Here’s one for our NY readers! Entertainment Reporter Markos Papadatos reviews Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood Grill in Bayside.
Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is an elegant restaurant in the heart of Bell Boulevard in Bayside, New York. Since January 2011, they’ve served up fine foods, wine, and catering, in a friendly, family atmosphere.
Their motto is “truly homemade” and at Maria’s that is absolutely the case. It is a family-owned restaurant that is run by culinary queen Maria Petridis, who single-handedly does all the cooking and baking on the premises. Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood Grill features fresh food made from high-quality ingredients, with a special focus on their seafood, especially the fish. Their Mediterranean cuisine consists of savory flavors and family recipes.
Sides at Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill include fresh cut fries, lemon potatoes, white rice, vegetable rice, steamed veggies, string beans, okra, and spinach rice, in addition to their avgolemono (egg and lemon) and lentil soups. Their wide range of seafood consists of grilled or fried calamari, salmon fillet, fillet of lemon sole, stuffed filet of flounder, shrimp Mykonos, shrimp scampi, sea bass, scallops and crab cakes.
One of their finest desserts is a homemade lemon pie, which deserves a standing ovation for Chef Maria.
They also offer a children’s menu that consists of chicken fingers, pork souvlaki, fried shrimp, pita pizza and pasta, as well as an extensive catering menu. At each visit, there is always something new to try.
Most impressive about Maria is that she is open to sharing her family recipes with her patrons, thus encouraging them to take a part of her cuisine to their own households.
Overall, Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is a pleasure to visit and dine. The care they put into their food is quite exceptional, as are the staff and owners. It is ideal for the entire family, and highly recommended. Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill garners an A rating. Stop by if you’re in the area. You won’t be disappointed.
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