Pier 95

4.6
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145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Waterside Continental restaurant exploding with Portuguese influences in a romantic setting overlooking the Hudson canal in Freeport, NY.
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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Pier 95 was outstanding. The food and service was impeccable and the beautiful view of the canal made our experience wonderful.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My things time at this restaurant (nice service and ambiance) but unfortunately this time around food was not best quality. We found the calamari, sword fish steak and scallop dishes to be equally chewy rather than soft and easily edible. The couple at table right next to ours had a similar complaint. Would give them another shot. Hopefully food quality improves.

A
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

W
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at Pier 95 often. The ambiance is elegant, the service excellent and the food delicious. Sitting at a table and viewing the marina and the boats is relaxing and adds to the overall experience. If you're looking to escape the summer lunacy on Woodcleft Canal this is the place for you. There is a good wine list, too and
the fish is prepared perfectly.

OT
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We took a break from Pier 95 as we thought the food quality was declining. I think we’ll take another break. I felt as if my fish was doused with butter.

A
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent. Highly recommend

MM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute Restaurant over looking pier...picturesque! My stuffed shrimp was excellent. Celebrated a birthday here!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I would only recommend this restaurant if your server is Jose. This was our 41st wedding anniversary and I was so looking forward to having dinner here. My husband and I have been here several times before for dinner and our server was always Jose. While they are known for slow service, Jose always checked with us if we needed anything or even to clean the crumbs off our table. The server we had on this particular occasion was awful! SHE delivered a pitcher of sangria with 2 glasses, which I did not ask for, I only wanted a glass of sangria. What happened was the person who seated us took our drink order and SHE may have misunderstood the order. Ok, so mistakes happen, however when I told her I only ordered a glass of sangria SHE walked away in a huff. It took her a good 5-6 minutes to return with my wine. Then we waited another 10 minutes for her to finally come back to take our meal order. SHE stands there with pen and pad in hand waiting, no " What would you like?" Or "Good Evening, I am your server." And did not tell us the specials that were offered. I did not even know that there were specials until we finished our dinner and heard another server repeating the specials to the table next to us. SHE never checked to see if we needed anything, at any time during the meal, even though she passed us many times. So we decided to skip dessert, and pay the bill. Before leaving the restaurant, I did inquire if Jose still worked there which he does, it just happened to be his night off. Therefore, next time I will make a reservation requesting Jose as my server. By the way SHE was the only female server there.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, our experience was not very good. People who were seated after us, were waited on before we were. We had to ask for menus, bread plates, drinks... Our server seemed to have too many tables. When our food finally arrived, the seafood was mostly overcooked and the skirt steak was tough. Sadly, we not be returning.

NE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre at best, my girl friend had shrimp stuffed with what was supposed to be crabmeat, don't know what it was. My paella was bland and the piece of lobster was disintegrating like it was previously frozen. Would not go back.

R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent!!!!! The food was also excellent.
When I am back in New York I will definitely go again
I had the Tuna, would order it again

DF
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and choices were excellent. The view of the water was very enjoyable and soothing. Service was spotty. There were desserts but there was no dessert menu.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

DW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant on the water in Freeport. We sat by a window, and spent the next 80 minutes staring at the boats and enjoying a great dinner. The meat and fish paella was wonderful and was too much for one person. The salmon was a generous portion as well and was delicious. Service was great and we look forward to returning soon.

DD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant. Awesome views. Great food and service! Will definitely go back. Told everyone about it.

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was in a professional setting. The food wes excellant, as was the friendly service. We will surely be back.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I will definitely be going back again.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, the service very nice and the atmosphere terrific!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was fair, and the service was horrible. Will never go !

MO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pier 95 was a complete surprise. Our experience with restaurants in Freeport has been touristy, a good view but poor food. Pier 95 has an elegant interior with white tablecloths and shining glassware. The view is of boats moored on the canal and while you are indoors it feels as if you are in the scene. Portuguese is the label for the food served but actually there are seafood and meat dishes available. Warm bread is brought to the table. Our waiter seemed to be in a rush when we first arrived. His service mellowed as the evening went on. The restaurant is small by some standards. 10-12 tables window side and about as many inside as you enter. Scallops, fish pot, lamb, salmon were our dinner choices, all were delicious. Sangria comes in a pitcher … it was delicious too. We will return again.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was fresh & delicious, the service was 5-star, I highly recommend it!

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very noisy but lovely atmosphere and good food.

RD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Teffific thought I was in n Newport highly recommend the restaurant. We will be return guests and have told a lot of folks about the restaurant

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience. Love the ambience and the variety of seafood dishes

LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the meal was delicious: perfectly grilled branzino; the vegetables neither crunchy nor mushy; the crème brûlée light and airy. The waterside location is very relaxing and the sound level was mostly quiet. The prices are reasonable and considering the excellent cuisine, the location and the service, a much better choice than anywhere on the Nautical Mile.

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trips to New York are now less frequent but a visit to Pier 95 is a MUST!We arrived on time and like always we were seated on time.Few Long Island restaurants handle that as well as Pier 95.Our table was
just fine and the noise factor was non-existent.However,the friendliness and efficiency of the staff remains a constant at Pier 95.We had not dined there since last Fall and everyone remembered our name.
In the interest of brevity may I say that the simple Chardonnay and my Sprite was served with equal elegance.We had an Octopus appetizer that was to die-for;and their soups which are always great (I had the Calde Verde) just seemed to be greater than ever.I come from a Portuguese home and the Calde Verde at Pier 95 is amazing.I will say that at home the Calde Verde was never served as aesthetically.
My Jan had one of the Paellas and is still raving about it;wondering how does anyone make Pilaf rice
tastes so out of this World.After many visits to this fine restaurant I had never tried anything but their seafood.This time I had a most wonderful veal chop.Just super!Going to Freeport for great seafood and elegant dining?There is only one place-Pier 95!.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

First and last time!!! Service was horrible. We waited for everything from menus to drinks to main course. We even had to wait for the check!!!
Food was mediocre at best. The only positive was the view!

AI
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined good friends for dinner.
From the cod fish appetizers to the Paella main course to
the flan desert everything and everyone was nothing
short of Outstanding!
Will be back shortly!!!

f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good drinks and fresh seafood.

I
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made our anniversary dinner special. The server was great and the food was well prepared and beautifully served. No rush to get us out after the meal

DV
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was bland. Except for our waiter - every other person who works there was surly. Not a great experience.

MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a delightful and delicious evening.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to dinner for date night with my wife . Waiter was excellent!!! View was great as was the food . Will definitely return !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

t
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our first time at Pier 95 and the food was very good. I recommend the clams casino. It was delicious.
I felt our server was going through the motions and he expected us to pass the food and drinks. He did not come back and ask if we wanted another drink and just rushed us through. We all enjoyed our meals and I would come back but would want a different server.

BW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jose was the best.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Pier 95 many times. I plan to go back many times.

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible. The salad was overdressed. The shrimp were big but fishy. The soup was watery. The risotto was rice and very salty. The fish was a nice portion but salty and not worth it.

SG
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was terrific but the service was slow even though the restaurant was pretty empty.

a
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were on the money so we’re the drinks