THAVMA Mediterranean Grill

4.5
433 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Our Outdoor Dining is currently open and experiencing heavy demand. If you see no outdoor availability, we are fully booked. Please be courteous to other patrons, Outdoor dining is limited to a 90-minute table limit.

Drawing from across the Mediterranean with strong Greek influence, THAVMA specializes in fresh Seafood, Kabobs, and specialty dishes. Past Winner - Best BYO, Best Ethnic Restaurant.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill centrally located in the Livingston Town Center offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern Specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done daily on the premises to give our patrons the freshest seafood and grilled meat selections.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 433 people are saying
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vipliliae
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace is gorgeous! Food is really good and the service was amazing too!

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DebraF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience with friends. The waitress was delightful and attentive, the food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. The outdoor porch was charming. We will be back!

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jane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, especially outside.
Food is excellent and outstanding value.
BYO saves a bunch.
Loved the octopus appetizer and main course special of scallops & shrimp.
Service charming, considerate & busy Friday night.
Highly recommend!

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vipHankB
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the patio. Usual good food and good service. What more could one ask for?

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vipAnita
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very very good!

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Skippy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor area. Excellent service. Food good.

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TMBD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and the prices are still reasonable, despite COVID. This is our go to place for lots of vegetarian options and to be guaranteed a good meal.

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vipChrystalV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I like to go to Thavma for lunch because of the food and atmosphere.

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AndreaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first tried the food at Thavma at a friend’s house who had the food catered by them. It was delicious so I decided to dine at the restaurant for my birthday. It was fantastic! The service, excellent! I will definitely dine there again.

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Jonrey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We waited for 25 minutes to be served. After 15 minutes waiting we asked the bus boy for the server, nothing happened. We asked the hostess who seated us why there’s nobody taking our orders and thats the only time a server came to us. We were here before and we loved it that’s why we came back but today was terrible. Severs were just passing by and looking at us . Stay away, there are other Greek restaurants that is better.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill
Responded on October 11, 2021

Jonrey, Sorry for this experience. We saw very high volume this past weekend with nice weather, and we have several new less experienced servers and there was confusion on the table assignments. As from your other visit you know this is not indicative of the business we run and accept our apologies. We're working through many challenges presently in the restaurant/hospitality industry, but we'll get through it. Hope to you see again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff. Great food. No rush Fun get together

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The server we had was lovely but the food and experience was not. The appetizers were over salted and overly sweet. The main courses were under/over done. We had a steak that had raw parts within it and chicken that was dry and terribly over cooked. The staff started vacuuming while we were eating and it was 30 min before closing. Lastly this was a really expensive meal. I wound not recommend.

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JohnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Our Server was nice but seemed to be ultra busy with other tasks. The server at the table next to us seemed quite a bit more jovial. No offense our server was good but not a lot of yucks there.

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Jenny
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such beautiful outdoor dining. Pretty view of sunset. Food is outstanding. All the kabobs are delicious. We loved the Greek salad and the grilled octopus appetizer as well. Wait staff are super nice, we had a fabulous time as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very attentive waiter. We ate outdoors. They have a very nice set-up on the balcony for outdoor dining, but even with umbrellas, the sun made it uncomfortable at times.

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RobynS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner last night to celebrate my friend's birthday. There are so many good options on the menu, and a lot of seafood. The humus is the best I have ever had!

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Owen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food and quick service! We sat outside and it was a great view! Service was fast too! Only thing is that once the sun starts to set, the umbrellas don’t offer much shade so plan ahead.

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting. I'll be back!

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SuNJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

the waiter was not even familiar with standard Greek dishes. he must have been new.
need to train waiters better.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill
Responded on September 23, 2021

We're constantly working on it. Staffing has been challenging to say the least. Thank-you for the kind review.

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TheDuck
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal for lunch or dinner. Our go to place for a ladies lunch or couples dinner.

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MekellT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The dinner specials are very good. The service was even better than the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. We dined outdoors in the lovely weather. Each seafood entre was delicious.

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Millburngourmet
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THAVMA never fails to please! The food is consistently good, plentiful and reasonably priced. Snagging an outdoor table on a mild evening was a plus!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All ok. Thank you.

