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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527 (Stewart Ave)
+1 516-877-2177
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Albertson, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was very disappointed when I repeatedly warned my server of my food sensitivities and he still managed to ascertain from the chef what I'd been wary of. My meal was entirely refunded and the manager, though gratuitous was inattentive with my situation and barely offered an olive leaf in so much as a gift card. Were I of different... More 

Thank daddyblaize
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a late lunch for my wife's birthday. Lobster salad and crab salad were excellent. I had the Lobster Roll. the best I ever had. A little over priced. My wife had mussels. She loved them. The Crème Brulee was perfect. The waiter was attentive and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Walter F
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our lunch at Waterzooi. Attentive service, great beer menu, lots of menu variety. Best meal we had during our weekend stay in Garden City.

Thank dcshipper
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amex suggested this restaurant and I am so glad I went!! Kudos to Stephanie!! Super helpful and friendly!! Must try the Cucumber Martini...omgggg...the lobster rolls were so meaty!!! The mussels for one are really enough for two...which was great for us!! The atmosphere was comfortable. I don't understand why some people expect restaurants to be quiet...the noise level to me... More 

1 Thank Diahann C
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142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place was jumping on a weekday evening. Very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation. Food is excellent. Had the escargot, and salad. Very good. The mussels and frites were abundant and delicious. Dunked lots of their good bread in the the broth. Dessert was very good. Enjoyed their Palm amber ale. Service was outstanding. Prices were moderate.

1 Thank architect
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is a little chaotic, but the mussels are definitely delicious!!! They make them in a lot of different ways It totally worth!!

1 Thank cristinarizzitelli
new york
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is good, HOWEVER the service is lousy and unprofessional. We were seated at a noisy table near the bar, without enough room for our chairs, so we got bumped by other patrons. I was disgusted when the waiter took my first course fork and put it right not the table, as if I was going to reuse... More 

Thank 4Family4FunNY
Oceanside, New York
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels or fondue, this is the place! We even had my 40th birthday party here a few years ago. We love this restaurant for its food and ambiance.

1 Thank Caryn D
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fun and lovely restaurant with a great menu and everything we ordered was pretty good. If you love mussels, this is your place. But they have plenty of other things. Our waitress wasn't sure she was in a good mood but the drinks were good so we just ignored it. The restaurant is very loud but fun.... More 

Thank Sheryl W
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The mussel pot was the best I've ever had. The only problem is you keep on ordering bread. You don't want to miss a drop of the broth.

1 Thank tompaelworthy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Belgian, European, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
    (Stewart Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Within walking distance of the LIRR Garden City train station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Garden City
  • Phone Number: +1 516-877-2177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?