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Ice House Cafe & Restaurant

39 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 863-5580
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Terry: (718) 863-5580
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Cross street
Harding Avenue
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Parking details
Parking in front of restaurant and back parking lot
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All bottles wine 25.00
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 39 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sheena (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Allie (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food, it was like eating at a friend’s home.

vipliketoeat (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipDaveW (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipwm68 (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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😊

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

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

BronxHipster (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

We had a good time

vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!!!