Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


2437 18th St. NW (Columbia Rd. NW) Send to Phone
Middle Eastern tapas (mezè) in a relaxed, den-like setting.


Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Meze Restaurant Review

: Dark and mysterious, rather like an exotic Middle Eastern den, this comfy, middle-class eatery puts on its own tapas (known as mezè) display outlined suggestively in its menu: hot or cold, these encompass such dishes as lentil kofte, piyaz, haydari, and something mysteriously tagged as cerkez tavugu, or shredded chicken breast with walnuts, which we thought tasted much like an ordinary tuna salad combo. Since the portions are small, tapas-sized, really, you may end up ordering and ordering, but be warned, the bill inflates easily. Better to stick to just a few mezè offerings, then perhaps share one of the not-so-pricey entrées, such as the strip steak with onions and mushrooms, or the lamb and beef kebabs (nicely seasoned and generously portioned) in order to keep the tab at a minimum. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be disappointed by the very skimpy selection of desserts, focusing on baklava and crème caramel, and you may be happier ending your meal with one of the luxury coffee drinks.

Find Takeout and Delivery Restaurants
Takeout & Delivery Restaurants

We've rounded up restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery.


Enjoy a meal al fresco at these restaurants with patios.