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LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant

4.1
52 Reviews
$30 and under
American
LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant is a fun spot that is right by the water! It is thought of as one of the top waterfront destinations to visit in Long Island. There is indoor and outdoor seating, both with stunning views of the Manhasset Bay Marina and Historical Port Washington. There is a tiki bar that patrons can order food and tropical cocktails from. LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant’s newest addition is Boat-side Service, bringing the restaurant service right to your boat. No need to deboard your boat to come dine @ the restaurant. We will have a server SERVE you so you can dine aboard. Open Thursday -Sunday , Memorial Day weekend -Labor DAY weekend serving lunch and dinner.
Dockside Delivery
Waterfront View
Live Music
Indoor/Outdoor Seating

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 52 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
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vipevamarie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It's a gorgeous setting and the food is fine. Service and hospitality disappointing. Every few years I go and remember that it never feels warm and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The view is outstanding and the servers sweet, but inexperienced…. food was awful and expensive (fried shrimp could have been Gordon’s frozen) and lobster roll (is there such a thing as fake lobster like the fake crab)? Bar manager did ask on the way out and we were honest. He was also very sweet and bought us a drink…. So there’s that going for them. Again… the view and atmosphere is still worth the trip.

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

Food and service were great, wonderful tiramisu.

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SamE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, service friendly & the view fantastic.

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CHARLOTTER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful evening to be served in outside deck waitress efficient and pleasant My dish of breaded shrimp although tasty was a very small portion and tiny shrimp. And no sides served with it in general prices too high for portion sizes. Value for food not good. Ambiance on deck great No bread or crackers served with drinks I’m not a “big eater” but with a dessert I went away hungry

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vipRandiS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were excellent! Great for big groups.

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vipDonna
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. The menu had good choices. The atmosphere was beautiful on the water. Had a great time. There was a live band and dancing. I really enjoyed the evening and can't wait to go back.

LG
vipLillyG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I usually thoroughly enjoy the food here, I had ordered the lobster roll and the lobster was delicious, however the roll was burnt and was filled only partially. I will not order that again.

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vipBluemoon
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has greatly improved. The location was always attractive, but the service was confused and spotty. Now, someone manages the floor, watching the tables, and keeping things in order. A few tweaks to the menu have also made a nice difference. Book early, book often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food was just OK. Crab cakes were not " lump" as advertised. Far too much breading. More like crab meat stuffing with very minimal portions of crab. So $21 for two disks of bread. Web site has bottled beer at $6. It is $7. Service was excellent. The menu is very limited with virtually no sides offered. Not even French fries. The outside area where the band and the second bar is is the highlight of this place and would go back for drinks and live music. But for a restaurant experience, will not be back.

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StephanieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like sitting inside. Outside can be pretty buggy. Food is consistent and the special Linguine fra Diavolo was excellent but super spicy…almost to the point of addicting. Portion sizes were spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

it wa awful…. we were hoping to have a celebratory luncheon. we were the only ones in the resstaursnt!
the room eas hot …. and expensive
we did not stay for dessert
since we were the only threesome in the entire restaurant , people certainly knew something that we didn’t

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was good,but you need to have more desserts,people look forward to having something delicious after a good meal!!

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vipsteves
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Excellent staff with so-so food. Ran out of a few menu items, but management was very proactive.

Highly recommend.

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vipjudi
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

DO NOT GO..WAY OVER PRICED.
3 CRAB CAKES $29.00 were the size of hockey pucks

Chowder was cold..lobster grill cheese had the least amount of lobster they could get away with.
They add a 10% tip automatically and then want you to leave more.

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Itzys
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to have lunch or dinner. Food, staff and ambiance wa perfect.

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LindaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was lovely. Attentive. First cup of coffee served was cold, tasted burnt. Waitress quickly had a new pot made

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LynneK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lovely afternoon lunch at LaMottas. Food and service were terrific. Baked clams (whole clam, not just breading) and Calamari to start were great, mains were the Tuna BLTA, grilled tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes, and Caesar salad with lobster salad - everyone was happy and setting was delightful.

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HillaryL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took my parents out for fathers day. We had a lovely afternoon

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vipCarmenuu
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, is a waterfront restaurant, with a lot of ambiance, they have a bar outside and other inside, outside they have live music . You can eat there less formal, but we choose inside, because there is view too , over the marine. We had claws chowder , very good, and swordfish. Good wines by the glass, our server was very good. We had a great time, we went back to the hotel by water taxi, so it’s make our experience amazing.

