My First Stop For Long Island Restaurant Week Is Waterzooi!

Long Island Restaurant Week has returned! From November 1st to November 8th, 2015. Long Island is offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $27.95 per person at over 150 locations! Some of the restaurants that are participating in this week long celebration are Seasons 52Havana CentralThe Melting Pot, Revel Restaurant & Bar and Novita. I’ve previously dined at these restaurants and they all get my stamp of approval. I recently had a mussel filled three course experience at Waterzooi. They’re famous for their mussels and I can see why.

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Surprisingly, I didn’t even know it was Restaurant Week. I just chose to drive out to Garden City for a slightly different Sunday brunch feel. Walking into Waterlooi I instantly smelled an aroma of seafood and I thought well it’s not my usual chicken waffles with a mimosa brunch but it definitely will do. To my surprise, I was given my menu and saw that it was the kick off of restaurant week. Can you say perfect timing?

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So what do you order at a Belgian bistro? It was my first time and I had no idea. But apparently, mussels and oysters are their expertise so as a food blogger I know the best thing to do at a restaurant is order what they’re known for. As an appetizer I chose the Lobster Croquette and also tasted the Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders. Both were good but not as impressive as my Creole Mussel Pot (Chipotle BBQ, roasted corn and crispy crawfish tails.) Imagine an entire pot of mussels to yourself? The first thing you think is “I’m not going to finish this” but when you dig in you realize that you absolutely must finish it because it’s too good to waste.

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So of course, a three course meal can only be ranked passing if the dessert is a sweet satisfying ending. I should’ve known that it’s a Belgian bistro so duh, of course the dessert would be delightful especially if it includes Belgian chocolate. So what did I order you ask? Belgian chocolate mouse topped with sweet cream of course!

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Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make your reservations today. Tag me on Instagram @simplypamarie I’d love to see your pictures and hear about your Long Island Restaurant Week experience!

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Location: Waterzooi 850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530

Type of Food: Belgian, Oysters and Mussels

Ambiance: Cozy and  Chill

Stars (Out of 5): ***

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