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VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

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74 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian
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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
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(718) 352-2300
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
201 Street
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Complimentary Parking
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a wonderful buffet for Mother's Day at $55.00 per person plus alcoholic beverages, tax and service. The buffet will include brunch favorites plus a Carving and Seafood Station. It will most certainly satisfy the everyone's pallet. Hoping you will join us for a relaxing day.

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Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 74 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined a day ago

Food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing service, great prices

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our server (and overall service) was excellent. Both the quality and variety of food was great and considering it’s so close to our home, it was a pleasant and welcome change from our regular array of restaurants. Really enjoyable and tasteful in every way.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service is phenomenal here from the valet person to the waiter! The hostess knows us and warmly welcomes us and waiter always remembers my "usual' brunch order. He went out of his way to bring warm chocolate croissants to the table after bringing the muffin/croissant basket. Previous visits we've only had muffins. The plain and chocolate croissants are nice, delicious addition! Food has been consistently good. When ready to leave the valet person had our cars lined up. A delightful dining experience from beginning to end.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to Vivo for my wifes birthday
.The staff went out of their way to make it a very special evening..My wife n guests really enjoyed the Food and drinks....For sure we will be back n recomend Vivo to our friends and family .Thank you
..

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter Sunday Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the service, and the food. It was a prix fixe menu. The selections and food were devine! Would definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter brunch. Our waiter, George, really brought the entire experience together. Over the years, I’ve had family parties and meals at the various restaurants in this historical home. VIVO certainly deserves the spot!

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This restaurant has changed hands and names so many times in the last 20 years...but this is probably the best of the reincarnations. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went out for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and attractively presented. The menu had many interesting choices and the service was excellent.
I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

There certainly cannot be a better way to celebrate an anniversary than to return to the place where it all happened and enjoy an excellent meal with best-in-class service.

My wife and I love the atmosphere of Vivo and I was pleasantly surprised when I ordered my drink (Chivas) to be asked if I wanted the 12 year or 18 year. No restaurant I have ever been to has offered me that option, and I really appreciated it.

Appetizers were excellent. Grilled octopus, plates beautifully with an explosion of flavors including pomegranate. Now, that's unique. Shrimp Saganaki, another original that sings of flavors with tomato sauce and feta. Lobster bisque with large pieces of lobster and a whole claw, wow.

Dinner - my wife had the grilled red snapper and I devoured the braised short ribs with three styles of mashed potatoes. What an incredible meal.

Of course, we were stuffed and had to dig deep to enjoy the desserts. Pistachio creme brûlée was very good, but the bread pudding takes the cake. Best ever and we could not put our spoons down.

Lastly, the hostess let us revisit the ballroom upstairs where we had our wedding reception 16 years ago to the day. No better way to finish off a romantic anniversary dinner than with a touch of romance.

Excellent food, great service and ultra-affordable prices will certainly bring us back again and again.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Saw this place from the highway. Shot in the dark. It was good. I think we had a newer server. He forgot to tell us the specials. The other guy who filled the water for us kept forgetting to come to do that. The short rib was exceptional. I'd deff go back just for that. A little pricey, but you are paying for the ambience and the potions were actually bigger than I thought they'd be

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines Day dinner, our reservation was for 8:30 and we were seated at 8:45 which was not bad considering it was very crowded . The bar was under staffed one person only ! I felt sorry for the girl and it’s ashame because that’s where all places
make money , but the live music and the delicious food made up for the wait ! The staff was very friendly and the hostess was fantastic! Fabulous place I would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good. Service was slow. Had to wait for our meal for a while.
Table next to us asked for salt several times before they got it. Most likely give it another try.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good ... steak was ordered medium and over cooked ... service was mediocre at best , after the food came out our waiter never came back to check to see if everything was ok. Might try brunch, not sure if we would return for dinner l.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Live music was appreciated as was the starter but the main course was inattentively prepared.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As I indicated food and service were very good. While pricey, I felt we received good value for it.
While decor, ambiance, food and service reflected an upscale dining place, the loud music cheapened the atmosphere. It was impossible to hold a conversation at my table, causing me to complain to our waiter.
For evening dining/brunch, instrumental music at low volume is what i require for a return visit.
However, later in the evening or on special nights you're more than welcome to your loud music combo.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very nice food and service. No complaints. Music was at a nice volume.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch to celebrate a birthday. We had the 1st reservation, so quiet when we arrived, livelier when we left, but not too noisy. It was easy to have a conversation. Waitstaff were very attentive and hostess was very friendly and welcoming.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Treat yourself to something special.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 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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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was terrible

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 22, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 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!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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