Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

4.6
1766 reviews
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Waterzooi is Long Island's only Belgian Bistro, setting the standard for cutting edge food, service and style.
The Bistro is always raising the bar with innovative cocktails, martinis,
global wines and over 130 Belgian beers. The Euro Chic lounge creates a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere.

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Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:15PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

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RF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with family. Excellent meal, great service

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED the food. The Homard (mussels in lobster bisque) was incredible and they made it spicy at my request! Drinks were EXCELLENT and our server was very helpful with menu suggestions/guidance. Will definitely be back to try more!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Service was not great and the menu isn’t a large selection

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Something to experience for sure!
Very lively and a little too noisy with families as well as couples on Valentine's Day!

Good seafood. Large portions.

Somewhat pricey but we did get a 2nd meal from our leftovers.

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DC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. One of our favorite places.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Packed but very enjoyable.

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KW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always and the amount of lobster in the mussel pot was huge!

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day, the food was excellent. Lunch was quieter than dinner. Enjoyed every minute.

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L
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

was a great dining experience took my elderly aunt there for dinner and staff was very helpful with her........nice menu with specials...waiter very professional and great sense of humor....served me special ice cubes! nice setting for great dining experience

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Heard so much about these muscle pots. They were good. Not amazing. In my opinion, they serve with side of fries , doesn’t go with meal. Should be a side of angel hair pasta to pour muscles and their juice over.

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BG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our happy hour wines and mussels, as well as our delicious dinner ....all despite being in the middle of renovations! Thank you for staying opened during this time!

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AO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Fabulous! Definitely recommend it. Very creative food and large portions to boot.

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TA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

OMG come on a little paint updating...service good food ok a little chewy mussels. water pouring girl not so good too sloppy. extremely loud just install sound panels, come on spend some $$$

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and beer were great! Not too many places have the Belgium beer selection they do, so I was like a kid in a candy store and loved my Gulden Draak on tap while waiting for our table. As a starter, we had the split pea puree, which was so creamy and smooth and had such an incredible flavor, without overpowering you. For my main, I had the Farmhouse Ale mussels, which were cooked to perfection. The broth it's cooked in is more like a bisque that you want to have as an extra soup! It's great for dipping bread into. The Thai and the Spicy mussels that my wife and daughter had were also amazing. Since the portions are really large, they were not able to finish them. Fortunately, they reheat really well and were great as an appetizer the next night with dinner. It's worth the extra money to get the largest and meatiest mussels anywhere, that are not sandy, crunchy or too fishy smelling. The service was great and our waiter Steve was extremely professional and personable. It was a wonderful experience all the way around.

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M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The best part of dinner was Steve our waiter who, despite the fact that the place was jammed on a Friday night during restaurant week, had such a pleasant personality that we were glad we were there. The worst part was the noise level which was so deafening we couldn't hear each other across the table.

The appetizer and main courses were really good, Lobster Croquette, Moules Pot Montrachet and flounder. The Moules Pot was huge and the flounder was ample. The triple chocolate mousse was good but average. There were so many mussels in the pot that I couldn't reach the broth until I was half way through. Next time I'll ask for some of the broth to be put on the side. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and will return (on a week night - hopefully less noisy).

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress Brooke was great. One of the best waitresses we ever had. Even fine dining expesnive Manhattan restaurants could nor compare to her service. Mussels were excellent. Value was great for restaurant week. Expensive otherwise.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food tight quarters

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service, great menu (slightly eclectic ?), but overall a noisy room.

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TM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant week special 3 course price fixe meals. The mussels were abundant and delicious with the fries and mayo, the sheep cheese and truffle honey was mouth watering and the chocolate mousse was the perfect ending. The field greens was a nice start, Kip was tender and juicy with a nice Smokey/bacon flavor and the apple cobbler,hot, flaky and delicious. Great first time experience!

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Waterzooi during Restaurant Week, Jan 2019. EVERYTHING was absolutely delicious and the price point could not be beat. The short ribs and herb encrusted filet of sole was superb! We went there for a late lunch/very early dinner. The noise level was very low simply because there were only 4 other diners there, great for us, but not many people are fortunate enough to dine at that hour, most are working. Would definitely recommend.

