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Experience fine dining at one of the best restaurants in Houston.
Our New American Fusion cuisine is a work of edible fine art!

Awards and Reviews

Trip Advisor - Excellent Rating

200 Reviews for Mezza Grille

Mezza Grille - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder for 2017

Mezza Grille has a TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence for 2018

Mezza Grille has received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in row. Mezza Grille is ranked #16 out of 7,325 restaurants in Houston. It hold a 4.5 rating based on 246 reviews.

Mezza Grille reviewed on Houston Relocation Advice

Fall in Love with Mediterranean Dining at Mezza Grille!

Creative American Fusion Cuisine !

Mezza Grille, as its name suggests, draws on Mediterranean themes to bring to Houston some creative American fusion cuisine that hits the spot! Located in the Galleria area near Tanglewood, the term ‘Mezza’ means ‘appetizer’ in Arabic, and Syria-turned-Houston-native, Mike Tibi, owner and executive chef on his first solo venture, seeks to bring that flair to all his cooking. Tibi’s dishes are thoughtful and flavorful, with homemade dressings and sauces. His Mediterranean dishes stand alongside mouthwatering burgers, some of the tastiest tacos in town, pastas and desserts. For example, we’ve all come to expect chips and salsa or bread and butter as standard fare at most Houston restaurants, however, at Mezza Grille this little detail of the meal tweaked to fit the flavor of the restaurant—their seasoned, crunchy pita chips with olive oil and a signature spice blend is definitely tasty and interesting. In fact, I’d go so far as to say Mezza Grille has no weak dishes on the menu that I’ve personally tried to date. It’s safe to say that I’ve personally tried over 70% of the menu in the years I’ve been having casual dates, business meetings and family get-togethers there. The salads come in HUGE portions, so possibly get the dressing on the side so you can save it for later. I am very experienced in the joys of leftovers—and with most of the stuff offered on this menu, you’re going to have leftovers. My favorite salad is the “Grilled Chicken Salad,” which sounds fairly generic until you order it and realize that it’s the only salad you’ll ever love: peanut vinaigrette (which you should obviously avoid if you are allergic to peanuts), candied walnuts, shredded Granny Smith apples and carrots with bleu cheese crumbles. This is a salad to end all salads. The Almond Crusted Brie with Jalapeno’s Pepper Jelly is also so completely ridiculous, so you should just order it and hand it immediately over to me! It will change your life for the better as it completely satisfies your taste buds!  I also frequently order their Shrimp Tacos and bypass the Mango Chipotle Sauce (which is very good) for extra of their creamy Cilantro Ginger sauce (which is outstanding). I always order extra and dip my sweet potato fries in it—if ever anyone could beat the delectable Hobbit Café fish tacos (it’s going to be these. For me, they’re the best in Houston). Honorable mention in this post for foods I love at Mezza Grille are the Mezza Cheese Raviolis, decadent, cheesy… and adorned with Caramelized Onions that are so sweet, so delicious, they should be served as a main course. To say that I love Mezza Grille would be an understatement: consistently, Tibi has produced some of the best food in Houston that’s health-minded and affordable. Next time you’re in the area, try it!

Mezza Grille featured on HAR.com

Mezza Grille featured on the Houston Association of Realtors

The Houston Association of Realtors website lists Mezza Grille in its restaurant directory where it holds a 4.6 rating (out of 5) based on 254 reviews.

Mezza Grille Featured on Good Eats Houston

Certified by Good Eats Houston as a on of Houston’s top restaurants

Visitors to goodeatshouston.com rated Mezza Grille among the top restaurants in Houston.

Mezza Grille reviewed by Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Mezza Grille, Houston, TX

