Waterzooi in Garden City

Waterzooi in Garden City

In the 11 years that Waterzooi has been in business they have been consistently known for a few things. Their beer, mussels and steak frites are among the most notable on Long Island and they are still pushing as strong as ever.


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Open for lunch, brunch (on weekends) and dinner, the front of the house is broken into two distinct sections. The bar/lounge area in the front of the restaurant has two areas for outdoor dining in the warmer weather with tables that flow from outdoors to indoors. The decor will almost have you feeling as though you’re in an underground beer hall with low lighting, handmade glass partitions and textured walls. The beer selection is the largest Belgian selection on the east coast with almost 140 beers available at any given time, with a healthy variety on tap (try our favorite, the Raspberry Frambois).

When you go to Waterzooi, the most popular dish that they’ll recommend is the mussels. Consuming roughly 3,000 pounds per week of mussels (line farmed from Prince Edward Island), there’s a slew of different varieties to choose from. Our personal favorites are the Provencal and the paella, each coming in their own pot and served in large enough portions for two people. The spicy thai with lemongrass, coconut milk and a bit of a bite are also a popular selection. On the side in their own bowl will be served frites (Belgian fries) accompanied by a wonderful seasoned mayo. They’ll do their best to dissuade you from ordering ketchup to dip them in. Mussels aren’t the only dining option either. They have a great shrimp BLT, burgers and steak options as well.


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If dessert is your thing, you might want to try the waffles. Topped with fresh fruit and drizzled with chocolate or raspberry sauce and a healthy helping of whipped cream, these are good enough for a meal in itself. As heavy as the waffles are, we had no problem devouring them, even after our full meal. They were that good.


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography

Waterzooi
850 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-2177
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