Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

4.5
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422 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.


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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Went to Jolly two weeks in a row. This past visit for a 5pm reservation, the restaurant was EMPTY and we asked for a different table, the manager was EXTREMELY rude with an attitude problem. Food was good. Waiter was sweet but forgot two of our items and was forgetful. Wish it was a better experience.

F
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We received the wrong salad which was corrected by the server. The bread basket was delicious. The main entree I received was also incorrect. I ordered a shrimp saute and received shrimp francese. The manager corrected the mistake and I requested broiled shrimp which was adequate but quite bland. My husband did enjoy his scallops though. It was on the pricey side as well. Would not return.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently Grade A Dinning experience. Always enjoy coming back as the food quality is very high.

C
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredibly professional and we did not feel rushed and enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking pond. Lobster was prepared perfectly and very delicious. A classic restaurant and we always enjoy our visit!

EW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nantucket bay scallops are finally in season. This was the worst Peconic Bay scallop season harvest in over a decade due to an inexplicable scallop die off. However, these are delicious and I've already eaten a bunch. Get them before they're gone... In my opinion, nobody in this area prepares them better than Jolly Fisherman.

RS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great seafood, pasta and steak. All 4 diners, my wife, Ro ,myself and good friends Al and Laureen loved their meals. Waiter service was excellent. Valet parking was efficient and restaurant location was perfect.
I received a gift certificate to this restaurant from a friend for my wedding this past June. I lost the gift certificate and kudos to the restaurant for replacing it quickly and effortlessly.
I recommend to all the Jolly Fisherman. It was a great dining experience.

OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is always fresh and delicious

FA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time dining with my family we were greeted right away as soon as we walked in we had a reservation and was seated on a dot. We enjoyed everything!

M
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a disappointment when I eat here. Everything was excellent from the table to the food to the wait staff. Kudos to the kitchen staff

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Food is consistently good and fresh.
Service is fast and efficient.
An incorrect side dish was quickly corrected.
However, not only were we not seated at the requested table but we were seated in a different room.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious, lovely scene outside the windows. service excellent

j
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to the Jolly fisherman for over 40 plus years. I have always received a great meal, a complete meal and the service has always been top notch. I will be back and very soon.

SM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Well thehostess was rude and had wet hair not very becoming.is a place where seniors mainly go and bathroom down stairs way to many steps for someone with a cane.Waiter extremely loud didn’t speak very good English hard to understand and rushed us with the food.The salad the dressing way to much dressing almost soaking in the dish there must have been sale on tomatoes the salad had very little lettuce and a plate of tomatoes which I hate tomatoes the entrees were good but the ahi tuna has so much sauce in the dish was not good we made the waiter pour the dressing out.brocille under cooked water took back came out rubbery we noticed most of the plates served they didn’t eat the broccoli ice cream Sunday had almost no ice cream more fudge and whipped cream my parents always went there so we took my mom for her birthday was disappointed the $$$$ was ridiculous last time for us.also owner should look at reviews more negative the possitives and change what people complain about looks like same things

BB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We have been customers for many years. The food at our last dinner was ok. The lobster tail was rubbery and the fried clams overdone. I was brought another dish of clams. My friend ate his lobster, but the waiter was kind enough to bring melon for dessert as a compensation

R
New England
51 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat for our first time on LI - we would definitely return. Note - servings are large, two people could easily share an entrée for a $7 slip charge.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Birthday request - haven’t been I over 30 years nice evening good to reminisce

BG
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love dining at The Jolly Fisherman!

S
Charleston
84 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Food superb! Graf location.”

l
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch ....food is delicious and expertly served.
Consistently great.

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 1st visit in several years and this experience has reminded us why we fell in love with this place. The food of course was wonderful but what will keep us coming back(more often) is the service. The host and hostess that greeted us were so welcoming and kind, really how all hosts should be. The waitstaff also was superb. We can't wait to return.

K
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Started w a fly in my drink
Daughters drink was all vodka and no soda as asked
2lb lobsters were ordered broiled males
Got females
Sent back
Received a “male” which was 3/4 green inside leaving a large portion inedible
Salmon ok
Desserts ok
But $350 for the meal of 4 is unacceptable
We will go elsewhere even though it was crowded
Disappointed

b
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The old Jolly Fisherman was much better.
Liver was undercooked, swordfish was overcooked and dry, and the fried fisherman's platter which my husband always ordered was much smaller than it used to be.
Also no more deep dish pies with ice cream which had to ordered in advance. They were wonderful.
Very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always a great meal

AB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You get your money's worth. Great food, great customer service and beautiful location.

J
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food quality was very good as well as service
Food was served too quickly
Some slowdown would be welcome so I don't want to be rushed with one course quickly following another so table can be available.
Came to enjoy dinner with friends
I would nor overstay

p
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service , and overall experience was very good. The people that I know that had gone restaurant felt the same. The only thing that I didn't care for was the espresso that I had. It was decaf, and it was very strong more like mud.

FL
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is great as usual. It is t he best seafood restaurant in the Glen Cove/Roslyn/North Shore Long Island area. It never disappoints.

RS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Disappointing. After ordering, the only time we saw our waiter was when each course was brought out. He never stopped by to check on us to see if we needed another drink or refill our water. The food was bland- not worth the money.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet friends for lunch.

JA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT AS ALWAYS....KUDOS TO OUR WAITRESS KAREN TOO....OUTSTANDING!

a
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food here. Always a great meal.

g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Been eating here for more that 40 years. It's fading. Portions are smaller; prices are higher. Quality is declining. Very sad to see.

k
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The service and setting is wonderful. The bread basket is great with mini corn bread tops and walnut bread. The shellfish, unfortunately is very overcooked. I had a lobster roll which had a fair amount of lobster but was dry because it was overcooked and had very little dressing. My husband had a cold seafood platter with two large and good oysters, decent crab meat, but very overdone shrimp and overdone lobster meat. We mentioned this to the Maitre 'd who stopped by our table but he didn't seem very concerned. The banana cream pie we shared for dessert was delicious. They seem to cater to a "senior" crowd, at least for lunch. Though we belong in that category, I don't think we will be back any time soon.

l
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrate our Anniversary at this restaurant because it’s where were married. It’s consistently good.

MI
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Have not been to the restaurant in many years and was convinced to try it by a neighbor who raved about it.
With so many better seafood restaurants in the area (Limani and Kyma to name 2) about the only reason to go is for fried seafood (shrimp, clams, etc.). But the fried Ipswich clams I had were somewhat soggy. Portion size large and since it comes with a good house salad and potato the price is not out of line with other restaurants. But it seems that a la carte is not offered and to avoid overeating my wife had just steamers (so-so) and shared salad and potato with me.
Dining room nicer than I remembered (I assume it has been redone over the years). About 2/3 filled at 7:00 p.m. so not overly noisy.
Overall an average dining experience; one not worth any travel for.

VI
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never ceases to impress. Impeccable service, great food

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end a completely enjoyable evening.
Food and service were excellent.
A very good value.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. An amazing experience.

DP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent.