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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

4.6
1522 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 1522 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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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a most enjoyable meal with excellent service.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing meal as always. The farmhouse mussels have become my favorite. Be sure to save some bread to dip in the broth!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went to Waterzooi for a Birthday Celebration with the Family. The Family tremendously enjoyed their meal. Waterzooi is a very energetic place numerous conversation going at the same time, people definitely enjoying each others company. If you are into Belgian Beer I highly recommend Waterzooi.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very loud.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved every minute of our dinner!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food. Waiter tried to upsell me the whole time though.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service. It can get pretty loud so conversation can be a bit challenging at times. The mussel buckets are generously sized and always really fresh. Prices are reasonable yet a bit on the high side. It’s proved to be a good choice over the years.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went there for Valentines Day. The food was excellent, the waiter was very competent and professional. We enjoyed the dinner thoroughly.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I’ve been here many times. The food and service is excellent. The mussels are amazingly delicious. The only reasonable I gave it 4 stars overall is because they need to change their bread and butter service. Bread should be served warm and butter should be soft to spread. They serve cold bread and cold, solid butter.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and great food. Enjoy their burgers

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Table service was Great (Chris), ordered a special (pork loin) dry , I was disappointed.
However, the ambiance and vibe at Waterzooi is great, bar is fun and friendly.

Overall we had a great time !!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Good service and food . A little loud

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Quick dinner with my boys. Very enjoyable

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The Thai mussel pot is delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food - only drawback is the noise. It is hard to have a conversation.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had the Artichoke Dip (very good), the Baked Escargot (underwhelming) and the Bouillabaisse Mussels (good). The prices of the appetizers are very expensive. At 9PM on a Saturday night it is LOUD!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We ordered two mussel pots and short ribs. The food came out almost immediately in 7-10 minutes. The mussels on top of the pots were not warm. Short ribs was also not warm at all. After eating for a few minutes, we noticed that all the mussel pots were getting served hot with steam coming out of the pots. It looks like we were served food that was either prepared ahead of time and left on the counter. Half through out meal, another waiter mistakenly brought over two pots thinking that we had ordered it. The waiter took them back. Not a good way to serve customer’s food and we were there to celebrate our daugjter’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was amazing, food, service, atmosphere. Definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The mussels were outstanding and we loved the dessert! Our sever was very attentive!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Got there on time...Table was ready....Greeted warmly. Our sever Steve was fantastic. He was nice, smiling, outgoing and made us feel at home totally.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent restaurant week menu !

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We partook of the special Long Island Restaurant Week promotion this restaurant was offering. We found the selections to be very good. The food is good and the portions were excellent. Making for a good value. Our server was outstanding.

Our only complaint is that the tables are very close together so there is no privacy and the noise might be a problem for some.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

A group of friends and I went for Restaurant week. Food was quite good and the portion size was generous. Some restaurants shrink their portions for Restaurant week but not Waterzooi. I enjoyed my Mussel Pot and the Apple Cobbler was quite tasty. The server was very efficient. he was actually too efficient. We felt he was rushing us and he wasnt especially friendly..

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Consistently good food and service! My only complaint, and it's minor, is that it gets very loud at peak times.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything is great except the noise level—unable to have conversation

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The short rib was outstanding, as was the bread pudding dessert. I’ve been hear a few times but usually have the mussels which are always great. This was the first time I had an entree other than mussels and it was equally as good. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We have been coming to Waterzooi for many years and although there have been ups and downs with the service, Thursday evening was great. Our server was spot on with everything and the food was amazing. We will continue to come back for many more years.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Our server Gina was amazing, very attentive and fun. The escargot was delicious (I tried it for the first time), the sweet potato gnocchi was also very good. Definitely a great value for RW and we will be returning!

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Parking was troublesome, noise level was high, lacked dinner music, prices were a bit high overall. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and there were no issues with reservations or wait time.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Mussels were great, service great. Noise level the only negative.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Everything was great.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food! Great beers! Waterzooi is fantastic! Great for a date night or girls night out!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food. Biggest pot of mussels I have ever seen and they were outstanding. Went for restaurant week and they certainly did not skimp on quality or quantity. Can't wait to go back and don't know why it took so long to get there in the first place. I definitely was missing out all this time.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Too noisy. Food very good. Lobster croquette had no lobster taste. Also portion skimpy, only one small round ball, not worth the money. Mussels very good, short ribs ok, escargot very good. Desserts good.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

It put a damper on the meal that I couldn’t hear the two people I was dining with although I was sitting between them. The mussels were very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was great! Food was delicious! What more do I have to say?

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

best mussels around. you'll never order them from any other restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Another awesome dinner. Service was excellent. I can't remember our servers name but he was a tall guy. We were sitting in the dining room and he was awesome !The dessert special chocolate cheesecake with brownie pieces was outstanding. Waterzooi never disappoints !

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The homard pot is still one of my favorite meals!!! Always delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Although I was all set to order Belgian waffles as an entree (BTW: they only have one waffle in a dessert choice), I was very satisfied with my choice of mussels and Thai sauce. My friend got the paella mussels - both were fresh and servings were very generous. Potential for noisiness although we enjoyed a very nice dinng/service experience having dinner at 5:15p. Free parking and conveinet location in decent area. Neither of us had been here before - but we will be back!

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