A Mediterranean Oasis is Coming to Santana Row
An oasis in the heart of Santana Row, Mediterranean restaurant and bar, Meso, is pleased to announce it will open its doors in late-October 2019 with dinner and happy hour, and in the weeks after opening, will debut lunch and weekend brunch. Meso, meaning “middle,” signifies the coming together of culinary influences from across the region coupled with vibrant hospitality to bring people together around the table from near and far to reinvigorate connection, conversation, and community. Follow Meso on Instagram and like them on Facebook to stay updated on opening timeline and more.
Showcasing the region’s most iconic elements, Meso’s design will be centered around natural light and running water, transporting guests to the edge of the Mediterranean Sea with a dramatic water feature, textiles, handcrafted rope work, mosaic tiles, and intricate latticework that showcases the craft and materials of the region. The restaurant will feature a variety of spacious areas for groups of all sizes, from the large patio with views of Santana Row, to the dining room, extensive seating at the bar and communal tables, and a private dining room.
Contemporary interior finishes give the first hint of a modern approach, but it is the restaurant’s deep-rooted culinary culture and hospitality that defines Meso. Gregory Short, who spent many years at The French Laundry and Masa’s Restaurant, will lead the kitchen as executive chef, alongside French Laundry-alum, Eva Wong, who will oversee the dessert menu as pastry chef. While Meso’s heart is centered in France, paying homage to the culinary traditions that have driven modern cuisine, together the chefs and their team will bring to life the most iconic flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean Basin. GM and local bar expert, Santiago Gomez, will curate an innovative cocktail list, while wine veteran and Sommelier, Serena Harkey, will hand-select the wine list comprised of Mediterranean and California wines, providing a diverse array of pairing options. We’ll see you on the Row!