Mezza Grille - A Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine

Last month I was in Houston for a work event, and unfortunately this trip was kind of a nightmare. I was in a school rental van, and the tire went soft. I stopped to get air at the gas station, not realizing I was right next door to Texas State Prison in Huntsville…not the place to have a flat tire.  I then stopped at the Firestone store in The Woodlands, just north of Houston. The guy there was a complete jerk, asked how I knew the tire had a leak, claimed he checked and it was fine, and treated me like a dumb female.  My trip to Galveston the next morning was ruined, I spent way too much time at the Firestone just down the street from my hotel, and the tire kept going soft. The following morning, before heading to Flower Mound, the Firestone guy assured me I could make it to Dallas before changing the tire. Why didn’t I just get a new tire then? Well, because it’s a rental, Firestone had to get approval from Enterprise…which could take up to 4 hours. I even stopped at an Enterprise location to see if I could speed up the process. Nope. And then I still had to wait to get a brand new tire, because the other one was ruined. All of this could have been avoided if the first Firestone guy wasn’t such an idiot. And he had short-man syndrome. I was really tempted to stop there on my way out of town and give him a piece of my mind, but I figured it wasn’t worth causing a scene. By the time my car was ready it was almost lunchtime, and I knew my food options would be limited between Houston and Dallas. There are hundreds of restaurants in Houston, but the last thing I wanted to do was go into downtown Houston. The crowds and traffic are absolutely ridiculous, and I was already annoyed from my long morning. After some searching on TripAdvisor, I came across Mezza Grille. It was close to the garage, on my way out of town, and had gotten very good reviews on Trip Advisor.
 Mezza Grille is located in a strip mall in the Galleria area.  It’s towards the back of the strip mall, so if you don’t know where you are going, you will completely miss it. I was planning to sit inside, but it was freezing so I sat on the patio. There is a small covered patio out front, and has ceiling fans that create just enough breeze to make it a great atmosphere in the oppressive Houston heat. The only down side is they allow smoking on the patio. The good thing is there was only one smoker out on the patio that day; also, he was at the other end of the patio, and the smoke was blowing in the opposite direction. They had music piped both inside and outside, and the station was a great mix of jazz, oldies, and a little R&B.
The first thing brought to the table is seasoned crisp pita bread, served with oil and extra seasoning. The bread is warm, and absolutely delicious.  I poured a little of the extra seasoning into the oil, and it added a lot more flavor.  I devoured almost the entire plate while I was looking through the menu.  The good thing is that the serving is small, so I didn’t feel too horribly guilty. But then of course I got another serving, and then had to stop myself from mindlessly eating. The Mezza Grille menu is really large and Mediterranean-inspired, with so many different and unique dishes. The menu features appetizers, soups/salad, specialties, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.  As usual, I couldn’t decide what to eat.  My server said since it was my first time I should try the mixed grill platter.  I hesitated when I saw it takes 15-25 minutes to prepare, as I was already hours behind on my schedule.  But she also said that the time really depended on the doneness of the steak; and since mine was medium, she said it would be on the shorter side. I was super excited that my food arrived in only about 12 minutes.  It’s a huge plate of food–and my server did warn me about that.  But I loved that I had lots of different items to try.  The saffron rice was amazing, and had incredible flavor. The grilled veggies were cut into huge pieces, and cooked tender crisp, just how I like them.  The Kufta (Marinated Angus Ground Beef Mixed with Diced Parsley, Pureed Onions & Garlic) was by far my favorite.  I didn’t notice on the menu that it was ground beef so I was a little caught off guard with the first bite, but I quickly got over that.  It had really delicious flavor.  I’m not a huge fan of filet (I prefer more marbled cuts like ribeye), but it was very tender and cooked to medium.  Yes, I realize most people get it more rare than that, but I just can’t do that.  The chicken was good and the marinade was very flavorful, but the pieces were a little dry.  The garlic cream sauce was excellent, and not overpowering at all, and you could hardly taste the garlic. I made it through all of the the kufta, filet, veggies, and about half the rice and chicken, before I had to throw in the towel. Will I go back to Mezza Grille?  No question!  The menu has so many different types of items, and I’m looking forward to checking more out.

Mezza Grille reviewed by Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Houston’s Mezza Grille | A Great Combination of Flavors

Mezza Grille - A Great American Fusion Cuisine

The Galleria/Uptown area is known for two things: shopping and dining. There are so many dining choices it can be overwhelming, but we’ve found a culinary gem in Mezza Grille. The restaurant has been open for over a decade and has an extensive menu of both American and Mediterranean favorites. Mike Tibi, owner and Executive Chef, opened Mezza Grille after many years behind the scenes working on the business side of the industry. His love for scratch-made, flavorful dishes is evident as soon as you sit down. “Food is a language and the more languages you know, the more you understand the world around you; so the more food you try, the more you understand the culture,” said Tibi. “In my culture, you show love with food. My passion is to see people enjoy my food, and I put my heart and soul into everything I make.” Mezza Grille makes a good first impression with its house-made pita chips that are served when you are seated. The chips are seasoned, served with a dipping sauce and are very fresh, tasty and a crisp addition to anything on the menu. The menu is extensive with everything from salads and pastas, to hearty plates like New Zealand lamb shanks and ribeye. There is also a wide assortment of seafood which is what I started out with during my visit. The Seafood Campechana appetizer is so big and bountiful that it could be an entire meal. The Campechana is a jumbo lump crabmeat and grilled shrimp cocktail served with lime pineapple and avocado salsa. It is big, beautiful and delicious; the crabmeat is large and tastes very fresh, and the shrimp is grilled to perfection. But what makes the dish is the pineapple and avocado salsa. It has a hint of spiciness along with some sweetness and a great consistency. Scoop it up with some of the homemade tortilla chips and you’ve got yourself a winner. Next up was the Spicy Chipotle Seafood Risotto which comes with jumbo lump crabmeat, grilled shrimp, pan-seared scallops and grilled asparagus. Again, the dish is just as beautiful to look at as it is to taste. The scallops are big and the risotto was cooked to just the right consistency. We’ve all had risotto that was overcooked or undercooked, but you don’t have to worry about that here. Chef Tibi knows his risotto and it shows. Every good meal comes to an end and this one did too, but not before trying one of the great desserts. The Coconut Tres Leches is definitely a top pick. The house made cake is served with toasted coconut on top of a fluffy mound of cream. Again, the consistency of this dish was spot-on with the perfect amount of cream in the cake. If you take a look on Yelp you will find one dish mentioned over and over again—the mango stuffed chicken. I am a little sad that I didn’t try it, but now I have something to look forward to the next time I’m there. Mezza Grille has a great atmosphere, two private rooms for meetings or parties and the location can’t be beat. Give it a try friends, you won’t be disappointed.