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TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels are the best.. paired with the best Belgium Beers!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Highly recommend the mussels pot. They have a few different kinds of mussel pots with different sauces.

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KN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to go for mussels, they're very fresh, and the serving size is huge!

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food delicious.our waitress so unfriendly and did some ridiculous things..her name Sky.over charged us .we where 6 not 9 .no apology. Left cash tip of 20%.she ran outside after us accusing us of leaving nothing. She never looked on table.we are in our 60s really would we do that.all uncalled for.again no apology .sad she ruined our experience.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything from the service to the food was outstanding. It was a bit noisy but it was dinner hour so to be understood. The mussel pots were excellent as was our appetizers of duck confit salad and mozzarella and tomato with bread. It was a great pre fixed menu for LI Restaurant Week. Would highly recommend Waterzooi to anyone

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely and lively! Place. Great food and service - we had salad, farm house mussels, ribs and chocolate mousse dessert and apple pie ala mode. Red wine and white wine were outstanding.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Group of 6 went for restaurant week. Food was delicious. I asked for my little neck clams to be served right away. Unfortunately it came with my meal. That was upsetting. But overall we enjoyed our night.

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CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a good place to dine where the service is professionally attentive, and the food is good.

Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The hostess was not friendly at all. I had a reservation through open table. She could not locate it and seemed annoyed by this. After I questioned what the problem was given there were so many open tables she said I would not get “ points” through open table. I then showed her my confirmation on my phone and she said she would
Look into it. She never came back to our table. I had to send the pork chop back. It was so overdone I could barley cut through it. Our Waitress was more than kind , she did bring me a different meal. Her good service is it enough to make us return. Not a place I will go to again.

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice meal with friendly service. We shared an appetizer and a mussel pot and it was more than enough. We treated ourselves to the jelly donut bread pudding which was very special. The only negative was that the waiter was a bit distracted by larger tables.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Staff are not nice and extremely pushy to finish eating and leave, just are looking for tip, place looks old

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll I need to say is go if you love beer and mussels.

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DD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mussels. Waitress helpful it’s assistance for three yea old. Alvacado toast outstanding.

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

have been dining at Waterzooi for many years and the food is always wonderful. it feels like there are a few too many tables in the restaurant. it was challenging to get out of our seats and exit the restaurant.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always a pleasant experience. Mussels are amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere!

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d
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live this place!!! Always amazing food lunch or dinner!

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H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

I can't recommend this restaurant due to the hostile management. Although the food is always good, and the waitress quite friendly, there is absolutely no effort to protect customers from hostile, shrieking guests at an adjacent table.

Imagine enjoying your lunch in a moderately full dining room when an oaf at the corner table engages in "play" with a small child, resulting in 1/2 hour of screaming and carrying on. Dad was delighted his kid was so happy, the rest of the party kept telling him to knock it off. Nearly every other table simply got their check and left. We were eating and asked them to quiet down. Oh, the dangers of trying to speak to the entitled! "I'll get the manager", screamed the angry parents of the provoked little child.

The manager berated us, "we welcome children here" says this obnoxious lady, without taking even 30 seconds to assess the situation! Hey, I like little kids too, and this one was well behaved until he was encouraged to act out by his father. The end result-- angry shouting match and a ruined afternoon.

I cannot forgive insensitive and downright offensive "management" not bothering to even look around the dining room, where every other diner had fled! I can't accept condescending rudeness and an 'attitude' that was totally unacceptable. I didn't choose to sit next to this family, it's not my place to speak to the parents; all the other people at their table repeatedly told dad and his child to quiet down. Yet the "manager" basically told us to take a hike. We immediately left.

So, if you want to visit the bar, enjoy drinks and some mussels in the evening in the company of adults, this place is always a good choice. Sit at a table at your own risk! After today, I'll never do so again.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time spent with good friends and Waterzooi was a complement with the best selection of mussels and belgiums galore like we never had before.

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ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, excellent service, excellent time. As usual it was a great experience. The restaurant is consistently outstanding.

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