THAVMA Mediterranean Grill

4.5
394 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 394 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipnoodles
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food nice aettinf

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service

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BarbaraG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thavma is always a pleasant dining experience. It was a full house but the service was still attentive and food good as always. One of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing and very fresh. All of my 5 family members really enjoyed our meals. Will be back for sure.

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honeydoc624
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Last night the salmon could not have been done more perfectly. Summer weather in NJ is unpredictable at best. We had indoor seating, but a storm came suddenly and everyone outdoors was beautifully accommodated quickly and professionally. It doesn't get better than that. Of course, the noise level went up, but that's to be expected. Well done!

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vipLauraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and the service is just as nice. Great specials and the outdoor dining is a great touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner the first time at Thavma Mediterranean Grill. The food was fantastic and the waiter was very friendly. We will definitely come back

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viphappydiner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, the food was delicious, well seasoned, and service was attentive.

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vipJERSEYGIRL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Although we specified that we wanted the food to be appropriately spaced, food showed up in a giant rush - everything, appetizers and entrees, at the table at the same moment. Food also came shockingly fast - including when a wrong dish was delivered and had to be replaced (it showed up within 3 minutes). Food tasted as though it had been prepared and we were at there early - at 6:00 p.m.
The food itself was meh.
This is not worth it.

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vipMarshmallow1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food unfortunately was terrible. We needed to send back one dish. Not returning

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MarciaC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the swish last bob a s it was delicious .. the steak was cooked exactly the way I ordered it. Also the waitress was very nice and the service was wonderful.

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bernie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Super nice staff! We'll be back.

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BarbaraG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Food and service are always good. Nice ambience.

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bernie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. No longer includes salad and at 6:30PM, they were out of salmon.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill
Responded on June 27, 2021

Gotta love Graduation week. Multiple Last minute catering orders cleaned us out of Salmon for the night.... See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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KAH1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this lovely little gem! Great veranda! Service was outstanding and food delicious!!

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honeydoc624
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I have been here many times. We sat outside and I was cold, but there was not a table inside. I saw the people around me getting jackets from their cars (wish I had one to get). I was surprised that they were out of the lemon chicken which I frequently order and is a mainstay on their menu. The shrimp was fine but not as I expected.

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill
Responded on June 25, 2021

Sorry about the late-night brisk weather on the patio, the one thing we have no control over is the weather; jackets would be best if you think you might be cold in the future. As you saw from being full inside and out, when you cook all items to order and are busy during Graduation week, you sometimes sell-out of items, part of the business.

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PEGGYS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was really pleasant to dine outside on your terrace. Tables were spaced, so the people did not interfere with other patrons. There were several foods to choose from, ingredients were fresh. The salad interesting as well. My friend and I sat over coffee for a while after a very pleasant meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view from balcony. Excellent prompt pleasant servers. Terrific food!

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CharlesF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor venue with quality dishes and value added menu is well worth the time…. Truly chuck F

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PhyllisS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio and everyone enjoyed their meal. Food and service there has always been good.

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RandyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thavma is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, the servers attentive and very warm and friendly, and we consistently have an excellent meal.
I would highly recommend it for a special occasion or just to have a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food great, service weak.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. My favorite place for lunch.

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vipGailE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable friendly Mediterranean
Very good food and service

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vipScenic2
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I loved their grilled octopus. We ordered this appetizer every time. The grilled Bronzini was also very good.

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JoanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thavma is one of our favorite places. The food is excellent, the staff is so attentive and kind.

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BarbaraG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The waiter was attentive. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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Sonia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for dinner and sat in the balcony. It was a perfect evening and the atmosphere was lively and yet not noisy. The food was good and service was excellent.

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vip247foodie
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with the family. We sat outdoors and felt well attended to, as well as safe health wise. Food was fabulous, as was the service. We'll be back for sure. This is one of our favorites when we are in North Jersey!

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vipSteveF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, value, and service. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing! (This was our second time being served by the man in the Texas Longhorn mask and will ask for his section going forward.) Wonderful Greek salad! The swordfish was superb and so was the shrimp and scallop special! One suggestion, please add more lighting to the patio, it was really dark for the last 30 minutes of our meal.

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LaurenC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside on the deck. The food was tasty. We especially enjoyed the Greek salad.

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viptandt
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu. Had lunch with girlfriends there. Love the outdoor patio. The salads are excellent. Portions are generous and prices are very fair.

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vipSue2019
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Felt rushed, but food was great as always

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MarkS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. The price was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It’s overrated

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vipMichael0219
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food & friendly service

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Jade
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so kind here. The food is delicious. The chef is great and so are the waiters. I love coming here!

FAQs

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 394 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.