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About The Grill - Forest Hills

The concept for The Grill originated back in 1980s, when the owner Oleg Kaz settled in Forest Hills. Oleg’s passion for delicious homemade food grilled on sticks was influenced by his father Alec, who built a Kebab Grill made of stone in the backyard of their house.“We were grilling everything on sticks” said Oleg. “Having a garden in the yard made everything taste even better by growing our own vegetables, herbs and spices". Working in the food industry for over 15 years, Oleg always dreamed of opening a Mediterranean Restaurant in the Forest Hills' famous restaurant row, in the vicinity of Austin St. The dream became reality for Oleg, and now he is inviting you to enjoy the ultimate Mediterranean dining experience in the heart of Forest Hills.
Whether you are out on a date, or girls’ night out, or simply having dinner with family or friends, The Grill Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar has the perfect atmosphere for everyone. It serves specially-prepared grilled meats and seafood!

107-12 70th Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Austin St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 544-4600

Website:
http://www.theforesthillsgrill.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Grill - Forest Hills Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Happy Hour Oysters $1.00 each brings us there. Not only are they inexpensive but very delicious Blue Points. Then we had dinner and we all ordered lambchops which were very delicous! The owner was amicable to our requests and quite personable. We have been there for oysters before and will return for happy hour and dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very good food with generous portions, friendly and excellent service. Cozy place where tables are close and one may hear tabletalk. Happy hour specials at bar only.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I gave the customer service the lowest rating because I think they can do better with being more attentive and at least a little excited to have you dine and/or cocktail with them. I think the guy behind the bar when I initially got there is the manager- he seemed very apathetic about what was going on. Not very engaging and took a while for him to come over- although at the time I was the only person at the bar. The waitress was very average as well. She was nice. However, not very attentive didn't come over to see if we needed anything else or refill our "unlimited" brunch drinks. Odd. The food was very good so kudos to the chef! The infused vodkas also extremely good and great happy hour price. The Ambiance is cool with out door and indoor cozy seating. Nothing to brag about in terms of the decor. Overall a C+ for service and B+ for food and ambiance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The service was great. Seated right away without confirming reservation, drinks and appetizers were out quickly. Calamari was nice and crispy. Entres took quite some time. Ordered the lamb and asked for medium well and it seemed rare. Had to eat around it. If your going here for lamb, might as well go to Outback. Other than that the other options on the menu were great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Terrible service, we kept being rushed, even though the restaurant was almost empty. They are not properly trained to wait for all diners at the tale to finish their appetizers before crowding the table with the entree.
Also, bringing the bill without asking for it is rude as well...as is getting orders mixed up between the 3 occupied tables...quite laughable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was seated before my friend arrived, which was nice. Some places won't do that. the service was above average and the brunch selections were a little different than the normal fare. My friend and I were left to sit and chat for quite a while. I would definitly go back for happy hour oysters

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mediocre food and weak drinks for brunch. Service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I used a Groupon on this visit to the Grill, the experience was fantastic and with every penny. We order from the grill frequently. I love the seafood pilaf. It wasn't on the Groupon menu but one of my faves the buratta is. The pappardale pasta is fresh. Dessert options are great. I really love the Grill Groupon or not.

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

I've been there twice and the grilled shrimp is outstanding.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Went here before the Tom Petty show. It was a great choice for before show drinks and dinner. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We went here prior to seeing a concert at The Forest Hills Tennis Center. The location is so convenient, the food was excellent, we had many of the appetizers to share and each of our mains were prepared perfectly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Unpleasant experience from the moment we walked in the door.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Service was outstanding. Kid's menu is a great value. The kebobs were AMAZING!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food is really good. Mezze platter and seafood pilaf are my favorites. Amazing Sangria. I also love the wait staff, everyone is super nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was good and the outside seating comfortable. Be aware that the menu posted online is not the menu you get. The menu at the restaurant was very abbreviated. They did not even have a Caesar salad, which we had looked forward to.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I will start with why I rated them 2 stars; they played games with the check. I took my family of 5 to dinner at the Grill. We ordered appetizers, drinks and desert and the bill was significant. When I went over the check it had the "suggested tip" chart below the total, but on closer inspection it also had the tip included in the total. I understand they include tips on large parties, but 5 is not a large party and I can only believe they were being deceptive, so for that I was not happy with my experience.

