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Mezze

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(16 Reviews)

1606 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 563-7600

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Today: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tomorrow: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11
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IN BUSINESS
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General Info
Kali s Court is a casual-style restaurant that offers Mediterranean cuisine and serves a variety of dinner and brunch items. Its brunch menu includes lobster-scrambled eggs, potato and onion brochettes, beef tenderloin, poached pear salad, Mediterranean bronzini and tropical fruit tarts. The restaurant s dinner menu features grilled-marinated calamari, diver scallops, colossal crab cakes and roasted Atlantic salmon. It also offers off-premise catering services and organizes various private parties and special events. Kali s Court serves several types of wines and has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2002. It is a part of Kali s Restaurant Group, which also operates Kali s Mezze restaurant. The restaurant additionally sells gift certificates and is located in Baltimore.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (410) 276-4700

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa, diners club
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Southeastern Baltimore, Fells Point
AKA

Kali's Court LLC

Kali's Court Restaurant

Mezze Catering

Mezze Restaurant

Kali’s Court Restaurant

Kali's Mezze Restaurant

Mezze Resturant

Kali's Court

Categories
Mediterranean Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Bar & Grills, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Parties

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Sandwiches, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills

Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Greek, Sandwiches, European, Seafood, Tapas, German

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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kat000

05/27/2013

Overall

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. He'd been several years ago and told me about the place so many times, we were really excited. Our waiter was so nonchalant that I had to get up and go outside because I was so upset by this underwhleming service. We won't be back. It was a waste of time and money. There are restaurants all over this city that know how to treat guests. Kali's was disappointing. I wouldn't go there again nor recommend itt o anyone.

gillyw

03/13/2010

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What a disappointment

Seems like the chef is using the deep fat fryer for most foods. The falafel was tough, dry and generally unappetizing. Looked like animal droppings. Same with the shrimp cakes (not sure if there really was any shrimp in them though). Bartender was a bit curt and not too helpful. Ask what beers they have and he will recite them in some memorized order. If you interrupt him to ask about a beer he he begins the list again from the top. I would recommend choosing someplace else if going downtown. What a waste of an evening.

meteeter

11/03/2008

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Overall
Love this place

One of the better tapas restaurants in the area. Nice location, love the staff. Food is actually yummy. Nice atmosphere, as well.

jmo1234

06/28/2008

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Customers not a priority

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore, dining there more than ten times this past year on a resident physician schedule, referring many friends, until the valet service did more than park my car. Not only did they charge to valet, I gave a tip, they helped themselves to my GPS unit that was not in plain sight. Being that this unit was not in out in the open, it did not occur to me to check for the unit until I got home fifteen minutes later, at which point I was advised it was too late to make a claim. The valet denies responsibility, their insurance company denies responsibility, as does Mezze's manager. I understand the ""industry standard"" but hailing from NYC where I expect customer satisfaction to be paramount, I would have at least expected an apology or some form of reimbursement from the restaurant itself.

hjf234

03/02/2008

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Used to be a great restaurant...just know you will wait 30 minutes with a reservation

I used to love going to Mezze due to the wonderful food and yummy sangria. However, the last 3 times I have been my party of has waited 30 minutes to be seated. Last night, the owner argued with us about the issue instead of admitting that this is unacceptable. He stated that most restaurants require you to wait which is just an insane statement to say to a customer. They are always out of something on a Saturday night and usually the food is cold. Make sure you remember all the items you order. There are 2 different kitchens and often times everything that is ordered does not come out unless you say something. Also when you do have to wait, there is absolutly no room and you will be on top of of 20 other people in the bar area. On NYE they required us to make a 50 dollar deposit for our reservation. After waiting 45 minutes, they tried putting our party of 6 at a 3 person table. My girlfriends and I will be finding a new favorite place to eat!

bongourmand

07/27/2007

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Not Bad, Not Great

After trying Kali's Court, which I enjoyed very much, I just haaad to try Mezze. I found a parking garage a block up the street for $3.00, so I didn't have to work up a sweat on the way to dinner - Fells Point is usually packed on the weekends. I went with my mother and her friend, both in their early 60's, and both avid foodies. Although there were a few open tables on the first level, the hostess simply said, ""Upstairs."" She plainly pointed at the staircase. We found a table, and in under ten minutes we were given menus. Everything went smoothly, we tried the Oven Baked Oysters, Shrimp Cakes, Grilled Sardines, Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers, and old reliable Olives, Spinach Pie, and Roasted Eggplant. They give you a small starter dish of a few olives, and bring a medium sized cone dish of delicious, warm, pita bread. The sangria was sweet and fruity, and available in a carafe. All the food was tastey, and lived up to expectations, but not remarkable. I appreciated that the waiter paced the delivery of the dishes, and they began to arrive promptly. As the last empty dish was removed, we were considering ordering one more thing. The waiter said he would give us a minute to think about it, and gave us a strange look when we asked for some more pita while we reviewed the menu. He disappeared for about 20 minutes, and the pita was delivered by someone else. He then made an appearance in the room, to talk to another table, and ignored my, ""excuse me"", twice. More time goes by. It was getting late so when somone came to wipe down an empty neighboring table I asked if he could locate our server. After the weird vibe, and the neglect, we decided to just take our check.

kostaspapas3

10/25/2006

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Overall
somewhere u want to be!!!!

may be hard to get a seat only because its a great place!!! try this place out the food is superb!!!

joycekosmas

10/17/2006

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Large Groups Beware!

