Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa

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Seafood
*The Admiral's Deck and West Deck are on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations will be honored. Admiral's Deck and West Deck will be open seasonally, weather permitting.

Dining at Danfords is an experience like no other: one that delights your palate as you soak in the sights of the spectacular Long Island Sound. Perfect for that special celebration or for a treat any day, we're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day - and on Sundays for our famous brunch. Come see what's here for you.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not handicap accessible

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Brett, I'm sorry you didn't have the best experience with us, but to address your concern, our restaurant is handicapped accessible, just not through the main entrance. I hope any future visits with us, if you make us aware that someone in your party has any special needs, we can and will happily accommodate them.

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DR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service were absolutely wonderful. We were there for lunch and will definitely be back.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Debbie! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for brunch to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day! The food and service were both top notch. All of the wait staff were extremely friendly and on their toes with making sure everyone in the restaurant had what they needed. We will definitely be returning for brunch or perhaps another meal in the future!

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! Glad to hear we met all your expectations! Hope to see the Squad soon!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately, I did not have a great experience at Wave Seafood. The main course was good/okay really nothing special and for the high prices was not impressed. The appetizers and cocktails were really good. It was my first time dining here and I will probably not eat here again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor with water view. Great food.

GB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s dinner with my daughter. The room seemed old . The food was nothing special. The device was average.

WP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Had Calamari to start, super solid. Really good spicy tomato sauce to go over perfectly cooked and seasoned calamari. Dinner is where is got interesting. My date and I both had steak (this may have been our mistake). Mine was a little overcooked and hers was the same. Both were tougher than you should get for the price we paid and tasted underseasoned. Spinach and potatoes were good, but once again, not worth the price. Solid venue, especially in the summer, but you're paying for the ambiance, not outstanding food.

LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wave Restaurant never disappoints!! The service was impeccable! The food was impeccable! And as always even in the rain the view is impeccable!

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you so much Linda for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed yourself and hopefully the view will be better. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and the ambiance was amazing.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week. The food was OUTSTANDING. The best I have ever had at Wave. We had a reservation, were seated quickly with a window seat as requested. Service was very prompt and attentive. Atmosphere was wonderful. Will be back.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, service and view.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank You so much for the review!

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food, excellent service and the fastest bartender on Long Island!

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you so much Craig! Hope to see you soon!

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GB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We schedule an annual luncheon for a group of four every year. Its been a tradition and the Wave never disappoints or make us consider moving the event to another restaurant. The food is really good and the menu offers something for everyone. The prix fixe menu is a nice alternative. Our servers have also been exceptional, I believe this year we had Frank, he was outstanding and his amiability and professionalism should be commended. Thank you !

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you so much George for the awesome review! We truly appreciate your business and the kind words about our staff really mean the most. Frank is one of our stellar servers and I'm glad to hear he took such great care of you and your party.

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K
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food, service great

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Second time that the food was mediocre for my group and I. Unfortunately less than impressed and won’t be heading back. We always loved the ambiance here and will probably return for drinks at the bar but not the food.

VR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, price & delicious food. Ambiance is very relaxing as well

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're glad we could make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to seeing you back here soon!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a really lovely meal. We had the good fortune of getting a table near the windows over looking Port Jefferson. Food was fantastic... although the server almost skipped the very excellent specials when she came to take our order... overall, it was a really nice experience. Looking forward to the next time.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my parents 60th anniversary. Excellent table with a harbor view, uncrowded, unrushed, excellent food, quality choices for vegetarians (yay!) and an attentive, accommodating server. A little pricey but it was well worth it. And I'll keep this on top of my list for the Port Jefferson area.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you Michael for such a wonderful review! We're so happy to hear that everyone in your party had a great time. We look forward to serving you again!

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A
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food presentation nice however hamburger cane out. Old
Nice desserts

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent!! I’ll go again

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you Peadar for your wonderful review.

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MF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Excellent restaurant week option and will come back again.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you Mike for the great review. We look forward to dinning with you again!