Mezza Grille featured on Houston Life Show on KPRC channel

Mezza Grille featured on KPRC’s Houston Life talk show

Mezza Grille - Houston best restaurant Featured on Houston Life - KPRC Channel

[embed]https://youtu.be/sz3rwmFvEEc[/embed] Mezza Grille, Houston best restaurant, was recently invited to showcase our delicious dishes on KPRC's Houston Life program! We were excited to share with their viewers some of our guest favorites including our New Zealand Lamb Chops, Mango Stuffed Chicken, fresh seafood Campechana and more! Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a relaxing happy hour drink, or the best dining experience in Houston, Mezza Grille offers something for everyone. Our menu is infused with flavors from both the old world and the new! Chipotle from the southwest and traditional spices fused to create a flavor profile on our select prime beef, fresh seafood, and all-natural chicken that you’ve never experienced, but can’t wait to try again! -- http://mezzagrillehouston.com -- http://twitter.com/mezzagrille -- http://facebook.com/mezzagrillehouston

Zagat review of Mezza Grille and profile of Chef/owner Mike Tibi

Zagat: Under-the-Radar Chefs to Know in Houston

Chef Mike Tibi Serves New American Cuisine

Mike Tibi at Mezza Grille Originally from Aleppo, Syria, Mike Tibi moved to the U.S. in 1988 and embraced the flavors of his new home. Thirteen years ago he opened Mezza Grille with his wife Stephanie to serve New American cuisine inspired by foods he grew to love in the U.S. and dishes he grew up with in Syria. The menu includes New Zealand lamb chops, three styles of kebabs and a variety of pastas and seafood dishes. The family-run operation serves a loyal customer base, many of whom have been customers since day one. Signature dish: Mango stuffed chicken, which is a pounded chicken breast wrapped around a mixture of breadcrumbs, fresh vegetables and herbs, coated in more breadcrumbs and then seared, baked and topped with sweet-tangy mango butter 6100 Westheimer Rd.; 713-334-2000

Mezza Grille - Diner's Choice Award Winner for 2018

Mezza Grille – Diner’s Choice Award Winner 2018

Mezza Grille - Open Table Diners Choice Award Winner 2018

Mezza Grille holds a 4.5 rating based on 146 review on opentable.com Since opening our doors in 2005, Mezza Grille excels at pleasing our guest’s taste buds with a unique fusion of flavors, steakhouse favorites, and fresh seafood. Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, our guests always leave satisfied and craving more! How do we know? Mezza Grille perennially ranks among the top restaurants in Houston with stellar reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Opentable. We’re open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering the best steak in Houston, fresh gulf seafood, and an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal. If you’re looking for a relaxing end to your workday, our daily Happy Hour 3:00 – 6:00pm, offers top shelf liquor and tasty small dishes. Over and over again our guests comment on the quality and freshness of our menu, while new guests say they wish they had heard of us sooner! So Come in today and experience an exquisite fusion of flavor, and see why we are the Best Restaurant in Houston!

Mezza Grille is a 2017 Yelp.com "People Love Us on Yelp" award winner

Mezza Grille is a “People Love Us on Yelp” 2018 award recipient

Mezza Grille is a popular choice with diners and maintains a 4.5 rating on yelp.com based on 437 reviews.

Mezza Grille - Reviewed by Houston Chronicle

Mezza Grille reviewed by Alison Cook/Houston Chronicle

Mezza Grille Review By Allison Cook with the Houston Chronicle.

