Meze Estiatorio

4.5
56 reviews
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek food we've had in Worcester!

OT
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food served by wonderful staff!!

h
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
96 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

b
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

VH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, ambiance terrific and Mina provided exceptional service!

p
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always busy yet always delivers top-notch service! I read good reviews and saw it in Worcester Magazine and have been so happy to be a loyal customer ever since they opened here. The young owner is very kind. He bought us a round of dessert wine after dinner. 5 stars

b
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance here is amazing! So relaxing and beautiful. Feels like being in Greece! Food was awesome and the pricing was very fair for the good quality of food.

k
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time having Greek food. I'm obsessed with the feta here. It's unlike any other feta I've ever had. They said they import the highest quality ingredients straight from Greece. Found my new go to. Our server Paola was very attentive and friendly as well.

p
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove by and saw the awesome building and had to check it out. Glad we did. Everything was delicious and perfect. The very talented chef here is awesome. Seafood is delicious and fresh from Greece. Very impressive!

k
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a fully booked Saturday night. Everything was awesome. Love the atmosphere and service. Enjoyed a nice $80 bottle of red from Southern Greece with my dinner. We love this for date nights.

a
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Everything about it is perfect. No need to go to Greece, just come here! Service was kind and friendly, food came out hot and delicious. 5 out of 5.

a
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Meze Estiatorio. Beautiful and clean inside and out. You can tell they put the effort in the tiniest things. The food was delicious and the best Greek food outside of Greece(including NYC & Boston) for an amazing price. The wine was awesome. I loved the atmosphere. This is a must try. Can't wait to come again!

SJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and wonderful service! Having had the separate room for our party of 14 was wonderful! We really enjoyed ourselves and we love the new location.
We will certainly come back!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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P
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, excellent service and the best lamb shank!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere with amazing service and food. I love it here. We enjoyed some really exclusive wine with our dinner. The crowd is very professional and nice. Really nice place to get away from the bustle of Worcester and feel like you're far away. Can't wait to go again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meze Estiatorio is the best place to eat in Worcester hands down. The food is delicious, the staff is informative and attentive, the atmosphere is beautiful, & lastly the price of it all is very competitive for being on shrewsbury street. My fiancé and I have found our go to!

VH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful ambiance and great service!!

KK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little slice of Greece right here in Worcester! Wonderful selection of food, great service, and very reasonable prices.

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