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SuzH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Octopus app was delicious and tender. Village salad was plentiful and a wonderful meal with grilled shrimp. Our waitress seemed new as she didn’t know all the answers to questions about ingredients (due to allergies) but she promptly asked and was friendly and efficient. This was our first time here—we enjoyed and will return.

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GolfandGyn
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall THAVMA was pretty disappointing. We came for one reason, and one reason only. Allegedly they have a dessert called the “baklava bomb“, which is vanilla ice cream inside of baklava. Sounds decadent and delicious. But according to our waiter, “the kitchen doesn’t like making it anymore, therefore we don’t serve it.“ Well that kind of sucked. Still on the website though. Actually, huge disappointment.

I gave them three stars because their appetizers are really good. The first time my wife and I came all we did was have appetizers and salad. This time we also started off with appetizers. Between our two visits I recommend Tarama, Saganaki, Artichoke and Spinach Dip, Tzatziki, Dolmades…all great. Village and Greek salads…good.


Entrees-meh. Apparently the moussaka was good. However the lamb and orzo, and the rack of lamb were less than stellar. It was mentioned that the taste of the rack of lamb was consistent with the oven having never been cleaned, and therefore rather “off.“ The lamb and orzo was so so tasty and so so warm. And lamb is supposed to be a Greek specialty. Hmmm.

If there is a next time we will bring our bottle of wine (BYOB, no liquor license) and just have appetizers; nah there probably won’t be a next time.

The place bombed.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill
Responded on September 13, 2021

GolfandGyn, I'm glad that you would make a trip for one of our in-house desserts and that dessert alone, says we are doing something right; Thank-you! We are all aware of the current labor shortage plaguing every sector, but especially the hospitality industry. We see very heavy volume and have limited staff, so instead of compromising on our quality standards and buying pre-made desserts, we decided to reduce some long prep items for the greater good of the business. Best of luck.

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vipChefmarc
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in the area. Service is always great as is the food. Best zucchini chips, dips, kabobs and salads. No weak link.

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vipLaurieC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating on the terrace at Thavma was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious (and reasonably priced), the service was attentive and the ambiance outside was heavenly. And the fact that it’s BYOB is an added bonus. I can’t wait to go back.

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TMBD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices and always reliable.

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5flavors
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The online reservation worked and we were seated at 5 on a Sunday afternoon. Tables on the outside balcony were spread and we felt pretty safe. We each had lamb and steak kababobs and the they were done perfectly and served with rice and tzatziki sauce. We also had side salads and split a dessert and we were FULL.

All the waiters wore masks as did the hostess. The person who cleared our plates after we were done did not, had I noticed before, I would have handed the plates to her but otherwise-excellent all around. We are older and very concerned about Covid so this is to make them aware, not to complain, it was a very good experience and we will definitely be back.

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Murph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has been consistently good for the last 13 years. Good Greek dishes and the menu offers plenty of options while still keeping it “fairly simple”. Thavma zucchini chips and baked oregano wings are always a great start. Attentive and friendly service! We will be back.

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EricO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we had a nice first date, everything was perfect, except outdoors having it's street noise

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vipFOODMOM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night sitting outdoors at Thavma. Food and service always top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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lindao
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. As was the service. We sat on the patio. There was some street noise but not enough to be bothered by it.

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vipNinibini
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Still delicious food!!

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dianeb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! I’m hesitant to “let the cat out of the bag” lest I have trouble making my reservation.

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vipCharles
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice classic Greek fare.. excellent service and value oriented..a keeper!

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DeborahN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and outdoor patio were all outstanding. I took my sister there for a birthday celebration lunch, and she truly enjoyed it as well. I liked that you could reserve an outdoor seat, which most restaurants do not do. Truly top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I like all the appetisers. Outdoor seating was nice. Waiting staff were a novice but he was trying his best. Just my opinion, the main dish was not freshly cooked.

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You can order delivery directly from THAVMA Mediterranean Grill using the Order Online button. THAVMA Mediterranean Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 992-8999.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/thavmagrill/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

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.