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Meze Restaurant

4.7
385 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Best happy hour monday-friday ..saturday sunday all you can eat brunch.everyday tapas vegan, vegatarian, gluten free, nut free menu.
Mediterranean bounty, beauty and modernity. All around the Eastern We will Mediterranean, “meze” (pronounced “MEH-zay”) are small dishes designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebuds, and encourage diners to linger around the table for good companionship & conversation. On behalf of the owners and staff at Meze, we extend our heartfelt welcome and encourage you to eat, drink, and relax in the Turkish way of having a good time and enjoying life.private room.semi private room.
For Brunch: Groups of 10 or more, all same-day cancellations or no shows will be subject to a $10 cancellation fee per person.
** For Dinner: Groups of 10 or more, all same-day cancellations or no shows will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee per person.
We have a great patio.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Turkish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:45 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–2:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–2:30 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:45 pm
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Phone number
(202) 797-0017
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Full catering service . CHECK OUT www.mezecatering.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking or Colonial Parking garage in same block
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Public transit
Red line Woodly Park 7 minutes to walk
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Entertainment
HAPPY HOUR
$4 BEER SPECIAL
1/2 PRICE MOJITOS 14 DIFFERENT MOJITOS TO CHOOSE FROM
$5 WINE SPECIALS
$5 RAIL DRINKS (VODKA,GIN,TEQUILA,RUM)
$4 FOOD MENU
BETWEEN 4:30PM AND 7:00PM MONDAY-FRIDAY
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WITH DJ FREDDY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
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Special events & promotions
Turkish wine tasting every other month.
1/2 price BOTTLE OF WINE SPECIAL on TUESDAYS
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing experience. If you love Turkish food you’ll be addicted to Meze. If it is your first time exploring Turkish food you’ll be addicted to Meze. ;)

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

I went to this place a few years ago and had fond memories of it. Alas, this is no longer true.

The food was mediocre -- not particularly tasty and with the presentation lacking. This was universally true for about 5 mezzes we ordered, followed up by the 3 main dishes.

The ambience was not much better. We sat on cheap, folding seats. The lighting was dim, intending to create a romantic aura. However, it was too dark so we all had lots of trouble reading the menu with us hording nearby candles and using the lights on our smartphones. There was a large bridal party next to us, who were a bit noisy, but this was the least of the issues that night.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing food. Excellent service, could have a conversation on a Tuesday night. Very hospitable. Great selection made feel like I was in Turkey again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Absolutely unbelievable! We basically asked our waiter to bring us 6 things of their choice, and every single dish was amazing. Incredible food, incredible people, authentic and just so warm...exactly what I experienced when I visited Turkey. If I lived in DC, I would be a regular.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

love this restaurant! Can't get enough kunefe. :) the happy hour specials are so so awesome! will hopefully be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing Turkish food. I went with my Turkish boyfriend. I have traveled to Turkey multiple times and this is true to its name! Will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our kind and attentive waiter guided us through the All You Can Eat and Drink Sunday special and it was perfect. We sampled all of Meze's dips and cheeses, several small plates (dolma were delicious!), and then the sliders (all great!). Given the $35 price tag and the great food and service, I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food and ambiance were great, perfect for a relaxing night out. The staff were really great too.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

They treat you right. Reserved for wife's birthday. They had her favorite dish on hand (calve's liver), they surprised us with a glass of bubbly and a special dessert and even played a tasteful version of "Happy Birthday" through the sound system. Good solid food, excellent friendly service, nice ambiance, and very great value.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of the most reliable places in downtown Adams Morgan. Very nice small plates. Try the olives!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Meze is one-of-a-kind gem. Overall quality compares equally or favorably with the downtown jewel Zeytinya. Great for a late-night meze table with Turkish raki. Also great for lunch or brunch. If you like seafood, their unique levrek in grape leaves is a must.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful?? Business group of 12. Great food, service and value. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent service and delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Welcomed and treated like old friends. The food was sensational and the service even better. Would recommend for a great meal

