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

4.2
841 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 841 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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UsuallyEasyToPlease
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the restaurant is very nice and right on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

As a frequent customer of the Wave we were very disappointed with the food. Two dishes were cold and had to be sent back.

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JudyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very nice but the drinks were small for the price.

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TamraD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a table inside, the windows were open so we enjoyed the band. We had the breeze, the air conditioning and fans so it was comfortable. The food was good. It had a great vibe and service was outstanding. The only downfall were the fries that came with the fish and chips. We were expecting fresh cut steak fries or homemade chips, instead we definitely got thin cut frozen fries. They tasted ok, but for the price and the reputation of the restaurant, it would have made the dish so much better. Other than that, it a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot.

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vipjoanneW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor our 12 pm reservation and never called to notify us that they decided to have some construction work done thereby closing the kitchen until 1:30 PM. Need I say more?

At the very least a call would be expected, and better making arrangements with a nearby restaurant to absorb their disappointed diners. Never again.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded 6 days ago

Very sorry for your experience. We actually had no power that day due to a transformer exploding in the village. We tried to call everyone as soon as we could. I hope you can understand it was beyond our control and we hope you are able to give us another chance.

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JohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great view, food was just okay. Chips on the tuna poke were stale. Rice on the chicken kebab was hard and the drinks weren’t what they said they were. The Georgia peach had no peach ring and presentation wasn’t what we expected. The band outside was terrible, worse then karaoke.

Expected more from them

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vipBillG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Dined indoors but felt like it was outside with open windows to a great view

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Bibilook
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and view great will definitely revisit

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

One word: AWEFUL

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vipMrhistory
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week. Seated by a window with a view. Limited menu. Appetizers were good with clams, shrimp, and a salad. Fish and chips were the best bet for entree. Overall an ok lunch in a nice setting.

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vipThomasD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. The place is right on the water and was very nice. Although the docks are not open yet to outside dining, it was very nice inside.

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Sovana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got a card from the staff for my birthday that was really sweet. The service was great and the food delicious. Happy to see such attention to detail and the customer

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vipNakedEyes
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My experience was wonderful and service was great. My only feedback is for the chef - my salmon burger was heavily breaded, I didn’t quite taste much of the salmon. I’m hoping this is not usual. I will certainly return for al fresco dining in the summer.

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NicoleB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mickey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
8 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
4 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
New York Area
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
New York Area
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
6 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.

JD
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
2 reviews
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
15 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
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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!!

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kmp211
New York Area
8 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
3 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
3 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
2 reviews
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
New York Area
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
6 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
New York Area
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
4 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
10 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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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 4.2 stars by 841 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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