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FOSTER, Sea Cliff, NY

FOSTER

4.8
4.8
113 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nassau

    American

113 Reviews
  1. AmyL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  2. LouiseM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service but prices are outrageous … I understand making up for lost time during Covid but $40 for four scallops ?? I’d recommend only to those who can afford to spend $400 for three people !!

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  3. RicardoE

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Got the linguine and halibut. Definitely coming back

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  4. Marc

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, once again! Hands down the best restaurant in the area.

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  5. GailS

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed Foster … the table shared appetizers.. pizza, octopus & shaved brussel sprouts salad. All of them were very good. Everyone enjoyed their entrees .. will definitely be back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. Good selection of entrees. Pork chop was delicious.

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  7. Riss

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with a friend for restaurant week and we really enjoyed the menu offerings. Everything tasted great! We will definitely be back.

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  8. BrianK

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a overall positive experience dining at Foster s, with a couple of negatives, 1. Your waitstaff was pleasant but seems inexperienced and was a bit inept- I was served the wrong entree. 2. The sound level , for me, is a real issue- I couldn't easily hear the people at my own table and had to ask them to speak loudly. I doubt you can correct that 3. Prices are a bit on the high side

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  9. MPMCG

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service, and the best food on Long Island!

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  10. KimS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a 40 minute drive from where I live but it was SO worth it! Upon walking in we were greeted by a lovely hostess who brought us to our table immediately. The atmosphere and decor was trendy, chic and the place was packed. The cocktails were creative and fun. I loved my Pear of Thieves cocktail and my friend who is not adventurous, took a leap of faith and ordered the Grape Scotch which he loved. The bone marrow app was to die for and we were impressed with the scallops and pork belly entrees. Tanya picked the perfect wine for us and I enjoyed it so much that I’m trying to find where I can buy it for myself. It’s the next day and I’m still thinking about my food and the experience. Since there is nothing like Foster in my area, I will definitely be making the journey back! Go there!

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  11. AbbyC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and the best service always. We keep coming back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Small and quaint! I would definitely go back

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  13. mavjr99

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely unique flavors throughout the menu. Really a very unique restaurant with a great vibe.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the overall vibe at foster is the best. it’s family friendly but still feels cozy and intimate - we pretend to have date night with our toddler with us. the food is so good and we love the seasonal changes (the menu never disappoints). also, the waiters are the best and give awesome recommendations.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foster was amazing. Service food and ambiance. We will definitely go back

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  16. Nathalie

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food was delicious and the service was fabulous.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great atmosphere and super friendly service. Our server was super attentive and very helpful explaining the menu. The Korean Rice Cakes with pork and the Liam Is A Fun Guy pizza were delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is really great but could be cozier - a bit cold. Staff is top notch as well!

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  19. ccw12

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were very good if on the small side. Would have ordered more than 1/2 doz. Charred broccolini salad was amazing. As were the crab scallion hush puppies. Papparadele was excellent and same for short rib. Fried chicken only thing that came up a little short. DEF going back. Excellent food and lots more dishes we need to try.

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  20. AnnaS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was so delicious! I’ve ordered the scallops before; they were even better this time.

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  21. Yummy

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    People are super nice. Service was good. Food was hit or miss. The fish was very good. The hot pot was pretty awful, way too intense flavor and too spicy and I like spicy. Beautiful place. Too noisy 

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  22. KathyW

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Manhattan style restaurant. Food was top quality but not enough to eat. Four of us left feeling still hungry. Yes, we could have ordered more but the prices were slightly prohibitive. The staff was excellent.

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  23. CarolW

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Foster was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious..fried chicken, red snapper, bananas foster. We cannot wait to return. So many things on the menu we want to try. Robert, our server was very well versed in the menu details and guided us accordingly. So excited to have this restaurant in our neighborhood!

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  24. ArenT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 4 tried this restaurant for the first time. Food was excellant, waiter and service very attentive, great vibe. Music was cool, loud, but we could hear each other! We had drinks, entree's and meal came out to $100/pp. Was a nice night out.

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  25. GailL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always interesting food, wine & drinks. Welcoming & friendly neighborhood ambiance. Staff is great. Professional but always so nice. Favorites- are marrow bone, meatballs, gnudi, mussels, short ribs, pizza. The BEST creme brûlée!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of eclectic food and drinks! Wonderful addition to the area and will definitely be back!

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  27. DianeB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal at Fosters last night. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was cozy and hip. The menu had so many dishes we wanted to try it was hard to decide what to order! We’ll definitely be back! Loved it!

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  28. DoctorDad

    New York City

    298 reviews

    4.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fried chicken and pizza. Service very efficient and nice We will come back

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  29. JonathanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I try to go to Foster Restaurant once a week because of how much they treat you like family. The food and drinks are absolutely delicious and I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad meal there. I’d recommend the Spicy Pork with Rice Cakes, I’ve eaten it at least 6 times already and I will continue to until the day it’s taken off the menu.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere and the food / drink was on point. Everything came out fast as well.

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  31. NatashaK

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've never had a bad experience at Foster. If you're looking for Gourmet Food, that is fresh...this is the place! The menu changes seasonly, so I recommend at least going every season! There are some cool fushion food items that I have never seen anywhere else. The bone marrow app, steak, pasta, short ribs, pork chop, and fried chicken never dissapoint. 10000/10

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  32. StephanieD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always cozy with outstanding service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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  33. KathleenH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall service was excellent and so was the food. I just felt it all came too fast, but that seems to be with a look at every restaurant pandemic would’ve like more time to linger before the check came.

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  34. AnnaS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food we’ve had in Glen Cove/Sea Cliff. A little pricey, however.

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  35. KimC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought the food was excellent. Attentive service. Great drinks. So happy to have this restaurant in our town☺️

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the high top facing the kitchen and the food was wonderful as was the service.

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  37. MrsFoodie

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best new restaurant on LI in ages. Food is wonderful, menu fabulous, atmosphere is inviting and comfortable and finally, a restaurant with good service and no Covid-excuses or staffing excuses. Absolutely excellent

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  38. johnm

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and I’ll definitely be back. Great Meatballs, Gnudi, pizza, Roast Chicken, shrimp pasta, and Lamb pasta - and that was just 3 of us! Waitress was 100% when she said everything is great. Thank you!

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  39. BlueRibbonMezcal65

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible delicious. Creative idea and the quality of freshness emasculate ! A++fine

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  40. robk

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wow! best restaurant i've been to in a long time....the brocilli caesar salad is not to be missed!!

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FAQs

FOSTER is rated 4.8 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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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