VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

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232 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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 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

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

i do not recommend the duck confit and the shrimp scampi. the duck was to salty and the scampi to oily. One time only

B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and it was even better than the first. Band was great as well as dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but overpriced for Valentine’s Day prix fix. Service staff was overwhelmed and not very attentive.

NT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

GM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The website has short ribs with polenta. The restaurant doesn’t. The short ribs were tough and looked like pot roast. Not terrible but disappointing. Restaurant is very nice and tge service excellent.

ES
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three words: It. Was. Incredible.

Our waiter Brian was awesome!

To start, we received an amazing bread basket with herb infused baguettes and grilled pita served with seasoned olive oil and olive tapenade. Delicious!

Then, we ordered mussels in a white wine garlic sauce, lightly battered artichoke hearts with arugula and roasted red peppers (blurry picture, my bad), and lobster bisque. My mom actually told the waiter “these were the best mussels I’ve ever had.” The appetizers were so good that everyone was a member of the clean plate club.

To wrap it up, we had linguine with clams and scallops in a wine cream sauce, wild mushroom pappardelle in a truffle cream sauce, and the pasta special which was homemade pappardelle with shrimp and lump crab meat in a scampi wine sauce. All of the portions were massive and the quality of the seafood was out of this world. Would highly recommend the wild mushroom dish if you are a fan of truffle!

We unfortunately were too full for dessert..a shame, I know..but that goes to show how tasty the food was! We couldn't fit in any more!

N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We decided to give this restaurant one last try since past experiences were not so great.
Regret!
Service still sucks.
Menu on open table is not the menu in the restaurant, when we asked the waiter he seemed lost, mumbling something like yea we changed the menu on open table ( not true)
We called ahead to advise we will be bringing a cake since we are celebrating a birthday and was told that will be fine. When we told the waiter we have a cake can you bring it out he again seemed lost. Sent over the host to advise there was a $15 cake cutting fee if we still wanted the cake! How embarrassing!!! Like at that moment in front of the birthday girl we would say no! Why didn’t they mention this when we called?
I asked the waiter if there could be an adjustment done for my meal he said he will find out from the kitchen and let me know. He brought out the meals (no adjustment made) and never one mentioned if he spoke with the kitchen or not.
The food used to be great but that’s no longer true.
We will not be returning.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent; the atmosphere was great, but the food was mediocre. The bruschetta had too much vinegar, the chicken parm was ok, and the pork was flavorless; however, the rice/risotto was pretty good, and the lobster bisque was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very lovely place
With a delish variety menu...from appetizers to main course...

W
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were most impressed with how organized and prepared Vivo was on a busy Thanksgiving Day. Virtually every table was filled and the service was impeccable. The food was good and they offered a lovely menu with many fine choices.

W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was delicious, service a bit prompt. All was great for Thanksgiving holiday.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was good but service stinks!

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and accommodating staff, casual elegance. Highly recommended!!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great first time in the place ,excellent service I was disappointed a little bit about my food
I ordered the shrimp scampi did not taste like shrimp no flavor at all . And so little pasta , the whole thing was dipped in a lot of oil. My girlfriends branzini was very good. My bread pudding was average had a lot of fruit in there made it super sweet but anyway she was happy and that’s all the matters lol

DA
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night. From
The time we walked in til we ended the night it was great. Brian our waiter was so on point and accommodating. Service and food were amazing. Can’t wait to go back

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

ordered the appetizer Mussels in white wine. They were dried out and felt like rubber when chewing them. Never ever had mussels as bad as these were.
Looked and felt like they were warmed in the microwave.
The staff was nice and took them back without billing.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Didn’t have 2 items on the menu we really wanted and the respond was that there was a new chef.

a
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ny waiter. Was very Nice. The food was delicious. And The. Room. Is so very pleasant

Would go there again. And ny food was very tasty

JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Haven't eaten here in over a year. This used to be my favorite go to place. Thought I would try it again for Sunday Brunch. Server Asia remembered us from a few years back. Her service was spot on. Wife ordered Eggs Benedict. The eggs came well done. How hard is it to poach an egg. She was disappointed and asked for eggs over easy which is also a no brainer. Chef decided to salvage the Eggs Benedict by making new eggs. Wife refused and decided not to eat. Disappointing since eggs are about .17 each and the chef didn't even follow the servers instructions. Other than that the place has good value but they need to get a chef pronto. Previous reasons for not going back were a shortage of servers so the pressed bus boys to serve and the experience was sub par.

d
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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
38 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
30 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and food was delicious

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter birthday party fantastic place

TH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
18 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
52 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
61 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

2
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
44 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!