"Pick 3 App” sounds more like a Texas Lottery game or a new iPhone application than a restaurant dish. But the Pick 3 may just be the best thing on the menu at the wildly eclectic Mezza Grille, where Syrian chef-owner Mike Tibi mixes and matches cuisines with insouciance — and a surprising degree of success. My three picks for Tibi's popular Pick 3 appetizer platter would be the astonishingly good hummus, as silky and balanced a version of the classic Middle Eastern chick-pea dip as I have ever had in my life. I could live on this stuff, scooped up with delicate shards of the restaurant's “crispy bread,” a seasoned and baked pita that arrives on each table in triangles with a little dish of olive oil and a pungent spice rubble of herbal, sesame-spiked zaatar. It's one of the nicest freebies in town.
Pick No. 2 would be Mezza's vivid red-pepper dip, made boldly sweet and sour with plenty of pomegranate molasses. A touch of hot chile and a tiny crunch of walnut add interest, and — miracle of miracles — the sweetness actually works. I found that it's convenient to have a dish of the red-pepper dip on your table here at all times, because it's such a sparkling contrast to everything from a juicy chicken kebab to a Mediterranean grilled cheese sandwich.

Pick No. 3? That would be Tibi's version of tabouli salad, long on the dark-green parsley and short on the bulghur wheat grains, which are used here more as an accent than a mainstay. Lemony dressing and lots of diced tomato give the tabouli its bounce.

I think Tibi is at his best when he's drawing on his Syrian roots. His jampacked five-page menu hopscotches madly from Italian (there's a whole page of pastas) to American (everything from peppered ahi tuna to spinach salad) to Houstonian (shrimp campechana, fish tacos, tortilla soup). There are salads and sandwiches and big-deal entrees like New Zealand lamb chops. You can order a side of scalloped potatoes your mom would be proud to serve.

It's all a bit dizzying at first, as if you had landed without adequate warning at a Cheesecake Factory in Damascus. Usually when a restaurant tries to do so many things, it ends up doing none of them particularly well. But Tibi has a knack for making things taste good — even the improbable-sounding dishes, of which there are more than a few.

Take the shrimp campechana “served in a Hawaiian spicy lime pineapple salsa topped with fresh avocado.” It arrives in an oh-so-Texan cactus-stemmed goblet, its jumbo shrimp perfectly grilled, its soupy salsa base a wild ride of tart and sweet and hot, with an unexpected herbal edge of mint. Crunchy tortilla strips are strewn all around. I ended up using them to scoop some remaining red-pepper dip, since they were better than the restaurant's perpetually leathery pita bread.

Only in Houston, I told myself, looking around the dimly lit, pomegranate-hued dining room with its closely clustered paintings. (“It's so dark in here I feel like I should be making out with someone,” observed one of my dining companions.) The gracious Ethiopian waitress, the Hispanic kitchen crew in their trim black caps, the mixed crowd of diners from the surrounding Briargrove/middle Westheimer neighborhood: It all felt curiously like home, idiosyncratic home.

My best advice is to leave any snobbery at your own home and just order what appeals to you here, because you'll probably like it. I was beguiled by the deft play of springy mozzarella and sharp-salty feta in the Mediterranean cheese sandwich, which was grilled on ciabatta bread and gigged with just enough Kalamata olive, sun-dried tomato and fresh basil. Wrap sandwiches, a genre I normally abhor, emerge from the kitchen with their thin tortilla wrappers nicely grilled and toasty, unlike most of their clammy kin. And the baroque fillings — from cinnamon-scented chicken shawerma to grilled vegetables spiked with chipotle-mango sauce — actually work. I could hardly believe it.

I loved the sweet-potato fries dipped into an assertive, elegant tahini sauce that had come with felafel disks that were overwhelmed by a thick, crunchy fried crust. Who knew that tahini and sweet-potato fries were made for each other? And I never would have thought of adding walnuts and mint to baba ghanouj, either, but Mezza's rendition of the smoky eggplant puree is rich and satisfying stuff.

The mixed grill platter here is a must-order for its skillfully cooked shish kebabs: juicy hunks of chicken with a singey glaze; slightly chewy but flavorful beef filet; and a lively ground-beef kufta kebab seasoned with parsley and onion. With a high ridge of fluffy saffron rice bisecting the plate, the $18.95 assortment was enough for two people to split in tandem with a Pick 3 App. That's pretty much my ideal meal here.

I had to smile when I spotted the kufta kebab on the menu in an unexpected context, as part of a green entree salad with fresh mint, an olive oil vinaigrette and crumbled feta, plus some of that irresistible crispy pita bread. Mike Tibi strikes again.

