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Best Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island

By: Bella Kolin

Are you looking for a new restaurant to try out that has an amazing waterfront view? Well, you’re in luck! There are plenty of options right here on Long Island that offers not only a beautiful view but also a delicious meal. 

In the Village of Babylon, Tres Palms is a good choice for kids and a great option for brunch/lunch. Brunch is offered every Sunday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and this is the perfect time to enjoy the view of the water. Additionally, there are vegetarian options at this restaurant, so there is certainly something for everyone. If you are a big chocolate fan, then this is the place for you! The warm chocolate brownie or Nutella stuffed donut are some of the best desserts on the menu. In order to dine here, reservations are necessary as tables are limited and properly distanced from others. You can make a reservation using this link Tres Palms , or you can use the OpenTable app.

If you’re looking for seafood or Italian restaurant, try Acqua located in Merrick. Acqua is a family-owned restaurant with over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business. Their goal is to combine the perfect scenery with the best authentic Italian food to make customers happy. It’s a great option for graduations, birthdays, and any other special occasion because of its gorgeous water view, elegant menu, and friendly staff. Their delicious Italian desserts include homemade Napoleon cake, signature cannoli, tiramisu, Italian rainbow cake, and much more. For more info, check out the AcQua Restaurant website for their menu or go on their Instagram, @acquamerrick for pictures of the delicious food and pretty water views. 

Want to eat at a place known for its spectacular sunset views? Then Ocean in Bayville is the perfect restaurant for you. They offer sushi, seafood, and incredible desserts. Ecstatic customers say that one of the reasons to dine here is because of the restaurant’s unique architecture, which includes floating sculptures of fish and squids around the dining hall. In order to dine here, you need reservations because they only provide outdoor seating and capacity is limited. Call, book a table using the OpenTable app, or use this Ocean Restaurant link. Don’t forget to check out their Instagram @oceanrestaurant for pictures. Enjoy!

Lastly, the restaurant FatFish, located in Bayshore, is known for overlooking the beautiful Great South Bay. They offer take out, curbside pickup, and ample outdoor seating. This is the ideal restaurant for anyone who enjoys tapas or seafood due to their wide variety of delicious specials. Not only that, but they also include vegetarian and vegan options upon request for people who aren’t a fan of fish and meats. Once you finish eating, you can walk around the village of Bayshore and check out the other things they offer. Their hours can vary, but they open at 11:30 AM every day except Monday. Remember to call or check the FatFish website for reservations and take pictures of the gorgeous view!

Whether you’re looking for brunch, casual, or evening options, these are some of the best and most recommended restaurants to try for a magnificent view of our beautiful waters.

Photos courtesy of Facebook, Fatfish, and Acqua restaurants.