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The Grill - Forest Hills

3.9
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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About

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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(718) 544-4600
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3.9
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3.9
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleB (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant was closed and boarded up when we arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

The food is always super. I didn't care for the cheesecake too much but the sorbet is amazing. This place is consistently amazing!

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EileenBandFriend (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vipkona (New York Area)
4.0
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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DeeDee 
3.0
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.

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Cindy1989 
3.0
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.

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Gourmeteater (New York Area)
2.0
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.

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Kate (New York Area)
4.0
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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
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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
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Cross street
Austin St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(718) 544-4600
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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