Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.5
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House is a family-owned restaurant serving fresh seafood and steak in Roslyn, New York. This restaurant has been family run for three generations by the Scheiner family. Everything in the kitchen is still made from scratch, from the dressings and sauces to the nut bread, the delicious soups and the decadent deserts.

Inside, The Jolly Fisherman's white tablecloths, blue glass highlights and stonework fireplace give the restaurant a refined yet welcoming atmosphere. The giant bay windows let in tons of sunlight and show a gorgeous view of the Roslyn Pond area. If you are not hungry, the Jolly Fisherman has a welcoming, fully-stocked bar, complete with a fantastic wine list, perfect for sitting with friends and sharing a bottle.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 608 people are saying
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vipEmman
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service is so so. The utensils not ready for seat down. We celebrated the birthday there with nothing. Not recommend for any celebration there

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Jolly Fisherman is usually packed "to the gills" on a Saturday for lunch. Restaurant was virtually empty with waitstaff standing with little to do. Given that, service was not as good as it could be. Glasses not refilled, no one came to check on us after being served. And a soda refill request was never brought. Portions are smaller; prices are about the same. Decent value, but not what it was.

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vipJoanneD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch menu very good, sepecially for fish.
Nice view of pond

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David
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. High quality. Good classic but not pretentious ambience. Cool view of the duck pond.

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vipGaryG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been dining here since they opened in 1957….Always a pleasure….Never disappointed

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NellyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, our waiter was so attentive. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and our waiter brought us dessert with candles. I will be returning

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LisaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The ambiance was lovely. Staff was super friendly. Food was outstanding. Service was a tad slow but it was a busy Friday night. Looking forward to coming back.

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vipJojo
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Funeral party there lack of good service food was cold expense and not as good as it should be

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viprgbrody
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality food and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious meal at the bar. Drinks were excellent. Service is very friendly but could be more attentive. Still 5 stars!

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vip4STM
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been dining here for more than 40 years and have always been satisfied. Until yesterday, however, The special of the day was lobster newburg. The lobster was way overcooked and the newburg sauce was truly tasteless with the exception of the sherry which was heavy handed. Very disappointed

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Joanz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant, attentive waitstaff, spacious, wonderful views.
Food was good, good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The staff was friendly and accommodating, and our server George was phenomenal. We ordered a shrimp cocktail to split, and George brought it out on 2 separate plates for us. Little details like that make a big difference! We both had the twin lobster tails and they were perfectly cooked. We will be back!

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vipLised
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Surprised at food and service have declined so much. Calamari was cooked in old grease. Appetizer plate, celery stalk was not cut off. Presentation of scallops looked like slopped together. Broiled sole was poorly presented and cooked on only one side and was not fresh. Asparagus was of poor quality and it was difficult to cut. Busboys reached across diners several times. Been to Jolly Fisherman many times before and this was unexpected. Will not say I will not eat there again, but will not go out of my way to pay five star prices for one star service anytime in the near future.

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Ewar
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a pleasant experience with the restaurant half empty and attentive service. The food was very good, dessert (ice cream over a blueberry crumpet) was excellent.

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viplidiningfan
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food just wasn’t as good as usual this time. My date’s filet mignon, ordered medium, was very well done. My lobster was also quite over cooked. Iceberg wedge salad arrived completely deconstructed. Desserts were quite good however and we did like our server. Overall, really just average but at prices that really are paying for above average.

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LloydB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The elegant atmosphere and the gracious staff made the evening one to remember as it was our anniversary. The manager made sure to check on us to see if we were enjoying the service and the food. The Salmon was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food good, service not so good

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RonG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best NE clam chowder I have had in years including in places like Essex and Glouster! Food was excellent. We all had fish and they know what they are doing in that regard. Service was V G and we had no complaints. This restaurant deserves its very consistently high ratings. Definitely on the “return” list!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was right on great experience all around

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vipwenmon
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Prices are high but portions are good and quality of food is always consistent. Beautiful water views, calm dining room, attentive service. Homemade desserts, extensive seafood menu.

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KennethK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always

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Gracie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The place is beautiful and big-felt very safe- the seafood was outstanding...everyone loved it!

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vipJW348
Pittsburgh
123 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We had lunch. I had the lemon sole and cherry stones as a starter. My wife had the shrimp. We'd eat there every week if we lived in the area.

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shashe
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value for lunch. Macadamia nut crusted salmon was delicious. I tried the chopped liver appetizer which was ok. They had nothing chocolate for dessert so I tried the cheesecake which was also ok. Pinot Grigio excellent. Breads included onion rolls, mini corn muffins and date nut bread which were all excellent. Will definitely go back. Nice water view of the duck pond. Appetizer, entree with vegetable and potato, dessert and coffee included in the price of the entree.

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vipbill
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in the door they did not miss a beat. Friendly, table by the water view was great, food served hot & at a good pace. Good choice of dishes at lunch . I hope to return.

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DR115
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is about eating rather than "a dining experience". Since 1957, the Sheiner family has operated one of the most distinctive restaurants both on Long Island and also the entire metropolitan area. The emphasis is on comfort in a pleasant space and the enjoyment of food carefully prepared. Although "surf and turf", the menu emphasizes seafood, which is always of exceptional quality. A lunch and dinner eaten there last week demonstrated conclusively that the JF maintains the same standard of quality and service as it has for the thirty years I have been dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Battered shrimp outstanding. Hugest shrimp I ever had. Shoestring fries perfect. My wife had the Ipswich clams, perfect. Our servers Alexis and Carlos were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If you want a great table overlooking the water you better reserve it a month in advance. I've tried numerous times by OPEN TABLE & PHONE RESERVATIONS!! They seem to only accommodate their "REGULARS" even though your dropping some serious coin there. Also it seems that Open Table is alotted X amount of tables & blacks out popular times especially on the weekends.
There's plenty of resdaurants that suffered through the pandemic that would CERTAINLY APPRECIATE my patronage.

GOOD BYE FISH FRY!!

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LisaM
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the lobster

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vipSandroB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tails are superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner . Perfect service.

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JaneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was very nice. Explained the specials and was very attentive. The food was excellent. Oysters were great. Two of our party had scallops one had duck and one had chilean sea bass. All were excellent.

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Eatsoutalot
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hadn't been here in a while and was pleasantly surprised. Portions were huge and food was excellent.

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SteveK146
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Jolly Fisherman is still a guarantee of excellent food. It has become very expensive and they have now eliminated the salad as a no charge part of the meal it seems which is a shame.

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vipFrankG
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Swordfish with mustard sauce cooked perfectly. Lobster tail, although pricey, was delicious. Host was very accommodating when we asked to change our table. Service was good.

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Stevenb
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an enjoyable. How's usual food was great.

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vipRobertF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Jolly Fisherman to celebrate a birthday and a wedding anniversary. They offer the best New England Clam Chowder that I have ever eaten. Their Iceberg Lettuce Wedge was huge, so big that it was shared with the folks who were enjoying the clam chowder. We all ordered one of Jolly Fisherman's specialties, a dish consisting of shrimp, scallops and clams on pasta with garlic and oil. Excellent! For desert we shared the Blueberry Pie and the famous Jolly Fisherman Banana Cream Pie! Everything about this meal was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in the area for seafood and waterfront dining. Really enjoy their food and excellent service. A place for delicious drinks and food with friends for leisurely dining and attentive but not overbearing service. Became a regular after the first time.

FAQs

Jolly Fisherman & Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 621-0055.

Jolly Fisherman & Steak House is rated 4.5 stars by 608 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.