In that vein, mention must be made of the one fancied-up American entree I sampled: the preposterous-sounding Mango Stuffed Chicken, a mighty, honey-glazed log of crumb-crusted meat wrapped around a mishmash including (but hardly limited to) broccoli, red pepper, potato, black beans, mango and oozing mozzarella cheese, then given a mango butter sauce. Oh, yes, and sides of excellent grilled vegetables and scalloped potatoes. My jaw dropped when I saw this dish, but I had to admit that it worked better than it had any right to. I don't plan on eating it again, but it was quite an experience.

So was this whole exuberant restaurant.

Mezza Grille featured on KHOU 11 News

KHOU’s Sherry Williams visited Mezza Grille during her weekly Neighborhood Eats segment

Mezza Grille - Houston Best Restaurant on KHOU TV Channel.

[embed]https://youtu.be/fTQHZ-8NzNc[/embed] Mezza Grille, Houston best restaurant, was recently paid a visit by KHOU 11 News and Sherry Williams for their weekly Neighborhood Eats segment. We had a great time sharing our story and our delicious fusion of flavors with Houston! Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a relaxing happy hour drink, or the best dining experience in Houston, Mezza Grille offers something for everyone. Our menu is infused with flavors from both the old world and the new! Chipotle from the southwest and traditional spices fused to create a flavor profile on our select prime beef, fresh seafood, and all-natural chicken that you’ve never experienced, but can’t wait to try again! Enjoy! -- http://mezzagrillehouston.com -- http://twitter.com/mezzagrille -- http://facebook.com/mezzagrillehouston

Mezza Grille - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder for 2017

Mezza Grille has a TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence for 2017

Mezza Grille is ranked #16 out of 7,325 restaurants in Houston. It hold a 4.5 rating based on 246 reviews.

