VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

4.4
316 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
VIVO! Mediterranean Grill, a restaurant featuring a seasonal, locally inspired menu that offers a delicious selection of wild caught fish, prime aged meats, free-range chicken and daily made pastas. Our Culinary Team believes in using only the highest quality ingredients that will never compromise the integrity of the dish.

The restaurant’s upscale vibe resonates with old world authenticity. Once the mansion home to glamorous Rudolph Valentino, the setting is both elegant and stylish, offering sun filled, traditional Ballrooms, a decidedly urban vibe in the Dining Room, hand crafted cocktails at the Bar and Lounge, and al fresco dining on the Patio adjacent to manicured gardens and gazebo.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 316 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KENH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster was very good. Although I couldn't get a "steamed lobster" only broiled. The skirt steak was ok and a bit on the small side for the price of $40. Desert was very good.

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MichelleA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to the restaurant many times and had good experiences. Last night wasn’t as good. My husband ordered the lobster & it was a little raw in some places. My daughter got her usual shrimp scampi but this time with a ton of crushed pepper. It was so spicy she couldn’t eat it. We let the waiter know & he said it’s shrimp scampi it’s always spicy. Um no it’s not suppose to be. Outdoor sitting is nice

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vipHeightgirl
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was good/ok. Nice wait staff, but there was a wedding at the same time , and only a curtain to separate the noise. Would try again on a day when they were not so crowded.
The lobster risotto was delicious. The Bronzino was good but the rice and spinach were awful. The halibut and accompanying side orders were good.
Tartufo was standard and the tiramisu was really awful. They do have Santa Margarita by the glass so that was a plus.

As I said I would try again on a night when they aren’t serving so many people.

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LauraG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

7/15/21
We sat on the dining room side. Lovely atmosphere. Lively but not loud.
Appetizers - burrata, Mediterranean salad and meatballs. All delicious. Meatballs a must.
We had three different meals-skirt steak w/chimichurri, balsamic chicken and a seafood dish we all loved.
Dessert-two of us had the gelato with espresso (skipped the sambuca). Excellent. The third friend had something else she really enjoyed.
Wait staff attentive, but let us sit and relax. We stayed for a while after we finished to catch up, no pressure.
Proseco was fine. Margarita-weak.

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roseannr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My negative review is based on the fact that you need to RESERVE your lobster for the Lobster dinner offered Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday’s.
I think that’s ridiculous but at least tell people when taking their reservations or post or on your website and the sign outside the restaurant.
The food we settled on was fine but didn’t make up for them not having lobsters.

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vipSRSm
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every body was very friendly. We enjoyed dining outdoors. The food and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Good and service poor

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vipboymarty
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Lifeisgood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see Vivo is back!! Always good food and the owners and staff are wonderful. Highly recommend checking it out.

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Ronnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very Disappointing !! We went on a Wednesday night and had a 6pm reservation, this was a night that they advertise as Lobster Special Night. Well at 6pm they ran out of Lobster. there were only about 15 people having dinner at that time, so it was either very poor planning by them or a shill. After they broke the news to us, our evening was ruined and it also was on my Birthday !!

VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering
Responded on July 10, 2021

Good Afternoon Ronnie, Thank you so much for note. We most certainly bring enough lobsters per night for the lobster special based on reservations and pre-orders. Because it has been so popular, guests do pre-order and pre-pay for lobsters and that is what happened on the night you were there. We want this to be a fun offering that is enjoyed, not a disappointment. I am hoping the items you did have were wonderful. Our team works very hard to make sure that every visit with us is great.

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vipPatriciaD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch this past Sunday at Vivo and I will have to say it was very enjoyable. The food was great and so was the service. Will definitely be going back again.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful birthday dinner for my wife.

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GladysR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally great!
I was really surprised because on previous occasions I had been very disappointed.
Perhaps a new chef or new owners. Regardless,
Yesterday was delicious, delightful, and waitress was very pleasant!
Moreover, music was very outdated and not pleasant for dining!

JC
JanetC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Fathers Day
One issue…..server never offered us specials.