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for restaurant week. My husband got oysters which he loved. I got the price fixe. I enjoyed my salad, the mashed potatoes and my steak, but it was a bit chewy. The bread pudding for dessert was a favorite among myself and my daughters. I would love to visit this place in the summer when they have outdoor seating and you are overlooking the water. Overall it was a very positive experience.

c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went during restaurant week. I had only been there for a brunch and I definitely enjoyed dinner there more. It was intimate and quiet. We loved it. Food was good It wasn’t great but it was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meals on the LI restaurant week menu. The Gouda mashed potatoes were perfect

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We're glad you and your party enjoyed themselves. We hope to see you back soon.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location great food and service was fantastic

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you Luke! We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a terrific and stellar review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, scrumptious, creative, artful food and outstanding service!

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you Lisa! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you Suzanne! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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K
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food needs to be improved upon. We ordered clams when they arrived they were not shucked properly. The clams were dead!
The crab crustini was bad the crab was off. The shrimp cocktail had no taste.
The fish and chips were delicious.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 12, 2019

I apologize for your experience here and I can assure you we only use the best and freshest seafood around. I sincerely hope you are willing to give us another chance to make it up to you. If there's anything I can do for you, please give me a call at 631-928-5200. -Clayton. Restaurant Manager.

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NS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay at best. Definitely not worth what we spent. There are better restaurants in Port Jefferson for the money.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hello Nicolas, I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations, but I assure you we only use the highest quality products and we aim to please all our guests. I sincerely hope you give us another chance to prove ourselves to you.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One other couple at 11am in the restaurant off the hotel lobby. Facility is adjacent to Port Jefferson ferry landing and is part of a high dollar marina. Guessing it can get busy. Sights from our window table of the landing and marina were excellent. Quiet dinning appreciated. Food was perfect. Service was courteous and timely.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Great, Service great, but if it wasn't for a gift card, i couldn't afford to go. Maybe a little lower price or put on Groupon.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was not busy and our server was terrible. Took 20 minutes from seating to get a drink, 25 minutes to get some cold bread, and 30 minutes to get unimpressive appetizers. Thankfully, the main course came out very well. After the lackluster experience, we skipped dessert and got some treats and coffee across the street.

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place overall. We have been coming to danfords and wave since our wedding night 17 years ago. The food is incredible, the staff friendly and professional and the ambience and scenery are everything you would expect from an upper class establishment.

DB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service waitress did not give us any attention forgot our salad I had a broken glass my soda was in it and when I told them they poured the soda from the broken glass into the new glass what if there was glass still in my soda? Cheep move!!! Food was not good fish salty and fishy steak under cooked also they opened windows and bugs were flying around! We asked for a burger and they would not serve us one because we had to be outside eating? Really? We might as well eaten outside with all the bugs flying around !! I will not be returning! Upsetting because we were celebrating my sisters birthday. They didn’t even make her feel special by singing with us! Expensive for just mediocre food and terrible service! Finally the bathrooms were disgusting!! Before I left I was sure to tell the management. They said they would call house cleaning! Gross!! Shame on this restaurant!!

PC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

steak overcooked. desert-very small portion. fish sandy

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was not warm, almost argumentative. Asked for chicken dish without lettuce of any kind, asked for cooked spinach on side, instead got raw spinach on top, but eventually got the cooked spinach. Just wasn't thrilled with this experience. In times past it was wonderful. Took our boat over with friends who had not eaten there yet. :(

R
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Anthony the food runner did an outstanding job when he restocked everything at brunch.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

This was my second time dinning here and this visit was entirely different than the first. My granddaughter, who is from Colorado and doesn't see to many fresh lobsters, and I both ordered two pound lobsters. I'm not sure how close to two pounds one of the lobsters was, while the other was probably in the neighborhood of three pounds. When there are two people at the table, and they both order the same size lobster, there should not be such disparity when they are brought to the table. I hardly think these were the only two they had left. My granddaughter ordered a side of garlic mashed potatoes, hers came with corn on the cob and red potatoes. I ordered my with no sides and mine also came with red potatoes and corn. There where no seafood forks available and one of the crackers broke on first us, and it was sometime until our waitress was around so that we could get another one. This all could have been overlooked if the lobsters were good. Unfortunately, they were so over cooked and chewy that we left half of them.
We took the ferry over from Bridgeport just to have lunch at the Wave restaurant and it proved to be a big let down.

JJ
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have dined at this restaurant many times but on this particular occasion (which was my birthday), it took 2 hours to get our entrees - and then they weren’t even hot.
We were all very disappointed. Up until this time, we have always enjoyed the food & service at Wave Seafood & Steak but after this experience, we may go elsewhere.

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