Mezza Grille Reviewed by Hankonfood.com

Mezza Grille provides Mediterranean Flavours in a Cool Setting

Mezza Grille - A Great Mediterranean Restaurant

Sometimes restaurants fall under our radars.  If you drive east on Westheimer when you head to a certain part of town, but drive back using another route due to traffic for example--you might never see the signage for a great restaurant and due to their not being the current hip, happening joint getting coverage on TV, in Houstonia or The Houston Press, you might not hear about them.  (No disrespect to the hip, happening joints nor those other publications is intended, BTW, as I am fond of them all!).  I myself have had the experience on more than one occasion of finding a restaurant that I had passed by for years because the signage didn't stand out, or maybe it was towards the back of the strip mall where they were located, or I was so focused on the road I wasn't looking at the places I pass by.  And I am a foodster who was reviewed a number of places I stopped at after seeing them while driving all over town for work, errands or family activities.
Which brings me to talking about Mezza Grille, a great Mediterranean Restaurant with a great set of cocktails that I have passed while driving around Houston for 12 years and somehow missed out on.  This beautiful art deco eatery has an elegant marble bar and lots of wonderful local artwork everywhere representing a number of genres.  This friendly, family run business has been a favourite of a few of my friends who somehow never mentioned it to me.  With a huge private dining area known as the Rabbit Room that has become infamous in some dining circles, Mezza Grille has soldiered on over the past decade and somehow I never noticed them.  Well, it is my hope that owners Mike Tibi and his wife Stephanie (who is the architect of their signature cocktails) will accept this profuse apology as I share a wonderful dining experience we had recently.  But first some background:
Coming from a culture that shows love through feeding family and friends,Mike Tibi learned from an early age how food connects people. Seeing others enjoy his food complemented his passion for creating unique dishes. Tibi, a self-taught chef,learned the business side of the restaurant industry for many years while simultaneously honing his expertise in the kitchen by cooking for family and friends. After friends and family continually urged him to venture out on his own, Tibi opened Mezza Grille in 2005. Tibi has worked tirelessly over the past 12 years to create unique dishes for Houstonians to enjoy, always adding his own touch by infusing unsuspecting flavors to create a harmonious dish. He puts his heart and soul into cooking and is truly passionate about serving his loyal following. “Food is a language and the more languages you know, the more you understand the world around you;so the more food you try, the more you understand the culture, In my culture, you show love with food. My passion is to see people enjoy my food, and I put my heart and soul into everything I make.” --Owner and Executive Chef Mike Tibi.  Sounds like a man to whom a number of us can strongly relate. Their menu, which features New American takes on fresh seafood, steakhouse favorites, pasta and more, includes dishes like the Mixed Grill, which has been on the menu since inception, with shish kabob, shish tawook and kufta served with creamy garlic sauce, saffron basmati rice and seasoned grilled vegetables, and New Zealand Lamb Chops, seasoned with Mediterranean spices and topped with a red wine reduction. Tibi prides himself on taking any dish and adding his unique twist to it, drawing from his love for robust flavors he experienced traveling the world and trying different cuisines. The focus on food quality and freshness have drawn a loyal following, and Tibi insists on offering only the best, highest quality ingredients available.   With options ranging from starters to desserts, there’s no shortage of dishes to please any palate, along with a craft cocktail menu created by Tibi’s wife and business partner Stephanie. And speaking of said cocktails, we tried one that is a favourite of the regulars, the Effin' Cherry Limeade! This is a blend of maraschino cherries, vanilla vodka and lime juice.  It's sweet, it's sour, and the vanilla adds a little something extra to the whole deal!  Grade: A We then went for an appetizer--again a lot of good choices.  However, as fans of fresh seafood, ceviche, cebiche and poké, we went with their Seafood Campechana: Jumbo lump crab-meat & grilled shrimp cocktail in a spicy lime-pineapple & avocado salsa, served with  homemade tortilla chips.  This was a mighty pretty looking chalice filled with the avocado/pineapple and lime salsa, with a fair amount of crab-meat, but the crown were the Mediterranean seasoned grilled Jumbo Shrimp.  I'll spare y'all the Forrest Gump run down, and just say they were fantastic.  And the pineapple gave it some extra sweetness that made it stand out from the usual.  Grade: A+ For our main dishes, we went with a Grilled Vegetable Pasta: Angel hair pasta, marinara, grilled asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, red onions, & portobello mushrooms.  As you can see from the photo, there are fresh grill marks on the veggies and the portion is substantial.  The pasta is a very light and thin Angel Hair, al dente (chewy but firm) and again, the Marinara sauce had some extra seasoning that gave it a bit more kick than the usual spaghetti sauce.  That extra hit of flavour was a running theme in a number of the dishes at Mezza Grille in fact--all of them were familiar and comfortable, but had something extra for your taste-buds to enjoy.  Grade: A Of course when I think Mediterranean, I often think of skewers--whether grilled steak (shish kabob), grilled chicken (shish tawook) or seasoned ground beef (kufta kabob).  At Mezza Grille, there is no need to choose just one, because their popular Mixed Grill provides one skewer of each with grilled veggies, saffron basmati rice and creamy garlic sauce.  This was the real king of our entrees for this weekend dinner.  So savoury, so satisfying--and that creamy garlic sauce, while not necessary due to the flavour of the grilled meats, was still a nice accent to add to the whole dish.  My favourite from this dinner!  Grade: A++ Of course, when enjoying a wonderful dinner like this, it's a good idea to save some leftovers from the mains for lunch at work during the week to inspire the envy of your coworkers.  It also lets you save room to share a dessert,and I tell you, Mezza Grille has a lot of the standards you would expect at a steakhouse such as Tira Misu or Creme Brulee.  We wanted something that was straight from the house and the creative side of Stephanie Tibi, so we went with the White Chocolate Bread Pudding:  sweet bread in a white chocolate sauce, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, a thin sweet wafer, dusted with powdered sugar and served with a mixed berry/mango compote on the side.  Artfully plated, sweet, but not excessively, a nice mix of hot and cold between the White Chocolate Sauce and the ice cream, and great with a cup of their house coffee.  A fitting end to a great meal!  Grade: A+ I'm quite glad we finally had a chance to try this wonderful restaurant and enjoy such a sumptuous dinner, and I promise you we will be back again soon!  I want to thank the Tibi Family and their adept staff  for taking good care of us.  We enjoyed the meal, and were treated like welcome family. Mezza Grill is located in the Briar Grove/Galleria area at: 6100 Westheimer Houston, TX 77057 713-334-2000 Hours: Sun-Thu: 11 AM to 10 PM Fri-Sat: 11 AM to 11 PM
Eat Happy, Y'all!!!
吃得开心!!!
Hank
Mezza Grille featured on Fox 26 Morning News during Houston Restaurant Weeks 2017

Mezza Grille Houston Restaurant Weeks 2017 – Fox 26 News

Mezza Grille - Houston Restaurant Weeks featured on FOX 26 News Channel.