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WendyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and the view was gorgeous!!

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vipBluemoon
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, and great service, especially since the lunch crowd was thin. Been going here for years, and service has been spotty at times, especially dinner.
But a breezy day at the harbor with some seafood and white wine is as good as it gets.

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JaredO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food and service. Everything was perfect.

GK
GinaK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great view food disappointing fish was dry a and tasteless

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant was obviously understaffed, starting with waiting to be seated and having a waiter take our order. We had to ask for bread or rolls, which were rather stale. The waiter was inattentive and took a long time to eventually deliver our order. The food was OK, but it was not a really pleasant dining experience.

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Shelley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We came to LaMotta's to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. I made a reservation requesting a table by the water. There were several tables by the water available and the hostess said they were reserved. That was an immediate strike. The soup my husband ordered was luke warm and tasteless. My Caesars salad was romaine lettuce, croutons, no fresh grated cheese or anchovies. The dressing was mediocre. We ordered the salmon. It was served with the skin on top with the seasonings on top. When you removed the skin you also removed the toppings. It was served on clumpy cold couscous. Not great. My son ordered fish tacos. They arrived fried and tasteless. He said the mangos were not fresh. My husband asked 3 times to get his coffee refilled.
It was very cold in the dining room. There was an outside band and bar. I might recommend older friends to attend and have bar food and drink. It seemed like an active scene. Mostly 60+ men.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service on the patio for dinner (6:30) was really poor/substandard - excuses from a waitress who has been around long enough to know better. A grilled seafood platter for 2 @ $70 was fair, nothing exciting. Drinks were good. The best thing going that evening was mild weather/ nice view.

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Angelica
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had fun since we went there to see a friend of us playing on a Friday evening. The restaurant is beautiful and right on the water. The food lacked flavor and salt and my crab cakes were burnt. My husband ordered fish tacos which were ok. Burger was fine according to my dad and my mom enjoyed the avocado and burrata bruschetta. Pricey but I guess you pay for the location.

TM
vipTinaM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Good place to go for a drink and appetizer but not for dinner. Nice outside seating with lovely view however the food and service is fair at best

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PamB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambience great Food typical greasy bar food. Would come back for relaxing atmosphere only. They need to offer more than greasy food. Menu very limited. Waitress very nice

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DianeM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food- nice setting and view. Music was nice also

LK
LynneK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at La Motta's, beautiful day to sit on the deck. Great service and we all loved the Caesar salad with lobster salad, great Titos bloody Marie's as well.

BQ
vipBrianQ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions of delicious food
Nice views of the marina
Friendly service

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waitress not the nicest of people. Older woman not too happy to be there.
Raw Oysters were good.
Baked Clams the size of a quarter sprinkled with breadcrumbs woohoo.
Linguine and Clams NG! It was more like soup. All it was was chicken broth, very little garlic if any. Mushy pasta
Fish Tacos.
This place is a seafood resturant?
We had sodas with the meal and we only had 1 each at $3 per. Waitress very came to ask if we were good our wanted anything. Oh yeah I had to go to the bar to get parmesan cheese.

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Michele
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We reserved ahead of time, asked for an indoor table, nice view. On our way there we phoned ahead saying we were running 10min late and had 1 extra person. When we got there, on a hot humid day with the heat index over 100 we needed to wait over 10 minutes although there were no other diners. Then we were seated to a 1/2 indoor, 1/2 outdoor table. It was unbearable to stay in that space much less eat there. We tried 2 other tables, both hot, both with bad water views and the 3rd too close to a noise bar. When the heat index is over 100 degrees and someone asks for an indoor table it would be nice if you told them “indoor” means open windows, and lame air conditioning.

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vipLindaP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant on the water with live music on the weekends, the salmon that I ordered was a bit dry and tasteless, I’ve had better meals in the past. Could have been an off night.
Otherwise, great place to sit back and relax.

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vipPaul
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ear splittingly loud. There was supposed to music but all you could hear was load voices. Service substandard. Food ok but not great. This place has so much potential. It’s a real shame

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was average

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vipAaronF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful waterfront location!! We came on our boat and dock staff was quite helpful.
Service was friendly and helpful and food was really great. Delicious fish tacos, steamers and pasta. Perfect spot for a beautiful summer day.

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Dimo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really was a lovely experience...friendly service, wonderful entrees, and not too pricey....will definitely return

FAQs

LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 944-7900.

LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 52 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.