66 Water Street
66 Water Street
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66 Water Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.66waterstreet.com/
  • Phone: 7186259352
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
    Brunch: Saturday : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bar menu open 12: pm - 10:00 pm
    The Bar is opened Every day until approximately 2 am.
    The UnderWater Lounge is available for all of your private party needs.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Johnathan Lemon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: *NO ROOM RENTAL FEES
    With minimum spend on food & drinks

    Water Street Restaurant & Lounge is an extremely romantic venue on a cobblestone street on the Brooklyn waterfront with the charm of days gone by.

    Three dining rooms on two floors make Water Street Restaurant the perfect location for a variety of events; from an intimate dinner for two; to a Wedding Reception for 150 or a Cocktail Party for 395 special guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: 66 Water Street is the perfect location for parties from up to 395 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Ritchie 7186259352
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the sound of Jazz and Blues while dining with us. We have a complete sound system, including inputs for DJs in our UnderWater Lounge.
  • Special Events: 66 Water Street is the perfect location for your event.
    If you don’t find what you are looking for on our suggested menus, our Executive Chef Jonathan Lemon will customize a special menu just for you and your guests.

    If you are interested in:
    --A formal buffet (stations) Wedding Reception Dinner
    --Cocktail Party Reception
    --Bar / Bat Mitzvah
    --Birthday Parties
    --Bachelor / Bachelorett Party
    --Bridal Shower
    --Engagement Party
    --Fundraisers
    --Sweet 16

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main and Dock Streets
  • Public Transit: The area is well travelled by Yellow and Private Cab Services. The Number 25 Bus line runs on Water Street. The Subways F line (Corner of Jay and York Streets) and the 2/3 at Clark Street and the a/c at High Street... all about an eight minute walk to Water Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking, please read the signs. An underground garage on Main Street (corner of Main and Front Streets), Above ground Garage corner of Front and Dock Streets. Two on Adams Street, one between Front and Water Street and the other corner of York Street.
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66 Water Street reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Went on Mother's Day. The
    EnjoyEatingVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went on Mother's Day. The prixe fix menu was limited [i.e. same price for salad (which didn't contain any meat) or burger]. When we first arrived we were seated in a dark corner by the bar although there were other tables available. I asked to be moved and they accomodated us. The food was good (we ordered burgers and my mom ordered the grilled romaine salad) but nothing out of the ordinary.
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  • Not for Brunch
    SMB74
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food was fair but the most apt description..its a great Bar..if you want to drink or eat at one its the spot
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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  • We were in the DUMBO area
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We were in the DUMBO area at night for a photography group and needed a restaurant to have a quick dinner. The food was great and the service was also very good. We would return.
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  • We went here for brunch for
    Kris
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We went here for brunch for my daughter's 23rd birthday - which also happened to be St. Patrick's Day. The staff was super nice but there were a few bungles with our order. One of our party of 5 had to wait quite a while to get his entree as the order was not put in. There was a fair amount of confusion with regard to who our server was. We had fun but the service did detract from our experience.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Convenient for pre-theater
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Convenient for pre-theater dinner before seeing a play at St. Ann's Warehouse.
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  • It was the perfect setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was the perfect setting for Val day my girlfried loved it
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went here on Valentines day, had a special prefix only menu not a whole lot of options but everything was absolutely delicious (you could tell the chef put a LOT of effort into everything served, from presentation to ingridients--great job chef). The staff was the most attentive without bordering on being obtrusive. I've never seen a restaurant staff do such a great job! Kudos to them! Taking evertyhing into consideration, the ambiance, the great staff, and the quality of the food, and how everything came together to make an unforgotable valentines day restaurant experience I would 100% recommend the water street lounge.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dead at the Pre-Theater Hour
    healthlawVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Perhaps they are still recovering from Sandy, or perhaps pre-theater is too early for DUMBO, but Water Street was empty when we ate there on Saturday. Despite a very friendly hostess/server, the food was mediocre pub grub at best. Soup had to be sent back as too salty to eat (they were gracious and took it off the bill with no argument). Scallops/pasta was salty too, but edible. Burger was OK, but nothing to write home about. Dessert choices were minimal so we went to the chocolate shop next door, and enjoyed the best food of the evening. Water Street was pleasant enough to hang out in, and maybe the place comes to life later in the evening. But I would not recommend it for an early pre-theater meal.
