Waterzooi - Garden City
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Maine Lobster, Watercress Salad, Pommes Frites
Pernod Crème Fraîche, Chives
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
duvel cocktail sauce
Everything was delicious and service was excellent considering how busy it was! Will definitely be back soon
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.
Our pot of mussels were both delicious & generous!
We would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Excellent waiter and food exceptional.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great food! Really enjoyed the mussels. Many different options!!!
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.
Amazing food… mussels are incredible fresh
Great night dining. The service and food were great.
Seated outside and the table next to us was very very loud. Food was great but a bit on the pricey side.
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.
The food, service and atmosphere was amazing as always! We love Waterzooi. One of our favorite restaurants!
Waterzooi has become our go to restaurant for mussels
. Always consistently good. Mussels pots gigantic portion. Easily enough for 2.
Seafood dishes are amazing. Mussels are great. Oysters excellent.
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
Heard so many good things about this restaurant was excited to try wasn't impressed. It was ok. Service and food was average
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.
Everything was delicious! Service was excellent. Always a great meal!
Great place to eat
Food was excellent
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.
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.
My first visit. Food was average but only if you like seafood. Decent meal.
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
Food was delicious & our server, Lisa was great. Loving the outdoor space/setup.
Great food and very attentive staff. One of our favorites!
Fun family gathering!
Overall It’s was ok. Sea bass was a tad bland and needed more flavor. Oysters were ok.
Love the food and place. Been coming here for years but service was slow this time. I’ll be back and hopefully quicker service
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.
They serve mussels but you can’t get any kind of pasta with it . They give French fries instead 🙉
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.
All around great place!
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.
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.
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.
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.