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

4.4
827 Reviews
$30 and under
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 are open for lunch and dinner every day - and on Sundays for our famous brunch. Come see what is here for you.

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NicoleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Mickey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated right away. Service was very good. Always available to provide you with anything you needed before and during dinner. I do have one suggestion. Knowing we are still confronted by the COVID19 virus, it might make sense to put wrapped squares of butter on the table with the bread. We pasted both the bread and the cup of butter around the table thus allowing six people to handle both. Just a suggestion.

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EllenB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere in a perfect location! At the dock in Port Jefferson relax with food or drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Each member of the party barely ate any of their appetizers or entrees. The food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was date night for me so i had a nice quiet and intimate setting with a table overlooking the water

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Mary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to sit there and eat looking out at the marina. The COVID precautions were very good and we felt safe - this was our first time dining out in a year! My only suggestion would be to give a heads up on some of the market prices...we both ordered specials (soft shell crabs and lobster) but my husband’s dinner was twice the price of mine and half the bill. It seemed excessive and was a surprise when we got the bill. Other than that, everyone was lovely.

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KerrinR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I am prefacing with that I understand it’s COVID and staff is limited & the manager was nice enough to reduce our bill, but I am providing feedback so the restaurant can see it & learn from it. They apologized and said they were understaffed & I usually have a wonderful experience here.
- Made reservations, but they don’t apply to outside dining. Regardless it’s COVID & reservations should apply t every area during this crisis.
- Seated right away, but took a while to grab drink orders
- Service was scarce. Long time to check back and refill drinks
- Appetizers were missing but never saw anyone to tell them
- We stacked our own plates and had them waiting to be taken, including our silverware from appetizers
- Meals came out cold & missing 3 side dishes
- No silverware given for the meals, including steak knives. - We were given regular silverware and ate Filet Mignon & flank steak with butter knife
- waitress could not answer the difference between the filet mignon & flank steak
Hoping to share the feedback in detail so the restaurant is aware of this experience. Luckily we live close by and will visit again.

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vipJoeD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and great atmosphere

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing your great experience, we cant wait to see you again!!

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JosephineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maxwell, the server, was awesome. The food and drinks were greet, and the view was very nice.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience, we cant wait to see you again!! We will also share with Max your comments.

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vipBillyjoe
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

It was a sunny Sunday that we hope to enjoy our brunch in this restaurant close to the Port Jefferson Harbor. There was a fixed price lunch under $40 for the choice of one appetizer and one entree together with a tower set of donuts, muffins etc .
First of all, the tower set of donuts etc were stale and not fresh. I ordered the crab cake for appetizer and found the Costco crab cake would be much superior than these two floury cake with no taste. Most of the customers chose the lobster and shrimp roll for entree but the roll was just made with some tasteless popcorn shrimp and tidy lobster pieces stuffed between two piece of burned bread. The complimentary cocktail Bloody Mary come from the bottle mix with no alcohol.
This was a horrible brunch that spoiled our mood for the beautiful Sunday.
We understood the pandemic affected the restaurant but without putting any heart or efforts on the food and drinks, you don’t deserve any positive feedback or support.

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JazminT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great time at brunch! We will definitely be returning.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience, we cant wait to see you again!!

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kmp211
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and beautiful view from our table on the second floor. We will definitely be back.

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HannahA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Wave for a lunch with a very old friend. She wasn't terribly hungry, but I was. And she missed out! My appetizer (tuna tartare) was incredible and the cocktails were wonderful. The view is from the dining room is always amazing too. And our waiter was attentive, but also patient with us. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and delicious place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food not worth the money, location great but ambiance and energy was low

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Frank, was attentive and excellent! The manager came out several times to check on how everything was going. It was an overall great experience and I felt well taken care of during our dining experience. The food was fantastic as well.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating upstairs, we had a beautiful view of Port Jeff Harbor and the sun setting! Everything was perfect!

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you Susan for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First time eating here. And honestly I was very disappointed. It’s a beautiful boutique hotel but the restaurant experience really killed everything. Or main dish tooo about 45 minutes after we were done with our apps to be brought to the table and after waiting all that time to eat, the entrees were brought to our table cold. Very upsetting. The only plus about this experience was that they had live entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Dinning room can use an upgrade. Looked very dated. Food was good but served “warm” not “hot” that is always a turn off.

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PhiljP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very limited menu with no specials on a Saturday night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful evening view of the water

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on February 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! we look forward to dinning with you again!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice brunch. And a great view

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vipFoodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the cover band. Made the evening. Happy they were able to play if only for two hours.

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Foodluver
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful view and ambiance.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was bland and expensive. We had high hopes for great seafood but this place fell short.

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Risi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first visit & I was pleasantly surprised- the ambiance was fun & festive- Katie & DJ our bartenders were attentive & fun! Food & drinks quite nice too.
Looking forward to my next visit.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

dinner was horrible and overpriced....could have gotten better at frozen section from the dollar store

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DrPeterS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious and ample servings, and a beautiful setting.

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LisaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

When we arrived, we were the only table seated. It was our anniversary, so we ordered champagne to celebrate. We love Danfords and we’re excited to go there. My husbands fish & chips were cold when cut into as if it was frozen and reheated or something, which was kind of disappointing. While waiting for his food to be remade, our dinners were cold as we didn’t wish to eat without him.. no one asked if we’d like to have our meals redone too, to enjoy a hot meal all together.. His was remade and was now over cooked. I guess i was just disappointed that no remediation was offered. Not even for the $26 worth of champagne to be on the house. Our bill was just under $200, which we gladly paid understanding that times are tough for restaurants, but my opinion changed on this restaurant as to the freshness of their food and quality of their service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was delicious and the service and view was great

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vipPhyllis
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our daughter at Stony Brook University. Wanted to take her out for a nice meal. This was fabulous from soup to nuts with a lovely view of the water. Expensive but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was awful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked, on Open Table, for a table inside with a water view. That’s exactly what we got. The staff all wore face masks. Everyone was very polite and efficient. The food and cocktails were yummy. The restaurant was full, but the tables were spaced out a bit. Very nice dinner.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on October 25, 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed everything during your visit with us. We try to remain as vigilant as possibly about following all protocols and we're happy its being recognized. Looking forward to serving you again soon.

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Carmeng
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Waitress said the “kitchen had an accident and our ordered sides fell” but we think that she simply forgot and blamed the kitchen for her mishap. She never told the manager that we were complaining about the service so to him everything was new when my husband approached him. Luckily, he was very apologetic and understood how dissatisfied we felt.

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KristineV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Although the grounds and views were outstanding, I didn’t love the food. Actually my biggest complaint is a dirty martini in a rocks glass. Ribeye was n worth the money. The flat iron was so much better.

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vipJosephW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're very happy that we found this wonderful restaurant and that it lived up to our expectations. The host was welcoming and attentive. The settings is undeniably beautiful and definitely adds a very romantic feel.
The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes and made good suggestions.
The food was everything, tasty, well presented and perfect portions.
Can't wait to vist and possibly stay at the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have no complaints. Everyone was nice and service was excellent. Location was great. The price was very reasonable. I would definitely return.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on September 21, 2020

thank you so much Paul for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you soon!

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anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey... But great food, service and atmosphere to dine in... Highly recommend

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. The service was good. Sat right away.

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

Thank you Susan for the great review!

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JosephV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pretty disappointed that the open table reservation for my anniversary dinner did not include outside dining at Wave. Wait time to get table for two would have been an additional hour.

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Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 928-5200 ext. 170.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

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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