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Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina
Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina

Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waveseafoodkitchen.com
  • Phone: (631) 928-5200 x170
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch is also served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Levine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The newly renovated ballroom, fitting up to 150 guests, creates a lasting impression with a chic, intimate setting and panoramic views of Port Jefferson Harbor. The experienced staff, with an unwavering attention to detail, continues Danfords long tradition of uncompromising quality, unparalleled hospitality and cuisine. Menus feature only the highest quality ingredients and can be customized to please the most discriminating palate. Banquet services also feature themed buffets with international cuisine.

  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are available by phone reservations only. Please contact our Assistant Restaurant Manager.
  • Private Party Contact: Josh Steinfeld (631) 928-5200 x170
  • Entertainment: We offer live music on the outdoor deck all weekend. Also, we offer a Piano Bar in the Lounge on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Port Jefferson public parking lot.
A word from Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina
Dining at Danfords is an experience like no other: one that delights your palate as you soak in the sights of the spectacular Long Island Sound. Our new WAVE Seafood Kitchen offers upscale seafood cuisine and a farm to table concept with fresh local produce and regional catch as the driving force. WAVEs hip lounge offers a more relaxed adaptation of the regular menu and seasonally-inspired cocktails so there's something for everyone at Danfords. Perfect for that special celebration or for a treat any day, we're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day - and on Sundays for our famous brunch. Come see what's here for you.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Very noisy wedding on top of dinning room service very slow had to ask for bread and asked for plain butter and got butter in foil packs ."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent. I had a wonderful new lobster dish. We all enjoyed our meals. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Dining room worn. Food portions small, not well prepared. Very expense based on quality of food and ambience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good dishes, creative with fresh seafood and great taste."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Location was beautiful. Food was good but not great. Waiter seemed to be rushing our group, even though the place was not packed and it was not late. He asked us several times are we ready to order when we had said several times we were not. Not sure if they were rushing us or if they were inexperienced. We ordered a steak for two - the watier told us we would have to move our seats to be next to each other. When a member of the group asked them to cut it like most restaurants do, he seemed to be put out. Bar scene looked great. I would try it again but management should work on training the wait staff."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Found the food average at best, and at a high cost. Service was poor, with the waiter constantly asking how everything was, and seemingly rushing us. Also requested candles on the deserts for 2 birthdays, but he forgot them! Ugh"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Always enjoy going to Wave. Great special occasion place. Friendly staff and good food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had both a great lunch and wonderful dinner here. Loved the outdoor lunch so much that we booked a dinner in the restaurant. The food was great. Between the three of us, we enjoyed the She-Crab and the Bang-Bang Shrimp (but the 4 shrimp were pretty small). My son really enjoyed the beautifully presented 2-lb lobster, and my husband & I shared the paella for 2, also very good. The servers for both lunch and dinner were very personable and service oriented, but my one criticism was that we had to wait an extremely long time to be served dinner (and the restaurant wasn't crowded). Also, we booked and received a confirmation for a 7:15 reservation, but the restaurant had us listed for a 8 p.m. reservation so we had a half hour table wait."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice place for Sunday brunch. Place is small and tight, especially hard to walk around people. Food overall was good, except for the eggs benedict which was on a type of dried toasted bread with a dried out egg with little sauce. Otherwise, great assortment of dishes, such as roasted chicken, tilapia, beef, cold cuts, fruits, breads and cheeses. Side dishes were also very good. Service was excellent and friendly. Brunch included unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Very nice atmosphere with a nice water view."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The brunch was good. The food was typical brunch food. The waitstaff was very nice. Overall it was good."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • " I'm not fond of fish but I did have the shrimp cocktail as my entree because the only beef on the menu was over 20oz rib eye. I enjoyed a Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail and very nice bread. The service was excellent, music enjoyable, view was good from our window table."