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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good list of craft beers, but not cheap($9~$12 for 10 oz). Happy hour(Before 7:00PM) oyster on shell is fresh and good price. 12 different mussel pots with chopped lobster meats and tiny shrimps are their main attractions, but aren't amazing as it should be (Chopped lobster meats are small and tasteless,but mussels are fresh and enough for 2 people). Rack... More 

Thank hyjsu
Woodmere, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed a wonderful salad with crab and 2 different mussel pots, one with added shrimp, all wonderful. One pot was probably enough for 2 but we couldn't resist trying 2 kinds. There are great beer selections also drinks and wines. It isn't at all like other dining experiences; unique mussel choices.

Thank peggyvb
New Hartford, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know from Belgian....but the piece de resistance here are the mussels.. A huge number of them prepared about 12 different ways! Delicious, served in a large covered bowl with kept them hot till the last one was gone! Of course there is a huge menu with many different options. But you really should eat the mussels here! Seating... More 

Thank NYBob6
Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom loves mussels and we decided to try here for lunch. I got the duck confit salad and my mom got a salad appetizer. The duck in my salad was very tasty and the dressing was tangy. I got the farmers ale mussel pot and my mom got the spicy Mediterranean. My broth was a cream with smoked bacon... More 

Thank Mariel D
Huntington, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going here for great mussels...served different ways and super great fries with terrific garlic mayo to dip them in. There are other items on the menu, but mussels and fries are outstanding. This is a very noisy place, prices are not reasonable, tables are squeezed in together, but we have good food and lots of fun when we... More 

Thank marie s
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, well the place was really busy. It was Friday happy hour after all. The bar staff seemed a little overwhelmed, but we got our drinks in a timely manner. I think I may have been comped, so hence the high rating.

Thank ThatGuyTony
Merrick, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Waterzooi is a large attractive restaurant and a fun place to eat. The friendly service augmented the pretty good food. The wine list was interesting and fairly priced. The oysters were very good and served nicely with many choices of type. The burgers were well prepared and huge. This is a nice weekday night place as I imagine weekends are... More 

Thank Robert K
New Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I dined at Waterzooi at least a dozen times. We absolutely love their mussels. Montrachet are our favourite, but all of them a very tasty. The fries are great too, crunchy and not greasy and come with delicious garlic mayo. The issue that I have is that they squeezed too many tables into the dining room. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here to dine almost every year and I am never disappointed. We were here last (Tuesday) night for dinner. Apparently, Waterzooi has a Tuesday Lunch & Dinner Special. A three course meal for $29.95 person plus tax. This is a great deal. If you can't make it on a Tuesday, come in any night (I would call... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

On Sunday's waterzooi offers a 3 course price fixed dinner. Best place I have even been for mussels. I also enjoy the French fries that come with the mussels and a chocolate desert. It is always crowded. You can make reservations on open table

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?