We had a great experience. Had the meze platter, fried zucchini, octopus salad, chicken slouvaki, and the chocolate mousse cake. Everything was delicious but the cake was a bit sweet.
Each time I dine at Meze you feel like family. Very welcoming.
We arrived a little early for our 7:30 reservation and ended up sitting at the bar and eating there. After getting drinks and placing our food order we waited approximately 45 minutes at which time I inquired when we might expect our salad. The bartender apologized and said they were overbooked. I have no idea what that has to do with a delay in getting food since we were already seated. I suspect he never put in the food order since he was busy and the place was full. He was the only bartender for the whole bar as well as tending the service bar and getting for for those seated at the bar. It took over an hour to get our meals and while the food was very good I would not go through that experience again. Perhaps if we were at a table and had a waitress the service would have been better.
Great food and great service in a very comfortable atmosphere.
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food, flavor, and fast from the kitchen service. Certainly will come back here again which is something I wish I could say more often. It’s nice to have a local place like Meze that we can share with friends and family.
...and best medium rare lamb chops ...ever!
Great authentic food. We'll done.
Meze is always a delightful experience. The food is very authentic, and drinks are tasty. Its a great spot!
I love Greek food and although this restaurant is well received, I was not impressed. Just not the same as my go to place for Greek food. Probably will not return.
I've been here before but finally convinced my BF to try it. He's picky and was a bit reluctant but he ended up loving everything! The food was amazing, service was great. We loved the Meze plate as we could pick the dips we each liked. The Calamari was really good- fresh, crispy and flavorful even without the feta marinara sauce. Our entrees came out fairly quickly and did not disappoint. Being Valentine's weekend we expected a bit of a wait from the kitchen but we were pleasantly surprised. Also the live singer in the corner by the bar was a nice touch. We'll be back soon!
Great service, food and ambiance. My family loved it!
Service was terrible. We had a reservation for 6 people at 7:00. Checked in at 6:55 and were told it would be about 10 minutes and we should wait in the bar. 20 minutes passed and a party of 8 comes in and were seated right away ahead of us. I think the hostess forgot we were there honestly. She was rude and unapologetic as she told us it would be about 25 minutes. We were finally seated around 7:50 after complaining to the manager—only to be ignored because the waiter apparently was covering all the tables at this point in the night. 2nd time here. Similar experience getting ignored the first time I went but figured I’d give them another shot because the food was good, everyone has an off night. But never again. Terrible service.
Have not been to the restaurant since moving to the new location almost next door. Love the new space and that the food quality and value are still as high as they ever were if not better.
First time trying Meze. We will be back. Food was great, wine list was extensive and reasonably priced, service was good. Only issue, which there isn’t much they can do about it, is how crammed the tables were. Maybe someday they will expand a bit if they remain as busy as they have been.
I would recommend Meze to a friend, but I must say that my recent visit was disappointing. This was my second trip to Meze because the first was excellent. This time, however, we had a 6:30 seating and they were out of both lamb chops and lamb shank (which were both great my first time). I'm not sure how you run out of both when I think that at least one is a staple on their menu. Our waitress was decent, but we had plates everywhere on our table that did not get cleared quickly enough. Finally, the beet salad needs more greens in it. My wife ordered it without cheese and she pretty got a bowl of beets with nothing else. They have some great dishes, but they need to review the menu and presentation of dishes and up their game just a bit. On the plus side, the grilled octopus was excellent. Keep my fingers crossed for a better experience next time.
Authentic Greek food and good service in very pleasant atmosphere. Seafood dishes we had were average
Great food and hospitality. Love going there. Everything was delicious. Great presentations. Yummmm
No complaints about the food--everything we had was very good to excellent. And as we were a group of 14, we tried many things! The restaurant was busy the night we went, but not packed. We sat in a separate room overlooking the main dining area, so can't really comment on the noise level of the restaurant generally. Only real complaint is on the service. We ran out of water and had a hard time getting any refills. One person ordered a drink and asked for it no less than 4 times--and still never got it. The waiter didn't seem to be particularly interested in explaining much on the menu. Several of us are vegetarians, and since there are plenty of vegetarian appetizers but only one vegetarian entree, we ordered a selection of appetizers as our entree--yet they came out with the other appetizers, so we were all done eating before any one else's entree came. And one of the entree orders was wrong; by the time it was corrected and that person received her entree, everyone else was done eating. Because the food was so good, willing to chalk it up to a bad night for the waiter, and would eat here again next time I"m in the area.
Incredible, fresh food and very pleasant service. Music was Greek and very understated, not loud at all. Service was fast and very pleasant on a Saturday night. Our main complaint was with the light,which was way too bright, so ambience was just so-so. Also the wines are pretty expensive and not many budget options.
The food was really good and service was stellar. Maybe it was because we were close to Christmas, the noise level was incredibly high and there were lots of people standing around and many were blocking the area around our table.
Terrible NON-GREEK live music.
We were impressed by the execution of our food. A wide variety of dishes are on the menu. A true neighborhood gem
Thank you so much! -The Meze crew
I so want to give Mezze Estiatorio five stars, but... I love the concept (REAL Greek cuisine, a real Greek winelist better than any I've seen, a bright and informal room, engaging and attentive service). I love the food when it is prepared properly. But that is the issue: inconsistency in the kitchen.
An example; the pickled dandelion greens appetizer. The first time I had it, it was amazing in it's delicious flavors, bright acidity, and light, light touch of olive oil. A second time, it could not have been more different - the only flavor was a soup of olive oil on the plate. Even two thick lemon wedges couldn't enliven it.
Another example; the Greek Fries. Again, first time; crispy, just the right salt level, with little crumbs of feta mixed throughout. The last time; unsalted, limp, luke-warm, with blobs of feta at one end of the plate.
A third example; the dolmates. The first time; the grape leaves were brightly flavored, the rice grains whole, and the filling subtly seasoned. This time; again, too much olive oil, the rice mushy with very little flavor.
I'll keep coming, because when they are on, their food is delicious. I'm hoping my last visit was nothing but an anomaly.
Great Avgolemono soup, galatobouriko was outstanding, maybe best I've ever had.
We had a large table for 10 along the wall. Food was awesome. Service fantastic. Shots all around to clean the palette, just like in Athens!
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.
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.
Great authentic Greek food!! Awesome service.
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.
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
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.
Loved the food and our waitress was wonderful! I can’t remember her name though - young and effervescent personality! Thanks!
Great food and friendly service!
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!
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!
Good food, good service - an authentic dining experience
Meals were mixed up. Large garden salad $15.00!! Would not run back
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!
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!
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!
Authenic Greek food and great service! Waitstaff was helpful in explaining the authentic offerings.
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
Food and service were great. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Nice to have so many Greek wines to choose from. We will be back.
Meze Estiatorio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 556-4242.
Meze Estiatorio is rated 4.4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.