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About Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

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.

850 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Belgian, European

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

Cross Street:
Stewart Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 877-2177

Website:
http://www.waterzooi.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
Parking is located in a lot behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Within walking distance of the LIRR Garden City train station.

Executive Chef:
Ed Davis

Additional:
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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Details
Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:15PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Romantic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service great food

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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome service. Did not have to wait. We had reservations and as soon as we walked-in we were acknowledged and got seated. Food of course was excellent as always. This was our 4th time at Waterzooi and we had not been disappointed yet.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The brunch was excellent and certainly worth going for. We had the lobster eggs Benedict and it was as good or better than any we have had. Nice right size chunks of lobster, toasted muffin and warm hollandaise sauce. It was served with french fries, and although very good I think they should have offered a more breakfast type potato like home fried or hash brown. The basket of breads and muffins is a very nice touch. The restaurant itself is very nicely appointed and comfortable. We will come back for dinner, the menu looks very inviting. A bit pricey but at least the food does not disappoint.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The ambiance is terrific.The restuarant is fun.The service was outstanding.The portions are large.A pot of mussels and one appetizer was enough food for two of us to share.That makes the price very reasonable.The mussel pot combinations are creative and fun.There is a huge variety of beers on tap .The restaurant is primarily seafood but one of our group ate Short Ribs which were delicious.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another wonderful meal! Thanks!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was ok, didn’t live up to the hype. Very expensive. Food not worth the price.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always good for mussels!! Great service too. Food is always consistently delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The thing that stood out the most was they didn't rush us. We were able to have a relaxed conversation. the staff was friendly and attentive.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is a good place to gather with love ones or family and friend. The bar although tight, is the place to be after a long day at work. The food is good and enough to satisfy a big appetite. This was our second time there for a birthday celebration. Funny enough we end up seating at the same spot we had the first time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Went for lunch. Food was not as good as usual (although I've never been for lunch before). Service was very inattentive. Always love the ambiance. I will chalk it up to it being an off day. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was delicious! Attentive waiter great service!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and the service was terrific. The noise level was unbearable. Something should be done about the acoustics in the entire resturaunt. Otherwise like I said.. the food tasted great and our server was terrific.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The restaurant is a worthwhile experience. My only complaint is the noise level. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Waterzooi is always amazing. The food is UNBELIEVABLE. The wait staff has a constant turn around. I frequent there and always see different waiters and waitresses. The girl we had this time was very unfriendly. We had asked to pay extra for the mussels that weren't on the Restaurant week special (normally they are on a mussel mania special with an extra charge) instead of asking the manager (we were willing to pay the $15) she said no, and kept saying no without even letting us finish out sentence. Isn't the point of Restaurant week to get people to try things at a deal and come back into the restaurant. I mean i've been there but if that were my first time and that was my waitresses response or tone i would probably never come back .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was a lovely meal followed by wonderful service and ambience. I have been here many times and I brought family to experience this place with me and they truly enjoyed. Will continue to come due to its impeccable food and service. I would recommend for those who like Mac and cheese to try the lobster Mac and cheese, delish! Also, if your in the mood for fall flavors the sweet potato gnocchi is the way to go and the Wellington burger if you enjoy truffles, spit on. Not to mention the dessert. No complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food is so sub-grade. Our pot of Mussels came out so dry like it was sitting under the heat lamps. Shrimp was over cooks no flavor. My beef dish was drowning in sauce and over salted. Chicken was over cooked as well. It was the most embarrassing business meal. The entire kitchen staff should be fired as well as the expediter who is allowing there over priced food menu to even be served. Let’s see if I even get a response. I’m out to dinner approximately 3 times a week all types of Resturant. Again this Resturant is overprice sub-grade food....

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best see food
Clean and good service
Ber is very good
fast service

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Last time we were here, the noise wasn't as overwhelming as it was last Saturday. I also recall the paella having more than mussels and a token clam or two- and where was the rice?? Not an enjoyable experience for any of the 6 of us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delicious, the muscles are a favorite ! Room a bit noisy , problem with issuing an American Express gift guard . Will be back again 😊👍🏻

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful meal, excellent menu offerings and courteous, efficient service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal, great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent, fresh mussels. Restaurant very noisy & difficult to hear your friends at table. Service very good.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My boyfriend birthday. It was awesome

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Visiting family

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro exceeded expectations in several areas. The service from our waitress Stephanie, to the bus guys, to the staff that sits you was simply great! Our food was very good to even better. The menu is quite varied and seems to aim to please a large variety of visitors. Once the food is ordered it is brought to the table very rapidly, nice and well prepared, ready to be consumed. It was a very good experience overall. This is not a chi-chi place where the accent is placed on the surroundings. The location in Garden City is in a well heeled area but there is plenty of value for your $. The place is well run and the staff knows what they are doing. Go there, you will like it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We go here roughly once a year for special occassions. They never disappoint. Food is always good and the service is, as well. Host and hostesses always there with a smile. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently delicious food.. mussel pots especially of course.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I thought the mussels were overcooked and was disappointed. The salmon we ordered was so bland and we had to add a ton of salt. Just mediocre pricy food. Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Date night with the wifey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A wonderful time and service. Food tastes amazing

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food serice and overall everything was fantastic. Its a great plac to get together.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Overall decent experience. Mussels were good and portions were good. The appetizer was ok. Service was slow in the beginning. We were sitting for awhile before our server came over. Would go back, but am in no hurry to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great Food as always with an amazing selection of beers. Would return in a heartbeat

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Awesome as always. Would love a red blend on happy hour menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Usually go for muscles but the bistro burger is my new favorite

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good...mussels weren't as yummy as in the past....menu is pretty much the same over the past decade. If you go during prime time, be prepared for a deafening cacophony of sound in the main room. The bar area is much quieter. Overall given the lack of change and higher prices, I rated it a value of three stars but it's still a very decent place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Prior to going I heard a lot of great things. I thought it was good, but not as good as it was hyped up to be. My husband and I are always up to try new places and budget typically isn't a concern. The mussel pot was very tasty. Our meals were only somewhat good, not great and not worth the price. And the service was just decent.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food. Great service. Incredibly varied choices. Always special. Weird name.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My wife and I Lobe this place. We order a mussel pot and had a Spinach artichoke crabmeat dip for app. We also shared a French onion soup. The food is amazing and we always enough to bring home for lunch the next day. I would definitely recommend this place for dinner.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic
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