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Low key Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent experience there with friends and family. Very good Mojitos for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We took our 2 boys 14 and 12 and had a 7pm reservation Friday night. Everything was great. We did our honeymoon in turkey years ago and honestly I found the food here at Meze so fresh and flavorful it brought me right back to the memories. Turkish food is really family friendly in not being very spicy while attaining a deep level of flavor. The service was excellent and friendly. The prices are very reasonable as well. Great value for a fun night out in lively part of the city. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We loved our brunch at Meze! Excellent service and great good. Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My friend and I happened to walk past this place on Friday night and noticed their brunch special. The manager was so excited to explain the $32 special with us that we knew we had to try it out. And we LOVED it! The food was great and there was so much to choose from on that brunch menu! The staff did a great job of making sure we felt welcome and that our drinks never got low...and that's all we needed. Whenever we're back in the city we'll DEFINITELY come back!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The manager and other staff were fantastic. They were so welcoming, friendly, accommodating, and responsive. They made my party feel like VIPs! They take great pride in their food which proved to be well-deserved. Made with care and delicious without pretention. We'll be back to Meze many times over!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was wonderful. The device was pleasant. However, the restaurant has two types of offerings, “ala carte” option or “all you can eat and drink” option for $32 per person. In our party of four only two of us wanted to go for “all you can eat and drink” option. The other two wanted the “ ala carte” option. But the restaurant insisted that either all choose “all you can eat and drink” option OR all choose “ala carte” option. This was not pleasant and I don’t think I will go back there again.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Took my date here for Valentine’s Day. Wait staff presented her with a red rose, which was a nice touch. Candles and theme decor throughout. Probably not fit for foodies, but the food held up. Good experience overall.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentine's Day and we loved it. Our waiter, Saake (sorry if I misspelled that) was awesome! Outstanding service!! He was extremely helpful and exceptionally nice! Would highly recommend this place!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

They did a nice job for Valentine's Day - special menu, special wines, candlelit atmosphere. Great service. Food was good to very good. Great value.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

As soon as our party of seven walked into the establishment, we felt welcomed. The service was terrific. The mojitos were top tier and not overly expensive. Overall, Meze was a great experience and I am looking forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Vegetarian tasting platter was particularly good. Enough food for a light meal for two.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Can’t believe it took me so many months to get to this neighborhood gem! Delicious assortment of small plates w lots of veggie choices. We were there on a quiet weekday night which we really appreciated being able to have a lovely conversation among the five of us. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant was a great find. The food was so delicious. We also loved the service of the staff. Everyone was friendly, helpful and explained several of the dishes that we were not familar with.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, attentive service, I’d definitely return

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great dinner. Incredible lamb kabobs. Very nice & attentive servers. Very happy to have discovered Meze!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I had dinner on Friday night with a couple of friends. Reception and service was warm and friendly. The kitchen was fast, despite the crowded dining room: our first dishes came out even before our cocktails. We ordered a variety of plates for sharing and were satisfied with them all. I'll be back the next time I'm in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Very very tasty food and helpful servers. You could tell the staff was happy to be there and had genuine interest in the cuisine! the owner (I assume he was the owner) was there to welcome all guests. Pricing was fair, and we received our money’s worth (and more!) will definitely make a trip again. Fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and drink options with very friendly and helpful service! Truly enjoyed our dinner at mezze.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good food and attentive service. Great options for vegetarians.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Meat was a.little.dry but the flavor was amazing

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food, great service. Great value

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

$33 all you can eat and drink brunch is a good deal for a DC restaurant. They’re strict about their 2 hour limit rule which begins when you sit down- not when you get your first drink/plate. Our waiter went to get a different bartender after 15 minutes of waiting as the one who was working was focused on 2 women sitting at the bar. Our waiter was attentive and the food came quickly. The manager seemed eager to get us out of the restaurant once we hit the 2 limit mark even though we were still waiting on our last few plates to come out.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Meze is always a favorite for brunch- the plate sizes are perfect for trying different foods and the Bloody Mary's are wonderful. Service is always great and the price is a good value.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We had an amazing time. Will absolutely be back. Excellent food, great waiters!

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Small menu but yummy! Lots of options for food preferences. Nice staff. Definitely not fancy.

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