Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

4.6
1628 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Belgian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
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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Gift Card
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 1628 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food is good but noise level deafening. Cannot hear your table mates. Everyone shouting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and drink!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

great drinks, wish there were more sours on tap but you are here for the mussels

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated my husband’s milestone birthday at the restaurant with our family. I called in advance requesting an attentive server. We got a great table, a wonderful server and delicious food. The oysters were so fresh and such a diverse variety to pick from. Everybody in our group was pleased with their dishes especially their mussels pot entrees. The ribeye and the lobster Mac n Cheese appetizer was so yummy. Everything was perfect! Definitely will come back. Highly recommend it for a fun night.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Best mussels on Long Island

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Amazing service. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made amazing recommendations. I had the mahi mahi specialty tacos and they were amazing. Also ordered oysters and they were extremely fresh and fairly priced. Will definitely be coming here again!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great place and the outdoor seating was very fun !

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Something changed at Waterzooi. I am not sure who or what, but the food quality was not good.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food was excellent but service was nothing short of outstanding. Bravo!

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Waterszooi has been my favorite restaurant for years. It was surprising and incredibly disappointing to experience the awful service during this visit. The bartender and server were both rude and unhelpful and we felt very rushed. The food was excellent as always but I am so sad that the historically stellar service has deteriorated so drastically.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

If you like seafood, and specifically shellfish, this is your place to go.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I've eaten at Waterzooi many times and I am never disappointed. Their Moules Frites are the best in NY and their beer and wine choices are reasonable and very good.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I have been coming to Waterzooi for many, many years, and it is always consistently good. The brunch menu is large and somewhat unique with the mussels. Clever drinks to go along with it and great desserts. Definitely a place to go back to.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

One of my favorite places on long island.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

great time . very noisy and expensive. will still go there

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My boyfriend and I decided to come here for our 6-month anniversary dinner and it was so delicious! The food was amazing and our waiter was so knowledgeable and friendly! If it were a little less pricey and a little quieter inside I’d eat there every day! So yummy!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We’ve been here many times in the past and Waterzooi continues to be a pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Awesome time!

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1.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Just a great place to celebrate . Had 10 people and the night was a 10 !

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great restaurant. The food was creative and delicious. the mussels were perfect and abundant. The waiter was very knowledgeable and guided us to some great choices for beer and wine.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I come for the mussel pots and fries! The one with the lobster is my favorite but there are many to pick from. We sat outside on their patio this time which was really nice but the inside is great too.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Accommodated us as a late reservation. Very good food great service great drinks 👍👍

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Waterzooi is a great spot. Food.may not be what it was when they opened but name a restaurant that doesnt happen to. Place is still great and well worth a trip.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Consistently great Food & Service.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I’ve been here many times with family and friends and it never disappoints. The best mussels options- personal fave is Thai. We’ve tried many other entrees and they’re always good and the desserts are amazing! And so many beer options!! My only problem ever is the noise level. I wish something could be done about that.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great service, good food.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Waterzooi was my sons idea of a place to celebrate my 55th birthday. We were all pleasantly surprised with the food quality and taste.
We love oysters and were able to enjoy many different kinds. The steaks were also exceptional and tun a tartare.
The beer selection is also a treat.
This is a place I would like to come again.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great place. Especially if you like beer.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Elliana was amazing

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

best fries on Long Island and lobster cocktail outstanding

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food is always great. Service always attentive. Our server Steve could not have been better. We will ask to be seated at one of his tables whenever we dine there in the future.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Something for everyone on the menu. Our server was outstanding. Jessica was knowledgable on the wine list and vast menu of beers. Food was delicious. Oysters were fresh. Ambience was fun and energetic.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Known for their mussels, Waterzooi doesn't disappoint. However, the restaurant was loud. We went on a hot summer evening for dinner and the air conditioning was totally inadequate. We were quite hot and uncomfortable and it had a negative impact on the evening. I will not return until the weather cools.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was excellent. Our waiter was both attentive and well informed. I enjoyed the wine pairing dinner and my husband couldn't talk highly enough about the quality of the seafood. We highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

If you don’t eat mussels, this may not be the place for you.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always great but very noisy

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wonder dinner with my girlfriend. We ordered the Island Creek oysters, crab cocktail, lobster mac&cheese, and Provençal pot. Everything was spectacular. The oysters were my favorite, but the lobster mac was one of the best I’ve ever had. Look forward to my next visit and trying another mussel pot!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Only thing the put a damper on the experience was a VERY loud, continually screaming child. Not the restaurant's fault or the child's for that matter; parents did nothing to get the child to quiet down. Parents should know better.

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