We booked Mezze for dinner for 25-30 guests with an onsite visit. The contact person was difficult to reach and did not return messages. With every call, there was a different contact person to repeat the event over and over. Seating arrangements were made on 1st visit, but didn't uphold for the night of the dinner. Planners of such events arrive early to check the location out. We were told we could begin at 8pm, but upon arrival 7:30pm the tables still had customers eating/chatting. However, their representative did call the morning of the event to confirm guest and time, but that was a waste of our time. There was no standing room inside, therefore, we the guests stood outside 45mins or more. The hostess at the front door needed a shot of ""charm"" because she had none. We entered as tables were being set up and had to rearrange them. We had one server for a pre-set sit down dinner. Yes, one! After speaking up, we had three, but you still had to police them to continously fill water, soft drinks, wine, bread etc. We knew (Kali's Court Customer) the food was going to be ""great"" and it was, but NEVER, NEVER AGAIN, we will dine as a group or recommend to others. Someone needs to take ""management classes"" in a ""BIG"" way.

mrsrb

07/08/2006

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Horrible, disappointing experience

We booked Mezze for dinner for 30-40 guests. The contact person was difficult to reach and did not return messages. We were promised a room large enough for guests to stand around and mingle. However, on the morning of the event, their representative called several times. First, our guests would have to have a seated dinner instead of buffet style, as promised earlier. Then, although we finalized the menu months before, he told us he just noticed they no longer make some of our selections, and we had to make last minute substitutions. When we arrived, the room was very cramped - it could not accomodate all our guests standing, and barely fit everyone seated. We do not recommend planning any type of event there. The planning process was a nightmare, and they made many last minute changes just before our event. An awful, disappointing experience.

fattypr

06/22/2006

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Never going back.

After one horrendous experience, when I had to wait > 1 hour after the time of my reservation, I decided to give them a second try. Bad decision. Though I was seated right away without a reservation, the hostess hovered about my table all night, and finally actually said to our party ""You guys are still here?"" Of course we would've left if we were served in a timely manner, but it was hard to find our waiter after the first time he stopped by (curious since it's not a big restaurant). Most of the food is bland and plain--could've made better at home. The one exception is the dessert; I can only speak for the chocolate cake, which was great before, and now that it's a flourless one is even better. The only problem is finding the waiter so that you can order dessert. I only recommend the place if you're looking for bad service and mediocre food. Maybe an okay spot just for dessert if you like chocolate cake.

dsmithy

04/21/2006

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Terrible experience

A poor experience from top to bottom. Poor service (saw our waitor maybe once every 30-40minutes) our dinner took 3.5 hours! some dishes never came out, took along time to come out. Water never filled, dessert came before entrees. Loud environment. Cold inside restaurant. It is cheaper to buy drinks (sangria) by the glass than by pitcher/carafe--go figure? Hostess rude-expected us to leave in one hour--which is a mission impossible...considering the poor service. Some dishes were tasty, but not worth all the other negatives. The chocolate cake previously on menu (probably best item) now changed to nasty alternative under same name-waitor did not warn us of this. When we brought this to his attention he shrugged his shoulders... This place is unbelievably poor. REservations don't matter--we made one and then waited 1.5 hours..
To top it off, our car was broken into one block away!

stellar7

01/24/2006

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Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!

Three grown women, friends since childhood, met in Fells Point on a Monday night for dinner. We had no reservations and none of us had ever been here before but based on a recommendation, decided to give it a try. We opted to sit upstairs and the ambience was wonderful! The service was flawless! The food even better! What a great place! They serve tapas (little plates) and the selection is beyond belief. We all agreed their salmon was the best wed ever had and the portions were quite generous! The asparagus plate, hummus, zucchini fritters all wonderful. This is the perfect way to dine build your own meal with exactly what you like. Although their wine list was impressive, we decided to try their bar. Their Cosmopolitan and Chocolatini cocktails were superb! We may even let our husbands come next time....

beech1

10/29/2005

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Overall
Long Wait

Very nice atmosphere, but even when you have a reservation, you still have to wait a while. Waiters could be a little more educated on their menus.

cutie_carly

10/14/2005

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Overall
I love this place

I have never had Mediterranean food that was this good. I went here on a date and it was fantastic. The food and the service were excellent and the prices were reasonable. This is a good spot for a first date.

tiafad

09/06/2005

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Overall
Great Place

Anytime I'm in Fells Point I have to stop by. It's just a great place that all my friends love

metropical

04/05/2005

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Overall
great inexpensive food

excellent Mediterranean tapa here. Baked oysters, fried oysters, shrimp cakes, crab cakes, goat cheese stuffed red peps, tapinade, I forget them all. But 4 people had 25 or so dishes. Not a weak one in the bunch. Great service. Inexpensive. We'll be back again.
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