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“Consistently good and a real find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maria's

Maria's
38-11 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY
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Ranked #1 of 128 Restaurants in Bayside
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Danbury
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Consistently good and a real find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Never fails to please no matter when or how often we go there. Service is attentive, the atmosphere delightful and the food excellent. What more can one ask for?

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
NYC
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313 reviews 313 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
“Always fabulous Greek food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We are repeat customer's at Maria's. We came with friends and it was their first time. We shared a whole, stuffed, grilled octopus for appetizer. We also had the Greek lemon soup and Greek salad, both delicious. For entrees we had grilled Greek porgy, black sea bass, branzio, and shrimp with tomato & feta. The whole fish are the best. Have the staff de-bone the fish. Select the lemon potatoes and Greek salad ($2 extra) on the side. We had a home made Greek dessert, made with filo dough, honey, almonds, custard and fresh creme. It was VERY rich. You could share one with an entire table and just take a "taste." For wine, we chose a carafe of home made sangria. It was fruity and delicious.

Greg was our waiter. He was fabulous! He insured that everything was to our liking and took very good care of us and our food.

Maria's is a great place for family or friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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flushing, ny
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“Never tire of the food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ikeep coming back and each experience is as good or better than the last. Dishes individually prepared may take a bit longer to be served, but worth the wait. The staff are friendly & attentive and the specials will make your mouth water just listening to them being described.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I got Seated as soon as I got there, I liked it. The octopus appetizer was off the hook!!! The seafood over orzo was delicious and everybody enjoyed their meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A rare example of a true family restaurant where you will enjoy an experience that compares to a meal in your Mom's kitchen: fro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I can not think of another restaurant in Queens that rivals the quality and consistency that Maria's continually delivers. Such a high level of quality ingredients and preparation can only be the result of the owners' devotion and dedication.

Quite simply, this place is not a business designed to maximize profits. It is a true "kitchen" designed to have its guests leave perfectly satisfied. As one who eats out quite often, I can say that you just don't find such a high level of food at such reasonable prices. More importantly, unlike most great restaurants, this place has no pretense. You are made to feel right at home. And you are!

Don't let the great food distract you from taking time to meet Maria. She is a joy to talk to and happy to greet everyone.

PS Make sure you try one of the homemade desserts...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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