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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Great Beer (28)
Special Occasion (26)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fun (13)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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·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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Farmhouse ale pot of mussels the best in NY. Drove from StAten Island to Garden City to eat this delicious dish. And Sunday - Wednesday there is a $29 3 course special.
All I can say is “so yummy”

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

A Garden City GEM

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

Though the food was very good, the noise level in the place was deafening. Don't go there expecting to have a nice dinner conversation. The noise was so loud, that everyone had to shout in order to be heard. I came out there with a sore thorat and ringing in my ears. Not a place to relax and have a nice quiet dinner! I will not be returning, unless I invest in a pair of ear plugs first!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was not a huge muscle fan until recently. I started going here a few months ago (have been to their sister restaurant Novita (next door) a number of times. Since I went to Waterzooi a few months ago, I have been back several times. We have turned others on tonit, and whoever we bring there, loves it! The muscles in lobster sauce is unbelievable- You have to finish off the bisque with a spoon. We always get those muscles with a shrimp topper-(they come with French fries and aioli sauce), and Brussels sprouts. 1 order of muscles can feed 2-3 people depending on if you get any apps. Everything is delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always great food and attentive service. But very noisy. Not the place to have a quiet conversation. Amazing fries.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The mussels were the best I ever had. Great beer selection and service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very enjoyable!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Way too loud for conversation! Diners speaking loudly to be heard

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love this place! I've been coming to Waterzooi for years and I've never gotten tired of it! I always enjoying going with others so we can share the different dishes and trying the different beers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love the menu. The service is good and you are never rushed out. Great place to meet friends.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went here for a friends Birthday dinner and reserved a table for 7. The staff were very accomodating and we had a fun table. The ambience was warm, energetic and fun. Staff were good, although we probably had to ask for a serving spoon a few times and our waitress got a drink order wrong. Nothing terrible, but why I wouldn't rate them as "very good". The food was good - nothing over the top. The appetizer shrimp cocktail for $$$ surprisingly came with only 4 shrimp, so we were a little surprised about that. My salad was average and others that ordered the shelfish enjoyed their meals. Overall, great location and vibe. The food was a little pricey for what we got, but nothing we weren't expecting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Mussels were great as well as ahi tuna. Grilled meats were mediocre as well as desserts and coffee was terrible. Needs acoustic paneling to help with the noise and ambiance. Service was outstanding.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Thank you Waterzooi for a delightful Holiday Celebration for our staff! The food was absolutely delicious!! The mussels & oysters were off the chart - not to mention the Belgian beer and chocolate cake dessert! If you are Foodie this place is a must on your list

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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