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About Ice House Cafe & Restaurant

Ice House Cafe is located on the waterfront overlooking the Throggs Neck Bridge. Our restaurant is a bustling rustic eatery overseen daily by founder and owner Terry Dambinskas with our friendly staff. This remains one of the best kept dining secrets in the city. Ice House Resaurant offers traditional Italian and American seafood specialties with stunning views of the marina. Current seasonal starters at Ice House Cafe include Lobster Bisque, Cream of Pumpkin, Corn Soup and Maryland Crab Cakes. Popular pastas include Spaghetti Carbonara, Rigatoni, Linguine Vongole and an extraordinary Penne Liberta. Main courses at Ice House Cafe include Arugula Fileto Salad with chunks of filet mignon, Chicken Bruschetta, Baby Lamb Chops, 20 oz. Certified Black Angus Ribeye Steak, juicy burgers, overstuffed heros and wraps. Leave room for the decadent house made Napoleon Tiramisu.

140 Reynolds Avenue
New York, NY 10465
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Harding Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(718) 863-5580

Website:
http://www.icehousecafebronx.com/

Entertainment:
All bottles wine 25.00

Parking Details:
Parking in front of restaurant and back parking lot

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Terry: (718) 863-5580

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ice House Cafe & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.9

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3.8

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3.4

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4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Scenic View (31)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (5)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was awesome and the staff was very friendly. I would go back to this restaurant again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Probably the worst restaurant we have ever been to. Bad food, poor service, not clean....
Basically a "dump"

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very good local restaurant. Good seafood and steaks. Chicken wings appetizer was great.
Wife had shrinp scampi and I had Frutta Di Mare. Food was very good, and portions were generous. Service was attentive and friendly. Restaurant is CASH ONLY, but there is an ATM on premises for those caught unaware. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went to Ice House with my wife. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the marina and the Throgs Neck Bridge. Great appetizer of calamari that isn't always on the menu. Chicken Sorrentino was tasty. Good time.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great meeting point between Westchester and Long Island -which is why we chose it to get together with old friends. What a delightful dinner we had! The food was delicious , fresh seafood, well-priced. Very friendly service. Totally comfortable ambiance. Highly recommend Fruta di Mare and Swordfish. A neighborhood gem! We will be back again and again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was our second visit. Even though it was very rainy we decided to go anyway because we knew it would be a good place to eat and talk with friends we hadn't seen in a while. The weather cleared up after dark and the view of the Throg's Neck Bridge was great, as usual. The service was great, the food was very good, and the prices are a bargain. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Nice family owned place ... very friendly great customer service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Thank you very much! My family had a great time! We were welcomed and allowed to stay until 10:30. We will definitely return! Thank you😊

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Excellent food and close to home will highly recommend this place...

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2015

A beautiful view, outdoor dining, good food and an attentive, friendly staff. Yes, the seafood dishes were excellent, but I love eggplant rollatini and order it when I see it on the menu. This was the best eggplant rollatini I've ever had.

I entertained out-of-town guests here instead of someplace in Manhattan, and they had a great time. They went back home to California having been wowed by The Bronx.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2015

It's truly a shame that the Icehouse cannot live up to it's potential to be a great neighborhood spot. Customer service is abysmal, with zero regard to having reservations or making customers feel welcome. I was told that I didn't have a reservation because they "didn't check Open Table" and they did little to accommodate my party. Sadly, my party of 3 left without eating and feeling as if we were a burden. On another visit, service was poor and staff was unfriendly, despite the empty dining room. Food is ok, but I will not dine here due to the lack of consideration for customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2015

We had a good time

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 19, 2014

Charming decor - very friendly, polite, efficient staff from the greeter (I think was the owner), to the waitresses to the busboys. Thoroughly enjoyed all the food and the portions were generous. Didn't love the pinot grigio (just ordered a glass of unknown origin) but the rest of the experience made up for it. Awesome view of the Throggs Neck Bridge. Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2014

my friend & I had a lovely dinner on the patio overlooking the throgs neck bridge. we had a great time with amazing food!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2014

True neighborhood restaurant.This is not the Four Seasons. Rather a place few tourists will ever see but should in order to get an idea of how the natives dine.
Be prepared for an affordable good meal with ample portions.
The view of the marina & the Throggs Neck Bridge at sunset is also a highlight.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2014

Went to celebrate my birthday and had a very enjoyable time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

