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Mezze, Oakland, CA

Mezze

3.9
3.9
564 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Mezze is an American fine dining restaurant. Despite the elevated cuisine, the atmosphere here is fairly casual, unlike other fine dining restaurants that can feel stuffy and pretentious. Instead, Mezze looks to serve impeccable, beautiful food to guests who can relax and have a good time. The dining room itself is fairly simply decorated, with art from local artists hanging on the walls and a pleasant but simple color scheme for the decor. Mezze's menu is full of American cuisine in addition to international dishes from Mexico, Morocco and France. Small plates include pomme frites, hummus, eggplant relish and burrata, tabbouleh and a house specialty yellow fin tuna tartare with avocado, English cucumber, pine nuts, apple, mint, chilis and a truffled lime vinaigrette. One of the most popular items is actually a dessert, a decadent chocolate croissant bread pudding with vanilla bean creme chantilly.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 663-2500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alice Lee
  • Private party facilities
    Casual yet elegant, with high ceilings, Mezzé is available for private luncheon and dinner functions any day of the week with prior arrangement. The facility is conveniently located near Lake Merritt and near the Lakeshore/Grand Avenue 580 Freeway exit. The restaurant can accommodate 65 seated guests or 85 standing with a full bar and a professional staff. Mezzé offers a seasonal Mediterranean menu.
  • Private party contact
    Maurice Darwish: (510) 663-2500
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    Trestle Glen Road
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience

NoiseModerate

564 Reviews
  1. EstB

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was very, very good. Warm, pleasant atmosphere

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  2. Brian

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Mezze was excellent. It always is. They are closing in a couple of weeks and will be missed. For the same quality food in a very casual setting, the owners of Mezze run the Cove on Castro Street in SF. Last time I was there at the Cove, they were smoking their own brisket! Fabulous!!

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  3. Doug54

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had what was likely our last dinner at Mezze Saturday night. Maurice greeted us warmly as we've come to expect. Our server knew our favorite cocktails and served them promptly. The food was reliably tasty (I had the corn soup and the coriander crusted tuna, my companion had a salad and the cioppinno), and the chocolate bread pudding was wonderful. We will miss all of this when Mezze closes in less than a month. We will miss this place which always made us feel at welcome and at home.

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  4. BirthdayGirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I remember many good meals at Mezze, but they were years ago. When my friends and I heard that Mezze was closing next month, we decided to have my birthday dinner there for one last farewell. The food was fine, but the service was awful. We waited more than 30 minutes for our drinks, after getting up several times to check on them at the bar and complaining to the owner. They are definitely in short-timer mode there. They are closing next month and the don't care about good service. I also had an empty water glass for at least 45 minutes until I flagged someone down to fill it up. At the same time, they had bus boys who were trying to clear your plate before you finished chewing your last bite. Time for a change at that location.

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  5. TontheTown

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad to see our favorite restaurant go. Thanks to Maurice and Solange and all the staff for so many wonderful years of dining and celebration, right in our neighborhood. You will all be missed!

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  6. Local30

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It's been nearly a decade since I was here last but it was exactly as I remember it...many delicious menu choices with a healthy bent easily done Mediterranean-style.

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  7. Pandemonium

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food, presentation, lovely restaurant. Only comment is I would have liked the opportunity to look up to signal the waiter and bussers to come to the table for ordering, taking plates away, each pause during the meal. Well the bussers, maybe not, but they could have let the plates sit just a wee bit longer before whisking them away. As we were not really lagging and there were few diners that night, it made me feel rushed. You would think we had arrived 45 mins before closing or something. the waiter was really nice, btw so i don't want him to feel bad....just sayin"

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  8. oaktownmom

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we heard Mezze is being sold, which is too bad. This is a solid, great restaurant.

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  9. jose

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful dining experience, as always, as expected. the place was unusually quiet that evening, great for us, sad for the establsihment a personal favorite

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  10. JenX

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated by the kitchen, under a speaker, despite a half-empty restaurant. A server took our drink order. A minute later another server came for our drink order. 15 minutes later still no drinks and no food order yet, the two servers notwithstanding. Then I saw the bartender shake a drink, which arrived as "sangria." It tasted like cheap wine with orange peel, with no other fruit in it. Lamb tagine was mediocre; chicken Caesar was fine. The receipt said $24 for the Caesar when the menu said $18. The manager made me reread the prix-fixe paragraph, which in fact didn't note a price differential, then said he forgot to type $24, and added, "If it's going to bother you, I'll change it to $18." He treated me as if I were stupid and cheap.

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Mezze offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 663-2500.

Mezze is rated 3.9 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mezze

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Trestle Glen Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alice Lee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 663-2500
  • Private party facilities
    Casual yet elegant, with high ceilings, Mezzé is available for private luncheon and dinner functions any day of the week with prior arrangement. The facility is conveniently located near Lake Merritt and near the Lakeshore/Grand Avenue 580 Freeway exit. The restaurant can accommodate 65 seated guests or 85 standing with a full bar and a professional staff. Mezzé offers a seasonal Mediterranean menu.
  • Private party contact
    Maurice Darwish: (510) 663-2500
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