If you are a fan of mussels, this is the place for you. Waterzooi has been on Franklin Avenue in Garden City for over 10 years now. Their selection of food and specialty beer leans toward Belgian (hence, the name) but their forté is Mussels and Frites. The mussels are always plump, juicy, clean and fresh. You can have them any way you want them: oreganata, white wine and garlic, light tomato broth, fra diavolo, fonduta with a light cheese sauce and ham, paella with shrimp, clams, crawfish, chorizo, chicken & rice, bouillabaisse w/ shrimp and lobster,...and the list goes on. They are brought to your table hot and steaming in a large pot (suitable for sharing (but don't because you will want the leftovers), along with a side of Frites (french fries) and a mayonaise based dipping sauce.
Don't panic if you don't like mussles. They do have an entire menu to choose from. At lunch, they make an excellent burger with different topping selections, delicious salads, and sandwiches like crabcake with tomatoes arugula, avocado & roasted red pepper remoulade, or Belgian BBQ Beef Sliders, even a Sliced Sirloin w/ caramelized onions, gouda on a garlic baguette. At dinner you can get a similar selection of delicacies. Think about their wonderful Raw Bar Le Grande if you're in the mood to splurge (lobster, clams, oyster shooters, lump crab, shrimp cocktail)
This is the place to go if you enjoy seafood, and especially if you love mussles, but go if you do not also. Go with a group and order a few different types. Just don't fight over the leftovers!!
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