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "So nice to be by the water for dinner. A few problems: When making reservation, I requested an outdoor table. When restaurant called to confirm reservation, they did not mention that reservations cannot be made for outdoor tables, so we waited approx 45 mins to be seated outside. Overall staff was friendly, but our waitress seemed in a rush every time she came to the table and not really paying attention. She never asked if I wanted another glass of wine, despite my glass being low then empty. When she offered dessert, I asked for wine and she assumed that meant we didn't want dessert so we had to track her down to get dessert. Burgers were great. Fish in fish and chips was really greasy."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wave is the best restaurant in Pt. Jeff: atmosphere, good food, service"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The outside dinning deck was perfect, they had live music and sunset was a great added bonus to our anniversary dinner. The Fried Oysters were out if this world. The Striped Bass was 5 Stars the Coconut Carmel Ice Cream was the perfect ending!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had dinner at Wave for our 22nd wedding anniversary. Even with a wedding reception upstairs we were seated promptly and the service was attentive. I had the Ceviche sampler for an appetizer which was excellent and my wife had the she-crab soup which she enjoyed as well. For entree I had the salmon, requested rare in the center and it came out just right. I tried my wife's sea scallops and they were also very tasty. We also couldn't help but notice the paella for two and clam bake at the adjacent table which also looked fantastic for a summer eve. We dined inside with a beautiful view of Port Jefferson harbor. Couldn't have made a better choice for this special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The experience was good, but nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was good. However, it was buffet style and we had to ask twice for fruit to be replenished. The hot items were allowed to "sit" a little too long resulting in French Toast that was not chewable. The omelet maker splattered grease all over me and another customer in front of me. There was no attempt to apologize."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very nice time sitting outside and enjoying the food and the great weather."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We stayed overbite at Danfords on a gc that the kids gave us for our anniversary. We enjoyed couples massages and dinner, which was great! The room was comfortable and nice! The next morning we had breakfast at the Wave also, which was also very nice!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "1st my husband & I got different menus made choices but when ordering the waiter had to take one back. So we had to make new selections. We waited quite a while for drinks & mine was the wrong. Our waiter conceded his error & I waited 13 mins for the correct wine. I chose the cheese plate appetizer but asked for no blue cheese. I was ok with 2 of the same cheeses if need be. NEVER an issue in any restaurant. Waiter checked & said it could not be done. I was visibly miffed. He later gave a new excuse that the cost would be substantially more. Why? I asked and why didn't he offer me that option to start? He apologized asked if I wanted more bread. I did. He bought me a glass of wine on the house. But he never brought the bread."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Would have given 5 stars...service seemed a bit rushed even though not a lot of waiters"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Have been here many times and never disappointed. Pricey but worth it to me. Valet parking makes it stress free...hard to park in pt jeff otherwise."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had been here before but this time the service was terrible. It was at least 15 minutes before a server approached the table for the first time and then it was over an hour before our appetizer was served. We ordered she crab soup which came with no soup spoon and for one of our entrees we had ordered lamb chops, which came without a knife. The server did not come over to see how everything was at any point. We did complain to the manager about the service and they offered us another bottle of wine in addition to the one we paid for. There were only two of us at the table so offering us a second bottle of wine only added to the poor service. We will not be going back there for a long time, if ever."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Danfords in almost 15 years because I moved a little over an hour away. Stayed at the hotel and had dinner there. It rained the whole weekend but it didn't matter because we had a great time at the bar having amazing appetizers and drinks. The bartender Rob was great and helped us make a great decision on what to order. The Bang Bang Shrimp and the Shrimp Salad Roll were excellent. We had dinner there that night too and were thrilled with the ravioli appetizer, the fried oysters and the Caesar Salad. We shared the two pound lobster for dinner and had leftovers. The service and atmosphere were great too. