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Ayse Meze

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Shab Row East Street, Frederick, MD 21701 (East Patrick and North East)
+1 240-651-5155
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Woodland Hills, CA
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were visiting friends in Frederick Maryland and wanted to have dinner. They recommended AYSE Meze Lounge. Wonderful restaurant for one person or a large group. Almost everything is small plate. Order several small plates and pass around the table. The flavors are excellent. Our young waiter, was relatively new, but every question he came back with an answer. If... More 

Thank MarySchaffer
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My vegan daughter was in heaven when we took her to Ayse (pronounced "eye shay"). Wonderful Mediterranean food, great to share. Friendly servers, great atmosphere.located in Shab Row. Notable dishes -- brussels sprouts, hummus plate, spanakopita. Overall, very enjoyable and affordable place and we love going back!

Thank Sharon H
Hunt Valley
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We dined here on Saturday night and it was amazing. To begin with the restaurant is in a beautiful location. The bar has exposed brick walls, and the dining room looks onto an outdoor courtyard where you can also dine. The service with the hostess, in the bar and in the restaurant were impeccable. Everyone was timely and attentive in... More 

Thank AmyBlue66
Baltimore County, Maryland
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We love eating on the patio at this marvelous restaurant. My husband grew up on Greek cooking and he loves all of the dishes that we have tried at this restaurant. I also could not be happier with the service. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and efficient. One more thing, well behaved dogs are welcome on the outdoor... More 

Thank Marty1357
Fairfax, Virginia
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453 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We picked this place based on their TA rating for a late lunch. Overall, the setting was great, the waiter great and had some spot-on suggestions, and the food was outstanding. The dishes we had included and our rating was: 5 - Spread sampler appetizer. You get 6 different spreads. Fantastic except for the olive spread (I am not an... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere, and nice servers. Would definitely go back, only reason this isn't a five-star rating is the pricing but it is downtown so I guess that's part of that experience.

Thank mountainchris
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere when entering was very unique! Our waiter explained the significance of Meze and was very knowledgeable about the cuisine. We ordered the kolokithokeftedes (fried zucchini feta cakes), curry flavored okra, grilled souvlaki skewers, and falafel. Everything was prepared very well, presentation was excellent. Could not have asked for a better place to try new food items!

Thank Mark H
New Market, Maryland
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have eaten here probably half a dozen times in the last couple of years and by and large the service is usually good and the food is as well. But we decided to get a Take-out order last week and were disappointed by how bland it was. We ordered Falafel pitas, the Brussels sprouts, and dolmades. Everything was very... More 

Thank Dorian D
Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We came here for dinner on a Friday night for a romantic date, and my husband and I instantly fell in love. The food was amazing! Small portions, similar to a Greek version of tapas. I highly recommend the spread sampler and the Turkish cigars. One thing that I was very impressed with was the quality and the care taken... More 

Thank GingerChemist
Frederick, Maryland
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Bar and main restaurant seating are almost totally separate, which is great. I love the brick bar for drinks with friends and free hummus bar during happy hour, but also love the main seating area for a more intimate and quiet meal. I have several go-to tapas plates here and have a hard time ordering anything else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shab Row East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
    (East Patrick and North East)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 240-651-5155

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