Meze Restaurants
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249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-4464
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am


  • Kibbeh here incorporates red lentils and crab, for wonderfully light patties topped with a green papaya salad and a green Israeli hot sauce called zhoug. And try the dim sum-style passed dishes.
  • The Oleana empire has expanded to Somerville's Winter Hill in the form of Sarma, which is inspired by Turkish meyhane restaurants serving meze, or small, shareable plates that highlight the seasons.
  • Enter from the door on the wall of Pearl St, not the corner. It's not well labelled since the sign hangs over the wrong door. Oh, and the food is deeelicious!!
  • Try Circassian Quail, BBQ Duck, Beef Shish & Kofte Sliders. Add Parsnip Fritters & Za'tar bread, and Sumac Lemonade for drink. Dessert? Go for Loukamades with Pineapple Baklava or Muhayabiyah topping.
  • Get the fried chicken special, crab kibbeh with lentil, 7 layer humus, lahm bajeen, moroccan fried shrimp, pumpkin fritters! Portion wise, they're small plates (tapas) so order approx 3 per person
  • Critic Bill Addison recommends burrata with labne, cacik (garlicky herbed yogurt), quail kebab, broccoli and sfela cheese, Sultan's Delight, lamb shawarma, Turkish-style profiteroles
  • For the drink, Tea Totaler, which included Crimson-Berry, Cran, lime and grapefruit!
  • The Persian Beef, the Lamb Slider, and the Borek were incredibly delicious, among others!
  • Favorites: dates, beets, lamb
  • Love this place! Don't miss their 7-Layer Hummus as well as other hearty Mezes. A more casual version of Oleana, and it's just as good as Ana Sortun's other establishments!
  • Nice celebrity sighting here tonight: actress Blake Lively.
  • Interesting drinks, skilled bartenders, and nightly specials tapas style. Favs: Moroccan Fried Shrimp, Spicy Peppers, & Lamb Kofte Sliders.
  • Awesome awesome awesome! Love this place because it's like going to Oleana except you get to try a bunch of amazing small plates! Can't wait to go back :-)
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar alum Vik Hegde is in charge of Ana Sortun and Cassie Pium's first full cocktail program. Where else can you get drinks made with sumac, aleppo, za'atar, and mastic?
  • Go with friends and try half the menu. The brussels sprouts, octopus, jerky and seven layer hummus were all excellent.
  • Wait for the daily specials, they are fantastic! The shortrib was excellent as well!
  • Broccoli tabouleh; lamb sabzi; hummus. Get the daily specials
  • The cocktails are awesome! Food is so good and well crafted flavors. Definitely cant wait to return.
  • Awesome selection of cocktails and dishes. Helpful staff. Not the best prices around though.
  • Everything is good here. Especially the Brussels sprouts, honeynut pancakes, delicata squash, salmon, and desserts!

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