Sea Basin Restaurant

4.3
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324 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Sea Basin Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1980. When owner and chef, Hasan ("Spiro") Karachopan, opened the Sea Basin Restaurant in Rocky Point, New York, it originally served roughly 40 people. In 1984, Spiro expanded the Sea Basin and increased its serving capacity to 100 people. In 1987, the Sea Basin once again underwent major construction.

This time, Spiro built an upstairs dining room, where he caters private parties to up to 80 people. Throughout the last ten years, Spiro has constantly renovated and improved the interior and exterior of his establishment.
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JK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice linen tablecloth, service was prompt but never rushed. There were 6 of us and we all had a variety of dishes. Everyone from a 10 year old to 70's were highly pleased. We will go back soon.

PS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the freshest fish and seafood. The service is always friendly and professional.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The service was good but slow. They could have used more help.

JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is very good the service was very good. Nice place the only problem I had was the booths need upgrading they are very uncomfortable. The cushions dip so you feel like your always sliding yourself from one side to the next. The tables are very comfortable and the booths in the bar area are ok. I really like the place so I go with hopes of getting a comfortable seat.

AS
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I can't recommend this restaurant. The baked clams appetizer was all bread crumbs, very little clam. The lasagna was loaded with way too much cheese. The shrimp and artichoke pasta was very disappointing. The shrimp had a coating that was sweet but pasta sauce was lemony, ugh! The wine was good.

LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food had no seasoning in each entree as well as appetizer. Caesar salad was awful limp wet lettuce used.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great Early Bird menu & price! Service was super, not rushed at all.

g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first time to Sea Basin, and we really lucked out! It Sunday night and they have a great three course diner on Sunday nights. The choices were top notch, as were the quality of the food and the price. I will be back again because I want to try out the rest of the menu!

RA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been coming here for many years and the quality of the food and service are always tops. They have a broad menu selection that will satisfy most anyone's tastes and the portions are more than enough. I usually get one of their specials which vary over time, but are always good. I'm never disappointed at Sea Basin.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and good value

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We had broiled shrimp . We had the same meal the week before it was great . But this week it was swimming in garlic & butter to much . The week befor it plated with out al that . Was much better week before

D
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Restaurant was extremely hot. Ruined our birthday celebration

HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Everything was great. Wait staff seemed to be overwhelmed and service was a bit slow but they were all working as a team so I was ok with being patient.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful menu and friendly atmosphere

D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was as expected, very good with nice-size portions. Can always depend on Sea Basin’s food, value and service. However, the air conditioning was not working so we were warm/uncomfortable and non repairs until the next day.

LD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I haven’t been there in years but it’s as good as it used to be! It’s a great place to eat

KM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! Always fresh and great food and nice atmosphere.

SD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten here before and the food is consitently good. The waitress was very sweet, came back to check to see if all was OK and to fill water glasses, etc. Service was excellent, we were seated promptly and served within a reasonable amount of time once we had decided what we wanted. We were not rushed at all, lunch lasted about 2 1/2 hours. I love this place, It has excellent food and service. The restaurant is clean and tidy. Would and have suggested this place to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress was so friendly and accommodating. I think her name was Dina. The mussels marinara were excellent! My entree was not so good. The bass was really tough and over cooked. My Martini seemed watery. The ambience was reminiscent of an old Catskills hotel restaurant. A little musty. I wouldn’t go back. Except for MAYBE the mussels marinara.

JW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Very outdated decor. Restaurant needs to be brought into the 21st century. Food is meh. Way overpriced, mediocre food.

AM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Sea Basin is my favorite seafood restaurant on Long Island. The food is always guaranteed to be fabulous. This tastefully decorated restaurant maintains a calming atmosphere, even when it is full to capacity. I frequently take out of town guests there and everyone has always been very satisfied. All dishes, whether fish, meat or vegetarian are the best around.

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Dina was a very nice and courteous waitress!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I hate to say this because I love the restaurant and our server was a sweetheart but...something was wrong with the butter. Tasted burnt or dare I say rancid causing any issue with everyone’s food. One of us only used lemon and the food was out of this world. But I’ve never experienced this. I kept thinking I smell or taste burnt marshmallows and yes it sounds insane. But we finally figured out it was the butter. I had a lobster so butter is important. The others had broiled seafood platters. Ditto the butter. It just ruined our father’s day meal though we still had a wonderful time and our server Melanie was a doll.

CJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great meal and good drinks. Will return with friends.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite Restaurant when I want to relax and have a conversation with friends.

L
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing I don’t like is the name. I understand that a basin is a sea related term but it just makes me think of the other connotation of the word! Lol!

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal and service; excellent value and variety. We will definitely return.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful, as always.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been going to the Sea Basin for over 20 years and the service and food have always been exceptional. The place is always immaculate and just keeps getting better each time we go. I recommend the Sea Basin to everyone.

C
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food..accomadated 10 of us..and they were very attentive

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food and service were good. Always a good choice for the value!

WS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only problem was that we didn’t realize it was a fixed menu, so my Mother-In-Law couldn’t get her favorite dish (& the reason she wanted to go there). But we all found something to eat & it was wonderful. The serving size was so big we even took home leftovers.

JR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Server was slow and not attentive. Either she was new or just didn’t care about her service. No music in the back area where we were seated. Food was just ok, nothing to come back for. Then I had a $100 Amex gift card I wanted to use and the server said I could not use it. She should have asked for help. Will not be going back. Nothing to see here.

MM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Can’t wait to go back again.

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pricey for the quality of the food, which was fine, but nothing special, although in large portions. Considering it was Mother's Day, however, and quite busy, the service was good. That said, I am not inclined to return.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great dinner. From the time we walked in until the time we left.
The waiters and waitresses were hustlers and all helped each other. Our waitress Amanda was great! Everyone was very friendly.

KM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time that We ate dinner here. I’ve been driving past this place for years and always said we needed to stop in and eat. Finally we tried did and it was excellent. We will definitely be going back.

TT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The hostesses were loud and yelling to each other across the restaurant. The server was in a rush andfud not answer my questions properly. Felt rusted. Food was ok.

PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went for LI Restsurant Week
Promptly seated. service was very good.
Thought the entrees would be cut back.
Pleasantly surprised by the generous size of the portions. Lobster tail and strip steak were perfectly prepared.
Will visit again.

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