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FOSTER, Sea Cliff, NY

FOSTER

4.7
4.7
122 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Foster, we look forward to serving you soon!
Highly Seasonal
While our menu will change over with each passing season, we also continue to source the freshest ingredients from local farms to help inspire daily specials. Our goal is to give you the best tasting dishes, the easiest way to do that is to start with what’s in season.
Nose to Tail, Root to Leaf
We believe every part of the plant and animal can and should be used in the process making food. Whether it’s used as a component in making stocks/sauces, as the main ingredient of the dish, or as a garnish, our goal is to use 100% of the entire plant/animal we purchase. The goal is less waste and responsible consumerism.
Return to Cooking
With our wood fired oven and wood fired grill we are returning to the origins of cooking: cooking over fire. Here at Foster, we combine fresh ingredients, classic technique, and an open flame to serve you a meal that’s simply elegant.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (516) 759-0100
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We offer offsite catering small and large scale. We do in home private events or catered meals to go. Please call the restaurant for more details
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dinners, lunches & cocktail parties in house Monday-Tuesday nights, or weekend days with a minimum spend of $1500. The restaurant is a flexible space with an enclosed heated patio that can be fully private for up to 30 people.For a private space for 30+ people the entire restaurant must be booked. Please call for more details.

What 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nassau

    American

122 Reviews
  1. Audra

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! When you walk in you smell the wood burning. Such a comforting smell. And the staff was so nice and accommodating. I have to admit, I went when they first opened and I wasn't a fan. But it's been awhile so I decided to go back. So happy I did. It was delicious. A really nice night out. Definitely recommend.

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  2. dinerdoc

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent; service was slow ; a bit noisy

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  3. ShellyL

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rare to find on Long Island the very elevated quality of Food that we enjoyed at Foster. What a wonderful surprise and truly delicious experience. In addition, since this restaurant is clearly Chef-driven, we felt that we were having more of a "Chef's table" type of meal, where a heck of a lot of intelligent and creative food preparation and attention to flavoring, seasoning and impressive fully developed recipes ( that had been clearly honed over time...) were evident. There are few restaurants on Long Island that my wife and I (over 45 years) think that should be considered for James Beard Award consideration. All the course of our 3 course meal (six different dishes in all ) were a WOW . This is a a true somewhat hidden Gem. A find.

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  4. JeffP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice environment. We were there to drink and relax and the waitress would all plus to order apps and drinks and then order food. The apps cost almost entree prices and we spent $439 for 4 people. Would have appreciated if we could have staggered the order and dined how we preferred with a bill if that size in a non steakhouse. Overall nice experience if a bit pricey for elevated bar food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I liked the food but I can’t believe they charged us for water and admin fee.. I have never seen any restaurants charge those fees…

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  6. wvanasd1

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, it was good but they need to step it up I’d honestly say 3.5 with reservations. With a shiny “2024 best high end restaurant” plaque greeting you, half of the tables had children/babies with accompanying screaming and throwing things and iPads on Friday during prime dinner time at 7pm. It was not a good vibe. At all. We moved to the heated but frankly lukewarm ‘patio’ to escape Chucky Cheese vibes but the experience definitely felt disconnected from there, even if the food was good. Foster management—Don’t let your restaurant be a playground for rich people and their screaming children. Your food is good and priced accordingly but the delivery falls flat. You can’t charge $10 for bread and $1/pp for water (I dgaf how it’s filtered) plus a laughable 10 stalk $10 broccoli rabe side, and have screaming kids. Period. That bread was fine. It was not $10 + velociraptor-child-screaming-worthwhile. Pork chop was really good and the butter lettuce salad with watermelon radish was a delight. Good wine list, good cocktails. There are many, many places for with family, friends and kids, but you can’t charge those prices and have it both ways. It’s simply not fair. Tell people to get a babysitter for kids under 5 to enjoy your overpriced bread and otherwise delightfully good food. So close to good.

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  7. MPMCG

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food on Long Island! Great space, excellent service too.

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  8. SELI

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu selection and the table for 12 was perfect for our group. Between us we tried many items on the menu and all were delish! Love the ambiance and our server was terrific. Will definitely be back.

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  9. joet

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience, Jonathan our bartender and waiter was awesome . He made great recommendations. The pasta with Elk bolognese was amazing .

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  10. AmyL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is consistently top notch! You can always tell the food is from high quality ingredients. We frequently dine here for this reason.

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FAQs

FOSTER is rated 4.7 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for FOSTER

39 Roslyn Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-1152

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sea Cliff
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Phone number
    (516) 759-0100
  • Catering
    We offer offsite catering small and large scale. We do in home private events or catered meals to go. Please call the restaurant for more details
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dinners, lunches & cocktail parties in house Monday-Tuesday nights, or weekend days with a minimum spend of $1500. The restaurant is a flexible space with an enclosed heated patio that can be fully private for up to 30 people.For a private space for 30+ people the entire restaurant must be booked. Please call for more details.
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