Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.6
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465 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.


What 465 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDoctorDad
New York Area
225 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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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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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
24 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
68 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
16 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.

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BarbaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice service. Great waiter. Nice cocktail. Taken on time . Very nice experience over all

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vipAllysonM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been here so many times, and we have never been disappointed! The food is always great, the service is top notch, we really just enjoy the entire experience each time we are here.

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vipaccidentalreviewer
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've been going to the Jolly Fisherman for over 50 years. The food is consistently good...dinner is very expensive, prix fixe lunch is very reasonable.

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victoriae
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to the Jolly Fisherman for years and it is always wonderful! Best seafood around.

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2fromlongisland
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a perfect special occasion restaurant. It is pretty, the food is delicious and the service is attentive without being cloying. Dinner portions are generous. I always bring home leftovers. A lovely bread basket, crudités and dip are provided along with two large sides. The fish is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Reservations are honored. I have been there many times and never been disappointed.

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vipCleanplate
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, a great dinner. Our group had steak, salmon and scallops and all the meals were great. Great service. The cost was somewhat pricey.

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vipkents
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent and reliable. Lunch is a good value with varied selections.

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vipGoldon
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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Tsensei
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great h”hot lunch” place. Both regular and set menu. Great selection at reasonable prices. Pretty setting. Relaxed atmosphere and we weren’t rushed!

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vipBonnie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Consistently good service and menu

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JosephS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food fantastic. At the pricing level they services should be first class, this visit the service was poor. Other times first class. Could be where we we’re sitting,

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vipKimchi2
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always! Cannot go wrong with the duck.
Caesar salad perfect. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.
Will def return.

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vipFoodLoversTravel
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to The Jolly Fisherman for only about six months, but it has become our “go to “ restaurant for a date meal, a great night with great food and service.

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vipbevcow
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Too bad they were out of oysters. Very disappointing.

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tmusto
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It really wound up being a last resort being from the south shore. Waited till the last minute to book something. Anyway, we were very happy with our Christmas Eve dinner all around. I would definitely recommend.

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vipBrian
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Excellent Service what else can you ask for?

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Philcsag1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There are very few moderately priced dining venues left that , have great food , good service, and CLOTH table cloths. The little things like that say a lot.

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vipKaren
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent lobsters and salad
Drinks weak
Service spotty

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vipscotth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Lackluster service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very reliable, excellent seafood. Great breads and side dishes as well. Perfect dining spot for lunch or dinner with good conversation and family parties feel festive in separate rooms. Consistently excellent service and everyone leaves happy and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was AMAZING. I want to tell you that We have NEVER had a better waiter as Byron..extremely polite professional and attentive...This young man is an asset to your establishment

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 4.6 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

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