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    3
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  • First Review
    January 9, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 16, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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Welcome to Tazzina, the culinary home of Chef & Owner Jazon Zukas. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Jason's earliest food memories come from the aromatics of his Italian-American family's kitchen. Jason made some of the best restaurants in New York City his classroom, and in turn, gained a practical experience from climbing the ladder in the kitchens of some of Manhattan's most illustrious chefs. In fact, Jason was featured on the 2nd season premiere of Food Network's hit show "Chopped" where he reigned supreme and was twice crowned the winner. The following year, Jason returned to compete on "Chopped Champions" and earned 2nd place in the final competition. Today, Tazzina reflects the Old World culinary sensibility which initially inspired him, tied in with his Nouveau flair. Buon Appetito!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional food hidden in Forest Hills...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tazzina lived well above the expectations, I knew it would be good, but it was amazing! From the moment we walked in the staff was attentive from the hostess to the bar staff to the waiters.
We started with the grilled octopus and eggplant special for appetizers, would recommend both. The brick chicken as a main course is a must try, so flavorful! My friends had the short ribs and branzino which they really enjoyed as well. For dessert, we shared the cannoli stuffed donut with espresso gelato.
Forest Hills needs more restaurants of this caliber in the neighborhood, hats off to the chef/staff. We will definitely be back!"
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
+1point
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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.<br />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!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
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Thank you for reserving at Morton’s Grille - Park Avenue. We look forward to serving you. Great options for sharing, classic steakhouse fare, inventive hand-crafted cocktails and exceptional service...Casually Elegant, Undeniably Morton’s. For special events, private Boardroom information and online reservations, visit our website.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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