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

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (36)
Great Beer (35)
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Casual (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (24)
Fun (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved every minute of our dinner!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and great food. Enjoy their burgers

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 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 !!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good service and food . A little loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Quick dinner with my boys. Very enjoyable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The Thai mussel pot is delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent restaurant week menu !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Everything was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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 !

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Cutlery, glasses, tables, bathroom could be “cleaner” -literally

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place, loved their Thai mussels and lobster bisque. My fiance loves their ñoqui. This place is great every time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waterzooi always provides a quality dining experience service was very good as usual. Best mussels/moules pots on Long Island. Great collection of beers.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to lunch with friends and family. Very underwhelming. Fries were flabby. Egg omelette was overdone. My guests french toast looked overdone as well. In short, very poor. There is nothing to recommend based on my visit.

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