First, four single serves of complimentary dense but soft garlic bread arrive, and shortly after a dish of Spinach, Cheese and Garlic Dip ($10.50) and Shanglish dip with crisps.
The Shanglish dip is made from aged yoghurt with thyme and tomatoes has a consistency similar to tabouli. Both dips are delicious, and complementary to the complimentary salty crisps and pita bread.
We're tasting our way through the dips when the rest of our order is placed on our table by another waiter dressed in a chef's outfit.
The felafel balls are not too dry. A pot of yogurt on the side softens the dish, and we could do with more of it. The Fatayer ($10.50) are four light and doughy pastries filled with spinach, onion, tomato, pine nuts and olive oil. A spoonful of Arnabeet Miklee ($8.90) or fried cauliflower topped with caramelized onions, pine nuts, almonds and served with tahini sauce arrives and dries out my mouth.
We have absolutely stuffed ourselves, from the complimentary garlic bread to the pastries our order is more than enough for 3 people.
There is something intimate and lovely about going out to Mezza Lebanese Grill and I think it is the simple idea of sharing food. The service is pleasant tonight and there's enough range in the menu to make even the fussiest vegetarian or meat eater happy.
Mezza is the perfect choice when looking for somewhere unique and inexpensive to dine at. Apparently you can also enjoy an entertaining night out at Mezza, with talented belly dancers and traditional Arabic music to entertain you.