Top 10 restaurants in Hempstead, United States

April 14, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Hempstead is one of the three towns in Nassau County, New York, United States, occupying the southwestern part of the county, in the western half of Long Island. Twenty-two incorporated villages are completely or partially within the town. Hempstead's combined population was 759,757 at the 2010 Census, the majority of the population of the county and by far the most of any town in New York. Also, a village named Hempstead is within the Town.
Things to do in Hempstead

1. Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Belgian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 516-877-2177
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

Reviewed By SaraSaraL1 - New York City, New York

Have recently been back there for weekend brunch and dinner, and the experience is perfection each Tim. The wait staff is attentive and remembers the special requests that we have. They work with the chef to accommodate and they are friendly. Everything from the octopus to the mussels, salads, Mac daddy burger (bacon Mac and cheese on a burger....what's better than that)!!! Raw bar is fresh and delish. Large and well rounded selection of red and white wine by glass and the bottle and great beer selection as well. Excellent experience every time.

2. Bigelow's New England Fried

79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031 Takeout, Parking Available American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner +1 516-678-3878
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Bigelow's New England Fried

Reviewed By JandLfromNY - NY

Bigelow's has been here forever, and is virtually unchanged !
The fried soft-bellied clams are KILLER, the best anywhere. The onion rings and fries are freshly made and perfect. Chowder is wonderful. Service is fast and super attentive with servers asking often if everything is to customer liking.
Not super cheap, but great seafood isn't. Good value can be had by ordering half portions or appetizers which are HUGE.

Ambience is lunch counter, but the seafood is Haut Cuisine.

3. Cafe Baci

1636 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-5253 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 516-832-8888
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Cafe Baci

Reviewed By SRBS - NYC

This is a popular and often crowded restaurant, so we opted to try it on a rainy, cold weekday evening hoping to find it less busy. We were right, and were immediately seated. Servers were quick to come to the table but were rushed and disinterested. Salad was small for the price but main potions were huge. All four of us had a lot to take home. Food was good, but nothing special. The service was what annoyed us the most. Wait staff was in a rush, leaving the table even before they had the orders clear. We had to call them back to get the salad, drinks, etc right. Even the final coffee order was not right (one was brought, not two). The wait staff was rushing to clear the table. At least three or four times the bread basket was lifted and we asked them to leave it. Beer glasses were taken before empty. We felt swarmed upon by staff (2 or 3 around us at once) looking to clear the table and assist in packing up our left overs. (The restaurant was in no way full, and there was no one waiting for our table.) Also, the final bill arrived low on ink with such washed out print that it was difficult to read. We did not want to get our specific servers in trouble by complaining about them, but we do feel that the entire staff should be told to be more attentive to specific requests, and not swarm the table like that!

4. Filomena's Restaurant

1037 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010-2632 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 516-437-4919
Excellent
74%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Filomena's Restaurant

Reviewed By Kevin G - Franklin Square, New York

We have been going to Filomena's restaurant for over 30 years and have never had a disappointing experience. Mario, Frank and company will accommodate your every need and respond positively to any request. We have been there with family and friends and no one has ever complained. An exceptional neighborhood restaurant.

5. Umberto's

633 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-4518 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 516-437-7698
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Umberto's

Reviewed By debp65 - Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Visiting Long Island and wanted some NY pizza, stopped by for a slice!! OMG!! The best pizza ever!! Also had Cesar salad and meatballs, the meatballs were the best I ever had!! The sauce was incredible!!! Service was exceptional!! I love New York pizza and I think I just had the best. You must go and try Umberto’s!! Authentic Italian Food!!!

6. King Umberto

1339 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, NY 11003-1126 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 516-352-8391
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

King Umberto

Reviewed By lejaceman - Garden City, New York

Why? The food is well prepared, consistent, always have new specials to make it interesting, the ingredients are always fresh and the staff makes sure you are well fed. It's always a treat whenever you finest King Umberto's, you feel like royalty because the service is friendly, warm which makes you feel you are dining with family. Old world charm meets new world nuances, oh so delish! The restaurant is divided for the casual pizza side and the fine dining side so you make the choice. If you choose the fine dining side, remember to make your reservations because it does get busy! If you desire old world food made like nana, yes you will find it here and if you want fancy smancy Manhattan-esque flair with excitement, yes this place will rock your culinary expectations. Most of all, you feel satisfied feeling like you really had a great meal. Happy Eating and I'll see you around the table from time to time. Capeche?

7. Crabtrees Restaurant

226 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY 11001-2147 Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 516-326-7769
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Crabtrees Restaurant

Mediterranean/Continental/Restaurant

Reviewed By danfriedmanmd - Miller Place, New York

The village of Floral Park is home to many excellent restaurants, but Crabtrees, who gets its name from The Little Rascals, pleasantly surprised me. The restaurant was elegantly decorated for the holiday season, the bar area was lively but not too loud, and the management and service was superb. But I came here to eat, and eat i did! The food was outstanding. The chicken tenders came with two sauces, and left no annoying aftertaste. The fried mushrooms, calamari, and zucchini were delicious, and the tomato and mozzarella was better than I expected. My tilapia, accompanied by beets, vegetables, and mashed potatoes was delectable! And the steak was perfectly cooked. The carrot cake, apple tart, and chicolate mousse cake were as good as you can get. Don't pass this place up!

8. Thomas's Ham & Eggery Diner

325 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY 11514-2035 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 516-333-3060
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Thomas's Ham & Eggery Diner

Reviewed By ronsF6171VH - Syosset, United States

This is what I'll call a down and BASIC diner! Limited parking. CASH only. Nice service staff. Now the food. The eggs are served in the frying pan. SO WHAT, Customize your ommlette! Or order from the Portuguese style or American style . Have a big appetite!
Not cooked to your ordered specs? send it back . Coffee, very good. Specify what you want. They will make it! and they make it delicious!

9. A & S Bagels

761 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010-4329 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch +1 516-326-9288
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

A & S Bagels

Reviewed By W.H. D - New York

Whenever we are near A&S we have to stop for bagels! "Cash only" is the only challenge here -- the bagels are fresh, tasty, and generous. Love the asiago and everything bagels, especially.

10. Biscuits & Barbeque

106 E 2nd St, Mineola, NY 11501-3505 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 516-493-9797
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Biscuits & Barbeque

Reviewed By HMR52 - Roslyn, New York

Our visit was no less enjoyable than the last. This hole in the wall looking old diner serves some of the best southern style barbeque anywhere in NY. We started with the bisquits and butter, along with fried pickles and some awesome Chile. For entree's 3 in our party couldn't resist a rack of ribs and I chose the melt in your mouth smoked brisket, which had about zero visible fat. If you're lookin for a lean rendition of first cut brisket, try it. Portion is a bit small, but along with the 2 sides, it's enough. Speaking of which, the baked beans with tid-bits of brisket was perfect, as were the 3 huge beer batter onion rings. Cole slaw was fresh. Then, for dessert, we tried portions of banana cream pie and an obligatory helping of pumpkin pie. They were both up with the best I ever tasted. B&B doesn't accept credit cards and doesn't accept reservations, so plan accordingly. And, dress DOWN. Also, they have no liquor license, so BYOB or wine, and I might suggest, as we do, bring your own wine glasses!. Service is professional, but the mastery is evident from what emerges from the kitchen. Ample parking and 3 steps up ad you're in.

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