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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waveseafoodkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 6319285200x170
  • 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 6319285200x170
  • 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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Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (32)great for outdoor dining (22)special occasion (16)romantic (13)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Deej
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I did not like that we couldn't be seated between 10:30 and 11:30. I can understand that brunch doesn't start until 11:30 (although I think that's late) but there should be seating for some meal (breakfast or lunch) at that time. The atmosphere could have been a little more refined but our waiter was helpful, polite, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sunday Brunch
    PortJefflover
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Omelet station a must go to. Waiters very attentive. Friend loves the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    nelle53VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good...but the selection was limited. I found it to be extremely expensive. Don't know weather I would go back. Should have more specials to add to their limited menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better places to go
    Joemac
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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 .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Barbie
    Barbie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was excellent. I had a wonderful new lobster dish. We all enjoyed our meals. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Avoid.. Poor quality, high price
    Andy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dining room worn. Food portions small, not well prepared. Very expense based on quality of food and ambience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu. Liked the update.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good dishes, creative with fresh seafood and great taste.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location-Food&Service Just OK
    BrianFood
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    JMBM
    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
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good brunch at a great venue
    Frank40
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always enjoy going to Wave. Great special occasion place. Friendly staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Place
    Njfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    JackVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was fine
    Diner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The brunch was good. The food was typical brunch food. The waitstaff was very nice. Overall it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu
    PickyPat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view but a few issues
    MP16
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST
    Suzanne
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Wave is the best restaurant in Pt. Jeff: atmosphere, good food, service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night out
    LouieC
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but unimpressive
    Franklin
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The experience was good, but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LINDAVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My wife and I had a very nice time sitting outside and enjoying the food and the great weather.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wave
    Maria
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unpleasent experiance
    unhappybirthday
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Would have given 5 stars...service seemed a bit rushed even though not a lot of waiters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    BobbyNoBull
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 251 reviews are from the Wave Seafood Kitchen at Danford's Hotel and Marina reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to Danfords
    LC71
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So food, good atmosphere.
    MECK81868VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunsets
    Fitfoodie24li
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Time it right to catch a sunset- and request a table adjacent to the water!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Window view of harbor and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Window view of harbor and ferries coming and going. . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very pleasantly surprised!!
    klew2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very happy with the menu
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Not very happy with the menu the food is better in the summer and the menu has more choices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again
    Oodie
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    AFWingmom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food, atmosphere and service! The perfect place for a special occasion celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy the comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, the menu
    Jess
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The food was good, the menu seemed a little small and over prices for what you received.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very limited menu and a bit
    eyeglassbradVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very limited menu and a bit pricey for what they serve
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it's ok
    local
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Wave at Danford's
    Vicki
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.