Meze Mediterraneo

4.4
127 reviews
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Mediterranean
From the Aegean Sea to the French Riviera, our restaurant embodies the essence of Mediterranean food & culture. Our contemporary cooking style includes fresh and simple ingredients to create the complex yet ambrosial flavors found uniquely in our kitchen.

Mezé is an innovative take on the traditional cuisine – mixing modern aesthetic with authentic flavors to deliver classic Mediterranean dishes. With an eclectic menu and illustrious wine selection, Mezé finds a way to celebrate every moment. It’s more than fine dining, it’s an experience.
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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We started at the bar for cocktails and they were pricey, but tasty. A round of 2 drinks and 2 beers for 4 people was $35. We chose to move to a bar table for dinner as we were really enjoying the piano player. We sat there for 10 minutes before a server came over to address us, instead 3 servers the hostess and the bartender sat around chit chatting while we waited. We ordered 4 tapas dishes to share. We were informed they were out of mussels and then they brought us chicken kabobs instead of pork kabobs b/c they were out of those too. Sure disappointing experience.

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious! Food taste A+, Presentation A+, Service A+, Ambiance A+. Great menu options! Definitely recommend!

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had had was superb. Artichoke appetizer was amazing. Lamb shank is delicious! I highly recommend!! The wine list is the best I’ve ever seen!

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g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

from the drinks at the bar and free cheese and fig jelly to the four unique tapas capped off by the main meal. What a great dining experience. Will be back

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C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I was expecting so much more of this place. For Mother’s Day, it seems they were understaffed. The front desk wasn’t very welcoming. We had 2 kids in our party and they did no effort to bring paper, crayons, sippy cups, or bring their food faster than ours. food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Service was so subpar that this was a one and done.

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MT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Food was well prepared. Excellent taste. Server was very nice. Do not expect to get out of their cheap. A nice restaurant to be pampered and have good food.

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SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time diner. Seemed to be a bit of an issue getting seated even though we had a reservation. Then had to wait for menus. Then a bit of a delay getting drinks, but after that, the experience was good. Menu has a wide selection and has many clearly marked options for gluten free diners. Lamb shank Osso Buco was very good. Would eat there again.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and service. Food prep and portion size very disappointing, especially for the cost. Lamb chops cooked to dust. Brussel sprouts seemed like they were cooked in a food dehydrator and a $30 fish dish was at best 5 healthy bites.

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J
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Decor was high end. They recently remodeled the dining and bar area and it showed. Prices are a bit on high side but other then that it was a wonderful first visit.

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G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Inconsistent service levels and food is a bit pricey.

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here a couple of times, first time sat ag the bar with friends and had some great drink and shared a few apps.
Went last night with the family for Mother’s Day dinner ~ the food and service was outstanding. Especially love the mini lamb chops and the braised lamb rigatoni as well as the Halibut special...everyone loved the food and will be going back often!

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N
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive staff. Would love to come back.

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k
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent, lots of choices. Small plates are delicious, especially the artichokes. Great service, would definetely recommend.

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OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and great service

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PP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and choices are great; loved the tapas. :-) We were able to sit outside and that was very nice. Wine selections were good also. Will definitely come back

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of excellent entrees. Definitely will return.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful ! The staff was great. The transformation of the place is really beautiful. Once the summer patio opens it will be another great place to enjoy the delectable and innovative food. What a treat to find Tino (fantastic chef) at this suburban location.

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b
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is truly wonderful! A friend and I went to Meze for the first time yesterday and discovered their 3:55 to 6 pm Happy Hour... a unique time slot to match their unique vibe. This is modern elegance at it's best... a gorgeous wrap-around Bar, stunning Lighting, beautiful minimalist Decor... but with a comfortable 'SO happy you're here with us' attitude (Blue jeans AND Suits/Dresses). Our server, Jonathan, made us feel welcome right away. He was delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Speaking of which, we chose to order some menu items off the regular menu and others off the Happy Hour one, which was truly awe-inspiring in the selection and pricing. Lovely $5 House Wines and such beautiful and delicious food. We had the 'Baked Roman Artichoke De Jonghe', 'Patata Bravas', and 'Lamb Meatballs with salted yogurt' for $5 each... hearty portions, and visually well- presented (did I mention Delicious ;-0? ) This is hands down the most interesting Happy hour menu I've ever experienced. We also really enjoyed the Saganaki from the regular menu of Hot & Cold Tapas, Flatbreads, grills, and Bowls, we we very much look forward to exploring more next time! And I anticipate MANY more' next-times!

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P
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of various regions and flavors around the Mediterranean, great wine and cocktail selection

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m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner...the food was outstanding! The Chilean Sea Bass was phenomenal!

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food ever!
Awesome service & ambiance more people need to know about this place!!!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. I would go back.

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KS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu with a lot of small plate choices. Food was great. Terrific wine list and VERY reasonably priced.

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DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I never had grilled calamari steaks before and now that is the only way I want them. Tender and savory. The red snapper was very fresh and tasty with tomatoes and seasonings. Our server was a lot of fun and added to the meal. We will be back

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Comfortable atmosphere, excellent food, friendly service

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DY
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The remodeling from the days of Zeal is outstanding. Walls down creates a wonderful open look to the restaurant. Love it!

Our server was perfect and the food was remarkable. Loved every minute as did all in our party! Thanks.

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P
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friends birthday service and food excellent

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EK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not bad, food was good not great! Also the restaurant doesn’t open until 3:30 pm but open table let’s you do reservation at 3 pm. So they took us in but half of the stuff that we wanted to order they didn’t have because it wasn’t ready. Also the server walked away without taking our drinks order.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Gem in Schaumburg !

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C
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was a little slow in the beginning but picked up. The price for the food seemed a little much for the amount of food you receive.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at Meze! We were greeted by the friendly hostesses and immediately shown to our awaiting table. The restaurant was busy, yet we experienced quick and outstanding service.
We highly recommend the Octopus appetizer as it is the best octopus we have ever eaten! The Salmon Mediterraneo is another one of our favorite entrees and was especially delicious this evening.

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DP
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.

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A
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party and I had the lamb shank. It was very tender, juicy and flavorful. We will definitely go back for it again. We had the flourless chocolate cake and it was very good. It wasn't too sweet.

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TC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Grilled Octopus, bone in ribeye, Osso Buco, and Zuppa de Pesce we’re all outstanding! Service was great. Our waiter, Matt, was always there but never joined our party. Surprised it was not more busy. I think their proximity to Woodfield Mall may hurt them. This place may become our new “spot”. Give them a try for yourself.

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EK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a businees lunch. Great food and great service.

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k
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food excellent. Good choices and portions. This is a fairly new restaurant, but will become very popular soon.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the ambience and the Tapas. $5 drink specials until 6 were a great deal! I especially love the Meze Rose. I can’t wait to go back!

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KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at Meze! The food was delicious and the service spectacular!

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OP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Great food. We had the Chilean sea bass and filet, both were excellent.
The restaurant is relatively new and on the evening we visited was experiencing long wait times due to reservations mix up.
Staff is friendly and absent the wait the service was good.
I would definitely recommend it. The food is great!

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