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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

€€ - €€€, European, Seafood
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
+1 516-877-2177
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“mussels” (211 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Belgian, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a party of six foodies. This bistro is a very busy local seafood restaurant specializing in fresh oysters and steamed mussels of many varieties. We had the seaweed salad, lobster mac and cheese, tuna tartare, two types of mussels which were very large...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mussels are delicious. Far too many to not share. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Overall, everyone enjoyed a lovely dining experience. Service was great, too.

Thank 995nancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been here in several years, though I live in the general area. We stopped in for an early dinner today...blown away. We sat on the heated patio....nice and warm and pretty quiet as this is a very bustling place. Mussels, beer, and great...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great muscle pots and delicious fries. I have been her approximately 10 times. Food is very good and they have a vast beer selection.

Thank sbardizbanian
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to come here for along time. I finally tried for restaurant week. The food was better than I expected for a hyped up place. First I want to comment on our waiter Jake. Jake was one of my favorite waiters in...More

Thank KathyLeeny
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fantasic selection of beers, ales, and wine. Most of the staff are well versed in what they offer if you have any questions. It goes without saying that all their mussel pots are on point. The grilled octopus with tomatoes and olives that they had...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I visited Waterzooi with my girlfriend, a cousin and my cousin's husband and we arrived early for a drink at the bar. The bartender was very helpful with a choice of wine and the atmospher was lively, yet tame. We were seated at our leisure...More

Thank jettasback
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife and a few friends have been there a couple of times over the years .And I can report that he food is consistently excellent from the aps to the mains. Don't be foold by the name. The selection is excellent. Beware of the...More

Thank LeeJNY
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I came across this restaurant via social media and the food and reviews looked pretty good so I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. I made a reservation a few days in advance for a Friday night. We were running a little late...More

Thank Kavita C
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Tough to beat the mussels especially during happy hour. We had 3 different bowls and everyone was outstanding (although the one with pineapple was probably the least popular). Lobster BLT was also great and had tons of lobster for a reasonable price.

Thank BoCoMoTiger
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Catherine B
23 August 2015|
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Response from 2BMagellan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, I'm not aware of any "special" price evenings. Each time I've dined there the pricing was consistent (a bit pricey). I would suggest you give them a call to confirm whether or not there are price breaks. If... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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