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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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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (25)
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Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints! Very good food nice ambiance and super service. I will go again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Friends meeting for lunch was the occasion. The restaurant was surprisingly not very busy at around noon time but definitely picked up by 12:30. The cuisine is specific to Belgium, and when you stick with their specialties (mussels, french fries (!), Etc.) you won’t go wrong. Parking is easy in the back, the restaurant is nicely appointed & the bathrooms are clean. On the expensive side but definitely a pleasant afternoon.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took my daughter here at her request, for her birthday. I have worked down the street for years and have only had lunch here. The mussel pots were spectacular! We ordered three different pot, and all were delicious. The service was exceptional and I am definitely coming back here for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

What a great place/experience. Dishes that are certainly not mainstream but with tastes that delight the senses. I must have consumed a lb of bread soaking up all the sauces. The service was a 110%, and unfortunately so was the noise level. We were there late afternoon on a Sunday and it was a packed house. I can understand why and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brought a friend here for her birthday and service was outstanding. We were seated right away for our reservation, and taken care of exactly as requested. This was my second time eating there and it was just as great the second time around. The staff is also outstanding. She loved the food and was very impressed!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really enjoyed our time on Saturday night - as always! Great service and food. We were given a great table (I think because it was our anniversary?). Really lovely time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good. Our server was very attentive in a good way. It was a bit pricey for the food that was served. A pot of mussels does not command a $30 price tag.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

food is great, casual spot which is very very noisy

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Courteous staff, helpful recommdations on food items, generous portions, they seem to expect you to request a doggie bag. Food is excellent, especially the Belgian items, great desserts, good selection of beers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

as always, the food at waterzooi is great. never a disappointment.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was great! I was excited to bring my friends here because the food is amazing! They loved the menu, the food and the cocktails but the waiter was M.I.A. most of the time. What would have been a dinner that took an hour, took two because we could never find him. Not sure if it was because they may have been under staffed on a Monday night and it seemed busier than they had anticipated. Not Sure but over all my friends had a good time and would love to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waterzooi is never a disappointment! We come here for the Homard Mussel Pot (creamy lobster sauce with mussels and scallions) and the great beer! ((AMAZING!!))

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is AMAZING!!! I especially Love, love, love the mussels and fries with waterzooie’s unique mayonnaise. Waterzooi is one of our favorite restaurants. The staff is extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The food is superb! I would absolutely recommend visiting Waterzooi!!

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

I've been here before and enjoyed the delicious mussels. They were very tasty with tomatoes and herbs and wine. The paella mussel dish was interesting with the rice and a very modest amount of seafood on top of the mussels. The baby kale Casear salad was rather bland. I asked for anchovies which I usually have with this type of salad but they did not have it. We were very disappointed with the octopus appetizer. It was so tough that we asked for a steak knive to cut it. We let our server know that it was so tough and he asked if we wanted something else instead. I think he might have offered a dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service great food

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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