Icehouse Italian Waterfront Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTABITHAW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful the food was so fresh and delicious and the service was extremely awesome...

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PhilipM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very authentic Italian and delicious. Our waitress, Sandy, was amazing and entertaining. The prices are very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything we ordered. My son had the only complaint which wasn't too bad in my opinion and it was that the chicken scarp chicken was a bit chewy.. flavor was great.

LB
LizB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs top notch! Even the salad dressing and tomatoes were impressive and far better than countless other places.

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RaquelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services was great. It is a romantic place with views of the bridge. They open a new beer garden and it was so much fun with games and live music and of course Bronx Beers.

MB
MelanieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately, the air conditioning was not working properly. At the end of our time there, someone figured out how to put the ceiling fans on. But....no establishments seem to be handling the heat wave well....

MB
MaureenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding owner and staff. Always friendly and accommodating. Best restaurant in the Bronx for their outstanding food, specials, menu selections and view of the water that sets this great restaurant apart from all others. Highly recommended restaurant

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and great food. Ample portions, excellent service nice waitress nice view All around nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were here for Parents Weekend at Fordham University.
I feel like we found a gem. Service was good, the food took a little while, but we weren’t in a rush. We would be regulars if we lived closer:We were treated like regulars the moment we walked in!
It should be noted we were a party of 9. They only take cash, but have an atm on site.

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Naty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is great. However they don't have many options for sides. That isn't anything to stop me from going. It's cash only, they have an ATM for your convenience but again nothing so inconvenient it'll stop me from going again.

JD
JohnnyDrive
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant experience. Food was good, service was excellent, atmosphere was nice.

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vipJibaro62
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place for Italian food. Also serves seafood and desserts as well

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JacobR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server Sandy. Fun, personable, witty, and very knowledgeable about food items.

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KathleenD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my 15 yr. Old s9n for his birthday meal. He totally enjoyed the view and food. The service was excellent.

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SuzanneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for our first visit! Will come back!

JK
JamaalK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great time there on Mother's Day. We'll be back!

MY
vipMohammedY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greta atmosphere. Cozy surroundings the buffalo chicken sliders were great as was the short ribs. Great place to eat and just have a good time.

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ElisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food and service was great. Will definitely be going back.

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DanielL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, hilarious waitress, speedy in and out. Well worth the 45 minute Uber!

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Sheena
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Allie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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YvonneD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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

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vipliketoeat
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDaveW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipwm68
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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BronxHipster
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We had a good time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJoey
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Luckylorie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

FL
FoodLover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

EB
EricaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BB
BBVD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2012
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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

FAQs

Icehouse Italian Waterfront Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 863-5580.

Icehouse Italian Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.