Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

Food & Drink
850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Closed All Hours
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91% of 144 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Bistro, Belgian, European, Cafe, Seafood
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Hours
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Tue
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wed-Fri
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Bistro, Belgian, European, Cafe, Seafood
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | a year ago
Amazing place lots of food for your money and very delicious!!! Would definitely go back!!! Their mussels were the best!!
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Report | a year ago
Get there around 4:30 pm for the comp mussels and frites... Garlic mayo to die for !
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Report | 2 years ago
Food is amazing
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent food, although there mussel pot special keeps going up in price. Was $19.99, went up to $24.99, went up again to $27.99. I think that is ridiculous.
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Report | 2 years ago
Must order the Homard Mussels.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great staff and yummy food.
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Report | 2 years ago
Delicious variety of different toppings for mussels. Downside is place is quite noisy even on weekday evening.
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Report | 2 years ago
Make sure you read the fine print on Groupon-could not redeem the night of visit, have to go back again to redeem. Takes 24 hrs. for group on to go through once you present it. Good thing it's a great restaurant and we will go back!
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Report | 2 years ago
Gets crowded and loud because the sound proofing isn't very good in the main dining room.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great food and terrific beer selection!!
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From Our Editors

The mussels are mighty at Waterzooi Belgian Bistro. The Garden City spot has served 2.5 million pounds of them since it opened. Presented in the traditional Belgian style, they're tossed in a pot, dressed with anything from creamy lobster sauce to farmhouse-ale broth, then paired with frites and mayonnaise. There's also an oyster bar with 10 rotating East Coast and West Coast styles—diners could sample the sweet, nutty flavor of Barnstables, or perhaps the clean brine of Hood Canals.

Shellfish are hardly the only star of the menu, though. In keeping with the Belgian inspiration, there are waffles capped with fresh whipped cream during brunch and baguettes sandwiching ham and gruyere on the late-night menu. The bar, of course is stocked with plenty of Belgian-style beers in addition to craft-cocktail supplies. There are ales from five Trappist breweries, bottled brews such as Pauwel Kwak, and even a private-label golden triple infused with champagne for those days you want to wear a ball cap and a top hat.

It's all a sort of temple to Belgian cooking, and appropriately enough, the dining room evokes a really good-smelling chapel. The lights are low, and the banquettes are framed by austere stucco arches inset with colorful panels of stained glass.

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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

This is one of the most popular merchants on Groupon and is highly recommended by customers
Sun
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Tue
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed-Fri
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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