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Mezze Restaurant & Bar

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2307
510-663-2500
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Ranked #192 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Trestle Glen Road
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant in Oakland. Many regulars come here as well. After a cocktail (manhattan), I had the absolute best free-range roasted chicken that I have ever had in this Oakland restaurant. The skin was crispy, was nicely seasoned, the meat was very moist, and the presentation was beautiful. It was truly fantastic! For dessert I... More

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SF Bay Area, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Mezze serves tasty Mediterranean food, and can be a reasonable night out if you use their periodic Groupon offers (e.g., $30 for $15). A recent dinner for two, comprised of 2 salads, 2 mains, and 2 cocktails, was $86, including tax, but excluding tip. The salads and mains are good--often with a reduced pomegranate sauce or other flavors that add... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Five os us, including two little children, enjoyed our meal last night. Excellent menu, excellent service. I enjoyed my Greek Pizza. My wife said her Spaghetti Squash was also excellent.

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I hadn't been here in a while and was ready for a refresher. We were on the early side and service was prompt. We all enjoyed our meals; 2 of us had the chicken kabob (it was very good; I tried some) and 1 had the duck . I wanted the chicken kabob, too, but didn't like the idea of... More

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Castro Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Certainly fulfills the category of a First Class neighborhood gem! Offers understated elegant ambience, friendly service, and food more flavorful than expected. The Scallop dish was so yummy until I wished I could have been served a bit more of it on my plate....

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Oakland, California, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Close to Lake Merritt, there aren't too many restaurants better than Mezze! The atmosphere is great and the service is consistent. One thing that always surprises people I go here with is how good the Caesar salad is! Isn't a Caesar salad just a salad? Yes, but theirs is one of the best I've ever had. Always ask for the... More

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Oakland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The special event- " The Last Dinner on the Titanic" authentic 7 course menu with Mushroom duxelle puff pastry, Barley soup, poached salmon with a musseline sauce of dill and cucumber, filet mignon with real seared foie gras, scalloped potatoes and wine demi glace, orange juice champagne refresher, asparagus salad and profiteroles for dessert- all for $55. With the 1958... More

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Oakland, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

You can't go wrong selecting Mezze for those special occasion dinners. The menu encompasses a wide variety of dishes, including pizze, Moroccan lamb tagine, housemade gnocchi with pulled duck confit, coriander-crusted ahi tuna, gourmet hamburgers, wood-oven roasted chicken, Catalan Suquet (seafood stew) and “spaghetti squash pasta” among many other choices. I have tried them all and they are all good.... More

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

There are usually specials and three course meal options. Very lovely service and it is a great all around neighborhood restaurant. I haven't had a bad dish here.

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Oakland, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Mezze is one of our local favorites. We can walk from our home. The pizza and appetizers are excellent and wonderful with a drink. For a full dinner try the FABULOUS Chicken. I think it's the best in Oakland. Maurice is the perfect host and always makes your feel welcome whether we've been in recently or time has elapsed. This... More

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