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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
USDA Prime Aged Sirloin, Truffle Watercress Salad, Pommes Frites
Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Maine Lobster, Watercress Salad, Pommes Frites
Toasted Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Grilled Andouille Sausage, English Peas, Montrachet Goat Cheese, Rosemary Cream
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.
Like Belgian beers here. Sitting in the bubbles feels safety.
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.
The food was delicious and Brad was spot on. This is the second trip and both times the meals have been great.
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.
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.
Since outdoor dining is preferable during the pandemic, heaters are needed in order to be comfortable outdoors as the weather is now turning colder.
Ed Davis did a great job adjusting to the COVID SITUATION.
I made a reservation and waited 30 minutes with my date before taking a table in the lobby. Very lame.
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.
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!
Loved the pods. Good very good. Ambiance very nice.
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.
Delicious food and an interesting menu. It was a nice experience.
Everything was good BUT the girl maitre D was curt and seemed to play favorites. Would not go back
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.
Overall a great experience and great food. Only recommendation is for a cleaner outdoor area and tables.
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!
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!
Cold and preferred outdoor seating in back instead of franklin ave disappointed in homard mussel pot something missing for $42.00
No rush and very nice service!
We really enjoyed dining in the bubble on a sunny Saturday afternoon!
Lunch with my daughter
It was like a never ending pot of mussels. Perfect for sharing and just absolutely fresh and delicious.
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.
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.
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!
The food was excellent!
Lovely outdoor space we were celebrating a special birthday with friends and had a very nice night.
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.
Had a great dinner, food was amazing, service was excellent, over all 5 stars I would say
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
Brunch was awesome
Great eggs Benedict, French toast, avocado toast and waffle!
We’ll definitely be back for more!
The food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely recommend.
My birthday dinner was fabulous!!! Thanks!
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.
Pleasant outdoor seating. Delicious food and friendly service.
They did a very nice job with outside dining. Tables properly spaced and all wore masks.
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!
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.