So glad we came. Wonderful lobster bisque and generous portions. Very personable staff and owners. Great place. Would definitely be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I was worried when I made a last minute Valentines reservation. To my surprise, it was an unforgettable experience. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. The view of The Throggs Neck Bridge was breathtaking. The restaurant is small with old but traditional furnishings creating a very close intimate feel. The food was absolutely amazing and large portion sizes. My husband and I can't wait to go again and try their brunch. Also, their prices are great for the quality of the food. I'm so happy I found this gem of a restaurant in the Bronx. I came from New Jersey and it was more than worth the ride!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2012

Neighborhood eating place, no bar, and wine comes from a box

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Service was very good. Food was very good. My only issue is that when I made reservations via Open Table, there was no indication that credit cards were not accepted. Therefore, I was forced to use their ATM machine (and pay a service fee) to withdraw money to pay my bill. Acceptance of Credit Cards should be bolded when making reservations via Open Table for each restaurant. I wonder if the owner splits the service fee with the maker of the ATM machine. When I was at the restaurant, I saw 2 patrons have to go to the machine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2012

the food was very good and the service was also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Nice find near home - quite a varied menu of home style Italian food. There are more options here for vegans and vegetarians, which I appreciated. Lovely view of the water and the Throgs Neck Bridge. No wine list, but OK house wine. Overall, good value and very friendly.wait staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2012

To small but we made the best of it and the Veiw
Was perfect after we ask to be move . Due we were seated in
High traffic area. But the food was great will go back !

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2012

This restaurant is great to go for mother's day. this is the 2nd time i came here with my family for mother's day. The table was ready and there was no rush. the food was perfect, delicious.The service was the best. They gave all women chocolate roses.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2012

A small local restaurant that offers delicious home cooked meals at a good price. We needed to feed a large group of hungry young adults on a budget, and this restaurant accomodated our needs. Everyone left having enjoyed a good meal. The shabby exterior would have put me off, but we had asked locals and they had already given us assurances that the food was good. It overlooks a boatyard and local marina, not really waterfront dining. If you happen to be in the area, and are hungry, it is a good option...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2012

Nice lunch & view!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Second time there and not disappointed. Waitress was good, food was VERY GOOD. bottled beer selection okay (no draft) All in all a great choice for an afternoon (treat yourself) spicy mussels well worth the trip

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The food was what I would call authentic Italian food. We went there for Valentine's Day and we truly enjoyed it. It was absolutely delicious!! We appreciated the box of chocolates that were given to us. The Brownies were also very yummy. The Waitress wrapped it up for us to go. I would recommned this restaurant to everyone. I can't wait to go back when it is warm so we can go out by the Marina and enjoy the view and the ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2011

Friendly and accommodating, This place is right on the Long Island Sound. The food is bountiful and terrific, especially the seafood.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2011

This is a simple waterfront restaurant. Not much to brag about other than the view.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2011

Very simple roadhouse atmosphere. Very friendly and welcoming with a solicitous and eager staff. Italian ranging from classic sandwiches (eggplant parmesan, etc.) to more ambitious dishes (seafood risotto). We chose from the more ambitious dishes and found the food very salty and the house wines from a jug. Not worth a special trip, but a good local place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2011

Amazing meal with an amazing view. The lobster rolls are a must try. Nothing like I've ever had. The view was beautiful and the service excellent as always. Always make you feel at home. I don't know who the chef is....but he's a Keeper. Highly recommend the napolean and the calamari poblano.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2011

Sitting by a marina (there is outdoor seating)with a great view of the Throggs Neck bridge, this low-keyed neighborhood restaurant serves decent Italian food. Does not feel like you are in NYC. Only thing we were not happy about is that the menu said that it took CASH only.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2011

Ice House Cafe has great location by the Bx side of the Throogs Neck Bridge; convenient, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. My wife had the Chicken Sorrentino, I had the Carbonara.

Both were very tastey and the portions were a good size. The view of the Bridge is nice.

Just a remindersr, cash only!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2011

Excellent dining experience. I would highly recommend it. Try the Calamari Poblano it is to die for. For dessert you must have the homemade Napolean, I have never tasted anything like it. Excellent service and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back and try some more of the very impressive specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2011

bread arrived after entree with no butter. service really not the best , took away actually became dam near comical.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Nice eats. Nice view of the marina near Throggs Neck Bridge. The Chilean Sea Bass dish was very good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2011

Preferred not to.

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