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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

) #2 of 111 Restaurants in Garden City $$ - $$$ , European, Seafood
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
+1 516-877-2177
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (207 reviews)
“fries” (51 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite places - Best Mussels and some very interesting and delicious appetizers! Beers are fantastic and braised short ribs incredible! Highly recommend 🎉

Thank jlenzer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plates are $25+ but tons of food and great! It was 4 of us so we ordered to of the mussel pots...paella...the best...lobster roll amazing....lobster mac n cheeses OMG!!!! nothing like ive ever tasted and the ribs...im mean its a seafood restaurant that made amazing...More

Thank Ymvaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the three course special on a weeknight. It was so delicious! We had a party of 7 and everyone (including the teen) loved their food. Not a very kid friendly menu but worth to me.

Thank Joquanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gracious welcome. Reserved asking for quiet table as one of our party is hearing impaired. Last time we were given a booth. This time not. Table against wall and no one on either side. So, we thought okay. Shortly after, Waterzooi filled up and the...More

Thank Dancing2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank daddyblaize
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Walter F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank Diahann C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank architect
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
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Catherine B
I heard there are a couple of nights that are less expensive that other nights. If that is true what nights are they? What is the price difference?
24 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
USD 31 - USD 50
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, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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