Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

4.5
1698 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Belgian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Belgian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12-3:30
Brunch: Saturday 12-3:30 and Sunday 11-3:30
Dinner: Monday-Wednesday 5-10, Thursday-Saturday 5-11, Sunday 4-9
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Phone number
(516) 877-2177
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ed Davis
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stewart Ave
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Parking details
Parking is located in a lot behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Within walking distance of the LIRR Garden City train station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

What 1698 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food paired with with perfect wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Birthday for my 13 year old son

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good for Oyster lovers, shell food such as Mussel in Lobster sauce is good

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MC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place and delicious food! Always want to go here.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Waterzooi is amazing! Never disappointed

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EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner here with my husband on a Friday night. Lovely place with some very delicious food, and an outstanding beer selection. We enjoyed the lobster croquettes, Korean short ribs and of course we had to try the mussels. Service was attentive, noise level is a bit loud but over all a pleasant experience .

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the Peconic Bat scallops, and they were just superb! The fresh mozzarella appetizer was wonderful. Our server,Louis, was very attentive. My dining partner had the carbonate flambade and that was spectacular! It was a special dining experience!

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best mussels anywhere. We shared a pot and a dessert. It was delicious

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious.. service was great. Best mussel pit on LI

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oysters are fresh with a good selection of east and west coast. Appetizers were very good. Biggest pot of mussels with about a pound of lox on top.
Service was great and the drinks were strong.

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WS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, service was great, a little too noisy, but ok, had a great time

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c
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very good mussels - small beers for the price and way too loud

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EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mussels were just ok. Calmari good. Wine good. Sat in circular booth, comfortable.

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PM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was under par. Waiter insisted we get a dessert because we were celebrating both our birthdays (after we declined) and then he charged us for it.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

went for restaurant week , was amazing, best gnocchi appetizer, outstanding mussels, took home plenty of leftovers

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H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There's a prix-fixe and regular menu, lots to choose from.
I love mussels, perfectly cooked in your choice of broth, with shrimp and lobster this dish is fantastic.
There are many interesting Belgian beers, and the service is excellent.

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JF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was horrible. We were rushed. Everything is clearly pre cooked and reheated to orders. Terrible!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My favorite place to have mussels!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was Restaurant week. Choices were great and just as good as on previous visits.

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always outstanding! Mussel Pots the best choice.

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h
Atlantic City
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food &service very good. Noise level pretty high - not good for conversation. Excellent value for restaurant week.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience!

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D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go with a group so you can try different kinds of mussels. We celebrated my son's birthday and it happened to be restaurant week. For $29.95, you get a choice of appetizer, a full mussel pot and a choice of dessert. The 5 of us shared 4 different mussel pots - my favorites were the Calabrian & Thai - but they were all delicious. The gnocchi appetizer was so good too. Some in our group shared some oysters which they enjoyed. Our waiter was great, such a nice guy. This is a fun and energetic place with delicious food!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved this place. The food was amazing, and the service was top notch. If you are a Belgian Beer lover - this is your place. The beer menu is outstanding. We will be coming back here.

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is phenomenal and I would go everyday if I could! The mussel pots are the draw here and I have had every choice on the menu. All are great, but my favorite is the Paella Pot.
Since this is a Belgian style restaurant, of course their beer selection is incredible, with assortments that rival most craft breweries.
Highly Recommend this place!

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and serivce. I definitely want to go back ad try more food.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What an awesome restaurant. Great food, Great Service. Great Beer list. Love it!

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good. Our server was great. She was friendly and nice.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but restaurant is very loud and it wasn’t even that crowded but still too loud. Hard to carry on a conversation.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brutally consistent in a very good way. Food is always great and there is not a better beer menu on LI.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding though a little loud

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the mussels bowls
We had three different sauce/soup preparations-each was wonderful
Extensive menu Will go back to try some other seafood

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Waterzooi for Brunch on Sunday October 21st. Everything was delicious from the oysters and the mussel pot as well as our entrees. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with the menu. Love coming here! Everytime is a great experience!

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a few friends. Hadn’t been in awhile. Glad to go again. Can’t wait for the next time!

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious!!
Would definitely recommend waterzooi to everyone !

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c
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and went to waterzooi to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The food was amazing. We had never been there before and our waiter made some great suggestions. All the food was delicious. The beer suggestions were great too. We will definitely be back.

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TO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great server Steve . The food was amazing and more than enough to take home .

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Usually the service in Waterzooi is very good, specially if you are sitting at the bar. The service last Saturday was really bad. They were in a rush and brought the appetizer and main course at the same time.

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BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level prevented conversation across the table

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is always tasty but service has gone way downhill.

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