Waterzooi - Garden City

4.6
2460 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 2460 people are saying
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THERESA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat
Relaxed atmosphere
Food was excellent

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vipCharlesP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
32 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
15 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.

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krezz
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and ambience, Waterzooi is one of the top restaurants around. If you like mussels, this is the place for you. The lobster mac and cheese is also to die for.

JB
JB007
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place. Food was outstanding. Decor needs a facelift. Service was excellent. Noise level was in the level of shooting at each other at the table. I would definitely go back. The food is THAT good.

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BenC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience1

I felt the ambiance needed some work. I stayed under the awning and since this is their usual outdoor space I expected more than what was presented. The space was quiet but the setting felt bland. I would recommend a candle or something else on the table to bring some ambiance. The full outdoor space was way nicer with much more attention to detail. I wish the existing space also had such attention to detail. Service was wonderful and food was great. We will be back.

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herb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating - well spaced and comfortable -

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viptable42
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Totally enjoyed another delicious meal at Waterzooi. I will definitely be back.

JD
JohnDoe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is nice and the service was good. The French fries were the best part of the meal. The avocado toast with fried egg was too mushy and lacked texture. The steak was dry, as well. I wish I could give them 5 stars just based on the service and restaurant interior.

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vipJoelle
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for brunch with friends on a Sunday and we sat outside on the cute patio. The weather was perfect, service was great and the food was to-die-for! We got the mussel pot (oreganata), lobster roll, French toast, and artichoke dip… everything was delish!

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MaryAnnT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterzooi has it all.........so enjoyed the fresh oysters and moules!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance…everything is top notch at Waterzooi. Loved how it was loud and busy, yet easily quiet enough to feel like it’s empty. Amazing establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was very kind and attentive, lucky 13 oysters were great, charcuterie board was also very good, watercress salad was good but could’ve used some dressing. Wellington burger was great, the Kim chicken was good but a little dry, our martinis were also good and the creme brûlée was FANTASTIC

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mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

one of favs fell short. i hope it was a one off.

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josev
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Burger and lobster mac and cheese are always good here .

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EPPP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Loud environment. Bread was stale and on cool side. Service otherwise was great.

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MichaelG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Give our waitress Sara a raise! Second great experience with her!!

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vipfoodie
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first post-Covid visit and it could not have been better. There was always a small outside patio, however there is now expanded, covered outdoor dining- great setup. Food great as always. Will return soon!

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OpenTableDiner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best lunch outside with Max. He was helpful and accommodating and had the best recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is amazing and the mussels and frites were delicious. This is definitely on my go to list of restaurants.

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LillianJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and Skye, our waitress, was awesome, as well as, the rest of the servers and wait staff. Very polite and professional. Had a delightful lunch.

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viptbone
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every bite, as expected. Mussels superb, lobster roll outstanding, fries too! Cannot miss on any item. Kristen our server and drinks too were terrific.

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vipCharlesP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mussels.. outstanding beer selection great service pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I arrived with my date 10 minutes early for our reservation and were immediately seated! The food was amazing! Two pots of mussels, the pate was delicious and the lobster balls (deep fried) really good. Price was a little high but the food service and surroundings made it worth it

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Rose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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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 2460 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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