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Waterzooi - Garden City

4.6
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2223 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2223 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ling
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have accommodated the diners with clear pod-like tents that make me feel safe but not claustrophobic. The food was great as usual. Great service as usual.

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vipSunnieZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like Belgian beers here. Sitting in the bubbles feels safety.

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EricG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was nothing short of polite and professional, very friendly. The food was delicious and the ambience was very nice.

There was a very noisy group next to us and very obnoxious, yelling out obscenities. I did not want to disturb our 20 year anniversary so I said nothing. I did mention it to our waitress, in my opinion she should’ve said something to the manager as another option to moving our seats. However I do not hold her or the restaurant responsible for these idiots.

Overall we had a great time and looking forward to coming back.

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AJs1st
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and Brad was spot on. This is the second trip and both times the meals have been great.

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viplilmac
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at a table in the tent outside, and it was very comfortable. The lobster mac and cheese appetizer was the best we ever had, and the paella was delicious and enough for the two of us.

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MadeintheUK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The outside "igloos" are a nice touch. Since we are in Fall, and outside dining may be preferred by some during the pandemic, they may want to add some outdoor heaters to the area.
Lobster roll wasn't the best I've had and I found it a bit pricey. A more cost effective brunch would be nice.

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vipbert
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good mussels

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Since outdoor dining is preferable during the pandemic, heaters are needed in order to be comfortable outdoors as the weather is now turning colder.

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vipmolly4
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ed Davis did a great job adjusting to the COVID SITUATION.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time.

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JosephA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I made a reservation and waited 30 minutes with my date before taking a table in the lobby. Very lame.

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TimG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Honestly, one of our favorite places. The foie gras is back, which is surprisingly good here, and we always get fresh oysters and the the oreganato mussel pot. Beer selection is expansive, servers are helpful, personable. Zero issues. I went off the beaten path (for me) this time and ordered the NY strip + bone marrow, which was good, but honestly it's first and foremost a seafood place and really anything you order from that side of the menu is going to be good.

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OpentableDiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary , food and service were excellent , always recommend this place as one of my favorite restaurants on long island and i live about an hour away in eastern Suffolk, worth the drive!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pods. Good very good. Ambiance very nice.

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AnneK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely time. We were seated in the front, on franklin ave. Next time I would request the back. The food was very good, the lobster croquettes and shrimp cocktail started us off and then we had bouillase mussel pot. Our server was helpful and knowledgeable, but he was definitely busy and there were long stretches between our courses.

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LisaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Delicious food and an interesting menu. It was a nice experience.

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vipLOVEMYFOOD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

Everything was good BUT the girl maitre D was curt and seemed to play favorites. Would not go back

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Farious
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I had my reservation at Waterzooi for over three weeks. i went to dinner with one friend on Tuesday night. i was told that i could stay at my table for ONLY one hour. THAT IS RIDICULOUS - ON A TUESDAY NIGHT TO LIMIT ME TO ONE HOUR. If that is their policy, then that stinks and I would never go back or recommend this place. If that is a mistake by the hostess, then the staff is poorly trained and it needs to be corrected right away.

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serenitysue
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall a great experience and great food. Only recommendation is for a cleaner outdoor area and tables.

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ShirleyW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Scott was amazing! He was attentive and was very friendly! We were dining outdoors and they had the bubble tents. The bubble tents made the outdoor experience so much better and the ambiance was great! Will definitely come back and hopefully the bubble tents are still there!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Overall it was good. However; the chef is not accommodating at all. There aren’t ANY vegan options on the menu. Zooi needs to get with the times! I won’t be able to recommend to my friends or family bc of this.
We decided to sit at the bar. The lighting was too bright, but otherwise good. Our bartender was wonderful! and the chatty locals were a delight!

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vipBill2115
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Cold and preferred outdoor seating in back instead of franklin ave disappointed in homard mussel pot something missing for $42.00

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BiancaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No rush and very nice service!
We really enjoyed dining in the bubble on a sunny Saturday afternoon!

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vipnativenyer
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my daughter

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LovesGoodFood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was like a never ending pot of mussels. Perfect for sharing and just absolutely fresh and delicious.

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KathleenK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I love Waterzooi, but my sole was overcooked. Disappointing for the price paid. I didn’t tell the server because dinner was a treat and didn’t want to upset my MIL. Also the wait staff etc stood in the “hall” about 15 feet from our booth talking extremely loud. Everything echos in the area. We couldn’t hear each other speak at times. We will try again there but not happy with this visit.

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KimberlyR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a girlfriend a d it was a great time. We sat outside and were taken very good care of. I had the Lobster Bisque, which is amazing and then the Belgian Eggs Benedict. A great meal.

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vipLeighsaG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service are always wonderful at this location, it's just so cavernous and concrete that there's nowhere for the sound to go. Even at 50% capacity, it was so loud that it was almost impossible to hear the conversation at our own table. Still love it and the fondue mussels, and lobster roll were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!

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vipOprahny
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space we were celebrating a special birthday with friends and had a very nice night.

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SammyJo
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was amazing and very attentive. We were running late to a paint and sip class and when we asked for the food to be wrapped up she made sure it was done quickly. The food was amazing, we even enjoyed it after reheating it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, food was amazing, service was excellent, over all 5 stars I would say

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vipStephanie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fell in love with the spicy ahi tuna tartare so I came back twice in a week! Attentive bartenders John & Mike, with good suggestions & drinks... will definitely be returning

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Rainy
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome
Great eggs Benedict, French toast, avocado toast and waffle!
We’ll definitely be back for more!

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MariamN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was fabulous!!! Thanks!

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vipJRM44
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant patio dining, proper safety practices, varied interesting menu, excellent service. The mussels bouillabaisse with shrimp and lobster meat was a very generous portion of all the shellfish, and the frites were a fine example of Belgian frites mayonnaise. We’ll be back next time we’re in the area.

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vipMart
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating. Delicious food and friendly service.

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vipKempster
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They did a very nice job with outside dining. Tables properly spaced and all wore masks.

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GinaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with my sister. This is our new monthly spot. Food was amazing, drinks delish, and outdoor seating dreamy. A beautiful day! Can’t wait to go back. Everything dish was yummy!

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 2223 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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