VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

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213 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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 lead by Executive Chef de Cuisine Paul Von Wieding 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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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

What 213 People Are Saying
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d
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

This restaurant site has been owned/managed by several owners over the past 15 years. I have been there for lunch, brunch, and dinner. This latest visit of the evolution of ownership has not proven to be a place I would recommend but, occasionally revisit to see if anything has changed. The brunch menu is designed for mass delivery. I'd almost prefer a buffet line (not my first choice) where you can create your own meal. The omlette was uninspired with all components (egg portion was cooked but cold), coming together as a burrito with the selected ingredients randomly placed inside the rolled up egg. Cutting into said omlette caused the interior to disperse on the plate. Very unappealing. As usual, the noise level is high in the main dining area and becomes even more so with young children crying for attention or to be removed from an older experience.

MF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Ladies brunch at what used to be our favorite brunch place. We've been meeting here pretty much monthly for a couple of years. We were patient when they changed the menu a few times. Today the three of us were not happy with our food. The bread/Danish dish was good when we got it but then the Danish got hard like rocks. I had blueberry pancakes that were blue! I immediately wondered how much food coloring was in them. Tasted OK but nothing great. One friend got an omelette and said the egg seemed like it was from a carton, potatoes with burned cheese. The other got waffles and said not great. Busboy was phenomenal but our waitress was so-so. Seemed as if she forgot about us a few times. Unfortunately, our next brunch will not be at Vivo. We've decided to explore other places. We'll keep an eye out for menu changes that will once again make this restaurant a unique brunch place.

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

There was a wedding going on upstairs and the DJ was right above us. Not sure why they didn't put us in the other room. We actually had to ask to move tables. Then my friend ordered pasta and told the waiter he didn't like spicy. It was very spicy. Big sports they were, they bought us a tartuffo. Too many better restaurants around, they should kick up the service a notch and make sure everyone is happy all night.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you like a beautiful restaurant with an even more beautiful view, you will love Vivo. The service was perfect. We were there with my elderly (very opinionated) parents and the staff was very courteous, friendly and respectful. The food was delicious! We ordered the branzino, filet mignon, duck breast and assorted appetizers. Everything was prepared exactly as it should be and served with a smile. We will be back again and highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice service and food was delicious

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The Lobster Night special is an excellent value. Beware if there is a wedding or affair going on the same night as service becomes slim with much of the staff at the affair leaving restaurant diners with short staff

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daughter birthday party fantastic place

TH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The food was so delicious, I really loved it. Will come back!

P
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

thank you, staff were superb..catered to our every need and request..couteous and professional...Food was an astronomical delight..from appetizers to desserts
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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful, deliciously prepared and presented brunch....the food was out of this world! Our server was excellent: very efficient and helpful. The restaurant maintains a lovely feel of "yesterday" while having a new and most impressive menu. We are planning for an event (our 25th anniversary) in October this year...and can't wait to introduce our family to VIVO! We would highly recommend this restaurant.

AK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for 2-lb. lobster special which was very good. Server was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Prices for appetizers ($19 for shrimp cocktail) and desserts were a bit steep for the outer boroughs.

o
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had their lobster dinner special, which was outstanding. The hostess Loretta was as gracious as ever. A lovely night and a great place for a special celebration.

AD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. Beautiful ambiance, music not too loud so you can have conversation, and very accommodating staff. Good food. The peach tart with ice cream to die for yummmm!!

BA
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE. AS ALWAYS. KUDOS. PLUS BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS

PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend. Excellent staff and the food was super delicious.

RE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful afternoon outside. Food and service were top rate. Great restaurant!!!

2
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

We chose it for the excellent location and were happy with that but the ambience was not great. It was a little too noisy the outdoor eating was nonexistent. We thought we would try to eat outdoors but nobody really was doing that.

SF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been there several times and have always been extremely satisfied with food, service and atmosphere. This past Saturday night, they out did themselves...It was exceptional...oysters, duck and veal chop milanese dishes were outstanding along with the service and hospitality...can't wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food is outstanding! Vivo provides a beautiful fine dining experience.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Last time I was there fir Christmas I was very dissatisfied with service
This time Brad was very attentive and professional
I would recommend it with caution

GS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I guess because of the holiday weekend it was practically empty. That was fine with us. The restaurant is beautiful, the brunch food was great and the service was wonderful. A shout out to Emily who was terrific. The complimentary homemade Lemoncello was a big surprise and delicious as well. I highly recommend Vivo!!!

FE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lobster was a special but they ran out Disappointed.

b
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service. Fresh ingredients. Great selection of dishes. Beautiful interior.
We had a wonderful evening. 100% recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for everything. Mr Michael helped us so much. We really enjoyed our baby’s first birthday in the garden. Thank you

BA
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming to Vivo because it always turns into a wonderful experience. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is very friendly and professional, the ambiance is lovely and the food is right on the mark. Please continue what you are doing so that we all can enjoy Vivo for a long time. Kudos

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was good when you can get it. Seemed to be understaffed. What we thought would be a 2 hour dinner was actually 3 hours bc it took a long time to have our server take our order etc. we were in good company so it was totally fine but we had a babysitter waiting so that’s why I didn’t give it 5 stars.

LG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Father’s Day dinner. Great atmosphere and good eats

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good I would go back for dinner

RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was great

s
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

overpriced for underwhelming food. i’ve been to this location for many of its renaissance’s but this is the least best of them.

K
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My second time here. Lots of graduation dinners taking place and I thought it would be too loud and unpleasant. It wasn't. It was a bit noisier than I care for, but certainly not distracting from the conversation at my own table. Everyone enjoyed the food and the wait staff was attentive despite the large parties she was also servicing. I recommend this restaurant.

o
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten there twice since May 31st and both times were superb. The second time, we brought friends and they loved the Lobster with Linguini and Shrimp Scampi, two of my favorite dishes...Our waiter Coty was attentive and pleasant- and of course Loretta, the hostess, was gracious as always. I tried the branzino, which was fresh and deboned to perfection. I highly recommend Vivo - a bright spot in northern Queens and above the rest.

FA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food and the service were good. They do not have a children’s menu but they will make smaller portions for them.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Convenient location for those traveling from the Bronx or CT and Long Island. Nice atmosphere and attentive staff. Food was OK, but nothing to write home about. Good variety. Drinks watered down...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

terrific hostess and waitstaff

JK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My Chicken Parm was a little too salty, bu very good. Ambiance was very nice.

BG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is in a very nice space, but every establishment here since Caffe on the Green shuttered suffered from an inadequate kitchen. VIVO seems to be different. The relatively new chef produces a number of dishes that are not overly fussy, but are tasty and well presented. The menu has an adequate number of choices across a range of alternatives. Doesn't seem focused on Mediterranean, and maybe could use a few more Italian-oriented dishes in an appeal to the neighborhood clientele. Again, the best quality food served in this space in years. An interesting drinks menu too.

Service was excellent from very pleasant and attentive staff.

Would recommend this restaurant to family and friends, and will definitely go back. Just hope diners haven't given up on this space because of the shortfalls at so many of VIVO's predecessors.

ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The staff is friendly and very attentive.

MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an amazing experience, especially for a mother’s day celebration. Food, service and ambiance was fantastic!!

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