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About VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

Welcome to the Grand Opening of VIVO! Mediterranean Grill, a new chic 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 hip, 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.

201-10 Cross Island Pkwy
Bayside, NY 11360
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am-3:00pm and 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
201 Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 352-2300

Website:
http://www.vivobayside.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be offering a stunning Pre Fix Dinner menu by Chef Valentino. Start dinner with a glass of complimentary rose champagne a shared plate of Humboldt Fog Cheese, Moscato Grapes, and Champagne Cubes for $65.00 plus beverage and service.

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

Two elegantly appointed suites overlooking the golf course and the bay.

VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I've enjoyed most brunch entrees at this restaurant except for the avocado, polenta and eggs. Pretty tasteless. Polenta was runny and needed seasoning. Mushrooms and avocado were in a soupy mess. Eggs were good. Muffins were stale. I'll return but wouldn't order that dish. It would be nice to have some simpler menu options too.
Service as always was terrific.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was tasteless. Halibut was like eating paper. Foid undercooked. No flavor on any of the dishes i ordered and food was served tepid.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Sat near the fireplace off the bar - warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our waiter George was very knowledgeable about the menu and we really enjoyed our food and wine pairings. Definitely coming back soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Treat yourself to something special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I was there for the first time. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. The value was incredible. The portions were huge (we brought food home), the food was excellent as was the service & the ambiance was wonderful. We were not rushed & enjoyed a relaxed, excellent Christmas Eve meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was terrible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Waiter was great. However the lobster bisque was not even edible. Too salty. The "wild" salmon was farmed. I even inquired a second time as to the salmon. Very disappointed. Sesfood salad and clams casino were great. Fried calamari was barely warm. Pasta dishes were pretty good but nothing special.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The chef has come up with a creative menu that is cut above any restaurant in northeast Queens. Daily specials are outstanding. The food has been constiently spectacular. It is our go to place for fine dining. The staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend VIVO.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We've been here a few times. The good was good, but we've had better in the past. We were there with friends on a Thursday night and the live music trio and our seats by the fireplace made the night. Service was very good as well. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff is very friendly. The food is excellent, this was our third time there and everything we ordered was delicious. Everyone was very happy with their food. Truffle fries are amazing! And the desserts! Yum! Definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to try someplace new. The food was delicious, particularly the arugula and pear salad, short ribs in Chianti reduction and the veal francese (the portion was enormous). We split the cannoli for dessert. There were four small, very fresh cannoli and fruit which were perfectly creamy and not overly sweet. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Were it not for a very slow kitchen, Vivo! would get 5 stars across the board. Food took an unusually long time to come out. Service (drinks, water refills, etc) was attentive, table was spacious, food was delicious. Will definitely return, and recommend as a change from the regular Bayside white tablecloth options.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious brunch. Interesting selections. Muffins are back but also in the basket was a rather large apple tart for 1 but we were 4 people. A little odd although much better than foccacia bread at last visit.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was amazing, George our waiter was amazing, drinks were amazing, highly recommend

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. The friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and chef that accommodates my food allergies makes this my go to place when I don't feel like cooking. The menu is diverse and drinks are fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Arrived before the rest of our party and sat by the bar to wait. Glad I did because I had the pumpkin pie martini which was delicious. As soon as the rest of our party arrived we were seated. Service was great and food was excellent. My steak was cooked just the way I wanted it and the truffle fries were amazing! Everyone kept picking at them. Highly recommend Vivo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went on Saturday night. There was a wedding upstairs and two birthday parties at large tables. noise was a challenge to hear across our table for two. maybe a better spot for summertime when you could eat outside with less noise. food was good and waitstaff generally attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Met friends for brunch. Interesting menu. We all thought out dishes were delish! Scallops were fabulous. Only suggestion bring back mini muffins rather than focaccia bread with brunch.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My BD. loved the brunch. Everything was fresh and delicious. Will be back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Vivo, which used to be Vivaldi which used to be Caffe on the Green, which used to be Valentinod on the Green is actually a fanous place. It was the residence of Rudolph Valentino, and the summer home of Mayor Fiorello Laguardia. Beautiful place and i went there for many private parties as well over the years.

I had a reservation and was quickly seated. There were not many patrons there at the time, but by the rnd of the bight, the restaurant was at capacity. I guess everyone eats later there on a Friday night. Justin, our server...he.was so young and so well versed in serving. He did an excellent job. I asked him about choices of.wine and he picked a California cab over a French Cab that was more expensive. Guess what, after I took the Cali cab, I asked for a taste of the French cab and the California cab win hands down. That in itself was a great start. Started with the special salad, waterxress dalad with champagne vinaigrette, with all sorts of delicious items added. It was excellent. Also tried the Striped bass, that had mussels, clams and shrimp..another winner. The Brinzino fillet had the perfecr xharring and again, well flavorful. I followed with the nutella pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. The manager kept coming by to see how the meal was. He was personable and with a great. It was an enjoyable evening there. Would highly recommend!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Just fabulous! Great atmosphere! Fabulous food! Wonderful service! Valet parking! Delightful staff! Could not have been better!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was very good and the food was excellent. Prices were reasonable . The veal appetizer was really very good . Everyone was very pleased with their meals. Will definitely be going back often!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Over priced. Brunch did not include a memosa nor coffee, how can they call that a brunch?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We loved the updated menu. Lots of excellent choices. Everything our party had was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went for my 69th birthday. Just a brunch. But WOW how delicious. Much different and better than your typical brunch. Will definitely return ☀️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always the food was excellent. George our server knows the menu well. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Historic and friendly. Great new Chef willing to take risk. Food was great and service excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

New menu with a variety of options, but some dishes are missed (lobster salad). Dined with family. Crab cakes absolutely the best around. Eggplant parmigiana brought to you on a cast iron skillet was uniquely delicious as was the little neck clams carbonara. A must on your restaurant list, especially if you like fresh (not farm-raised) fishes. Service was fabulously attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Vivo was great! We celebrate our anniversary a bit after our wedding. Food was great and service phenomenal!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A lot of noise. Slow service. Very large portions

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Location, food and service/staff was outstanding!
Already made plans to go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was terrible small portions not very good. I had the scallops which consisted of four small burnt scallops with a mound of dry rice for thirty dollars, my wife had the pork chop one tiny thin pork chop with watery polenta for thirty dollars. I would NEVER go back and we are "FOODIES" that eat out seven nights a week in our sixties.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

the meat dishes were very disappointing....when did it become fashionable to pile a steak on top of ff or a chop on top of polenta? ..my chop dinner had no flavor and my friends were not happy with amt of food for the price {lamb and duck} coffee in tiny cups really ? and was terrible ..so alas Vivo is no better then its former owners..sad to say.and that was why we dined there to check out new management???....but service was great and desserts passable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food, service and staff. Must try the Taleggio & Asparagus Crepes. They were absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was a slow Sunday evening in the summer but the service was excellent and the food was very good.
A little pricey for the neighborhood but I'm sure they will find their way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Order took way too long to come out and it was not crowded . Food not hot. They missed one of the hamburgers we ordered and one of us had to wait another 10 minutes for their meal. Was not worth going to. Won't be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our waiter George was outstanding!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

5 star restaurant with amazingly delicious food and service. I had opportunity to meet the owner, Mr. G. Nicaj, who, along with the staff, were an epitome of professionalism and class. Highly impressed with this restaurant! I surely will return, let alone make a recommendation for others to try. Thank you kindly for a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went with four friends. Excellent food and great service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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