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Nice place but the dining room is dark. Live entertainment adds to the pleasant mood. Menu is very limited - 6 or so seafood entrees, 3 or 4 non-seafood. Apps-all seafood with a few salads. Just too little on the menu. I’m aware this is a seafood restaurant but there just wasn’t enough selection. For anyone allergic to shellfish, it’s almost impossible. Had the “clambake for two” $79. The lobster, clams and mussels were dry (overcooked or sitting out.) There seemed to be one waitress for the whole dining room. She was pleasant and apologetic, had the help of several bus boys, but still overworked. Our meal/drinks took a bit longer that one would like but it wasn’t the end of the world. Overall, not terrible, however not great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Time it right to catch a sunset- and request a table adjacent to the water!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Window view of harbor and ferries coming and going. . ."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had not been to this restaurant since 2008. My family & I were very pleased with our meal & we're a tough crowd. My 8 year old daughter who eats like foodie & rarely goes near a "kids menu", which Wave did have, but of course she didn't order from. We love "farm to table" fare because we're a family who eat their vegetables & like fresh food. We were not disappointed. Although the sauce on my scallops was a little on the salty side, it went well with the mushrooms & spatzle. Our server was kind and knowledgeable but not terribly friendly. The drink menu is slim. I really enjoy a fantastic cocktail/martini and the pomegranate cosmo was awful. Other then Wave needing a much hipper drink menu it was a wonderful evening & we will return soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Not very happy with the menu the food is better in the summer and the menu has more choices"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "You would think with such a reputation and a beautiful hotel to go with it, Wave would have at least decent food. I had the seared sea scallops and it tasted like rubber bands drowned in about a pound of salt. My boyfriend ordered the Salmon and he said the bed of vegetables was lifeless and soggy. VERY disappointed with the food, especially since it was in the expensive side."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent food, atmosphere and service! The perfect place for a special occasion celebration."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always enjoy the comfortable seating in the bar area for drinks, and then a window table where we have very good food with special attention given to fresh and creatively prepared sides. Always a pleasing experience, even if occasionally the service is a bit off."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food was good, the menu seemed a little small and over prices for what you received."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Very limited menu and a bit pricey for what they serve"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I liked Wave but found it to be dank, musty, dull and dated. Food & staff were pleasant and it's a nice spot. The food was presentled nicelyby friendly people. It just needs a serious update/renovation."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Wave. Although it is pricey, the service and food were great! I had the lobster mac and cheese which was a perfect portion. The meatloaf and the Chicken looked delicious as well (my fellow diners tried those dishes). Overall, the experience was very pleasant. The atmosphere/hotel itself feels very homey yet elegant. I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had wanted to try this restaurant and never got around to it. {We've eaten at Danford's before, but not since it was redone as The Wave.) We ate relatively early (we had an 8pm curtain at Staller Center), so we were the first ones in the dining room. This was a good thing, as we were given window seating by the waterfront. It was also quiet and pleasant. Later on, as guests arrived, live music played during the meal. Sweet! The food was quite good, but as the place filled up, the service deteriorated; we wouldn't let that keep us from eating here again. This place has ambience, pleasant staff and good food. It also has parking. Nicely done, Wave!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "For appetizers we had the baked clams which were wonderful. The crab cakes were also good but we could have done without the pumpkin emulsion (not everything needs to be seasonal). We were served the biggest scallops I've ever seen. They were sweet and tender and very filling. The lobster mac and cheese was a little watery but had nice flavor. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. It may be a little while before we have dinner here again just because of the prices. Next time we may try lunch or eating in the pub area."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Reservation was for 7:45 on sat night. We had no idea that restaurant week menu ended at 7 pm It took our party of 4 a long time to choose dinner from the very un exciting menu Main course small and mediocre. Best part of the meal was a tasty Cesar salad We only chose this restaurant due to ability to get a reservation last minute during restaurant week. Even with reduced restaurant week prices the meal would have not been worth it. Will not return."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was excellent! We went for restaurant week and the choices were items from the regular menu. We have eaten there 3 times in the past six months and the food had been superb each time!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013