The Food; was very good
The Drinks: were decent
The staff: friendly
The experience: unhappy with the dishonesty

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Service erratic but nicest manager! Get the octopus, seafood brochettes and Brandi no. Delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was y first time here. The food was absolutely delicious. The brunch special for 17 is a steal. High quality ingredients. Our host/waiter was beyond excellent. This is our go to brunch spot

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, attentive staff! Bustling area with lots of eateries and shopping. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I love coming here for happy hour. The bartenders are so friendly and drinks are made to perfection. I was a bit unhappy that they weren't serving brunch on Mother's Day, however I am always happy with the service and tasty foodies!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Competent grilled food; competent service. A little pricey, but if I lived in the neighborhood I'd probably be a regular.

We had grilled octopus and a dip sampler with hummus, baba ganoush and tzatziki. Octopus was tender, but heavy on the olive/capers with very little grilled flavor or texture. Dips were average.

Mains we had Sea Bass Kebobs, lamb chops, grilled shrimp and whole grilled fish. All quite good. Service was friendly and efficient. Ambiance is a bit hurry-up-and-eat contempo/muzak.

I'd go back and try the lamb kebobs which looked very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The service was terrific, the food a good value and the ambiance pleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Great neighbour resturant'woyld highly recommend lunch or dinner...good. Really good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food was good but the service was not politely! I saw preferences between people races! When they see white people they treat them between than hispanic and black people!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

really good. usually go there for lunch the menu is great especially price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Excellent value and quality food for the bottomless brunch. Good brunch menu as well. regularly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Big portions and service was very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

There were no accidents this time, the experience was what I am accustomed too, great food, great atmosphere and a great time with friends

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Loved everything about The Grill -- service, food, decor, music. All first rate. Looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The food was good, my girlfriend had some hot water spilled on her when the waiter was pouring it for our tea and the only thing they did was give us a complimentary flan, they didn't even say the meal was on us, as a way of making reparations. I will eat here again, but will pour my own hot water. Also, the corn muffins are complimentary and we never got them...hmm. Will address this the next time I brunch

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

The Grill never disappoints. Food is Always on point! Definitely will go back !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Service is superb and the food is fresh and delicious. Very comfortable and relaxing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Amazing staff. Very accommodating for a business lunch which went very well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Food was very good and staff very knowledgeable and helpful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Seated at the bar. Place was dead but likely due to incredible heat wave. Place is dimly lite- intimate. Happy hr very convenient 7 days a wk! Bartender attentive to out requests and refilling drinks & water.
Even let us know when happy hour was ending so we could order more drinks & tapas. Would return to try main lunch/ brunch/ dinner menu. Bottomless drinks w Brunch seems enticing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food was good and drinks were strong but the wait staff didn't speak and they began packing up while we were eating. They literally put up chairs around us and removed table settings. We had only been there 20 minutes. The last call for drinks happened before our entrees even arrived! In the future, they should not take reservations if they intend on closing early. The atmosphere- which included getting boxed in and having the lights turned up on the patrons- left a lot to be desired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The food was very good, but definitely overpriced. I am glad we tried it, but doubt we will be back due the high prices.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Average experience.
The cooking is par. The thick pork chop was well seasoned but there was an underlying taste of rot. The calamari appetizer is battered well and not greasy.
Bartender need to be less condescending. I was asking for the house drink and he assumed that I was looking for happy hour rates during a 9:00 dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2016

we made our reservation last Sunday the 31st and when we arrived to the restaurant we were notified that due to the rain, the restaurant got floated. We were told that unfortunately they wont be able to accommodate us. We understand the fact that thing like that could happened due to the bad weather but what we dont understand is why we did not get notify in advance so we could have avoided the unnecessary ride that we paid for Uber and the waste of time. Its evident the lack of management and the poor customer service.

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