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  • The food was very good although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    The food was very good although the menu was limited due to the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. It would have been nice if we had been made aware of that prior to arriving for the dinner. The service was a little spotty which was surprising considering that we were only one of two occupied tables there. An request for "no anchovies" on an order for Caesar's salad was forgotten and, when it was brought to the waitress's attention, she immediately took the salad back to exchange it. Unfortunately, it was obvious that the replacement salad was the same one with the anchovies removed which left the fishy taste. Not good customer service. All in all, though, the meal was enjoyable and I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Brilliant recovery from Sandy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Brilliant recovery from Sandy. Would have given food five stars but not offering full range last week due to storm damage. Can only get better when the full kitchen is back in use. Wonderful service and good range of ales on tap.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • The only reason to go here
    PortiaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The only reason to go here is that there is almost nowhere else in the area.
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  • The food was really tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The food was really tasty and the service excellent! We enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had never been to the Brooklyn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    I had never been to the Brooklyn Heights section before and picked this restaurant based on its web site. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. The night we were there they had a warm peanut butter white chocolate brownie (OK, it wasn't brown) that was fabulous. There is an active bar and it can get a little noisy. We'd certainly return if in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great quirky restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Great quirky restaurant with an interesting menu. Deceptively large yet intimate in feel I see where the chef is going and while he's not there yet he is on e path. Worth a trip. Ask for Danny.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was good, but our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    The food was good, but our server was more concerned with chatting with the manager and other waiters than taking care of us. It took far too long after we were seated for her to stop by our table. It wasn't a busy night, and we waited a good while for our drinks to come out. The food was out quickly however (probably because it was delivered by a runner and not our server).
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  • Don't go here...no way!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Bartenders were inattentive and disinterested . Got a table only to be informed that almost everything we ordered was sold out and that the kitchen was so backed up there would be an indefinite delay in getting whatever was left. We had a show time to make so we just walked out.The service was ridiculous and this place is obviously managed very poorly.A major disappointment and we will never go back and will caution our friends as well.
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  • Great location and the food
    TatesbugVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Great location and the food was beautifully prepared. Not an elegant restaurant, but lots of fun and hip atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great local find under the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Great local find under the Brooklyn Bridge! The added surprise/attraction was a live Jazz Combo! Exquisite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were out of three key
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    They were out of three key entrees by 7:30pm, then took almost 45 minutes to serve appetizers. All the tables were waiting a long time for the food. We would have been fine with waiting, had we received an explanation. Waiter did not manage expectations properly, nor did he do anything to make things better.
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  • Great food & wonderful ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Great food & wonderful ambiance. A little gem in Dumbo...I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The music was so loud and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    The music was so loud and blaring it was hard to talk to the person next to you. Loud 1980's music.
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  • Worth your time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    The shrimp and grits were good. We had to flag our waitress down to get her t bring us a check and dessert but other than that everything was great.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • We had both BBQ rib items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    We had both BBQ rib items - excellent. Red velvet cake -delicious! Servers were very pleasant, courteous and attentive. Casual atmosphere and decor. Would definitely go back!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Disappointed
    BBQ4BkfastVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Being a Southern transplant in Brooklyn, I looked forward to eating at Water St Restaurant, as they billed themselves as 'Soutern food with a twist.' Unfortunately, it seems that much of the food lacked any seasoning or character. My party dined there during the 'Dine In Brooklyn' promotion, and honestly, we were pleasantly surprised that the prix fixe included all items on the menu. Unfortunately, however, they seemed a bit bland. Fried deviled eggs. Sounds good, but didn't really deliver anything interesting. Collards and mashed potatoes bland, as well. The salmon and ribs tasted fine. Dessert was 'chef's choice' and ended up as a Red Velvet Cake. Tasted a bit strange, since they basically dyed a vanilla cake (had not cocoa).
