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Best Mussels in Nassau County

emmblaze Mar 10, 2007 04:14 PM

Any one have any recommendations for the best mussels in Nassau County, LI??

Thanks a bunch, Em

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    Uappl2me Dec 22, 2007 07:20 AM

    There are two Waterzooi's in Nassau County. I've eaten at both and found the mussels Homard (in a lobster bisque-type sauce) better in the Garden City restaurant vs the Rockville Center restaurant. G.C. is also larger. Whether it's mussels, steak or dessert, Waterzooi is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere, and I travel all over the country for both pleasure and work. It's pricey, but the service is usually quite good, too. In addition, although I don't drink, they have an extensive list of over 100 brands of beer from Belgium, including Frambois, and a large choice of flavored martinis. The desserts are phenomenal.

    Some of the entre's are a bit small and not for the hungry person, but they have a steak that is like butter and big enough for 2 people. The pots of mussels can easilty feed 2-3 people as an entre. They have a variety of mussel pots, such as the Homard, Thai, Oregenata, Provencal, Bouillabaise, Fra Diavalo, etc. There was only one I thought was awful, and that was the one with goat cheese. I usually like goat cheese, but, trust me, it doesn't go well in a pot of mussels!

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    1. re: Uappl2me
      byrd Dec 22, 2007 10:03 AM

      the rockville centre waterzooi is no mas.

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      emmblaze Dec 16, 2007 07:32 PM

      Thanks everyone for your replies. My husband just got back from Iraq (he's in the marine corps) in October and I've been in HI since. We're going back home to visit our families and will definitely give Waterzooii a try and hopefully the other places mentioned. I'm def taking him to Bar Tabac in Brooklyn (my hometown) as well. I heard they have great mussels too but it's a french place so will be a little different then the italian prepartion.

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        sugakc69 Mar 31, 2007 05:38 AM

        I had really good mussels at Sutton Place in Long Beach -- Angry Tomato -- very spicy good. Waterzooi -- over rated

        1. kelvin8r Mar 21, 2007 08:21 PM

          Sage Bistro, Merrick Rd. Bellmore.

          1. rootytootyfreshnfrooty Mar 21, 2007 07:56 PM

            Bistro Citron in the Village of Roslyn.

            1. byrd Mar 13, 2007 05:42 AM

              ... a bunch of belgian brews on tap to quaff it down with and good crusty bread to mop the sauce with...

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                synergy Mar 13, 2007 04:28 AM

                Add my vote to Waterzooii. Consistently the best mussels and frites.

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                  Tresjolie9 Mar 12, 2007 01:58 PM

                  Will third you on Waterzooi in Garden City. My favorite has always been the paella moule pot, bring a friend or two because one feeds about four.

                  Also don't miss the sweet potato gnocci.

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                    magfitz Mar 12, 2007 11:18 AM

                    I would second Waterzooi.

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                      The Turtle Bay Dove Mar 12, 2007 12:46 PM

                      I haven't been in there in probably a year, so outdated information, but my favorite mussels at Waterzooi by far have been those in lobster sauce.

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                        magfitz Mar 12, 2007 02:29 PM

                        I too, like the lobster sauce. But also like the oreganata. sometimes there are too many breadcrumbs but the flavor overall is what I think of when I think of mussels (non-marinara)

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                      Hilary Mar 10, 2007 04:27 PM

                      Waterzooii(maybe only "1" "i") in Garden City has wonderful mussels. You get them by the pot with your choice of sauce on them. Great beers there too! Enjoy!!

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                      1. re: Hilary
                        GCGuy Apr 4, 2007 11:54 AM

                        Waterzooi it is. The mussels with goat cheese are my favorite. Really good place.

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