Maria's Mediterranean

4.8
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
At Maria's Mediterranean we specialize in home style Greek dishes,. We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients. Our executive Chef Maria Petridis brings to life the tried and true recipes she learned in her small village in the province of Serres, Greece; with a modern twist.

If your desired time of reservation is not available online please call us at 718-279-1606.
Some peek times maybe not be available to book online.
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vipmike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, as was the service.

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JumpingArmadillo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A fun spot to meet up with friends, but very loud. Large family groups with unruly children, and a very loud Greek music band, made for a hilarious setting. Opa! The appetizers were good, but my lamb chops were tough.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The only problem was the I was asked if this was a special occasion on open table and I said it was my wife’s birthday there was no mention of it during dinner service. That was a little disappointing.

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vipSouthern
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We were given a small tray of free antipasto if slice marinated carrots, olives & been salad served with pita. Super tasty. We ordered chicken avelemano soup & it too was super tasty! We ordered another appetizer tray with 6 spreads and served with pita. It was really tasty too however the spread with caviar was a little too fishy for my taste but I’m sure it was full of Omega-3s. After all the appetizers we were almost full so we only ordered the sardines meal for our main entree & ordered lemon potatoes. The meal was awesome! We will be back!! This place is a hidden gem! The outdoor seating was really cute!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria’s never disappoints! It is one of my favorite Greek restaurants. But I have to tell you, last night I had the Kokkinisto (braised beef with tomato sauce). It was exceptional! It reminded me of my Yiayia’s (Grandma’s) cooking! I had to get off the table and thank Maria in person! The dish was absolutely delicious. And the ekmek for desert, was out of this world! Thank you, Maria!

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Judy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Will go back as soon as restaurants re-open

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Susie1223
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing

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PhilipH
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We shared 6 dip platter and a huge amount of toasted bread(amazing flavour). The dips were great...i had lamb shank with orzo. Flavorful, well prepared and the sauce was top end. Orzo was also cooked to perfection. Others has mousaka- he loved it! Chicken dish..more than my wife could eat... topped of with a lemon cake that hit the spot...tart and flavorful. Service was great. Place was crowded and loud but never bern to a greek style restaurant with the exception of Molyvos in NYC that was quiet. Strongly suggest reservations..this is a neighborhood jewel worth traveling to.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great!!

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PERRY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

TOO EXPENSIVE FOR THE SERVICES AND PORTIONS RENDERED.ALSO TWO ORDERS NEVER BROUGHT TO THE TABLE ...EVEN THOUGH CHARGED(IN THE BILL)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food !!! Will definitely come back and recommend

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JimH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service and Friendly waitresses .

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vipelaineNY
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate here with some friends on a recommendation from another friend. The food was fresh and delicious! The ambiance was nice and the staff very friendly. The blueberry baklava with tahini ice cream is a must for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food!! We loved it.

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive service. A truly relaxing and enjoyable time.

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Teddy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Can’t wait to come back. Never a disappointment.

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blig
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our dinner at Maria's. Large greek salad and eggplant dip appetizers were more than ample for our party of 3. All entrees very very good as well -- chicken souvlaki, spanakopita and stuffed calamari. Only negative is side order of mixed veggies was very tasteless...needed some help to not taste like a frozen mixed veg defrosted and stuck on plate. Everything else well done. Will definitely go back again.

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RaymondK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , Great personnel , Great 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 Great local.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is probably the best Greek cuisine I have had in New York. Also, the portions are perfect and the service was excellent. I will definitely go again when I get a chance. Only downside of the meal was the dessert. The blueberry baklava was not that great. I will recommend this place to anyone who loves Greek cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy review to write...everything is good at Maria’s!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Maria’s many times. The food is consistently delicious.

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BarbaraO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have recommended to several friends. We live on Long Island but meet our daughter and family who live in Manhattan. We love how they pay attention to the kids and service is quick and friendly. Will go back many times!

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Saltlickforhumans
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed with the food or service from this amazing gem in Bayside. I have visited this restaurant on three different occasions with three different groups of people and they all loved it! The food choices are quite varied and the taste is spectacular! The prices are also very decent in relation to the portions that you receive. The only thing (pre-Covid) was that the tables tend to be a little close to one another but I'm sure that isnt a problem currently. If you're looking for awesome food at very good prices then you will be extremely pleased with this magnificent establishment. Excellent choice!

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Thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a rsvp for 8pm, so kind of annoying waiting almost 30 minutes after the reservation and being skipped by people with similar reservation times. However, great food as always and loved it. Especially the vegetarian moussaka, which is one of my all time favorite dishes for a restaurant.

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vipSeanM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service staff and solid Greek cuisine.

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vipwendyf
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great service and great prices .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent great quality delicious food

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vipBuzz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, price and service

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kmpap23
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Nice and cozy place, will definitely be back

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Foodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food Excellent, Service friendly and good. Only problem was they did not look at Open Table Reservation I had made until we got there. So no table available at time of our reservation. Luckily a table of six was late, so they split it apart and sat us only 20 minutes later.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipBoWe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent! I had the best braised lamb shank I’ve ever had. This place is low key and homey and down right good. My server was great. I’m going back.

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vipStacey
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, always a pleasure to come here!

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Mary
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Maria's many times. We've gone for lunch and dinner.
For anyone who is new to Maria's you will not be disappointed. The food and service are fantastic.
I have a couple of tips for you.
First, if you are going on a weekend for dinner, make a reservation. If you do not, you may have to wait a while.
Second, there is street parking. However, it is a very busy area. Please check with the restaurant regarding valet and available parking. I think at some point there was valet parking. When we went on Saturday night we were directed to a nearby parking lot at no charge. I was told by a friend that this is for Friday and Saturday nights only.
I hope this helps and I really think you should go and try Maria's. You will be going back time after time like we do.

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LisaK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved he atmosphere very casual and relaxing. The food was fresh and delicious ! Great fish dishes

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vipLindaP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice Restaurant in the heart of Bayside, the human and Tomato, cucumber and feta cheese salad is a must, however the swordfish did not taste fresh, we sent it back. A bit disappointing.

The service was pleasent.

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria the game sausages were magnificent and the greek wine suggested by our expert wait staff paired exceptionally. It is always a distinct pleasure and treat to dine thanks to your culinary talents and family friendly service. Thank you.

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vipRDS45
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience at Maria’s was delightful. Our reservation was honored promptly. Service was outstanding and the food, from appetizers to soup to entrees, was exceptional. The fried calamari was perfectly prepared. The chicken lemon soup was tasty without being salty. The grilled shrimp with steamed vegetables was a big hit with my wife. I had the swordfish souvlaki and it was beyond delicious. My wife and I will definitely be returning frequently. Well done.

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vipkhyre
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

overpriced. lamb shank was horrible. mostly bone with no meat. tables so near one another that I must have gotten bumped into 10x sitting in chair

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vipStacey
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing food and great staff. My go to place.

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Maria's Mediterranean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 279-1606.

Maria's Mediterranean is rated 4.8 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.