Meze Estiatorio

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95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time I dine at Meze you feel like family. Very welcoming.

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will
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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LouisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a very comfortable atmosphere.

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vipyocharlieo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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Paulo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food. We'll done.

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KathS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meze is always a delightful experience. The food is very authentic, and drinks are tasty. Its a great spot!

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vipWorcestergirl
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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NinaP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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cherylwr
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. My family loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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MarkR
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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CentralMAfoodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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DA73
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Authentic Greek food and good service in very pleasant atmosphere. Seafood dishes we had were average

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vipAlbert
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and hospitality. Love going there. Everything was delicious. Great presentations. Yummmm

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mum24kids
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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JuliaD
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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JoanneC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Terrible NON-GREEK live music.

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vipCamCFO
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by the execution of our food. A wide variety of dishes are on the menu. A true neighborhood gem

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on 21 December 2019

Thank you so much! -The Meze crew

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vipWineSimpleton
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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TedN
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Avgolemono soup, galatobouriko was outstanding, maybe best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ChelseyH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 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.

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vipRobertW
New England
59 reviews
Dined on 20 October 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.

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vipmdb0487
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Greek food!! Awesome service.

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SOBO92
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 October 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.

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Kell
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 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

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LizR
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 October 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service!

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saraa
1 review
Dined on 18 September 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!

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domd
1 review
Dined on 15 September 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!

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gtrforever
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service - an authentic dining experience

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vipLini
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

Meze Estiatorio
Responded on 7 September 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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Outoftowner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 August 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 7 September 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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Marybeth
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Sandy
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 August 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

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vipDiva
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 11 August 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.

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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.

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