Waterzooi - Garden City

4.6
2471 Reviews
$31 to $50
Belgian
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2471 people are saying
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vipJosh
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was excellent considering how busy it was! Will definitely be back soon

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Type1
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Across the room was a table of four, loud? Raucous & inebriated (not your fault- they arrived that way). This disturbed our ambience of peace/quiet after a long week of work. The food came out quickly and was hot.My leftovers were nicely packed up.

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LindaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our pot of mussels were both delicious & generous!

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NinaC50
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Excellent waiter and food exceptional.

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FrankN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want muscles for dinner this is the place to go. Hadn't been to Waterzooi in a few years and it hasn't changed still a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated outdoor which we wanted. However the table we at is not so good. The umbrella wasn’t big enough to cover our are, when the sun shine it got really hot. They also seems quite short on hand since there’s a party going on inside the restaurant, the lady behind us was waiting for her cup of tea more than 15 mins.

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maryanng
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last evening 10/8/21 we ordered the fried calamari (we love fried calamari), and it had a distinct fishy taste (not fresh), I also ordered it a few weeks ago and it had the same fishy taste, I thought that was just an isolated incident because we always order the fried calamari when we have dinner there and it has never tasted as if it weren't fresh, I am disappointed. I will not be ordering that again, or if I do, and recognize that "fishy taste, I will send it back.

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emily
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My s/o and I come here from time to time, a great date spot. The atmosphere is relaxed and somewhat romantic, though it can get pretty loud on a busy night. The mussels are incredible, served in a too humongous portion. Our server, Appalonia, is always excellent!

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JimO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The place was pretentious. The portions of mussels were gigantic. They encouraged taking home leftovers in doggie bags, though reheating seafood is not optimal. The dishes were very expensive. Smaller portions and more affordable prices would be preferable. The waitress immediately tried to oversell us, promoting the most expensive items on the menu.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Really enjoyed the mussels. Many different options!!!

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VanHalenGal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Appalonia was very sweet. We enjoyed our time there but things were definitely lacking in the service department. At the start, we were not provided with plates, napkins, or utensils - so when our appetizer arrived and no waitress was around - we walked over to another pre-set table to grab our own plates, utensils, and napkins. The wine was served in a glass that was dirty (something dried and crusty was on the outside of the glass), but the waitress was great and gave a new glass upon request, just something we noted. The food was delicious, but I don't know if we'll return. It's much different than the last time I went, something has changed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food… mussels are incredible fresh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night dining. The service and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated outside and the table next to us was very very loud. Food was great but a bit on the pricey side.

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josev
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food is always good here, this is my 5th time eating at Waterzoii. I can’t complain about the food but the last two visits we had one of the most rudest waiter I have ever had in my life. His demeanor is cold and made us feel like he didn’t want us there and he seemed to be rushing us. It is sad because the food is so great here but service and food should go hand in hand to make the place an amazing experience.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was amazing as always! We love Waterzooi. One of our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waterzooi has become our go to restaurant for mussels
. Always consistently good. Mussels pots gigantic portion. Easily enough for 2.

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vipLoyolaboy
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seafood dishes are amazing. Mussels are great. Oysters excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Well basically we had our mussels come out with our entrees, so our entrees sat to the side and got cold, aside from the fact they overcooked my lobster twice. My wife and I were excited about coming here but after our experience will never go back. We were servers in our past and it was a disappointment to know they saw certain things that were wrong with timing and didn’t even address it. They did take my dinner off the bill but I didn’t go out to get a free meal I wanted a excellent one would have settled for good

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vipCecY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Heard so many good things about this restaurant was excited to try wasn't impressed. It was ok. Service and food was average

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vipLance
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food is always very good and was again. We had several service glitches which the manager acknowledged and addressed appropriately relative to our bill. We’ll go back again.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Service was excellent. Always a great meal!

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THERESA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat
Relaxed atmosphere
Food was excellent

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vipCharlesP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mussel's are always the highlight at this place and for the most part they deliver although the last few time we've eaten them they were on the sandy side. $12 bucks for a small beer is a rip off. For that money you should get a big glass and not a tease. The St. lewis ribs are outstanding and the frites are delicious. Service is great.

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FLXCindy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mussel pot was awesome! Pasta with squid ink was great. Lemon sole was so so. Our waitress made it seem like taking our order was a burden.

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vipGeorgio
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My first visit. Food was average but only if you like seafood. Decent meal.

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LindaC
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside so I really couldn’t tell you about the noise level but the service was outstanding and the food was good. Prices were a little high

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vipMelissa
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious & our server, Lisa was great. Loving the outdoor space/setup.

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chasda
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Buddy1207
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive staff. One of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun family gathering!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall It’s was ok. Sea bass was a tad bland and needed more flavor. Oysters were ok.

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vipRAC82
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the food and place. Been coming here for years but service was slow this time. I’ll be back and hopefully quicker service

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vipCelticProf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables are separated with plastic dividers. Food good as ever. Country pâté and house salad to start. Bistro burger/frites, huge portion of Fra Diablo and cheese fondue as entrees. Gelato and rich chocolate cake for dessert. Pleasant attentive waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They serve mussels but you can’t get any kind of pasta with it . They give French fries instead 🙉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Super loud, parked at a table by the front door for an anniversary dinner. The mussel pot was delicious, but so filling we didn’t order anything else. No fault of the restaurant it was SO GOOD, but it was so loud and lacked intimacy for the reason we specified the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great place!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The mussels as usual was delicious full of meat the lobster was tender along with the shrimp the service is impeccable they know how to run a business.

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ChristinaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

The food was very good. The service was very slow and the air conditioning was broken. It was very hot in there. Someone should have told us that before we sat down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

a restaurant that we frequent often but total let down for second time. Server was marginally disinterested and sloppy pouring leftovers mussels at table spilling it over table. i rarely don’t leave 20% tip but this was one of those rare occasions. Food was lackluster at best. for a $300 meal i expect more.

FAQs

Waterzooi - Garden City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 877-2177.

Waterzooi - Garden City is rated 4.6 stars by 2471 OpenTable diners.

Waterzooi - Garden City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://waterzooi.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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