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Cafe Mezza & Grille

#33 of 6,971 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Southwestern, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy
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6100 Westheimer, Suite 154, Houston, TX 77057
713-334-2000
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: CAFE MEZZA & GRILLE , introduces a new concept of dining to the Houston...
CAFE MEZZA & GRILLE , introduces a new concept of dining to the Houston restaurant connoisseur. Mezza, meaning "appetizer" in Arabic, is an American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair that pushes the edge in flavors, innovations, and style. Having operated a major Houston restaurant, owner and Chef Mike Tibi opens his first sole venture combining the traditional American Bistro design with elements of his own native Syria. What came to fruition is a casual cafe and grille enriched with delectable sandwiches, pastas and salads interspersed with flavorful Mediterranean grilles. "My menu has something for everyone; hearty pastas, traditional American sandwiches, fresh homemade soups and salads. While at the same time we have marinated grilled kabobs, steaks, and "mezzas" or assorted Mediterranean appetizers such as hummus and baba ganooch," says Mike. "The food is healthy while being delicious and filling. If the body of the restaurant is American it is Mediterranean by heart and soul." The food at Cafe Mezza & Grille is nothing short of perfection-in its flavor, preparation, presentation and personality. Creative use of herbs and spices lend a distinguished flavor to the grilled steaks and kabobs. There is an unmistakable touch of Mediterranean, especially where the distinct aromas of saffron, parsley and other regional spices come through. There too is a touch of California with a stunning array of freshly prepared grilled vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes and expertly prepared chicken and seafood. Homemade dressings and sauces tantalize the taste buds on heaping portions of fresh pasta and salads. The dishes are so rich and savory it's easy to forget you are eating healthy (which will allow you to splurge for one of their heavenly desserts). Cafe Mezza & Grille isn't just known for the food though. To many, Cafe Mezza & Grille is the kind of restaurant (to borrow a line from a popular television show) "where everybody knows your name." It's a familiar place to crawl into a booth and find a little soothing familiarity. It's not uncommon to find Mike himself taking your order or cooking your food. The Tibi "something for everyone" philosophy doesn't stop in the folds of the menu. Cafe Mezza & Grille is a split personality of atmospheres that can run from a romantic table for two in a cozy booth off to the side to a table outside on a stunning patio with views of the bustle and excitement of the busy city street out front.
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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greatly impressed

The food was amazing!!! I ordered grilled vegetable pasta.. The vegetables were cooked to perfection. We also ordered the pick 6 platter (in appetizers section). The food is authentic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Yuma R
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The food was amazing!!! I ordered grilled vegetable pasta.. The vegetables were cooked to perfection. We also ordered the pick 6 platter (in appetizers section). The food is authentic.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Worst restaurant in houston. Horrible service and the person who pretended to be the manager was very rude. Maja claimed to be the manager. I would never go back here. Horrible service. Worst staff.

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Mike T, Owner at Cafe Mezza & Grille, responded to this review

For the past 10 years we have honored & have never responded to any reviews of our customers positively or negatively. We allowed our customers to freely express their feelings regarding their experience with our restaurant’s food quality & service. Now, your review was “NOT” based on your experience with our restaurant, food quality, employees, or customer service inside our... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I usually do not order chicken out, but friend suggested the Mango stuffed breast. I now crave this dish. Always leftovers and its great. I was not too impressed with lemon butter chicken. I will have to try the lamb. Wish they had better fish than salmon and tilapia. Cornish hen sounded amazing but they were out at 7pm on... More 

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Houston, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Since the weather was agreeable, we ate on the patio. The attendance was prompt and our drink order was not long after complete and on its way. The chips and dip were awesome (says my girlfriend). Though I wouldn't get that dramatic over an appetizer, I will admit they were different, full of texture and flavor. The dip was a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place offers some lip-smacking mediterranean food. There hummus is creamy and has the right balance of ingredients in it. The chicken kebab is my favorite though, succulent and with a sweet flavor to it that balances the smokiness completely, with a side of fluffy basmati rice. Must try in Houston!!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I would definitely stop here and get a fantastic bite to eat. This place really shows off what Houston is all about, good food and a great atmosphere!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Delectable food, pleasant atmosphere, immersive ambience and a supreme and respectful staff! I will most definitely be frequenting this place!

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Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

LOVED the food at Cafe Mezza, and after getting a chance to talk to the owner, I know why. He is ALL about quality and freshness. He makes sure that his guests are enjoying only the most authentic and delicious food. I'm a vegetarian, so I especially loved the hummus and falafel but my friends tell me that the chicken... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is in a strip shopping center, but don't let that stop you from coming. The menu was varied and looked like it would satisfy all of our tastes. They have added more items to their menu since I last visited. We had fish, chicken and I had the chicken sausage apple pasta. Each dish was full of flavor. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been going here for years. Over time it's become both a favorite of mine and a family favorite. My husband and I often joke about how much we like this place and he'll say "Don't post a review...we don't want the secret to get out!" (smile) For lunch I love their salads - especially the pecan crusted salmon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6100 Westheimer, Suite 154, Houston, TX 77057
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-334-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

CAFE MEZZA & GRILLE , introduces a new concept of dining to the Houston restaurant connoisseur. Mezza, meaning "appetizer" in Arabic, is an American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair that pushes the edge in flavors, innovations, and style. Having operated a major Houston restaurant, owner and Chef Mike Tibi opens his first sole venture combining the traditional American Bistro design with elements of his own native Syria. What came to fruition is a casual cafe and grille enriched with delectable sandwiches, pastas and salads interspersed with flavorful Mediterranean grilles. "My menu has something for everyone; hearty pastas, traditional American sandwiches, fresh homemade soups and salads. While at the same time we have marinated grilled kabobs, steaks, and "mezzas" or assorted Mediterranean appetizers such as hummus and baba ganooch," says Mike. "The food is healthy while being delicious and filling. If the body of the restaurant is American it is Mediterranean by heart and soul." The food at Cafe Mezza & Grille is nothing short of perfection-in its flavor, preparation, presentation and personality. Creative use of herbs and spices lend a distinguished flavor to the grilled steaks and kabobs. There is an unmistakable touch of Mediterranean, especially where the distinct aromas of saffron, parsley and other regional spices come through. There too is a touch of California with a stunning array of freshly prepared grilled vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes and expertly prepared chicken and seafood. Homemade dressings and sauces tantalize the taste buds on heaping portions of fresh pasta and salads. The dishes are so rich and savory it's easy to forget you are eating healthy (which will allow you to splurge for one of their heavenly desserts). Cafe Mezza & Grille isn't just known for the food though. To many, Cafe Mezza & Grille is the kind of restaurant (to borrow a line from a popular television show) "where everybody knows your name." It's a familiar place to crawl into a booth and find a little soothing familiarity. It's not uncommon to find Mike himself taking your order or cooking your food. The Tibi "something for everyone" philosophy doesn't stop in the folds of the menu. Cafe Mezza & Grille is a split personality of atmospheres that can run from a romantic table for two in a cozy booth off to the side to a table outside on a stunning patio with views of the bustle and excitement of the busy city street out front.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?