• Waterzooi is Long Island's only Belgian Bistro, setting the standard for cutting edge food, service and style. The Bistro is always raising the bar with innovative cocktails, artinis, lobal wines and over 130 Belgian beers. The Euro Chic lounge creates a leek and sophisticated atmosphere.
The Lobster bisque was superb. One of the best ever! We split a cheese fondue served with bread and fresh fruit. Also very, very good. We then split the field green salad. It was a perfect size to split-it was filled with crisp field greens, cipollinis (onions), fourme de' ambert(cheese), candid pecans and sliced pears in a creamy horseradish dressing-mmmm!
For the main course, we shared a paella pot- it was filled with mussels (which is the feature entree in this restaurant*), baby shrimp, diced chicken, diced chorizo, diced crawfish and rice in an absolutely delicious saffron broth.
For dessert we ordered the Belgian waffle and the chocolate soufflé. The Belgian waffle was served with fresh strawberries and vanilla gelato it was served warm and fresh. The chocolate soufflé was to die for also served warm with a pistachio gelato and a small cookie. They were both great!!
*The main staple of the menu are there mussels - they are served 12 different ways. There are about 6 other entrees and a special's menu -last night's specials were a pumpkin swordfish (it is a swordfish that is feed only shrimp) and a rack of New Zealand lamb.
The colors on the wall are soothing, The have big round booths - the have long booths (for larger parties) and tables for 2 - 4 or more. The restaurant is clean. The restaurant is LOUD, LOUD, LOUD and even LOUDER. When you enter there is a bar/lounge area which is not as loud as the restaurant.
We were seated right away. We were served our water and bread immediately. Our waiter was friendly as well as the busboys. The service was terrific. The staff does not rush you and they are very attentive from the wait staff to the busboys but the restaurant is loud.
The Lobster bisque was well worth the $8. The taste and portion were just perfect. The fondue was $14 and the salad was $11. I think both were priced fair. The paella was $28…again well worth it. Desserts run from about $6-$11, again for what you’re getting well worth it.
We absolutely loved the food. The taste was fantastic and the value was average to above. The only problem we had was that it took almost the entire drive home before we got the ringing in our ears to stop. I would love to go back soon and often but I will never go back on a Friday or Saturday night.
Truly outstanding food and service. Price right also.
One of the best restaurants that I have ever been in during 30 plus years of frequenting L.I. restaurants.
The paella pot is absolutely amazing! I went with my boyfriend and there was enough food in the pot for 4 people. So if you go, do not order too many appetizers. There is such a variety of seafood, so you are not fighting for the usual small amount of shrimps, mussels, clams that most restaurants offer. There is plenty of seafood in this pot! We highly recommend it. We also had a hazelnut creme brulee and it was fantastic.
The restaurant is beautiful with stained glass artwork spread around the seating area. But if you are looking for a quiet place, then this is definitely not the place for you. It was really loud and at times I could not even hear our own conversation. The seating is really tight and so close that I could easily reach over the table next to us and take a piece of food off of their plate. At one point my boyfriend got out of his seat to use the restroom and nearly almost pushed a lady off of her chair as there was no room to move between seating.
There was only one waiter, I think. Their service was super slow. It took forever for them to return to ask for dessert and forget about the check! Although, there was a water boy who was quick as can be. There was another person who would quickly take your empty plates and put fresh ones for your seafood shells. The bathroom is clean with these great hand dryers that are environmentally friendly.
The price is great. With appetizer, one pot, dessert, coffee and drinks for two people the total was $75. Which is pretty good for a great meal.
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