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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
+1 516-877-2177
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“mussels” (206 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Belgian, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Waterzooi's is one of my favorite restaurants in Garden City. I live in G.C. and frequently have dinner here, if you want to have some of the best mussels ever, you must try this place. In fact everything on the menu is great, you won't...More

Thank witchcraft724
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The portions are huge so feel no shame in sharing! Taking my own advice I shared the delicious burrata starter and a pot of mussels in lobster cream sauce, yum! The mussels were delicious and the pot was huge. The sauce was very rich and...More

Thank TinksEyeView
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Cool place that has outdoor seating and indoor seating. We were here for happy hour and happy hour has one dollar oysters and mussels and fries for free. After happy hour we sat down and ate dinner. They have muscle pot with a bunch of...More

1  Thank JQCRica
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Food was great and the staff were nice and patient. Food took a little longer between appetizer and main course. But I understand why this could have happened. It didn't impact our satisfaction overall. It would be nice if they had more diverse brunch special....More

1  Thank Reina B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The mussel pots must be tried, especially the Homard. Their drinks are great - really enjoyed the Hot & Spicy. Oysters are very fresh.

1  Thank mesodoc
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had business in Garden City and visited on work colleagues recommendation. Initially went there to get seafood and changed mind to lollipop Australian lamb chops served medium rare in bed of spinach, feta and orzo. Marry it with a glass of Steelhead Pinot noir and...More

1  Thank SgtHarley
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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