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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.
Garden City, NY 11530
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
$31 to $50
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Parking is located in a lot behind the restaurant.
Within walking distance of the LIRR Garden City train station.
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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