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The Blue Mezze Bar, New York, NY

The Blue Mezze Bar

4.3
4.3
144 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Traditional food in a modern setting.
Vibes of Mediterranean all around you while you taste the selected mezzes and sipping your drink. The Blue will leave your eyes and palate rejuvenated.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 346-6161

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    The Blue Mezze Bar has two different outdoor dining patio's, both heated and covered and ready to serve for big parties! Besides, The Blue Mezze also does catering for special occasions and events all around NYC. Feel free to contact us through our website or e-mail us from https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/the-blue-mezze-bar-3

  • Private party facilities

    The Blue Mezze Bar has two different outdoor dining patio's, both heated and covered and ready to serve for big parties! Besides, The Blue Mezze also does catering for special occasions and events all around NYC. Feel free to contact us through our website or e-mail us from hello@thebluemezze.com

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    77th street & 2nd ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • The Blue Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    We are waiting for you with your family and friends to taste our modern Mediterranean cuisine, special eggs and lunch menu.
  • The Blue Fix Price Lunch Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Blue Fix Price Lunch Menu About the experience FIRST PLATE (select one) Soup Babaganoush Salad ( Greek or Shepherd's Salad) SECOND PLATE (select one) Falafel Platter Chicken Shish Kebab Seafood Pasta THIRD CHOICE (select one) Beer (1) Wine (Glass)
  • The Blue Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for our The Blue Brunch favorites, such as Avocado toasts, Various egg specials, Pancakes, Turkish breakfast, Fruits& Desserts. Bottomless mimosa $20 for 60 min

Offers

  • The Blue Happy Hour 4:30PM - 6:30PM

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY 4:30PM-6:30PM Beers6$ Wine 8$ Cocktails 9$ Cold Mezze Platters 8$

Popular dishes

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NP

    NancyP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our small plates were delicious- artichokes, dumplings, everything! Service was outstanding!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely environment and great staff. Foods are amazing. you should definitely visit.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good! Burger and apps were great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and well prepared food options. Service is on point. Always a consistent experience.
  5. DM

    DrMelK

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was empty, the food was great and our server was very accommodating. Highly recommend. Great find on the UES.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful ambience and good food.
  7. FS

    FeliciaS

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Special Thanksgiving price fixe included soup, salad, appy, entree, dessert and a glass of wine all for $59. And you could choose from quite a few options that were not turkey. Generous portions & delicious, def a place to return to.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We went for brunch. They rushed us to order, waitress came over three times within five minutes of sitting down. Then they brought out two of the four entrees and then we waited 20minutes for my husbands SALAD. They brought pancakes without syrup, which we had to ask twice for and wait five minutes. Yogurt bowl without a spoon. They were VERY disorganized.
  9. K

    K123

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    The restaurant was out of coffee when we ordered and then we waited over an hour for our food. We had to be somewhere so finally we just had fo leave. We hadn’t ordered anything complicated either, my meal didn’t even require anything to be cooked. They are clearly overwhelmed.
  10. P

    Paris

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was just ok. I ordered “grilled shrimp with broccoli”. I received shrimp that had something on it-it was not just plain grilled shrimp as expected (and the shrimp was mediocre quality). The “broccoli” was carrots, cauliflower, a bite of broccoli and a sizable scoop of rice pilaf. The hostess’s outfit was inappropriate at best, unfit for an upper East side restaurant, casual as it is. We had a reservation. Each couple arrived separately. The first couple was seated in the outdoor shed and the second couple on the sidewalk. We were each there 10-15 minutes before it was determined we were both there. Overall not a great experience.
  11. s

    suzrtay

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was all very tasty (especially the Kibbeh), and small plates exactly as expected. Service was absolutely fine - took a while to get our drinks initially, but otherwise there was always someone if we needed them and the food came promptly. I would say it's a little too pricey for the amount of food you get - the "artichoke appetizer" was only one small braised artichoke heart for $16, but that's the upper east side for you...
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing the foods were delicious. Loved their ambiance and design. you should visit and should have drinks .
  13. RB

    RedBar

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Friendly service Great happy hour
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank u for everything. I love this place
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank u so much for everything
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the environment was amazing. i liked the music. the food was incredible. we will come again, thanks
  17. CM

    CityMan124

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and they treated our whole party like royalty. A terrific evening - we’ll certainly be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing. I recommend you to try. interest and relevance was good. we will come again. thanks for everything
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming here for the last 3 months and it’s easily my favorite spot in NYC. Every time we have friends come over and they want mediterranean food, this is our go to spot. Their lokum steak are tasty. My favorite entrees are definitely the seafood pasta and the mezze platers. They have awesome wine and cocktails 😍
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Loved loved the food and the interior of the restaurant. It’s very chic, except for little random “live, laugh, love” style signs that seemed to be sprinkled everywhere for a fall decor. The service was not exceptional. The host seemed confused why I wanted a table inside when I specifically made a reservation for one. She looked around to see if there was a four top available as if It hadn’t been designated for us. While I love being left alone and not bugged, our server barely come to our table to ask if we wanted to order anything else. We always had to flag them down. They seemed annoyed when we also said we wanted to order appetizers first then put in our order for main courses. There was live singing which felt very random and made it extremely hard to have a conversation. Additionally, there are only two bathrooms both staff and patrons use which makes for a long wait. They’re placed in the back of the restaurant, which is so cramped and right by the kitchens, so you’re very much in the way. I would go back for the food because I really enjoyed it and it was reasonably priced but maybe would order takeout instead of going to the restaurant itself.
  21. IS