[embed]https://youtu.be/VPVZG3up4jA[/embed] in 2017 Mezza Grille, Houston Best Restaurant, participated in Houston Restaurant Weeks for the first time! Fox 26 Food Contributor (and founder of Houston Restaurant Weeks) visited us to showcase our 2017 HRW menu! Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a relaxing happy hour drink, or the best dining experience in Houston, Mezza Grille offers something for everyone. Our menu is infused with flavors from both the old world and the new! Chipotle from the southwest and traditional spices fused to create a flavor profile on our select prime beef, fresh seafood, and all-natural chicken that you’ve never experienced, but can’t wait to try again! -- http://mezzagrillehouston.com -- http://twitter.com/mezzagrille -- http://facebook.com/mezzagrillehouston

Mezza Grille - featured in the Houston Press' New Year's Eve restaurant listing

Ring in 2018: Here’s Where to Dine on New Year’s Eve and Day in Houston

Mezza Grille, 6100 Westheimer, 713-334-2000 Mezza Grille will be open for dinner only, offering seating at 5-5:30 p.m, 7-7:30 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m. For just $125 per couple (tax and gratuity not included), guests can choose from a select menu and enjoy a four-course meal that includes one appetizer to share, choice of soup or salad for each person, one entrée for each person, one dessert to share and the choice of one glass of wine or sparkling wine each.

Mezza Grille review on culturetrip.com

Mezza Grille Review: The 10 Best Restaurants In Uptown Houston, Texas

Mezza Grille Offering New American Cuisine

This restaurant is as cosmopolitan and diverse as the city itself. Although they’re mostly referred to as New American cuisine, the menu includes dishes from all over the world, like fatoosh, tortilla soup, kabobs and tres leches. Vegetarians will love the eggplant parmigiana served with grilled asparagus, while the stuffed mango chicken is an unforgettable combination of flavors. The space itself is roomy yet cozy, ideal for group dinners or other events. There is a large bar where happy hour takes place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm every day – look out for the crab cakes and spicy potato balls. Address & telephone number: 6100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057 + 1 713 334 2000

Mezza Grille is a 2017 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award Winner

Mezza Grille is a 2017 Diner’s Choice Award Winner on Opentable.com

Mezza Grille holds a 4.5 rating based on 146 review on opentable.com Since opening our doors in 2005, Mezza Grille excels at pleasing our guest’s taste buds with a unique fusion of flavors, steakhouse favorites, and fresh seafood. Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, our guests always leave satisfied and craving more! How do we know? Mezza Grille perennially ranks among the top restaurants in Houston with stellar reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Opentable. We’re open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering the best steak in Houston, fresh gulf seafood, and an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal. If you’re looking for a relaxing end to your workday, our daily Happy Hour 3:00 – 6:00pm, offers top shelf liquor and tasty small dishes. Over and over again our guests comment on the quality and freshness of our menu, while new guests say they wish they had heard of us sooner! So Come in today and experience an exquisite fusion of flavor, and see why we are the Best Restaurant in Houston!

Mezza Grille featured on abc13.com Astros World Series article

Mezza Grille: Grab these cheap deals as you cheer on the Astros in the World Series

Mezza Grille Mezza Grille will be extending their happy hour menu until closing at 10 p.m. on game days, and guests can also receive their first happy hour appetizer for free when they wear an Astros shirt or jersey.