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  • Great service & mouth watering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Great service & mouth watering food at a great price.
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    good for groups
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  • We must have caught them on a bad n
    topshelfnycVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    We must have caught them on a bad night. Food & service were ok, but they were out of almost everything
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  • I really enjoyed the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    I really enjoyed the dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was good. The drink selections could have been better but overall I would definitely recommend the restaurant. I
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • The restaurant most convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    The restaurant most convenient to St. Anne's Warehouse (a two minute walk away) serves an interesting variety of "Southern-Cajun" dishes that even a vegetarian can enjoy. We found the food to be very good, from healthy salads to sinful deserts. The wine list is extremely limited but fair at the price. Service is low-key (positively so) and friendly. On two visits for pre-theatre dinner the place was no more than half-full,
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  • Ehhhh....It will do.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    While the staff is pleasant and attentive, the food was sadly just OK. Having been raised in Atlanta, I know Southern fare. Having lived in New Orleans for six years, I know Creole and Canjun cuisine. The gumbo was acceptable, and I could have found better jambalaya at The Cheesecake Factory. The upside is that it wasn't packed on a Friday night which, if typical, means you can be seated right away and not feel pressured if you want dinner to linger...for the great company, not the food itself.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • For a pub, their southern
    HHellerVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    For a pub, their southern cooking is really good. Sorry St. Ann's Warehouse is moving quite far from Water Street.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We had a party of 10, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    We had a party of 10, food was very good, interesting menu selection, something for every taste but the service, or rather lack thereof, ruined the experience. My husband got up three separate times to track down a server. We are a patient group & having such a good time, perhaps they were short-staffed that day but the restaurant was not very busy so there's no excuse there. Dinner took almost 2.5hrs & that was without dessert because we couldn't wait anymore for service.
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  • We'll be back !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    Service was great! Nice waitress who gave us our meals half off because we waited! Very generous and the Mac and cheese is to die for! I came back two days later Hahaha
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Brooklyn Creole /Cajun Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    If you have the affinity for Creole / Cajun cuisine, place the Water Street Street Restaurant On Your Food Priority List ! "MANDITORY~~~~Shrimp N' Grits"
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the location of Water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    I loved the location of Water Street Restaurant and Lounge, however I was disappointed by how loud it was. I wanted a quiet dinner and was distracted by the volume and closeness of the bar to our table. I ordered a drink that was featured on the menu online, but missing from the restaurant menu. They said they could make it, but the drink was very weak and so I chose a different one, which was also very weak. The mac & cheese and okra was very good, but the turkey meatloaf was dry and not very tasty. The salmon was cooked really well and the mashed potatoes were yummy.
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    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot
    NYCJ
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Truthfully I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but it is a very agreeable place to stop on your way to an event at St. Ann's Warehouse. There's a Cajun theme to the menu, with a couple of variations - satisfying portions, reasonably priced. Quite an extensive, and interesting, cocktail, wine and beer selection.
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  • Devine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    The food was good, but it could have been hotter. However, what made me give this Resturant 5 Star, Outstanding rating is the desert. The chef ( who looks like a teenager) made this DEVINE RedVelvet Pudding!!! OMG to die for! It was the most amazing thing I have every had in my life. We are going back, hopefully he will make this desert again while we are there.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice location and relaxed
    GeofferwokVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Nice location and relaxed dining ambiance near Barge Music. Cool Dumbo neighborhood.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Decent fare with a Southern flair
    stenroVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    I would consider the place a solid good, but not great. Fried devil eggs were prepared well but needed a little more flavor. Their burger which comes with cheddar and bacon is cooked medium-well. It's a nice size burger and the cheese is melted and bacon cooked well. However, the burger is on the verge of dry which could be rectified if cooked to order (medium would be my choice.) The meat could also use a little more flavor (maybe some salt and pepper.) The natural-cut fries are tasty but should be a little crisper. Unfortunately that makes the $14 price tag seem a bit high- more like a $10 burger. The red velvet cake was good- the whipped cream placed on top tasted fresh but seemed a little dense. Service was attentive and good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate