease and there were many options that would fit Bihar dietary needs. Perfect amount of food at high quality. I will be going back for sure.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Very busy night, not enough staff to provide quality service.

No bread or olive oil for table.

Apps, salad, dinner arrived all at once after a long wait.

Staff on from Valet, wait staff, bar service, and hosts exceptionally nice.

Way too loud and tables too close.

Food was great and the team is trying hard. Will give them another chance.

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on July 15, 2019

Sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. We always try our best to give exceptional service and great quality food. Our weekends tend to be fully booked and sometimes things can get a little backed up, but we are getting better at handling them after only 3 months in business. We take all comments and complaints seriously and will certainly do our best to address the issues you have brought to our attention. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I lived in Greece for a while, and wanted an authentic Greek experience since coming back to America. This definitely satisfied that. This is the best place to get authentic dishes for a reasonable price.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food served by wonderful staff!!

h
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to OpenTable and have used it for this restaurant only so far. Everything went smoothly and it was a fantastic dinner. Very nice place for date night or a night out with your friends in a more affluent environment. Loved the food and the server was very knowledgable and attentive. Only thing I would want different is the skordalia needed more garlic. Other than that 10 out of 10!

a
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation last minute on a Thursday night because I heard it gets busy. Luckily I did because we grabbed the last comfortable booth top available. The place is very elegant and contemporary. Same with the food. Classic Greek food with some modern twists but still the same rustic flavor. A go-to for anyone looking for healthy Mediterranean food made with high-quality ingredients at a competitive price.

L
New England
99 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with a friend taking a chance on a new restaurant..it was wonderful..beautiful night..windows open..great breeze..great food...such a win.

h
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a fully booked fathers day dinner. We had 8 people and they had our table ready right when we walked in. You can tell they run a tight ship. Everything was on point and delicious. Perfect family outing and amazing Greek food and wine. No wonder they have great reviews! OPA

GP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Meze. Awesome people and very delicious Greek cuisine. I love going and getting there braised short rib or octopus with a glass of wine from Santorini. OPA!

a
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw the great reviews and decided to make a reservation on a Saturday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the food and wine were great. The place looks beautiful and the soft Greek music and Greek server made me confused about where I was for a minute. I will be back

y
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must if you venture through Worcester. Complimentary valet and the awesome looking graffiti on both sides of the building drew me in on a full Saturday evening. Very happy we ended up here and can't wait to be back. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. 5 out of 5!

SO
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting with open windows. The staff was friendly and engaging.

b
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stop by Meze whenever I'm in the area. Great service, friendly staff, great food. I love Greek food and this place is top 3 on my list out of all of American Greek restaurants. Very fair pricing for the quality of products. The same food offered in Boston or New York (1 even down the street) is two to three times the price of what you pay for and get at Meze Estiatorio. Awesome place!!

BA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely time at Meze Estiatorio. The wait staff is delightful. The food was delicious and timely. The decor and atmosphere are like you are in Italy or Greece. Amazing wine selection! These are very good people and happily support them.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was hoping to have a nice Greek meal with a Greek salad and hummus. We even made a reservation on open table. To our surprise, as we show up, we realize it’s empty aside from the waitstaff. There was a sign that reported it’s closed today, the day of our reservation!! Hence we were unable to say opa after our meal.

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on June 14, 2019

We're sorry to hear about your inconvenience on Sunday. We had called all reservations that had booked in order to inform our guests that due to difficulties with our central computer system, that controls our entire building as well as our Point of Sale System, we had to close. It was something that was completely out of our hands and could not be fixed on a Sunday at 4 PM. We hope you will give us another try and leave a review actually based on our service!

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F
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food and service were perfect. I love the selection of ouzo and tsipouro they have. You can't find that anywhere else around. Very unique and hard to find products in a relaxing and upscale atmosphere. We will be back to try more!