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Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.5
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486 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 486 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNanchand
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious

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vipdgold606
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Wasn't the greatest outdoor seating

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DianneG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The macadamia nut encrusted salmon was delicious. It was served with roasted Brussels sprouts, potato latkes with cinnamon apple sauce, and fried banana. The different flavors and textures went very well together.

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Trix
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and view were excellent and I was surprised how great the side dishes were,
brussel sprouts and potato pancakes.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Jolly Fisherman never disappoints. The service and the food was outstanding as always. They did not miss a beat with all of the covid restrictions. Very few restaurants measure up in terms of the service, quality and value - it’s not cheap but worth every penny.

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vip4STM
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Been going there since I was a boy
Food is consistent
Great place

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The food was very bland. No flavor at all. The cold seafood appetizer was amazing. Very out dated decor. Staff was very very nice.

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vipVanesssa
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Passed by this place a million times . Delicious food . Will be back

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vip4STM
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a fan of this restaurant for 40 years. The lunch remains a wonderful bargain and the quality of the food is outstanding. They have adjusted the layout of the tables for social distancing and the servers are very careful in their service. Although dinners are not inexpensive the quality more than makes up for the cost. This remains one of my favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Took very long to place our food order, even though it was not crowded. Clams on the half shell were not fresh and our Lobster Dinner was severely overcooked, extremely tough. Waiter never checked on us until we were almost finished with our meal. When server finally asked how everything was, we did say the lobster was overcooked and tough no response.

Most likely will not return

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vipstevek
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I’ve been eating here for 15 years
My plate was full of grease they ran out of stuffed potatoes but never told us just brought baked and said here sorry salads are no longer included nobody told us I would have bought a salad but thought one was coming by the time dessert came my friend who is eating there 40 years looked up from her duck and said I’m never coming back!!!! Same for me !!! It was terrible we just wanted to pay and leave!!! Waste of money and time!!!
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vipJojo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a simply wonderful meal! All around satisfying dining experience.

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vipDavidshoobie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints owner (steve) cares about ALL his customers Thanks SO much for putting the seafood Crepe on the special hopefully it will be there more often

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jamesa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service at Jolly Fisherman. One of the best restaurants around.

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vipmerry
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A return to an old favorite - it didn’t disappoint! Food was excellent! Huge portions! Our cocktail was also delicious! Well worth the money!

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Angie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Can’t wat to go back

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GailC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Dining at this restaurant is not the same since the pandemic. The staff were very nice and appreciative that we came there to eat. We were the only ones in the restaurant for the whole time we were there. It was a Saturday afternoon for lunch and usually they would have been very busy. The food was good but the prices were a bit higher than usual.

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vipObnoxious
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never Again

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vipLola
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed an outstanding meal on what was a very hot evening outdoors, but the quality of the food and service were impeccable. Highly recommend.

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vipBrian
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As you can probably tell we come here often. The food and service are excellent. I had the three pound lobster with the expensive stuffing which I didn't like...I hope that they will survive during these hard times.

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vipBb2eat
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After years of driving by this restaurant we’ve decided to try it for a birthday dinner. Excellent, warm and friendly service. The food plentiful and delicious, complimented by an impressive selection of libations. We enjoyed our dining experience and will surely return in the future.

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vipDoctorDad
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great meal with nice environment and professional wait staff. One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great& service was great.We plan to dine with you in the future.

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Mare
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great as well as the service. Bread basket had a great variety. Waiter was terrific.

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vipalan
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was wonderful. Our waiter was a bit difficult. Very combative and didn’t listen too well but jolly fisherman always delivers a great meal.

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vipBari
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It’s been a classic since as long as I can remember. It remains very much the same, with good food and service — and a scenic view of the pond. Their bread basket is the best anywhere!

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LongIslanddiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hadn't been here in years, but I had a yen for swordfish and Jolly Fisherman didnt disappoint. Starting with a basket of rolls that included their famous date nut bread, and a free bowl of crudites and olives, the whole dinner was delicious with old fashioned professional service. I won't wait so long before coming back again.

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Caryn2Lee
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great meal. The only negative is that they don't honor reservations. We had an 8:00 reservation and we waited at the bar and had a drink. That is fine if you can get a seat. We were seated about 8:40. Many other people were still waiting.

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Janine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and absolutely fantastic service! Very crowded so a little noisy but to be expected with no open tables! Will be back as soon as we can!

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vipwmw322
New York Area
262 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Not a busy Thursday night. Good service. Always reliable for a good meal.

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LindaS220
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service. Been there many times

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vipBirthdayGirl
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We dine with you every week and have noticed things slowly and steadily declining.....what is going on?
For a time there were no celery stalks.... they’re back but the radishes were frozen and there were no green olives. We used to love the pretzel rolls, but they too are no longer available.
This week our waiter was not around much, although the restaurant was far from filled, and we had to wait and wait to order and then for coffee.....
My snapper was subpar, to put it mildly.

This has been disappointing, as we’ve always loved the Jolly Fisherman and have recommended it to so many of our friends.

I hope you can turn things around soon.

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vipHungryPiggy
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Awesome food, nice view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for lunch. Great bread basket. Nice lunch menu. Would go back

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skychris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING..... Everything was so delicious. Amazing service.... this restaurant is definitely a Gem.

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BrianF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day at a very special place to my girlfriend

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vipKenB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been to Jolly Fisherman a few times. They're not a low-end seafood place, so don't be expecting the 'low' quality (and price associated) from Red Lobster here. Don't underestimate the amount of food, either. Each dinner serving comes with 2 side dishes (I got a salad and a twice-baked potato). Jolly also puts down a vegetable bowl and bread on the table. They make some of the best bread around (Mom was looking for more to go!).

It's not your everyday type restaurant, we keep it for special occasions. And will definitely be back again!

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vipmama
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

How can you not love JF? Always consistently good food, and our waiter was really great. Business lunch with 2 out of state colleagues and they were very happy.

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RLWPHD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We were placed in the secondary dining room yet there was adequate room in the more comfortable one. This shouldn’t have happened because I had reserved well in advance and I am a returning patron.

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 486 OpenTable diners.

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