Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.6
561 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 561 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! great table & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my Father’s favorite restaurants

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DRB46
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We started out with several appetizers to share. The steamers were clean but lacked any real flavor. The server was terrific, portioning out each course for everyone to share.

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vipSamG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always good food. Beautiful views. It was our anniversary and they brought dessert with a candle and sang to us. Nice touch. Worth noting is the parking, They have valet, but it can get very busy and traffic gets tied up.. Think about allowing extra time to deal with that.

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vipDeborahC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in the mood for seafood this is the place for you, I really enjoy lobster with the house stuffing. Excellent:)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent seafood. Great service. The Valet Parker is great.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. It was impossible for anything to be done poorly. We came on a weekday evening so it was not packed and our food came in less than 20 minutes but waiting longer would not have been a problem because it is such a calm atmosphere with a pleasant view in the back. Great if you have a hankering for seafood but not many choices for non fish eaters. Everything was high quality including the kind and professional staff. It was maybe a little too fancy but why not?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & very decent servings.

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Steve
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The luncheon was excellent. The crab cake for my wife was delicious. The clam chowder soup for myself was good but it tasted more like minestrone. The fish on the sole
francaise was excellent but the sauce was far too salty. I think the chef has a heavy hand for salt. My wife did enjoy the shrimp and scallops over pasta. My wife is still talking about the banana cream pie for dessert. The bread was delicious - onion rolls and date and nut bread. All in all very good to excellent - a great value.

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DrPC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Short and to the point. Food - Outstanding
Service - Impeccable

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ArthurL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual a fine meal with good service. I look forward to my next meal here.

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RoslynDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food (corn muffin, calamari, fillet mignon, soft-shell crab and banana cream cake), attentive service and awesome view of the pond. Everything is perfect until the last minutes. Barely 45min after we took seats, waiter are clearing the table. Understandable if tables need to be flipped faster due to distance requirement in a pandemic. Overall highly recommended and would definitely go back again.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location and ambient. Would like to go back again

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Lou61
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Service and food always consistent

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AndrewZ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our place when we're craving crab legs. This restaurant never manages to fail us for a good meal. Without a doubt returning with the whole family.

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EatOutAlways
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A delightful place to eat especially for lunch. The table service is excellent and the food has always tasty. Valet parking is another nice convenience.

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GailC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent. The lunch menu includes appetizer, main course and dessert at a very reasonable price.

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vipRobertM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at the bar. Dinner was great and Rini is a true service professional. Great experience, as usual.

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vipRisaP
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Have been dining year for years. Consistent delicious food and great service!

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vipBrian
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

I love this place but I don't understand what they are doing in the kitchen. The creamed spinach was tasteless the over stuffed potato was cold. How do you send a potato out to a table cold and why on earth do you need a microwave to warm it up. I don't complain about prices but I expect a certain level of quality and service. The pies are out of this world.

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lockm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

had the 3lbs lobster was dry out veg were cold sent back Not worth money

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vipRobert
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant wasn’t crowded and that was good. Service was excellent, waiter was friendly, and the food was very nice. We had onion soup, salad, scallops and chicken. By the way, the potato cakes reminded me of of my grandmother’s. And when she made them, there were never any leftovers!!! Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All ways consistent. All ways delicious. I love dining in the blue room, I wish they would renovate the other rooms to that decor.

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AmyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s 90th birthday lunch

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vipBari
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There have been changes post pandemic, most notably the menu. It’s been scaled down significantly, but still adequate. Valet parking no longer exists at lunch time.
The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. The restaurant is still charming and remains a good value.

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MarilynF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipMaureenB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, served by our attentive and friendly waitress. Usually order takeout from here, snd every meal is wonderful.

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vipLillyG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was really good.

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vipGCgirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

grew up going to this restaurant. service outstanding. entrée very good. sides uneventful. two different decors on main floor either: modern décor nice. bar and back room nostalgic. lower level feels like funeral parlor and smells like bleach and fish. TOO EXPENSIVE NOW. 10 or 20 dollars more than it should be. Many other places to choose from. I'm sorry.

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vipKiki
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was very disappointed with the tuna in peanut sauce with noodles. It was a $44 dish that was just cold noodles with a few raw peanuts and soy sauce poured on top. The tuna was just okay. We usually have much better prepared food there. I was surprised with this flop of a dish.

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vipGreatBreakfast
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive but so is everything else in area. The food really was just so-so. I had some sort of fried fish and there was oil running on my plate. The underside of the fish was so soggy with oil that I couldn’t eat it. I will likely not go back there.

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vipMAC1
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant is safe with distancing between tables. My food was a little bland. A little pricey. View of pond is great.

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BrittanyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELISHHHHH I absolutely am going back again, and the waiters were so so kind and wonderful!

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vipLipster
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Jolly Fisherman is always a good experience. As all restaurants in Roslyn the food is a little pricey but good. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco is a terrific server. He is affable and very professional. They are lucky to have such a good person.

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kathryn
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent!Steak cooked perfect medium and lobster my husband had was steamed and delish. Comes with choice of potato and vegetable of day(most places are ala carte).Steamers were good size and not sandy.They are following covid protocols and felt safe.One day want to go in afternoon for their complete luncheon special.Banana cream pie was excellant too!

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vipMarkeyP
Yosemite
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpentablevip
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Delicious food, impeccable service.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the best steak and seafood! Professional, friendly and amazingly clean and covid safe. Not surprising as JF has been one of my favorites for 30+ years!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this place is absolutely amazing! The shrimp cocktail was by far the largest I ever had! The cornbread muffins are delectable not too sweet but very fresh and tasty I had the chicken Marsala it was soft and flavorful with a nice amount of mushrooms the broccoli was seasoned and extremely fresh the whole ensemble was superb would definitely recommend this place to anyone that would like a great dining experience

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 4.6 stars by 561 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.