Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.5
537 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House is a family-owned restaurant serving fresh seafood and steak in Roslyn, New York. This restaurant has been family run for three generations by the Scheiner family. Everything in the kitchen is still made from scratch, from the dressings and sauces to the nut bread, the delicious soups and the decadent deserts.

Inside, The Jolly Fisherman's white tablecloths, blue glass highlights and stonework fireplace give the restaurant a refined yet welcoming atmosphere. The giant bay windows let in tons of sunlight and show a gorgeous view of the Roslyn Pond area. If you are not hungry, the Jolly Fisherman has a welcoming, fully-stocked bar, complete with a fantastic wine list, perfect for sitting with friends and sharing a bottle.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 537 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBari
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There have been changes post pandemic, most notably the menu. It’s been scaled down significantly, but still adequate. Valet parking no longer exists at lunch time.
The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. The restaurant is still charming and remains a good value.

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MarilynF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipMaureenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious, served by our attentive and friendly waitress. Usually order takeout from here, snd every meal is wonderful.

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vipLillyG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was really good.

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vipGCgirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

grew up going to this restaurant. service outstanding. entrée very good. sides uneventful. two different decors on main floor either: modern décor nice. bar and back room nostalgic. lower level feels like funeral parlor and smells like bleach and fish. TOO EXPENSIVE NOW. 10 or 20 dollars more than it should be. Many other places to choose from. I'm sorry.

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vipKiki
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I was very disappointed with the tuna in peanut sauce with noodles. It was a $44 dish that was just cold noodles with a few raw peanuts and soy sauce poured on top. The tuna was just okay. We usually have much better prepared food there. I was surprised with this flop of a dish.

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vipGreatBreakfast
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Expensive but so is everything else in area. The food really was just so-so. I had some sort of fried fish and there was oil running on my plate. The underside of the fish was so soggy with oil that I couldn’t eat it. I will likely not go back there.

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vipMAC1
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is safe with distancing between tables. My food was a little bland. A little pricey. View of pond is great.

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BrittanyB
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELISHHHHH I absolutely am going back again, and the waiters were so so kind and wonderful!

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vipLipster
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Jolly Fisherman is always a good experience. As all restaurants in Roslyn the food is a little pricey but good. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Francisco is a terrific server. He is affable and very professional. They are lucky to have such a good person.

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kathryn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent!Steak cooked perfect medium and lobster my husband had was steamed and delish. Comes with choice of potato and vegetable of day(most places are ala carte).Steamers were good size and not sandy.They are following covid protocols and felt safe.One day want to go in afternoon for their complete luncheon special.Banana cream pie was excellant too!

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vipMarkeyP
Yosemite
11 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpentablevip
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always! Delicious food, impeccable service.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and the best steak and seafood! Professional, friendly and amazingly clean and covid safe. Not surprising as JF has been one of my favorites for 30+ years!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at this place is absolutely amazing! The shrimp cocktail was by far the largest I ever had! The cornbread muffins are delectable not too sweet but very fresh and tasty I had the chicken Marsala it was soft and flavorful with a nice amount of mushrooms the broccoli was seasoned and extremely fresh the whole ensemble was superb would definitely recommend this place to anyone that would like a great dining experience

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DavidC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant overall was great. Me and wife enjoyed the bread, French onion soup, and main course.

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VeronicaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was beautiful. The restaurant and food were great. The staff is very attentive and so friendly. My family and I loved it. I can't wait to go back.

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Joeb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fish and shell fish items were out of this world. So fresh

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vipWhere2eat
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great waiter. Great cocktails. Yummy lobster and oysters great table and view. Loved our valentines lunch!!

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vipSandroB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual

SG
SamiG
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food. Money well spent. Would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We love this place, it’s been a great experience at all times!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They’re pre fixe lunch special is phenomenal. Delicious & such a value. Service was very attentive. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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LynnMichele76
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent! The food was stellar. Everything made fresh in house. Started with nut bread and cornbread along side fresh vegetable plate with homemade garlic dip. Baked little neck clams that were flavorful crisp on top but kept the integrity of the sweet clam. The crab cakes left nothing to be desired they were perfectly crunchy on the outside filled with a balance of seasoning and fresh lump crab nestled on a remoulade and a bed of kidney beans. Yup I said kidney beans. It’s was different enough to be unique but not too busy where it took away from the main event Clam chowder and all soups come in a cup. The clam chowder was a classic rendition of a white based New England clam chowder. Clams were tender and present and there wasn’t an overcrowding of potato. The grey sole the Cadillac of soles I had broiled. I know broiled seems blah but if you’ve had broiled seafood else where I can see where you would think that. This fish was super fresh and by having it broiled it highlighted such. Light flaky and delicious we accompanied this dish with their twice baked potato and creamed spinach. Finished the meal with their banana cream pie famous since 1957. Listen I’m not a big pie fan but when someone’s says they’ve been going strong since 1957, I’m intrigued. This pie was a template for what pie should be. The homemade crust was thin buttery flaky and perfectly held this master piece of thinly sliced fresh banana, cream and pudding. Everything we had was executed to the highest standards I could hold in my mind. Their wine list was impressive and I love the fact that they had Silver-oak Cabernet and Opus on their menu. You can purchase the homemade nut bread and/or cornbread to take home. This is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to on Long Island, if not the best! Perfect storm of ambiance, service and excellent food. I tip my hat to the Jolly fisherman and steak house. Well played.

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LizH
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch. The wait staff are clearly professional and experienced. Great experience.

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KatherineV
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tables were socially distanced. Food was delicious. Waitstaff so nice

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining with courteous service. Food was delicious and looking forward to my next visit there.
Looking out on the lake was a plus and a calming experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch special is a great value & so delicious

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good and service is excellent. Always a good experience when we have a meal at the Jolly Fisherman.

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robinjill
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

New Years Eve!
Delicious food /service good except once when wanted waiter was nowhere to be found . Once came over took care of right away .
Price is expensive but food is very good !

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch on New Years Eve was superb! The Jolly Fisherman sets the bar for social distancing!! We were totally relaxed with the setup in their dining room and everyone was masked when serving our food and drinks.

The food was fantastic, as always, and our lunch was the perfect way to end an otherwise dismal year!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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DavidM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service were exceptional! Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. The dessert was even better.

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vipFoodLoversTravel
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our perennial favorites on the North Shore of Long Island. Very consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Great deal for the “luncheon”
Food needs some inspiration

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vipeagle147
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Social distanced. Very safe All items paper. Our waitress Karen was outstanding. Food was awesome. Prices very reasonable. 5 stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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vipRichard
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great quality and gracious hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed every moment of it . It was a calm experience, and everyone was friendly

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vipLynnmar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service from out waiter.

FAQs

Jolly Fisherman & Steak House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 621-0055.

Jolly Fisherman & Steak House is rated 4.5 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.