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TaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff was nice about food was rather overpriced. For instance the $19 ‘jumbo’ shrimp cocktail was 4 medium sized shrimp. Sadly won’t be returning.

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

Celebrating my son’s graduation dinner at Vivo’s made it extra special. Good food, nice ambiance and wonderful
service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was very disappointing, we didn’t even eat it.
I’ve been here so many times and couldn’t believe how the quality of the food has changed. We definitely won’t be dining here again.

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Gen7
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Beautiful park-like setting, delicious food (a little spicy-which I like). The tables are not crowded together. Does not feel like you are in Queens.

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IrvingC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here Thursday for 2 lb lobster special. Very good. This was a early Father"s Day dinner. There were 3 of us, and we all had the special. Also shared baked clams, 2 each, enough for a starter. Over very good experience

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vipFoodie
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent overall eating experience. While service was slow, it was enjoyable.

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michemashe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a lot of events going on but Loretta who is the hostess and manager was amazing

She always makes it happen and knows how to treat her customers

Because of her I would go back

The lobster was delicious and so is all the food . The restaurant is very comfortable and it has a lot if history . The house was the home of Rudolph Valentino , famous silent film star

One of the nicer restaurants in the neighborhoods

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vipkitty
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It has a beautiful setting. We sat outside and it is very lovely. We had two birthdays to celebrate as I noted in the reservations but no acknowledgement from the staff. This is the only restaurant I've been to that doesn't at least write "Happy Birthday" on the dessert. The food is good but not anything special. Come for the ambiance.

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vipJudyChas
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2 pound lobster special Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday was delicious and a great value.

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

The food was delicious, the service spot-on! I’d definitely recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating of food allergies.

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Maureen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service was good
Nice outdoor atmosphere
Only complaint was my husband’s beer was not cold

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MelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Outdoor dining was comfortable and spacious. Service was poor.

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vipboymarty
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and tremendous staff

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vipoperalover212
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their lobster special and found it to be an excellent choice. It was succulent and a very large portion! We also want to thank our server and the bartender for making us 2 White Sangrias - absolutely perfect!

LG
vipLillyG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband loved his Bolognese pasta, my salmon was good. Needed to ask for silverware a couple of times. Felt like our waiter, although lovely was a bit inexperienced.

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anniez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Vivo. The food was exquisitely prepared. Very impressed. We will return. Excellent choice for mother's day.❤

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ShivS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my best experiences to date. Took my family for Mother's day, and everyone, including the picky ones raved about the food. The meals were prepared fresh, and came out in a timely manner. Would definitely be dining here soon.

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LoriV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When we first arrived it took quite awhile to receive a menu, and we saw another table that had just arrived receive menus first. We finally asked for them and from that point on the service was very good. The food was delicious and the restaurant is lovely. There was a party nearby that was pretty loud, so I’m not sure what the noise level would be without a party going on. I would definitely return.

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AngelikiPatrikis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there twice and the food has been OUTSTANDING Both times !!!! 100% will be back and recommend

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JudyL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was good but a few of us were gluten free and they didn't have enough selection for GF, not even GF pasta which most restaurants offer. The previous owners had a better selection.

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RachaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was excellent, wait staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipkitty
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The bread and humus they serve are delicious. We shared a meatball appetizer and it was really good. My crispy branzino was surprisingly crispy and wonderful. My husband's chicken parm was also crispy and he enjoyed it very much. The dessert, flourless chocolate cake was the only disappointing part of the meal. Not bad but not great. The waiter described it as layer cake. Also, the only tea available was herbal or decaf when I wanted a nice cup of black tea. We came here to celebrate a milestone. It was our anniversary and the hostess wished us a happy anniversary when we entered but I was quite surprised and disappointed when there was no mention of it at our table when the dessert came. This is the only restaurant we have been to that didn't acknowledge our special day. Other than that, it was a wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The server was very perlite and patient and helpful

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vipDonS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been at Vivo several times. Never disappoints. Staff always extremely pleasant.

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vipSjania01
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, this place is beautiful! The hostess was wonderful and very friendly and very helpful bc we had a baby with us and she made it super comfortable for us..food was delicious!

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VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering is rated 4.4 stars by 316 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.