    ISPROUD

    New York Area

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfortable outdoor seating. Friendly staff and delicious food.
  22. g

    gold

    New York Area

    112 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Best lamb chops tgat I’ve had in quite some time and our waitress was wonderful. We decided to eat inside because it was cold, however it was freezing inside as the front door was wide open the entire time we were there. Don’t return until the summer. Too cold!!!
  23. MG

    ManhattanGuy

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Keep up the good work and we hope to be back for lunch soon.
  24. A

    Adam

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Very small portions (esp given the price), slow and forgetful service - all-and-all an experience that you can easily pass on. That said, the drinks menu shows potential even if skewed to the younger crown given the sweet-bias
  25. V

    Veronica

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    An attractive room with loud techno music and tasteless food. The three mezzo had no flavor, no garlic, no salt, no tahini in the selections. Complete mush. The servers were pleasant and efficient. I would not return.
  26. s

    spkiehm

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional and the food exceeded my expectations. It was really nice and cozy for a cold rainy evening, and not too loud at all in the indoor seating area. Price is what you might expect for a nicer (by my standards) dining experience in Manhattan. Definitely would recommend to others, and I will definitely be taking my friends and family here in the future!
  27. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was ok but the lentil soup was watery and and disappointing and cocktails are ok. The best thing about this restaurant is the outdoor space and it would have nothing really going for it without it. The adjacent restaurants UVA and UVA next door and Quality Eats all have much better food and outdoor space that's just as good if not better and a livelier crowd and better ambience so they are are by far better choices. So I would not recommend this place since along with those other restaurants mentioned there a lot of better choices on the upper east side also with nice outdoor seating. But if you want Turkish cuisine go to their other restaurant nearby Ala Turka which has been around longer and has a better chef and tastier food.
  28. P

    Petjo

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional, service, food and ambiance.
  29. C

    Carolann

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service Nice atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    They preposterously ran out of glasses. Ordered 2 dips and left.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat inside. Our drinks were very delayed, I even got the wrong drink. About 20-25 minutes into the reservation, a belly dancer performance started. The music was deafening and they refused to turn it down. We promptly closed out and left.
  32. A

    Alice

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service
  33. RA

    RobertA

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Very nice
  34. LO

    LynnO

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my son, who lives In Fla, so we rarely get together. Blue Mezze is my favorite restaurant, and I am there almost once a week. The owner and all the staff are friendly, attentive and helpful and the food and drinks are always wonderful. We had a great evening (thanks to the owner who found us a table indoors with the AC, although the place was packed last night). I will be back again next week!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is so good I’m still thinking about it a week later. It’s clean food and delicious. The service is OK, the servers are very nice but
  36. J

    Jaekaby

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We 4 had good service and tasty dishes.
  37. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I really like the Blue Mezze Bar. The hosts/owners are so nice and so are the staff, with that said - once you sit down- the service and attention goes down hill. As a tapas place, they need to learn to pace the orders. Our drinks came out towards the end of our meal and our server did not come back after the initial order for us to ask for anything. A few of the servers, while lovely, don’t speak or understand much English which can make it difficult when asking for additional items. It seems as though the last few months they are still training a lot of staff on the spot- which as a former server I have no issue with, but now have seen a pattern that there is incredibly slow service and no follow up. Overall, if you’re looking for a chill night to sit outside and have good food to catch up with friends- it’s totally fine. The shrimp are good! The mezze plate and hummus are good- fyi though, they give bread instead of pita. The avocado salad was yummy! Scallops were ok. I’m sure I’ll be back, but hoping they get more experienced staff and circle back to tables once people get their initial order.
  38. V

    Vann

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good tapas, good energy! The falafels and schwarma tacos were a hit, and we had a nice table outside. Dog friendly.
  39. n

    neighbor122

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Turkish food and wonderful staff. Their outdoor setup is very comfortable.
  40. P

    Pantagruel

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Xxxx Yyyy Bbbb

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Blue Mezze Bar using the Order Online button. The Blue Mezze Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Blue Mezze Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 346-6161.

The Blue Mezze Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Blue Mezze Bar

1480 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

Additional information

  • Cross street

    77th street & 2nd ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 346-6161

  • Catering

    The Blue Mezze Bar has two different outdoor dining patio's, both heated and covered and ready to serve for big parties! Besides, The Blue Mezze also does catering for special occasions and events all around NYC. Feel free to contact us through our website or e-mail us from https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/the-blue-mezze-bar-3

  • Private party facilities

    The Blue Mezze Bar has two different outdoor dining patio's, both heated and covered and ready to serve for big parties! Besides, The Blue Mezze also does catering for special occasions and events all around NYC. Feel free to contact us through our website or e-mail us from hello@thebluemezze.com

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