LaMotta's Dockside Restaurant

3.4
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30 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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LaMotta's Retaurant is a fun spot that is right by the water! It is thought of as one of the top waterfront destinations to visit in Long Island. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Outside, the views are stunning and there is a tiki bar that patrons can sit at. LaMotta's Restaurant is open for business every day. It serves up both lunch and dinner.

Customers have so many fantastic seafood dishes to order at LaMotta's Restaurant. The chilled little necks on the half shell are very fresh, as is the jumbo lump crab cocktail. On the cooked side, there are lobsters and fried clams. Those who prefer land dishes can order classic beef or turkey burgers to enjoy. Tasty sides include everything from seasoned French fries and onion rings, to roasted Brussels sprouts and linguini.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Phone number
(516) 944-7900
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 30 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.4based on recent ratings
3.3
Food
3.6
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JO
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, food and service. Everything was perfect.

GK
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Great view food disappointing fish was dry a and tasteless

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The restaurant was obviously understaffed, starting with waiting to be seated and having a waiter take our order. We had to ask for bread or rolls, which were rather stale. The waiter was inattentive and took a long time to eventually deliver our order. The food was OK, but it was not a really pleasant dining experience.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We came to LaMotta's to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. I made a reservation requesting a table by the water. There were several tables by the water available and the hostess said they were reserved. That was an immediate strike. The soup my husband ordered was luke warm and tasteless. My Caesars salad was romaine lettuce, croutons, no fresh grated cheese or anchovies. The dressing was mediocre. We ordered the salmon. It was served with the skin on top with the seasonings on top. When you removed the skin you also removed the toppings. It was served on clumpy cold couscous. Not great. My son ordered fish tacos. They arrived fried and tasteless. He said the mangos were not fresh. My husband asked 3 times to get his coffee refilled.
It was very cold in the dining room. There was an outside band and bar. I might recommend older friends to attend and have bar food and drink. It seemed like an active scene. Mostly 60+ men.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service on the patio for dinner (6:30) was really poor/substandard - excuses from a waitress who has been around long enough to know better. A grilled seafood platter for 2 @ $70 was fair, nothing exciting. Drinks were good. The best thing going that evening was mild weather/ nice view.

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We had fun since we went there to see a friend of us playing on a Friday evening. The restaurant is beautiful and right on the water. The food lacked flavor and salt and my crab cakes were burnt. My husband ordered fish tacos which were ok. Burger was fine according to my dad and my mom enjoyed the avocado and burrata bruschetta. Pricey but I guess you pay for the location.

TM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Good place to go for a drink and appetizer but not for dinner. Nice outside seating with lovely view however the food and service is fair at best

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Ambience great Food typical greasy bar food. Would come back for relaxing atmosphere only. They need to offer more than greasy food. Menu very limited. Waitress very nice

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food- nice setting and view. Music was nice also

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal at La Motta's, beautiful day to sit on the deck. Great service and we all loved the Caesar salad with lobster salad, great Titos bloody Marie's as well.

BQ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Generous portions of delicious food
Nice views of the marina
Friendly service

CJ
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Waitress not the nicest of people. Older woman not too happy to be there.
Raw Oysters were good.
Baked Clams the size of a quarter sprinkled with breadcrumbs woohoo.
Linguine and Clams NG! It was more like soup. All it was was chicken broth, very little garlic if any. Mushy pasta
Fish Tacos.
This place is a seafood resturant?
We had sodas with the meal and we only had 1 each at $3 per. Waitress very came to ask if we were good our wanted anything. Oh yeah I had to go to the bar to get parmesan cheese.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We reserved ahead of time, asked for an indoor table, nice view. On our way there we phoned ahead saying we were running 10min late and had 1 extra person. When we got there, on a hot humid day with the heat index over 100 we needed to wait over 10 minutes although there were no other diners. Then we were seated to a 1/2 indoor, 1/2 outdoor table. It was unbearable to stay in that space much less eat there. We tried 2 other tables, both hot, both with bad water views and the 3rd too close to a noise bar. When the heat index is over 100 degrees and someone asks for an indoor table it would be nice if you told them “indoor” means open windows, and lame air conditioning.

LP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant on the water with live music on the weekends, the salmon that I ordered was a bit dry and tasteless, I’ve had better meals in the past. Could have been an off night.
Otherwise, great place to sit back and relax.

P
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Ear splittingly loud. There was supposed to music but all you could hear was load voices. Service substandard. Food ok but not great. This place has so much potential. It’s a real shame

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Food was average

AF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful waterfront location!! We came on our boat and dock staff was quite helpful.
Service was friendly and helpful and food was really great. Delicious fish tacos, steamers and pasta. Perfect spot for a beautiful summer day.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really was a lovely experience...friendly service, wonderful entrees, and not too pricey....will definitely return

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A special treat: Rock Steady back at LaMotta's. So you get great food and great entertainment.

MG
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for an early dinner. We had a table by the open window. It was like being on vacation. Service was great, as was the food. Plan to go back soon.

SO
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Ambience excellent- overlooking marina - quiet- attentive service - have appetizer and sandwiches which are reasonable- but $36 for Salmon entree outrageous- minimal salmon came with some couscous- for $36! Watch carefully $$$$$$$ what you order.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Been going for years. Now redone and with a new menu, the service is still slow and spotty. No matter what, the kitchen is always slow. However, one of the best locations on the Island.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends, while eating great food and listening to fun music, followed by dancing! Couldn't have asked for a better Saturday night!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance. Feels like I am on vacation dining outside on the water. Delicious food from the mussels, clams and calamari to the swordfish and salmon. Yum! Outdoor music and dancing. Sooo much fun!

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service and great view will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were awesome. Had to change my headcount a few times but staff was good about it.

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place for boaters - travel by boat for a great dining experience.

h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

overall experience was great. short suit were cocktails. martini not great, long time for drink to arrive.

RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It may possibly be the worst place I have ever gone too, poor service lousy food mussels with sand in it, weak drinks ,overall a real dud

K
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After the lovely scenery of the water and the boats it was downhill. Service poor, I was served a beer no glass! Had to ask for one. We were served an app to share but they didnt bring small dishes with it. Food average at best. They seem to have NO ONE running this restaurant. Couldn't even get the waitress and the place had only a few tables occupied. Very disappointing....I will never even give it a 2nd chance.