Mezza Grille review in Houston Food Finder

Under the Radar: Mezza Grille Entices With A Diverse, Global Menu

Mezza Grille - A Modern American Fusion Restaurant

In the here-today-gone-tomorrow world of restaurants, nearly 13 years in business is a rare achievement. Nonetheless Mezza Grille, the family-owned, modern American fusion restaurant has quietly made itself a staple in the lives of a very loyal customer base. Tucked into a corner of Dimensions Shopping Plaza on the west side of The Galleria, Mike and Stephanie Tibi opened Mezza Grille in June 2005 and have enjoyed loyal customers almost since day one. “I cook with my heart and soul,” Mike told us during a recent visit. “I use the freshest ingredients. Everything I cook, if I don’t like it myself 100 percent, I won’t serve it.” Mezza (pronounced meh-zah, which means “small plates” in Arabic), reflects the Syrian custom of sharing a table covered with a variety of dishes. In homage to that mentality, the vast, eclectic menu at the grille may be confusing until diners understand the meaning behind each dish. When Mike moved to the United States from Aleppo, Syria in 1989, he brought a love of food inspired by traditions of his homeland. After absorbing many influences in the United States, he opened a restaurant that reflected his favorite dishes—tweaked to include a variety of global influences. If you can get past the addictive complimentary appetizer of crispy pita, the menu offers something for just about everyone. But first, that pita: Mezza Grille sources the bread from Phoenicia Specialty Foods, then a cook splits it in half, bastes with butter and adds a generous sprinkling of fresh Parmesan cheese, fresh garlic, black pepper, salt, rosemary and other spices. Then, the pita is baked until super-crisp. It is served as chips with tiny bowls of olive oil and za’atar seasoning. Dip the chip in the oil and then again into the za’atar and for a wave of flavor. Entrees include bacon-wrapped filet mignon and New Zealand lamb chops plus spicy seafood risotto, three kinds of skewers (shish kabobshish tawook, and kufta kabob) and chipotle beef tenderloin pasta. The signature Mango-Stuffed Chicken is essential. It features thin, pounded chicken breast stuffed with a flavorful mixture of breadcrumbs, vegetables and herbs, rolled in more breadcrumbs, seared, baked and then topped with a rich, sweet mango butter sauce and chunks of fresh juicy mango. First-time guests should be aware that every dish is prepared to order using all fresh ingredients, which can mean a wait of 25 minutes, minimum, for entrees and 15 minutes for grilled items—especially during busy hours. Use the extra time to order a starter like the Pick Six appetizer: generous portions of silky hummus, zesty sweet red pepper dip, earthy-garlicky eggplant dip, bright and citrusy tabbouleh, minty fatoosh salad with crispy pita chips and light bruschetta. The platter is enough to share with a table or ensure leftovers for a light meal the next day. The Almond-Crusted Baked Brie is another solid choice. It features a gooey wedge of Brie coated in almonds accompanied by juicy sliced strawberries, crunchy walnuts, a side of jalapeño pepper jelly and ovals of toasty baguette. The 50 options on the judiciously curated wine represent both New and Old world varietals. Pricing is very modest; glasses start at $10 and bottles are no more than $35. Stephanie recommends Storypoint Cabernet and Chardonnay and Freakshow Cabernet from Michael David Winery. The bar also offers selections from local and national breweries along with cocktails ranging from a traditional Manhattan to a crisp and spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita. The spacious interior manages to remain intimate with black tablecloths and an assortment of artworks from local artists, including some from the owners’ daughter Nijah Tibi who also works at the restaurant. Three years ago, the restaurant expanded to include a lounge ideal for happy hour or date nights. Reserve the whimsical “Bunny Room” for parties up to 100 guests, in which the walls are covered in hundreds of artistic expressions of nature’s favorite cottontail. Mezza Grille, 6100 Westheimer, 713-334-2000, www.mezzagrillehouston.com, open Sunday through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Trip Advisor - 2016 Certificate

Mezza Grille has a TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence for 2016

Mezza Grille is ranked #16 out of 7,325 restaurants in Houston. It hold a 4.5 rating based on 246 reviews.

Mezza Grille featured in Houston Hotel Magazine

Mezza Grille featured on Houston Hotel Magazine Valentine’s Day listing

Mezza Grille Houston- A romantic restaurant for your celebrations !

This Valentine’s Day, Mezza Grille is hosting a romantic celebration. For $125 per couple, plus tax and gratuity, indulge in a four-course meal—the select menu will include one appetizer to share, a choice of soup or salad each, one entrée each, finished off with one dessert to share and the choice of a bottle of wine to share. Such dishes as seafood campechana, crab cakes, New Zealand Lamb Chops, and Crème Brulee will be included on this special menu. To make reservations and view the full Valentine’s Day menu, visit their website.

Mezza Grille featured in Houston Hip & Haute

Mezza Grille on Houston Hip & Haute Valentines Day listing

Mezza Grille is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu on Wednesday, February 14th. For $125 per couple (tax and gratuity not included), guests can enjoy a romantic celebration and choose from a select menu for a four-course meal that includes one appetizer to share, choice of soup or salad for each person, one entrée for each person, one dessert to share and the choice of one bottle of wine to share.

Mezza Grille Houston - 2016 Winner Choice

Mezza Grille is a 2016 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award Winner

Mezza Grille holds a 4.5 rating based on 146 review on opentable.com Since opening our doors in 2005, Mezza Grille excels at pleasing our guest’s taste buds with a unique fusion of flavors, steakhouse favorites, and fresh seafood. Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, our guests always leave satisfied and craving more! How do we know? Mezza Grille perennially ranks among the top restaurants in Houston with stellar reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Opentable. We’re open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering the best steak in Houston, fresh gulf seafood, and an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal. If you’re looking for a relaxing end to your workday, our daily Happy Hour 3:00 – 6:00pm, offers top shelf liquor and tasty small dishes. Over and over again our guests comment on the quality and freshness of our menu, while new guests say they wish they had heard of us sooner! So Come in today and experience an exquisite fusion of flavor, and see why we are the Best Restaurant in Houston!

Mediterranean Cuisine

New American Fusion

About Us

Chef-owner Mike Tibi’s vision for an upscale, yet relaxed, fine dining restaurant is a must-visit for locals and visitors looking for the best dining experience in Houston.

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Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a relaxing drink and an appetizer after work, or the best dining experience in Houston, Mezza Grille offers something for everyone.

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A striking white marble bar is the first thing you’ll notice when stepping through our doors; long and elegant, it’s the perfect place to enjoy top shelf cocktails, our extensive wine list, and daily happy hour.

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