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“Ayse Meze and Orient Express, where exotic food is served”
Review of Ayse Meze

Ayse Meze
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Ranked #2 of 405 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Greek, Lebanese, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Patrick and North East
Reviewed 3 June 2014

You can board Orient Express in Paris go through France, Switzerland and Austria, rest in Budapest, Hungary; then on to Romania, Bulgaria and arrive in Istanbul. You will see great places, you will taste exotic foods. If however, you can do without the hassle of travel and its hefty price tag, but do enjoy the taste of great culinary delights, (some of which probably surpass what is served aboard the famed train) come to AYSE Meze Lounge In Frederick Maryland. My friends and I have dined there many times, I have never been disappointed and I always look forward to dining there with great anticipation. The staff is delightful and like the guides who direct one aboard the famed Express, they will explain the diverse menu to you in detail. You will savor dishes with "the strange sounding names," like; Kuzu, Peynir and Tavuk (also known as the Turkish cigars), Keftedes, Pirzola, Sheesh Aradis, Sebze Kebab, Ahtapot, Xtemia, Garides, Saganaki, Midye, etc. The AYSE staff will also ask whether you want Turkish coffee; please say yes, it is the grandfather of all coffees, it will please your taste buds and its kick will make your favorite coffeehouse brew seem humdrum; and yes, there are brandies, whiskeys and wines - Angora does have a "mind and TASTE of its own." You will feel like a real Pasha, fez and all. So take a family member, perhaps a friend or that special someone, and tell them you are taking them to AYSE Meze Lounge where the Orient Express stops. Oh yes, you may not see Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre or Sidney Greenstreet there, but you will see some very elegant, friendly and intriguing people.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I made a reservation here for my son for his prom, and put in a note to ask for a quiet table.. and on a Friday night... so I was not expecting that they could honor such a request. He and his girl friend had a wonderful time and loved the food ! Thanks for starting his night off on a great start !

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Thank Ddonuts99
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Nice place to go with a group or casual meal out to try different foods. Always love the fried cheese and wait staff is great at pronouncing and describing the foods.

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Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Ayse Meze is a small plate Mediterranean restaurant where you can sample a variety of foods fine foods. Everything is fresh and tasty. I especially love the sampler platter of dips and their home made pita bread. We also always get their olive mix with a bottle of their Greek wines and usually try the daily specials. We have spent many enjoyable afternoons on the outdoor patio. They have live music some days and this always a great plus. The staff is helpful and the owners are friendly and genuinely interested in keeping their customers happy. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Frederick.

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Thank sistravel557
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Jaime E, Manager at Ayse Meze, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you so much for such a positive review! It means to much when customers enjoy the fruits of our labor. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Wonderful outdoor seating with live music sometimes. Great food, drinks and staff. One of our favorites!!!

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Thank Nancy W
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Jaime E, Manager at Ayse Meze, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

We are so glad that you enjoy Ayse so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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