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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

4.6
1525 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Belgian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1525 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The food here is usually good, that being said , I ordered the French onion soup for a light lunch. It had to be the worst French onion soup I have ever had. The charred flavor on the cheese would have been more suited on a steak. And the onions seem to have been in the soup for goodness knows how long. However I have to say the ham and cheese on baguette was pretty good.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Their mussel pots are why we go, they are delicious. But the noise level is extremely high and it is very difficult to hold a conversation.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant and menu.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very delicious meal and quite original. Excellent service as well. The noise level goes from moderate to very loud so be sure to ask for a patio or corner table if you want even normal volume.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant. The food is always outstanding. Great service as usual. Well organized restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A winner everytime! We fully enjoyed ourselves. Great food and and service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Waterzooi is consistently good with spectacular service and awesome mussels. Its just too noisy to hold a conversation without yelling!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The restaurant was overall very good with good service. However, didn’t like the fact that the staff cleaning up made us feel like we needed to get out after we had our dessert with coffee. It felt very uncomfortable after repeating indirectly being push to finish our meals and our dessert so they can clean up. It wasn’t even pack that they needed our table. We sent well over $200. So that said it is the first time and more than likely the last for us.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing service. Beautiful ambiance and delicious food. Make sure you order their cocktail specials and check out their pre fixed dinner menus. Their mussels are incredible!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Went there with the hype that food was absolutely amazing blah blah blah but to be honest the hype killed the experience. The lobster Mac barely had truffle and the Wellington burger was good but just another burger. It wasn’t a bad meal just wouldn’t run back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service. Greatest food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Impeccable, as always. Reserve early. Service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. This time we had oysters, salad, bouillabaisse mussels and the waffle for dessert. Guggenheim Malbec 2015 was perfect. The food is always remarkable. Truly a gem! Beware, it is noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love this place! Service and food is always great. Portions of mussel pots are over the top. Great family dining and good menu selection. A definite thumbs up!!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The mussels were small and the Calabrian sauce was relatively tasteless

We have been enjoying Waterzooi for years and this is the first time we have been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food everytime I eat here the food gets better and better!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great time

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went here on Easter Sunday and had a wonderful meal. Started with oysters and onion soup. Two in our party had mussels and the others had steak and short ribs. All of our meals were cooked perfectly and were delicious. Our server (I forgot his name) was friendly and attentive as well as the other servers who brought our food out and also replaced the mussel shell bowls. My aunt looks forward to coming here every time she comes to visit us. A very memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always happy here. The mussels are awesome and the service is always great

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

For a restaurant specializing in mussels, the mussels r not up to par.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Mussels, mussels, mussels! There's no reason to order them anyplace else. If you want the best mussels, go to Waterzooi!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always a great meal

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Happy Hour Oysters
Best deal year round GREAT
Muscles galore every variety is excekkent

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, good service, would definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food but super loud.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent tap bear! Mussels are the best. Also food for brunch!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I've been before and it didn't disappoint. The food is excellent. We had the mussels, of course. But what really stood out this time was the service. Our waitress was excellent. Attentive but not hovering; water glasses were kept filled and mussel shells whisked away promptly. The only slight negative is the tables are REALLY close together and the noise level can be a problem. But I'll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Came for mothers birthday and was pleasantly surprised.
The food was yummy and the server was friendly and knowledgeable.
Definitely would recommend and would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

resv on time. food delicious! plenty to eat and even take home! will definitely come back

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I took my wife here for our special 12 yr wedding anniversary dinner.

The marketing on their website and the reality of the interior of this place are two different things. It not that fancy. But their prices are on the higher end. I was disappointed by the places vibe. The water glasses were dirty and stuff was floating in the water...

I got one of their Waterzooi Moules Pot and the lobster in it was way overcooked, like rubber.

I don't think we'll be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great experience. Louis was a great waiter

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Sat in the bar. Waiter was not attentive. They had several meat specials. Asked if they had a vegetarian option or were open for substitution. After a 5+ minute wait, the waiter said no. I did up ordering a fondue and sautéed mushrooms. The fondue was served lukewarm with a small candle underneath that did not keep the cheese hot. It was very sweet which the menu did not indicate. I asked the waiter to heat up the fondue and I was given a new dish that was also cold. Again, I must have waited over 5 minutes for them to bring our the warmed fondue. I was excited to go to this restaurant and left disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As usual the food was the star. We started with the fondue and moved on to the steak . A nice bottles of Cabernet and an unbelievable chocolate cake. My wife and I eat here quite often and everything we have had has been outstanding. The mussel pots here are incredible .

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Best mussels ever with great fries and a wonderful Belgian chocolate dessert The wait staff was attentive and well trained The food arrived quickly and the bar SAuvignon Blanc was excellent

Looking forward to a return visit

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent selection of beers and cocktails. The mussel pots are a must especially Thai and Oreganata

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It’s very crowded and loud
The food is delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I came to Waterzooi with high expectations and they were met. The food was fresh and the service was fast and efficient. I will be coming back again for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Lively Atmosphere
Excellent service by Brook
Cuisine left us looking forward to our return
Diverse menu and specials
Even the crowd was friendly & engaging
Would definitely check it out!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Parking is easy with a huge free parking lot right outside. Nice section of food offering entrees, burgers, and salads. Huge selection of mussel and drive entrees. Great selection of beers. Food is consistently good. Wait Service is warm, friendly and efficient without being overhearing. A favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This Place always aims to please.. The food, the beer selection, and ambiance ALWAYS a Winner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The noice level is high. It is difficult to communicate

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